CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Generac GP17500E VS. Briggs and Stratton 30743

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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 30743

Reasons to buy Briggs and Stratton 30743 :

  • button icon Built with a multi featured control panel
  • button icon Simple recoil starting system
  • button icon Up to 7185 of starting watts and 5750 watts of running watts
  • button icon Lasting operation with 8 hours of run time on a 50% load
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Generac GP17500E

  • Electric Start
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Air Cooled
  • Noise Level (dBA)
DESIGN:
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SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Generac GP17500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Air Cooled
  • Noise Level (dBA)
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COMPARISON – Generac GP17500E VS. Briggs and Stratton 30743

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

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

Yes

Yes this generator is portable – wheels and handles enhance its portability from place to place

Starting Watts

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Starts with 26250 watts

Yes

7185 watts – powerful wattage

Running Stats

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

17500 running watts

Yes

5750 watts – can run large motor driven appliances and tools at ago

RV Ready

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

RV ready through its multiple outlets and automatic idle control system

Yes

Has 10 a fold up handle and 10 inch never go flat wheels – RV ready

Gas Powered

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

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

Yes

N/A

Recoil Start

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

Yes

Recoil starting system

Electric Start

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Electric start with an included battery

No

Dual Fuel

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Uses only the gasoline type of fuel

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

73 Amps

Yes

Runs on 59.9/29.9 amperage

VOLTAGE

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

120/240 Volts - single phase

Yes

AC - 120/240V 60 Hz – includes an automated voltage regulation

FREQUENCY

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

N/A

HORSEPOWER

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

992 CC Generac engine type

Yes

208cc OHV engine type

ENGINE SPEED

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Has a engine speed of 3600 RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Non CARB complaint

No

CSA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

EPA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

N/A

No

Cold Start Technology

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

Easy to Start

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

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

Yes

Uses a traditional pull to start mechanism – easy to start

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

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

Yes

Large 7.5 gallons – metallic tank capacity. Provides long hours of run time

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Spends 10 hours running on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

Spends 8 hours at 1/2 load – enough lighting and connection during power shortage

Runtime (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Features a low oil level shutdown that is activated automatically

Yes

It is built with low oil shut down. Includes built in fuel gauge and circuit breaker

Air Cooled

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Engine air cools to stop heating up after long run time

No

Engine Capacity

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

992 CC engine capacity

Yes

389 cc OHV – powerful engine capacity

Voltmeter

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

Yes

AC: 120/240V 60 Hz

Noise Level (dBA)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

N/A

No

Multi-Purpose

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

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

Yes

Generator is multipurpose – can cool foods, light the house and others connect devices

Heavy Duty

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

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

Yes

Can perform heavy duties – provides lighting to homes, offices, camps and tailgating

Solar Generator

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

Framed for Durability

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it has been bonded to frame for durability

Starting method

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Electric starting method with battery

Yes

Recoil start

Generac GP17500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Constructed with an open frame style

Yes

Created as an open frame

Outlets

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

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

Yes

Features 4 household GFCI 120 V outlets and 1 120/240 V. Use the 30 A locking outlet for any portable needs. Rubber outlet covers guard against elements

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Portable to transport using the wheels and lifting eye handle

Yes

Easy to shift to a different location

Weight

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

390 pounds

Yes

125.6 pounds

Wheel type

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

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

Yes

Solid never go flat wheels. Easily maneuvers over multiple surfaces

Handle style

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

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

Yes

Fold up handle style. helps in traveling and storage

Warranty

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

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

Yes

2 years – effective on purchase

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

48.5 x 31 x 39.5 inches

Yes

25.53 x 21.12 x 21.43 inches

Included Accessories

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

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

Yes

Rubber outlet covers and oil

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

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

Yes

Shuts down when oil level is low

Low oil shutdown

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

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

Yes

Low oil and overload protection. Turns off generator on low oil and overload

Noise Level

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Has an automatic idle control – minimizes noise level while running

Yes

N/A

CONCLUSION

Pros

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
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

- Built with a circuit breaker for protection - Will spend up to 11.5 hours on a 1/2 load - 10 inches never go flat wheels - Created with an open frame - An instant built in overload protection - Handles Fold once placed on the ground - An automatic oil shut off function - Comes with a spark arrestor – suitable for use in forested areas - Makes use of 7185 watts and 5750 watts for start and running - Includes an automated voltage regulation - High quality metallic fuel tank – 7.5 gallons of fuel - Up to 2 years of warranty - Compact size for simple storage - 29 x 26 x 29 inches - Portable to transport to different location - Has a power surge alternator for large motor driven appliances - Delivers a 120240 Voltage run using gasoline - Easily connects to breaker boxes in homes - Comes with data center on control panel - Rubber outlet covers – protects against elements - Keeps your food cold, lights on and family connected during power blackout - No loud noises during run time - Affordable to purchase and maintain - Comes with easy owner’s manual - Has 4 GFCI 120V household outlets, one 120/240V and 30A locking outlet

Cons

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
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

- Does not have an electric start option - Not complaint to EPA and CARB - Cannot be run using solar - No dual fuel option – doesn’t use propane - Engine cannot be air cooled - Only one color option – black - Heavy to lift in high surfaces like cars and stairs

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