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PowerPro 56100 2-Stroke 1000-Watt Generator

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  • 1000-watt generator with 2-HP single-cylinder 2-stroke engine
  • 1-gallon fuel tank; 5 hours run time at half load; uses oil/gas mix fuel--no need for oil changes
  • Quiet exhaust system with spark arrestor; EPA and CARB compliant
  • Carrying handle for easy transport; 4 rubber pads on frame for stability
  • 1-year limited warranty
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Product Description

Product Description

56100 Features: -Generator.-Compact design and low decibel rating.-Low noise generator.-Spark arrestor.-Lightweight portable.-Run time equal to 5 hours at half load.-Capacity: 1 Gallon.-EPA and CARB certified. Specifications: -1000 Surge watts and 900 running watts.-2 HP Single cylinder 2 Stroke engine.-120 Volt AC and DC receptacle. Dimensions: -Overall dimensions: 12.75" H x 15.3" W x 12.25" D. Warranty: -Manufacturer provides 1 year limited warranty.

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Power Pro 1000-Watt Generator
1000-watt generator--ideal for camping, tailgating, or as backup power for the home. view larger

Power Pro 56100 2-Stroke 1000-Watt Generator

Good things do come in small packages as is the case with the Power Pro 1000-watt generator. This two-stroke generator, with oil and gasoline mix fuel, delivers 900 watts of running and 1000 watts of starting power and weighs only 39 lbs. Use this generator for camping, tailgating, and other social gatherings or use it as backup power for the house or mobile home. The 2-HP engine uses the oil/gas mix fuel for lubricating critical parts, eliminating the need for oil changes.

This rugged little machine is both EPA and CARB compliant and is safe for use in U.S. National Parks due to the quiet exhaust system with spark arrestor. The generator can be used in all the states.

The Power Pro 1000 features a carrying handle for easy transport, four rubber pads on the frame to provide solid footing on any surface, a 72cc engine that develops 2-HP and a 1-gallon fuel tank for five hours run time at half load. The power panel features an engine On/Off switch, a 120V three-prong receptacle, a 12V DC receptacle, a volt meter, and individual circuit reset buttons.

Power Pro 1000-Watt Generator
2-HP single-cylinder 2-stroke engine with On/Off switch for easy operation. view larger
Power Pro 1000-Watt Generator
5 hours run time at half load. view larger
Power Pro 1000-Watt Generator
EPA certified; low noise generator and spark arrestor reduces engine noise. view larger
Power Pro 1000-Watt Generator
1-gallon fuel tank; uses fuel mix 32 to 1 (gasoline to oil). view larger

Note for California residents: This model is not CARB compliant. Units sold in California must be CARB compliant.

Generator Specifications

Model # 56100
Engine
Displacement 72cc
Horse Power 2
Engine Type 2 Stroke
Fuel Type Oil/Gas Mix
Starting Method Manual
Hour Counter No
Low Oil Auto Shutdown No
CARB Yes
Fuel Tank Capacity 1 gallon
Run Time 1/2 Load 5 Hours
Noise Rating @ 23 ft 60 dB
Spark Arrestor Yes
Generator
Voltage 120V
Starting Watts 1000
Running Watts 900
Outlets (1) 120V, 20A, 3-prong
(1) 12V DC
Volt Meter Yes
Circuit Resets Yes
Mobility Kit No
Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty
Tool and Appliance Wattage Guide

When choosing a Generator, figure the total wattage of the tools and appliances you will need using this chart.

The Running (Rated) Wattage corresponds to the maximum wattage the generator can output on a continuous basis.

The Starting (Surge) wattage corresponds to the maximum amount of power the generator can output for a short period of time. Many electrical devices such as refrigerators require short bursts of extra power, in addition to the rated wattage listed by the device, to stop and start their motors. The surge wattage ability of the generator covers this extra power requirement.

Critical Home Devices

Device Running (Rated) Wattage + Starting (Surge) Wattage
Electrical Water Heater (40 gal.) 4000 + 0
Hot Plate 2500 + 0
Electric Stove 1500 + 0
Window Air Conditioner 1200 + 1800
Microwave 1000 + 0
Well Water Pump 1000 + 1000
Sump Pump 800 + 1200
Refrigerator Freezer 800 + 1200
Furnace Blower 800 + 1300
Television 500 + 0
Deep Freezer 500 + 500
Box Fan 300 + 600
Clock Radio 300 + 0
Light Bulb 75 + 0

Critical Construction Devices

Device Running (Rated) Wattage + Starting (Surge) Wattage
Radial Arm Saw 2000 + 2000
Circular Saw 1500 + 1500
Air Compressor (1 HP) 1500 + 3000
Miter Saw 1200 + 1200
Reciprocating Saw 960 + 1040
Electric Drill 600 + 900

Note: The above chart is an estimation of common wattage by devices. Your device may have a different wattage requirement than listed on this chart. When allowing for Starting wattage, remember that not all devices will start at the same time.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 15.2 x 12.2 x 12.8 inches
Item Weight 39.2 pounds
Shipping Weight 39.2 pounds
Manufacturer PowerPro
ASIN B00AASU6XS
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Item model number 56101
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My experience/observation of this generator. First I would comment that I have owned over 100 generators in the last 20 years
and have a mechanical/electronics repair background. I work generators hard!!! With that said, compared with the many CHINA MADE 2 stroke generators on the market this one has the most features I believe. It has the voltage meter and 12 volt DC output which many do not.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THAT THIS GENERATOR IS NOT A HONDA INVERTER TYPE "HALF SPEED" 1800 RPM LOW NOISE GENERATOR THAT SELLS FOR MANY TIMES MORE AND it certainly CANNOT COME CLOSE TO DUPLICATING THE VALUE OF SAID TYPE GENERTAORS AT THE PRICE THIS GENERATOR SELLS FOR..

ADDING A SO CALLED HIGHER QUALITY-TYPE MUFFLER TO A 3600 RPM 2 CYCLE MOTOR AT BEST CAN DECREASE SOUND DECIBLES ON AVERAGE AROUND 6DB..CHECK OUT THE MANY TESTS PERFORMED BY GOOD STUDIES...IF A MANUFACTURER COULD GET 3600RPM MOTORS TO PERFORM SUBSTANTIALLY QUIETER BY ADDING A BETTER MUFFLER THEY WOULD..THEY COULD BEAT THE COMPETION HANDS DOWN IN SUCH CASES. IF YOU WANT A SUBSTANTIALLY QUIETER GENERATOR THAN SIMPLY ACQUIRE A 1800 RPM INVERTOR TYPE GENERATOR/MOTOR OTHERWISE DON'T EXPECT SOMETHING OF EQUAL PERFFORMANCE!

1. CHINA MADE and manufactured under several brand names. I Have 2 others just like this one under different brand names and at much lower prices, some at $79.00 on special sales.

2. Starting with the Pull start hub mechanism made of plastic...... as all cheapies are these days to include the plastic pull handle which is made of thin plastic both can break easily. (and has in certain cases). I sometimes replace the cheap cord and handle with a quality one for under $5 at local lawn mower parts departments.

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This generator is a good little one to have around, and is certainly a great value for the money. I can't stress that enough - the value you get for the price paid is really high. Yes, there are better/quieter/more powerful generators on the market, but none in this price range. And in an emergency extended power outage, this is golden. It has plenty of power to run the refrigerator/freezer, some fans, your phone charger, and some LED or CFL lights.

The good:
- 2-stroke engine, so no oil changes
- Built-in volt meter shows the AC output and is fairly accurate
- Inexpensive!!!!!
- Lightweight & portable
- Comes with battery charging cables
- Starts easily

The bad:
- It's loud. I measured 85dB standing about 10 feet away. I wouldn't want to take this camping, but for a jobsite or emergency, it's acceptable.
- Output voltage is a bit high and fast; I measured it to be 125VAC at 63Hz. Again, not a problem for most items, but beware.
- Idles rough. But once a load is attached, it smooths out and runs very nicely.
- Only 1 AC outlet

The biggest thing for me is knowing I have this in my garage for when a storm knocks out power. Honestly, the food it could save from spoiling just by keeping my fridge running will pay for it self the first extended outage. I was hoping to also be able to take it out near the river and power outdoor movie nights. It's a bit loud for that, but I'm sure we'll figure out a way to mitigate that . It certainly is portable enough to carry anywhere you need to go.

Overall, I'm pleased with the purchase. 4 stars.
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I sold my little red major brand name 4 stroke generator to pocket some cash and buy this one as a back up generator. I inspected it and all seemed well as far as nuts tightened and the like. The very first time I started it, it started on about the 10th pull, and after that usually starts on the 2nd or 3rd pull. Not bad. It idles a little rough compared to the 4 stroke, but that's about normal for a 2 stroke. But when a load is put on it, it runs smooth - and sounds like my old 2 stroke outboard cruising across the lake, and this made me smile with my purchase. Also, the sound level is about the same as my old "quiet" 4 stroke generator.
What I like about this being a 2 stroke engine is that I never have to adjust valves like a 4 stroke. On my old little red 4 stroke generator, you had to practically disassemble the entire engine casing to get at the valves and the entire valve adjustment job took a couple hours - this is just impractical. Also, the DC charging cables are included free, whereas with the 4 stroke you have to pay extra for them. And I'll never have to lift the unit up and turn it on it's side to do an oil change like the 4 stroke - no oil changes ever.
The main thing to keep in mind when considering purchasing this unit is how much it will power. It will power continuously 900 watts or less. It will power 900 to 1000 watts for a short time, maybe 15 minutes before the breaker will trip, and you have to let it cool and reset it. So if you size it right, there is no problem.
And one other thing: it says to use a 32:1 oil to gas mix. This is old school when 2 strokes ran off 30 weight motor oil, and for the reviews of people who have trouble starting it, perhaps you're using too much oil like 32:1.
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