Zoom on the Firman H07552
In a nutshell, the Firman H07552 is a portable generator mostly geared towards:
- Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
- Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment
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
Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the Firman H07552 delivers 120/240V and offers power and versatility. When gasoline-powered, it benefits from a running wattage of 7500W and a peak wattage of 9400W. When propane-powered, it has 6750 rated watts and 8450 peak watts.
With a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a shower), the generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism, but also a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included).
As for its running time, the H07552, along with its 8 gallons fuel capacity, can run for around 12 hours at 50% load with a full tank filled with gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.67 GPH). If propane is used, it can operate for around 5 hours (estimation based on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.94 GPH).
As the H07552 has a relatively high THD (<25%), it is not recommended to use it to power sensitive electronic devices.
The control panel features the following 5 AC outlets:
This Firman generator isn't quite RV Ready, but it features an L5-30R receptacle, allowing a simple RV connection through an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, because the H07552 is equipped with a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it can power your home during a power outage, as it can be easily connected to your breaker box to power your household.
With its dimensions of L30.2 x W27.5 x H26.3 in, the conventional, open frame design of the Firman H07552 offers stability and allows the generator to be raised above ground level. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.
Since the generator weighs 212 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). However, its challenging mobility is solved by its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle, which will ease its displacement, once it is on the floor.
The H07552's status and activity may be monitored conveniently via the control panel, as it features 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 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.
Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the Firman H07552's package also includes these accessories: tool kit, oil, funnel, cover and propane hose.
The Firman H07552 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this generator is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.
Moreover, it features a spark arrestor and thus, may be used in forested areas.
The Firman H07552 versus other generators
The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Firman H07552 compare to generators of similar power (between 7000 and 8000 W).
- At a weight of 212 pounds, the Firman H07552 places in the expected weight range of the generators in the 7000-8000 rated wattage range. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Sportsman GEN85KIDF with only 133 pounds.
- Because this generator emits noise as low as 74 dBA, it can be considered to have a pretty average expected noise rating for a device of its power. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the A-iPower SUA8000iSF with only 65 dBA.
- As the H07552 features an autonomy of around 12 hours at 50% load, it has a higher run time than an average generator of its power range. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the A-iPower SUA8000iSF, reaching around 13 hours.
- The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. This generator, with an estimated fuel consumption of just 0.67 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, is one of the more fuel efficient generators, for the previously mentioned wattage range. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.52 GPH, the A-iPower SUA8000iSF is a device you should look out for.
As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 7000-8000W generators, the Firman H07552 is on the cheap side of the price range.
It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget generator.
The bottom line
- Several accessories included
- GFCI Outlets
- Electric start
- Dual Fuel
- High run time
- Fuel efficient
- Decent weight (212 lbs)
- Acceptable noise (74 dBA)
- No remote start
Features and Specifications
|Fuel||Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)|
|Engine||439 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||7500 W||6750 W|
|Starting watts||9400 W||8450 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||62.5/31.3 amps||56.3/28.1 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||78.3/39.2 amps||70.4/35.2 amps|
|Run time @50% load||12 h||5 h *|
|Run time @25% load||Unknown||Unknown|
|Automatic Voltage Regulation||Yes|
|AC outlets|| |
|Fuel tank||Steel, 8 gal|
|Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)||30.2 x 27.5 x 26.3 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||74 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Neutral||Bonded to frame|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, tool kit, propane hose, cover, battery, and wheel kit|
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.
* Propane runtime is our own estimation, based on a 20 lbs tank and NIST 1994 GGE (Gasoline Gallon Equivalent) formula: 5.66 lbs of propane = 1 gal of gasoline.
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.
The Firman H07552 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?
|Item||Running Watts||Starting Watts|
|At home||Microwave (1000 watts)||1500||1500|
|AC (10,000 BTU)||1500||2200|
|Electric fry pan||1500||1500|
|Sump pump (1/2 hp)||1050||2150|
|Refrigerator (energy star)||192||1192|
|Total||5992 W||7092 W|
|For camping||RV AC (11,000 BTU)||1010||1600|
|Set of 5 LED light bulbs||55||55|
|Total||5995 W||6585 W|
|For work||Table saw||1800||4500|
|Air compressor (1 hp)||1600||6100|
|Total||4880 W||9380 W|
Of the 4 outlets is only one a GFCI outlet? So can a non-GFCI transfer switch be connected to the 120/240 V 30 amp outlet without tripping the generator breaker which happens with a GFCI outlet? (Asked July 10, 2019)
Correct. Only the 5-20R duplex is GFCI
Can it run on a homes in ground propane supply (Asked August 15, 2019)
Below-ground propane is no different than above-ground propane. So there's no reason why it wouldn't work.
I have two circuit boxes I would like to power and selectively/manually pick and chose from. Can I use the 50 amp and 30 amp plugs simultaneously to drive both boxes (one for each) with attention given to the max loads of the generator? (Asked November 06, 2019)
You can absolutely use these two outlets simultaneously.
Does it have a clean enough sine wave to recharge a Tesla in a emergency at 240V? (Asked November 25, 2019)
The THD stated by Firman for the H07552 is <25%. You'd have to contact Tesla to know whether that harmonic distortion is suitable to recharge your car. You can also refer to our article on charging a tesla.
Is the 50 amp plug wired for a RV? (Asked March 16, 2020)
The 50-amp outlet is a NEMA 14-50R. Wiring of 14-50R receptacles is four-wire (ground, neutral, hot, hot).
What would be the best transfer switch to use with this generator in order to provide power to my house? (Asked April 16, 2020)
We do not really like the term "best", as we think it's highly subjective. That said, the Reliance Controls 31406CRK (opens in a new tab) is one of the best-sellers on Amazon, and exactly fits the running wattage of the H07552.
If you use it to power a 50amp rv can you charge sensitive items in the camper electrical plug? Ie a cell phone or laptop (Asked July 12, 2020)
This unit has a THD <25%, which is too high to power equipment with sensitive electronics.
Does H07552 have to be grounded (Asked September 20, 2020)
It is always safer to ground your generator.
Is there a shut off valve on the gasoline tank (Asked October 30, 2020)
The fuel (gasoline) valve is closed when the fuel selector switch is on the “OFF” position.
Do I have to hook up the propane to use the gasoline option??? (Asked February 15, 2021)
A propane tank is not required to operate the unit on gasoline.
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