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Powermate PM0103002 - 3000 Watt Portable Generator

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Ultra Compact Portable Generator
Basically an engine, alternator and handle bolted together
Easily fits in the trunk of a car

Ultra Versatile
Generate quick power on the job site, home or outdoor events

3,000 Watts of Power
Enough juice to power a refrigerator or sump pump

T-Bar Handle
Well-balanced handle for easy portability

Powermate 196cc OHV Engine
Provides improved fuel efficiency
Longer life, easier maintenance and less noise

Durable Cast Iron Engine Sleeve
Protects engine from wear and tear

Circuit Breaker Protection
Helps prevent overload to generator

Low Oil Shut Down
Protects generator from running without enough oil

2-Year Warranty
Protected for consumer and commercial use
  Model Number:PM0103002
 Starting System:Recoil Start
 HP/CC:196 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:2 Years
 Low Oil Alert/Shutdown:Yes
 Cast Iron Sleeve:Yes
Product Specs
 Voltage120 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:25 Amps @ 120 Volts (Single Phase)
 Tank Size:.7 Gallons
 Run Time (50% Load):2.1 Hours
 Fuel Tank Material:Metal
 Fuel Gauge:No
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:N/A db(A)
 Hour Meter:No
 Battery:Not Applicable
 Weight:74 Lbs. (33.57 kilograms)
 Dimensions:24.4L x 16.5W x 16.38H
(61.98 x 41.91 x 41.61 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Warranty:2 Years
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12-Amp DC (Cigarette Adapter)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)

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Q: Hello I am looking for something to use while bowfishing i am trying to run 3- 500 watt halogen flood lights last weekend we tried to run 2 of the lights mentioned on a generac 2000 watt and it overloaded Just wondering if this genorator would get the job done
by Greg Gothreaux from Louisiana on March 07, 2012

A: One of the biggest issues with generators and night fishing lights is they are halogen bulbs which require a high starting surge and you would require a large generator which would be too noisy when fishing late at night. I recommend that you stick with batteries.

From some research on bow fishing, many experts do not exceed 2 lights per battery which may be the best option for your application.

Also, it is not recommended to have a generator in a fishing boat.

by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Jim, Can the 12v tap be used to charge a battery? I'm thinking of this for my car trailer to provide occasional 120v for small power tools, but it would be nice if it could charge the winch battery (not run the winch). I'll also be looking for a 6000-6500 for my big enclosed hauler to run a small compressor and shop tools inside. It will be mounted up in the goose-neck, so sound is a concern. Your suggestion?

by Larry Carter from Maine on February 05, 2012

A: Yes, the 12VDC outlet is designed to charge batteries. Please review the charging instructions on page 8 in the owner's manual.

Owner's Manual

The only models we have capable for outside, permanent mount installations for RV use would be our RV generators.

You should take a look at the Cummins Onan or Generac models that can operate on NG, LP or Gasoline...see link for details.

Cummins Onan RV Generators

Generac RV Generators

by Mike, Product Expert

Q: I have a pop-up with ac, heat, lights, tv and radio. What size do I need?
by Howard Lawson from Kentucky on August 21, 2011

A: Your biggest challenge is powering the air conditioner. Since you have a pop-up, you probably don't have a compartment for an RV generator.

This model is better designed for short-term bursts of power. You'll want something much quieter like an inverter generator.

The following article will provide you with some good details on which generator will work best for roof-top air conditioners.How to Power a Roof-Top Air Conditioner
by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Looking for a generator to keep my sump pump functional during a power outage. I will only use it for the sump pump. What size would you recommend?
by Bob Papas from Indiana on March 01, 2011

A: It really depends on the size and starting amperage of your sump pump. An average 1/3HP sump pump can require an "estimated" 1300 starting watts whereas a 1/2HP sump pump can require an "estimated" 2150 starting watts. Rule of thumb is the size the generator to 80% of the units running capacity so the unit has enough flexibility to handle a large load when it starts and allows the unit to provide proper voltage output without a major voltage drop.
by Mike, Product Expert

Powermate PM0103002 Reviews & Ratings
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Reagan Nielsen
Tulsa, OK
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/8/10
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Little Generator That Could!!!
Several years ago Oklahoma had an ice storm that caused power outages for most of the city, generators were in high demand and short supply. Ever since then everyone has a “hair trigger” when the words “ice storm” are mentioned by the local weatherman.

My company purchased 25 of these units providing one for every employee at the plant. Jim at EGD really came though and was able to secure us a discount price since we were buying in bulk.

When the units arrived, we began an assembly line... more
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Love it! Good power - Starts Easy - Not Too Loud
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Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/31/12
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pretty Happy
I'm able to lug it around. STARTED on first pull!! And actually has started on first pull since!! Kicks +3,000 watts - No problems. Great service. Great price. Thanks!!
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Allentown, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/30/11
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Gen
Great generator for a great price. And fast delivery. 650 miles in 2 days. Thanks PED.
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Topsfield, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/7/11
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Product
Wish it had a larger fuel tank, for a longer run time. It is a work horse for its size, no issues thus far good value for the price.
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Atlatna, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/24/11
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not Happy & Not Impressed
After I received the generator, I put in the required oil, and the gas, read the operators manual, etc, and then tried to start the generator. I pulled the cord extremely hard, but but the flywheel would absolutely not turn. It would not crank. I unbolted the recoil start housing, and the lower bolt was pressed against the plastic so the flywheel would not turn. I took out the lower bolts of the main flywheel housing to add a washer on each side to give a little more clearance, but when I... more
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