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Predator 3500 vs Generac iQ3500 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Generac iQ3500 and the Predator 3500.

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:

Generac iQ3500

Predator 3500

picture of the Generac iQ3500picture of the Predator 3500
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Wheel kit
As the Predator 3500 and the Generac iQ3500 do not share the same manufacturer, their overall build and technology in use can vary.

Power Comparison

  • Power: As both the Generac iQ3500 and the Predator 3500 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: When loaded to 25% of their max capacity, the Generac iQ3500 offers a higher runtime on a full tank than the Predator 3500: it can operate for up to 14.1 hours, whereas the Predator 3500 offers a maximum runtime of 11 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 25% load of 0.18 GPH (gallon per hour), the Generac iQ3500 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 (<3% for the Generac iQ3500 and <5% for the Predator 3500) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.

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 L23.7" x W18" x H21.7" of the Generac iQ3500.
  • Weight: With a weight of 99.2 lbs, the 3500 is slightly less heavy than the iQ3500 (which weighs 109.1 lbs).
  • Portability: As the Predator 3500 benefits from a wheel kit, it is easier to move it once on the ground than Generac iQ3500, because the latter doesn't have one. 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 Generac iQ3500 and the Predator 3500 both offer 3 AC outlets. None of them feature GFCI outlets. Both of them also feature a DC output. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the Generac iQ3500's and the Predator 3500's product pages.
  • Data Center: Each of these 2 portable generators is equipped with a data center allowing you to conveniently monitor some aspects of the power output.

TL;DR

Generac iQ3500

Predator 3500

picture of the Generac iQ3500picture of the Predator 3500
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Wheel kit
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