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Firman H03652 Spec Review

The Firman H03652 is a portable open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 3650 W and a starting wattage of 4550 W.

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Since: May 25, 2021
  • Highest Price: $538.99 - July 21, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $484.28 - May 25, 2021

Description

The H03652 Dual fuel generator can run on both Gas and Liquid Propane fuel, giving you flexibility during a storm, or when you’re out camping. This generator features 4550 starting watts and 3650 running watts (4100/3300 LPG) with a reliable recoil start system. (source: Firman (opens in a new tab))

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In a nutshell, the Firman H03652 is a portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • People occasionally 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 who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device, along with its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Firman H03652 in use

The Firman H03652

The dual-fuel technology of the Firman H03652 allows for an output of 120V and provides superb power and versatility. If gasoline-powered, the device provides a running wattage of 3650W and a starting wattage of 4550W. If propane-powered, it gives 3300 rated watts and 4100 starting watts.

With a noise rating of 67 dBA (less noisy than background music), the generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

With a fuel capacity of 5 gallons, the H03652 can operate for around 14 hours at 50% load using gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.36 GPH), or for around 11 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.43 GPH) using propane.

The quite high THD (<25%) of the H03652 makes it unsuitable for powering sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 4 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle

With its TT-30R receptacle (TT as in 'Travel Trailer'), this Firman generator is RV Ready.

Portability

The dimensions of the Firman H03652, which are L25.7 x W21.8 x H21.6 in, and its typical, open frame design provides stability and enables the generator to be raised above ground level. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Since the generator weighs 113 lbs, it will be incredibly difficult to manually lift it and transport it, even though it is technically considered to 'be portable' (in the sense that it is movable). Still, once it is on the ground, its wheel kit (⌀8") and its folding handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.

Features

Panel of the Firman H03652

The H03652's control panel

To help you monitor the H03652's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a convenient meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours.

A built-in fuel gauge allows for a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the generator.

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, giving you a peace of mind during use.

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the Firman H03652's package also includes these accessories: tool kit, oil, propane hose and funnel.

Emissions

The Firman H03652 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, which makes it suitable for use in forested areas.

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The Firman H03652 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Firman H03652 compare to generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • At a weight of 113 pounds, the Firman H03652 places in the expected weight range of the generators in the 3500-4500 rated wattage range. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the WEN GN400i, with a dry weight of just 66.1 pounds.
  • As this generator can emit noise as low as 67 dBA, it finds itself in the average expected noise for this kind of power. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Cummins Onan P4500i, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 52 dBA.
  • With a run time of around 14 hours at 50% load, the H03652 has one of the higher run times, compared to its similarly powerful peers. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Predator 4375, which is able to run for around 16 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 generator has an estimated fuel consumption of roughly 0.36 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, rendering it somewhat average compared to devices of a similar output. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.17 GPH, the Westinghouse iGen4200 is a device you should look out for.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Firman H03652 vs Firman H03651.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 3500-4500W generators, the Firman H03652 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
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • RV Ready
  • Dual Fuel
  • High run time
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (113 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (67 dBA)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start

Do you own the Firman H03652 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine208 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Power
 GasolinePropane
Running watts3650 W3300 W
Starting watts4550 W4100 W
Running amps30.4 amps27.5 amps
Peak amps37.9 amps34.2 amps
Run time @50% load14 h11 h
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 5 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight113 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)25.7 x 21.8 x 21.6 in
Noise (lower limit)67 dBA
THD< 25%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, propane hose, and wheel kit
Warranty3 years
SeriesHybrid

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 FIRMAN Power Equipment

Founded in 1999, Firman Power Equipment is a company with a short, but established history in the power equipment industry. Based in Arizona, the company offers an immense range of products, including power tools, automotive equipment, storage utilities, work wear, but most importantly, a wide selection of generators of all sizes, designs and outputs. Interestingly, Firman is a wholly owned subsidiary of the China National Machinery Industry Corporation - a somewhat well renowned company in China and acts as a de facto distributor of their products in the US.

Warranty Information

The Firman H03652 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 Firman generators, please consult Firman's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-844-FIRMAN1 (844-347-6261).

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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Hair dryer18001900
Washing machine9001650
Total2892 W3892 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
RV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
Blender400850
Total2890 W3480 W
For workTable saw18004500
Total1800 W4500 W
Can the Firman H03652 dual fuel model be fitted to use natural gas? (Asked January 20, 2020)

Firman doesn't seem to have an official natural gas conversion kit. You could have a look at this article: https://www.propane101.com/lpgasapplianceconversions.htm. Needless to say, without an official conversion kit, such conversion would immediately void any warranty you may have.

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    I purchased the Firman on 8/23/20 and recd it 9/3/20. Well packaged with only having to attach sturdy wheel and front rubber ft. Easily pulled to back yard by my small pool shed. Easy to ck oil and add oil. Gas ready right on top.
    I wanted to run on propane tanks as they are easy to store & last two yrs or more without spoiling. It Was HARD to start comparing to my son’s Champion.
    His pills by 2nd pull. This takes two pulls on choke, then at least 4-5 pulls to get it going on “run“ . After running though, it was nice and smooth for the 5 hours with the light load that the instructions said to use during 5 hrs break in period. I shut her down and put it away. Negative- the plastic choke lever is cheaply done. It seems off center from the “choke” & “Run” markings. I will call “services” about this. I like the meter. I can see Volts-Amps- total hrs run – Gas Fuel Guage is a Nice item too. I live in Texas and our Power goes out in heavy Tropical Storms Hurricanes. My Briggs & Stratton lasted from KY2 1999-2000 until last summer but I kept holding off until last minute before ordering this Firman. (Lucked out and the hurricane struck Lake Charles,La. instead.)
    I made it thur Ike and Harvey with a couple of trees down and 11 days without power) Hope this review helps.
    Steve

    + PROS:
    • Good price with Military Discount for a portable Generator with features that can run two refrig. At one time.
    • And good running time if 14 hrs gas.
    • Hope the propane will be 10 hrs on 20 lb tank.
    - CONS:
    • Cheap plastic choke lever and hard starting pull. Also, it won’t run on Propane tank if small acid-lead battery is low or dead! But, manual does state it would run on Gas with no battery.
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