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Powerhorse LC4500i 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 LC4500i.

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 LC4500i
Predator 3500Powerhorse LC4500i
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Lighter
  • USB connectivity
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As the Powerhorse LC4500i 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 LC4500i.

  • Power: With a running wattage of 3500 W, the Powerhorse LC4500i 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 Predator 3500, the Powerhorse LC4500i and its starting wattage of 4500 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 Powerhorse LC4500i: it can operate for up to 11 hours, whereas the Powerhorse LC4500i offers a maximum runtime of 10 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 25% load of 0.22 GPH (gallon per hour), the Predator 3500 is more fuel efficient than the Powerhorse LC4500i and its 0.26 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 3500 and <2% for the Powerhorse LC4500i) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.
  • Noise: Both devices have a noise rating (lower limit) of 57 dBA. If noise is important to you, neither of them will 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 lbs, the LC4500i is slightly less heavy than the 3500 (which weighs 99.2 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 LC4500i both offer 3 AC outlets. None of them feature GFCI outlets. Both of them also feature a DC output. However, the Powerhorse LC4500i 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 Predator 3500's and the Powerhorse LC4500i'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, these 2 products are fitted with a fuel gauge allowing to see their fuel level at a glance.

TL;DR

Predator 3500Powerhorse LC4500i
Predator 3500Powerhorse LC4500i
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Lighter
  • USB connectivity
Show all offers
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