Briggs & Stratton 5,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator-030551 - The Home Depot
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Model # 030551

Internet # 203180797

Store SKU # 1000030350

5,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

Briggs & Stratton 5,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

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$699.00 / each


Model # 030551

Internet # 203180797

Store SKU # 1000030350

The Briggs & Stratton 30551 5000-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 1650 Series OHV 342 cc Engine that produces 16.5-foot-pounds of torque and a 5 gal. metal fuel tank for an impressive 10-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. 120/240-Volts and 41.6/20.8-Amps. 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 30551 5000-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
  • 10-inch 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: 5000 running Watts and 6250 starting Watts
  • Rated in accordance with CSA and rated in accordance with PGMA standards
  • Additional items required: cord set and gas
  • Click on the “More Info” tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide

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Product Height (in.) 
Product Length (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Auto idle control 
Automatic Voltage Regulation 
Built-in inverter 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
Briggs and Stratton 
Fuel Gauge 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Fuel type 
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour) 
Horsepower (hp) 
0 hp 
Low oil shutdown 
Number of circuits/outlets 
Operational volume (dB) 
Osha Required GFCI Outlets 
Peak Wattage 
Product Weight (lb.) 
179 lb 
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank) 
Voltage (volts) 
Wheel Kit Included 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
CSA Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
2 Year Limited 


Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great for the price!!! Got this genset on sale for $349!!!! Put it together and put oil in it (included) and it fired right up. Powers my compressor just fine. Great to have as a backup for the house. Easy to move with the wheels and handle that are also included. I would recommend this genset to anyone especially at half off. Thanks Home Depot! March 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by wouldnt reccomend this product even if it was half off Started off with the briggs ans stratton 3500, went thru 2 of them in less then 2 months. They both ceasedup for no aparent reason, so we upgrated to the 5000 watt and low and behold 31 days later it also ceased up. Home depot repkaced it as they had the other 2 times and this one lasted 36 days. We are only running a small motorhome fkr a couple hours at night. And never had a heavy load on it. We didnt replace itnthis time we are shopping around.l would recommend this it any circumstance. November 3, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Generator Have used 3 in 2 years one threw rid one quit generating and the one I have now can't hardly pull the pull start the exhaust looks like it has Ben burning lean. Home Depot keeps replacing it but I'm done with it. I only used it 2 times a week running a enclosed race trailer has ac outside light small pancake compressor and some inside lights not at all a load just keep having problems. July 31, 2014
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