CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Ford FG5250PBE VS. Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator

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Winner:

Ford FG5250PBE

Reasons to buy Ford FG5250PBE:

  • button icon Framed for durability with M frame steel
  • button icon Drop down handle with comfortable grip
  • button icon 11 hours of run time on 1/2 gasoline load
  • button icon Dual fuel with a switch and go technology
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Runners Up:

Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator

Reasons to buy Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator :

  • button icon Runs a total of 14 hours on a 50% load of gasoline
  • button icon 5 gallons fuel tank capacity
  • button icon Up to household outlets and 1 RC outlet
  • button icon 7 inch never go flat wheels
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Ford FG5250PBE

  • Dual Fuel
  • HORSEPOWER
  • CARB Compliant
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Low Oil Shut-Off
  • Air Cooled
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Ford FG5250PBE

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
WINNER :

Ford FG5250PBE

  • Low Oil Indicator
  • Low oil shutdown
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
Ford FG5250PBE

Reasons why we like it:

  • Dual Fuel
  • HORSEPOWER
  • CARB Compliant
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Low Oil Shut-Off
  • Air Cooled
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
  • Low Oil Indicator
  • Low oil shutdown
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COMPARISON – Ford FG5250PBE VS. Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Yes, this is a portable generator

Yes

Requires less effort to transport – portable with wheels and handle to support transportation

Starting Watts

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

5250 watts for gas and 4250 watts for propane

Yes

4375 watts – can light and power up small tools

Running Stats

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

4750 watts for gasoline and 3800 watts for propane

Yes

3500 watts

RV Ready

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

RV ready with a travel trailer 30-R receptacle and digital data center

Yes

RV ready – features a travel trailer 30 R receptacle

Gas Powered

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Fueled by gasoline. Takes in 5 gallons at 1/2 load

Run Time on Full Tank

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

N/A

Yes

About 14 hours on full tank. Long time of power supply

Recoil Start

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Recoil start

Yes

Yes – recoil to start

Electric Start

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

No

Dual Fuel

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Utilizes dual fuel for flexibility

No

FUEL TYPE

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Liquid propane and gasoline with patented switch and go technology

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

30 Amperage

Yes

Runs at 29.2 amps and at a peak 36.5 amps

VOLTAGE

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

120 Voltage

Yes

Delivers AC 120 V –has an automatic voltage regulation

FREQUENCY

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Frequency at 60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz – can finish 60 cycles of complete wave sequence in a second

HORSEPOWER

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

N/A

No

ENGINE TYPE

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

224 cc

Yes

308 cc 4 stroke OHV engine type – durable and reliable overtime

ENGINE SPEED

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

4 stroke

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

CARB Complaint

No

CSA Certified

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

Yes

Meets all the CSA standards – CSA certified

EPA Certified

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

No

Cold Start Technology

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

Yes

N/A

Easy to Start

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Utilizes a easy to start traditional pull-start mechanism and also a simple and elegant electric starter

Yes

Use a easy convectional pull start mechanism to start

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

4 gallon steel fuel tank capacity with a 0.36 GPH of fuel consumption

Yes

Up to 5 gallons of gasoline capacity

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

20 lbs tank size for propane – comes with about 0.52 GPH or propane consumption

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Runs for 11 hours on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

Spends 14 hours of runtime – at 50%. No need for regular fueling

Runtime (Propane)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Spends up to 9 hours on a 1/2 propane load

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Automatic low oil shut-off system

No

Air Cooled

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Air cooled

No

Engine Capacity

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

224 cc OHV engine - 4 stroke engine capacity

Yes

308 cc

Voltmeter

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Noise Level (dBA)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

76 decibels of noise level

Yes

N/A

Multi-Purpose

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Multi-purpose – built with a spark arrestor for forests and camps. Also has transfer switch ready for homes and offices

Yes

Powers up small tools, RV air conditioner and backup power for home – multi purpose

Heavy Duty

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Handle heavy duty lighting requirements and keeps family connected during power blackouts

Yes

Takes up heavy duty tasks with ease – RV camping, home lighting and connection

Solar Generator

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

No

Framed for Durability

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Framed for durability with rugged M frame style

Yes

Yes, it is framed for durability

Starting method

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Recoil and electric starting method

Yes

Recoil or manual start method - rewind the recoil starter to begin

Ford FG5250PBE

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

FG5250PBE has an open frame for stability

Yes

Open frame design

Outlets

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

(1) 120V 30A (RV) outlet, (1) Duplex 120V 20A outlet and (1) 120/240V 30A twist-lock outlet (L14-30)

Yes

1-120 V / 20 A Duplex and 1-120 V/30 A Locking RV Outlet

Portable

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Wheels and handle make generator portable during movement

Yes

Can be transferred to any location for use without much effort

Weight

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

108 pounds

Yes

114.6 pounds

Wheel type

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Attached with 8 inch never flat wheels. Big enough to mount raised surfaces

Yes

7 inches never go flat wheels – glides smoothly across multiple floors

Handle style

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Features a pair of drop down handles – rubberized at the top for a comfort grip

Yes

Folding handle – easies movement to other places

Warranty

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

2 years warranty

Yes

2 years limited warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

27 x 19 x 22 inches

No

Included Accessories

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Comes with Oil, tool kit, funnel and propane hose

Yes

Comes with oil – helps with maintenance of generator

Ford FG5250PBE

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Low oil and over load protection- indicates once oil is low

No

Low oil shutdown

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Generator shuts down instantly once oil is low and not refilled

No

Noise Level

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

76 dBA noise level – quieter than a vacuum cleaner

Yes

N/A

Ford FG5250PBE

CONCLUSION

Pros

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

- Features high starting watts 5250 watts for gas and 4250 watts for propane - Running watts of 4750 watts for gasoline and 3800 watts for propane - Multi-purpose generator constructed with a spark arrestor for forests and camps. Also has transfer switch ready for homes and offices - Outlets are (1) 120V 30A (RV) outlet, (1) Duplex 120V 20A outlet and (1) 120/240V 30A twist-lock outlet (L14-30) - Easy to start using the traditional pull-start mechanism and also features an elegant electric starter - RV ready through a travel trailer 30-R receptacle and digital data center - Generator contains a low oil and over load protection that turns off engine - Works on both gasoline and propane fuel types - Drop down handle style with a rubberized material to give you a comfortable handle - Comes with Oil, tool kit, funnel and propane hose of included accessories - Up to 20 lbs of tank size for propane and about 0.52 GPH or propane consumption - Noise level of 76 decibels for a quiet operation - Comes with large 8 inch never flat wheels that easily mounts over raised surfaces

Yes

- A powerful 208 cc OHV Briggs & Stratton power built 4 stroke - High quality metallic fuel tank with 5 gallon capacity - Up to 4375 starting watts and 3500 of running watts - RV ready through the travel trailer 30 R receptacle - Spends about 14 hours of runtime of a 1/2 load - Has a never go flat wheel type of 7 inches – can easily maneuver over different surfaces - Simple method of start through recoil - Built with an automatic voltage regulation system - Can power up small tools and provide power back up from homes - Easily powers up recreational vehicle using 120 V / 30A RV - Generator has been framed for durability - Comes with an included accessories such as oil - Quality assurance through 2 year warranty - Is entirely CSA certified for safety - Generators works at a great 29.2 amps with a peak of 36.5 amps - Has a suitable size of dimensions that can easily be stored - Contains a spark arrestor - Folding handle makes transportation of generator simple - 1-120 V / 20 A Duplex and 1-120 V/30 A Locking RV Outlets

Cons

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

- It is not EPA or CSA certified - Generator produces some sound while it is running - Heavy to lift on stairs and other highly raised surfaces - Cold start technology is not listed - It is expensive to purchase gas and propane

Yes

- Doesn’t have a low oil shut off ability - Not built with an electric start ability - Uses only a single type of fuel – gasoline - No indication alert when fuel tank is almost empty - Cannot be solar charged directly from the sun - Is not EPA and CARB certified - Engine is not air cooled - Slightly heavy to carry up stairs or lift to a car - Gasoline can leak which is harmful - Not constructed with an inverter

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