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Predator 3500 vs 9000 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Predator 9000 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:

Predator 9000Predator 3500
Predator 9000Predator 3500
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • More outlet types
  • More AC outlets
  • GFCI outlets
  • Fuel gauge
  • Bigger engine
  • Inverter
  • Quieter
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • On wheels
  • Double handle
  • 240V output
  • Data center
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As the 9000 and the 3500 are both Predator 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 Predator 9000 compare to the Predator 3500.

  • Engine: The 420cc engine of the 9000 is significantly bigger than the 3500's engine, which has a displacement of 212cc.
  • Power: With a running wattage of 7250 W, the Predator 9000 will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 3000 running watts of the Predator 3500. Moreover, compared to the 3500 starting watts of the 3500, the 9000 and its starting wattage of 9000 W will give more power to start the appliances which require an additional boost to get their motor running.
  • Runtime: We unfortunately lack the data to compare the runtimes of these 2 generators. Predator only provided data @25% load for one, and @50% load for the other. It makes little sense to compare runtimes at different loads.
  • Fuel Efficiency: For the same reasons as pointed out above, we do not see any sense in comparing fuel consumption at different loads. Inverter generators like the 3500 are usually much more fuel efficient and quiet.
  • Noise: There's an important difference in the emitted noise between these 2 generators. In fact, the 3500 produces as low as 57 dBA, but the 9000 is rated for a minimum dBA of 76. As previously mentioned, inverter generators such as the 3500 offer a much quieter operation.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: With dimensions of L22.8" x W17.3" x H20", the Predator 3500 offers a much more compact experience of power generation than the Predator 9000 and its L26.9" x W22" x H22.8".
  • Weight: Weighing 99.2 lbs, the 3500 is much lighter than the 194 lbs of the 9000.
  • Portability: As the 3500 benefits from a built-in set of wheels, it is easier to move it once on the ground than the 9000, because the latter doesn't have one. To the contrary of the 9000, the 3500 benefits from a double handle, to help you get a better grip anytime you wish to move your portable generator.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: Both devices can be started either via a pull-start mechanism or an electric starter.
  • Outlets: The 9000 offers a higher amount of AC receptacles than the 3500: the former benefits from 6 AC outlets, whereas the latter has 3 AC outlets. Moreover, the 9000 has the advantage of featuring GFCI outlets. Both of them also feature a DC output. In addition, it is worth noting that only the Predator 9000 can also produce 240V. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the 9000's and the 3500's product pages.
  • Data Center & Fuel Gauge: Being equipped with a data center, the Predator 3500 allows for a better monitoring of its power generation than the Predator 9000. Besides that, thanks to a fitted fuel gauge, the Predator 9000 provides instant visibility of the fuel level.

TL;DR

Predator 9000Predator 3500
Predator 9000Predator 3500
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • More outlet types
  • More AC outlets
  • GFCI outlets
  • Fuel gauge
  • Bigger engine
  • Inverter
  • Quieter
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • On wheels
  • Double handle
  • 240V output
  • Data center
Show all offers
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