CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Generac GP17500E VS. Firman P03606

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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:

Firman P03606

Reasons to buy Firman P03606 :

  • button icon Built with a True 30 Amps plugs and 120V/240V Power
  • button icon Portable generator
  • button icon Quiet noise level of only 68 decibels
  • button icon Ideal for camping, emergency power and work sites
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PERFORMANCE:
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DESIGN:
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Generac GP17500E

  • Wheel type
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Generac GP17500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • CARB Compliant
  • Wheel type
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COMPARISON – Generac GP17500E VS. Firman P03606

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is a portable generator

Starting Watts

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

Starts with 26250 watts

Yes

4550 starting Watts

Running Stats

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

17500 running watts

Yes

3650 running watts

RV Ready

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

RV ready through its multiple outlets and automatic idle control system

Yes

Easily accessible multi feature control center and covered outlets – RV ready

Gas Powered

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

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

Yes

25 hours of THD at a full tank load

Recoil Start

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
No

Yes

Recoil starting system

Electric Start

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

Electric start with an included battery

No

Dual Fuel

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

Uses only the gasoline type of fuel

Yes

Gas fuel type

AMPERAGE

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

73 Amps

Yes

Provides a True 30 Amps power

VOLTAGE

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

120/240 Volts - single phase

Yes

120V/240V – comes with an option to select power

FREQUENCY

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

992 CC Generac engine type

Yes

208 cc

ENGINE SPEED

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

Has a engine speed of 3600 RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

Non CARB complaint

No

CSA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
No

No

EPA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

N/A

Yes

Meets the EPA standards of certification

Cold Start Technology

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
No

No

Easy to Start

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

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

Yes

Quick and easy start through rubberized thresher handle that makes it instant

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

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

Yes

5 gallon fuel tank capacity for gasoline

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

Spends 10 hours running on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

14 hours run time on a 50% load

Runtime (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

Features a low oil level shutdown that is activated automatically

Yes

Detects low oil remaining in fuel tank and then shuts off automatically

Air Cooled

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

Engine air cools to stop heating up after long run time

Yes

Phoenix fat head block assists in air cooling

Engine Capacity

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

992 CC engine capacity

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
No

Yes

N/A

Noise Level (dBA)

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

N/A

Yes

68 dBA

Multi-Purpose

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

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

Yes

It is multi-purpose - work-site, camping and emergency power

Heavy Duty

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

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

Yes

Heavy duty generator – can power up multiple appliances and lighting needs

Solar Generator

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
No

No

Framed for Durability

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

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

Yes

A tubular roll cage frame that is both compact and durable

Starting method

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

Electric starting method with battery

Yes

Uses the recoils starting method to run

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

Constructed with an open frame style

Yes

Constructed with an open frame design

Outlets

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

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

Yes

Comes with outlets (1) TT30R (RV Ready), (1) L1430R and (2) 120V Standard (5-20 Duplex)

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

Portable to transport using the wheels and lifting eye handle

Yes

It is easily movable both indoors and outdoors

Weight

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

390 pounds

Yes

117 lbs – lightweight generator

Wheel type

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

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

No

Handle style

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

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

Yes

Built with a rubberized thresher handle style. simplifies the recoil start

Warranty

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

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

Yes

3 year warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

48.5 x 31 x 39.5 inches

Yes

24″ x 18.1″ x 19.9″

Included Accessories

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

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

Yes

oil, funnel, user manual, a spark plug wrench, and dual wrenches

Generac GP17500E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

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

Yes

Features a low oil indicator through 4 in 1 data minder unit

Low oil shutdown

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, will shut down instantly when oil reaches minimum in fuel tank

Noise Level

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
Yes

Has an automatic idle control – minimizes noise level while running

Yes

68 decibels noise level – keeps your power supply quiet

CONCLUSION

Pros

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
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

- This generator contains a 5 gallon fuel tank that can render a whole 14 hours of run time - Comes with additional accessories such as oil, manual, spark plug wrench, funnel and shipping bracket wrenches - 4550 Starting Watts and 3650 Running Watts - Its Max Pro Series 208 cc engine is able to run cool and efficient due to the Phoenix Fat Head Block - Provides easy fingertips information through the 4 in 1 data minder that measures hours, volts, hertz and indicates on low oil - A long warranty period of up to 3 years - Ever RV ready through the multi feature control panel that has covered outlets - Contains a recoil starting system that has been equipped with 30 Amps plugs for power - Lasts for years through the compact durable roll cage frame design - Comes with outlets (1) TT30R (RV Ready), (1) L1430R and (2) 120V Standard (5-20 Duplex) - Has a selectable 120V/240V power that is provided by the Max Pro Series 208cc Firman engine - Its Volt Lock automatic voltage regulator provides clean and consistent output of power - Compact and appropriate dimensions of 24 inch x 18.1 inch x 19.9 inch - Easily air cooled using the Phoenix fat head block - Covers protect the outlet from dirt, dust and debris entry - Comes with an on and off engine switch - Voltage selector allows you to select the power

Cons

Generac GP17500E
Firman P03606
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 use an electric start option - Uses only a single fuel type and that is gas - Generator is not CARB complaint or CSA certified - Uses gasoline which may be highly inflammable - It is not constructed with wheels for portability - Cannot be solar charged

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