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Briggs & Stratton 30710 Spec Review

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The Briggs & Stratton 30710 is an open frame portable generator with a rated wattage of 6500 W and a starting wattage of 8125 W.

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Description

Be ready for anything with this powerful and easy to move generator. (source: Briggs & Stratton)

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In summary, the Briggs & Stratton 30710 is a portable generator especially useful for:

  • Food truck owners and people participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment

In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability and any additional features of the device shall be discussed, including its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Briggs & Stratton 30710 houses a 420 cc Briggs & Stratton OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120/240V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 6500W along with a peak wattage of 8125W.

This generator offers the possibility to start the device via a conventional pull-start mechanism.

The fuel capacity of 7.5 gallons allows the 30710 to operate for around 10.5 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.71 GPH).

Here are a few examples of what this generator could allow you to simultaneously power:Note: The examples above are based on a maximum load of 75% and estimated wattages. The devices also may not be able to start at the same time. For a more accurate estimation, use our wattage calculator.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 7 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

Since the 30710 bears a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it is easily connectible to a breaker box and can power your home in case of a power outage.

Portability

The Briggs & Stratton 30710 has the following dimensions: L28 x W27 x H28 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

Even though this device may be technically portable (as in movable), manipulation and transportation without special equipment can be a challenge, as it weighs 196 pounds. Never less, thanks to a wheel kit (⌀10") and a folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.

Features

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The 30710's control panel

The control panel of the 30710 includes an illuminated data center, which assists you in monitoring its status and activity, as it provides information on the lifetime run hours.

The generator allows for a quick, easy and convenient assessment of its gas level, as it is equipped with a built-in fuel gauge.

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off.

Along with the aforementioned features, from an accessory standpoint, the Briggs & Stratton 30710's box includes the typical documentation and a user manual, which will help you start your generator promptly.

Emissions

The Briggs & Stratton 30710 is neither EPA approved nor CARB-compliant..

However, it features a spark arrestor, so it is adequate for use in forested areas.

The Briggs & Stratton 30710 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Briggs & Stratton 30710 compare to generators of similar power (between 6000 and 7000 W).

  • As its weight is 196 pounds, the Briggs & Stratton 30710 falls in the expected weight range of the devices in the 6000-7000 rated wattage category. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Lifan LF7250, weighing just 140 pounds.
  • Autonomy-wise, with 10.5 hours on a full tank at a 50% load, the 30710 is on the low end when compared to other generators of a similar power output. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Pulsar PG7500B, boasting with 13 hours.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. This generator is rather wasteful, compared to other devices within the aforementioned output range, when it comes to gasoline consumption, as it reaches roughly 0.71 GPH at a 50% load. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.38 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • The Briggs & Stratton 30710 doesn't have any specs that exceed those of other generators of its class.
  • AVERAGE SPECS:
    • Decent weight (196 lbs)
    WEAKNESSES:
    • No electric start
    • No EPA or CARB compliance
    • Relatively low run time
    • Low fuel efficiency

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    Where to buy the Briggs & Stratton 30710?

    You can easily buy your Briggs & Stratton generator online. You will benefit from a convenient delivery and avoid carrying the heavy package yourself. Here is a reliable online seller:

    Features and Specifications

    General

    InverterNo
    PortableYes
    Parallel capableNo
    RV readyNo
    FuelGasoline
    Engine420 cc Briggs & Stratton OHV 4-stroke
    Starting systemRecoil

    Power

    VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
    Running watts6500 W
    Starting watts8125 W
    Running amps (@120/240V)54.2/27.1 amps
    Peaks amps (@120/240V)67.7/33.9 amps
    Run time @50% load10.5 h
    Run time @25% loadN/A

    Features

    GFCI outletsYes
    Covered outletsYes
    Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
    AC outlets2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
    1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
    1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
    DC outletsNo
    Data centerLifetime run hours
    IndicatorsNo
    Fuel tankMetal, 7.5 gal
    Fuel gaugeYes

    Misc

    Weight196 lbs
    Dimensions (L x W x H)28 x 27 x 28 in
    Noise (lower limit)N/A
    THDN/A
    EmissionsN/A
    SecurityLow oil and overload protection
    Spark arrestorYes
    NeutralBonded to frame
    Accessories includedNo
    Warranty2 years

    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.

    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 30710 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support : 1-800-743-4115.

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