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Powerhorse LC3500i vs Predator 3500 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Predator 3500 and the Powerhorse LC3500i.

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 3500Powerhorse LC3500i
Predator 3500Powerhorse LC3500i
  • Quieter
  • Fuel gauge
  • CO Secure technology
  • Lighter

As the Powerhorse LC3500i and the Predator 3500 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 Predator 3500 compare to the Powerhorse LC3500i.

  • Power: As both the Predator 3500 and the Powerhorse LC3500i share the same running wattage of 3000W, they will both allow you to simultaneously power the same appliances. In addition, as the 2 generators have the same starting watts (3500 W), they will both give you the same boost needed to start the motor of your most demanding appliances.
  • 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 11 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: At the same load as mentioned above (i.e. 25%), both generators will approximately burn 0.24 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 (<5% for the Predator 3500 and <2% for the Powerhorse LC3500i) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.
  • Noise: With 56 dBA, the noise emitted by the Predator 3500 is slightly lower than the 57 dBA of the Powerhorse LC3500i. 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: With a weight of 99.2 lbs, the LC3500i is slightly less heavy than the 3500 (which weighs 102 lbs).
  • Portability: Both products benefit from a set of wheels, which greatly enhances their maneuverability. Both offer a double handle, which improves your grip when you wish to move them around.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: Both devices can be started either via a pull-start mechanism or an electric starter.
  • Outlets: The Predator 3500 and the Powerhorse LC3500i both offer 3 AC outlets. None of them feature GFCI outlets. Both of them also feature a DC output. In addition, it is worth noting that they both only produce 120V. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the Predator 3500's and the Powerhorse LC3500i's product pages.
  • Data Center & Fuel Gauge: Each of these 2 portable generators is equipped with a data center allowing you to conveniently monitor some aspects of the power output. Besides that, thanks to a fitted fuel gauge, the Predator 3500 provides instant visibility of the fuel level.
  • Technology: The Predator 3500 benefits from a welcomed additional security feature: its CO Secure technology monitors carbon monoxide and automatically shuts off the generator if the ambient levels become unsafe.

TL;DR

Predator 3500Powerhorse LC3500i
Predator 3500Powerhorse LC3500i
  • Quieter
  • Fuel gauge
  • CO Secure technology
  • Lighter
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