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Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts

Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts

Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
Simpson Cleaning SPG5568 5,500-Watt Portable Gas Generator, 5500 Watts
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Features

  • SIMPSON OHV 420cc engine with low oil shutdown feature
  • Roll cage frame protection with foldable handle for easy mobility and storage
  • Never-flat wheels for ease of maneuverability across various terrain
  • Covered outlets include: four 120-Volt 20 Amp household and one 120-Volt 30 Amp locking
  • 5,500 running watts, 6,800 starting watts

Description

SIMPSON portable generators are perfect for providing power at worksites, Recreational facilities, residential locations & more.


Product Dimensions 31.1 x 21.46 x 23.82 inches


Item Weight 178 pounds


Manufacturer FNA


ASIN B07D97V96Z


Item model number SPG5568


Customer Reviews 4.1 out of 5 stars 72 ratings 4.1 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #171,793 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #393 in Outdoor Generators


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Features

  • SIMPSON OHV 420cc engine with low oil shutdown feature
  • Roll cage frame protection with foldable handle for easy mobility and storage
  • Never-flat wheels for ease of maneuverability across various terrain
  • Covered outlets include: four 120-Volt 20 Amp household and one 120-Volt 30 Amp locking
  • 5,500 running watts, 6,800 starting watts

Description

SIMPSON portable generators are perfect for providing power at worksites, Recreational facilities, residential locations & more.


Product Dimensions 31.1 x 21.46 x 23.82 inches


Item Weight 178 pounds


Manufacturer FNA


ASIN B07D97V96Z


Item model number SPG5568


Customer Reviews 4.1 out of 5 stars 72 ratings 4.1 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #171,793 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #393 in Outdoor Generators


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • SIMPSON OHV 420cc engine with low oil shutdown feature
  • Roll cage frame protection with foldable handle for easy mobility and storage
  • Never-flat wheels for ease of maneuverability across various terrain
  • Covered outlets include: four 120-Volt 20 Amp household and one 120-Volt 30 Amp locking
  • 5,500 running watts, 6,800 starting watts

Description

SIMPSON portable generators are perfect for providing power at worksites, Recreational facilities, residential locations & more.


Product Dimensions 31.1 x 21.46 x 23.82 inches


Item Weight 178 pounds


Manufacturer FNA


ASIN B07D97V96Z


Item model number SPG5568


Customer Reviews 4.1 out of 5 stars 72 ratings 4.1 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #171,793 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #393 in Outdoor Generators


abunda_amazon_reviews I received the product and it had been dropped and broken. Amazon paid me for the product eventually but shipping the product back was very expensive and I received a sizable monetary loss. I will purchase small items on Amazon but buying any sizable or heavy product that may have issues will not be purchased through Amazon. I felt like I was playing a shell game.;;Reviewed in the United States on December 10, 2018;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Money lost;;SillCybin;;;I ordered this model for my 81 year old father because it said it has an electric start. It doesn't. Now the Hassel of returning it.;;Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2019;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;No electric start.;;Michael S.;;;After reading the other reviews, I found a common theme, and that was how loud everyone said it was. To my surprise and delight, it was no more noisy than my Subaru 5500.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Added oil and fuel, started right up and the electric start and genset worked fine.;;Colin G.;;;For the price I was sceptical, too cheap, best genny I've bought, works perfectly for my race car operation;;Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Best bang for the buck;;Richie;;;Very easy to operate.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;It took over 3 weeks to receive this "in stock" item.;;Susan Finfrock;;;responsables con lo requerido;;Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;responsables con lo requerido;;Amazon Customer;;;The generator is powerful and capable and the electric start is a great convenience but its probably too loud for most users other than job worksites . During my testing, the Simpson generator was operated to power a variety of items and the following are the observations from those tests: The Good: -- Large 7500 watt capacity!. That’s about 62amps, large enough to run most households. -- 115 or 230VAC! Very conveniently provides both 115VAC and 230VAC outputs with a variety of socket types with each outlet having a circuit breaker. -- Power tools....no problem! I ran a miter saw from the generator and the saw blade spooled up and cut as strongly as it does with house power. Then engine barely nudged higher when the saw was on. -- Power Start! The battery power startup is a wonderful feature and the generator started immediately. -- No Battery Required! If you don’t have a battery or the battery is dead the generator will easily pull start. It pull started on the first tug. A battery need not be present to run the engine. - Low Vibration! The unit has vibration dampers and rubber feet and I did not see the generator move or walk across the floor due to vibrations (see illustration). -- Comes with 2 keys for power start. -- Convenient haul handle that folds out of the way. -- Quick setup! Only 10 minutes to assemble with wheels and stand, add oil and start up. -- Tools Included! It comes with wrench to assemble and spark plug removal tool.. -- Fuel filler filter. A screen in the filler will prevent debri from entering the tank and its easily removed to clean. -- Multiple Circuit Breakers! Each outlet has a circuit breaker so one load failure will not pull down all the outputs. - There is a run time display. You don’t have to guess when maintenance is required. 1st maintenance is after 10 hrs of run time when the oil should be changed. The Bad: To test the unit I ran the unit with a 20 amp load consisting of space heaters. The following are the results: -- Very Very Loud: I measured 95 dba at idle and 98 dba with a 20 amp load. That is an equivalent sound level to a table saw. Its to loud to be located near a recreational activity or close to neighbors. The loudness makes it most suitable for a jobsite - Noisy AC Output: The output of the generator is very noisy. I measured about 75V peak to peak noise riding the 60hz waveform. For comparison (see photograph of oscilloscope display) I also measured the house AC and you can see how much cleaner it is. Concerned that this may cause problems with more susceptible electronic system I did power a HDTV and a Blueray player and saw No degrading effects in the picture or the operation of the electronics. -- The generators AC output was so noisy that my frequency measurement instrument could not measure the generators output frequency. By comparison the clean house AC measured 59.98 Hz. -- No battery provided! Simpson support specified the battery should be a motorcycle battery providing 14VA and with dimensions of 5.2”t x 3.3”w x 5.9”l. Other observations: -- Its Heavy! At 210lbs the generator is not easily transported. -- While 1 quart of oil is provided, the entire quart only filled to 1/3 above low. Additional oil is probably required. -- Circuit breaker water proofing covers were loose so check those. Conclusion: The Simpson Portable Generator is a powerful at 7500W will power an entire home and flexible in that it provides 115 and 230 VAC outputs with a variety of sockets. However the 98 dba noise levels (equivalent to a table saw) probably make it too loud to be located near recreational activities or neighbors.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;A Poweful 7500 watt generator providing 115 and 230VAC and electric start but very loud;;rkruz;;;This 5500 watt generator has two 120v 20 amp and one 120/240v 30 amp circuit breakers, which is enough to run emergency power to a small home if needed. It's more than enough power for portable welding or construction projects where you aren't near an AC power source, and it's great for providing power to a large RV or other outdoor function. The biggest downside is how loud it is. It's not incredibly loud, it's similar to a lawn mower. In an emergency situation or construction site it wouldn't matter much, but in a crowded campground it might be an issue. This unit is heavy. It was delivered to be via freight and weighs just under 190 pounds. The box was in perfect condition, unlike so many packages I receive from the brown delivery service. I was able to remove it off the pallet and drag it into my garage to assemble it. 2 hard plastic wheels mount using a cotter pin and there is a front stand that bolts on. An locking arm raises to help roll it around, and it's almost immovable without the wheels and that arm. It's heavy, but not impossible to roll around on a hard surface. It could be carried by 2-3 strong people. The large alternator that generates the AC power is the heaviest part, and sits over the wheels, which helps moving it a bit. Starting the 420cc Simpson engine up for the first time couldn't be easier. There are warnings all over the unit to not use more than 10% ethanol in the 91 or higher octane fuel that is required for it to operate. As ethanol becomes more and more popular, I hope this doesn't become an issue. Where I live, they still sell 91 octane fuel with 0% ethanol, at an inflated price. The engine holds 1100ml of oil which is included in the box. It's just normal 10w-30 and there is a funnel included to help fill it up. Once I added fuel to the 6 gallon tank, I turned the choke on and pulled the handle ONE TIME and it started right up. I moved the choke over and it ran smoothly. Every time I've tried to start it, it started on the first pull, and I didn't even pull hard. So that's nice, and it's good to know I don't need to worry about maintaining a battery for an electric starter. I took a quick video on how easy it is to start. Voltage was just under 119v under a small 500ma load just to test. I attached a photo from a kill-a-watt power strip, which is all I had at the time of this review to measure voltage and may not be totally accurate. The unit itself is very basic but it looks nice. The grey rollcage protects the unit, and there are some nice features like the fuel level gauge and the "data center" which is a digital display with the engine hours. The oil dipstick is easy to access, and the fuel filler is right on top and has a screen to filter out any small particles Each circuit has its own breaker and there is a wingnut screw to add a ground connection. This engine features an auto shutoff if it's low on oil which is nice, especially since it can be easy to forget to check the oil if you use it a lot. I was really impressed with how easy this generator was to start. It's very powerful and aside from it's size and how loud it is, it has a lot of uses. I haven't had a chance to run it from a full tank to empty to see how long it lasts, but the manufacturer says it will run 9 hours on a tank at 50% load, which is 2750w or about 23A current draw. The generator has a 3 year warranty for consumer use and the generator itself seems really well built overall. As long as I can get my hands on low ethanol fuel and keep the oil changed, it should last for many, many years.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Loud, heavy, and very powerful;;eric

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Top Amazon Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By SillCybin - Reviewed in the United States on December 10, 2018
Money lost
I received the product and it had been dropped and broken. Amazon paid me for the product eventually but shipping the product back was very expensive and I received a sizable monetary loss. I will purchase small items on Amazon but buying any sizable or heavy product that may have issues will not be purchased through Amazon. I felt like I was playing a shell game.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Michael S. - Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2019
No electric start.
I ordered this model for my 81 year old father because it said it has an electric start. It doesn't. Now the Hassel of returning it.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Colin G. - Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2019
Added oil and fuel, started right up and the electric start and genset worked fine.
After reading the other reviews, I found a common theme, and that was how loud everyone said it was. To my surprise and delight, it was no more noisy than my Subaru 5500.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Richie - Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2019
Best bang for the buck
For the price I was sceptical, too cheap, best genny I've bought, works perfectly for my race car operation

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Susan Finfrock - Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2019
It took over 3 weeks to receive this "in stock" item.
Very easy to operate.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2019
responsables con lo requerido
responsables con lo requerido

4.0 out of 5 stars
By rkruz - Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2018
A Poweful 7500 watt generator providing 115 and 230VAC and electric start but very loud
The generator is powerful and capable and the electric start is a great convenience but its probably too loud for most users other than job worksites . During my testing, the Simpson generator was operated to power a variety of items and the following are the observations from those tests: The Good: -- Large 7500 watt capacity!. That’s about 62amps, large enough to run most households. -- 115 or 230VAC! Very conveniently provides both 115VAC and 230VAC outputs with a variety of socket types with each outlet having a circuit breaker. -- Power tools....no problem! I ran a miter saw from the generator and the saw blade spooled up and cut as strongly as it does with house power. Then engine barely nudged higher when the saw was on. -- Power Start! The battery power startup is a wonderful feature and the generator started immediately. -- No Battery Required! If you don’t have a battery or the battery is dead the generator will easily pull start. It pull started on the first tug. A battery need not be present to run the engine. - Low Vibration! The unit has vibration dampers and rubber feet and I did not see the generator move or walk across the floor due to vibrations (see illustration). -- Comes with 2 keys for power start. -- Convenient haul handle that folds out of the way. -- Quick setup! Only 10 minutes to assemble with wheels and stand, add oil and start up. -- Tools Included! It comes with wrench to assemble and spark plug removal tool.. -- Fuel filler filter. A screen in the filler will prevent debri from entering the tank and its easily removed to clean. -- Multiple Circuit Breakers! Each outlet has a circuit breaker so one load failure will not pull down all the outputs. - There is a run time display. You don’t have to guess when maintenance is required. 1st maintenance is after 10 hrs of run time when the oil should be changed. The Bad: To test the unit I ran the unit with a 20 amp load consisting of space heaters. The following are the results: -- Very Very Loud: I measured 95 dba at idle and 98 dba with a 20 amp load. That is an equivalent sound level to a table saw. Its to loud to be located near a recreational activity or close to neighbors. The loudness makes it most suitable for a jobsite - Noisy AC Output: The output of the generator is very noisy. I measured about 75V peak to peak noise riding the 60hz waveform. For comparison (see photograph of oscilloscope display) I also measured the house AC and you can see how much cleaner it is. Concerned that this may cause problems with more susceptible electronic system I did power a HDTV and a Blueray player and saw No degrading effects in the picture or the operation of the electronics. -- The generators AC output was so noisy that my frequency measurement instrument could not measure the generators output frequency. By comparison the clean house AC measured 59.98 Hz. -- No battery provided! Simpson support specified the battery should be a motorcycle battery providing 14VA and with dimensions of 5.2”t x 3.3”w x 5.9”l. Other observations: -- Its Heavy! At 210lbs the generator is not easily transported. -- While 1 quart of oil is provided, the entire quart only filled to 1/3 above low. Additional oil is probably required. -- Circuit breaker water proofing covers were loose so check those. Conclusion: The Simpson Portable Generator is a powerful at 7500W will power an entire home and flexible in that it provides 115 and 230 VAC outputs with a variety of sockets. However the 98 dba noise levels (equivalent to a table saw) probably make it too loud to be located near recreational activities or neighbors.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By eric - Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2018
Loud, heavy, and very powerful
This 5500 watt generator has two 120v 20 amp and one 120/240v 30 amp circuit breakers, which is enough to run emergency power to a small home if needed. It's more than enough power for portable welding or construction projects where you aren't near an AC power source, and it's great for providing power to a large RV or other outdoor function. The biggest downside is how loud it is. It's not incredibly loud, it's similar to a lawn mower. In an emergency situation or construction site it wouldn't matter much, but in a crowded campground it might be an issue. This unit is heavy. It was delivered to be via freight and weighs just under 190 pounds. The box was in perfect condition, unlike so many packages I receive from the brown delivery service. I was able to remove it off the pallet and drag it into my garage to assemble it. 2 hard plastic wheels mount using a cotter pin and there is a front stand that bolts on. An locking arm raises to help roll it around, and it's almost immovable without the wheels and that arm. It's heavy, but not impossible to roll around on a hard surface. It could be carried by 2-3 strong people. The large alternator that generates the AC power is the heaviest part, and sits over the wheels, which helps moving it a bit. Starting the 420cc Simpson engine up for the first time couldn't be easier. There are warnings all over the unit to not use more than 10% ethanol in the 91 or higher octane fuel that is required for it to operate. As ethanol becomes more and more popular, I hope this doesn't become an issue. Where I live, they still sell 91 octane fuel with 0% ethanol, at an inflated price. The engine holds 1100ml of oil which is included in the box. It's just normal 10w-30 and there is a funnel included to help fill it up. Once I added fuel to the 6 gallon tank, I turned the choke on and pulled the handle ONE TIME and it started right up. I moved the choke over and it ran smoothly. Every time I've tried to start it, it started on the first pull, and I didn't even pull hard. So that's nice, and it's good to know I don't need to worry about maintaining a battery for an electric starter. I took a quick video on how easy it is to start. Voltage was just under 119v under a small 500ma load just to test. I attached a photo from a kill-a-watt power strip, which is all I had at the time of this review to measure voltage and may not be totally accurate. The unit itself is very basic but it looks nice. The grey rollcage protects the unit, and there are some nice features like the fuel level gauge and the "data center" which is a digital display with the engine hours. The oil dipstick is easy to access, and the fuel filler is right on top and has a screen to filter out any small particles Each circuit has its own breaker and there is a wingnut screw to add a ground connection. This engine features an auto shutoff if it's low on oil which is nice, especially since it can be easy to forget to check the oil if you use it a lot. I was really impressed with how easy this generator was to start. It's very powerful and aside from it's size and how loud it is, it has a lot of uses. I haven't had a chance to run it from a full tank to empty to see how long it lasts, but the manufacturer says it will run 9 hours on a tank at 50% load, which is 2750w or about 23A current draw. The generator has a 3 year warranty for consumer use and the generator itself seems really well built overall. As long as I can get my hands on low ethanol fuel and keep the oil changed, it should last for many, many years.

Recent Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By SillCybin - Reviewed in the United States on December 10, 2018
Money lost
I received the product and it had been dropped and broken. Amazon paid me for the product eventually but shipping the product back was very expensive and I received a sizable monetary loss. I will purchase small items on Amazon but buying any sizable or heavy product that may have issues will not be purchased through Amazon. I felt like I was playing a shell game.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Michael S. - Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2019
No electric start.
I ordered this model for my 81 year old father because it said it has an electric start. It doesn't. Now the Hassel of returning it.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Colin G. - Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2019
Added oil and fuel, started right up and the electric start and genset worked fine.
After reading the other reviews, I found a common theme, and that was how loud everyone said it was. To my surprise and delight, it was no more noisy than my Subaru 5500.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Richie - Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2019
Best bang for the buck
For the price I was sceptical, too cheap, best genny I've bought, works perfectly for my race car operation

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Susan Finfrock - Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2019
It took over 3 weeks to receive this "in stock" item.
Very easy to operate.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2019
responsables con lo requerido
responsables con lo requerido

4.0 out of 5 stars
By rkruz - Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2018
A Poweful 7500 watt generator providing 115 and 230VAC and electric start but very loud
The generator is powerful and capable and the electric start is a great convenience but its probably too loud for most users other than job worksites . During my testing, the Simpson generator was operated to power a variety of items and the following are the observations from those tests: The Good: -- Large 7500 watt capacity!. That’s about 62amps, large enough to run most households. -- 115 or 230VAC! Very conveniently provides both 115VAC and 230VAC outputs with a variety of socket types with each outlet having a circuit breaker. -- Power tools....no problem! I ran a miter saw from the generator and the saw blade spooled up and cut as strongly as it does with house power. Then engine barely nudged higher when the saw was on. -- Power Start! The battery power startup is a wonderful feature and the generator started immediately. -- No Battery Required! If you don’t have a battery or the battery is dead the generator will easily pull start. It pull started on the first tug. A battery need not be present to run the engine. - Low Vibration! The unit has vibration dampers and rubber feet and I did not see the generator move or walk across the floor due to vibrations (see illustration). -- Comes with 2 keys for power start. -- Convenient haul handle that folds out of the way. -- Quick setup! Only 10 minutes to assemble with wheels and stand, add oil and start up. -- Tools Included! It comes with wrench to assemble and spark plug removal tool.. -- Fuel filler filter. A screen in the filler will prevent debri from entering the tank and its easily removed to clean. -- Multiple Circuit Breakers! Each outlet has a circuit breaker so one load failure will not pull down all the outputs. - There is a run time display. You don’t have to guess when maintenance is required. 1st maintenance is after 10 hrs of run time when the oil should be changed. The Bad: To test the unit I ran the unit with a 20 amp load consisting of space heaters. The following are the results: -- Very Very Loud: I measured 95 dba at idle and 98 dba with a 20 amp load. That is an equivalent sound level to a table saw. Its to loud to be located near a recreational activity or close to neighbors. The loudness makes it most suitable for a jobsite - Noisy AC Output: The output of the generator is very noisy. I measured about 75V peak to peak noise riding the 60hz waveform. For comparison (see photograph of oscilloscope display) I also measured the house AC and you can see how much cleaner it is. Concerned that this may cause problems with more susceptible electronic system I did power a HDTV and a Blueray player and saw No degrading effects in the picture or the operation of the electronics. -- The generators AC output was so noisy that my frequency measurement instrument could not measure the generators output frequency. By comparison the clean house AC measured 59.98 Hz. -- No battery provided! Simpson support specified the battery should be a motorcycle battery providing 14VA and with dimensions of 5.2”t x 3.3”w x 5.9”l. Other observations: -- Its Heavy! At 210lbs the generator is not easily transported. -- While 1 quart of oil is provided, the entire quart only filled to 1/3 above low. Additional oil is probably required. -- Circuit breaker water proofing covers were loose so check those. Conclusion: The Simpson Portable Generator is a powerful at 7500W will power an entire home and flexible in that it provides 115 and 230 VAC outputs with a variety of sockets. However the 98 dba noise levels (equivalent to a table saw) probably make it too loud to be located near recreational activities or neighbors.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By eric - Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2018
Loud, heavy, and very powerful
This 5500 watt generator has two 120v 20 amp and one 120/240v 30 amp circuit breakers, which is enough to run emergency power to a small home if needed. It's more than enough power for portable welding or construction projects where you aren't near an AC power source, and it's great for providing power to a large RV or other outdoor function. The biggest downside is how loud it is. It's not incredibly loud, it's similar to a lawn mower. In an emergency situation or construction site it wouldn't matter much, but in a crowded campground it might be an issue. This unit is heavy. It was delivered to be via freight and weighs just under 190 pounds. The box was in perfect condition, unlike so many packages I receive from the brown delivery service. I was able to remove it off the pallet and drag it into my garage to assemble it. 2 hard plastic wheels mount using a cotter pin and there is a front stand that bolts on. An locking arm raises to help roll it around, and it's almost immovable without the wheels and that arm. It's heavy, but not impossible to roll around on a hard surface. It could be carried by 2-3 strong people. The large alternator that generates the AC power is the heaviest part, and sits over the wheels, which helps moving it a bit. Starting the 420cc Simpson engine up for the first time couldn't be easier. There are warnings all over the unit to not use more than 10% ethanol in the 91 or higher octane fuel that is required for it to operate. As ethanol becomes more and more popular, I hope this doesn't become an issue. Where I live, they still sell 91 octane fuel with 0% ethanol, at an inflated price. The engine holds 1100ml of oil which is included in the box. It's just normal 10w-30 and there is a funnel included to help fill it up. Once I added fuel to the 6 gallon tank, I turned the choke on and pulled the handle ONE TIME and it started right up. I moved the choke over and it ran smoothly. Every time I've tried to start it, it started on the first pull, and I didn't even pull hard. So that's nice, and it's good to know I don't need to worry about maintaining a battery for an electric starter. I took a quick video on how easy it is to start. Voltage was just under 119v under a small 500ma load just to test. I attached a photo from a kill-a-watt power strip, which is all I had at the time of this review to measure voltage and may not be totally accurate. The unit itself is very basic but it looks nice. The grey rollcage protects the unit, and there are some nice features like the fuel level gauge and the "data center" which is a digital display with the engine hours. The oil dipstick is easy to access, and the fuel filler is right on top and has a screen to filter out any small particles Each circuit has its own breaker and there is a wingnut screw to add a ground connection. This engine features an auto shutoff if it's low on oil which is nice, especially since it can be easy to forget to check the oil if you use it a lot. I was really impressed with how easy this generator was to start. It's very powerful and aside from it's size and how loud it is, it has a lot of uses. I haven't had a chance to run it from a full tank to empty to see how long it lasts, but the manufacturer says it will run 9 hours on a tank at 50% load, which is 2750w or about 23A current draw. The generator has a 3 year warranty for consumer use and the generator itself seems really well built overall. As long as I can get my hands on low ethanol fuel and keep the oil changed, it should last for many, many years.