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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
$128519 /each
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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
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 3000-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 3000-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Eco-Throttle and Oil Alert
Brand Briggs & Stratton Briggs & Stratton LIFAN Honda
Ratings (191) (123) (42) (135)
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 Built-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Hour Meter,Built-in Inverter,Built-in Remote Monitoring,Electric Start,Extended Handles,LCD Display,Muffler,Overload Protection,Short Circuit Protection,USB Port Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Inverter,Electric Start,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Overload Protection
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

How much oil does it take to fill the first time before use?

None
Asked by: Ernesto
1qt. SAE30 fixed weight non-synthetic comes with it. Use it for the break-in unless you are in frigid cold then switch to synthetic on your first oil change.
Answered by: Mike
Date published: 2018-07-15

Can this generator plug into a transfer switch?

Can this generator plug into a transfer switch?
Asked by: DAVID
yes
Answered by: FSM
Date published: 2018-06-07

What is the amount of oil I need to add to this unit?

What is the amount of oil I need to add to this unit?
Asked by: Paco
1 QT. The oil is inside the side panel when shipped. Comes with funnel also.
Answered by: TODDER
Date published: 2018-07-30

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: 2018-05-27
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Customer Reviews

Q6500 QuietPower Series 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Briggs and Stratton Engine is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 123.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this generator in early January 2018 (2 months ago) to supply power to my 2200 sq ft ... I purchased this generator in early January 2018 (2 months ago) to supply power to my 2200 sq ft house during power outages. I chose this model because I have always gotten good service out of my Briggs engines (almost exclusively lawn mower and lawn tractor applications). Additionally the specs and reviews were comparable to the Japanese competitors, who were over twice the price. When I received the Q6500, I was not disappointed. I was surprised how quiet it was. At 50-75% load, it was not objectionable inside the house. It powered the lights, refrigerator, several TVs and internet at under 50% load. If I minimized that load, it powered my 4500 watt water heater at under 75% load. It's all I need for the next ice storm. BTW, I connected the generator through a Generlink transfer switch, also purchased from Home Depot. This switch was installed by my power company at no cost. It also works very well and makes safely connecting a portable generator is to your electrical system a breeze.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very portable and quite. Does the job After much research, I decided to purchase an Inverter gene... Very portable and quite. Does the job After much research, I decided to purchase an Inverter generator mostly because of its compact size and less weight. I choose the B&S Q65 Quiet Power because of the many good reviews, the many years I’ve had lawn mowers with B&S long lasting engines, and especially because of the Quite Power button. I’m so glad someone in the industry has recognized the need to make lawn tools and equipment quiter. I’ll never understand how a 400 HP automobile can run whisper quite while a lawn mower or weedwhacker can be heard several blocks away. But back to the Inverter. I only had a little trouble getting it started the first time. Following the instructions, I pulled out the choke, turned the switch and pulled the crank. Nothing for many tries. Finally, letting it sit for a while, I called a nephew who has the same inverter. He said just pull out the choke once and push it back in. Then try starting it. Well this worked like a charm. He explained to me that leaving the choke out may flood the engine not allowing it to start. So now, when I start it I pull out the choke once or twice and push it back in prior to pulling the crank handle. This method has worked every time. I would suggest to for future models to install a steel loop or something welded to the frame where I could pass through or connect a chain or steel cable in order to prevent theft (or at least make it a little more difficult to steal). It’s only been a week since I’ve purchased the Inverter but so far, I’m very happy with it. I’ve simulated power outages and have powered 90% of the house (980 S.F. house) including all room lights, basement lights, sump pump, refrigerator, TV and microwave. I will update this review after my next power outage.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The machine arrived in good condition,and after I-added gasoline and... The machine arrived in good condition,and after I-added gasoline and oil as recommended just the second pull the machine was on . But the noise was loudly back to the instruction book I need to set the quiet button on . So I did the machine turned down better. The machine noise now is acceptable. I
Date published: 2018-06-14
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 Very portable and quite. Does the job After much research, I decided to purchase an Inverter generator mostly because of its compact size and less weight. I choose the B&S Q65 Quiet Power because of the many good reviews, the many years I’ve had lawn mowers with B&S long lasting engines, and especially because of the Quite Power button. I’m so glad someone in the industry has recognized the need to make lawn tools and equipment quiter. I’ll never understand how a 400 HP automobile can run whisper quite while a lawn mower or weedwhacker can be heard several blocks away. But back to the Inverter. I only had a little trouble getting it started the first time. Following the instructions, I pulled out the choke, turned the switch and pulled the crank. Nothing for many tries. Finally, letting it sit for a while, I called a nephew who has the same inverter. He said just pull out the choke once and push it back in. Then try starting it. Well this worked like a charm. He explained to me that leaving the choke out may flood the engine not allowing it to start. So now, when I start it I pull out the choke once or twice and push it back in prior to pulling the crank handle. This method has worked every time. I would suggest to for future models to install a steel loop or something welded to the frame where I could pass through or connect a chain or steel cable in order to prevent theft (or at least make it a little more difficult to steal). It’s only been a week since I’ve purchased the Inverter but so far, I’m very happy with it. I’ve simulated power outages and have powered 90% of the house (980 S.F. house) including all room lights, basement lights, sump pump, refrigerator, TV and microwave. I will update this review after my next power outage.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This generator is really quiet and starts super easy. Runs... This generator is really quiet and starts super easy. Runs my ac and microwave at the same time in my living quarters with ease. I highly recommend it. I won’t say it compares with the $5000 Honda ofbthe same power but for the money it performs amazing
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty quiet unit I have only tested this generator so far (hurricane season just started here in FL). It ran my portable 12K, BTU AC unit quite comfortably. The load showed at 50% for a short period, then settled back to the 25% light being on. I aim to run the AC unit and the fridge/freezer as well as some lights and se what happen\s after that. I will run it via a generator interlock (installed in 3 days time) and use the house breakers to regulate which circuits I can run in the house. I drilled 2 holes in the plastic lower housing and ran stainless steel chain around the generator frame and padlocked the chain inside the generator housing. I am going to put a large eye bolt in the front cinder block of the house, run the chain through the eye bolt and lock it under the garage door with the generator outside. Hopefully, any thieves will go somewhere else and steal someone's else's generator <g>. Some small problems that I saw are below: 1. The spark plug is kinda awkward to get out with a cylinder head in the way. 2. The plug gap (set from the factory) was wrong at 24 thou when it is supposed to 30 thou. 3. The rubberized covers for the outlets don't seem to stay in place when "closed" very well IMHO. 4. After running the generator for a test there was a small amount of oil on the inside cover by the dipstick area (the dipstick was in snug). I made sure that any oil that I saw (after filling the generator) was cleaned up before I started it. It started on the 2nd pull BTW (a fairly easy pull to start it). The product manual clearly needs a simple section (in one place) that states normal home user maintenance parts and part numbers (e.g. spark plug, oil capacity of the generator (i.e. xx ounces - not just to not overfill it), air filter part numbers etc, etc). I have taken the plug out and will take it to an auto parts store to have a spare on hand.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Could not start. Very bad technical support from Briggs and Stratton. So I returned and purchased... Could not start. Very bad technical support from Briggs and Stratton. So I returned and purchased a Honda.
Date published: 2018-07-03
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