Sportsman GEN7000LP 7000-Watt 13-HP OHV Propane-Powered Portable Generator description
Sportsman Propane 7000-Watt Portable Generator
The Sportsman propane 7000-watt portable generator can power common household appliances and power tools. It is equipped with four 120 volt outlets, a 12 volt DC outlet for battery charging, and a 120/240 volt outlet.
Use this generator immediately with the recoil start or install a motorcycle battery (not included) to activate the electric start feature. A generator of this size is ideal for camping and running essential household appliances during power outages.
This generator is a real workhorse with great features like a 13HP 4-stroke OHV engine, automatic low oil shutdown, and an automatic voltage regulator for an affordable price. It boasts an engine run time of eight hours at 50% on a common 20lb (gas grill type) cylinder (LPG cylinder not included).
A 5-foot propane fuel hose with a regulator is included for added convenience. The engine is surprisingly quiet; it runs at less than 80 Db. This is a great generator for anyone who needs affordable power.
- 7000 surge watts/6000 running watts
- Ideal for emergency backup for home or office
- Easy to transport and maneuver when included wheel kit is installed
- Uses a standard gas grill style LPG tank
- The 13 HP, 4 stroke OHV, recoil start engine delivers maximum performance
- Runs on clean, quiet and efficient liquid propane gas (LPG), so you never have to worry about bad gasoline fouling the engine
- 5-foot regulator hose included
- LPG propane tank not included
- Air cooled, AVR automatic voltage regulation, low oil shut off, spark arrestor
- Full power panel, engine shut off switch, overload protected outlets
- Electric and recoil start; battery for electric start not included
- Four 120 volt outlets, one 120/240 volt outlet, and one 12 volt DC outlet
- Run time = 8 hours at 50 percent load per 20 lbs. of LPG fuel
- Decibel rating: less than 80 decibels
- Measures 27.75 inches L x 18.25 inches W x 24 inches H with wheels installed
- EPA approved, non-CARB compliant/not for sale in California
Propane vs. Gasoline
Portability: Gasoline generators are typically more portable than LP generators. Gasoline generators have on-board tanks, but a propane unit must be powered by piping propane in from an exterior tank. Propane units may be a bit bigger than comparable gasoline generators.
Environment: Propane burns cleaner than natural gas. Carbon monoxide emissions range between 20% to 40% lower. Although burning propane puts 10% more methane into the atmosphere, the result is still a net decrease in effective greenhouse gases.
Storage: Propane will not degrade, so you can keep several propane tanks on hand and store them for an unlimited amount of time. Gasoline has a more limited shelf life and will deteriorate over time. Gasoline tends to go bad if it is not used in a timely manner. A propane generator will start more easily in extremely cold weather because the fuel will not gum up.
Cost: Fuel prices fluctuate for both propane and gasoline. A propane generator needs a more expensive pressurized tank.
Safety: Gasoline spills contaminate and leave stains and odors; propane will dissipate into the air. Propane is naturally odorless, but a distinct but harmless odor is added to warn of leaks.
Availability: Neighborhood gas stations will likely be without electricity, and unable to pump fuel, during power outages. Reliable propane tanks are as close as the backyard grill.
|Run Time at 50 % load|
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How many watts does it take to run essential items in an average size house?
In an average size house, essential items will average 5000-7500 total watts of power to run.
What is the difference between Running (Rated) Watts and Surge (Starting) Watts?
Running (Rated) watts are the continuous watts needed to keep items running. Surge (Starting) Watts are extra watts needed temporarily to start motor-driven products such as refrigerators or circular saws. This is the maximum wattage the generator can produce.
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Sportsman GEN7000LP 7000-Watt 13-HP OHV Propane-Powered Portable Generator features
- 7000-watt portable propane generator--ideal for emergency backup
- Equipped with 4 120 volt outlets, a 120/240 volt outlet, and a 12 volt DC outlet for battery charging
- 13HP 4-stroke OHV engine; electric or recoil start; auto low-oil shutdown; auto voltage regulator; quiet 80 db
- EPA approved; non-CARB compliant; not for sale in California; 5-foot propane fuel hose with regulator included
- Measures 30.75 inches long by 26.5 inches wide by 27 inches high; 1-year limited warranty