Model # 030547

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Briggs & Stratton 3,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

Briggs & Stratton

3,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

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Product Overview

The Briggs & Stratton 30547 3,500-Watt Gas Powered Portable Generator produces clean and instant power to keep appliances and other important electronics running during a power outage or natural disaster. This unit features a 1150 Series OHV 250cc Engine and a 4 Gal. fuel tank for an impressive 8-hours of continuous operation at 50% load on a full tank. With the included wheel kit, this generator is easy to move in and out of storage or to new sites. Features a fuel gauge for monitoring gas levels and a super Lo-Tone Muffler. All power levels are stated gross torque at 2,600 RPM per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton. All power levels are stated gross horsepower at 3,600 RPM per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton. The Briggs & Stratton 30547 3,500-Watt Gas Powered Portable Generator comes with a 2-year limited warranty to protect against defects in materials and workmanship. For more than a century, Briggs & Stratton branded engines and power equipment have helped consumers get the job done. Known for hard-working, dependable, efficient products, Briggs & Stratton is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on all seven continents.

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  • Includes (2) 120-Volt 20 Amp outlets and (1) 120-Volt 30 Amp RV outlet
  • Comes with engine oil, quick start guide and operator's manual
  • Technical information: 3,500 running watts and 4,375 starting watts
  • Rated in accordance with CSA and rated in accordance with PGMA standards
  • Click on the "more info" tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide
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Customer Questions & Answers

how loud is the generator? can i use it shooting film or its too loud?

Asked by: john
We just bought this unit to take camping as a backup for our travel trailer. It is quite loud and we are very concerned that it may bother other campers any closer than 40 ft. away. We feel confident that we will not be able to run it at night, but we may be able to get away with a few hours in the afternoon on a hot day to run the A/C and cool down the trailer for sleeping. I could not find a db rating anywhere in our owner's manual. Based on the way ours runs, I would say that you will definitely hear the motor in your video's audio. Other than the noise level, it starts right up and does exactly what it's supposed to do. We were able to run a 13,500 btu A/C unit, the pump, the lights, the radio and a television at the same time. We did not push it any further than that, but it is possible it can handle a bit more of a load.
Answered by: HarkyC
Date published: 2016-08-26

Is there a quieter muffler that can be added

Asked by: DebbieZ
Hi DebbieZ we would only recommend the manufacturer parts. Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-11-09

will this generator handle 37.5 amp draw

Asked by: dork
No. Rated at 29 amps.
Answered by: LittleJimmy
Date published: 2016-04-16

Is this a backup generator for medical equipment

person is hooked up to a respirator and other medical devices
Asked by: stan
Should be fine. It has a voltage regulator. Very reliable. Runs about 14-15 hours on a tank of unleaded gas (4.5 gallon). It does not have electric start but starts on 1-2 pulls, every time. Put a fuel filter on it as soon as you take it out of the box and you'll minimize down time. Maybe more power than you need but it would also run other items at same time like a fridge and a small air conditioner.
Answered by: LittleJimmy
Date published: 2016-05-31
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Customer Reviews

3,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So glad I bought this I bought mine about 5 years ago (?). It is an 030438, and was the last one at Home Depot. I've only used it once, about 3 years ago, for 36 hours, and it worked great. When I finished with it, I ran the gas out and stuck it in my shed, which is fairly dry (no water running on contents, but not air-tight by a long shot!) We're supposed to get ice this weekend. I got the generator out, put gas in it, and by gosh, it started on the first pull. I'm a 62 year old woman and have pretty good arm strength, but not great. I am SO happy with this. It will run my pellet stove, chargers, and a coffee maker. I don't know exactly what I can run, because I haven't tried much more - as long as I have heat, charged up electronics, and coffee, I can hold out for a few days!
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this for a back up for the essentials in case of power outages.. ive used this generator... I bought this for a back up for the essentials in case of power outages.. ive used this generator a lot for many uses and its never failed me .... i strongly recommend this generator if your in the market for one.. the maintenance on this unit is so easy compared to other ones ive used ... only draw back is its louder then most units
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Biggest piece of Junk 7 months old and the motor sized
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All my research has paid off! This is a simple, no frills generator with lots of power that I am using for camping, or the occasional power outage. My budget was $400. Two 110 outlets and a 3 prong 10 amp connector. I hooked up my radio, ½ drill and ran it at full speed while it was charging my camp trailer batteries. It didn’t matter; it didn’t slow down at all. The sound is equivalent to a lawnmower, maybe a little less but I bout a 50ft 10 amp extension cord. There are a lot of generators in the $400 range that have more features, but if you want quality, look no further than Briggs & Stratton. My friend came over and was envious of the wheels and handle, overall look, and easy start. His generator is also heavy, and at times, he has to load it in the back of his truck. Being a private contractor and moving it around without the wheels and handles can be tough for him. The only negative comment I would make is Home Depot didn’t offer to help me load it.
Date published: 2014-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good! Easy to assemble, directions are accurate other than a slight change in the wheel bushings. Started on first pull!
Date published: 2014-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It worked great for the work I needed done i live on a farm and this had all the features i needed and will need. I need power away from the shop and the Generator worked great. Easy to start and was quiet running. It saved me a lot of extra work by having power were i needed it.
Date published: 2013-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from rv generator I just got it from home depo put it together with no problem put oil and gas in it stared up with one pull yes the generator is a little loud but will be able to live with that for i will onley run it doring the day for my rv
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Generator Quite uses little gas wouldn't run my rv air-conditioning had to upgrade to the 5000
Date published: 2016-06-21
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