Briggs & Stratton 30679, 8000 Running Watts/10000 Starting Watts Gas Powered Portable Generator with Bluetooth Connectivity
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- Stat Station Wireless app allows you to connect via Bluetooth on your smartphone to monitor power usage, fuel level, time until empty and more, from the comfort of your home
- Briggs & Stratton 2100 Series OHV 420cc engine for long life, high performance and great fuel efficiency
- Multi-featured control panel with circuit breaker protection includes (4) GFCI 120V household outlets and (1) 120/240V 30A locking outlet
- Electric start and remote choke for quick and easy key starting right from the control panel
- 7.5 gallon metal fuel tank allows 9 hours run time (at 50% load)
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8,000 Watt Elite Series Portable Generator with Bluetooth Connectivity
8000 Running Watts / 10000 Starting Watts
Restore power the smart way and keep your home or business protected. Equipped with StatStation Wireless Bluetooth technology, it's the first portable generator available for purchase that lets you monitor vital information like power usage, run time, fuel level and more from the comfort of your home or office. Just download the free app on a compatible mobile device, and get the information you need to keep your family safe and household running smoothly.
- Bluetooth Connectivity
- Electric Start & Remote Choke
- 9-Hour Run Time (at 50% Load)
- (4) 120V Household Outlets
- (1) 120/240V, 30A Locking Outlet
- 3-Year Limited Consumer Warranty
StatStation Wireless by Briggs & Stratton App
How to Access
Download the free, intuitive app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store in just minutes. The app is certified for use on iPhone 6 and above running at least iOS 9 or a Samsung Galaxy S6 or above running at least Android 6.0.1.
From the StatStation Wireless Activity Hub, quickly access the Dashboard, view important maintenance reminders, find nearby service centers, download reference materials and manage settings.
The StatStation Wireless Dashboard allows you to easily access power usage, fuel level and hours until empty.
Receive important maintenance reminders by connecting the generator to the free, easy-to-use app.
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|Engine||Briggs & Stratton OHV, 420cc||Briggs & Stratton OHV, 420cc||Briggs & Stratton OHV, 420cc|
|Fuel Tank Capacity / Run Time||7 Gallon Tank Provides up to 9 Hours (at 50% Load)||7 Gallon Tank Provides up to 9 Hours (at 50% Load)||7 Gallon Tank Provides up to 9 Hours (at 50% Load)|
|Outlets||(4) GFCI 120V Household, (1) 120/240V-30A Locking||(4) GFCI 120V Household, (1) 120/240V-30A Locking||(4) GFCI 120V Household, (1) 120/240V-30A Locking|
|Wheels||12" Never Go Flat||12" Never Go Flat||12" Never Go Flat|
|Weight||221 lbs||224 lbs||224 lbs|
|Item Dimensions||26 x 22.3 x 34.8 inches|
|Item Weight||224 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||30679|
|Shipping Weight||225 pounds|
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Power more household essentials and keep connected during a power outage with the world's first Briggs & Stratton 8,000 watt Elite Series portable generator with Bluetooth connectivity. From fuel consumption and power availability to maintenance monitoring and dealer locator, you can now access it all from the comfort of your home. Simply download the free Stat Station Wireless App (available for iOS and Android) and receive real-time information to help keep the lights on and your family safe. This heavy-duty generator is also great for serious do-it-yourself projects. It features the top-of-the-line Briggs & Stratton 2100 Series OHV engine, easy electric key starting and a long 9 hour run time (at 50% load). Experience convenience and power with the Briggs & Stratton 30679 portable generator with Bluetooth connectivity.
Top Customer Reviews
Yes the 30679 connects via Bluetooth to your smartphone with a free Statstation app that lets you check all the vital statistics & then some! For instance not only does it tell you how much fuel you have but how much run time is left, & even things like how many total running hours, spark plug & oil use/usage stats ect.
I will say up front that I was "sold" on Briggs & Stratton Generators before I received this product for review, literally.... what I mean is that 5 years ago I purchased a B&S 30663 with 8750 starting & 7000 running watts, and it is a GREAT generator & has served me very well & gotten me through many a winter power outage, some of them lasting 4 -5 days. Yeah, I live in a part of Maine that seems to get more power outages than what would be considered normal... so by necessity I have through the years become something of an expert on generators & their use because I use them all the time. The B&S 30663 that I bought years ago still runs/looks like new, B&S generators will & do stand the test of time [ provided they are properly taken care of, of course] The unit I refer to can run my entire house without sacrificing use of anything of import, not a very big house but I do have ALLOT of electronic stuff up & running, & it's running watts is 7000....so the 30679 with 8000 running watts will have no problems whatsoever... sweet.
Ok... The 30679 arrived in one piece looking like a shiny new penny, unboxing was easy... before I knew it I had it ready to put the wheels on.
I find it is best to put the rest stop/bumper feet on first then the wheels, either way you do it... take your time & be careful as it is pretty heavy.
Be sure to crank down hard on the nuts/bolts & Locktite them so they do not vibrate lose during extended use.
After you get'er together, check the dipstick to make sure they remembered to put the oil in & that it is at the proper level.
Then park it in an out of the way place, plug in the provided charger [might want to mark it with a piece of red duct tape so it doesn't get mixed up with your other chargers] and charge the battery for 24 hours. Then filler up with gas & you are ready to go.
These Briggs & Stratton generators are very smooth running, I don't remember ever hearing mine straining under load...& while not quiet, they are not excessively noisy as far as generators go either.
Operation - is very simple & easy...simply plug the generator in [ switch off main power 1st if you have dedicated external power plug in, then throw generator power switch]...open the fuel valve set the choke, & then turn the key... it's just that easy.... & of course you can start it with the back up pull cord if need be.
What I like - Well made/sturdy construction, good design/user friendly, reliable ... I have never had a problem of any kind with a B&S generator.
Decent run time with full tank, being able to monitor the fuel tank remotely via smartphone is the best! - and the Pull along handle that folds up/down is one of the best I have used...it is strong enough & the handle is long enough, so that your feet do not hit the generator when pulling it behind you... many do not realize just how important having a proper handle is, as without a good handle they can be difficult to deal with in adverse conditions.. you know the kind of conditions that usually bring on the power outages like blizzards ect. Also... the wheels are nice & big so the generator rolls around nice & easy like.
Low vibration factor.... B&S generators have good shock absorbers built into them that dampen vibration helping not only to keep them quiet but increase their service life.
Nothing like the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a good generator to back you up when the weather is turning ugly.
I have had to go days on end without power in the middle of winter before, & let me tell you... it ain't fun! So yeah... I love a good generator!
This generator also has an internal oil level monitor that will cut off the engine if/when it goes past a preset point.... pretty nice feature.
What's not to like? Well, there is only one thing I can find to gripe about..... which is it did not come with a cover, I'm pretty sure the 30663 I bought years ago came with a cover.... but whatever.
So there you go...there really is nothing I don't like about this generator as it is truly awesome!
Bottom line.... this is a generator you can rely on
Verdict - 5 stars all day long
Fair warning that this is a BEAST of a machine. Delivery was easily arranged though the freight company and thankfully my Spouse was home, because the delivery driver was on his own and unable to get it up our driveway without assistance. Assembly was minimal; just needed to add on the wheels and battery attachment. After doing that we read through all of the instructions for quickstart and the manual to make sure that we understood it's capability and use.
Although this is a portable generator we didn't see ourselves using it that way and we decided that we really wanted to install a transfer switch in our home so that we wouldn't have to worry about extension cords, etc. Additionally this will allow us to power specific items within our home that we know we want to have during a power outage and the running/starting wattage of this generator is plenty for what we want. After doing some research we settled on the Briggs & Stratton 71014 Manual Transfer Switch, but unfortunately due to delays with our electrician and our own scheduling issues it's still waiting to be installed and tested.
As for the generator itself being used as a portable unit it's great. This was my first time using one and for me there's always some "fear of the unknown" with heavy equipment like this. But with all of the information provided, I ran through the start up procedure and used it without any problems. To test it out I plugged in some basic electronics first; a radio, portable heater and a blender. Then I tried it on several larger appliances; chest freezer, air compressor and microwave. All items ran smoothly with no loss of power. One thing that was expected was the noise, it's no different than the ones I've heard our neighbors running and it's something you just have to live with.
Overall this generator is better in quality, more user friendly and with a wattage above any of the ones that we had been considering buying. And while it is about twice the price, I now know that anything less wouldn't have been enough for our intended use and the price seems reasonable all things considered. I have not yet used the bluetooth app to monitor the generator, but plan to once we test out the transfer switch and I will come back an update my review at that time.