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Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart (Discontinued)

The Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart (30651) is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1,700 W and a starting wattage of 2,200 W.

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This product was discontinued. For your convenience, we decided to leave this page up.
It was replaced by the Briggs & Stratton P2400 PowerSmart. However, you might still find it second hand on eBay, by clicking on the button below.

Description

Designed with camping and tailgating in mind, this inverter generator is quiet, lightweight and efficient to easily enjoy the little conveniences of home anywhere you are.

Zoom on the Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart

In a nutshell, the Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, the extra features it benefits from, and any relevant emission compliance details.

Power & Run Time

The Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart in use

The Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart

The Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart's engine, 110 cc Briggs & Stratton OHV 4-stroke, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120V. It provides a running wattage of 1,700W and reaches a peak wattage of 2,200W. Moreover, since it is parallel capable (PowerSmart parallel kit (opens in a new tab) not included), its power may be doubled if linked to a second compatible unit.

Enjoying a noise rating of 59 dBA (less noisy than a refrigerator), this inverter generator gets running thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism.

The P2200 PowerSmart can operate for up to 8 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.13 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 1 gallon.

Sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets, as the P2200 PowerSmart produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

In addition, it provides 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 5A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle with which you may charge your batteries with ease. Since a dual port USB adapter is included with the unit, you will also be able to use the DC receptacle to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

Portability

The Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart's characteristic encased inverter generator design (L21 x W12.5 x H17.35 in), provides an esthetical advantage over any ordinary, open frame product. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

The P2200 PowerSmart can be taken anywhere with you, thanks to its weight of 54 lbs. Moreover, shifting it is an easy task, as the P2200 PowerSmart features a nifty triple handle (molded in the case), improving your grip greatly.

Features

Panel of the Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart

The P2200 PowerSmart's control panel

Several light indicators serve to show you when the oil level is too low, the generator is on overload and the generator is ready.

The unit benefits from Briggs & Stratton’s Quiet Power Technology (QPT™), a feature designed to greatly improve its noise levels, emissions and fuel consumption. When the switch, located on the control panel, is turned ON, the engine speed increases as electrical loads are connected, and decreases as electrical loads are removed.

Security-wise, this product benefits from an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart also comes with some accessories: funnel, tool kit, dual port USB adapter and oil are included. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

Emissions

The Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart is neither EPA approved nor CARB-compliant..

However, it features a spark arrestor, making it usable in forested areas.

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The Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • Considering its dry weight of 54 pounds, the Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart is one of the heavier inverter generators producing between 1500 and 2500 running watts. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Genmax GM2000i with only 34.2 pounds.
  • If compared to generators capable of producing a similar running wattage, this inverter generator with a lowest emitted noise of 59 dBA can be considered somewhat noisy. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Honda EU2200i, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 48 dBA.
  • As far as autonomy is concerned, providing up to 8 hours of runtime with a full tank at a 25% load, the P2200 PowerSmart falls into the low end in comparison with other inverters of a comparable power output. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Yamaha EF2800i, which is able to run for up to 14.7 hours.
  • Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. This inverter generator is not fuel efficient compared to devices of similar output: its estimated fuel consumption stands at 0.13 GPH at a 25% load. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the DuroMax XP2300iH. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.08 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Quiet, but noisy for its type (59 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start
  • No EPA or CARB compliance
  • On the heavy side (54 lbs)
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine110 cc Briggs & Stratton OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts1,700 W
Starting watts2,200 W
Running amps14.2 amps
Peak amps18.3 amps
Run time @50% load6.5 h
Run time @25% load8 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 12V 5A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight54 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)21 x 12.5 x 17.35 in
Noise (lower limit)59 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceN/A
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, and dual port USB adapter
Warranty2 years
Other model numbers30651
UPC011675306519

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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About Briggs & Stratton

Founded in 1908, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Briggs & Stratton is a well renowned American based gasoline engine manufacturer. While the company mainly focuses on engines – including outdoor, power tool, karting, cast iron and aluminum models, power generators are a crucial component of their portfolio as well – Briggs & Stratton provides both portable and standby solutions for casual users with full support, including installation. The company operates on a global scale, with 13 facilities spread across all the of the continents.

Warranty Information

The Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Briggs & Stratton generators, please consult Briggs & Stratton's warranty policies stated in the user manual (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support : 1-800-743-4115.

Questions & Answers

What can it power?
Examples of items that can be simultaneously powered.
The examples below are based on a maximum load of 80% and estimated wattages. For a more accurate estimation, use our generator sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Washing machine9001650
Radio100100
Total1192 W2192 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total1355 W1355 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total1340 W1340 W
Briggs & Stratton P2200 PowerSmart
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  1. 4.65
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    This generator has over 50 hours on it now working as emergency power for our home. The last time I used it we had a 7 hour power outage in the winter and we ran our high efficiency gas furnace, home wifi/internet, several LED lights, and our refrigerator (all at the same time) drawing a bit over 800W. I bought this because it is sturdily built (e.g. larger displacement engine, steel fuel tank, twin carry handles, etc.) but that also means that it is one of the heaviest units out there, so weigh what is most important to you. I reasoned that it will out last many competitors due to this, but this is only a very general assumption, and only time will tell. Gripes that I have are few. At 10 hours, it would no longer start. I brought it to my local B&S dealer, and a control board was replaced under warranty, no cost, no hassle. The biggest complaint that I have is that if it sits for awhile, or the fuel level in the tank is too low, it is hard starting. This unit actually has a fuel pump to supply the carb so the extra pulling you have to do is so the pump can fill the carb with gas first. This can be problematic if the operator doesn’t have a lot of upper body strength. Filling the tank full, will greatly help with this, and B&S even states this in the manual. If you need something that starts easier, another generator may be a better option.

    + PROS:
    • Robust Construction.
    • Decent performance.
    • Decent pricing.
    • Excellent after sales support networking.
    - CONS:
    • Heavy compared to others.
    • Can be hard starting.
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