Model # 030549

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Briggs & Stratton 7,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator with Briggs Engine

Briggs & Stratton

7,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator with Briggs Engine

$1,028.97 /each

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Product Overview

The Briggs & Stratton 30549 7500-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. The Power Surge Alternator produces up to 25% more surge Wattage to run multiple large appliances or power tools at the same time. This unit features a 2100 Series OHV 420cc Engine that produces 21 ft. lbs. of torque and a 7.5 Gal. metal fuel tank for an impressive 9-hours of continuous operation at 50% load on a full tank. Features a fuel gauge and hour meter for monitoring gas levels, low oil shutdown and a Super Lo-Tone Muffler to reduce operating sound. 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 30549 7500-Watt Gas Powered Portable Generator comes with a 3-year limited warranty. 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 four 120-Volt household outlets, one 120/240-Volt 30-Amp locking outlet and rubber outlet covers
  • Technical information: 7500 running Watts and 9375 starting Watts, 120/240-Volts and 62.5/31.2-Amps
  • Rated in accordance with CSA and rated in accordance with PGMA standards
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Name 7,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator with Briggs Engine 8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Key Electric Start Portable Generator with 2100 Series OHV Engine 8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Key Start Blue Tooth Connected Portable Generator with 420cc OHV Engine 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator Heavy-Duty Professional Grade
Brand Briggs & Stratton Briggs & Stratton Briggs & Stratton Generac
Ratings (13) (73) (3) (6)
Continuous Wattage 7500 8000 8000 6500
Fuel type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Generator Features Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,Wheel Kit Electric Start,GFCI Outlet(s) Automatic Voltage Regulation,Electric Start,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Overload Protection,Wheel Kit Auto Idle Control,Electric Start,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit
Engine Make Briggs and Stratton Briggs and Stratton Briggs and Stratton OEM Branded
CA (CARB) Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant
Built-in inverter No No No No
Certifications and Listings CSA Listed 1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,EPA Approved 1-UL Listed,CSA Certified,EPA Approved 1-UL Listed,CARB Compliant,cUL Listed
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Customer Questions & Answers

Does this generator have less than 6% harmonic distortion? And, what is differt about model #030552 ?

Asked by: GEE
True harmonic distortion is 3-6% on all B&S generators. Please work with your local Home Depot associate to determine specifications and features for this model.
Answered by: GeGenerators Support
Date published: 2017-02-07

electric start?

Asked by: Flyer
Yes, this model does have an electric start.
Answered by: Briggs & Stratton
Date published: 2015-09-20

Does the engine cylinder have a cast iron sleeve?

Asked by: Mistefixit
To locate that information, you would need the model, type and code of the engine. Please see your local Home Depot store associate for assistance.
Answered by: Briggs & Stratton
Date published: 2017-01-10

What does the flashing icon on the hour meter mean?

Its running now and I notice an icon that looks like a battery is flashing.
Asked by: Susan
The icon is actually an hourglass. It is normal for this icon to be flashing while the unit is counting time or running.
Answered by: Briggs & Stratton
Date published: 2016-07-28
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Customer Reviews

7,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator with Briggs Engine is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Setup review only Bought this gen this morning, not because of an emergency but because we budgeted to add one this year and today was the day. It's heavy... Home Depot was happy to help me get it in the van, gravity helped me unload it when I got home. You'll probably want an extra set of hands there as well. Setup was incredibly simple. Two wheels to bolt on, not a bunch of baggies of little parts to weed through, the axles had their own washers/nuts already on... just take them off, slide the wheel on, and put the washers/nuts right back where they came from. Instructions give the sizes for ratchet needed but I just used crescent wrenches. Wheels and front end stand took 5 minutes to install. Next you have to connect the negative terminal on the battery to complete the circuit (if you want to use the electric start feature) - this took 60 seconds. Finally add oil and fuel. Oil is included in the box. Instructions say a funnel is optional... due to the angle of the oil port and location of the tire, I couldn't do it without a funnel because I was spilling oil. Get a funnel or makeshift one. 15 minutes after cutting open the box I was turning the key and the engine immediately cranked up and ran smooth. Not a single complaint. It's not even as loud as I was expecting for this big of a gen. Can't comment on power or durability yet, but I trust the Briggs & Straton brand and expect no abnormal issues. If it fails when I end up needing, I will re-review it. I'm happy with this purchase and am ready for storm season.
Date published: 2013-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent portable generator I purchased this generator November 2011. This unit is well built and nicely designed. Assembly took one person (me) about 20 minutes. I have been running this generator once per week for testing. Electric starts are almost instant. A key item for me was compatibilily with my APC Smart UPS 1500 backup systems that I use for my computers and aquariums (fish die with no power for heat and filtration). No problems running the three UPS units from the generator. The generator came with everything needed to setup the generator (battery, oil, etc.). I purchased a plastic cover to keep the generator clean (Classic Accessories Generator Cover size Large) and a 300 Lumen Forehead Bonfire head strapped light to work on the generator in the dark. I have not yet wired this generator into my house and this is the next step. For now I have run four 120v 12g extension cords thru a taped window as I don't want to try to figure this out in the dark in a snow storm. I have purchased a Reliance Controls Q410C to use as the transfer switch. Now to find a reasonbly priced electrician and this has been the biggest challenge. Overall I really like this generator and I recommend it to anyone who needs a solid 7500 watt generator under $1000.00.
Date published: 2012-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABSOLUTELY RELIABLE! I purchased this unit in the days following the Hurricane Sandy aftermath. My Briggs & Stratton Elite Series 7500 performs flawlessly now, four years later, as it did the first day out of the box. Starts up the first time, every time. Maintenance is next to zero. I have found this unit to be completely reliable. I have been careful to ensure to use fuel stabilizers in an effort to prevent any fuel related problems and can honestly report not a single hiccup since day one.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This new generator was unable to start due to a defective safety feature in the fuel system. The electric fuel safety shut-off was defective and would not allow the generator to start or run. There was a disconnected wire to the starter that would not allow the generator to start or run. There were three bolts less than finger-tight that would have damaged the generator had I not found and tightened them. I spent the extra money to buy a quality American brand and keep the jobs here at home. I am very disappointed with this generator [which is still in the shop being repaired] and the quality control at Briggs. Lot of money for a product with multiple problems right out of the box. I am hoping that it will last for years without any more drama, but don't have a good feeling with my purchase any longer. I won't be buying any more Briggs products.
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the Price.. I just purchased a Toy Hauler, and wanted something big enough to run 2 full size Trailers back to back running everything including the air on both trailers when you need it! Does the job big time, a little noisy, but if you get out 2-40ft extension cords or 80 ft total to fit the 240/30amp outlet, you wont even notice it running..Just chain down to a tree and leave
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with with my B&S 7500 Elite Series I bought the B&S 7500 Elite Series after reading a very favorable review from Consumer Reports and have not been disappointed. The assembly of the Generator was simple and the operator instructions are easy to follow. I bought the generator just in time, as we lost power the next day for 3 hrs. The generator performed perfectly.
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use I bought this last year after Sandy hit us. Fortunately, I never had to use it since I bought it. I did, however, start it up a few times using the built-in automatic starter. Worked like a charm. Pull the choke out slightly, hit the starter button and BINGO, it started right up each time.
Date published: 2014-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable I use this for emergency power in my residence. I make sure to start is twice a year and put a load on the output. It starts with a touch of the key and is much quieter than friend's emergency generators. I am very happy with this unit.
Date published: 2014-08-28
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