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Briggs & Stratton Professional 30556 - 10,000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator

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Model: 30556
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
10,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
12,500
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Pro Series™ Portable Generator
Power for your entire crew that you can depend on

Commercial Grade Briggs & Stratton Vanguard™ V-Twin OHV Engine
Delivers premium power and maximum performance

Low Oil Shutdon & Spin-On Oil Filter
Reduces the chance of engine failure & extends engine life

Push Button Electric Start w/ Recoil Backup
Provides effortless starting in one easy touch

Power Surge™ Alternator w/ Automatic Voltage Regulation
Produces up to 60% more surge wattage for easy motor starting
Helps maintain steady voltage

Automatic Idle Contol
Saves fuel and reduces noise by idling down engine

Full GFCI Protection (Requies GFCI MTS For Home Use)
All receptacles protected by OSHA-compliant circuit breakers

7-Gallon Metal Fuel Tank
Provides up to 7 hours of run time @ 1/2 load

Super Lo-Tone™ Muffler Reduces Noise & Minimizes Vibration

4 Extra Large Premium Wheels w/ Locking Brake For Easy Mobility

Includes Internal Trickle Charger & Float Charger
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs and Stratton Vanguard
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
HP
18 HP
CC
570 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
90 Days
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
12500 Watts
Rated Watts
10000 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
42 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
7 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
7 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
Yes
Hour Meter
Yes
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Professional
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
1
NEMA L5-30R
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
NEMA 14-50R
1
Overview
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
295 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
30 Inches
Product Width
27 Inches
Product Height
32 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
011675305560
Model
30556
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Outlets
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA L5-30R

NEMA L14-30R
NEMA 14-50R

  1 Question
Q: Does this engine use splash lubrication? Which Briggs engine uses pressure lubrication?
by Pat from Colorado on May 14, 2015

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

The model that is listed has an oil filter and is pressure lubricated. The other models that have this feature are 30207, 30556 and 30554.


by Jared, Product Expert

Briggs & Stratton 30556 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 5
Pros
None to display.
Cons
Too Early For Full Evalu... (1)
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Denis T.
Waukesha, WI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/27/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Review
Delivery was easy with help of lift truck. Setup was easy. Instructions were clear. Started and ran immediately. Every time it was connected to the inlet for the house, the GFI circuit breaker clicked off. GFI circuit breaker checked out OK per instructions in manual.

Had to have electrician out. He had to detach the ground connection for the inlet circuit box to cure the problem. He stated he had never wired a generator with a GFI circuit breaker before. Subsequently worked well on... more
Cons: Too Early For Full Evaluation Need To Put To Actual Use
Denis Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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