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Predator 5000 vs 9500 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Predator 9500 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 9500Predator 5000
Predator 9500Predator 5000
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Higher runtime
  • More outlet types
  • More AC outlets
  • GFCI outlets
  • Bigger engine
  • Dual fuel
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Quieter
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Remote start
  • 240V output
  • Far less expensive
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As the 9500 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 9500 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.
  • Engine: The 459cc engine of the 9500 is significantly bigger than the 5000's engine, which has a displacement of 224cc.
  • Power: With a running wattage of 7,600 W, the Predator 9500 will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 3,900 running watts of the Predator 5000. Moreover, compared to the 5,000 starting watts of the 5000, the 9500 and its starting wattage of 9,500 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 5000: it can operate for up to 18.5 hours, whereas the 5000 offers a maximum runtime of 18.2 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 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 9500 and <3% for the Predator 5000) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.
  • Noise: With a noise of 60.5 dBA, the 5000 allows for a quieter operation than the 67 dBA of the 9500. The former will therefore be the most suitable for you if you take noise emission seriously.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: With dimensions of L25" x W18" x H20.8", the Predator 5000 offers a much more compact experience of power generation than the Predator 9500 and its L31" x W23.8" x H28.9".
  • Weight: Weighing 110 lbs, the 5000 is much lighter than the 257 lbs of the 9500.
  • Portability: Both products benefit from a set of wheels, which greatly enhances their maneuverability. The 9500 has a folding 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 9500 offers a higher amount of AC receptacles than the 5000: the former benefits from 6 AC outlets, whereas the latter has 3 AC outlets. Moreover, the 9500 has the advantage of featuring GFCI outlets. Both of them also feature a DC output. 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 9500'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 9500Predator 5000
Predator 9500Predator 5000
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Higher runtime
  • More outlet types
  • More AC outlets
  • GFCI outlets
  • Bigger engine
  • Dual fuel
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Quieter
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Remote start
  • 240V output
  • Far less expensive
Show all offers
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