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Firman W03081 vs W02981 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Firman W02981 and the Firman W03081.

But before checking out explanations regarding their power, portability, and features, here's a table that summarizes the main pros of each of these 2 generators:

Firman W02981Firman W03081
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  • Higher running & starting watts
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As the W02981 and the W03081 are both Firman generators, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail.

Power Comparison

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Firman W02981 compare to the Firman W03081.

  • Power: With a running wattage of 3000 W, the Firman W03081 will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 2900 running watts of the Firman W02981. Moreover, compared to the 3200 starting watts of the W02981, the W03081 and its starting wattage of 3300 W will give more power to start the appliances which require an additional boost to get their motor running.
  • Runtime: At a 25% load, these 2 portable generators offer the same runtime on a full tank. Each of them will be able to deliver power for up to 9 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: At the same load as mentioned above (i.e. 25%), both generators will approximately burn 0.2 gallon of gasoline per hour. Inverter generators like these 2 are of the most fuel efficient (and quiet) type.
  • THD: Both generators offer a low THD (<3% for the Firman W02981 and <3% for the Firman W03081) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.
  • Noise: Both devices have a noise rating (lower limit) of 59 dBA. If noise is important to you, neither of them will be easier on your ears.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: As these two products share the same overall bulk, neither of them will really take up less storage space.
  • Weight: With a weight of 82 lbs, the W02981 is slightly less heavy than the W03081 (which weighs 84 lbs).
  • Portability: Both products benefit from a wheel kit, which greatly enhances their manoeuvrability. Both offer a folding handle, which improves your grip when you wish to move them around.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: Both devices can get running via a conventional pull-start mechanism.
  • Outlets: The W02981 and the W03081 both offer 3 AC outlets. None of them feature GFCI outlets. Both of them also feature a DC output. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the W02981's and the W03081's product pages.
  • Data Center: Each of these 2 portable generators is equipped with a data center allowing you to conveniently monitor some aspects of the power output.

TL;DR

Firman W02981Firman W03081
Firman W02981Firman W03081
  • Lighter
  • Higher running & starting watts
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