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Powermate PM0497000.04 8,750 Watt 389cc 13HP Honda GX390 Gas Powered Portable Generator

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  • 7,000 Running Watts/8,750 Maximum Watts
  • 13 HP Honda GX390 OHV gas engine with low-oil shutdown
  • 8 gallon gas tank with fuel gauge that runs up to 12.3 hours @ 50% load
  • Control panel includes: (4) 120V outlets, (1) 120/240V twistlock outlet, and circuit breaker protection
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Wattage 15625 Watts 7500 Watts 10000 Watts 8125 Watts
Voltage 120 Volts 120 Volts 120 Volts Information not provided
Length 24.2 inches 27.2 inches 40 inches 31.69 inches
Height 31.2 inches 22 inches 27.5 inches 22.83 inches
Width 21 inches 20.5 inches 29 inches 23.03 inches
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  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 21 x 31.2 inches ; 199 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 210 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B002CMLIF0
  • Item model number: PM0497000.04
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

This 7000 Watt Generator is great for home backup situations or power at a jobsite. It features an easy-starting Honda GX 13 HP OHV gas engine with low-oil shutdown protection. The 8 gallon gas tank with fuel gauge provides up to 12.3 hours run time @ 50% load. The control panel includes (4) 120V outlets, (1) 120/240V twistlock outlet, and circuit breaker protection. It is equipped with pneumatic wheels and dual-folding handles for convenient portability.

Product Description

For over 40 years, Powermate has been an industry-leading brand filling the professionals needs for portable generators, air compressors and air tools as well as pressure washers and standby electrical power needs. Powermate has developed a strong reputation for quality manufacturing and bringing innovation to the marketplace. Whether it is for an industrial jobsite, contractor market or home use, Powermate has a solution for every need. For recreational use, home backup use, and professional contractor use. All Powermate portable generators are designed and tested to the highest standards. We use only the best component parts, including world-class engines from Honda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Yamaha. Our products are backed by the best warranty coverage available and, when service is required, you have access to a comprehensive network of 2000 service centers nationwide. Whether you need portable power for boating, camping, or tailgating, or for when the lights go out at home, or for everyday jobsite use, when you buy a Powermate generator, you will have peace of mind knowing you have purchased a product that offers superior performance, reliability, and durability.


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Customer Reviews

I received the product in perfect working condition.
Michael
Less than six months in, and after I started it once a month just to let it run and blow out the cobwebs, the engine seized hard.
Charles Crolley
After an easy assembly and filling with gas and oil, a quick pull on the cord and it started up first time.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

84 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Southern Gentleman on February 9, 2011
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The generator was shipped and delivered quickly. Instructions for handle and wheel kits were accurate, and everything we needed was in the box.
Although I hadn't planned to do so, I purchased and installed a six-circuit transfer switch. This generator has more than enough power to have gone with a larger transfer switch, as it turns out.
I love Honda products. Once I put in the gas and oil, I anticipated having at least a little difficulty with the first start-up, but to my delighted amazement, the first pull on the starter rope resulted in a smooth-running engine cadence. A beautiful sound.
I highly recommend this item, and Amazon had the best price.
Best of luck to you all.
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65 of 69 people found the following review helpful By John R on November 13, 2012
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The price seems to fluctuate between $1,200 & $1,300, so wait it out if you're able (depending on your likelihood of a blackout). Obviously, after Hurricane Sandy, this and other power-related goods have been long sold out.

My house, along with most others in Northeast NJ, had a prolonged blackout during Hurricane Sandy from downed power lines across the state. While mine was "only" 2.5 days (some coworkers didn't have power for 2 weeks), I'd found that a blackout causes not only inconvenience, but a morbid sense of vulnerability. It doesn't matter if you have a shack or a mansion; you NEED a generator "just in case". It proved to be the case for me within 5 months of owning a home. Ideally, you'd have something like a 20KW Generac standby generator that runs on natural gas (like the typical stove-top) which is automatic and can power the entire house, but it is quite expensive ($10K range) and takes up a lot of outdoor space.

Instead, I have this high capacity gasoline generator with a garage 240V receptable and basement 2 transfer switches for my main & sub electrical panels (10 toggle switches total to manually flip between grid & generator power). Otherwise, you'd need to run a LONG 120V power extension cord (or upto 4 multiple) from the generator to a power strip for each of your appliances, while risking a cord overload fire hazard and leaving upstairs unpowered.

The "accessories" assembly probably took an hour, with most of the time spent looking for the correct size tools and bricks to prop up the generator for wheels, grounding, and handle assemblies. Do the assembly as soon as you receive the generator, since it may take longer than assumed, especially in the dark.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By BB Machine on July 12, 2012
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I have read the other reviews so I'll try not to repeat what has already been said, most of which I'm in agreement with. The assembly is pretty straight forward and the instructions on how to do this could be done better. My main gripe about this unit is the wheels. There is no straight shaft running the length of the unit and the wheels on mine tilt inward because (let's face it) with 8 gallons of gas, a generator, and Honda motor, this thing is very heavy. I'm quite certain I will be looking to re-engineer this problem after the wheels fall off, but until that time comes, I'll live with it.

For those of you who don't know this is not an "inverter" generator. Inverters are king of the hill when it comes to generators and they can cost you more than what you want to pay. Honda makes smaller inverters that run quieter because the engines can run variably to the amount of power needed through electronic control. The downside to inverters are their cost and repair cost if that would be needed. In the future I can see inverters being the norm for generators when they get cheaper.

I installed a transfer panel (Reliance) in my home to compliment my new generator. Some tips on transfer panels: make sure if you are thinking of running (and I don't know if this is a good idea for load balance issues) your central AC that you get a transfer panel that has a two pole 30 amp breaker or something similar to that. I didn't realize it at first but the transfer panel I bought didn't have enough 15 amp breakers for my use and too many 20 amp breakers that I didn't really need and NO 30amp breakers. In other words do your homework and check out what you have in your fuse panel to match the right transfer switch that you may need and you'll be OK.
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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful By plaid on October 26, 2012
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I have had significant problems with this generator. After topping off the oil and fuel, I turned the fuel selector to "ON" and started it up. After about 30 seconds of running, fuel started to pour out of the carburetor overflow. Talk about a fire hazard. It appears that the fuel float in the bowl is not rising or the needle is not sealing properly, allowing constant flow. Additionally, it puts out 134v at the moment, which trips all of my AFCI and GFCI breakers in the house that I have surge protectors on, as they feed back the extra voltage. What ever happened to quality control??? I think my unit went through QC at the end of a Friday or something, based on the other gleaming reviews of this product.

I have owned several other pieces of Honda power equipment, as well as another smaller Powermate generator and have never experienced issues like these.

I called Powermate to discuss the issue, and they stated I would have to take it to a Honda dealer for repair. The closest Honda warranty dealer to me is 45 minutes away, and I'll have to find a way to get it there as I don't have a truck or trailer. Very frustrating. Piece of junk.

*******UPDATE!!! 11/01/2012*******

Amazon kindly refunded the entire purchase price after I contacted them directly on 10/26/2012 after writing this review, and explained all of the issues. A++++ for Amazon customer service! However, I still have to leave a 1 star rating for the product as its initial quality was deplorable. It looks like others have had quality issues with these since I wrote my initial review as well.
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