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Subaru SGX5000
Subaru SGX5000
Subaru SGX5000 - 4500 Watt Portable Generator
Model: SGX5000
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Product Description
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
4,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
4,900
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Robin Subaru
Grade
Semi-Pro
Style
Portable
Run Watts
4,500
Surge Watts
4,900 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Robin Subaru


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
  • 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
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Rated Watts
4500 Watts
Surge Watts
4900 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
19 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 Learn More
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
76 dbA
Hour Meter
Yes
Grade Type
Semi-Pro
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
Overview
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
177 Pounds
Made in USA
No
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
30 Inches
Product Width
29 Inches
Product Height
29 Inches
UPC
859723000510
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L5-30R
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
Grade
Style
Run Watts
4,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
4,900
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Robin Subaru
Grade
Semi-Pro
Style
Portable
Run Watts
4,500
Surge Watts
4,900 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Robin Subaru


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
  • 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
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Rated Watts
4500 Watts
Surge Watts
4900 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
19 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 Learn More
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
76 dbA
Hour Meter
Yes
Grade Type
Semi-Pro
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
Overview
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
177 Pounds
Made in USA
No
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
30 Inches
Product Width
29 Inches
Product Height
29 Inches
UPC
859723000510
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L5-30R
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
Product Specs
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Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Rated Watts
4500 Watts
Surge Watts
4900 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
19 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 Learn More
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
76 dbA
Hour Meter
Yes
Grade Type
Semi-Pro
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
Overview
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
177 Pounds
Made in USA
No
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
30 Inches
Product Width
29 Inches
Product Height
29 Inches
UPC
859723000510
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L5-30R
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
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Product Q&A
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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
Dan 
from New York 
January 06, 2014
Answer
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.

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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?
Jim 
from Pennsylvania 
August 04, 2012
Answer
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.
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