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Powerhorse Portable Generator - 4000 Surge Watts, 3100 Rated Watts

Item# 166112
This rugged Powerhorse Portable Generator keeps your refrigerator, lights, TV and more running smoothly in the midst of a power outage. Clean power output, with less than 5 total harmonic distortion at full load, safely runs sensitive electronics. Key features like a full bank of outlets, a voltmeter and full-efficient OHV engine also make this model ideal for jobsites and outdoor projects. A FREE wheel kit completes the package. Combine these features with rigorous U.S.-based testing, dedicated customer/tech support and incredible value, and you'll own one of the most reliable generators in the industry. Not for sale in California. Battery Included No, Battery Required No, Dimensions L x W x H in. 28 x 18 x 18, Engine Displacement cc 208, Fuel Capacity gal. 4.0, Fuel Type Gasoline, Low Oil Shutdown Yes, Noise Level dB 70, Rated Watts 3,100, Receptacles qty. 10, Run Time 10 hrs. at 1/2 load, Start Type Recoil, Surge Watts 4,000, Engine Powerhorse OHV. Eight 120V, 20 Amp outlets One 12V DC outlet One 120V/240V, 30 Amp locking outlet Two 13.5 Amp breakers Voltmeter Free wheel kit Safe for sensitive electronics with less than 5 THD @ 100 load
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Questions & Answers for Powerhorse Portable Generator - 4000 Surge Watts, 3100 Rated Watts

Question

Will this power a 15 amp 120 volt refrigerator and two standard 75 Watt bulbs? What does the 13.5 amp button on the control panel do? Thanks.

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
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Chaz2000
 - NY
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answer 1
With no problem at all. See my review!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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JakeBPG
 - Longswamp, Pa
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answer 2
Powerhorse Expert
This Powerhorse portable generator will produce enough power for a 15 amp 120 volt refrigerator and 2 standard 75 watt bulbs. The 13.5 amp buttons on the control panel are circuit breakers.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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PowerhorseExpert5
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answer 3
I have run two side by side refrigerators and an upright freezer from this generator as well as a number of light circuits in my house all at the same time with this generator and it handled this with no problem. As all ready answered, the 13.5 amp button is a circuit breaker.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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RobinSoutheastPA
 - Warminster, PA
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Will this generator work with a power transfer switch to run various items such as the furnace fan, 1/3 hp sump pump, and a refrigerator?

asked 3 years ago
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Anonymous
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Powerhorse Expert
Our Powerhorse Portable Generator will work with a number of different transfer switches for powering many different items. Check out my product recommendations below for extras you will need.
answered 3 years ago
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PowerhorseExpert5
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answer 2
yes it has lots of power
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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normwud
 - Grande Prairie Alberta Canada
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What RPM does this run at?

I have heard that a generator that runs at lower rpm will last longer - makes sense. Curious to know. Thanks!
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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if the genorator runs at a lower speed it may not put out the required power..but you are right, in general a motor that runs at a lower speed will run longer...but if the unit has an oil filter, changing it more often and using a good quality filter. (not from wal-mar and so on) is just as good as changing the speed,. also change the oil at least every season and use a good quality synthetic oil, that alone will double engine life as well as save you gas
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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OutaPower
 - Western Washington
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answer 2
Powerhorse Expert
All Powerhorse Portable Generators will run at a standard 3600 RPM.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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PowerhorseExpert29
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HOW QUIET, WHATS THE NOISE RATING?

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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TRAILORPRK
 - WASHINGTONVILLE NY
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answer 1
Powerhorse Expert
The Powerhorse 4000 is rated at 75 decibels, very comparable to most generators of its size.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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PowerhorseExpert29
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answer 2
Low ,would not have a problem using this as back up power anytime its needed.
answered 2 years ago
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xynot
 - South Carolina
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Are there any steps that I need to take to properly winterize this generator?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
you should either use a fuel stabilizer in your gas..if you do not then you should shut off the fuel and start the unit and let it run out of gas, then drain the fuel and if you can drain the float bowl...
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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OutaPower
 - Western Washington
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answer 2
Powerhorse Expert
If you will not be able to exercise the generator regularly, you must prepare the engine for long term storage to prevent gum deposits from forming and causing malfunction of the engine.
Prepare engine for long term storage by:
Removing all gasoline from the tank and carburetor
OR
Adding fuel stabilizer to the gasoline (following manufacturer’s instructions)
Fuel stabilizer steps:
1. Ensure gasoline tank is full.
2. Add fuel stabilizer to fuel tank.
3. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow it to enter the fuel system.
4. Shut off engine
5. Disconnect spark plug wire and remove spark plug
6. Add one teaspoon oil through spark plug hole
7. Place rag over spark plug hole and turn starter (or pull the recoil) a few times to lubricate the combustion chamber.
8. Replace spark plug, but do not reconnect the spark plug wire.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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PowerhorseExpert
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Can this generator produce 120V at the standard outlets and 240V at the twistlock simultaneously?

Or do you have to switch it to use the twistlock and then the standard 120V outlets no longer are in the circuit?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Powerhorse Expert
You can use both at the same time, but only if the draw from the items being powered does not exceed the maximum rated wattage.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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PowerhorseExpert
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answer 2
To the best of my knowledge, all outlets are active all the time the generator is operating. Be sure you do not exceed the generating capacity of he generator.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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7Larry7
 - Dallas, TX
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What's the difference between a generator and a generator/inverter?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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Engineman1
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The main difference is that a standard generator produces AC power with a motor attached to an alternator. An inverter generator produces AC power with a different type of alternator, which is then converted to DC power. Then the DC power is converted back to AC by the inverter. The inverter smooths and cleans the power. The smaller inverter generators are lighter because they are made with lighter materials and have smaller engines. With smaller engines that run at speeds to match the load's wattage requirement, inverter generators produce lower decibel(dB) levels resulting in less noise and also higher fuel efficiency.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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PowerhorseExpert11
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answer 2
In very broad terms, a generator is something that you must turn to generate electricity, while an inverter is an electronic unit that takes the power in and converts it to something else; such as taking 12 volts DC and converting it to 120 volts AC. There is more to this answer than I have, but this is the general idea.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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7Larry7
 - Dallas, TX
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What type of nema 30 amp outlet (14, 15)?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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badco
 - PA
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NEMA L14-30R. From the instruction manual for the Powerhorse 4000 generator.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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7Larry7
 - Dallas, TX
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answer 2
Powerhorse Expert
The Powerhorse 4000 has an L14-30 amp outlet.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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PowerhorseExpert29
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Can this run a LCD TV and computers without damaging them?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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twsarch
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answer 1
Powerhorse Expert
The Powerhorse 4000 has a total harmonic distortion of 5% or less and is safe to use with electronics like computers and televisions.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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PowerhorseExpert29
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answer 2
I have used the electrical power from this generator to power my computer with no issues.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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7Larry7
 - Dallas, TX
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Question

12 car jumper attachment

Is there a cable that will allow you to jump car from 12 volt power supply on generator. I have seen on other modles. Thanks
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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Kimokeo
 - Corpus Christi
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answer 1
The generator has a 12 volt connection, but I do not think it could jump-start a car. What you could do, is to use it to charge the battery for a while, then start it up.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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7Larry7
 - Dallas, TX
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answer 2
Powerhorse Expert
We do not sell an attachment that would go from the 12 volt DC outlet to jump start a car. Many 120 volt battery chargers will have a high voltage jump mode that can run off AC power. See links below for a few we sell.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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PowerhorseExpert29
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