portable generator perfect for jobsite activities and recreational power. Unit has a Powermate 389cc OHV engine with an overhead valve that provides fuel efficiency, longer life, and less maintenance. Also included on engine is low oil shutdown. -Wattage on unit is 5000 running / 6250 maximum with a 6-1/2 gallon gas tank that runs up to 11-hour at 50-percent load. The control panel has 2-120V 5-20R Duplex outlets, 1-120/240 L14-30RV and 1-12V dc battery charger outlet. At 164-pound this unit also features hourmeter and an automatic voltage regulator. This unit has a V shape design, dual folding handles and 10-inch Never-Flat wheels for balanced carrying.
- 5000 Running watts/6250 surge watts
- Powermate 389cc engine
- 6-1/2-Gallon gas tank that runs up to 11-hour at 50-percent load
- Control panel has 2-120v 5-20r duplex outlets, 1-120/240 l14-30rv and 1-12v dc battery charger outlet
- Low oil shutdown protects engine with automatic shut-off when oil is low
This review is from: Powermate PM0105007 Vx Power Series 6,250 Watt 389cc Gas Powered Portable Generator
New Purchase - So Far So Good, September 2, 2011 By MARK JOHN FREUND (WILMINGTON, DE United States)
The generator was delivered within three days of placing the order, and the box was in good condition with just a small punch hole on one of the side walls.
The unit is VERY heavy for its size. A couple of us got it into the garage and proceeded to cut the box away. We used a couple of 2x4 blocks to chock the frame to install the feet and wheels.
The oil filler access is awkward, but they do send a funnel with tube.
No oil is included with the unit, unlike others, so you will need a bit more than a quart of whatever oil you choose [I am using SAE 30].
Once all of the preliminaries are out of the way, and after filling the tank, the unit started on the third pull - not quite my Honda lawnmower or snowblower, but not bad. Multimeter is showing full voltage.
It is a bit loud, but it is used outside.
The only unusual thing [per the instructions] is that the unit did not want to start with the choke placed in the 'start' position - it started beautifully and smoothly in the 'run' position.
Now I hope I don't have to use it too soon.......