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1,000/800-Watt Gasoline Powered Digital Inverter Generator

  • Compact for easy portability and storage - weighs just 19 lbs.
  • Sine wave power is clean and stable for sensitive electronics
  • 1000 starting watts and 800 running watts
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Product Overview

Safely charge and run your computer, TV, DVD player and more with the Sportsman Series 800/1000-watt Inverter Generator. Sine wave power delivers clean, stable and reliable power making it safe for use with sensitive electronics. You won't have to leave your tablets, computers and televisions at home anymore. Great for use at home or with the RV and camper, fire up Sportsman Series 1000 surge-watt Inverter Generator at football games, while camping and scouting. The 800 running-watt Inverter Generator can even be used as a portable power source on industrial projects and job sites. Designed with camping and outdoor fun in mind, the Sportsman Inverter Generator is equipped with one 120-Volt AC outlets and one 12-Volt DC outlet for battery charging.
  • 1000 surge watt and 800 rated running watt
  • 1.3 HP 40cc engine, 4-stroke OHV, low oil shutdown, 5000 RPM
  • Recoil start
  • One 120-Volt AC outlet and one 12-Volt DC outlet for battery charging
  • Run time: 6.3 hours at 50 percent load
  • Decibel rating: 56dB
  • Fuel type: unleaded gasoline, 0.55 Gal. fuel tank
  • Compact size and weight for easy transport
  • Sine wave gives clean, stable voltage for electronics safety
  • EPA approved, Not for Sale in California
  • High altitude use: this generator is not recommended for high altitude use above 3,000 ft.
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  • California residents

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Engine MakeOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM BrandedRyobi
CA (CARB) CompliantNot CARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB Compliant
Running Wattage800170016001700
Fuel TechnologySingle FuelSingle FuelSingle FuelSingle Fuel
Starting Wattage1000200020002200
FeaturesAuto Idle Control,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit ProtectionAuto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Low Oil Shutdown,USB PortAuto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,MufflerAuto Idle Control,Extended Handles,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Overload Protection
Start TypeRecoil StartRecoil StartRecoil StartRecoil Start
ApplicationCampsite,Emergency Use,Recreation,TailgatingCampsite,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingCampsite,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingJob Site,Recreation
Voltage (volts)120120120120
Half-Load Run Time6.35.77.27.5
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
9 in
Product Length (in.)
18 in
Product Width (in.)
15.75 in

Details

Application
Campsite,Emergency Use,Recreation,Tailgating
Built-in inverter
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Green
Engine Displacement (cc)
40
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Auto Idle Control,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit Protection
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
0.55
Fuel Technology
Single Fuel
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
0.09
Half-Load Run Time
6.3
Horsepower (hp)
1.3
Included
Spark Plug Wrench
Number of Outlets
2
Operational Volume (dB)
56
Outlet Type
120V 7.2A
Power/Fuel Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
19 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Running Wattage
800
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
1000
Suggested Uses
Battery Charger,Halogen Work Light,Lights,Mobile Devices,Small Electronics
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Limited

Questions & Answers

230Questions14Answers

How do you drain the fuel tank for storage?

Asked by JD March 17, 2021
1
Answer

To drain the gasoline from the carburetor turn the fuel valve to the “off” position while the engine is running. The generator will shut down when all the gasoline in the carburetor has been used.

Will the 3500 watt-3850 watt model power an RV roof AC unit?

Asked by Randy March 11, 2021
1
Answer

no it will overload the generator

My generator was filled with fresh gas and the recomended updated ammount of oil however after running for ten fifteen min it stalls out

Asked by Jeff March 10, 2021
1
Answer

Good Morning, One the oil- needs to be almost to the point of over flowing Two- the spark plug, remove the spark plug from the gen place it back in the boot touch the end that goes in the gen to the frame of the gen and pull the recoil starter. The spark should be white or blue, any other is a bad spark plug you can find one at a local hardware store take the plug with you to match it. If there is no spark you will need a new igtion coil Three the carburetor- you will need starting fluid or carb cleaning fluid, you will spray that on the foam piece in the air filter and try to start the gen if it starts and dies you will need a new carb. If you need parts and its still under warranty you can call to place an order we will need Proof Of purchase before we can send the parts out it will need to have the order number from home depot so that we can locate it in our system. Of course if its with in your 30 day return policy you can try to return it as well, if you wanted to do that you would have to drain the oil and gas from it

Can it be ran off propane

Asked by fay February 22, 2021
1
Answer

No, gasoline only.

Fourth specification under Product Overview list this as "2000 peak surge Watt, 1800 rated runnin...

Asked by Thomas February 1, 2021
1
Answer

Peak will be 2200, I apologize for the typo.

I would like to use the 1,000/800W Sportsman with a high efficiency variable speed inverter air c...

Asked by NightRider January 21, 2021
5
Answers

As per my use of these inverators generators , I believe you are asking for to much out over this small 40 cc. engine. They have overload protection that will shut down.You are at that limit.Try the next size up 1500 watts.

How do I know where to put the wiring back in the right place

Asked by Kel December 23, 2020
1
Answer

Call customer service

Does this 3,500 watt model come with a battery and will it be charged when the generator is running?

Asked by spendlove December 9, 2020
1
Answer

No it does not come with a battery - there is a trickle charger on the unit while running however.

Why do the reviews on this page relate to two separate generators made by Sportsman?

Asked by spendlove December 9, 2020
0
Answers

1. Is this a TRUE sine-wave inverter, and what is the verified THD? Should be less that 5% THD....

Asked by SailRN December 4, 2020
2
Answers

Just got mine after the first of the year. The power is totally clean and consistent due to the extra inverter, after the motor/generator. My unit is new and I have run for six hours. I changed my oil after the first hour, and again after 4 hours more. During this break in, I had absolutely no problems starting (first or second pull), nor were there any issues with smoking. I am thrilled with my unit so far! Remember, these are "clone" engines - and you need to be a little tender to them during break-in. If someone is having a smoking problem - they probably mistreated their unit during break-in period - and didn't allow the piston rings to set correctly...

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.2
    out of 1,059 reviews
  • 81% recommend this product
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Live in South Texas 2021 Feb Freeze had it running...
Live in South Texas 2021 Feb Freeze had it running in eco. Had a fridge lights phones and space heater had to disconnect heater when running 1hp water well. 12 hr 1/2 tank eco mode love it might get another to parallel.was able to running fridge and microwave at same time. Kept us comfortable.
by Moy
2 people found this helpful
New out of the box, smell of gas and oil in engine
Please advise? Greatly anticipating the receipt of my "new" Sportsman 1000i, upon carefully opening the box it smelled of gasoline. Further investigation revealed oil in the engine? Nothing looked unusual before opening the box. The unit was sold to me by Home Depot as a new unit and it appears that I was sent a reconditioned or used unit? I will not fill with fuel or oil and hope that I can get a refund or an NEW unit to fulfill the need I have for my purchase? If I will receive a unit in the same "used" condition, please let me know so I can get a refund. Please advise, obviously I am a bit concerned. Thank you for a prompt response, I need to decide what I should do?
by Roland
8 people found this helpful
Very Disappointed
Like others...I had high hopes. I have big generators and only wanted this small one for small occasional task. It was very light and very quite running. Very impressed at first. I purchased about 18 months ago and only used it once or twice for a few minutes. So yesterday, I needed to charge my boat battery, so pulled it out, cranked up just fine and ran about 15 minutes. Walked back to check on things and it was not running. Checked gas and oil and all is perfect. Tried to pull the rope and its tighter then Dicks hat band. Engine appears to be totally locked up. Might have been my second tank of gas if that. And of course just out of warranty. I guess it will make a great boat anchor now! So beware, and have a backup plan....you are next! I wish the company had a way to verify how little time I have on this generator ( I still have the box and all) and would offer to assist.
by DR
Response from THD-UGCJan 11, 2021
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, we're sorry to hear that your experience has been less than stellar. We believe in the quality of our products and we take pride in being able to assist our customers at every turn. We'd like the opportunity to turn this around and we encourage you to reach out to us directly at 1+(866) 460-9436 or info@buffalotools.com so we can assist you further and have you enjoying your product!
3 people found this helpful
False Advertising
According to the instructions, and all the stickers in the generator, the generator has a surge of 1000 watts and 800 watts continuous. I tried using a small 500-watt space heater during the first snowstorm in El Paso. The generator was not capable of doing such a thing. The space heater has a surge of 800 watts and uses 500 watts continuous, way below what the generator should be able of. Also, the generator is producing white smoke through the exhaust. I emailed the warranty, almost a week ago from the post of this review, with no answer. I will try calling in tomorrow.
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Response from THD-CSNov 13, 2020
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is,we're sorry to hear that your experience has been less than stellar. We believe in the quality of our products and we take pride in being able to assist our customers at every turn. We'd like the opportunity to turn this around and we encourage you to reach out to us directly at 1+(866) 460-9436 or info@buffalotools.com so we can assist you further and have you enjoying your product!
7 people found this helpful
Excellent small and quite generator that puts out the power....
Excellent small and quite generator that puts out the power. I added oil and gas, pulled the cord 3 times and it fired right up ! Built well and I really like the features it offers. All this at a great price ! I shopped other brands and the Sportsman won out. Very happy with my purchase.
by Bob
5 people found this helpful
My wife said to order this for my Father’s day gift so I did. Ordered June 14th received in Hawa...
My wife said to order this for my Father’s day gift so I did. Ordered June 14th received in Hawaii on June 22nd. Bought the oil which it didn’t come with, and got the propane. Started up fine until I found out that the USB port and the 12v battery port wasn’t working right. I was thinking since I had a load on the AC port with a light connected, that the DC ports will not work, so I shut it down checked the DC Protector button to see if it was in a off position, and started it up again, it was a no go on both ports. Checked the 12v battery charging port with a multimeter and it measured an output of 1.6 DC volts(this might kill battery instead), the USB port had zero power, even with different cables. I went to their online support website and guess what, the websites down. After wasting time for money on oil and propane, plus going through the break in process, I was debating if I should returned it. June 24th the next morning, I took one more last shot of looking at, opened the oil drain side panel(which I should not be dong in the first place) to find a connector disconnected right below a QC Passed Sticker! *See Picture* After putting everything back together checked the ports again and success! DC ports work! Maybe that's why Honda is expensive you pay for better quality control.
by Disappointed
Response from THD-CSJul 31, 2020
Thanks for sharing your experience, Disappointed. We're sorry to hear that you're dissatisfied with your purchase. Please feel free to reach out to us at 1+(866) 460-9436 or info@buffalotools.com should you need any assistance!
24 people found this helpful
Seems to be decent quality but died after about 15 minutes. You have to remove the side cover tha...
Seems to be decent quality but died after about 15 minutes. You have to remove the side cover that is screwed in just to check the oil. It started surging then pouring smoke out of the exhaust. I used good oil and fresh non ethanol fuel. Guess you get what you pay for.
by Josh
Response from THD-CSJul 31, 2020
We're sorry to hear that your experience has been less than stellar. We believe in the quality of our products and we take pride in being able to assist our customers at every turn. We'd like the opportunity to turn this around and we encourage you to reach out to us directly at 1+(866) 460-9436 or info@buffalotools.com so we can assist you further and have you enjoying your product!
14 people found this helpful
Really wanted to love this little generator. Liked the size and weight and seemed to fill a need ...
Really wanted to love this little generator. Liked the size and weight and seemed to fill a need nicely. Although, after initial One hour run time, first oil change and two hours later it would not stay running. Engine oil turned extremely dark with lots of metal shavings after initial change. The engine appeared to be seizing after one hour under part load @ 200 watts. Even used the recommended NGK spark plug... Took the shot in spite of some of the negative reviews. The little generator that couldn’t! Turns out to be true in my case. Cheap Chinese junk! Fortunately Home Depot has an awesome return policy.
by Steve
Response from THD-CSApr 27, 2020
Hi Steve, we are sorry to see that you returned your purchase. We take pride in our products and the happiness of our customers. If you require future assistance, we encourage you to reach out to us at 1+(866) 460-9436 or info@buffalotools.com, so we can help.
13 people found this helpful
Solid built, good running generators...
I have had several different generators up to a 13,000 watt. The drawback was always heavy weight and high fuel consumption. I gradually got down to 2500/2200 watt that weighs 100 lbs. This is the first inverter type that I have owned. I can also carry them around one in each hand. I bought the pair of identical 2200/1800 watt generators for some flexibilty. I can one run or two, depending on actual need. In event of another major storm outage that lasts for days. I can run these two in parallel and also run my third generator if I need more power for a short time. I have load tested these both, as a pair and alone at about 80 percent capacity each time. They ran great and consume about 16-20 ounces of fuel in an hour. The manual calls for 20 hours of running before oil change. I disagree. I changed oil after one hour and again after two hours. Both times it was darker than I thought good for such a short run. After the third hour of running the oil looks clean. I will change it at 20 hours next time. I wanted portability, quiet, low fuel consumption, and dual-fuel. Three out of four is not bad. My 2500/2200 watt generator that weighs a cumbersome 100 lbs runs as quiet as one of these but that still is not bad. That is the only reason for not giving five stars. I have not tried the units on propane yet but, so far, I am quite satisfied. I look forward to years of using these generators for storm outages and boondocking.
by HomeDepotCustomer
7 people found this helpful
Great Generator! Purchased to charge car battery in storage once a week. Does the job perfectly u...
Great Generator! Purchased to charge car battery in storage once a week. Does the job perfectly using a Schumacher 15 amp microprocessor controlled battery charger. This generator starts on the 2nd pull, runs great, is easy to maintain, and super quiet. It runs so efficiently I recommend only using nonethanol gas. Just fill it with the recommend 7.5 ounces of oil and it won't smoke.
by Bob
2 people found this helpful
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