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Sportsman 2,000-Watt Clean Burning LPG Propane Gas Powered Portable Generator
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Sportsman

2,000-Watt Clean Burning LPG Propane Gas Powered Portable Generator

  • Perfect size for camping and tailgating
  • Power tools in the work shed or use during a power outage
  • Powered by liquid propane gas
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The Sportsman Propane 1,350/2,000-Watt Portable Generator can power common household appliances and power tools. It is equipped with a single 120-Volt outlet and a 12-Volt DC outlet for battery charging. This recoil start generator can run for 12 hours with a 50% load on 20 lbs. of propane fuel. A generator of this size is ideal for small camping or tailgating parties or to have on hand in case you need some temporary power in an emergency situation. It has a 2.8 HP 4-Stroke OHV Recoil Start engine. It's affordable but well thought out with full featured options such as Automatic Low Oil Shutdown and Circuit Protection. It boasts an engine run time of 12 hours at 50% on a common 20 lb. (gas grill type) cylinder (LPG cylinder not included). A 5 ft. propane fuel hose with a regulator is included for your added convenience. The engine is surprisingly quiet; it runs at less than 65 dB. This is a great generator for anyone who needs affordable power. Propane has several distinct advantages over gasoline generators. Propane burns cleaner than gas engines. Carbon monoxide emissions run up to 40% lower. Propane will not degrade, so you can keep several propane tanks on hand for emergencies and store them for an unlimited amount of time. Since this generator runs on propane you never have to worry about the fuel going bad or having the carburetor getting fouled due to degenerated gasoline, a common problem with gasoline powered small engines.

  • Uses a standard gas grill style LPG tank like the ones sold and refilled at The Home Depot
  • 2.8 HP, 4 stroke OHV, recoil start engine, delivers maximum performance
  • Generator runs on clean, quiet and efficient liquid propane gas (LPG), so you never have to worry about bad gasoline fouling the engine
  • Weighs only 55 lbs. very portable and easy to store
  • 1,350 running Watt/2,000 surge Watt
  • 5 ft. regulator hose is included in box
  • LPG propane tank is not included
  • Air cooled, spark arrestor, UL listed electrical components, engine shut off switch
  • 1-12-Volt DC outlet and 1-120-Volt outlet
  • Run time equal to 12 hours at 50% load per 20 lbs. of LPG fuel
  • Decibel rating: less than 65 dB
  • EPA approved
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    Sportsman 2,000-Watt Clean Burning LPG Portable Propane Generator

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how long does one 5 gallon tank last constantly running

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October 24, 2016
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The answer depends upon both the size (capacity) of the generator and the percentage of that capacity that is being used. As a general rule, however, the answer about continuous operation is (1) you're going to go broke and (2) you're going to burn up the generator.
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August 11, 2016
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A regular BBQ grill size tank is usually called a 20 pounder. This holds about 4-1/2 gallons of LP fuel when full.
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January 21, 2016
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This generator last 12 hours at 50% load per 20 lbs, the other information is not available.
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safety question

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October 19, 2015
I would like to use this for my concession stand. Can it be used indoors? I know I cant use my gasoline powered one inside but since this is propane, I dont know. And does it handle a 30 amp? Thanks...
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No to indoor use and no to 30 amps.
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October 21, 2015
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No, never use the Propane generator indoors!!!! The propane fuel produces odorless gas that can kill you!! SAFETY FIRST!! Adhere to safety instructions at ALL times!!!!
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October 21, 2015
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We only suggest using the generators outdoors and not indoors. The generator has an exhaust and will need proper ventilation. The 2000 surge watt propane generators do not have a 30 amp outlet on them. If you have any other questions please contact customer service at 800-568-6657. Thank you.
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How long of a cable can be utilized for DC battery charging?

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July 8, 2015
I use batteries in my cabin to operate a DC on demand water pump, TV and LED lights with inverter. I need to know the DC cable length so I can design a configuration that works with propane access (large stationery tank) and battery location next to electrical circuit breaker box. I want to augment Solar panel power with LP generator.
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What you do with the electricity doesn't matter. What matters is amount of current (amps) drawn by the charger from the generator over how long a distance. Most generators that run off AC are spec'd for 115 VAC at 15 amps max (regular home wiring). I would buy (or make) at least a 10 AWG extension cord and an 8 AWG or 6 AWG would be better (wires get thicker as numbers get smaller), with the generator Read More
What you do with the electricity doesn't matter. What matters is amount of current (amps) drawn by the charger from the generator over how long a distance. Most generators that run off AC are spec'd for 115 VAC at 15 amps max (regular home wiring). I would buy (or make) at least a 10 AWG extension cord and an 8 AWG or 6 AWG would be better (wires get thicker as numbers get smaller), with the generator quite near the batter(y)(ies) being charged. Don't worry about your extension cord being too thick. It's too thin that burns things up. Amps/gauge/distance calculators are available on Google. Read Less
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If the battery is long distance (50+ feet) from your proposed generator location, consider running a 120-volt AC line from the generator to a charger at the battery. The power losses in the line at 120 volts are only 1% of the losses at 12 volts, allowing you to get the job done with a 14 AWG extension cord.
If an AC-powered battery charger isn't practical in your situation, you should be able to run DC Read More
If the battery is long distance (50+ feet) from your proposed generator location, consider running a 120-volt AC line from the generator to a charger at the battery. The power losses in the line at 120 volts are only 1% of the losses at 12 volts, allowing you to get the job done with a 14 AWG extension cord.
If an AC-powered battery charger isn't practical in your situation, you should be able to run DC cables 50 to 100 feet to charge a battery, with trade-offs. As long as there is a current draw by the battery, there will be a voltage loss in the cable between the generator and the battery. As the battery gets charged and its voltage rises, the current draw decreases, and the voltage loss in the cable decreases. Eventually, the battery voltage will match the generator output voltage. To minimize voltage loss, use cables with larger wire gauge size, e.g., 12 AWG or even 10 AWG, although a thin, cheap 14 AWG cable would still do the job, albeit a bit slower.. Heavier cables cost more due to their copper content, so spend what makes sense for your situation. Read Less
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The 2000LP generator has a 9 amp DC outlet. It is not suggested for deep cycle batteries or any type of solar storage battery. The cable provided is what we suggest using as increasing the length with lessen the amps. Thank you.
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can this product energize a home

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with proper set up you can do 110 volt but nothing 220 volt meaning only 1 side of your breaker box will be powered. here is how.
Use a 15 amp breaker in the breaker box make sure to have a cord that will handle say 20 amps cut of the female end of the cord wire it up with the black wire in the 15 amp breaker (make sure the breaker is off) put the white wire at the common and the green wire to earth Read More
with proper set up you can do 110 volt but nothing 220 volt meaning only 1 side of your breaker box will be powered. here is how.
Use a 15 amp breaker in the breaker box make sure to have a cord that will handle say 20 amps cut of the female end of the cord wire it up with the black wire in the 15 amp breaker (make sure the breaker is off) put the white wire at the common and the green wire to earth ground.
Power goes out shut off the main breaker do not forget to do this or it will fry the generator.
Start the generator plug in the male end of the plug to the generator. Turn on 15 amp breaker and poof you got one side of the rail in the breaker box with power. With a little luck you chose the side that has the fridge.
One more thing test this with your fridge alone and see if it handles it ok some fridges will pull more surge then this thing can handle.
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A 2,000-watt generator is a bit small for powering everything in a residence, but it is adequate for keeping your refrigerator and a freezer chest running, plus a few fluorescent or LED lights on an emergency basis during a power outage. If you need to run appliances, such as a washing machine, dishwasher, air conditioner, etc., you should consider a generator with an output of 5,000 watts, or more. A 24 Read More
A 2,000-watt generator is a bit small for powering everything in a residence, but it is adequate for keeping your refrigerator and a freezer chest running, plus a few fluorescent or LED lights on an emergency basis during a power outage. If you need to run appliances, such as a washing machine, dishwasher, air conditioner, etc., you should consider a generator with an output of 5,000 watts, or more. A 24 kW (24,000 watt), 120/240 volt generator would produce the full 200 ampere capacity of the breaker panel in a typical contemporary residence. Read Less
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The Gen2000LP can run a variety of different items. Make sure what you plan on connecting to the generator doesn't go over the allotted wattage and amperage for the 120 volt outlet. Thank you.
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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 57 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by failed to work the first time followed easy instructions included - new tank of propane - it started right up It died after 1 minute and never started again -called the 800 number on it The told me first to put starting fluid in it - then on to instructions for small disassemble repair - I said maybe I should just take it back due to these complications - they said have a nice day and hung up maybe they're good generators maybe not - I guess I won't know September 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Looks like it will do the job I bought this generator for emergency power for a refrigerator and a sump pump. It arrived quickly, was easy to unpack, and had clear instructions. I like the propane fuel since it I expect to need this less than once per year. Gasoline needs to be drained after use, stored with a stabilizer and can spill. I tested the generator by starting it (4 pulls), connecting the refrigerator using an extension cord and running it for an hour. It is now packed away awaiting an emergency. It is a bit noisier than I expected. September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pretty good... 2000 watts. Maybe, but the 1350 watts is what you need to be aware of. Any sustained high power demand will bog down the generator to the point where it doesn't have enough RPM to ensure it's own engine's ignition. It isn't a car, so there's no battery for spark, like a lawnmower. Just stating the obvious. So if you hear it slow way down, remove the electrical load immediately. This didn't damage mine when I didn't remove it quickly enough, but I had to wait 15 minutes before it would restart. I.e., it won't power your RV microwave or AC. But it handles anything less with ease. Noise level is measured from a distance. The hint is, use an extension cord and place the generator as far away as possible. It's not a Honda and I didn't pay Honda prices, so not really down checking for this. It's not bad. Light power use gives remarkable fuel consumption, much better than the half-max-load rating. I could have run it overnight for 3~4 nights on one standard swap tank. Starting is easy. The Help Line people suggest longer warmup time at 1/2 choke than the instructions suggest. Honestly, what's not to love? It's a little noisy, so get an extension cord. No gasoline = no storage maintenance, reduced carbon monoxide, and fuel that doesn't go bad. Wow. Oh yeah, I'm old enough for Social Security and had no problem lifting. By the way, I don't think you can chain these together for higher loads. It ain't a Honda, but I paid 75% less. So there. August 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Waste of Time and Money I have bought both the gasoline and popane versions of this generator for use in my work. The propane model had to be started with a cordless hand drill because the entire pully assembly broke. The gasoline model's generator dropped to about 90 volts AC after a few months' use. I have wasted so much time and money on generators of varous makes and models that I am now using solar panels in series to produce from 20 to 40v DC (depending upon sunlight) and stepping that down to 12v DC using a transformer. It apears to me that most generators are made by very few OEM suppliers from China (even B&S) and that the quality is about as bad as it gets. I've gone solid state and have no plans to change back. June 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best generator ever! This generator was easy to carry, set up, and start. Using the propane as a fuel source sure beats spilling gasoline. Seemed very efficient fuel wise. The only part on the generator that was hot after running it for several hours was the exhaust. July 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not a very Reliable Model When I received this unit it would not start so I call the 800 number and they were not helpful. I discovered on my own that the choke butterfly valve was interfering with the air cleaner filter and not opening up all of the way. I fixed and the unit worked good the first time I used it. The second time I used it one of the internal control panel components fried (I think it was a capacitor). The engine continued to run fine, but the generator was not putting out any electricity. October 6, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Light use with a small camper. Purchased this in Dec 2014 to use with my small camper that has a 5000 BTU A/C and small microwave. The A/C would be marginal since it will pull about 1800 Watts by itself -if pulling all it can. Unfortunately, the 2000 Watt is only a peak number- the 1350 Watt is the continuous number. It will not run the A/C. The Microwave runs great. So, all in all, it performs like is says. I have mounted it on the tongue of my trailer- so I'll get a feel for it's durability. Two things- it's a very good price for a generator and perfect for a trailer since it runs on LP. December 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product for My Needs This generator has been the most valuable tool in our arsenal for barn demolition and salvage. We could not operate without it. ---picture to follow April 26, 2015
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