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Predator 3500 vs 4000 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Predator 4000 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 4000Predator 3500
Predator 4000Predator 3500
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • More AC outlets
  • GFCI outlets
  • Fuel gauge
  • Inverter
  • Quieter
  • Lighter
  • Wheel kit
  • Double handle
  • Electric start
  • Data center
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As the 4000 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 4000 compare to the Predator 3500.

  • Power: With a running wattage of 3200 W, the Predator 4000 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 4000 and its starting wattage of 4000 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. One of the manufacturers only provides data @25% load, whereas the other only gives data @50% load. 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 4000 is rated for a minimum dBA of 72. As previously mentioned, inverter generators such as the 3500 offer a much quieter operation.

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 99.2 lbs, the 3500 is slightly less heavy than the 4000 (which weighs 99.5 lbs).
  • Portability: As the 3500 benefits from a wheel kit, it is easier to move it once on the ground than the 4000, because the latter doesn't have one. To the contrary of the 4000, 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: 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 4000 offers a higher amount of AC receptacles than the 3500: the former benefits from 5 AC outlets, whereas the latter has 3 AC outlets. Moreover, the 4000 has the advantage of featuring GFCI outlets. Both of them also feature a DC output. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the 4000'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 4000. Besides that, thanks to a fitted fuel gauge, the Predator 4000 provides instant visibility of the fuel level.

TL;DR

Predator 4000Predator 3500
Predator 4000Predator 3500
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • More AC outlets
  • GFCI outlets
  • Fuel gauge
  • Inverter
  • Quieter
  • Lighter
  • Wheel kit
  • Double handle
  • Electric start
  • Data center
Show all offers
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