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Briggs & Stratton 30545 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (5)
Durable (3)
Price (3)
Easy To Use (2)
Exceeded Expectations (2)
Cons
Unreliable (1)
Can Not Start It (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
a little heavy (1)
I don't have any cons ju... (1)
82% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
38 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
499 Helpful Votes
Briggs & Stratton P3000 Powersmart Inverter Generator
If you can own one inverter, own the Briggs & Stratton 3000. Now I havenít had a lot of time on this inverter, but as this year goes on, I will rack up the hours. As you can see by the video, I am pretty excited. In fact, I think I even said it had a cigarette lighter, which it doesnít. I meant it has a 12V. The first thing I like about this is Briggs didn't cut any corners. It comes with everything you need to run this inverter. You get the oil, the funnel, the cables, okay it... more
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David C.
Gulf Shores, AL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/16/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than I Expected! Wish It Just Had A Tiny Bit More Power..
Very pleased with the P3000 so far. It shipped regular Fedex ground which was nice not having to coordinate having an 18 wheeler deliver it at my house. It comes very well packaged and as advertised it's convenient that includes everything you need to get started (other than obvious fuel). 3 light pulls on the cord and it started up for the first time. Seems to run really smooth and was quieter than I expected. I have owned 2 of the larger Honda inverter generators and it was not... more
Pros: Quiet, Price, Light Weight, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: fuel tank capacity
David Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
David's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great experience! I wish I had bought the generator a week ago when it was on sale for less but I was doing extensive research trying to make up my mind as to which model I wanted"
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Steve M.
Lake Tapps, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/24/17
REVIEWED
SEP.
04
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What I Hoped For
I purchased this to power the AC in my 5th wheel. The Q6500 would provide the ability to run the AC as well as the other appliances, but I only wanted to power the AC. I will run the refrigerator on propane. I have two Honda generators but nothing portable with the ability to power the AC. My history with Briggs and Stratton had me concerned about the noise.

To my delight, the generator runs very quiet. The noise does increase under load, but not excessively. I find it to be on par with my... more
Pros: Quiet, Price, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: I don't have any cons just now
Steve Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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James
Schenectady, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/29/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Briggs & Stratton P3000 - 2600 Watts
Works very good. Used it only once. Ran it for 9 hours@ about 35% load.
Pros: Quiet, Durable, Features, Easy To Use
Cons: a little heavy
James Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Joni K.
Berryville, AR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/26/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
01
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome
Starts up everytime and runs very smooth. Perfect for my 30 foot RV.
Pros: Quiet, Durable, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Joni Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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John S.
Philadelphia, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/11/14
Total Helpful Votes
29 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
17
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, A Great Investment
Out of the box, filled with oil and fuel. Six pulls on the recoil started and we have power. Connected a 1600 watt load to test and no problems. Not as smooth as my Honda generator but just about as quiet.

Great price compared to Honda generators. Durability to be determined. Having a fuel gauge is a big plus. The power meter is odd in that it lists the percentage of rated power rather than actual wattage.

Being an electrician I would prefer wattage, but the average person might be... more
John Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
John's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good prices, fast free shipping. Couldn't be better."
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Randolph A.
Eatontown, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/14/14
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
14
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Could Not Be Happier
Filled it with Mobile 1 5w-30 and premium gas 93. Two pulls and it started. Plugged in a 1600 watt hair dryer to try it. It was only at 32%. Now I am ready to heat my house and keep my food cold the next time we lose power. Also it is very quiet.
Randolph Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Randolph's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered this on a Friday was shipped on Monday at my door on Wednesday. Very happy."
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Lester Miller
Millersburg, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/15/14
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Could Be Better
I ordered this generator on 8-16, and received it on 9-04.
I put in gas and oil as instructed, and finally got it started after 40+ pulls.

I have had it for 3 days now and the Recoil rope broke today from having to pull 20-50 times before it would start, this is very frustrating if you have to spend 20 minutes to start a generator. I am going to take it in to a local Briggs & Stratton Dealership to see what the problem is.

Once I get it running, it runs very smooth and surprisingly... more
Pros: Durable, Quiet, Price
Cons: Difficult To Use, Unreliable, Can Not Start It
Lester Does Not Recommend This Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Lester,
Weíre sorry to hear that you experienced these issues with your new generator and understand your frustration with the starting difficulties. After reading your review, it sounds like it could be an engine choke issue.

If you could contact us directly, we'd like to help troubleshoot and fix the issue. You can do so here (http://bit.ly/15oObYS) or call 1-800-743-4115. Or, if you'd prefer, it looks like Holme's Power Equipment might be close to you. Here is their phone number: (330) 674-4329.
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Thor T.
New Carlisle, IN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/26/15
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quiet And Easy To Use
I bought this generator for use with a PA system for use at barefoot waterski tournaments and Multisport events (duathlons, triathlons, etc). It is so quiet that I could place it next to the PA system and did not have to run long extension cords to a remote location like with my previous very loud generator. Inverter design is a bonus. Very happy with the purchase. Much less expensive than the comparable Honda or Yamaha generators.
Thor Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Thor's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast shipping. Comprehensive selection. Great prices and fast shipping."
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John S.
Phila, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/10/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Little Unit
This is my second one and it starts easier than the first. Always on the first pull. I still think that the wattage meter should display the actual wattage rather than a percentage of total.

And what is the total? Rated load or starting load? If it displays the actual wattage you can know exactly how much more you can add. As it is now you have to guess.

The oil change intervals are half what other generators are. Not sure what that is all about, but I always change the oil before the... more
John Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
John's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Purchased items arrive quickly and as advertised. I have recommended that clients purchase their portable and permanent generators from these guys."
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Leon K.
Rochester, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/25/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Louder Than A Honda
It's not terrible, but I should have bought the Honda.
Leon Does Not Recommend This Product
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