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Briggs & Stratton P2000 - 1600 Watt PowerSmart Series™ Inverter Generator

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Grade

Style
Run Watts
1,600
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
2,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
OHV
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Inverter Technology
Safely power laptop computers, tv's and game systems
Produces less than 3% total harmonic distortion

2,000 Max Rated Watts
Rated at 1,600 watts for continuous operation

Computer-Controlled Technology
Continuously adjusts engine speed to suit your power needs
Delivers quiet, efficient and consistent power

1-Gallon Fuel Tank
Runs up to 6.5 hours @ 1/4 load

12-Volt DC Output (5amp)
Recharge 12-volt batteries for RV, auto, marine, aircraft, etc.

Low Oil and Overload Alert System
Protects the generator to keep it running for years

Unique Twin-Hand Design
Makes this inverter easy to move around

Not Your Traditional Inverter Generator
Up to 38% lighter and 45% quieter


Model
  Model Number:30473
 Manufacturer:Briggs & Stratton
 Made in USA:No
Engine
 Brand:Briggs & Stratton OHV
 Starting System:Recoil Start
 HP/CC:105 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:1 Year
 Engine RPM:Inverter
 Low Oil Alert/Shutdown:Yes
 Cast Iron Sleeve:Yes
Product Specs
 Voltage120 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Alternator:Inverter
 Auto Voltage Regulation:Yes
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:13 Amps @ 120 Volts (Single Phase)
 Tank Size:1 Gallons
 Run Time (50% Load):5 Hours
 Fuel Tank Material:Plastic
 Fuel Gauge:No
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:Not Available db(A)
 Idle Control:Yes
 Hour Meter:No
 Voltage Meter:No
 Lifting Eye:No
Overview
 Weight:50 Lbs. (22.68 kilograms)
 Dimensions:21"L x 14.2"W x 17.4"H
(53.34 x 36.07 x 44.20 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Warranty:1 Year
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Outlets
12-Amp DC (Cigarette Adapter)
NEMA 5-15R (Wall-Type)

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  5 Questions
Q: Can you hook up 2 of the Briggs and Stratton 30473 power smart with a parallel cord to double the output. if you can which parallel kit do I need to buy?
by Ray from Wyoming on March 07, 2012

A: The Briggs inverter generator cannot be paralleled, only the Yamaha and Honda generators can do it.

by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Can I run a wet and dry vac with this generator?
by Jeff from New Jersey on February 06, 2012

A: It is possible but you need to confirm by finding out the starting amperage on the vac motor and then you can use the following formula to calculate the starting wattage. Note: Starting wattage is 3-5 times higher then running wattage so these calculations are important.

Starting Amps x Volts = Watts.

As long as you don't exceed 16.6A it will work.

2000W / 120V = 16.6A

16.6A x 120V = 2000W

Max surge capacity on this unit is 2000W

by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Does this generator come with DC charging cables?
by Randy Koch from North Dakota on January 17, 2012

A: Yes, the battery charge cable is included.
by Mike, Product Expert

Q: What do I need to consider when running a computer or LCD television off of my portable generator? I currently have a 10hp Briggs and Stratton powered Craftsman generator.
by Virgil Litterell from Oklahoma on February 07, 2011

A: The main thing to consider is the entire load you are connecting to your generator. The rule of thumb is to size the generator to 80% of the running capacity of the generator so that it has enough flexibility when a large load kicks on (refrigerator) the generator has enough power to handle it and not have to struggle which keeps the ability to output good voltage. It is the voltage drops that can damage/hurt sensitive electronics so it is important to not overload the generators.
by Mike, Product Expert

Q: What is the 12 volt output like? Can i plug cord into it and run my 12 volt wired fish house lights? Can't tell from the pictures.
by Gene Haverkamp from Minnesota on January 23, 2011

A: This model has a cigarette type plug in for the 12VDC connection. We do list the connection types in the specs tab.

12-Amp DC (Cigarette Adapter)
NEMA 5-15R (Wall-Type)


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Briggs & Stratton 30473 Reviews & Ratings
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B. M.
Searchlight, NV
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/11/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mining For A Heart Of Gold.....
This generator, Briggs & Stratton 30473, is as advertised. Had I turned it on instead of off it would have started the first four pulls.

The sound level is much lower than stated. As far as use, I haven't broke it in just yet but so far, sounds tight and strong.

Very pleased,
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Robert
Howell, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/25/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
17
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hurricane Irene
I purchased this generator a few days before hurricane Irene hit. I always loose my electricity where I live, even in good weather sometimes. I never know when it will go out but I KNEW I was going to be without power for sure with this hurricane. I had to have it overnighted so I was guaranteed I would have it...my decision and not cheap.

This generator powered my sump pump, refrigerator, and various other small power draw items without a problem. It even powered two of my neighbors sump... more
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Rick
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/17/13
REVIEWED
APR.
08
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A-ok
The Briggs & Stratton model I recently purchased has performed perfectly. A little tough to get started the first time but it's easy now. I recommend this machine.
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N.j.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/3/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
15
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Wrong Size!!!
My purpose in purchasing a generator was strictly for household backup in the case of a power outage. So, other than starting it up one time, we haven't really used it.

Loud noise is very offensive to me, so we chose the inverter style. After hours of searching through the reviews, I chose this one, as it seemed to be comparable to the better models at less expense. However, what I did not realize at the time was the difference in power needed for an RV vs a home setting.

I am... more
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Gary
Spring, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/6/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Vacation Roadtrip
I took the generator with me to Glacier Park, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons and the Colorado Rockies for a three week trip. I used it with my pop-up camper trailer when allowed by the campground authorities.

It performed at specs each and every time, was fairly quiet, and was very easy to start. The jump start kit came in handy when I forgot to unplug my electric ice box from my vehicle and let it run overnight. In the morning my car battery was dead, and used the generator to jump the... more
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Arnold H.
Paramus, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/13/11
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
25
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Almost A Year Old
I Dug This Unit Out of Storage, Filled It With Gas and After the Second Pull, I Was Able to Run All of the Appliances Necessary in My Home.

We Have a Hurricane Brewing in the Caribbean and I Have the Peace of Mind If It Hits Here We'Ll Be Ready. Last Year It Ran Flawlessly.

Power Equipment Direct Told Me Everything I Needed to Know.
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Rick
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
1:10,000 Chance
Got the generator right after you shipped it. Was delivered and there were no issues with the shipping. Took all the contents out and put oil in per the instructions and gas. Went to start it up and nothing. Checked it all over to make sure I didn't miss anything. Checked the spark plug and no spark. Never seen a Briggs engine that didn't start right up, but this one didn't. Ended up taking to a Briggs dealer which he was great and took care of the problem. Turned out it was 1:10,000... more
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Bax
REVIEWED
JAN.
26
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Not American Made
Seems to be a fine alternative to the Honda unit, but as many think it is not American made. Instead it is made by Suzhou Erma Machinery (Suzhou, China), which is my only disappointment with the unit. I try not to support the exportation of American jobs to China and elsewhere in the Far East.
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Arnold
Paramus, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/13/11
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
23
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nothing But Accolades
Now That I Have Had This B&S 30473 For a Couple of Months, I Have Nothing But Accolades For It's Operation and Service. My Town Did Not Have Electric For 4 Days Because of the Premature Snow and Ice Storm, I Would Have Gladly Paid a Lot More to Get This Machine to Provide More Than Enough Power Needed For My Big Tv and Refrig Plus Other Accessories, Heater, Computer Etc., I Had Plugged in. It Ran Flawlessly Without Much Noise. I Love It. After 6 Hours, I Had to Put Some More Gas Into the Tank.
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Arnold
Paramus, NJ
REVIEWED
NOV.
05
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
B&s Generator
It Was Great and Just in Time!
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Tom
Green Bay, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/11/10
REVIEWED
OCT.
19
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazing
I was undecided if I wanted the Honda or the Briggs. After trying the Honda i2000 I was very pleased. Then I tried the Briggs and was just as pleased. I use this at my Cabin which has no power. I did notice that the Honda seemed to shut off if I had got close to 1600watts. But the Briggs actually ran fine with 1600watts, and I even plugged in another 100watt bulb to test it farther, and still fine.

The Briggs is a tad louder, but not much louder at all!! Its still very quite! Carry is... more
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