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Predator 3500 vs Firman W02981 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Firman W02981 and the Predator 3500.

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 W02981Predator 3500
Firman W02981Predator 3500
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Lighter
  • USB connectivity
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Higher runtime
  • Quieter
  • Electric start
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As the Predator 3500 and the Firman W02981 do not share the same manufacturer, their overall build and technology in use can vary.

Power Comparison

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Firman W02981 compare to the Predator 3500.

  • Power: With a running wattage of 3000 W, the Predator 3500 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 Firman W02981, the Predator 3500 and its starting wattage of 3500 W will give more power to start the appliances which require an additional boost to get their motor running.
  • Runtime: When loaded to 25% of their max capacity, the Predator 3500 offers a higher runtime on a full tank than the Firman W02981: it can operate for up to 11 hours, whereas the Firman W02981 offers a maximum runtime of 9 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 25% load of 0.2 GPH (gallon per hour), the Firman W02981 is more fuel efficient than the Predator 3500 and its 0.24 GPH. The former's operation will therefore cost less in terms of the money spent on gasoline. 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 <5% for the Predator 3500) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.
  • Noise: With 57 dBA, the noise emitted by the Predator 3500 is slightly lower than the 59 dBA of the Firman W02981. While this difference could seem insignificant, the former should still 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: The W02981 and its 82 lbs is somewhat lighter than the 99.2 lbs of the 3500.
  • Portability: Both products benefit from a wheel kit, which greatly enhances their manoeuvrability. The Firman W02981 has a folding handle and the Predator 3500 a double handle, to help you better manipulate them.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: While these two devices can both start thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism, the Predator 3500 has the advantage of also being able to get running via a convenient electric starter.
  • Outlets: The Firman W02981 and the Predator 3500 both offer 3 AC outlets. None of them feature GFCI outlets. Both of them also feature a DC output. However, the Firman W02981 does not provide an out-of-the-box USB connectivity. In addition, it is worth noting that they both only produce 120V. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the Firman W02981's and the Predator 3500'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 W02981Predator 3500
Firman W02981Predator 3500
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Lighter
  • USB connectivity
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Higher runtime
  • Quieter
  • Electric start
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