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Predator 9500 vs 3500 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Predator 3500 and the Predator 9500.

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 3500Predator 9500
Predator 3500Predator 9500
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Quieter
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Higher runtime
  • More outlet types
  • More AC outlets
  • GFCI outlets
  • USB connectivity
  • 240V output
  • CO Secure technology
  • Bigger engine
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As the 3500 and the 9500 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 3500 compare to the Predator 9500.

  • Engine: The 459cc engine of the 9500 is significantly bigger than the 3500's engine, which has a displacement of 212cc.
  • Power: With a running wattage of 7600 W, the Predator 9500 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 9500 and its starting wattage of 9500 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 9500 offers a higher runtime on a full tank than the 3500: it can operate for up to 18.5 hours, whereas the 3500 offers a maximum runtime of 11 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 9500 and its 0.37 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 <5% for the Predator 9500) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.
  • 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 9500 is rated for a minimum dBA of 67.

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 9500 and its L31" x W23.8" x H28.9".
  • Weight: Weighing 99.2 lbs, the 3500 is much lighter than the 253 lbs of the 9500.
  • Portability: Both products benefit from a set of wheels, which greatly enhances their maneuverability. The 3500 has a double handle and the 9500 a folding handle, to help you better manipulate them.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: Both devices can be started either via a pull-start mechanism or an electric starter.
  • Outlets: With a total of 6 AC outlets, the 9500 offers more AC receptacles than the 3500, which has 3 AC outlets. Moreover, the 9500 has the advantage of featuring GFCI outlets. Both of them also feature a DC output. However, the 9500 does not provide an out-of-the-box USB connectivity. In addition, it is worth noting that only the Predator 9500 can also produce 240V. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the 3500's and the 9500'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.
  • Technology: The Predator 9500 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 3500Predator 9500
Predator 3500Predator 9500
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Quieter
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Higher runtime
  • More outlet types
  • More AC outlets
  • GFCI outlets
  • USB connectivity
  • 240V output
  • CO Secure technology
  • Bigger engine
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