Powermate Vx Series 6500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator

Powermate Vx Series 6500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator
Model: PM0106507
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Product Description
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
6,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
8,125
Starting Watts
Fuel


Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

Features
Features
  • 420cc Powermate OHV Engine w/ Electric Start
  • Makes starting an easy task (Battery Included)
  • Low Oil Shutdown
  • Protects generator from running without enough oil
  • 6.5 Gallon Fuel Tank w/ Fuel Gauge
  • Provides 9 hours of run time @ 1/2 load
  • Auto Voltage Regulation (AVR)
  • Protects appliances & equipment from harmful voltage swings
  • Circuit Breaker Protection
  • Helps prevent overload to generator
  • Hour Meter
  • Easily keep track of service intervals
  • 12-Volt Automotive-Type DC Outlet
  • Great for charging cell phone batteries or powering inflators
  • Mobility Kit w/ Dual Folding Handle & 10" Never-Flat Wheels
  • Makes moving and storing this generator an easy task
  • USDA Forest Service Qualified Spark-Arrestor Muffler
  • Provides added safety and quieter operation
  • 2 Year Warranty
Specifications
Plugs
12-Amp DC (Cigarette Adapter)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
CC
420 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
1 Year
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
8125 Watts
Rated Watts
6500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
27 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
6.5 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
9 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Emergency
Plugs
12-Amp DC - Cigarette Adapter
1
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L5-30R
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
206 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
31.69 Inches
Product Width
23.03 Inches
Product Height
22.83 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
8018539061272
Grade
Style
Run Watts
6,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
8,125
Starting Watts
Fuel


Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

Features
Features
  • 420cc Powermate OHV Engine w/ Electric Start
  • Makes starting an easy task (Battery Included)
  • Low Oil Shutdown
  • Protects generator from running without enough oil
  • 6.5 Gallon Fuel Tank w/ Fuel Gauge
  • Provides 9 hours of run time @ 1/2 load
  • Auto Voltage Regulation (AVR)
  • Protects appliances & equipment from harmful voltage swings
  • Circuit Breaker Protection
  • Helps prevent overload to generator
  • Hour Meter
  • Easily keep track of service intervals
  • 12-Volt Automotive-Type DC Outlet
  • Great for charging cell phone batteries or powering inflators
  • Mobility Kit w/ Dual Folding Handle & 10" Never-Flat Wheels
  • Makes moving and storing this generator an easy task
  • USDA Forest Service Qualified Spark-Arrestor Muffler
  • Provides added safety and quieter operation
  • 2 Year Warranty
Specifications
Plugs
12-Amp DC (Cigarette Adapter)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
CC
420 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
1 Year
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
8125 Watts
Rated Watts
6500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
27 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
6.5 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
9 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Emergency
Plugs
12-Amp DC - Cigarette Adapter
1
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L5-30R
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
206 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
31.69 Inches
Product Width
23.03 Inches
Product Height
22.83 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
8018539061272
Product Specs
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Specifications
Plugs
12-Amp DC (Cigarette Adapter)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
CC
420 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
1 Year
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
8125 Watts
Rated Watts
6500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
27 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
6.5 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
9 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Emergency
Plugs
12-Amp DC - Cigarette Adapter
1
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L5-30R
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
206 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
31.69 Inches
Product Width
23.03 Inches
Product Height
22.83 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
8018539061272
Reviews
(45)
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Powermate PM0106507 Reviews & Ratings
63% of Reviewers Recommend This Product
Product Q&A
(7)
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Hi Mike, I am in the market for a Home-backup- generator. My needs will be; ...Internet ...Tv and speakers ....Refrigerator ....1hp single phase well pump ....3-60w lights That should do me for the time being the wilderness What are your top three recommendations for home-backup units. Thanks
Cory Shipman 
from Washington 
June 24, 2016
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Answer
In regards to your question, proper sizing of the generator is crucial to the success of any generator installation and requires a good working knowledge of electricity and its characteristics, as well as the varying requirements of the electrical equipment comprising the load.

A certified electrician needs to be consulted for proper sizing and installation of any generator.

When analyzing the electrical load, consult the manufacturer’s nameplate on each major appliance or piece of equipment to determine its starting requirements in terms of amps and voltage which can be calculated to watts using Ohms Law (Amps x Volts = Watts).

When choosing the generator output select a rating that is approximately 20 to 25% higher than the peak load (for example, if the load is about 8 kilowatts, select a 10 kW generator).

A higher rated generator will operate comfortably at approximately 80% of its full capacity and will provide a margin of flexibility if the load increases in the future.

Note: Applications that are commercial, all-electric homes, have heat pump systems or geothermal systems require special installation procedures and a certified electrician must be contacted to evaluate and install these types of systems.
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you suggest starting a generator once a week to keep lubricated, but what If I store it in my shed till i need it and can't always get to it. I don't want to keep gas in it.Is it going to damage the unit if I don't start it?
John 
from New York 
March 07, 2013
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Answer
If you do not run the unit weekly (Per manufactures instructions) you will need to prepare the unit for long term storage and manufacturers can have a different method. You should review the owner's manual for the specific units process.

Typically the oil and gas needs to be drained and the spark plug pulled so you can put oil in the combustion chamber to prevent rusting in the engine cylinder chamber plus some other steps.

Honestly, it is easier and gives more reassurance that the unit will work when needed when you run it weekly for 10 minutes.
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HI JIM - IS THE ENGINE PRESURE LUBRICATED?
Lee Cordar 
from Alabama 
August 18, 2012
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Answer
The Powermate Vx Series generators have splash lubrication.
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Hello Jim, I recently purchased a Powermate Model PM0106507 from PED. Everything works fine. I would now like a good cover it...can you recommend the best cover to fit this generator? Thanks, Bob
Bob DeLillo 
from New Jersey 
April 15, 2012
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Answer
The Classic Accessories Large cover would be the correct cover. Click on link below for details or visit the generator product page where you will find the cover listed in the accessories page specific for this model.

Large Cover
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Can I use synthetic oil in the generator of equal viscosity to the required oil?
Bill 
from Connecticut 
February 25, 2012
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Answer
Some manufacturers recommend using 5W30 Synthetic oil for cold weather conditions.

However, Powermate does not recommend using a synthetic oil. Please refer to your owner's manual for proper oil types based on temperature ranges in your area.

Below 32° F (0° C) . . . . . . . . .SAE 10W, 10W-30, or 10W-40
32 to 80° F (0 to 25° C) . . . . . .SAE 20W, 10W-30, or 10W-40
80 to 95° F (25 to 35° C) . . . . .SAE 30W, 10W-30, or 10W-40
Above 95° F (35° C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAE 40W

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Hi Jim I bought a Powermate PM0105007 - 5000 watt gas power electric generator from home depot. The engine is a RATO made in china. Am I going to be ok with this?
John Miller 
from Washington 
January 22, 2012
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Answer
Yes, you should be find with this engine. Engines from China have been in the US for 8 - 9 years and have really had no major issues over the last 5 years and parts are typically accessible if needed.

The key is to do proper maintenance such as running the unit every week to every couple of weeks to keep the internals proper lubricated and prevent moisture build-up.

This also gives piece of mind knowing it is going to work when you need it.

Proper oil changes and using clean fresh fuel with a fuel stabilizer is extremely important.

Read the owner's manual from cover to cover as there is usually a ton of information that is extremely helpful.
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I want to connect the generator to the electrical box in my garage. What do I need to buy as extras to enable me to use the generator outside? How is the connection made from the electrical box to the generator? Power cord? or other means?
Gordon Heinrich 
from Florida 
October 10, 2011
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Answer
The following articles from my How-To-Library will help you with your generator questions.

Connecting Your Castle

Emergency Generator Buyers Guide

Restoring Mission-Critical Appliances
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