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Generac

Model 5982

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3,250-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

$439.00 /each
  • 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

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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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weight of the 3250

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100-130
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100-130 pounds
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100-130 pds
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February 6, 2016
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The weight is shown in the details.
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January 31, 2012
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its about 100 lbs. but easy to move with the mounted wheels
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January 30, 2012
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Not sure of the weight but I can pick it up by myself with great effort. It really is best for two poeple to pick up.
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January 25, 2012
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The GP3250 weighs 115 lbs
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does it "idle down" when it is not under a load?

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December 19, 2013
or does it run full bore all the time?
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May 4, 2016
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full bore
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no thats one of its draw backs
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no thats one of the down falls
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No, runs at "full-bore" all the time. There will be a slight RPM shift as the generator goes from no-load to load and back, but the idle will be pretty much the same..
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December 30, 2013
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No it does not. Higher Hp models do. On the 3250, it seams to have more rpm under heavy load, like the governer springs are designed to reach higher rpm uner full load. About fuses: Rated amps are 13.5, max is 14 amps, but there is a 17.5 amp trip point (marked on the fuse) so that motor surges do not cause nusance cut-outs when operating at the rated load.
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December 20, 2013
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Generac’s GP3250 portable generator does not feature idle control on the unit; the engine will operate continuously at 3600 RPM, when the generator is in use.
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Would this generator work for powering a travel trailer while camping?

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just depends on what your trying to power up there is a 220 plug on it
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February 6, 2016
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Yes, up to 3250w continuous and 3750w surge.
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I would think so. It has both 220 and 110v capability, so it could run a small trailer. Any serious A/C or electric stove or heat would require a larger generator. I have not run my generator for this purpose.
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Yes, any portable generator will. This one is small and would only power lights, and may need a UPS devise to clean up the signal for TV's and computers. It will not power electric dryers, AC, and ovens. Go to the Generac web site and they list typical watts for various devices. Look at other reviews for camper use, search if possible.
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Generac’s GP3250 portable generator can cover a wide range of household appliances and items, however the exact items it can cover will vary for each application. The GP3250 generator is rated for a continuous output of 3250 watts, with a rated amperage OF 27 amps at 120 volts, or 13.5 amps at 240 volts. This rating is when utilizing both the duplex style and the twist lock style receptacles. We Read More
Generac’s GP3250 portable generator can cover a wide range of household appliances and items, however the exact items it can cover will vary for each application. The GP3250 generator is rated for a continuous output of 3250 watts, with a rated amperage OF 27 amps at 120 volts, or 13.5 amps at 240 volts. This rating is when utilizing both the duplex style and the twist lock style receptacles. We recommend ensuring that all of the items you intend to run will not exceed this rating. Read Less
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Can you run a sump pump, refrig and one light off this unit?

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I would say yes I run 2 ref and freezer and cable tv just rember not to plug them in all at once
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On the fridge inner side panel is a metal plate says 6.5 amps sometimes more... Most applicances like these say amps needed to run. 6.5 amps x 120 volts = 780 watts not sure what your pump needs for amps.. Books say motors need a surge to start.. With applicances like my fridge I'm not so sure I think in that case the 6.5 amps is the true draw.. Why? because I had a 1000 watt generator rated at 900 Read More
On the fridge inner side panel is a metal plate says 6.5 amps sometimes more... Most applicances like these say amps needed to run. 6.5 amps x 120 volts = 780 watts not sure what your pump needs for amps.. Books say motors need a surge to start.. With applicances like my fridge I'm not so sure I think in that case the 6.5 amps is the true draw.. Why? because I had a 1000 watt generator rated at 900 running watts (or 7.5 amps) power my fridge and a few lights.. There was no extra room for 2 to 3 times the watts (or amps) to start the fridge motor. Now with my well pump is says 8 amps but also says not more than 16 amps.. I believe in this case there may need to be extra amps for surge.. Depending of the size of pump you might be able to do both and lights if not the pump won't start or a breaker on the generator will trip.. 2470 watts/120 = 20.5 amps should be enough extra.. especially since they say in-addition it has an extra 500 watts for surge (4.16 amps) Read Less
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Mine did easily with a 1/2 hp pump and standard house fridge.
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As long as the running watts of the appliances combined does not exceed 3250 watts, then yes you can run these items with this generator. You should be able to find the electrical information for each of these appliances on a data plate affixed to the unit or in the owner's manual. For the light, simply reference the wattage of the light bulb.
One thing to be aware of, as well, is that sump pumps and Read More
As long as the running watts of the appliances combined does not exceed 3250 watts, then yes you can run these items with this generator. You should be able to find the electrical information for each of these appliances on a data plate affixed to the unit or in the owner's manual. For the light, simply reference the wattage of the light bulb.
One thing to be aware of, as well, is that sump pumps and refrigerators have motors that require 2 - 3 times the running watts to start. This is called surge watts, and the generator will have to provide that amount of power for about three seconds in order to start the motors. This particular generator offers 3750 maximum watts to accommodate motor starting. To make sure that the generator can handle the additional load, calculate the motor starting needs for both the sump pump and the refrigerator by multiplying their respective running watts by a factor of two. Then take the larger of those two figures and add it to the running watts for the remaining appliances. If that number is less than 3750--or preferably 3250--then you should not have any problems powering those appliances.
For additional information on calculating how many watts you need for your particular backup power needs, please see http://www.generac.com/Portables/How_Many_Watts_Do_I_Need/ Read Less
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 192 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Generac Generator 3250-Watt Portable I can't say, when our Generac Generator arrived it was badly damaged. We our still trying to get this situation resolved. August 2, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by fair everything went together rather easy they could of added a prim button for easier start also an hour meter would of been great.. May 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice little generator The Generac 3250 is the best brand choice in this price range. I bought this generator for emergency back up only to power a refrigerator, furnace and a few lights. Keep in mind that you don't need to power everything at one time just to get through a few hour power outage. If you want to make coffee, shut the furnace off until your finished brewing. Some of these reviews claim the 3250 will not handle their power needs. Well Doctor, then why did you buy a 3,250 watt generator? Spend the $2,000 and get what you really need. December 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GP3250 watt Portable Generator AC output not clean enough to run my Trane furnace. Poor voltage regulation under load. April 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Glad we made the purchase. Bought this after a wind storm in Washington St. We are prepared for power-outage now. Very high quality item, easy to assemble, started on the second pull right out of the box. Very glad we made the purchase! December 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good little generator Bought last year. Starter cord beginning to fray, might be due to the location which is behind the frame/cage, which makes it mildly awkward for starting. Starts up easily, runs great. Use a heavy duty cord to run high power items like a worm drive or chop saws, other wise with a smaller dia. cord it may trip the breaker. At my cabin will run a 240v well, 110v shop vacuum & LED lights at the same time without any issues. Good on gas too. May 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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 October 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pretty solid machine bought this to replace my old, worn out gp4000. While the output is less, I've always had good experiences with generac products. Starts right up each time on the first pull. I have no had to use it in an emergency situation yet, but i exercise it once a month. It's not very loud compared to others. you can hear it but it's not deafening. This was one of the selling points for me. Buy with confidence. Home Depot delivered to my door free of charge. January 25, 2015
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