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Model # 5982

Internet # 202831472

3,250-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

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$439.00 / each


Model # 5982

Internet # 202831472

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
  • Click on the “more info” tab to download the specifications pdf to view the Wattage requirement guide
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Assembled Depth (in.) 
22.6 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
21 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
23 in 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Length (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Auto idle control 
Automatic Voltage Regulation 
Built-in inverter 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
Not CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
OEM Branded 
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.) 
115 lb 
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank) 
Voltage (volts) 
Wheel Kit Included 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
CSA Listed,EPA Approved 
Manufacturer Warranty 
2 years 


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 169 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Would have been a 4.5 star except.... Liked generator, would have been a 4.5 star , except..... Getting it repaired less than a year later has been a problem. January 20, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Here's what you should know about the Generac GP3250 that the sales literature doesn't tell you: 1) There's no hour meter (the claim on the home depot website is false). 2) The unit comes with a 14Amp fast-blow circuit breaker. Consequently, it WILL NOT provide the full 3250 Watts to a single 120VAC load (such as the furnace blower I'm trying to run). Not even close. My furnace only needs 6 Amps to run, but it needs 22 Amps (2640 Watts) for the first 2 seconds upon startup of the furnace. The generator's 14 Amp breaker trips before the furnace starts. Strange that the furnace works on a 20 Amp hydro panel circuit - it must be a slow-blow breaker. It might provide 3250 Watts to several 120V devices spread over its 2 circuits, but I haven't tested it. In all other respects, it seems like a good generator. February 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This product is a solid workhorse. Very reliable I have only used this once but from what I observed this is a solid product. I was able to run a sump pump and well pump with ease April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 369.00 on sale, cheap insurance having a electrician put in a transfer switch wasn't cheap but i had him also install a whole house surge protector. so now i'm prepared for power starts very easily. is quite,plastic wheels that wont go flat in the garage over winter. the electrician said my generator puts out more amps than the one he has. April 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sturdy , reliable . steady output. Nice heavy frame, reliable power output. Despite the weight,easy to move with the standard wheel/handle kit. April 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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. December 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome product It starts the first or second pull even in cold weather. It is fairly quiet for the size. It puts out the advertised power. The only feature missing in the 3 KW version is an idle-down with no load. It runs full blast when on and has good voltage regulation with varying loads. March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect for the price I bought this generator to run a blower for times where electricity isn't made available at cattle shows. It's compact and lightweight enough to make it hassle free moving between shows. Additionally, it is quiet enough to not give you a headache from hearing it drone all day. The only thing I would change about this is that it lacks an hourmeter. I added one at the cost of about $40, but that feature would have been nice from the factory. Overall, I am very satisfied with my purchase. February 6, 2015
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