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The Briggs & Stratton 30422 - 5000 watt portable generator has been discontinued and is not available for purchase at this time.

Briggs & Stratton 30422 - 5000 Watt Portable Generator

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Grade

Style
Run Watts
5,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
6,250
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Vanguard
Mission-Critical Emergency Generator
Ideal for restoring power to essential appliances

Premium Briggs & Stratton Vanguard™ OHV Engine
Powerful 305cc/9.00 Gross HP per SAE J1940
For longer life, reduced noise, and better fuel efficiency

Portability Kit
10" solid NeverFlat wheels
Sturdy lightweight aluminum frame

Extended Run Time
Large capacity 7-gallon fuel tank
13-hour run time at 50% load

All-Season Control Panel
4-120V standard household outlets with covers
1-120/240V 30-amp locking outlet with cover
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs and Stratton Vanguard
Starting System
Recoil Start
CC
305 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Auto Voltage Regulation
No
Surge Watts
6250 Watts
Rated Watts
5000 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
21 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Portability Kit
NeverFlat
Tank Size
7 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
13 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
Battery
Not Applicable
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
162 Pounds
Product Length
28.25 Inches
Product Width
18.63 Inches
Product Height
27 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Model
30422
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Outlets
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)

NEMA L14-30R
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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 Jared, Product Expert

Briggs & Stratton 30422 Reviews & Ratings
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Raymond
Virginia Beach, VA
REVIEWED
SEP.
15
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Didn't Need To Use...
I ordered the generator on Wednesday. Irene was due here by the weekend. The generator showed up on Friday, I had it together and ready to go in about 30 mins. Lucky for me the power never went out and I didn't need it.

Runs great easy to start 1st or 2nd pull. Very quiet! Have used it for a small construction job Saved alot of steps and the use of long cords for the saw.

Very Happy so far Just need that power inlet box that is on back-order and it will be ready to plug in for... more
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Rich
Newport News, VA
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ready And Able For Irene
Hurricane Irene, East Coast, 3 days no power, 3 kids and wife.

Pros: You need two refrigerators and all lights, you got it. You need to run Water Heater and some lights, you got it. You need to run a microwave and all lights, fans, computer, ipods, well you got it with this model. Whatever i needed this generator for, it handled it. Even the ac on 30 amp switch at night. Quiter gen. around 70-75 db, not bad for back yard noise. Easy pull start, wife even handled it while i worked. Always... more
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Tex
Houston, TX
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mr. Houston
Best portable generator I have ever owned. Hooked it up to my house during the last hurricane and it had no problem running everything, including one ac unit (2 1/2 ton). Would recommend to everyone to at least have this one for standby if you do not want to buy a big standby whole home generator.
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