Model # 030675

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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
$149900 /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 3,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator Q6500 QuietPower Series 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Briggs and Stratton Engine Yeti 1250-Watt Battery Powered Portable Generator 3000-Watt Super Quiet Gasoline Powered Wheeled Portable Inverter Generator with Eco-Throttle and Folding Handle Bar
Brand Briggs & Stratton Briggs & Stratton Goal Zero Honda
Ratings (170) (77) (4) (13)
Engine Make Briggs and Stratton Briggs and Stratton 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,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Overload Protection
Running Wattage 2600 5000 2600
CA (CARB) Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant CARB Compliant
Fuel type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Application
Home Standby,Recreation
Built-in inverter
Yes
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
Fuel type
Gasoline
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.01
Horsepower (hp)
0.0
Included
Engine Lubricant,Oil Funnel,Rear Wheels
Muffler
Yes
Number of circuits/outlets
7
Operational Volume (dB)
66
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Yes
Output
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
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

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

Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Application
Home Standby,Recreation
Built-in inverter
Yes
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
Fuel type
Gasoline
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.01
Horsepower (hp)
0.0
Included
Engine Lubricant,Oil Funnel,Rear Wheels
Muffler
Yes
Number of circuits/outlets
7
Operational Volume (dB)
66
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Yes
Output
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
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers

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: 2017-10-26

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: 2017-11-11

Will this generator be able to power my well pump when the power is out?

Will this generator be able to power my well pump when the power is out?
Asked by: Jedi
You need to know how much wattage and current your appliance draws. If you are only concerned with running the well pump, I would say yes.
Answered by: flawedexistence
Date published: 2017-09-03
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Customer Reviews

Q6500 QuietPower Series 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Briggs and Stratton Engine is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 77.
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 5 out of 5 by from Living in the countryside we get a dozen or more power outages each year. Uninterruptible power ... Living in the countryside we get a dozen or more power outages each year. Uninterruptible power supplies keep our computers and TV running for an hour, but longer outages require the use of a gas generator. Our old generator is difficult to start and has only half the capacity of the Q6500. Setup for the Q6500 is simple, just requiring adding engine oil. At 128 lbs this is no lightweight but the large wheels and retractable handle make it easy to move around even on the gravel and sand between our detached carport and house. During a dry run the generator started easily. In the month we have owned the generator there have been no power outages, but thunderstorm season is here so we are unlikely to be so lucky next month, but we are confident that this generator will keep our household powered whatever the weather throws at us.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving this so far It was time to update and replace our old generator and we settled on this one. This unit is surprisingly quiet, nice size and adequate output without being a huge unit. So far on the trial runs it also seems to be much more efficient on fuel than our old generator too. It starts early and the panels options for plugging in powering are great. This is a well built, convenient and compact little powerhouse. Now that we are entering the storm season time of the year again we feel much safer and better prepared. If you are looking for a portable generator this one seems pretty hard to beat.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this unit. You never want to be without electric in time of need Something I have been wanting and wishing I had since the last power outage we had that lasted for 5 days. This unit is perfect. If you only ever need it once it is worth its weight in gold. It is a much smaller size wise than other standard generators. Making this so much easier to move around in and out of doors when in use. A telescopic handle that locks in and out of place to easily manuever this unit where needed. smaller size yes but it still delivers 5,000 running watts and is super quiet during operation. With this 306cc engine. Always use this generator outdoors and face the unit exhaust side away from your home or building.Fantastic design looks great.Super easy pull start, clear controls and easy instructions to get you up and powered when you need it. This unit weighs about 141 pounds. It has 4 - 110volt/ 20amp outlets 2 USB port to plug in your electronics to charge. And also has a 110/240 outlet. Not something I will use every day. But I have a warm fuzzy feeling now that I know I have it in case we have electric failure in the future. Being left in the cold once, in the dark and or without refrigerator/freezer is no joke. This Briggs & Stratton will service my needs exactly if the time arises. I trust this brand and feel confident it will be here ready to service when I need it most. Note for the first operation of this generator be sure to remove the 2 pouches of oil that is required to be placed in the generator before its operation. They are behind the back wall of the unit. You need only a Phillip head screwdriver to remove three screws. remove the yellow plug insert oil and place the oil cap back on tightly and you can then screw the back wall back in place. Gasoline is filled on the top of this unit. Also has a quick start chart that you can hang on a wall nearby explaining the operation of the generator.I suggest you invest in a large funnel and two minimum 25 ft. size outdoor extension cords and keep them with your unit so you have everything in one area easy to get to if the need is there. Thank you so much Briggs & Stratton and Home Depot for providing quality merchandise I depend on. Every homeowner I recommend should have this backup generator. Peace of mind and dependability when you need it most. Two thumbs up..
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Generator I am very impressed with this generator. The decibel level is definitely below other generators we have had. With its large wheels, transporting is also easier on our rocky ground. It powers up up everything we would need when using it on remote areas of our ranch and will come in handy in the event we need it for back-up in the winter months. Highly recommend this one!
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy enough to use for ladies to use! The Q6500 QuietPower Series 5,000 Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Briggs and Stratton Engine is super quiet, completely powerful and guaranteed confidence when you need it during a power outage! It is also light weight and easy enough to handle and maneuver - light enough for a lady to use if the man isn't at home. A perfect unit for all homes!
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No easy way to lock generator up. Had to... No easy way to lock generator up. Had to drill into case to access frame. Quieter than most but a long way from a Honda for noise.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This compact, quiet-running, inverter generator will power a home’s electrical system. I am totally impressed by the amount of electrical power available from this compact, quiet-running, gasoline-powered, machine. I received the Q6500 the day after experiencing a power outage caused by fallen trees over power lines. The inverter generators I owned did not have enough power production to restore my homes required electrical supply. I was pleased to find that the Briggs and Stratton Q6500 QuietPower Series Inverter Generator can deliver 5,000 running watts and 6,500 starting watts of reliable backup power. There was also a 120V-240V, twist-lock receptacle to connect my home’s Emergency Manual Power Transfer System. With this connecting feature I will be able to provide power to my homes critical and essential power circuits including digital HDTV reception and internet reception with Wi-Fi service for emergency communication. I uncrated the Q6500, read the manual, and filled the engine oil reservoir with oil and the fuel tank with alcohol-free 87 octane automotive gasoline to prepare for testing. At first, starting the Briggs and Stratton engine was not as easy as anticipated. The starting sequence has since been perfected and the big, 306cc integrated engine/alternator has become accustomed to starting more easily. I connected the inverter generator to my get-away camper to test it and found the power available is sufficient to power all camper electrical systems including battery charger/inverter, GFCI outlet system, interior lighting, water pump, water heater, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and roof-top HVAC running at the same time. I did have to phase in the heavier electrical loads and made certain the Q6500 was running in optimum power mode before engaging the HVAC unit or water heater. The first time I attempted to flip the camper’s main breaker on with the inverter generator in the QPT/ON mode the overload protection disabled the power outlets on the generator. I had to reset the circuit by pressing the overload reset, then, flip the camper circuit breakers on one at a time with the inverter generator QPT switch in the off position. All systems on in the camper indicated only a 50% capacity drain on the power available. The Briggs and Stratton Q6500 QuietPower Series Inverter Generator is quiet running and hardly noticed when placed around 25 feet from the house. It includes safety features to prevent damage to the motor or alternator should the engine oil run low or the circuits become overloaded. I feel that I will have more sense of confidence during power outages with the Briggs and Stratton Q6500 on standby.
Date published: 2017-07-11
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