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PowerBoss 30542 - 1700 Watt Portable Generator

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Grade

Style
Run Watts
1,700
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
2,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
OHV
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A Compact Generator For Basic Portable Power
Generates enough power for an essential item
Can also be used at events & hunting/camping

127cc Briggs & Stratton 550 Series OHV Engine
Provides long life, high performance, and great fuel efficiency

2 Gallon Metal Fuel Tank w/ Fuel Gauge
Enough fuel to provide up to 8 hours of run time @ 1/2 load

Power Surge Alternator
Produces the power needed to start/run a small appliance or tool

Multi-Featured Control Panel
A simple design that is easy to use

Compact Design for Easy Portability
Weighs only 79 lbs, makes it easy to move where you need it

Protective Roll Cage
Protects the generator/engine during transportation & use

2 Year Consumer/90-Day Commercial Warranty


Model
  Model Number:30542
 Manufacturer:PowerBOSS
Engine
 Brand:Briggs & Stratton OHV
 Starting System:Recoil Start
 HP/CC:127 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:90 Days
 Engine RPM:3600 RPM
 Low Oil Alert/Shutdown:No
 Cast Iron Sleeve:Yes
Product Specs
 Voltage120 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Alternator:Brush
 Auto Voltage Regulation:Unknown
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:14 Amps @ 120 Volts (Single Phase)
 Tank Size:2 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
 Lifting Eye:No
Overview
 Assembly Required:No
 Weight:79 Lbs. (35.83 kilograms)
 Dimensions:21"L x 15.75"W x 18"H
(53.34 x 40.01 x 45.72 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Warranty:90 Days
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NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
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  2 Questions
Q: Is this model compliant in California?
by Tiffany from California on December 11, 2012

A: Yes, this is a CA CARB Compliant model and can ship to CA.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: is this generator push start or pull start like a lawn mower
by Vicki Portier from Louisiana on August 31, 2012

A: This model has a recoil (pull) starter. It is a small engine, so it turns over and starts very easily. Electric start models typically become available in manufacturers line-ups at around 5000 watts.
by Mike, Product Expert
PowerBOSS 30542 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
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Pros
I'd Buy It Again (2)
Price (2)
Reliable (2)
Easy To Use (1)
Easy To Store (1)
Cons
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100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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William H.
Anacortes, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/30/13
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great
Great Gen. Easy to start and quite.
Pros: Price, Reliable, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
William Recommends This PowerBOSS Product
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John S.
Austin, TX
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Buy
Shipped quickly. Starts and runs well. Powers hydro hoist boat lift.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
John Recommends This PowerBOSS Product
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Scott
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/11/13
Total Helpful Votes
32 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
05
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
1700 Watts For Cheap
This is a VALUE generator. You're not going to get a more affordable way to save your family from utter chaos when you loose power, heat, A/C whatever than $ 299.00 - it does not have a sound enclosure or any extras, but it runs and will power two small Air conditioners, or get my heat furnace operating in winter. It is fairly loud, but again...in an emergency for $ 299 who gives a %$#& !!! you will be able to keep your house warm or cool. The two 20 amp outlets are useful ( one cord to... more
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