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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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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
  Model Number:30422
 Manufacturer:Briggs & Stratton
 Made in USA:No
 Brand:Briggs & Stratton Vanguard
 Starting System:Recoil Start
 HP/CC:305 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:Not Available
 Engine RPM:3600 RPM
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: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
 Weight:162 Lbs. (73.48 kilograms)
 Dimensions:28.25L x 18.63W x 27H
(71.76 x 47.32 x 68.58 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

Briggs & Stratton 30422 Reviews & Ratings
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Virginia Beach, VA
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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Newport News, VA
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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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Houston, TX
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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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