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PowerBoss 30542 - 1700 Watt Portable Generator

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5.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 5
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Grade

Style
Run Watts
1,700
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
2,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
OHV
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
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs and Stratton OHV
Starting System
Recoil Start
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
Voltage
120 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Surge Watts
2000 Watts
Rated Watts
1700 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
14 @ 120 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
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
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
1
Overview
Assembly Required
No
Weight
79 Pounds
Product Length
21 Inches
Product Width
15.75 Inches
Product Height
18 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
Model
30542
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Outlets
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 Jared, 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 Jared, Product Expert
PowerBOSS 30542 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
5.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 5
Pros
I'd Buy It Again (2)
Price (2)
Reliable (2)
Easy To Use (1)
Easy To Store (1)
Cons
None to display.
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Scott
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/11/13
Total Helpful Votes
43 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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William H.
Anacortes, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/30/13
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
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
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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