Generac GP3000i Generator Review
We are in the 21st century, where the need for a constant supply of energy and power cannot be overstated. With that still, the need for the availability of a renewable and portable source. Many of our devices require constant power, which we must supply to keep them all actively working.
The Generac GP3000i Inverter Generator is a portable and lightweight inverter generator made by the reputable Generac company. They state confidently that the inverter generator uses an advanced Power Rush technology (a patent of theirs), enabling the delivery of a starting capacity of 50% more. They affirm that it is a solution affordable for recreational uses. It is light in weight and thus very portable, especially with its built-in handle; and that it is the perfect size for camping, tailgating and power tool use, start and operation, also for RV Air conditioners and other motor-driven equipment.
Generac GP3000i Description and Features
The sections below discuss in detail the features of this generator in terms of its power and run time, its various outlets, portability, control panel components, emission details, and added benefits
Power and Run Time
With a 149 cc OHV 4-stroke engine powered by gasoline, it delivers 120V. This generator provides a 2300W rated output and a 3000W starting watts.
Also, the generator can be run in parallel connection using an iQ3500 Parallel kit (sold separately) for added power. The Generac GP3000i is operated by an easy-to-use PowerDial, which integrates three operating settings Start, Run and Stop functions. With the pull-start mechanism, simple and traditional, the device can be started.
The GP3000i’s fuel capacity is 1.06 gallons and can work for about 5.8 hours. The consumption rate is around 0.18GPH if it is run on a full tank.
Generac Power Outlets
On the control panel are three upcoming three AC outlets which include:
Single (L5-30R) 120V 30A
Duplex (5-20R) 120V 20A receptacles
Aside from the AC outlets, this GP3000i sports a double 5V USB outlets,1A/2.1A, enabling the charging of many devices like mobile phones and tablets.
Though the RV system of the GP3000i generator is not ready, The L5-30R receptacle still provides a secure RV connection using an adaptor that connects L5-30P to TT-30R.
Control panel features
The generator has light indicators that display when the generator’s oil level is low, iready, or overloaded.
As a form of security, the Generac GP3000i generator has an overload protection (which functions as a circuit breaker) and automatic low oil shut-off. It assures you for durability during use.
Power Mobility & Portability
The Generac GP3000i inverter generator has an encased product dimension of 22.2 x 13.3 x 18.4 inches, which makes it more aesthetic than conventional types with open frame products. The compact design is a modern and convenient way of generating power recreationally.
The dry weight of the Generac GP3000i Inverter Generator is 50.5lbs, which makes it easy to move and use anywhere. Additionally, with a molded convenient handle in the case enhances firm grip, makes moving the GP3000i from one point to another an easy task.
Generac GP3000i Inverter Generator Emissions
The GP3000i is in compliance with the CARB rules and regulations.
It is quiet in operation, as it reduces sound emissions; ensuring optimal performance.
It also has a spark arrestor, making it usable in forested areas.
Method of operation and use
The Generac GP3000i Inverter Generator is an ideal, lightweight, portable inverter generator useful for the following purposes:
-Recreational applications that require power on the go as in Tailgating and camping.
-Improving the efficiency of DIYers with their tools.
-To provide constant power for RV travelers in enhancing their freedom and itinerant lifestyle.