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Briggs & Stratton 30468 - 5500 Watt Portable Generator

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Grade

Style
Run Watts
5,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
6,875
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
OHV
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Ideal For Powering Small Appliances Or A Few Household Items

Briggs & Stratton 1650 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

5-Gallon Metal Fuel Tank w/ Fuel Gage
Provides up to 10 hours of run time at 1/2 load

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

Easy Maintenance
Built-in hour meter helps you keep track of oil changes

CSA Approved


Model
  Model Number:30468
 UPC:011675304683
 Manufacturer:Briggs & Stratton
 Made in USA:No
Engine
 Brand:Briggs & Stratton OHV
 Starting System:Recoil Start
 HP/CC:342 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
 Alternator:Brushless
 Auto Voltage Regulation:No
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:23 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
 Portability Kit:NeverFlat
 Tank Size:5 Gallons
 Run Time (50% Load):10 Hours
 Fuel Tank Material:Metal
 Fuel Gauge:Yes
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:Not Measured by Manufacturer 
 Idle Control:No
 Hour Meter:Yes
 Voltage Meter:No
 Lifting Eye:No
 Battery:Not Applicable
Overview
 Assembly Required:Yes
 Weight:181 Lbs. (82.10 kilograms)
 Dimensions:28.7"L x 18.4"W x 23.8"H
(72.90 x 46.74 x 60.45 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Warranty:90 Days
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Outlets
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)

NEMA L14-30R
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  2 Questions
Q: Jim; i need a 5000 watt generator that has the 30 amp three prong outlet and is portable, i have had no luck so far. Every gen.has the four prong and when you buy the three prong adapter you loose half the output.
by Mukluk from Texas on September 04, 2012

A: Part of the difficult search is that the manufacturers have placed receptacles on the control panels based more on wattage needs than use. Since a 30amp 120v outlet would be suited more towards a 3500 watt generator - the application of that outlet is not found on many 5kW machines. The exceptions are on contractor grade machines where there are multiple receptacles on the panel for convenience, not just wattage.

The Briggs 30335 is one example, as is the Yamaha EF4000DM - these are 4kW pro-grade units that have the Nema 5-30R.

If you need 30amps of 120v from one outlet, the selection will be limited.
by Mike, Product Expert
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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Briggs & Stratton 30468 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Durable (1)
Cons
None to display.
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Randy
Granby, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/31/11
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
09
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Very Disappointed
Having just been hit with a October 29th snow storm that knocked power out at my home in Connecticut for 9 days, I ordered this generator from Electric Generators Direct on Monday October 31st. Paid the rush delivery fee of $50, the sales person said the generator would be at a shipping company depot Wednesday or Thursday for my pick up. It finally showed up on Saturday. I got it home Saturday morning assembled it, gassed and oiled it and went to start it. Problem was that the pull cord... more
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Randy,
First we would like to apologize that you experienced problems with your generator. We purchase all of our B & S generators directly from Briggs and Stratton and these are not repackaged models. This generator comes with a 2 Year warranty. Please consider contacting other repair shops, Briggs lists 25 dealers within 25 miles of your zip code.
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William
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/14/12
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Made In China
Briggs and Stratton claims on its own website that 90% of its products are US made, this is obviously the 10% that's the exception. Outside of that the equipment looks good and seems to run great, just wish the manufacturer was a little more upfront on where they make their products. (NOT EGD's FAULT)
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Tim
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/22/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Dead In 15 Hours
Te engine works, but the mechanism engaging the alternator is fried in just 15 hours!!! In reference to the next 2 questions, Yes i did read the manual with assembly followed as recommended and No I did not overload the generator (5500 watts and i ran a Fridge and 2 power tools).
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
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Tim,
This generator has a 2-Year Warranty from Briggs & Stratton. They can be reached directly @ (800) 743-4115
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Tony
Baltimore, MD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/29/11
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
100% Integrity
Bought two of these, one for our business, one for home after the power fiasco of Irene here in MD. Unfortunately the second one came in damaged. Upon communicating this, EGD replaced the defective unit within a week. Thanks Jim!
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John G.
Union, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/31/11
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Paid For Itself
Bought this generator for the hurricane season since I have lost power 7 times. Runs and starts awesome. This is my 2nd gen from this company 1st one was a Briggs 2000 but had a problem with it. Briggs replaced it within 3 months after going through the warrenty rules, but they gave me a better one than I bought. Awesome!
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
John Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Wayne
Leeds, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/2/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
28
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Generator
Easy to assemble and started on the first pull.
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Ray
Simsbury, CT
REVIEWED
NOV.
15
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
Easy to use. Love the 8250 Watt start up. Great on gas. Able to power pretty much a whole house. Starts first pull every time.
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Tom
Circleville, NY
REVIEWED
OCT.
07
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
So Far So Good
Everything went well with ordering and delivery of my generator. Started on 2nd pull and seemed to run well. Only thing I am concerned with the fact that the motor is not IC with a cast sleeve. Having researched the Briggs 1650 motor, the head is aluminum and is "Kool Bored" using their term. When ordered, I made the assumption that it would be an IC motor....... So far all reviews seem ok on it but I probably would feel more confident if it were an IC motor. I will be sure to change... more
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Gary
South Kent, CT
REVIEWED
NOV.
24
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Delivery And Product
Delivered on time and in perfect condition. Easy to put on wheels. Put in oil and gas and it started right up. Very pleased!
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La
Sturbridge, MA
REVIEWED
NOV.
21
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Story
I ordered this generator during the most recent snow storm in Massachusetts. I received it after my power was finally restored so I have not used it yet. But, I am very happy with this internet order. I accidentally ordered 3 generators and this company was smart enough to know I only wanted one. They did not ship 3 and I was not billed for three. I think they might want to select a different shipping company but overall I was satisfied with this order.
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Diane
West Warwick, RI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/12/11
REVIEWED
OCT.
25
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Purchased 4 Generators
Totally happy with my purchase of 4 Briggs and Stratton generators. My entire dealings with this company from beginning to end was unbelievable, very satisfied right through delivery. I have recommended this company to many people already and will continue to do so, excellent service right from the start, quality all the way. Thank You, Diane
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