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Model #803778

3,500-Watt/3,000-Watt Dual Fuel LPG/Gasoline Powered Recoil Start Portable Digital Inverter Generator

  • Perfect for camping and tailgating
  • Features parallel power output terminals
  • 3500 starting watts and 3000 running watts.
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Product Overview

Perfect for tailgating or camping, this 3,500-Watt/3,000-Watt Dual Fuel LPG/Gasoline Powered Recoil Start Portable Digital Inverter Generator can use either unleaded gasoline or propane gas. The added fuel flexibility lets you use which fuel is more available. Each generator has 3,000 rated running watts and 3,500 peak surge watts. The included low oil shut off feature helps prevent damage to the engine when your oil levels are low.
  • 3,500 peak surge watt and 3,000 rated running watt can run sensitive electronics, appliances and power tools
  • Sine wave gives clean, stable voltage and reliable power for sensitive electronics
  • This Dual Fuel Inverter Generator also comes equipped with a parallel power port terminal that allows the user to chain two parallel Sportsman generators together to increase the total output power when using a Parallel Power Kit (sold separately)
  • 7.0 HP engine, 3,600 RPM, 4 stroke, 212 cc, recoil start
  • Fuel type: generator utilizes either unleaded gasoline or LPG propane gas as a fuel source
  • Fuel capacity: 3.2 Gal. oil capacity: 18.6 oz. SAE 10W30
  • Low oil shut off, low oil, overload and output indicator lights, engine shut off switch
  • Runtime at a 50% load for each unit: 10-hours on gasoline or 12-hours on 20 lbs. of LPG fuel
  • Decibel rating: less than 69 dB with no load at 23 ft.
  • One 120-Volt RV outlet, two-120-Volt AC outlets, one 12-Volt DC outlet for battery charging and a dedicated
  • USB terminal for charging electronics
  • Comes with a 5 ft. regulator hose kit, set of DC connectors for charging 12-Volt automotive-type batteries, and spark plug wrench
  • Propane and gas tank not included, mobility kit not available
  • Surge/running watts may be reduced 10% when using propane
  • Generator is not recommended for high altitude use above 3,000 ft.
  • EPA approved, non-CARB compliant/not for sale in California
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  • California residents

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Engine MakeOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM Branded
CA (CARB) CompliantCARB CompliantNot CARB CompliantNot CARB CompliantCARB Compliant
Running Wattage1800300036006500
Fuel TechnologyDual FuelDual FuelDual FuelSingle Fuel
Starting Wattage2200350044007000
FeaturesAuto Idle Control,Dual Fuel,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit ProtectionAuto Idle Control,Built-in Hour Meter,Dual Fuel,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On Indicator Light,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit Protection,USB PortAuto Idle Control,Dual Fuel,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit Protection,USB PortBuilt-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Hour Meter,Built-in Remote Monitoring,Electric Start,Extended Handles,LCD Display,Muffler,Overload Protection,Short Circuit Protection,USB Port
ApplicationCampsite,Emergency Use,Recreation,TailgatingCampsite,Emergency Use,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingCampsite,Emergency Use,Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingHome Standby,Job Site,Recreation
Start TypeRecoil StartRecoil StartRecoil StartElectric Switch,Remote
Voltage (volts)120120120120
Number of Outlets3464
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
18.31 in
Product Length (in.)
21.46 in
Product Width (in.)
16.14 in

Details

Application
Campsite,Emergency Use,Job Site,Recreation,Tailgating
Built-in inverter
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Green
Engine Displacement (cc)
212
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Auto Idle Control,Built-in Hour Meter,Dual Fuel,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On Indicator Light,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit Protection,USB Port
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
3.2
Fuel Technology
Dual Fuel
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
.32
Half-Load Run Time
9
Horsepower (hp)
7 hp
Included
Spark Plug Wrench
Number of Outlets
4
Operational Volume (dB)
69
Outlet Type
120V
Power/Fuel Type
Gasoline,Propane
Product Weight (lb.)
80.00 lb
Returnable
30-Day
Running Wattage
3000
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
3500
Suggested Uses
Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances,Small Electronics
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Warranty

Questions & Answers

239Questions16Answers

Can it be ran off propane

Asked by fay February 22, 2021
1
Answer

No, gasoline only.

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

OK to run at 6000 elevation?

Asked by SFCPAUL February 4, 2021
1
Answer

Go to the product page, scroll down to "Info and Guides" click on Full Product Manual, there you will find your answer. Mike

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.

Is there a wheel kit available and what is the sine wave rating.

Asked by Mike January 11, 2021
2
Answers

No, pure sine.

is there a conversion to make this natural gas?

Asked by Me January 11, 2021
1
Answer

No, this will not run on Natural Gas. Less (insufficient) energy in Natural Gas to provide the rated power.

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 the Sportsman 8,750/7,000-Watt Dual Fuel Digital Inverter Generator have a floating or bonde...

Asked by zane2000 December 13, 2020
2
Answers

Bill - Thank you for your answer. When running this generator stand-alone (not connected to a home panel) do you recommend using a "neutral bonding plug" on one of the GFCI outlets to achieve bonded neutral?

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.

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Customer Reviews

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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?
by Roland
1 person 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!
2 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
Not new
Bought new from homedepot for $399 3 days ago, received today, checked it and it has drops of new oil and exhaust is burned, looks like refurbished, so immediatley returned.
by Ayman
Response from THD - CSAug 7, 2020
"Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is,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
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!
22 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.
11 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
Was in the market for a dual fuel inverter generator and was zeroing in on some larger models (pr...
Was in the market for a dual fuel inverter generator and was zeroing in on some larger models (primarily the Champion 3100/3400) which would have been overkill for me because my primary use would be with 120v and not 240v. When using those larger generators on 120v, they are limited to the same 15amp as this smaller unit, although are less efficient due to the size of the motor. I found the Sportsman brand and after researching, waited patiently until a great memorial day sale came around for HD. I picked up a solo unit, and a package unit (2 generators and a parallel kit) for slightly more than I would have paid for the Champion 3100/3400 (now Champion sells a 2000w version). I picked up and unboxed all 3 at the same time for observation and breakdown. Upon initial comparison, each generator had varying levels of tolerances between the chasis/frame and side panels, none of them looked identical upon extremely close inspection. One unit had a fairly damaged box and there was a gash in the side panel fairing but nothing major. One note, I have only run these on propane and only plan to use propane unless in an emergency situation. Propane burns cleanly and does not gum up the engine. Starting the engine with propane will take anywhere from 8-10 pulls to clear the air from the propane line and "prime" the engine. The choke is unnecessary for propane but will not inhibit starting the unit. To reduce the number of pulls, you can start the threads of the propane line and then open the tank up to fill the line with propane and push out most of the air. That being said, the unit has a feather light pull and recoil. A gentle and patient 8-10 pulls with fire it up every time with propane. I purchased a magnetic dipstick and ran a fairly rigorous break in for each unit. I started with conventional oil and ran the generator for 20 minutes with no load, varying between economy and standard. At the 20 minute mark, I brought on approximately 200w on standard mode for 5 minutes, cycled off for 5 minutes, cycled on for 5 in economy/cycled off. At the 40 minute mark, I repeated this step but brought the wattage up to nearly 800w. For minutes 50-60 I let it run on econ/standard with no load. I changed the oil after 1 hour. The oil was black, and there were significant metal shavings accumulated on the dipstick. I switched to synthetic oil and used an additive (magic marvel oil) to aid in cleaning the engine. For 1-2 I repeated the above process but increased the wattage up to 1500w. I repeated this process for a total of 4 oil changes, for each unit. The final oil change was once the oil was no longer tinting black after 1 hour of use, and only full synthetic was put back in (no additive). Was this overkill? Probably. However, it is proper engine break in to perform and I wanted to eliminate any concerns down the line with issues engine interference or failure. THE BAD (let's get it out of the way first): Much like the appearance of all 3 units not being the same; none of the units sound identical. Each unit has their own unique sound, or rather, rattle. I attribute this to the side panels not fitting perfectly and rattling in some form or fashion. I took the side panels completely off one unit and the rattles were lessened, but the engine noise was also not muffled and could have masked some of the rattles as well. At some point, I will take the panels off all units and tighten all screws and connections between engine and chassis/frame. Also, the plastic faring on the side panels and front of the unit is very soft. If you are someone who cares that your tools look like they just came out of the box, these units will drive you crazy. For me, I don't mind that my tools look used. THE GOOD: PERFORMANCE - These units handled 1900w on propane without the overload sensor coming on. I threw everything from shop vacuums, air compressor, a rug doctor, space heaters, and the surge was not strong enough to overpower the unit (I did not hook these all up at once, obviously). The light did come on when starting the rug doctor but only briefly while the unit spun up to handle the load. EFFICIENCY - Using a 20lb propane tank, I am continually amazed at just how efficient these units are. A 20 lb tank should easily cover you for a weekend of outdoor activities, or easily a days worth of heavy use at a job site. NOISE - Even with the random rattles, the units are nearly as quiet as a Honda or Yamaha. That does not mean, "refined" as a Honda motor purrs, but as far as decibels are concerned - they are not much louder. DUAL FUEL/PROPANE - Again, I cannot recommend propane enough. It is a solid feature to have the on-board fuel tank in case of an extreme emergency but I do not plan to ever use it. I understand why they do not, but it would be nice to see a straight propane offering in a compact design that eliminates the on-board fuel tank. OVERALL - If you're enamored with name brands, or you're dead set on a Honda generator, skip the Sportsman as you will find fault in the fit and finish tolerances, rattles, and soft plastics. BUT, if you're in the market for a 15A/120V inverter generator for less than half of a Honda or Yamaha - you simply cannot beat the Sportsman.
by 0710
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