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Predator 5000 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 5000.

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 5000
Predator 3500Predator 5000
  • Quieter
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Slighlty less expensive
  • Dual fuel
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Remote start
  • USB connectivity
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As the 3500 and the 5000 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 5000.

  • Fuel: The Predator 5000 is a dual fuel generator. Thus, it has the advantage of being able to run either on gasoline or propane, whereas the other generator only runs on gasoline.
  • Power: With a running wattage of 3,900 W, the Predator 5000 will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 3,000 running watts of the Predator 3500. Moreover, compared to the 3,500 starting watts of the 3500, the 5000 and its starting wattage of 5,000 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 5000 offers a higher runtime on a full tank than the 3500: it can operate for up to 18.2 hours, whereas the 3500 offers a maximum runtime of 11 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 25% load of 0.2 GPH (gallon per hour), the 5000 is more fuel efficient than the Predator 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 3500 and <3% for the Predator 5000) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.
  • Noise: With a noise of 56 dBA, the 3500 allows for a quieter operation than the 60.5 dBA of the 5000. The former will therefore be the most suitable for you if you take noise emission seriously.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: When compared, the Predator 3500 and its dimensions of L22.8" x W17.3" x H20" offer a slightly more compact experience than the L25" x W18" x H20.8" of the Predator 5000.
  • Weight: With a weight of 102 lbs, the 3500 is slightly less heavy than the 5000 (which weighs 110 lbs).
  • Portability: Both products benefit from a set of wheels, which greatly enhances their maneuverability. The 3500 has a double handle and the 5000 a telecospic 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. The Predator 5000 offers another layer of convenience, as it can be remotely started.
  • Outlets: The 3500 and the 5000 both offer 3 AC outlets. None of them feature GFCI outlets. Both of them also feature a DC output. However, the 3500 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 3500's and the 5000'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: Both units benefit from Predator's CO Secure carbon monoxide monitoring technology.

TL;DR

Predator 3500Predator 5000
Predator 3500Predator 5000
  • Quieter
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Slighlty less expensive
  • Dual fuel
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Remote start
  • USB connectivity
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