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Subaru SGX5000 - 4500 Watt Portable Generator

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Subaru Electric Generators and AccessoriesModel: SGX5000
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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
4,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
4,900
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Robin Subaru


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Technologically-Advanced Overhead Cam (OHC) Engines
Offer quieter operation, easier starting and increased longevity

100% Copper Windings
Ensure high-performance with maximum surge capacity

GFCI and Twist Lock Receptacles
Enhance operator safety

Hour Meter
Convenient tracking device for important maintenance levels

AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulator)
Provides precise voltage control output on the generator
Makes the system appropriate for sensitive electronic equipment

Large Capacity Fuel Tank with Fuel Gauge
Lets the operator know current fuel level

Two-Wheel Kit w/ Flat-Free Tires
Provides enhanced portability and convenience

Low Oil Shutdown
Automatically shuts off the engine when low oil level is detected

U.S. Forestry-Approved Spark Arrestor
Reduces the risk of spark-induced fires
Engine
Engine Brand
Robin Subaru
Starting System
Recoil Start
HP
9.5 HP
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
5 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
4900 Watts
Rated Watts
4500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
19 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
8 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
14.6 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
76 dbA
Hour Meter
Yes
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L5-30R
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
177 Pounds
Product Length
30 Inches
Product Width
29 Inches
Product Height
29 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
859723000510
Model
SGX5000
  2 Questions
Q: Any feedback on how it starts in minus 20 degree weather? I purchased a new generator (different brand) and it took me 10 pulls to start it in the cold.

Thanks

by Dan from New York on January 06, 2014

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

The Subaru, like all portable generators, can be difficult to start in those extreme temperatures. It is recommended to store the unit inside a garage (Preferably heated) in order to make the unit start easier.

I also recommend having synthetic oil in those temperatures.


by Jared, Product Expert

Q: What do you think about the Subaru SGX5000? This unit is a lot less expensive than a comperable honda or yahama. Are the hondas and yahama's significantly better? Also, what size would you recommend I get to power a 1/2hp sump pump? And lastly, would you suggest a conventional or inverter generator for running the sump?
by Jim from Pennsylvania on August 04, 2012

A: The Subaru models are excellent quality and very comparable to the Yamaha and Honda line of generators. They would actually rank between the Yamaha and the Honda as the Yamaha is the best.

To properly size a generator it is based on the starting amperage load of the equipment you are powering and can be calculated using Ohms Law - Starting Amps x Volts = Watts.

An inverter generator is only required when powering sensitive electronics such as a computer or sensitive TV sets.

by Jared, Product Expert

Subaru SGX5000 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
Durable (2)
Price (2)
Easy To Use (2)
Quiet (1)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Cons
Heavy (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
8 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Jean G.
Paradise, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/18/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Fabulous Subaru Sgx-5000
This Subaru SGX-5000 Generator is a great source of security at a reasonable price. In the event of a power outage, it can allow us to use our well pump, keep our refrigerator cold, or use a small heater. It can provide power to both 120 and 240 volt circuits. The recoil starter makes it easy for even us "old folks" to start. The 5.28 gal. fuel tank allows it to run up to 12 hours. And we can even take it out to the "back 40" to use our electric chain saw for clearing. ... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Heavy
Jean Recommends This Subaru Product
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Anthony
Morris Plains, NJ
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
14
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Thus Far
I have about 40 hours on mine, it powers my whole house (4bd 2ba cape, no electric appliances, no well) thru a power inlet box with plenty of power to spare.

I love that this is a brush type alternator... delivers clean power. Starting is a breeze and I love the drain screw at bottom of the carb so the motor can truly be run out of gas with ease... great design.

It's a great generator for those looking for something just below Honda/Yamaha class but for far less $$.

Just to clarify... more
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140
Mark
Pittsgrove, NJ
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Baseline Generator
Bought this after the Friday night storm that hit a hugh area, 6/29/12, because I knew we would be out of power for at least a week. I had an electrician hook it up to our circuit panel, then started testing how much of the house we could run. Was amazed at how much it did, with only a 4500 rated watts, 4900 surge watts output, it ran the 3ton central air unit (still shocked it kicked over), 6 ceiling fans, fridge/freezer, light switches, and water pump. Basically all the essentials, kept our... more
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141
Walter
Wp, MA
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
Easy assembly. Well made. Large, inflatable tires and fold down handle make mobility and storage easy.

I ran it for 43 hours non-stop when Hurricane Sandy hit me, and it powered the whole house no problem. It used about 10 gallons of gas a day to run it.

I am a very happy camper over here.
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100
Rick W.
Bourbon, MO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/8/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Saved The Day!
We purchased our generator for a trip where we would have no hook-ups for our trailer/camper. The other alternative for the event we were attending was a hotel room at a conference center. The lowest price room was $214.00(not including room/hotel taxes) Our savings for the eight day event paid for the generator and then some. It kept our AC and all of our amenities running smoothly. We will be attending many more such events for my wife's business, so we need an efficient, quiet, and... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Quiet, Price
Rick Recommends This Subaru Product
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90
Mike
REVIEWED
NOV.
06
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
Bought this Subaru just under a year ago after the October snowstorm, along with a 6 circuit transfer switch to power our furnace fans, freezer, fridge, some lights and outlets.

Just used it properly for the first time after Sandy hit - it got us through 6 days without power.

Started up first time, every time with no problem. Seems to be very efficient - I got it to run for 21 hours continuously on a single tank.

Solid construction and very reliable so far. It's our first generator,... more
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Todd L.
Iron River, MI
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
General Contracting
I had recently purchased this generator as a all-purpose generator. I do electrical work and often am in a area that has no power so a generator is essential.

I also use this generator for my camper and I'm going to set it up to run my house in an emergency. This unit starts on the first pull every time. It is a gas sipper as well.

I needed to be able to recharge my cordless tools and this works perfectly with clean power. Not sure of the sine wave signature on it but the alternator... more
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91
R.h.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/27/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
14
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Owner
Easy assembly. Well made. Large, inflatable tires and fold down handle make mobility and storage easy.

It powers AC, water pump, water heater and inside/outside lights on a large horse trailer with living quarters, and I have power to spare. A bit on the noisy end of the spectrum, but the noise can be buffered.

I had some worry regarding pull start vs. electric start, but not any more. It has started with the first pull every time.

I presently carry the compressor in the rear of my... more
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