Model # 030675

Internet #301871650

Briggs & Stratton Q6500 QuietPower Series 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Briggs and Stratton Engine
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Briggs & Stratton

Q6500 QuietPower Series 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Briggs and Stratton Engine

  • More than 60% quieter and 30% lighter than a standard generator
  • Up to 14 hours of run time at 25% load
  • Reliable backup power for home appliances and electronics
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  • More than 60% quieter and 30% lighter than a standard generator
  • Up to 14 hours of run time at 25% load
  • Reliable backup power for home appliances and electronics
Designed to give you quiet confidence during power outages, the Q6500 QuietPower Series inverter generator is more than 60% quieter than standard generators. It delivers 6,500 starting watts of reliable backup power for essential home appliances, including sensitive electronics. It's 45% more compact and 30% lighter than standard generators so moving and storing your generator is no hassle. A highly-efficient Briggs and Stratton 306cc engine with integrated alternator provides up to 14 hours of run time at 25% load.
  • More than 60% quieter than standard generators
  • Briggs & Stratton 306cc engine with integrated alternator
  • 14 hours of run time at 25% load
  • All-steel frame enclosed in a protective shell, noise is minimized and internal components are protected
  • 45% more compact and 30% lighter than standard generators
  • A suitcase-style telescoping handle makes it easy to move the generator around your garage and property
  • Power a wide variety of electronics and devices at the same time with 120-Volt-20 Amp outlets (4), USB outlets (2) and a 120-Volt-240-Volt locking outlet
  • As tested per ISO3744 sound power standard when compared to standard generator 030607 versus a standard generator 030607
  • Use of RV adapter in the twist lock outlet provides 2500W of continuous power (120V / 20.8A)



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Product Overview

  • More than 60% quieter and 30% lighter than a standard generator
  • Up to 14 hours of run time at 25% load
  • Reliable backup power for home appliances and electronics
Model #: 030675
Internet #: 301871650

Designed to give you quiet confidence during power outages, the Q6500 QuietPower Series inverter generator is more than 60% quieter than standard generators. It delivers 6,500 starting watts of reliable backup power for essential home appliances, including sensitive electronics. It's 45% more compact and 30% lighter than standard generators so moving and storing your generator is no hassle. A highly-efficient Briggs and Stratton 306cc engine with integrated alternator provides up to 14 hours of run time at 25% load.

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  • More than 60% quieter than standard generators
  • Briggs & Stratton 306cc engine with integrated alternator
  • 14 hours of run time at 25% load
  • All-steel frame enclosed in a protective shell, noise is minimized and internal components are protected
  • 45% more compact and 30% lighter than standard generators
  • A suitcase-style telescoping handle makes it easy to move the generator around your garage and property
  • Power a wide variety of electronics and devices at the same time with 120-Volt-20 Amp outlets (4), USB outlets (2) and a 120-Volt-240-Volt locking outlet
  • As tested per ISO3744 sound power standard when compared to standard generator 030607 versus a standard generator 030607
  • Use of RV adapter in the twist lock outlet provides 2500W of continuous power (120V / 20.8A)



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Name PowerSmart Series 2600-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator Q6500 QuietPower Series 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Briggs and Stratton Engine Energy Storm 6500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric/Remote Start Portable Generator with Digital Inverter and Fuel Injected 2800-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Eco-Throttle and Oil Alert
Brand Briggs & Stratton Briggs & Stratton LIFAN Honda
Ratings (188) (110) (41) (119)
Engine Make Briggs and Stratton Briggs and Stratton OEM Branded Honda
Features Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Inverter,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Inverter,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Osha Required GFCI Outlets,Overload Protection Auto Idle Control,Built-in Inverter,Electric Start,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Overload Protection Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Inverter,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler
Running Wattage 2600 5000 6500 2800
CA (CARB) Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant CARB Compliant CARB Compliant
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
21.5 in
Product Length (in.)
25 in
Product Width (in.)
21.2 in

Details

Application
Home Standby,Recreation
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Gray
Engine Displacement (cc)
306
Engine Make
Briggs and Stratton
Features
Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Inverter,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Osha Required GFCI Outlets,Overload Protection
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
5
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.01
Horsepower (hp)
0.0
Included
Engine Lubricant,Oil Funnel,Rear Wheels
Number of circuits/outlets
7
Operational Volume (dB)
66
Outlet Type
120/240 Single Phase,120V 20A
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
128 lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank or charge)
9.6
Running Wattage
5000
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
6500
Suggested Uses
Bench Tools,Halogen Work Light,Large Appliances,Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances,Small Electronics,Sump Pump,Well Pump

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year limited consumer, 1 year limited commercial

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
21.5 in
Product Length (in.)
25 in
Product Width (in.)
21.2 in

Details

Application
Home Standby,Recreation
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Gray
Engine Displacement (cc)
306
Engine Make
Briggs and Stratton
Features
Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Inverter,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Osha Required GFCI Outlets,Overload Protection
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
5
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.01
Horsepower (hp)
0.0
Included
Engine Lubricant,Oil Funnel,Rear Wheels
Number of circuits/outlets
7
Operational Volume (dB)
66
Outlet Type
120/240 Single Phase,120V 20A
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
128 lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank or charge)
9.6
Running Wattage
5000
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
6500
Suggested Uses
Bench Tools,Halogen Work Light,Large Appliances,Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances,Small Electronics,Sump Pump,Well Pump

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year limited consumer, 1 year limited commercial

Questions & Answers

Can this generator plug into a transfer switch?

Can this generator plug into a transfer switch?
Asked by: DAVID
yes
Answered by: whaler
Date published: 2017-10-08

Does generator have a 30amp RV plug in and what is largest AC it can power?

Asked by: Mike
I find the answers to this question, especially the one from B&S, to be very misleading. This generator is designed as a home emergency back up generator and not specifically for the RV market. It has a running power rating of 5000 watts and supports short duration surges up to 6500 watts. 5000 watts corresponds to 20.8 amps when used on a 240 volt load, like a well pump. When powering 120 volt loads, it provides two separate 120 volt circuits that can support up to 2500 watts and 20.8 amps each. These cannot be combined to support a single 120 volt load greater than 20.8 amps or 2500 watts. Since RVs tend to be 120 volt only, the most you'll be able to use is 2500 watts, even if you use a 30 amp RV connector (using an adapter to connect to the generators L1430 plug). Some generators intended for use with RVs have an output voltage switch that will combine the two 120 volt into a single higher capacity circuit available through the 30 amp RV connector. This unit doesn't have that feature.
Answered by: DaveM
Date published: 2018-03-28

What kinda noise levels do this generator produce compared to the quite series Honda 6500

Asked by: 79pacecar
At about six feet I measured 73 db in quiet mode. At full throttle from six feet I measured 84 db. I was facing the muffler. At twenty feet I measured 65 and 74 db respectively.
Answered by: flawedexistence
Date published: 2018-03-14

can the generator use a 7000w automatic change over switch

can the generator use a 7000w automatic change over switch
Asked by: taps
A change over switch is not listed however there is a transfer switch and it's installed by a licensed electrician.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2018-05-05
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Customer Reviews

Q6500 QuietPower Series 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Briggs and Stratton Engine is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 110.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My rating is based on the price I paid, and NOT in comparison to a $3-4000 Honda. I would love t... My rating is based on the price I paid, and NOT in comparison to a $3-4000 Honda. I would love to have a Honda inverter with comparable wattage, but I'm not ready to pay what the Honda costs given that my main use is for home backup with my manual transfer switch during power failure (I'm not using it for a RV). The following are my observations so far: I think it is relatively easy to start (usually starts on first or second pull with choke), and has been reliable for the 6 or 7 hours I have run it so far. It has the correct 30 amp plug for my transfer switch, so I did not have to kluge something together. The 30 amp plug also has a floating neutral which is what is needed for home backup (the rest of the plugs are bonded neutral). I do not think it is as loud as some comments would lead you to believe, nor is the plastic case as skimpy as some have indicated. There is a plastic panel you have to remove on one side to check the oil -- the panel is held on by a few plain screws (which is pretty utilitarian but again, this is not a Honda). Other inverter units I considered included the Champion models, but none had as much overall power in a single unit, nor did they have the correct transfer switch plug. Some comments have harped on the fact that the overall wattage of the Briggs is split between two 120 volt circuits, and others have commented that they have had problems starting up some high-BTU 120 volt RV air conditioners. I did notice similar comments about running high-BTU AC units in the Champion reviews. My conclusion is if you want something that is quiet as a Honda, and that will reliably start up larger RV AC units, then you should probably buy a Honda if you can afford it. Otherwise this Briggs has been great for the price and I think it is set up well for a manual transfer switch and home power backup.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 1- A good investment for the price compared to others brands. 2- Size & weight is acceptable and ... 1- A good investment for the price compared to others brands. 2- Size & weight is acceptable and reasonable. 3- Poor engine supports to frame causing the generator to vibrate and walk when a load is applied (cradle with suspension is recommended). 4- Don't abuse the use of the choke to start the engine, otherwise the carburetor will overflow the gasoline and will be very hard to start. 5- With the QPT switch in ON and a small resistive load (80W) the RPM goes extremely low causing the voltage to drop around 105VAC (see picture), I think this isn't normal. Note: 80W was from 2 halogen bulbs from my garage door opener.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't say too much more about the Q6500 - perfect for my needs. one thing I might add is I built... Can't say too much more about the Q6500 - perfect for my needs. one thing I might add is I built a rain cap for use outdoors in bad weather. fairly easy to build from 3/4 " PVC pipe, some PVC tees and elbows, plywood, a utility tub, miscellaneous hardware, and rubber straps. the overall size of the PVC frame is 19-5/8" x 29-1/4". the plywood base is 22-3/4 x 29-1/4". depending how fancy you make, and what supplies you have, costs would be around $50. when the thing is broken down, everything fits nicely in the utility tub for easy storage.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth running and low noise First of all, out of the box, this is a nice compact looking generator set. Setup was super easy and after fuel added and oil checked, was running by second pull. Engine operation both under load and not under load is smooth with low noise. Generator set was put through it's paces and with few test loads of wall AC units, fridge and a few electronics with not even a whimper it could not handle it. Power delivery to both appliance and electronics was smooth with no noticeable power ripples you would get with other traditional generator sets. Long term reliability is not yet in but so far, I am impressed.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product Good product. A few weeks ago I bought it and it is an excellent product. I hope that the access to the engine improves it. Let the lid be with a few clips to avoid so much unscrewing. You can also bring it with starter.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very quiet. A little tricky getting it started, but once... Very quiet. A little tricky getting it started, but once you get the hang of it starts right up.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I just unpacked and ran a test with No load and one load connected to the 120V GFCI plug. Here ar... I just unpacked and ran a test with No load and one load connected to the 120V GFCI plug. Here are my findings: 1. Oil on plastic cover removable to add engine oil. I traced the oil to the Air filter element being over saturated with oil at the factory. Cleaned up the mess and no other oil leaks. 2. Tested the unit with and without load and found that regardless of load the 120V output will NOT regulate the voltage correctly with the QPT switch ON. Voltage without a load was not regulated and measured 106V with a true RMS meter. Also when the load was turned on the meter displayed 0V and power indicator LED lite at 100% but in about 1 second Power LED lite at 25% and output voltage was at 121V. This was a small air compressor that would auto turn on when the PSI dropped to 80 PSI and did function correctly when QPT was ON. 3. Based on my testing I would NOT run a sensitive device with QPT switch ON since the generator will not regulate the output voltage correctly. Basic power tools and lights should be fine in QPT mode but not electronics or other devices sensitive to low line voltage. The only way to use QPT is to apply a constant load that allows the generator to run to the correct output voltage. I will have to measure the output voltage with my home loads connected to see if this is possible. 4. Unit will jump or shift sideways when it shifts from QPT idle to run mode when addition load is applied.
Date published: 2018-02-26
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