Sportsman 4,000-Watt Clean Burning LPG Portable Propane Generator-GEN4000LP - The Home Depot
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Model # GEN4000LP

Internet # 202222977

4,000-Watt Clean Burning LPG Portable Propane Generator

Sportsman 4,000-Watt Clean Burning LPG Portable Propane Generator

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  • Runs on clean, quiet and efficient Liquid Propane Gas (LPG)
  • 3250 running watts/4,000 surge watts
  • 10 hr Run Time at 50% Load on a common 20Lb LPG cylinder


Model # GEN4000LP

Internet # 202222977

The Sportsman Propane 3,250/4,000-Watt Portable Generator can power common household appliances and power tools. RV ready, it is equipped with one - 120-Volt RV plug, two -120-Volt outlets and a 12-Volt DC outlet for battery charging. 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 7-HP 4-Stroke OHV recoil start engine. Its affordable but well thought out with full featured options such as automatic low oil shutdown and automatic voltage regulator. It boasts an engine run time of 10 hrs 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 68 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
  • 7-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
  • 3250 running watts/4,000 surge watts
  • 5 ft. regulator hose is included in box
  • LPG propane tank is not included
  • Air cooled, AVR automatic voltage regulation, recoil start, low oil shut off, spark arrestor, full power panel, engine shut off switch, overload protected outlets
  • One 120-Volt RV plug, two 120-Volt outlets, and one 12-Volt DC outlet
  • Run time equal to10 hrs at 50% load per 20 lb. of LPG fuel
  • Decibel rating: less than 68 dB
  • EPA approved
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Assembled Depth (in.) 
24.5 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
18 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
17.5 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 
Propane Gas 
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour) 
Horsepower (hp) 
6.5 hp 
Low oil shutdown 
Number of circuits/outlets 
Operational volume (dB) 
Osha Required GFCI Outlets 
Peak Wattage 
Product Weight (lb.) 
102 lb 
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank) 
Voltage (volts) 
Wheel Kit Included 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
EPA Approved 
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 Year Limited 


Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 234 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works well I ordered this when it was the deal of the day, just before Hurricane Sandy was announced. Delivered in 4 days, just before the storm for which I was glad as I have been without power for 5 days now. It works very well. I don't know how to determine load, but I have been getting about 6.5 hours per tank running the refrigerator, tv,computer, and alternating the freezer and pellet stove. I love the propane as you can't get gasoline in this area and propane doesn't give the gas fumes and is safer to transport than gas. It is easy to operate and change oil. I do wish it came with wheels but I put it on a flat bed dolly and it moved easily. November 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bargain price for this generator This generator does what it is supposed to do. It starts easily on two pulls, can handle a good sized load, can charge a 12V battery, and now comes with an "RV" receptacle which is a NEMA TT-30R type 120V 30A capacity. September 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Generator Propane is the way to go since propane gas lasts basically forever in the bottle. Gasoline goes bad over time and ethanol blends are horrible on the small carbs in most generators. Would suggest that you pick up a propane bottle and have it filled where they fill bottles from a big tank. The exchange bottles give you an older bottle and often only partially filled. This generator handles the loads well and is reasonably quiet. January 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great generator This generator came with low expectations. I bought it on sale at a ridiculously low price. However, it has turned out to be a gem. I use at my off grid cabin in the San Luis Valley. It starts every time. It's not a loud generator. It goes through practically no oil. It's not as pretty as a Honda or other high price generators, but it runs like a charms and powers everything I put to it: all power tools, including a massive hammer drill, microwave, etc. Finally, it runs forever on a single tank of propane. I used it building the cabin for probably three hours a day over two weeks. This is a great generator. August 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great piece of equipment The generator is a great investment. Easy to use. The propane is a nice feature. January 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Runs great, very happy with my purchase! I purchased this generator a backup power supply to run the necessities when the power goes down. I liked the idea of propane because it has a much, much longer shelf life than gas or diesel fuel, and it is far more practical/safe to store a large amount of propane than gas. Arrived quickly, undamaged and it started up smoothly the three or four times I ran it. I have only tested it for a couple hours so far, but I am very happy with the purchase. I checked several websites, before deciding on this generator and the only recurring negative reviews were that the item was damaged in shipping or it didn't have wheels. Neither were an issue for me-Shipping was fine and I don't plan to move this unit, but could easily do so by myself or with a friend if I needed to. Would fit easily in a wheelbarrow. As for the sound, I don't have a decibel meter, but I would say that when the unit is running, it is no louder than my motorcycle when it is warming up. Overall, this unit seems great and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good back up unit, or something for camping/RV'ing. I'll try and update after the power goes out again and I really need to run it. December 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great generator for the price Bought this as a backup and camp generator. Took it camping last week and it performed great. It hooked right up to my camp trailer, so the RV outlet is a great feature. The only issue was there is a black plastic box that surrounds the electronics on the back of the control panel and it came cracked and broken. I did not find it out till I unpacked several months after I bought it, there was no damage to the box. It did not have any effect on the operation. I called customer support and they are shipping a replacement, which I have still not received. They were very easy to deal with however. I really like the fact that it is propane powered. One thing the instructions told me to remove a "shipping bracket" that was not there. Not a problem just a little confusing. May 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by What I expected Have only started it twice, after adding oil and checking screws and bolts for tightness. Took only six moderate pulls to start the first time, and two or three after that. Runs quieter than many others I've been around, and the exhaust fumes are not as pungent as a gasoline powered generator. In a power outage, I'll be glad I have it. January 17, 2014
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