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8,750/7,000-Watt Dual Fuel Digital Inverter Generator with 50 Amp RV Outlet, USB Port and 4 GFCI 120-Volt Outlets

  • Powerful generator for professional, home, or job-site use
  • Provides clean, stable voltage for powering sensitive electronics
  • Dual fuel powered; unleaded gas or LPG (tank not included)
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Product Overview

For unprecedented power and versatility, look no further than this 8,750/7,000-Watt Dual Fuel Digital Inverter Generator with 50 Amp RV Outlet, USB Port and 4 GFCI 120-Volt Outlets. This portable generator is ideal for small appliances, such as portable TVs, radios, small stoves, grills and more. It includes a low oil shut off feature that helps prevent damage to the engine when your oil levels are low.
  • 8750 peak surge watt and 7000 rated running watt can run the RV, household appliances and power tools
  • Sine wave gives clean, stable voltage and reliable power for sensitive electronics
  • Great for use while camping, for emergency power during a blackout or on the job site
  • USB terminal for charging electronics
  • Runs on gasoline or liquid propane fuel, giving you flexibility while out on the road or during an emergency
  • Low oil shutoff, spark arrestor, engine shutoff switch and circuit breaker
  • Comes with a 5 ft. regulator hose kit, set of DC connectors for charging 12-Volt automotive-type batteries, and spark plug wrench
  • Recoil or electric start with Battery Power Pack (battery not included; battery cable included)
  • Includes (4) 120-Volt GFCI outlets, (1) 120/240-Volt RV outlet, (1) 12-Volt DC outlet, (1) USB 5V Port
  • 7 Gal. fuel tank; run time is 10 hours (Gasoline) or 6 hours (LPG) at 50% load
  • 15 HP, 4-stroke OHV engine delivers maximum performance
  • EPA approved, non-CARB compliant/not for sale in California
  • Propane tank sold separately
  • Surge/running watts may be reduced 10% when using propane
  • High altitude use: this generator is not recommended for high altitude use above 3,000 ft.
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Price
$99900
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Ratings
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(219)
(969)
(147)
Engine MakeOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM Branded
CA (CARB) CompliantCARB CompliantNot CARB CompliantNot CARB CompliantCARB Compliant
Running Wattage1800700036006500
Fuel TechnologyDual FuelDual FuelDual FuelSingle Fuel
Starting Wattage2200875044007000
FeaturesAuto Idle Control,Dual Fuel,Low 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 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,Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingCampsite,Emergency Use,Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingHome Standby,Job Site,Recreation
Voltage (volts)120120/240120120
Start TypeRecoil StartElectric Switch,Recoil StartRecoil StartElectric Switch,Remote
Number of Outlets3764
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
24 in
Product Length (in.)
29.50 in
Product Width (in.)
23.50 in

Details

Application
Campsite,Emergency Use,Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation,Tailgating
Built-in inverter
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Green
Engine Displacement (cc)
420
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Auto Idle Control,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)
7
Fuel Technology
Dual Fuel
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
0.7
Half-Load Run Time
10
Horsepower (hp)
15 hp
Included
Adapter,Spark Plug Wrench
Number of Outlets
7
Operational Volume (dB)
70
Outlet Type
120/240 Single Phase
Power/Fuel Type
Gasoline,Propane
Product Weight (lb.)
133 lb
Returnable
30-Day
Running Wattage
7000
Start Type
Electric Switch,Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
8750
Suggested Uses
Battery Charger,Bench Tools,Halogen Work Light,Large Appliances,Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,RV A/C Unit,Small Appliances,Small Electronics,Sump Pump,Well Pump
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Warranty

Questions & Answers

131Questions16Answers

What size is the LPG inlet

Asked by Stace March 1, 2021
2
Answers

I don't know the technical designation but the LPG inlet is the same as is standard in USA for 20 pound LPG canisters. It comes with a hose and regulator, so one end of this supplied hose attaches to the generator and the other end to the standard USA 20 pound LPG cylinder.

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
2
Answers

Not recommended above 3000 due to lower air density

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
2
Answers

No

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.

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

Asked by spendlove December 9, 2020
0
Answers

What is the largest propane tank recommend to connect to this generator?

Asked by JMark November 27, 2020
3
Answers

I have 100 pound cylinders connected. I believe that larger is possible with appropriate regulation.

Do I have to take the side panels off just to check the engine oil?

Asked by spendlove November 24, 2020
1
Answer

No

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Customer Reviews

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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!
23 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
29 people found this helpful
I very happy with these generators. They start easily on propane and run quietly. They provided...
I very happy with these generators. They start easily on propane and run quietly. They provided more than enough power for a float in the Windham (Ohio) Parade of Lights. And to be able to use propane instead of gasoline is a bonus!
by SappinDave
4 people found this helpful
Running the generator on propane and turning the appliances on one by one to get them started, I ...
Running the generator on propane and turning the appliances on one by one to get them started, I was able to run 2 full size upright deep freezers and my main refrigerator.   It also had enough power to run the sump pump at the same time.  It's very quiet and with all that running using 780 watts for two hours, I burned only 2 pounds of propane.  I had the economy switch off the entire time.
by Genman
9 people found this helpful
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by HomeDepotCustomer
My husband and several other park hosts attempted to get this generator running a couple of days ...
My husband and several other park hosts attempted to get this generator running a couple of days before we knew we might possibly need it. Oil and gas in per instructions. Would not start. We live and work in a Texas State Park so these guys know what they are doing with generators. We finally gave up, put the cover we bought for it back on and had to go to the expense of a hotel for several days. We have even gone to the expense of getting the battery pack for automatic start because we are in our 70s and pulling that cord is too hard. Someone suggested it could be the spark plug, but even that is not acceptable when you pay almost $1500 for a new generator.
by NoniK
Response from THD-CSMar 2, 2021
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!
I bought this to be prepared for no power. I picked it up and stored it until the threat of the ...
I bought this to be prepared for no power. I picked it up and stored it until the threat of the first ice storm which could knock out power, opened it, filled with oil, purchased propane tanks, filled propane tanks, connected propane tanks, pulled the cord... No start. Bough battery to use electric starter, no start. Put in fresh non-ethanol galsoline to attempt to run on gas. No start. Sportsman Customer service has been helpful sending parts for me to install to try to get it to run, but it has not run to this point. And I am not a small engine mechanic. The features are everything I want in a back up generator, but they mean nothing when the engine will not run.
by AlmostDadoftheYear
Response from THD-CSMar 2, 2021
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is, we are terribly sorry to hear that your experience has been anything less than excellent. We would love the opportunity to turn your experience around and encourage you to reach out to us at 1+(866) 460-9436 or info@buffalotools.com, so we can have you enjoying your purchase!
This thing is so hard to get started. Purchased the battery that goes with it and still it's hard...
This thing is so hard to get started. Purchased the battery that goes with it and still it's harder and heck to get started. Would look for another brand and not buy this one.
by wvtxman
Response from UGCFeb 12, 2021
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the vendor on your behalf and this is their response: wvtxman, we are terribly sorry to hear that your experience has been anything less than excellent. We would love the opportunity to turn your experience around and encourage you to reach out to us at 1+(866) 460-9436 or info@buffalotools.com, so we can have you enjoying your purchase!
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