CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Generac GP17500E VS. Firman P08003

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Winner:

Firman P08003

Reasons to buy Firman P08003:

  • button icon A remote start key control from up to 168 inches
  • button icon A 439cc Performance engine type
  • button icon Provides True 30A & 50A Power
  • button icon Large 8 gallons fuel tank
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Runners Up:

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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PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Firman P08003

  • Recoil Start
  • CSA Certified
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Firman P08003

Reasons why we like it:

  • Recoil Start
  • CSA Certified
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COMPARISON – Generac GP17500E VS. Firman P08003

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

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

Yes

Portable generator - ready to move anywhere

Starting Watts

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

Starts with 26250 watts

Yes

Up to 10, 000 starting watts

Running Stats

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

17500 running watts

Yes

8, 000 running watts

RV Ready

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

RV ready through its multiple outlets and automatic idle control system

Yes

RV ready with multi feature control panel and covered outlets

Gas Powered

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

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

Yes

12 hour run time

Recoil Start

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
No

Yes

P08003 is able to recoil start

Electric Start

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

Electric start with an included battery

No

Dual Fuel

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

Uses only the gasoline type of fuel

Yes

Runs on gas

AMPERAGE

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

73 Amps

Yes

30 Amps and 50 Amps power

VOLTAGE

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

120/240 Volts - single phase

Yes

120/240 volts

FREQUENCY

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

992 CC Generac engine type

Yes

439 cc

ENGINE SPEED

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

Has a engine speed of 3600 RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

Non CARB complaint

Yes

Compliant with CARB

CSA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
No

Yes

N/A

EPA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Cold Start Technology

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
No

No

Easy to Start

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

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

Yes

User friendly starts through a remove start or stop. Is effective from a distance of up to 168 foot

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

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

Yes

8 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

Spends 10 hours running on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

Spends at least 12 hours on a 50% load

Runtime (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

Features a low oil level shutdown that is activated automatically

Yes

Yes, shuts off automatically when low oil is remaining in fuel tank

Air Cooled

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

Engine air cools to stop heating up after long run time

Yes

Engine runs cool

Engine Capacity

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

992 CC engine capacity

Yes

439 cc

Voltmeter

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

N/A

Yes

74 db

Multi-Purpose

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

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

Yes

It is multipurpose – can handle construction sites, ranch, large RV’s, emergency power and buses

Heavy Duty

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

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

Yes

Built for heavy duty – keeps you connected during power black outs

Solar Generator

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
No

No

Framed for Durability

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

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

Yes

Frame for durability with a solid tubular roll cage frame design

Starting method

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

Electric starting method with battery

Yes

Uses multiple starting methods - recoil, remote and electric starts

Firman P08003

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

Constructed with an open frame style

Yes

Is crated with an open frame

Outlets

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

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

Yes

Outlets: 14-50R 120V/240V – 50A, (1) TT-30R RV ready) 120V – 30A, (1) L14-30R 120V/240V – 30A twist lock, (1) L5-30R 120V – 30A, (2) 5-20R duplex GFCI 120V – 20A

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

Portable to transport using the wheels and lifting eye handle

Yes

Movement is not a big problem. Wheels and handles make generator portable

Weight

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

390 pounds

Yes

218 lbs

Wheel type

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

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

Yes

Features a 10 inch heavy duty never flat wheels – created for multiple floors

Handle style

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

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

Yes

Uses a high leverage single folding handle grip

Warranty

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

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

Yes

3 years warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

48.5 x 31 x 39.5 inches

Yes

28.4 x 27.9 x 26.8 inches

Included Accessories

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

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

Yes

A bottle of engine oil, remote control, funnel, remote holder, tool kit and Volt Lock Automatic Voltage Regulator

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

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

Yes

Uses an automatic low oil shutdown protection to indicate

Low oil shutdown

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

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

Yes

Shuts down immediately low oil is detected in fuel tank

Noise Level

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
Yes

Has an automatic idle control – minimizes noise level while running

Yes

74 db noise level

CONCLUSION

Pros

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
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

- Features a remote that has a staring distance of up to 168 feet - Portable generator and prepared for any task - Has a 4 in 1 data minder that can measure Hertz, hours, volts and a low oil indicator - 12 hours run time on a 50% load from a 8 gallon fuel tank capacity - Box contains engine oil bottle, remote control, funnel, remote holder, tool kit and Volt Lock Automatic Voltage Regulator - Built with a 10000 starting Watts and 8000 running watts - Max Pro Series 439cc Firman engine that can be air cooled and is efficient - Generator comes with a 10 inch heavy duty never flat tires - Comes with high leverage folding single handles - Has a 3 start method such as recoil, electric and remote starts for flexibility - Outlets: 14-50R 120V/240V – 50A, (1) TT-30R RV ready) 120V – 30A, (1) L14-30R 120V/240V – 30A twist lock, (1) L5-30R 120V – 30A, (2) 5-20R duplex GFCI 120V – 20A - It has a built in tank gauge for user convenience - This generator has a quiet muffler with USDA FS certified spark arrester - Has been framed for durability using a compact tubular roll cage frame - Extra accessories include; bottle of engine oil, remote control, funnel, remote holder, tool kit and Volt Lock Automatic Voltage Regulator - Always RV ready with multi feature control panel along with covered outlets - It is CARB complaint for safety

Cons

Generac GP17500E
Firman P08003
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

- It is not a solar generator - Not flexible enough to use dual fuel - Might be heavy to carry on stairs and other highly raised surfaces

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