The quintessential crisis control generator, this sturdy model is equipped with a powerful 12.8 HP 420 cc XP OVH motor. It produces enough energy for a whole familiy to bear a blackout.
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Pro It's easy to start
You don't need to pull a cord repeatedly, as it is with other generators. Just press the start button and it turns on.
Pro Automatically shuts off when too low on oil
The generator has an auto shut-off feature that prevents it from running on fumes. This is a safety measure, as generators that are low on fuel tend to start jerking violently from side to side.
Pro Adjustable electricity output
You can use the Automatic Voltage Regulator to control energy output and save power.
Con Quite noisy
This generator produces about 70 dB of noise, which is comparable to a working vacuum cleaner.
Con Difficult to measure energy output
It's quite difficult to manage or monitor the electricity output, since the generator doesn’t have a built-in voltmeter for that.
Con Not friendly to the environment
This generator wasn't approved by California Air Resources Board (CARB), the agency that deals with environmental protection, specifically air pollution.
Con It's difficult to drain fuel
It's quite difficult to drain the gasoline, since the generator does not have any outlet/drainage for that.
Con Doesn't have DC outlets
You can't use this generator to power devices that use DC, which isn't critical, since almost every household appliance is powered by AC.