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Firman P01001 Spec Review

The Firman P01001 is a compact and lightweight open frame generator with a rated wattage of 1050 W and a starting wattage of 1300 W.

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  • $216.63 - July 24, 2021
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Since: March 19, 2021
  • Highest Price: $232.96 - July 21, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $216.63 - July 15, 2021

Description

The P01001 is an open frame portable generator. It’s integrated handle and lightweight design makes it easy to transport for those weekend camping getaways. This generator features 1300 starting watts and 1050 running watts, perfect for small appliances and a reliable recoil start system. (source: Firman (opens in a new tab))

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In summary, the Firman P01001 is a compact and lightweight portable generator especially useful for:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • 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 Firman P01001 in use

The Firman P01001

The Firman P01001's core is the 80 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke engine, which runs on gasoline. With an output of 120V, it provides a running wattage of 1050W and a peak wattage of 1300W.

The generator is rated for a noise of 62 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a normal conversation). Its starting mechanism is based on a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

With a full tank, the P01001 can operate for around 10 hours at 50% load (fuel consumption around 0.13 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 1.3 gallon.

The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the P01001 is not recommended due to its relatively high THD (<25%).

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming AC outlet:

120V 20A (5-20R) receptacle

In addition, it provides 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A receptacle with which charging your batteries is made easy.

Portability

The dimensions of the Firman P01001, which are L16.2 x W12.9 x H15 in, and its typical, open frame design provides stability and enables the generator to be raised above ground level. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

Since the P01001 weighs only 46 lbs, it can be labeled as a portable lightweight generator. The generator can be moved with ease by only one person and so it can be enjoyed on-the-go.

Features

Panel of the Firman P01001

The P01001's control panel

The P01001 and its control panel include a convenient voltmeter, which provides an easy way to monitor power output anytime. This feature comes handy when monitoring its status and activity.

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 automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), giving you a peace of mind during use.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Firman P01001, the following accessories are also included: oil, battery charging cables, funnel and tool kit.

Emissions

The Firman P01001 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, making it usable in forested areas.

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The Firman P01001 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Firman P01001 compare to generators of similar power (between 1000 and 2000 W).

  • At a weight of 46 pounds, the Firman P01001 places in the expected weight range of the generators in the 1000-2000 rated wattage range. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the ECHO EGi-1200, with a dry weight of only 30 lbs.
  • This generator, with its lowest possible noise rated at 62 dBA falls into the more noisy category, compared to other devise of a similar running wattage. If you are concerned with noise, check out the Honda EU2200i, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 48 dBA.
  • Offering around 10 hours of running time on a full tank at 50% load, the P01001 is within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful generators. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Westinghouse WGen2000, which is able to run for around 20 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 one of the more fuel efficient models of the aforementioned output range, as its estimated fuel consumption reaches just 0.13 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Cat INV1250, with a fuel consumption of 0.1 GPH could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1000-2000W generators, the Firman P01001 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

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Several accessories included
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (46 lbs)
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • Only 1 AC outlet
  • No electric start
  • On the noisy side (62 dBA)

Do you own the Firman P01001 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine80 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts1050 W
Starting watts1300 W
Running amps8.8 amps
Peak amps10.8 amps
Run time @50% load10 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationNo
AC outlets1x 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A receptacle
Data centerVoltmeter
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 1.3 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight46 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)16.2 x 12.9 x 15 in
Noise (lower limit)62 dBA
THD< 25%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, and battery charging cables
Warranty3 years
SeriesPerformance

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 P01001 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
Radio100100
Total292 W1292 W
For campingRV refrigerator180600
Rice cooker650650
Total830 W1250 W
For workReciprocating saw730960
Bug zapper8080
Total810 W1040 W

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Firman P01001
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    This brand new gen as of 1-6-2020 surges very bad,has very lean fuel mixture needs larger pilot jet unable to use it so it is useless since i cannot get larger jet i will bring it back tech support as is the warranty is no good.

    + PROS:
    • none it is not use able
    - CONS:
    • not use able
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    Jomathan Lavallee September 24, 2020 at 12:27 am
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    Good generator for minor use like t.v light radio small fridg

    + PROS:
    • 4 stroke no mix needed
    • Light weight
    - CONS:
    • none
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