Model # 30553

Internet #205403592

Briggs & Stratton PowerSmart Series 2,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator

Discontinued Briggs & Stratton

PowerSmart Series 2,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator

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Product Overview

The Briggs & Stratton 30553 PowerSmart Series Portable 2000-Watt Inverter Generator is perfect for your camping needs and produces clean and instant power to keep appliances and other important electronics powered during trips in your RV. The 30553's computer-controlled engine continuously adjusts its speed to your power needs for efficient, consistent, and quiet power. The two handle design make it easy to transport and it produces smoother power for sensitive electronics. This generator is equipped with (2) 120-Volt household outlets and (1) 12-Volt DC accessory battery charging outlet. This unit features an onboard low oil and overload alert system and PowerSmart mode to automatically adjust engine speed to save fuel and run longer. The Briggs & Stratton 30553 PowerSmart Series Portable 2000-Watt Inverter 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.

  • 38-percent quieter and 45-percent lighter than a traditional camping generator
  • Enough power to run multiple appliances at once
  • 1gal. fuel tank for an impressive 6-hours of continuous operation at 25-percent load on a full tank
  • Technical specs: 1600 running Watts, 2000 starting Watts, permanent magnet alternator, recoil start, automatic idle control and low oil shutdown
  • Includes engine oil, quick start guide, operator's manual
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    Briggs & Stratton PowerSmart Series 2,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator

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Customer Questions & Answers

What oil does it take?

Asked by: Jay
The unit takes a 4-Cycle 30 Weight Oil
Answered by: Briggs & Stratton
Date published: 2016-01-03
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Customer Reviews

PowerSmart Series 2,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this thing. Great generator. Had it for almost 5 years now and still going strong. Bought it for Hurricane Irene. Its so quiet could run it overnight during our Sandy 11 days outage to power heat, fridge, freezer, TV/AV, wifi and laptops. Used a big 7000w genset during day to power the house but it had a 75db sound level. Looking to try and fit an extended run gas cap to allow use with a 6 gallon external tank, then I won't have to wake up every 3-4 hours to check on it.
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from P2000 Works Great! I have no complaints on this little guy for the work it dishes out. Its great on fuel, very quiet and does what it says. Starts up after one, maybe two pull at the most. Common sense plays a roll here people. If you are going to be running the unit near peak power most of the time, then this isn't for you neither is the Honda. They both might work but you will be stressing the unit out all the time. Always buy a genset/inverter bigger than what you need it for. Safe bet what I use and seems to work is the 75% rule. Not peak either, if you are running on a normal basis 750 watts, then make sure your unit is good for at least 1000 watts continuous not surge and so on. This way you don't stress the unit out and it will last you a lot longer as mine has. Price wise its a great buy, I also have Honda's to which are great don't get me wrong. I own over 15 plus gensets for job sites I have all over NYC and depending on the job and the usage I highly recommend the P2000 especially since its almost half of what the Honda's cost me and seem to disappear a lot less than the Honda's do. As in anything in life, you pay for what you get for.
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Quiet and very portable I bought this when the generator on my motorhome broke down. I have yet to take it out for a weekend but I have hooked it up and it has no problem running the refrigerator and all my lighting and a DVD player and exhaust fans. I would have given it a 5 star rating but like I said I haven't taken the motorhome out.
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My wife wanted smoothies! I wanted margarita's! We do dry camping at various lakes but the B&S 2000 watt portable generator allows us to do some wet camping with the blender.
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy to purchase but hard to find warranty service Cannot find any dealer that will work on this product under warranty
Date published: 2015-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Sump Pump Backup Ice storm took out my power and I wanted a small dedicated generator to run my sump pump (1\3 HP). This runs great and sips fuel. It is also easy enough for my wife to roll out and start up.
Date published: 2014-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PowerSmart 2000 Excellent Generator, a little on the heavy side but over all excellent, two pulls and she is off and running. I am very happy with my Briggs and Stratton Generator.
Date published: 2014-09-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not powered as advertised Very disappointed. Always faithful to Briggs and Stratton so I didn't think twice about picking one of these up. Got it home, followed the start manual. Hooked it up to a chop saw and circular saw, which it advertises it will run and it didn't. I then hooked it up to my 1500 watt heater just to test it. On low or 750 watts it was flashing the overload light, med or 1200 watts it stayed on and bogged down. At high or 1500 watts it bogged down until it almost died then tripped the circuit. Really hoping I can get a refund.
Date published: 2014-10-15
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