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3,000-Watt Open Frame Recoil Start Portable Gasoline Inverter Generator

$58193
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  • 2,850 running watts/3,000 surge watts
  • Ideal for emergency power outages
  • Runs 8-hours at 50% load with a full fuel tank
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Product Overview

Safely charge and run your computer, TV, DVD player and more with the Sportsman 3,000-Watt Portable Gasoline 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. The open frame design allows for maximum airflow, keeping the generator at a cooler operating temperature. Great for use at home or with the RV and camper, fire up the Sportsman 3.000 surge watt Inverter Generator at football games, while camping and scouting. The 2,850 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 two 120-Volt AC outlets, one 120-Volt RV ready outlet and 2 USB outlets for charging electronic devices. This Gasoline Inverter Generator also comes equipped with a parallel power port terminal that allows the user to chain multiple generators together to increase the total output power by using a Parallel Power Kit (sold separately).
  • 3,000 surge watts and 2,850 running watts can run sensitive electronics, small appliances and power tools
  • Sine wave gives clean, stable voltage and reliable power for sensitive electronics
  • Runs on unleaded gasoline with a 3.1 Gal. fuel tank, run time 8-hours at a 50% load
  • 5.5 HP, 3,800 RPM, 208cc, air cooled, recoil start, 4- stroke OHV engine
  • Decibel rating less than 65 DB with no load at 23 ft.
  • Oil capacity: 20.22 oz. SAE 10W30
  • Two 120-Volt AC outlet, one 120-Volt RV ready, 2 USB ports
  • Parallel power output terminal can increase output when chaining units together with a parallel power kit (sold separately)
  • Open frame design for maximum airflow
  • Power switch, fuel switch, reset buttons, indicator lights for low oil level, overload, output, economy switch, fuel switch, circuit protection, low oil shutdown and parallel power port
  • Comes with a DC connector wires for charging 12-Volt automotive-type batteries, spark plug wrench and a screwdriver
  • High altitude use: this generator is not recommended for high altitude use above 3,000 ft. If you are using a generator at 3,000 ft. above sea level, the generator may not function properly because of air flow getting through the carburetor
  • EPA approved, non-CARB compliant/not for sale in California
  • California residents

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Ratings
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Engine MakeOEM Branded EngineOEM Branded EngineHonda EngineHonda Engine
CA (CARB) CompliantNot CARB CompliantNot CARB CompliantNot CARB CompliantNot CARB Compliant
Running Wattage2850350025002500
Fuel TechnologySingle FuelSingle FuelSingle FuelSingle Fuel
Starting Wattage3000385028002800
FeaturesLow Oil Shutdown,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Phone/Data Protection,Short Circuit Protection3-Prong PlugAuto Idle Control,CO Shutoff,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,OSHA Required GFCI Outlets,Overload Protection,Short Circuit ProtectionAuto Idle Control,CO Shutoff,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Overload Protection
Start TypeRecoil StartRecoil StartRecoil StartRecoil Start
Voltage (volts)120 V120 V120120
ApplicationCampsite,Emergency Use,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingCampsite,Emergency Use,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingJob Site,RecreationHome Standby,Recreation
Half-Load Run Time8108.78.7
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
18.00 in
Product Length (in.)
18.00 in
Product Width (in.)
16.50 in

Details

Application
Campsite,Emergency Use,Job Site,Recreation,Tailgating
Built-in inverter
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
CO Shutoff Capable
No
Color Family
Green
Engine Displacement (cc)
208
Engine Make
OEM Branded Engine
Features
Low Oil Shutdown,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Phone/Data Protection,Short Circuit Protection
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
3.1
Fuel Technology
Single Fuel
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
.38
Half-Load Run Time
8
Horsepower (hp)
5.5 hp
Included
No Additional Items Included
Number of Outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
65
Outlet Type
120V,12V DC
Power/Fuel Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
75.00 lb
Returnable
30-Day
Running Wattage
2850
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
3000
Suggested Uses
Bench Tools,Halogen Work Light,Large Appliances,Lights,Power Tools,Small Appliances,Sump Pump,Well Pump
Voltage (volts)
120 V

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
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  • 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.
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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?
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    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.
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    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!
      4 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!
        8 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.
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        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.
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        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!
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        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.
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        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
          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.
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          I should have bought this generator 10 years ago1
          After purchasing several other small (cheap) generators, I finally decided shell out the cash for an inverter generator. When I saw this model was capable of running on gasoline or LPG, I had to buy it - especially at the sub $500 price point. It came out of the box in good shape and it was very easy to add the oil and fuel. It started right up without any hassles on both gasoline and LPG. I tried them both, just to see how they worked. I plugged in my meter scope and sure enough, it makes a really nice pure sign wave, even when under load. I tried a 15 amp saw - it took it but I believe it pushed the little generator to its limit. Here is a video showing the experiment: https://youtu.be/Ng5g_xZ69RQ
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            five stars I like it very much. If you can make a smaller sports man 1000-800 watt it would grea...
            five stars I like it very much. If you can make a smaller sports man 1000-800 watt it would great for electric bike riders. I am using my on my E moped and fits on the footer. but I which you had a smaller on width and height.
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