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The Briggs & Stratton 30362 - 5000 watt electric start portable generator has been discontinued and is not available for purchase at this time.

Briggs & Stratton 30362 - 5000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator

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Run Watts
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
Starting Watts
Briggs & Stratton OHV Engine
For longer life, reduced noise, and better fuel efficiency.

Portability Kit
Never flat tires and a fold down handle for convenience

Extended Run Time
5-gallon tank produces 10 hours of electricity at 50% load.

Electric Start
Start your generator with the push of a button
Maintenance-free battery comes with the unit
Included battery float charger keeps unit ready to go
  Model Number:30362
 Manufacturer:Briggs & Stratton
 Made in USA:Yes
 Brand:Briggs & Stratton Intek
 Starting System:12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
 HP/CC:305 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:Not Available
 Engine RPM:3600 RPM
 Low Oil Alert/Shutdown:Yes
 Cast Iron Sleeve:Yes
Product Specs
 Voltage120/240 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Auto Voltage Regulation:No
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:21 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
 Portability Kit:NeverFlat
 Tank Size:5 Gallons
 Run Time (50% Load):10 Hours
 Fuel Tank Material:Plastic
 Fuel Gauge:No
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:Not Measured by Manufacturer 
 Idle Control:No
 Hour Meter:No
 Voltage Meter:No
 Lifting Eye:No
 Weight:170 Lbs. (77.11 kilograms)
 Dimensions:25.5L x 18W x 21.5H
(64.77 x 45.72 x 54.61 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Warranty:Not Available
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Q: What do I need to consider when running a computer or LCD television off of my portable generator? I currently have a 10hp Briggs and Stratton powered Craftsman generator.
by Virgil Litterell from Oklahoma on February 07, 2011

A: The main thing to consider is the entire load you are connecting to your generator. The rule of thumb is to size the generator to 80% of the running capacity of the generator so that it has enough flexibility when a large load kicks on (refrigerator) the generator has enough power to handle it and not have to struggle which keeps the ability to output good voltage. It is the voltage drops that can damage/hurt sensitive electronics so it is important to not overload the generators.
by Mike, Product Expert

Q: How does this generator start in cold weather with the electric start? What is the difference between OHV engine & Generac's OHVI engine?
by Daryl Hammond from Ohio on January 17, 2011

A: Portable generators are normally stored inside and the B&S 30471 comes with a float style battery charger which is plugged into the generator when not in use. This allows the generator battery to have a sufficient charge when the generator is needed to start.

An OHV (Overhead Valve) engine is compact designed and generally makes the unit operate quieter. The Generac OHVI (Overhead Valve Industrial) engine is built robustly with premium power and high performance and comes with a fully pressurized oil lubrication system and spin-on filter.
by Mike, Product Expert

Briggs & Stratton 30362 Reviews & Ratings
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Manchester, PA
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Value
Ordered this after I found out they (B&S) had discontinued this model. Many friends have this model and it is great, Briggs and Stratton should rethink discontinuing this model (but I am sure they will not) anyway it is a great unit and far superior to the replacement.

The service from was beyond stellar, we ordered this unit in the afternoon on a Tuesday and it was delivered by noon on Thursday at no charge.

The only complaint was there was no “lift... more
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L D Hanks
Yukon, OK
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/4/10
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Great Generator For The Money!
Being a single female, I've always been told by my dad that I wouldn't have the necessary arm strength to start a generator.

Needless to say, starting this generator is a breeze and with the storms Oklahoma often has, having a generator is becoming a common household necessity.

Now I can be comfortable when those storms hit, knowing I can still power the window A/C units, refrigerator, and all of those little comfort items we've all grown accustomed to using.

Better yet, Briggs... more
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James Leach
Damascus, OR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/5/10
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
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I Will Buy From Egd Again
I love the electric start, it makes it very easy for my customer to start it and the transfer switch is user friendly.

I placed my order and was updated with shipping info daily. I will be buying from Electric Generators again.
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Leslie Thibodaux
Schriever, LA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/7/08
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Caught Between Hanna And Ike
Thanks Electric Generators Direct for the prompt delivery, even with the possibility of getting hit by "Hurricane Ike".

This is a fantastic generator, I recomend this generator to anyone looking for a good generator!!! The electric start makes is so easy for my wife to use it when I'm not around.

It is very user friendly- starting is a snap!!! Ordering was a snap!! "To your doorstep" delivery went smoothly!! All for the best price I could find!!! Looking forward to... more
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Ron Hallett
Rush Valley, UT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/8/10
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
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Found A Good Electric Start
I was looking for a standby generator for our house and wanted electric start. I went to a big box store and in the KW that I wanted they only had recoil start, but they also had some that were left over from Katrina so we purchased one.

Then my 5 KW for the 5th wheel went out and I started looking for another generator; again, I could only find recoil start.

I was sitting on our patio and noticed the Briggs & Stratton we had bought for stand-by, and started looking at that brand.
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