CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Pulsar PG1202S VS. Generac GP17500E

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Pulsar PG1202S

Reasons to buy Pulsar PG1202S:

  • button icon It’s a mini portable generator
  • button icon Automatic low oil shut down
  • button icon Runs for 8.5 hours on a 1/2 load
  • button icon Starts at 1200 watts and runs at 900 watts
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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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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Pulsar PG1202S

  • Recoil Start
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Generac GP17500E

  • Wheel type
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :

COMPARISON – Pulsar PG1202S VS. Generac GP17500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Features a mini size that is portable to move from one place to another

Yes

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

Starting Watts

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

1200 peak watts for staring

Yes

Starts with 26250 watts

Running Stats

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

900 running watts of power

Yes

17500 running watts

RV Ready

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

RV ready – delivers multipurpose and heavy duty power for both indoors and outdoors

Yes

RV ready through its multiple outlets and automatic idle control system

Gas Powered

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Can run 8.5 hours on a 50% load

Yes

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

Recoil Start

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Recoil starts

No

Electric Start

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
No

Yes

Electric start with an included battery

Dual Fuel

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Works with non-leaded gasoline and oil mixture fuel type

Yes

Uses only the gasoline type of fuel

AMPERAGE

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

73 Amps

VOLTAGE

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

120 Volts

Yes

120/240 Volts - single phase

FREQUENCY

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

2.2 HP

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

72 cc 2 stroke engine type

Yes

992 CC Generac engine type

ENGINE SPEED

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Has a engine speed of 3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Complies with the CARB standards for safety

Yes

Non CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
No

No

EPA Certified

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

EPA certified

Yes

N/A

Cold Start Technology

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
No

No

Easy to Start

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Hassle free starting method. All you do is pull start for the generator to run

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

1.1 gallon fuel tank

Yes

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

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Takes up to 8.5 hours nonstop at a 1/2 load

Yes

Spends 10 hours running on a 1/2 gasoline load

Runtime (Propane)

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Yes, this generator will shut down immediately low oil is detected in the fuel tank

Yes

Features a low oil level shutdown that is activated automatically

Air Cooled

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Generator is air cooled to prevent it from heating up

Yes

Engine air cools to stop heating up after long run time

Engine Capacity

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

72 cc engine capacity

Yes

992 CC engine capacity

Voltmeter

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

N/A

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

65 dBA noise level

Yes

N/A

Multi-Purpose

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Multi-purpose generator – can provide emergency power in homes, camps, while fishing, hunting, tailgating etc

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Can handle heavy duty appliances – provides emergency power and keeps your appliances connected

Yes

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

Solar Generator

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

It is framed for durability to last over a long period

Yes

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

Starting method

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Recoil starting method

Yes

Electric starting method with battery

Pulsar PG1202S

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

PG1202S features an open frame build

Yes

Constructed with an open frame style

Outlets

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

(2) 120V AC Outlets, (1) 12V DC Output

Yes

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

Portable

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Portable using its brief and light compact build for easy transportation

Yes

Portable to transport using the wheels and lifting eye handle

Weight

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

35 lbs

Yes

390 pounds

Wheel type

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
No

Yes

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

Handle style

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Comfort grip handles – easily accessible when moving generator to another place

Yes

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

Warranty

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

1 year warranty

Yes

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

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

16.2 x 14 x 14.8 inches

Yes

48.5 x 31 x 39.5 inches

Included Accessories

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

12 V battery cables

Yes

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

Generac GP17500E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Comprises of low oil and over load protection system. Indicates when oil is low

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

Automatically shuts down when oil is minimum in the 1.1 gallon fuel tank

Yes

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

Noise Level

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

65 decibels quiet mode system – runs the generator in silence not to interrupt your activity

Yes

Has an automatic idle control – minimizes noise level while running

CONCLUSION

Pros

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

- Generator is able to handle heavy duty appliances and provides emergency power to keeps your appliances connected - Features high beginning watts 1200 watts and 900 running watts for gasoline - It comes with 2 120V AC outlets and 1 12V DC output grant you the ability to charge and power numerous devices - Complies with the CARB standards for safety and is EPA certified for safety - Easy to start using the traditional pull-start mechanism that is user friendly - RV ready through its multipurpose and heavy duty ability for both indoors and outdoors - Generator contains a low oil and over load protection that turns off engine when oil is too low or too much - Has a non leaded gasoline and oil mixture fuel type - On top and easily accessible handle style with a rubberized material to give you a soft handle - Comes with 12 V battery cables of included accessories - Features a lightweight 35 lbs and a compact size - 65 decibels quiet mode system to helps you enjoy quiet running - This brand comes with a 1 year warranty - Provides emergency power for up to 8.5 hours on a 50% load of gasoline - Also contains an engine switch for on and off

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

Cons

Pulsar PG1202S
Generac GP17500E
Yes

- It is not built with wheels to help with movement - Doesn’t use solar as a fuel type - Cold start technology is not included in the generator - Not able to electric start or use a remote control system - Generator uses fuel which may be inflammable if not uses well

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

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