Briggs & Stratton 30469, 6000 Running Watts/7500 Starting Watts, Gas Powered Portable Generator
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- 7,500 surge watts/6,000 continuous watts
- 10-inch flat free tires
- Briggs & Stratton 1650 Series OHV Engine
- Provides up to 12 hours of run time at 1/2 load
- Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California
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About Briggs & Stratton
For more than a century, Briggs & Stratton branded engines and power equipment have helped consumers get the job done. Known for hard-working, dependable, efficient products, Briggs & Stratton is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on all seven continents.
Briggs & Stratton 30469 Portable Generator
6,000-Watt Generator with 1650 Series 342cc Engine and Power Surge Alternator
The Briggs & Stratton 30469 6,000-Watt Gas Powered Portable Generator can provide electricity for your next camping trip, recreational activity and/or can provide home backup power during a blackout. The Power Surge Alternator produces up to 25-percent more surge wattage to run multiple large appliances or power tools at the same time.
This generator is rated in accordance with CSA and PGMA standards. It comes with engine oil, a quick start guide and an operator's manual to quickly get you “powered up” again in the case of an outage. This portable generator features a fuel gauge and hour meter for monitoring gas levels, a super Lo-Tone muffler and recoil start. The Briggs & Stratton 30469 generator comes with a 2-year limited warranty to protect against defects in materials and workmanship.
- Clean and instant power to keep appliances and other important electronics running during a power outage
- Power Surge Alternator to run multiple large appliances at the same time
- 1650 Series OHV 342cc Engine
- 7-gallon fuel tank for 13-hours of continuous operation at 50-percent load on a full tank
- 2-year limited warranty
Protect Your Family and Your Home
Portable generators help protect your family, your valuable possessions and your household appliances during a power outage or natural disaster. They are also great for other locations where power might be needed, from garages and outdoor events to recreational activities and camping trips. Stop letting power outages ruin your life and safeguard your family with a Briggs & Stratton portable generator.
Briggs & Stratton Series Engines
Engines by Briggs & Stratton are designed for long life, high performance, and great fuel efficiency when using your portable generator. The 30469 Portable Generator uses a powerful 1650 Series OHV 342cc Engine that produces 16.5-foot-pounds of torque to produce instant power and keep your life running. Overhead Valve (OHV) engines have smoother operation, longer engine life and improved fuel economy.
Multi-Featured Control Panel
The multi-featured control panel includes (4) 120-volt household outlets and (1) 120/240-volt 30-amp locking outlet for powering your home or recreational activities. Both outlets feature rubber outlet covers and circuit-breaker protection with quick reset buttons.
Easy Transportation and Effortless Starting
Transport your portable generator from one location to the next with the 10-inch Never Go Flat wheels and grab handle designed for easy mobility. This generator also features a Power Surge Alternator that produces up to 25-percent more surge wattage.
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|Engine Type||1150 Series OHV||1650 Series OHV||1650 Series OHV||1650 Series OHV||2100 Series OHV|
|Wheel Type||8-Inch Never Go Flat||10-Inch Never Go Flat||10-Inch Never Go Flat||10-Inch Never Go Flat||12-Inch Never Go Flat|
|Key Electric Start & Remote Choke||✓|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4 Gallons||5 Gallons||5 Gallons||7 Gallons||7.5 Gallons|
|Run Time||Up to 8 Hours @ 1/2 Load||Up to 10 Hours @ 1/2 Load||Up to 10 Hours @ 1/2 Load||Up to 13 Hours @ 1/2 Load||Up to 9 Hours @ 1/2 Load|
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|Item Dimensions||18.4 x 28.7 x 25.3 in||21.46 x 24.8 x 21.18 in||26.75 x 28.75 x 25 in||28.7 x 27.8 x 26.4 in||22 x 22.8 x 30.7 in||23 x 35 x 27 in|
|Item Weight||200 lbs||109 lbs||184 lbs||202.4 lbs||122 lbs||232 lbs|
|Power Source||gasoline-powered||gas-powered||gas-powered||Gas, Propane||Gas, Propane||Gasoline-Powered|
|Voltage||120 volts||240 volts||120 volts||—||120 volts||—|
|Wattage||6,000 watts||6,500 watts||6,500 watts||7,500 watts||3,800 watts||7,500 watts|
The Briggs & Stratton 30469 6000-Watt Gas Powered Portable Generator produces clean and instant power to keep appliances and other important electronics running during a power outage or natural disaster. The Power Surge Alternator produces up to 25-percent more surge wattage to run multiple large appliances or power tools at the same time. This unit features a 1650 Series OHV 342cc Engine that produces 16.5-foot-pounds of torque and a 7-gallon fuel tank for an impressive 13-hours of continuous operation at 50-percent load on a full tank. With 10-inch never go flat wheels, this generator is easy to move in and out of storage or to new sites. Includes (4) 120-volt outlets, (1) 120/240-volt 30-amp outlet with circuit breaker protection and rubber outlet safety covers for added protection. Features a fuel gauge and hour meter for monitoring gas levels, super Lo-Tone Muffler and recoil start type. The Briggs & Stratton 30469 comes with engine oil, quick start guide and operator's manual. Technical information: 6000 running watts, 7500 starting watts, 25.0-surge amps. This generator is rated in accordance with CSA and rated in accordance with PGMA standards. All power levels are stated gross torque at 2600-RPM per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton. All power levels are stated gross horsepower at 3600-RPM per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton. The Briggs & Stratton 30469 6000-Watt Gas Powered Portable Generator comes with a 2-year limited warranty to protect against defects in materials and workmanship. Known for hard-working, dependable, efficient products, Briggs & Stratton is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on all seven continents. Visit www.amazon.com/briggsstratton for more information on Briggs & Stratton and our extensive line of products.
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I give this generator 5 stars because it performed flawlessly during my first 25 hours of use. However there is a downside, but its not specific to this brand, so I did not take any stars away for it. The NOISE! Even with the Briggs and Stratton "Super Lo-Tone" muffler, its about equivalent to a big (2 cylinder) lawn tractor with the blades spinning. If you have neighbors that are very close, intend to run this thing all night, or intend to use it at a tailgate or public event or show, please select a quieter generator such as a built-in or one of the new inverter generators.
Gas gauge not linear. At first it goes down fast to 2/3 full. Then it takes many hours to go from 2/3 to emtpy. At empty, it still has approx 3 gallons left. I'm assuming they did this so you don't run out of gas because that could send bad electricity to your plugged in devices as the engine dies. I easily get 10 hours of runtime on 5 gallons.
No shipping damage (Thank you FedEx). Started first pull. No gasoline smell when running or when storing on garage.
I wanted to mention several important items that are in the owners manual: 1. Remember to change the oil after the first 5 hours of running time. This is because the break in creates metal filings that go into the oil. You want to get rid of that. 2. Recommend you take off the cold weather air scoop if using it in warm weather. Its just 3 bolts and will increase performce. 3. The 120/240 outlet is a twist lock L14-30. 3. Remember to NEVER start or stop generator with anything plugged in (or at least set the breaker to off). During the stop or start, your electrical item would be fed non-standard power frequency. 4. Minimal assembly: Wheels + support leg, oil, gas.
Handles surge loads quite well. I have ran well pump (1/2 HP, 240v), washer/dryer, dishwasher. Two TV's, DirecTV receivers, many lights, chest freezer, fridge, toaster.
Measured the frequency using a Kill-A-Watt meter. I got 62.3 Hz when new. After 8 hours break-in, its at 61.6 Hz. Under light to medium load, it measures 60Hz.
At 25 hours of break-in, I ran a load test of the generator. Using the Kill-A-Watt meter, I determined the usage of several workshop lights (500w), hot water kettle, and 2 hair dryers. I then loaded each 120volt leg to: 2915 watts, and 3160 watts. This is slightly over the generators rating. The generator handled it very well. The engine did not bog down or slow down. It was eable to easily handle the load. You could tell the engine was working harder, but it did not faulter. After about 15 seconds, the 3160 watt leg tripped the breaker because it was over the rating. After I reset it, and plugged the load back in (minus 300 watts), it ran for a few minutes without a problem. At max load, I was reading 118 volts and 58.6 Hz. This is completely acceptable and I consider the generator is a true 6000 watt machine. However portable generators are not meant to run at 100% load for a long period of time. Although it can do it for a short period of time, if you need something that can put out 100% for many hours, look into an 1800rpm diesel.
After 25 hours, there are no problems. No bolts came loose, no problems with the engine, generator, or breakers. Still starts after first pull. No oil leaks. And the hour meter is a nice touch.
Review update: As of Aug 2012, I now have 91 hours on my generator. The engine and electrical components are still working as if they are new. No oil leaks, stable running, and no power issues. I have changed the oil 3 times (using Napa 5W-30 synthetic).
I have had one problem. The fuel gauge is no longer working. First time it happended was just after I wheeled the generator out of the garage and fuel was sloshing around in the tank. The gauge just stuck into one position. When I moved it again, it fixed itself (again fuel sloshing around). Later, it happened again, and now it seems permanently stuck. I have not had the time to call in a warranty repair on it.
At 85 hours, I modified the generator to run on low pressure propane using a kit from US Carb. I purchased their "induction" kit which they do not advertise on the site, but do talk about in their forums. I really like this option because when we have widespread power outages, even the local gas stations are out too. So now I don't have to worry about getting gas every day or it going stale in the tank. This same kit would work for natural gas as well. I can also switch back to gas at any time.
Overall, still very satisfied with this unit.
I bought it after Hurricane Sandy. I used a 3000 watt Honda and if I could have afforded a Honda, I'd have bought one. That said, I am really happy with this. I bought it after Sandy but used it for the first time recently.
- Perfect delivery, easy assembly
- Super simple to start. One half pull does it, move the choke, and you are in business
- Efficient on gas. Goes ~13 hrs on a half load
- Reasonable noise. They are all loud, this is no louder or quieter than others.
- Very powerful and can handle a lot
- Easy to maneuver despite weight
- It is big and heavy
- Oil plug in a very awkward spot
All in all, I like it so far. Can't imagine what else I'd need.
I hardwired an outlet into the electrical panel, interlock switch and all. Within 1 week we lost power for 4 hours. I had the house up and running in less than 10 minutes and this unit powered all of our single pole power plus well pump as expected. The only time you even noticed it was on the generator was when the well pump initially turned on which caused a light flicker.
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