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Predator 3500 vs 2000 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Predator 2000 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 2000Predator 3500
Predator 2000Predator 3500
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Fuel gauge
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Quieter
  • Wheel kit
  • Electric start
  • More outlet types
  • More AC outlets
  • Data center
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As the 2000 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 2000 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 1600 running watts of the Predator 2000. Moreover, compared to the 2000 starting watts of the 2000, the 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 2000 offers a higher runtime on a full tank than the 3500: it can operate for up to 12 hours, whereas the 3500 offers a maximum runtime of 11 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 25% load of 0.08 GPH (gallon per hour), the Predator 2000 is more fuel efficient than the 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 (<5% for the Predator 2000 and <5% for the Predator 3500) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.
  • Noise: With a noise of 57 dBA, the 3500 allows for a quieter operation than the 65 dBA of the 2000. The former will therefore be the most suitable for you if you take noise emission seriously.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: With dimensions of L22.6" x W12.6" x H18.5", the Predator 2000 offers a much more compact experience of power generation than the Predator 3500 and its L22.8" x W17.3" x H20".
  • Weight: Weighing 47 lbs, the 2000 is much lighter than the 99.2 lbs of the 3500.
  • Portability: As the 3500 benefits from a wheel kit, it is easier to move it once on the ground than the 2000, because the latter doesn't have one. The 2000 has a standard handle and the 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: With a total of 3 AC outlets, the 3500 offers more AC receptacles than the 2000, which has 2 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 2000'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 2000. Besides that, thanks to a fitted fuel gauge, the Predator 2000 provides instant visibility of the fuel level.

TL;DR

Predator 2000Predator 3500
Predator 2000Predator 3500
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Fuel gauge
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Quieter
  • Wheel kit
  • Electric start
  • More outlet types
  • More AC outlets
  • Data center
Show all offers
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