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Model ImageModel NameTypeFuelSurge
Watts
Rated
Watts
Runtime
50% (hr)
Panel
Outlets
CARB?Start
Type
Avg.
Stars
Est.
Price
Yamaha EF1000iSinvertergas10009000?(1) 10A 12v
(2) 120v 20A
yespull4.5$800
Ramsond
Sinemate 1500
invertergas10009008(1) 15A 120V
(1) 5A 12V DC
noelectric4$400
Honda EU2000iinvertergas200016000?(1) 20A 125Vnopull0?$1,300
Yamaha EF2000iSinvertergas200016000?(2) 5-20R
(1) 12v DC
yespull4.7$1,000
Champion Power Equipment 73536iinvertergas200017000?(1) 120V
(1) 12V DC
yespull4.3$760
Champion Power Equipment 73531iinvertergas200016000?(2) 120Vyespull5$670
Generac iX2000invertergas220020004.7(2) 5-20R
(1) 12V DC
nopull2.9$590
Hyundai HY2000siinvertergas220020005.5(1) 120V
(1) 12V DC
nopull4$600
Lifan ESI 2000iERinvertergas220020007(2) 120V/20Anoelectric4$665
Yamaha EF2400iSHCinvertergas240020000?(2) 120vAC
(1) 12v DC
yespull4.8$1,300
Honda EU3000iSinvertergas300026000?(1) 20A 125V
(1) 30A 125V
nopull0?$2,600
Yamaha EF3000iSEinvertergas300028000?(2) 120AC
(1) 12v DC
yeselectric4.7$2,100
Powerhouse
PH3100Ri
invertergas310030000?(1) 120V
(1) 5-20R
(1) L5-30R
yeselectric4$1,200
Boliy Pro3600SIE invertergas330030008.3(1) 120v
(1) RV (TT-30R)
noelectric3.9$1,000
Ramsond
Sinemate 3500
invertergas330029009(1) 20A 120V
(1) 30A 120V
(1) 8A 12V
noelectric4.1$900
Lifan ESI 3600iER
invertergas350033007(2) 120V/20A
(1) 120V/30A
(1) 12V/8.3A
noelectric0?$1,000
Yamaha EF4500iSEinvertergas450040000?(2) 120vAC
(1) 120V 30A
yeselectric5$3,400
Lifan ESI 5600iERinvertergas550050009(2) 120VAC
(2) 120V/30A
(1) 12V/8.3A
noelectric5$1,400
Yamaha EF6300iSDEinvertergas630055000?(2) 5-20R
(1) L5-30R
(1) 120/240v
yeselectric4.8$3,700
Champion Power Equipment 42431standardgas1500120010(1) 120Vyespull4.2$260
Champion Power Equipment 42436standardgas1500120010(1) 120Vyespull5$212
All Power America APG3014standardgas200014009(2) 120V
(1) DC 12V
nopull3.4$200
All Power America APG3012standardgas325025008(2) 120V
(1) 12V DC
nopull4.3$280
Champion Power Equipment 76530standardLP3500250010(1) 1(5-20R)
(1)120V Twist
(1) RV (TT-30R)
yespull5$438
All Power America APG3002Sstandardgas350020008(2) AC 120V
(1)12V DC
nopull4.4$380
WEN 56352standardgas3500300011(1) 120V
(1) 120/240V
(1) 12V
nopull4.7$325
ETQ TG32P31standardgas3600320011(2) 120vAC
(1) 120V 30A
nopull4.5$475
Generac LP3250standardLP375032509(2) 5-20R 120V
(1) L14-20R
nopull4.1$629
Powermate
PM0103007 Vx
standardgas3750300011(2) 120v
(1) 120/240v
(1) 12v DC
nopull4.2$351
Champion Power Equipment 46515standardgas4000350012(1) 120V
(1) 120V Twist
(1) RV (TT-30R)
nopull4.4$437
Sportsman
GEN4000LP
standardLP4000325010(2) 120v
(1) 12v DC
nopull3.6$400
Champion Power Equipment 46539standardgas4000350012(1) 120V
(1)120V Twist
(1) RV (TT-30R)
yeselectric4.6$500
Champion Power Equipment 46533standardgas4000350012(1)120V
(1) 120V Twist
(1) RV (TT-30R)
yespull4.4$350
DuroStar DS4000Sstandardgas400033008(2) 120V, 20A
(1) 120V, 30A
nopull4.4$300
Champion Power Equipment 46561standardgas4000350012(1) 120V
(1) 120V Twist
(1) RV (TT-30R)
noelectric4.1$400
DuroMax XP4000Sstandardgas400033008(2) 120V 20A
(1) 120v 30A
nopull4.4$380
Champion Power Equipment 46596standardgas4000350012(1) 120V
(1) 120V Twist
(1) RV (TT-30R)
nopull4.5$350
Power Pro
Technology 56405
standardgas4050325010(2) 120v 20A
(1)120v 30A
nopull4.5$340
Briggs &
Stratton 30466
standardgas437535008(2)120V,20A
(1)120/240v
nopull4$470
DuroMax XP4400Estandardgas440035008(2) 120V, 20A
(1) 120/240V
(1) 12V, 10A
noelectric4$450
DuroMax XP4400standardgas440035008(2) 120V, 20A
(1) 120/240V
(1) 12V, 10A
nopull3.9$420
DuroMax
XP4400E-CA
standardgas440035008(2) 120V, 20A
(1) 120/240V
(1) 12V, 10A
yeselectric4.4$540
DuroStar DS4400standardgas440035008(2) 120V, 20A
(1) 120V/240V
(1)10A 12V
yespull4.7$400
DuroMax XP4400EHstandardLP, gas4400350020(2) 120v 20A
(1) 20v/240v
(1) 12VDC
noelectric4.3$650
Generac XG4000standardgas4500360013(4) 5-20R
(1) 120/240V
nopull4.9$975
DuroMax Elite
MX4500E
standardgas450035008(2) 120vAC
(1) 120/240v
(1) 12v DC
noelectric4$527
Champion Power Equipment 71330standardLP600050008.5(2) 120V
(1) 120V twist
(1)120/240V
yeselectric0?$800
Stanley G5000Sstandardgas6600500024(4) 120v
(1) 240/120V
nopull4.3$720
Westinghouse
WH5500
standardgas6750550014(4) 120V,
(1) 120/240
nopull4.7$654
Champion Power Equipment 41135standardgas6800550011(2) 120V
(1)120/240V
yespull4.4$630
Generac LP5500standardLP687555004.7(1) 120/240V
(2) 120V 20A
yespull0?$800
Honeywell
5500-6036
standardgas687555009(4) 5-20R 120V
(1) 120/240V
nopull4.6$750
Generac GP5500standardgas6875550010(4) 120V
(1) 120/240V
nopull3.5$700
Powerhorse Portable Generator 7000standardgas700055009.5(8) 120V
(1)120V/240V
(1) 12VDC
nopull4.8$630
Sportsman
GEN7000LP
standardLP700060008(4) 120V
(1) 120/240V
(1) 12V DC
noelectric4$1,000
WEN 56682standardgas7000550011(4) 120V
(1) 240/120V
noelectric4.1$750
Hyundai HHD7250standardgas725065008(4) 120VAC
(1) 120/240V
noelectric4.1$1,000
Westinghouse
WH6000
standardgas7500600012(4) 120V
(1) 120/240
nopull4.5$770
Westinghouse
WH6000S
standardgas7500600013(4) 120V
(1) 120/240V
nopull4.8$757
Westinghouse
WH6500E
standardgas8000650013(4) 120V
(1) 120/240V
noelectric4.5$850
Powermate
PM0106507
standardgas812565009(2) 120v
(1) 120/240v
(1) 240v
(1) 12v DC
noelectric5$750
ETQ TG72K12standardgas8250725010.5(2) 120V GFCI
(1) 240V twist
(1) 120V RV
noelectric4$1,000
Powermate
PM0497000.04
standardgas8750700012(4) 120V
(1) 120/240V
nopull4.1$1,100
Briggs &
Stratton 30470
standardgas875070008(4)120vAC
(1) 120v 30A
nopull4.1$900
Westinghouse
WH7500E
standardgas9000750012(4) 5-20R 120V
(1) 120/240V
noelectric4.8$929
Generac 5943
GP7500E
standardgas9375750012(2) 120v 20A
(2) 120/240V
noelectric3.7$1,000
Honeywell
7500E-6039
standardgas937575008(4) 120V
(1) 120/240V
noelectric4.1$1,000
DuroMax XP10000Estandardgas10000800010(2) 120V, 20A
(1) 120V, 30A
(1) 120/240V
(1) 120/240V
(1) 12V, 10A
noelectric4.2$1,000
Generac XG8000Estandardgas10000800010(4) 5-20R
(1) 120/240V
nopull3.8$1,400
Briggs &
Stratton 30471
standardgas1000080008(4) 120VAC
(1) 120V 30A
nopull3.8$1,200
All Power America APGG10000standardgas1000080009(2) 120Vnoelectric4$900
Powermate
PM0601250
standardgas15625125006(4) 120V 20A
(1) 120/240V
(1) 120V 30A
noelectric5$2,200
Generac GP15000Estandardgas225001500010(2) 120V
(2) 120V
(1) 120V 30A
(1) 120/240V
(1) 12VDC
noelectric3.5$2,400

Generac 5735
GP17500E
standardgas262501750010(2) 120V
(2) 120V
(1) 120V 30A
(1) 120/240V
(1) 12VDC
noelectric4.3$2,700

Here’s a description of some of the data labels used in the table:

  • “Type” =  either standard (i.e., conventional generator) or inverter (inverter generator).
  • “Fuel” = either gas (gasoline) and/or LP (liquid propane).
  • “Runtime 50% (hr.)” = # of hours the generator is estimated to run on a full tank at 50% load. Note that the value “0?” means not reported (typically the case for inverters that do not provide runtimes at 50% load).
  • “Panel Outlets” =  the number and type of power outlets the unit is equipped with.
  • “CARB” = whether or not the model is approved for sale in California pursuant to emissions standards promulgated by the California Air Resources Board.
  • “Start Type” = pull (manual) or electric. Note that most electric start models have a manual start as a backup.
  • “Avg. Stars”  = the star ratings (on a 1 – 5 scale) as reported for the unit by Amazon.com. Note that a figure of “0?” under this heading for the model means that no user reviews were available at the time of data collection.
  • “Est. Price” = the approximate price of the unit on the day the data for the respective unit was entered – NOTE that this is just an estimate and the figure reported may reflect discounts that are no longer available. Likewise, the current actual price may be lower than the figure presented on the table. To obtain actual, current pricing on any model – please click on the modle name link.