CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Generac GP17500E VS. Briggs & Stratton 30713

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Generac GP17500E

Reasons to buy Generac GP17500E:

  • button icon Inbuilt with an automatic idle control system
  • button icon Uses a powerful Generac's OHVI engine
  • button icon Starts 26250 watts at and runs at 17500 watts
  • button icon Very large 16 gallon fuel tank capacity
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Runners Up:

Briggs & Stratton 30713

Reasons to buy Briggs & Stratton 30713 :

  • button icon Up to 12 hours of runtime on a 50% load
  • button icon Features an easy to use control panel
  • button icon Has a power surge alternator
  • button icon Portable through the 10 inch never go flat wheels
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Briggs & Stratton 30713

  • CSA Certified
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Generac GP17500E

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
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COMPARISON – Generac GP17500E VS. Briggs & Stratton 30713

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Yes, effortless to move from one place to another for emergency power supply

Yes

Is a portable generator.

Starting Watts

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Starts with 26250 watts

Yes

Runs of 6250 watts – very powerful wattage

Running Stats

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

17500 running watts

Yes

5000 watts

RV Ready

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

RV ready through its multiple outlets and automatic idle control system

Yes

Can be easily moved both in and outside – RV ready

Gas Powered

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Works using gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Takes up to 10 hours after a 1/2 fuel load

Yes

Long run time of 12 hours on 1/2 load

Recoil Start

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
No

No

Electric Start

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Electric start with an included battery

Yes

Electric start - Easy to operate control panel

Dual Fuel

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Uses only the gasoline type of fuel

Yes

Gas

AMPERAGE

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

73 Amps

Yes

N/A

VOLTAGE

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

120/240 Volts - single phase

Yes

120 Voltage

FREQUENCY

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

N/A

HORSEPOWER

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

992 CC Generac engine type

Yes

389 cc engine type – heavy duty

ENGINE SPEED

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Has a engine speed of 3600 RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Non CARB complaint

Yes

N/A

CSA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
No

Yes

N/A

EPA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Cold Start Technology

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
No

No

Easy to Start

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Hassle free starting method – electric start using the on/off switch that is placed on the engine without any complicated steps

Yes

Press on the button to start. Easy to use control panel with quick guides

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

A large 16 gallon fuel tank capacity – delivers fuel for extended running

Yes

5 gallon fuel tank. Delivers 12 hours of uninterrupted runtime

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Spends 10 hours running on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

Takes 12 hours running after a 1/2 load. Keeps you connected during long power shortages

Runtime (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Features a low oil level shutdown that is activated automatically

Yes

Created with low oil shut off function. Prevents accidents when oil is at minimum

Air Cooled

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Engine air cools to stop heating up after long run time

Yes

Yes – generator uses the Overhead Valve (OHV) to get air cooled

Engine Capacity

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

992 CC engine capacity

Yes

389 cc engine capacity

Voltmeter

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Multi-Purpose

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Multi-purpose generator that can be used both indoors and outdoors to deliver emergency power.

Yes

Can be used for multi-purpose – RV ready, camping, sites and homes s

Heavy Duty

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Heavy duty - delivers enough energy to power up a 5 ton air conditioner and other appliances

Yes

Power surge alternator – generator can power up both small and large electric appliances during power outages

Solar Generator

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
No

No

Framed for Durability

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Framed for durability – features a 1 1/4 inch steel tube cradle that provides strength and is long lasting

Yes

Is framed for durability

Starting method

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Electric starting method with battery

Yes

Electric start – click on the control panel to start

Briggs & Stratton 30713

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Constructed with an open frame style

Yes

Has an open frame

Outlets

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Outlets include - 120/240V 30-Amp (L14-30R) and 50-Amp (14-50R) plus receptacles

Yes

4 120V household outlets and 1 120/240V, 30A locking outlet – ideal for portable power usage

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Portable to transport using the wheels and lifting eye handle

Yes

Generator can be moved to any place.

Weight

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

390 pounds

Yes

187 pounds

Wheel type

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Moves using a 12 inch pneumatic wheel type. Can climb raised surfaces

Yes

Never go flat wheels – 10 inches makes to easy to climb multiple surfaces

Handle style

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

An integrated lifting eye handle – attached to the frame for easy lifting and movement

Yes

Fold up handle style – ideal for storage especially in places with little space

Warranty

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

1 year warranty for commercial engine and 2 years for consumer engine

Yes

N/A

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

48.5 x 31 x 39.5 inches

No

Included Accessories

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Power cords, cold weather kits, covers and amp tents, inlet boxes and wheel kits

Yes

Comes with engine oil, operators manual and a quick start up and shutdown guide

Generac GP17500E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Built with a low oil alert system. Alerts you when oil is reaching minimum in the 16 gallon fuel tank capacity

Yes

Has an hour meter – shows the amount of time remaining for automatic shut down for low oil

Low oil shutdown

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Shuts down on its own to prevent engine damage on low oil

Yes

Yes, generator will go off once low has reached minimum in fuel tank

Noise Level

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

Has an automatic idle control – minimizes noise level while running

Yes

N/A

CONCLUSION

Pros

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

- Has a powerful engine speed of 3600 RPM - Features a panel mounted hour meter that makes it simple to keep tract of run time and maintenance intervals - Multipurpose generator that is built for job sites, camps among others and home backup power supply - Uses a large 16 gallon fuel tank capacity with an inbuilt fuel gauge - Electric starting method with a simple button push and 12 VDC 36665-CCA battery included - It is a portable generator with a 12 inch pneumatic wheels and integrated lifting eye handle for transportation - Has a full pressure lubrication ability with an automatic low oil shutdown to prevent engine damage - It is RV ready through multiple outlets and automatic idle control system - Heavy duty enough to power up a 5 ton air conditioner and other appliances - Framed for durability using a 1 1/4 inch steel tube cradle

Yes

- Outlets built with rubber covers that guards against elements - 10 inch never go flat solid wheels that can easily climb over any surface - A long runtime of 12 hours to keep you powered during power shortages - Features a power surge alternator that created a short surge power required to start large and small appliances and tools - A fold up handle with rubber details to prevent slipping off hands - High quality metallic fuel tank with a 5 gallon capacity - Portable generator that can be transported to any place without difficulty - Comes with engine oil, manual and easy start and stop guide - Built with a multi featured control panel that has a circuit breaker protection - Its overhead Valve (OHV) technology helps the generator to run cooler and longer - Heavy duty 389 cc engine type that is reliable and long lasting - Generator has been framed for durability - High start of 6250 watts and operation of 5000 watts - Suitable for portable power needs with its 4 120V household outlets and 1 120/240V, 30A locking outlet - Built for multi-purpose because it is RV ready, camping and homes - Contains a low oil shut down to save engine from damage - Great design that easily blends with décor - Built with an open frame design

Cons

Generac GP17500E
Briggs & Stratton 30713
Yes

- Not built with a voltmeter - It is Non CARB complaint - This engine doesn’t have dual fuel ability - Cannot be solar charged - Uses only one type of fuel source which is gasoline - Cold start technology is not included - Very heavy to lift in areas where wheels cannot maneuver on like stairs

Yes

- Not created for solar usage – no direct sun charge - Uses only one type of fuel – might be costly - Does not recoil to start running - Might be hard to carry in places wheels cannot maneuver over - Uses gasoline which is inflammable

Overall Winner

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