Model # 5982

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Generac 3,250-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator


3,250-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

  • Generac OHV engine delivers a long life of reliable power
  • Low oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • Steel fuel tank and hardened steel cradle provides durability
$439.00 /each

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Product Overview

Compact and Affordable Portable Power. When you need to take your power with you, this compact generator is the perfect answer. The GP3250 model offers an affordable solution for recreation applications and is sized just right for tailgating, camping and power tool use.

  • Large steel fuel tank with easy-to-read fuel gauge for durability and extended run times
  • Covered outlets provide added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions
  • Hardened steel tube cradle for added durability and strength
  • Fold down, locking handle for easy transport and compact storage
  • Low oil shutdown detects low oil level and shuts engine down to prevent potential engine damage
  • Heavy duty, never flat, wheels for reliable portability
  • GP3250 control panel includes two 120-Volt outlets, one 120/240 twist lock outlet, circuit breakers and on/off switch
  • Also included are a wheel kit, handle kit, engine oil and a quick start guide
  • Compact design provides unparalleled power to weight ratio

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Brand Champion Power Equipment Generac Champion Power Equipment Generac
Ratings (103) (197) (150) (705)
Continuous Wattage 3500 3250 3500 5500
Fuel type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Generator Features Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
CA (CARB) Compliant CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant
Built-in inverter No No No No
Certifications and Listings No Certifications or Listings CSA Listed,EPA Approved No Certifications or Listings EPA Approved
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Customer Questions & Answers

weight of the 3250

Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: Zeke
Date published: 2016-05-05

does it "idle down" when it is not under a load?

or does it run full bore all the time?
Asked by: searcy
full bore
Answered by: Zeke
Date published: 2016-07-07

Would this generator work for powering a travel trailer while camping?

Asked by: jenn
just depends on what your trying to power up there is a 220 plug on it
Answered by: Zeke
Date published: 2016-05-05

Can you run a sump pump, refrig and one light off this unit?

Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: Zeke
Date published: 2016-05-05
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Customer Reviews

3,250-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 197.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Emergency need. GP3300 Had a severe power outage of over 12 hours with no scheduled end in sight. Needed to save the fridge and freezer food. Nearest store had this Generac unit available. Mine is a GP3300 not the GP3250. I couldn't find the listing for mine. It offers a few more watts and has dual duplex outlets. Never used a portable generator before; instructions were clear and easy (although I didn't see where the large washers were to go/figured it out after it was assembled...axle spacers) Started on the 2nd pull and ran until city power came back online and I shut the Generac off. I've known of Generac because of doing maintenance on large industrial backup units. Appears to have been a good choice for the home, as well. Very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ready for NO Power Purchased this because of many power failures here in the Santa Cruz Mountains this last winter, put it together, and it started right up! That is much appreciated and very good. Have only used twice but excellent product and reputation will not have to worry about no power for years to come!!
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Generator Generator works great, easy starting and considerably quieter than expected.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Generator Good performance it was delivered on time and in good condition
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for a small generator I had this generator for almost 1 year. It started up every time and ran the loads that I hooked up to it. The best thing about this generator is that it can run 11 hours on 3.5 gallons of gas, so I do not have to stock up lots of gas. The noise is low compared to other generators. The downside is that it does not provide the clean power (low THD) that is needed to power electronic equipment including any newer furnace and refrigerator circuit boards. However, this is a great generator for a short outage or if used to power lights and tools. I am replacing this one with a little bigger Ridgid generator from Home Depot which provides the clean power that I think is essential for home backup power. Generac XP models provide clean power, but they are twice as expensive too.
Date published: 2012-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Would have had to leave home if I didn't have it. Used the GP3250 for over aftermath of hurricane Sandy.Ran refridge/freezer,gas furnace.2 small tv's.3 lamps with low watt LED bulbs.Also able to charge cell phones.Used multiple outlet surge protectors to distribute power.I had no power for over 8 days.Ran the gen.on & off for 8 to 12hrs. a day.Not an ideal situation.But it was livable.Glad I had it.
Date published: 2012-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product main value is a 240 volt output. It handles a 7500 BTU 115 volt air conditioner no problem and is able to start and run a 240 volt 1/2 hp shallow well pump. It can do either the a/c or the pump, but not both at once. Not too noisy and pretty good on fuel consumption. Cannot start and run a 2 hp Makita saw, so this is not a good generator for construction use. Starts with one pull.
Date published: 2012-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Generac 3250 DON'T BE MISLEAD LIKE ME This is a pretty nice generator overall, but don't be misled. It states that it is a 3250 watt generator but the breakers are 14 amp. Each outlet on the double receptacle can handle 14 amps and half the wattage capacity, or1625 watts. In other words, the total wattage is 3250 for both sides of the receptacle COMBINED. The breaker which is rated at 14 amps is also used for the 220 outlet. So if you are trying to power something with 220 volts, it will work just fine as long as it does not exceed the 14 amp rating. I ran my miter saw with a short extension cord and it tripped the breaker. When I tried it again it was fine so the surge mode from the startup must be very close to the 14 amps and that will automatically trip the breaker as a safety mechanism. As for this unit being quieter than most I would have to disagree. From what I understand this unit Is manufactured overseas, more than likely China. Some of Generac larger units are built in the United States. This particular generator is more or less a generic brand with a Generac name tag on it. Bottom line, it is a nice generator that starts up and runs fine so far, but just be certain that you do not intend to run anything with high amperage load or high startup amperage. I think it was misrepresented because I expected the full wattage accessibility to be across each outlet. The low 14 amp Breaker is more than likely designed to add to the longevity of the unit so it is not being overloaded. Not sure if it is going to be able to do the job, but time will tell. Do your research
Date published: 2015-10-22
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