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Briggs & Stratton 30466 - 3500 Watt Portable Generator

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Grade

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Run Watts
3,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
4,375
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
OHV
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Ideal For Powering A Small Appliance Or A Few Household Items

Briggs & Stratton 1150 Series™ OHV Engine
Provides long life, high performance, and great fuel efficiency

Power Surge™ Alternator
Produces up to 25% more starting wattage for all your power needs

Single Sided Control Panel
All user touch points are conveniently located
Features rubber outlet covers

4-Gallon Metal Fuel Tank w/ Fuel Gage
Provides up to 8 hours of run time at 1/2 load

Designed For Easy Mobility
8" never go flat wheels
Fold-down "T-Handle", takes up less space when stored


Model
  Model Number:30466
 UPC:011675304669
 Manufacturer:Briggs & Stratton
 Made in USA:No
Engine
 Brand:Briggs & Stratton OHV
 Starting System:Recoil Start
 HP/CC:250 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:Not Available
 Engine RPM:3600 RPM
 Low Oil Alert/Shutdown:No
 Cast Iron Sleeve:No
Product Specs
 Voltage120/240 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Auto Voltage Regulation:No
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:15 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
 Portability Kit:NeverFlat
 Tank Size:4 Gallons
 Run Time (50% Load):8 Hours
 Fuel Tank Material:Metal
 Fuel Gauge:Yes
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:Not Measured by Manufacturer 
 Idle Control:No
 Hour Meter:No
 Voltage Meter:No
 Lifting Eye:No
 Battery:Not Applicable
Overview
 Assembly Required:Yes
 Weight:133 Lbs. (60.33 kilograms)
 Dimensions:26"L x 18"W x 22"H
(66.04 x 45.72 x 55.88 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Warranty:90 Days
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NEMA L14-20R

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  1 Question
Q: Hi Jim: considering the B&S 7000 electric start portable generator but want to know what the operating DB level is. I didn't see it in the specs.
by Dale from New Hampshire on January 23, 2011

A: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, Briggs & Stratton, like many other generator manufacturers, do not publish the decibel ratings for their generators. This unit does come equipped with a Low Tone Muffler for Quiet Operation but, I don’t have a decibel number to give you. Currently, there are no industry standards or requirements for generator manufacturers to follow when testing their generators for noise. Due to this, manufacturers can test the noise level under any conditions they choose and, therefore, the results are not very reliable as each company will test under conditions that are favorable to their products.
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
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4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
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Price (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Cons
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67% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
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Total Reviews
102 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
4229 Helpful Votes
Electric Generators Direct Recommended

This generator has enough power to back up your refrigerator and sump pump and possibly a few lights.

If you are looking for a generator to be there in an emergency when you need, this Briggs & Stratton model can give you peace of mind that your most important appliances are covered.

You may even have enough power to watch the big game!
Mike Recommends This Model
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John M.
Highland Lakes, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/23/13
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Big Enough
I needed a 240 volt generator to run my jet well pump in the basement. B&S was recommended by the local small engine shop, they make a decent generator and the parts are not a problem.

I paired it with a Reliant 8 circuit transfer switch and it worked great. It ran my furnace/hot water (oil, base board, 2000 sq ft) well pump, bath exhaust fan and 400 watts of lighting- no problem.

I don't know if I would run my toaster oven or microwave and the well pump at the same time, but... more
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Brian
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/30/12
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good
This is the first generator I have used. I installed a transfer switch that made it very easy.

It ran my fridge, furnace, and half the lights in house without even getting close to max watts.
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Mike
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
25 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
09
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
3 Hours Into Break-in, It Broke, In For Warranty Repair
I bought this B&S 30466 right before Christmas 2012 and have gradually run it under small loads to do initial break-in per owner's manual (5 hours run time then change oil). Ran smoothly and quietly first few runs until yesterday when I heard a pop/crack sound which then became a cacophony of distressed engine/bearing sounds...An authorized dealer said if its running and producing correct voltage to just keep using it until "there is a problem". In fact the problem was evident in... more
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Mike
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
25 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
15
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Broke During Break-in & B&s's Resolution...
I am late responding to the outcome of my initial predicament,. I.e., alternator yoke and engine adapter cracked after approx 3 hours of break-in .( possibly due to seized end bearing, damage in transit or misalignment of press fit to engine shaft)... After numerous attempts by local B&S service center to procure replacement parts, per the schematic, I was contacted by B&S Sales/Marketing in June and provided a complete refund on the purchase price. Seems the parts diagram and actual... more
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Albert P.
Manahawkin, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/13/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
My first generator was drowned by Superstorm Sandy, even though it had served me well in the past, so, I made the decision to upgrade and never sit in the dark like a troglodlyte again. The new Generator started up on the first pull, and has run flawlessly under no load for the break-in period. Power inlet and transfer box going in next week, and we'll be ready for the next "100 year storm"...
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Fast
Albert Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Anthony L.
Staten Island, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/31/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
24
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Product
It shipped fast, had no problems.

I pulled it out of the box and it took 5 minutes to setup.

It started on the first pull, & seems well built.
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Jim
Ramsey, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/26/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hurricane Sandy Power
I had ordered the generator and it was supposed to arrive on the day Sandy hit NJ. Unfortunately, it could not be delivered that day, but I was able to pick it up a day later.

I took it out of the box, put on the wheels and handle, filled it with the oil (supplied with generator) and gas. To my surprise, with one pull it started right up!

It's an excellent product and I would recommend it to anyone thinking about a back-up generator.
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Mark
Arlington, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/9/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Purrs Along
So far so good. I unpacked it, filled it with oil and some fuel, and the little guy started immediately on the first pull. It purrs along at a reasonable noise level - no more than an average gas lawn mower.

I'm very pleased with the purchase. I like that it doesn't weigh 200 pounds and yet will supply enough power to run essentials in an emergency outage.

Of course, the generator hasn't been put to a true test at this point - no storms knocking out electricity - but I'm confident... more
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Adam
Green Twp., NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/13/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
03
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
5 Days Of Heat & Tv Thanks To Generators Direct!
This generator got us through the east coast Halloween snow storm without a hitch! Everything was easy about this generator. From ordering to free shipping to set-up and then running for 5 days. Could not be happier!
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Jay
Chattanooga, TN
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Generator
I picked up this unit after we had some tornadoes come through our area of TN. I was without power for 5 days, but lucky I borrowed a Honda unit. I did some research and this Briggs & Stratton unit fit my needs. I've had good quality out of my other Briggs & Stratton powered yard equipment and hoped the engine quality would be just as good.

The unit was shipped and delivered fast. It was packaged good, and came with everything I need to get it running, except gas. I put it... more
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Luis
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/17/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Ok But Not Great
During the last storm, we lost power for almost 3 days. The last day we were without power we borrowed a small Honda generator. It was easy to start. When I tried to start the 30466, it took some doing with the choke and switches. The first time I tried to start it, I think I may have flooded the carburetor. After it started running, it ran well, but did not feel it like a smooth/steady sound. I trust it will start well when I need it!
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Luis,
Please follow the Owner's Manual instructions about engine break-in for best performance. Using fresh gasoline will also make for easier starting.
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