5000 Watt Portable Generator CARB Compliant

Model Number: 030681

Keep your lights on, your food cold, your family connected – and more – during a power outage with this Briggs & Stratton® 5,000 watt generator. Its easy-maneuvering design also makes it great for home improvement projects and recreational activities. This portable generator is CARB (California Air Resources Board) compliant and is designed to keep delivering power – even if a power outage lasts several days. Power household essentials with a transfer switch through the 120/240V 30A outlet or power outdoor tools with the four 120V outlets. And it can run up to 12.5 hours (at 50% load) without refueling.

  • Briggs & Stratton 1650 Series™ OHV Engine
  • Multi-featured control panel includes 4 GFCI household outlets and 1 locking outlet
  • 12.5 hour run time (at 50% load) without refueling
  • 25% more surge wattage
  • Never Go Flat wheels

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Briggs & Stratton OHV Engine (342cc)

This durable, easy starting engine features Overhead Valve (OHV) technology to run cooler and last longer: it’s ideal for portable generators.

Multi-Featured Control Panel With Circuit Breaker Protection

Has four GFCI 120V household outlets and one 120/240V, 30A locking outlet for your portable power needs. Includes rubber outlet covers to protect against the elements.

Easy, All-Terrain Maneuverability

Featuring 10” Never Go Flat wheels and a fold-up handle.

Angled Control Panel

For easy visibility in a power outage

Surge Wattage

The Power Surge™ Alternator produces a short surge of power needed to start large motor-driven appliances and tools simultaneously.

Long 12.5 Hour Run Time (at 50% Load)

A metal 7 gallon fuel tank for more durability and less refueling.

Generator per PGMA (Portable Generator Manufacturers’ Association) standard ANSI/PGMA G300-2015, Safety and Performance of Portable Generators.
*All power levels are stated gross horsepower at 3600 rpm per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton
**Suggested prices will vary by market. Prices in U.S. Dollars. See store or dealer for details.

5000 Watt Portable Generator CARB Compliant
Engine Brand Briggs & Stratton®
Engine Series 1650
Running Watts* 5000
Starting Watts* 6250
Volts 120/240
Running Amps 20.8
Surge Amps 41.6
Engine Displacement (cc) 342
OHV Engine Yes
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal) 7
Run Time Up to 12.5 hours @ 1/2 Load
Alternator Power Surge™
Start Type Recoil
Low Oil Shutdown No
Automatic Idle Control No
Muffler Super Lo-Tone™
Fuel Gauge Yes
Hour Meter No
Wheel Type Never Go Flat
Wheel Diameter (in) 10.0
Automatic Voltage Regulation Yes
Spark Arrestor Yes
Width (in) 25
Weight (lbs) 171
Height (in) 27
Length (in) 29
Consumer Warranty (Product) ** 2-year Limited
Commercial Warranty (Product) ** 90-day Limited
RPM Hz TBD
Marketing Model 030681

*Generator per PGMA (Portable Generator Manufacturers’ Association) standard ANSI/PGMA G300-2015, Safety and Performance of Portable Generators.
**See Operator's Manual for complete warranty details

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