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Generac GP17500E VS. Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator

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Winner:

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 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 :

Generac GP17500E

  • Electric Start
  • HORSEPOWER
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Low Oil Shut-Off
  • Air Cooled
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Generac GP17500E

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
WINNER :

Generac GP17500E

  • Low Oil Indicator
  • Low oil shutdown
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
Generac GP17500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • HORSEPOWER
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Low Oil Shut-Off
  • Air Cooled
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
  • Low Oil Indicator
  • Low oil shutdown
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COMPARISON – Generac GP17500E VS. Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

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

Starting Watts

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Starts with 26250 watts

Yes

4375 watts – can light and power up small tools

Running Stats

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

17500 running watts

Yes

3500 watts

RV Ready

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

RV ready through its multiple outlets and automatic idle control system

Yes

RV ready – features a travel trailer 30 R receptacle

Gas Powered

Generac GP17500E
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

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

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

Recoil Start

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

Yes

Yes – recoil to start

Electric Start

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Electric start with an included battery

No

Dual Fuel

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Uses only the gasoline type of fuel

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

73 Amps

Yes

Runs at 29.2 amps and at a peak 36.5 amps

VOLTAGE

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

120/240 Volts - single phase

Yes

Delivers AC 120 V –has an automatic voltage regulation

FREQUENCY

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

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

HORSEPOWER

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

N/A

No

ENGINE TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

992 CC Generac engine type

Yes

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

ENGINE SPEED

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Has a engine speed of 3600 RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Non CARB complaint

No

CSA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

Yes

Meets all the CSA standards – CSA certified

EPA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

N/A

No

Cold Start Technology

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

Yes

N/A

Easy to Start

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

Use a easy convectional pull start mechanism to start

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

Up to 5 gallons of gasoline capacity

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Spends 10 hours running on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

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

Runtime (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Features a low oil level shutdown that is activated automatically

No

Air Cooled

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Engine air cools to stop heating up after long run time

No

Engine Capacity

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

992 CC engine capacity

Yes

308 cc

Voltmeter

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

Yes

N/A

Noise Level (dBA)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Multi-Purpose

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

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

Solar Generator

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

No

Framed for Durability

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is framed for durability

Starting method

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Electric starting method with battery

Yes

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

Generac GP17500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Constructed with an open frame style

Yes

Open frame design

Outlets

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

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

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Portable to transport using the wheels and lifting eye handle

Yes

Can be transferred to any location for use without much effort

Weight

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

390 pounds

Yes

114.6 pounds

Wheel type

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

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

Handle style

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

Folding handle – easies movement to other places

Warranty

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

2 years limited warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

48.5 x 31 x 39.5 inches

No

Included Accessories

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

Comes with oil – helps with maintenance of generator

Generac GP17500E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

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

No

Low oil shutdown

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

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

No

Noise Level

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Has an automatic idle control – minimizes noise level while running

Yes

N/A

Generac GP17500E

CONCLUSION

Pros

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
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

- 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

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
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

- 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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