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ECHO EG-10000 - 7500/10000W Portable Generator With Electric Start

The ECHO EG-10000 is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 7,500 W and a starting wattage of 10,000 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

ECHO's EG-10000 generator is strong enough to power job sites, multiple appliances at home or even a food truck. Packed with features the 10,000 Watt generator powers job sites, large loads and home emergencies. (source: ECHO (opens in a new tab))

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In a few words, the ECHO EG-10000 is a portable generator perfectly suited for:

  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment

The subsequent sections will explore in detail its power characteristics, the diverse outlets it provides, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it offers.

Power & Run Time

The ECHO EG-10000's design includes a gasoline-fueled 420 cc Rato OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120/240V output, it gives a running wattage of 7,500W and also a peak wattage of 10,000W.

The generator features a standard recoil pull-rope starting mechanism and also an intuitive and practical electric starter (battery included). It is rated for a noise of 84 dBA (just slightly more noisy than garbage disposal).

The EG-10000 can operate for around 8 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.83 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 6.6 gallons.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

It also sports 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle with which charging your batteries is made easy.

Despite not meeting the 'RV Ready' criteria, this ECHO generator grants the advantage of simple RV compatibility via its L5-30R receptacle, enabling you to conveniently power your RV by using an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the EG-10000 is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

At L29 x W27 x H24 in, the standard open frame design of the ECHO EG-10000 delivers stability alongside easy maintenance access to components and good air cooling. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

With a weight of 212 lbs, the generator is still labeled as 'portable,' denoting its ability to be moved, although its heaviness might restrict easy portability. Nevertheless, the restricted maneuverability is counteracted by its wheel kit and its folding handle, enabling easy shifting once the generator is set in place.

Features

Panel of the ECHO EG-10000

The EG-10000's control panel

With a digital data center integrated into its control panel, the EG-10000 provides real-time insights into the lifetime run hours, enabling easy monitoring of its status and activity.

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

From a security standpoint, the product offers an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

Besides the features previously mentioned, accessory-wise, the ECHO EG-10000 comes with the usual documentation and owner's manual (opens in a new tab) needed to get you promptly started.

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The ECHO EG-10000 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the ECHO EG-10000 compare to generators of similar power (between 7000 and 8000 W).

  • With a dry weight of 212 lbs, the ECHO EG-10000 sits comfortably within the expected weight range for devices generating 7000 to 8000 rated watts. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Sportsman GEN85KIDF, weighing just 133 pounds.
  • As this generator has its lowest possible noise of 84 dBA, it should be considered noisier compared to its peers of a comparable running wattage. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may want to take a look at the Champion 201175. It's one of the quietest options among generators of similar power, rated at 61 dBA.
  • As for its autonomy, the EG-10000, with an autonomy of around 8 hours at a 50% load, is placed on the low end among the generators of its kind. If wyou wish to prioritize autonomy, the Predator 9000 shines as one of the top contenders, offering one of the highest run times among generators with similar power output, totaling around 13 hours.
  • Though run time is a significant parameter, it's closely tied to the generator's fuel tank size. To get a comprehensive understanding, fuel efficiency must also be taken into account. When it comes to fuel efficiency among generators with similar wattage, this generator lags behind, with a consumption rate of 0.83 GPH at a 50% load. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Cummins Onan P9500df. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.6 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 7000-8000W generators, the ECHO EG-10000 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this generator nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (212 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • No remote start
  • On the noisy side (84 dBA)
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine420 cc Rato OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts7,500 W
Starting watts10,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)62.5/31.3 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)83.3/41.7 amps
Run time @50% load8 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank6.6 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight212 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)29 x 27 x 24 in
Noise (lower limit)84 dBA
THDUnknown
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedBattery and wheel kit
UPC743184017593

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About ECHO

ECHO Incorporated was founded in 1972 in Northbrook, IL as the Kioritz Corporation of America. In 1978, the name was changed to its current form. While it is the largest subsidiary of the Yamabiko Corporation of Japan, its US headquarters is located in Lake Zurich, IL, near Chicago. ECHO manufactures most of its products in the US, with parts from both domestic and foreign suppliers. Its wide range of outdoor power products includes portable generators, pressure washers, trimmers, blowers, and chainsaws. The company prides itself on a pro-environmental approach including the three segments of technology, conservation, and sustainability.

Warranty Information

The ECHO EG-10000 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of ECHO generators, please consult ECHO's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-432-ECHO (3246).

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 size calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeElectric fry pan15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Dish washer15003000
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Satelite receiver250250
Total5992 W7492 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Radiant heater13001300
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total5995 W6585 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Drill600900
Bug zapper8080
Total5480 W9980 W
How much oil do you need to fill the engine (Asked September 11, 2021)

Engine oil capacity is 1.16 qt.

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