Powermate 3,250-Watt Gasoline Powered Manual Start Portable Generator-PM0123250 - The Home Depot


Model # PM0123250

Internet # 203168357

Store SKU # 1000025965

3,250-Watt Gasoline Powered Manual Start Portable Generator

Powermate 3,250-Watt Gasoline Powered Manual Start Portable Generator

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$399.00 / each


Model # PM0123250

Internet # 203168357

Store SKU # 1000025965

The new Powermate Sx 3250-Watt Manual Start Generator is ideal for recreation and home backup. The unit features a 208 cc manual start OHV gas engine with low-oil shutdown for engine protection. The 5 gal. gas tank with fuel gauge runs up to 15 hours at 50% load. The control panel contains, (4) 120-Volt 20-Amp, (1) 120/240-Volt 20-Amp, and circuit breaker protection. The unit is equipped with automatic voltage regulation, dual mode hour meter and oversized 10 in. custom wheels and there is no assembly required. It includes quick-start slide out instruction guide.

California residents: seeProposition 65 information

  • No assembly required, unit is fully assembled in the box
  • 3250 rated watts, 4050 surge watts
  • 5 gal. fuel tank
  • Low oil shut down
  • Dust covers on the outlets
  • 10 in. flat free wheels
  • Digital hour meter
  • Automatic voltage regulator
  • 2-year warranty
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    3,250-Watt Gasoline Powered Manual Start Portable Generator

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Assembled Depth (in.)  23.5 in  Assembled Height (in.)  23.11 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  17 in  Product Height (in.)  23.11 
Product Length (in.)  23.5  Product Width (in.)  17.0 
Auto idle control  No  Automatic Voltage Regulation  Yes 
Built-in inverter  No  CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage  3250  Engine Displacement (cc)  208 
Engine Make  OEM Branded  Fuel Gauge  Yes 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  5.0  Fuel type  Gasoline 
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)  0.32  Hazardous Code  RTS - May Contain Liquid If Returned 
Horsepower (hp)  7 hp  Low oil shutdown  Yes 
Muffler  Yes  Number of circuits/outlets 
Operational volume (dB)  78  Osha Required GFCI Outlets  No 
Peak Wattage  4050  Product Weight (lb.)  105 lb 
Returnable  30-Day  Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)  15 
Voltage (volts)  120/240  Wheel Kit Included  Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  No Certifications or Listings  Manufacturer Warranty  2 Years 


Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 82 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Got us through Sandy After Irene last year in the North East - it became apparent that a Generator was not a bad idea... Enter the Powermate 3250. 193.5 hours without Power in NJ and this generator did great. Comes out of the box ready to go (I added a little Oil). 4 outlets with an extra 240 output and super easy & smooth Start-up. We had 2 refrigerators and a spare outlet to run the radio, coffee maker or toaster (sparingly and not at the same time). Circuit breakers let you know if your getting too greedy. My neighbor even benefited from my excellent planning and ran his fridge... Moocher :-) For the price and easy of use, I would highly recommend it. November 8, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nice little generator ive had a lot of small generators this gen performs well for what you pay for it ... its 50 dollars less than generac gp3250 and works just as well plus gives extra outlet and hour meter so you dont have to guess how many hours is on it ...it will run a 10 amp skill saw or my right angle drill that draws 12 amps with no problems but not at the same time ... i have to admit briggs and stratton has a stronger engine for about the same size gen i can pull more off of it but its 150.00 dollars more than this unit ..this engine seems to boog down easier than the briggs but for the money its a good deal and im happy with the unit ..hope my 2 cents helps September 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bought the generator for Hurricane Sandy I bought this generator just in case the power went out from Hurricane Sandy. This was the last one that my Home Depot had in stock and it was return from another customer. I took a chance and it paid off big time. I am still out of power after 8 days and i have 120 hours in this generator. It has performed flawlessly. Its great on gas. I am powering 2 refridgerators, lcd TV, router, and 3 fishtanks with no power. I have also rigged up my furnace so I can run that off the generator. This is the best deal I ever made. November 5, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Piece of garbage This thing is a piece of garbage. I bought it after Hurricane Sandy hit as I didn't want to be without a generator again. We are now faced with a blizzard here in the northeast within 24 hours. I went to start it up and nothing. It will start on the the ether and run for a few seconds and thats it. It appears to be a fuel problem as I dont smell gasoline after pulling it about 50 times. Now for you purists out there I do excercise it once every 6 months and stabilize the gas. Initially when I bought it it revved and did not run smoothly and I brought it back to Home Depot. They took it in and tested it and said nothing is wrong- brought it back home and it still revved. Long story short I brought it into the shop myself. They said it was a carborator adjustment-It then ran fine. In conclusion the machine has 3 hours on it by the digital clock and its going for it's second visit to the repair shop. January 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This generator is AWSOME!!!! I can't believe how incredible this generator is. It has surpassed our expectations! We got it 349.00$ in store. We are currently running a mini fridge, all lights, 42 inch TV, xbox electric heater, we kick the furnace on a few times also. We are using it for our camper. It's never even bogged down. We also while running all of the above hooked up our griddle and still runs perfect. Started first pull. Gas gage works great, hour meter works. I do wish the hour meter reset after each shut off. First run with everything running was 23 hrs with 5 gallons of gas!!!!! Which gas is 1.85 right now. I'm so ecstatic that were getting such great time to gas ratio. I really have no complaints. I would recommend to anyone!!!! Definitely with the money. If it was 399 in the store I would definitely buy. Plus home Depot was really great helping us decided on this one. They didn't try to sell us a more expensive one. It's kinda loud but not a problem to us. You get use to it. :) very happy!!! January 22, 2015
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