Model # 030550

Internet #203180794

Store SKU #1000030344

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

Briggs & Stratton

3,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

$499.00 /each

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Product Overview

The Briggs & Stratton 30550 3500-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 an 1150 Series OHV 250 cc Engine that produces 11.5 ft. lbs. of torque and a 4 Gal. metal fuel tank for an impressive 8-hours of continuous operation at 50-percent load on a full tank. Features a fuel gauge for monitoring gas levels and a Super Lo-Tone Muffler to reduce operating sound. 120-Volts and 29.2 Amp. All power levels are stated gross torque at 2600-RPM per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton. CARB Compliant. All power levels are stated gross horsepower at 3600-RPM per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton. The Briggs & Stratton 30550 3500-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.

  • Power surge alternator to run multiple large appliances at the same time
  • 12 in. never go flat wheels to easily move in and out of storage or to new sites
  • Includes (4) GFCI 120-Volt household outlets, (1) 120/240-Volt 30 Amp locking outlet and rubber outlet covers
  • Technical information: 3500 running Watts and 4375 starting Watts
  • Rated in accordance with CSA and rated in accordance with PGMA standards
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Customer Questions & Answers

How does it start?

Asked by: Karen
Turn on the fuel valve, push the choke lever to the choke position, flip the toggle switch to ON, and pull start the engine with the pull cord.
Answered by: GeGenerators Support
Date published: 2016-06-03

What does CARB stand for?

i see that there is a model that is CARB and it is $50 more than the other one? Just would like to know what this is...
Asked by: Devidas
CARB this unit is available for sale in CA. CA has stricter emissions standards than all other 49 states.
Answered by: Briggs & Stratton
Date published: 2015-09-20

where can get replacement brushes and how long do I have to wait to get them

I had another generator and the brushes wore out I couldn't find any locally and ordered them online overnight shipping and I didn't get them and had to buy another generator so I could finish the job I was working on the two days wasted and the new generator are all the profit. I don't want to buy some and try to keep up with them . That's why I'm thinking about getting 4 new generator's for my service trucks
Asked by: Grizz
Sorry for the poor experience, the time that the parts are in stock locally, or when you order them, it all depends on different conditions, I would say use your best judgement, when looking for the part locally, or when purchasing online.
Answered by: Briggs & Stratton
Date published: 2017-01-25

Does it have Low oil shutoff protection?

Asked by: jlnclimbs
I would reference the model and revision number of the generator with a Home Depot store associate, some models are equipped with shut off protection, and some do not.
Answered by: Briggs & Stratton
Date published: 2017-01-04
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Customer Reviews

3,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What a piece of JUNK 7 months old used 6 times when the motor sized. Getting warrany work is like jumping through hoops with 1 foot.Customer service is the worst
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good generator for all around use but it's loud. I bought the California version and have had no trouble at all with it. It started right up and has never faltered while running. I use it mainly for our travel trailer when camping and it has enough power to run everything we need it to run including the A/C if we're careful about what else is on. My only complaint would be the sound, it's very loud and isn't set up to be able to add a muffler to quiet it down. I wasn't expecting whisper quiet when I bought it but I didn't expect it to be as loud as it is.
Date published: 2013-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paulo dos Santos 2301 So happy for this generetor work so good give 100%
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for emergency use. Purchased for use during extended power outages to keep freezer and refrigerator cold and to charge batteries. The Briggs and Stratton 3500-watt generator is comparable to many of the portable units i used for work, and is a good value. It would be more flexible if there was a 240 volt outlet for running pumps, but this isn't a deal killer. It assembled easily, with clear instructions. After filling the crankcase with the supplied break-in oil, adding stabilizer to several cans of gasoline and filling the tank, the engine fired within three pulls of the rope starter. The only down side of the generator is that it is a 3600 rpm unit, and is noisy. Too noisy to allow to run in close proximity to neighbors after dark, or in a campground situation, without additional sound dampening. Other than that the generator functioned normally and provided sufficient power for my needs. The included wheel and handle kit allow it to be moved around the property without lifting, a definite advantage.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This Unit is not for camping! Fired this Generator up yesterday.....Louder than my Lawnmower. Definately not good for camping, Decible level not listed on specs. Manufacturer will not disclose Decible level to public. Will be returning this unit to the dealer today!
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beware California buyers Based on the 5 star rating for the 3500 model 30466 at $469 I went to my usual HD store in California to check it out. Instead they only have the 3500 model 030550 for $499 since it meets the CARB [Cal Air Resources Board] emission rules and the 30466 does not. Even though it has not been rated on line, I bought model 030550, assembled it and could not get it to start, even after a half hour phone call with a very cooperative Briggs Stratton tech guy. My local HD store confirmed it would not start and immediately refunded my purchase price. I do not know if this is a problem for all the 030550 CARB models or I just got a bad one
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features and East to stary I bought this two years ago and has saved our lives many times over when the power goes out
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too NOISY and should have auto start I have had this unit for a month and I wish I could return it without so much hassle. It runs fine but, is SO LOUD you cannot carry a conversation. I have a mobile detailing service and I use it religiously. But, having to run it in a parking structure is almost impossible because of it's noise level. Wish it had auto start, also. For the price it should be included.
Date published: 2014-08-09
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