New Generator 240V out instead of 120V

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http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com – I bought a new gasoline 1300W generator from Canadian Tire. It is is described as 120V only. It has two standard 120V outlets on the front panel and no 240V outlet. When started the front panel meter shows about 240 V and my Fluke meter reads 251V. It should be 120V. Obviously something is wrong. What do my esteemed colleagues think? It destroyed a laptop. (Embedded)