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3,000-watt/2,500-watt Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator Kit with Parallel Kit

  • Compact and lightweight design perfect for on-the-go use
  • Runs 7/6.3-hours at 50 percent load with a full fuel tank
  • Parallel kit can be combined to amplify running/starting watts
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Product Overview

The Sportsman 3,000-watt/2,500-watt Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator Kit is ideal for tailgating or camping. Safely charge and run your phone, computer, television and more without the trouble or expense of using a larger, heavier generator. Two Gasoline Inverter Generators can be combined using the 30-Amp Parallel Cable, creating a system that functions as a single unit and increases the available surge and running wattage. Utilizing the Parallel Connection and Power Kit will help you achieve the power on the 1,000-watt generator and the 2,200-watt generator to get a combined output of up to 3,000 surge watts and 2,500 running watts. Both generators are equipped with sine wave power that delivers clean, stable and reliable power making it safe for use with sensitive electronics. Plug the Sportsman 30 Amp Parallel Cable into each of the parallel ready generators to increase power and flexibility. Ideal for the RV, the Parallel Connector Cables plug into ports on each generator to combine the wattage of both generators. This allows the combined units to jointly run items with a larger power draw.
  • Kit includes one 2,200 peak surge watts, 1,800 rated running watts inverter generator, one 1000 peak surge watts, 800 rated running watts inverter generator and one 30 Amp parallel cable
  • 2,200-watt/1,800-watt generator specs
  • Two 120-Volt AC outlet, one 12-Volt DC outlet for battery charging, circuit protection, parallel port
  • Run time 7 hours at 50 percent load with a full fuel tank (1-gallon fuel tank capacity)
  • 2.6 HP, 4,650 RPM, 4 stroke, 79.7 cc, air cooled, recoil start, OHV engine
  • Low oil shutdown with indicator light, engine shut off switch, economy switch, overload indicator light, SAE 10-watt to 30-watt, 12 oz. oil capacity
  • 1,000-watt/800-watt generator specs
  • One 120-Volt AC outlet, one 12-Volt DC outlet (4 Amp), parallel port
  • Run time 6.3-hours at 50 percent load with a full fuel tank, 0.55 gallon fuel tank
  • 1.3 HP, 5,000 RPM, 40 cc, 4 stroke, air-cooled, recoil start
  • Decibel rating: less than 56 dB with no load at 23 ft.
  • EPA and CARB approved, for sale in California
  • Generator is not recommended for high altitude use above 3,000 ft.
  • Watts on various appliance and devices can greatly vary, it is best to check the wattage of the device you would like to power to make sure it is below the running wattage of the generator
  • Watts on various appliance and devices can vary- Check the wattage of the device you would like to power before use
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Engine MakeOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM Branded
CA (CARB) CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantNot CARB Compliant
Running Wattage250022008007000
Fuel TechnologySingle FuelSingle FuelSingle FuelDual Fuel
Starting Wattage3000250010008750
FeaturesLow Oil Shutdown,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit ProtectionAutomatic Voltage Regulation,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Overload Protection,USB PortLow Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit ProtectionAuto Idle Control,Dual Fuel,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On Indicator Light,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit Protection,USB Port
ApplicationCampsite,Emergency Use,Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingHome Standby,Job Site,RecreationCampsite,Emergency Use,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingCampsite,Emergency Use,Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation,Tailgating
Start TypeRecoil StartRecoil StartRecoil StartElectric Switch,Recoil Start
Voltage (volts)120120120120/240
Number of Outlets3427
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
9.00
Product Length (in.)
18.00 in
Product Width (in.)
15.75

Details

Application
Campsite,Emergency Use,Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation,Tailgating
Built-in inverter
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Green
Engine Displacement (cc)
79.7
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Low Oil Shutdown,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit Protection
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
1
Fuel Technology
Single Fuel
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
0.14
Half-Load Run Time
7
Horsepower (hp)
2.6
Included
Spark Plug Wrench
Number of Outlets
3
Operational Volume (dB)
53
Outlet Type
120V,12V DC
Power/Fuel Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
19.00
Returnable
30-Day
Running Wattage
2500
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
3000
Suggested Uses
Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,RV A/C Unit
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
90-Day Warranty

Questions & Answers

152Questions22Answers

What is the total output when using these generators while connected to each other?

Asked by kazuntheight February 18, 2021
1
Answer

12,000 watts

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.

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...

where can i buy SAE 10-Watt-30 oil ??

Asked by T2020 September 9, 2020
3
Answers

You can’t, but you can purchase SAE 10 / 30 weight oil anywhere! Home Depot, auto supply stores, maybe a gas station???

Is this considered a quiet generator?

Asked by Bec August 18, 2020
1
Answer

No

How much does it weigh?

Asked by CA August 18, 2020
2
Answers

Not sure to be exact but you can easily carry it with one hand probably less than 20 lbs. with fuel

Does this have a oil drain plug...

Asked by PIPEMAN August 13, 2020
2
Answers

nope.

I would like to get another oil filler cap/dipstick. Does anyone know the thread type?

Asked by Bob August 11, 2020
4
Answers

No

The product manual says to only connect two “identical” generators when using the in parallel. Does that mean yoi cant use the 2200 with the 1000 wat

Asked by Jeremiah August 5, 2020
1
Answer

You can connect any two generators as long as both units are parallel compatible.

3,000-watt/2,500-watt Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator Kit with Parallel Kit - page 2

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.
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
2 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!
6 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
4 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.
12 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
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
by Franco
3 people found this helpful
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