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Model ImageModel NameTypeFuelSurge
Watts
Rated
Watts
Runtime
50% (hr)
Panel
Outlets
CARB?Start
Type
Yamaha EF1000iSinvertergas10009000?(1) 10A 12v
(2) 120v 20A
yespull
Ramsond
Sinemate 1500
invertergas10009008(1) 15A 120V
(1) 5A 12V DC
noelectric
Honda EU2000iinvertergas200016000?(1) 20A 125Vnopull
Yamaha EF2000iSinvertergas200016000?(2) 5-20R
(1) 12v DC
yespull
Champion Power Equipment 73536iinvertergas200017000?(1) 120V
(1) 12V DC
yespull
Champion Power Equipment 73531iinvertergas200016000?(2) 120Vyespull
Generac iX2000invertergas220020004.7(2) 5-20R
(1) 12V DC
nopull
Hyundai HY2000siinvertergas220020005.5(1) 120V
(1) 12V DC
nopull
Lifan ESI 2000iERinvertergas220020007(2) 120V/20Anoelectric
Yamaha EF2400iSHCinvertergas240020000?(2) 120vAC
(1) 12v DC
yespull
Honda EU3000iSinvertergas300026000?(1) 20A 125V
(1) 30A 125V
nopull
Yamaha EF3000iSEinvertergas300028000?(2) 120AC
(1) 12v DC
yeselectric
Powerhouse
PH3100Ri
invertergas310030000?(1) 120V
(1) 5-20R
(1) L5-30R
yeselectric
Boliy Pro3600SIE invertergas330030008.3(1) 120v
(1) RV (TT-30R)
noelectric
Ramsond
Sinemate 3500
invertergas330029009(1) 20A 120V
(1) 30A 120V
(1) 8A 12V
noelectric
Lifan ESI 3600iER
invertergas350033007(2) 120V/20A
(1) 120V/30A
(1) 12V/8.3A
noelectric
Yamaha EF4500iSEinvertergas450040000?(2) 120vAC
(1) 120V 30A
yeselectric
Lifan ESI 5600iERinvertergas550050009(2) 120VAC
(2) 120V/30A
(1) 12V/8.3A
noelectric
Yamaha EF6300iSDEinvertergas630055000?(2) 5-20R
(1) L5-30R
(1) 120/240v
yeselectric
Champion Power Equipment 42431standardgas1500120010(1) 120Vyespull
Champion Power Equipment 42436standardgas1500120010(1) 120Vyespull
All Power America APG3014standardgas200014009(2) 120V
(1) DC 12V
nopull
All Power America APG3012standardgas325025008(2) 120V
(1) 12V DC
nopull
Champion Power Equipment 76530standardLP3500250010(1) 1(5-20R)
(1)120V Twist
(1) RV (TT-30R)
yespull
All Power America APG3002Sstandardgas350020008(2) AC 120V
(1)12V DC
nopull
WEN 56352standardgas3500300011(1) 120V
(1) 120/240V
(1) 12V
nopull
ETQ TG32P31standardgas3600320011(2) 120vAC
(1) 120V 30A
nopull
Generac LP3250standardLP375032509(2) 5-20R 120V
(1) L14-20R
nopull
Powermate
PM0103007 Vx
standardgas3750300011(2) 120v
(1) 120/240v
(1) 12v DC
nopull
Champion Power Equipment 46515standardgas4000350012(1) 120V
(1) 120V Twist
(1) RV (TT-30R)
nopull
Sportsman
GEN4000LP
standardLP4000325010(2) 120v
(1) 12v DC
nopull
Champion Power Equipment 46539standardgas4000350012(1) 120V
(1)120V Twist
(1) RV (TT-30R)
yeselectric
Champion Power Equipment 46533standardgas4000350012(1)120V
(1) 120V Twist
(1) RV (TT-30R)
yespull
DuroStar DS4000Sstandardgas400033008(2) 120V, 20A
(1) 120V, 30A
nopull
Champion Power Equipment 46561standardgas4000350012(1) 120V
(1) 120V Twist
(1) RV (TT-30R)
noelectric
DuroMax XP4000Sstandardgas400033008(2) 120V 20A
(1) 120v 30A
nopull
Champion Power Equipment 46596standardgas4000350012(1) 120V
(1) 120V Twist
(1) RV (TT-30R)
nopull
Power Pro
Technology 56405
standardgas4050325010(2) 120v 20A
(1)120v 30A
nopull
Briggs &
Stratton 30466
standardgas437535008(2)120V,20A
(1)120/240v
nopull
DuroMax XP4400Estandardgas440035008(2) 120V, 20A
(1) 120/240V
(1) 12V, 10A
noelectric
DuroMax XP4400standardgas440035008(2) 120V, 20A
(1) 120/240V
(1) 12V, 10A
nopull
DuroMax
XP4400E-CA
standardgas440035008(2) 120V, 20A
(1) 120/240V
(1) 12V, 10A
yeselectric
DuroStar DS4400standardgas440035008(2) 120V, 20A
(1) 120V/240V
(1)10A 12V
yespull
DuroMax XP4400EHstandardLP, gas4400350020(2) 120v 20A
(1) 20v/240v
(1) 12VDC
noelectric
Generac XG4000standardgas4500360013(4) 5-20R
(1) 120/240V
nopull
DuroMax Elite
MX4500E
standardgas450035008(2) 120vAC
(1) 120/240v
(1) 12v DC
noelectric
Champion Power Equipment 71330standardLP600050008.5(2) 120V
(1) 120V twist
(1)120/240V
yeselectric
Stanley G5000Sstandardgas6600500024(4) 120v
(1) 240/120V
nopull
Westinghouse
WH5500
standardgas6750550014(4) 120V,
(1) 120/240
nopull
Champion Power Equipment 41135standardgas6800550011(2) 120V
(1)120/240V
yespull
Generac LP5500standardLP687555004.7(1) 120/240V
(2) 120V 20A
yespull
Honeywell
5500-6036
standardgas687555009(4) 5-20R 120V
(1) 120/240V
nopull
Generac GP5500standardgas6875550010(4) 120V
(1) 120/240V
nopull
Powerhorse Portable Generator 7000standardgas700055009.5(8) 120V
(1)120V/240V
(1) 12VDC
nopull
Sportsman
GEN7000LP
standardLP700060008(4) 120V
(1) 120/240V
(1) 12V DC
noelectric
WEN 56682standardgas7000550011(4) 120V
(1) 240/120V
noelectric
Hyundai HHD7250standardgas725065008(4) 120VAC
(1) 120/240V
noelectric
Westinghouse
WH6000
standardgas7500600012(4) 120V
(1) 120/240
nopull
Westinghouse
WH6000S
standardgas7500600013(4) 120V
(1) 120/240V
nopull
Westinghouse
WH6500E
standardgas8000650013(4) 120V
(1) 120/240V
noelectric
Powermate
PM0106507
standardgas812565009(2) 120v
(1) 120/240v
(1) 240v
(1) 12v DC
noelectric
ETQ TG72K12standardgas8250725010.5(2) 120V GFCI
(1) 240V twist
(1) 120V RV
noelectric
Powermate
PM0497000.04
standardgas8750700012(4) 120V
(1) 120/240V
nopull
Briggs &
Stratton 30470
standardgas875070008(4)120vAC
(1) 120v 30A
nopull
Westinghouse
WH7500E
standardgas9000750012(4) 5-20R 120V
(1) 120/240V
noelectric
Generac 5943
GP7500E
standardgas9375750012(2) 120v 20A
(2) 120/240V
noelectric
Honeywell
7500E-6039
standardgas937575008(4) 120V
(1) 120/240V
noelectric
DuroMax XP10000Estandardgas10000800010(2) 120V, 20A
(1) 120V, 30A
(1) 120/240V
(1) 120/240V
(1) 12V, 10A
noelectric
Generac XG8000Estandardgas10000800010(4) 5-20R
(1) 120/240V
nopull
Briggs &
Stratton 30471
standardgas1000080008(4) 120VAC
(1) 120V 30A
nopull
All Power America APGG10000standardgas1000080009(2) 120Vnoelectric
Powermate
PM0601250
standardgas15625125006(4) 120V 20A
(1) 120/240V
(1) 120V 30A
noelectric
Generac GP15000Estandardgas225001500010(2) 120V
(2) 120V
(1) 120V 30A
(1) 120/240V
(1) 12VDC
noelectric

Generac 5735
GP17500E
standardgas262501750010(2) 120V
(2) 120V
(1) 120V 30A
(1) 120/240V
(1) 12VDC
noelectric

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.