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Firman P01202 - Spec Breakdown

The Firman P01202 is a compact and lightweight open frame generator with a rated wattage of 1200 W and a starting wattage of 1500 W.

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Price history for the Firman P01202
Latest updates:
  • $304.14 - July 2, 2022
  • $304.13 - June 10, 2022
  • $322.49 - May 13, 2022
  • $322.50 - May 12, 2022
  • $304.13 - January 22, 2022
  • $322.49 - January 21, 2022
  • $332.21 - January 17, 2022
  • $317.41 - January 6, 2022
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Since: January 6, 2022
  • Highest Price: $332.21 - January 17, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $304.13 - January 22, 2022

Description

Whether you’re out on an adventure or overnight camping the P01202 portable generator is ready to perform with 12V – 8.3A charging outlets. Best used for tent camping, tailgating, picnics. (source: Firman (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Firman P01202

In a nutshell, the Firman P01202 is a compact and lightweight portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • Handcrafting enthusiasts who wish to work on-the-go

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 P01202 in use

The Firman P01202

The Firman P01202's engine, 80 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120V. It provides a running wattage of 1200W and reaches a peak wattage of 1500W.

Enjoying a noise rating of 64 dBA (just slightly more noisy than background music), this generator gets running thanks to a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

With a full tank, the P01202 can operate for around 10 hours at 50% load (fuel consumption around 0.17 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 1.7 gallon.

The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the P01202 is not recommended due to its relatively high THD (<25%).

Outlets

The control panel features the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

In addition, it provides 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle with which you may charge your batteries with ease.

Portability

The Firman P01202 has a conventional, open frame design, of the following dimensions: L17.5 x W14.2 x H15 in, which offers support and allows it to be raised above ground level. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

The P01202 can be taken anywhere with you, thanks to its weight of 55 lbs. Moreover, its open frame design makes it incredibly easy to grab the frame in order to change its location.

Features

Panel of the Firman P01202

The P01202's control panel

The fuel level of the generator can be determined quickly, easily, and conveniently with the help of its built-in fuel gauge.

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

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Firman P01202 also comes with some accessories: funnel, oil, battery charging cables and tool kit are included.

Emissions

The Firman P01202 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 and thus, may be used in forested areas.

Product Videos

The Firman P01202 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Firman P01202 compare to generators of similar power (between 1000 and 2000 W).

  • With a dry weight of 55 pounds, the Firman P01202 finds itself in the expected weight range for generators able to produce between 1000 and 2000 rated watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Genmax GM1200i, standing at just 25.3 lbs.
  • This generator, with its lowest possible noise rated at 64 dBA falls into the more noisy category, compared to other devise of a similar running wattage. If you’d prefer a less noisy device, one of the most quiet devices, which share the same power range with this one, is the Honda EU2200i, whose lowest noise levels reach just 48 dBA.
  • The P01202 provides a higher run time than similarly powerful devices, reaching around 10 hours at 50% load. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Pulsar PG2200, reaching around 12 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. Standing at an estimated 0.17 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, this generator is somewhat average in this area compared to other devices, within the aforementioned wattage range. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Cat INV1250. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.1 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1000-2000W generators, the Firman P01202 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
  • High run time
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (55 lbs)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start
  • On the noisy side (64 dBA)

Do you own the Firman P01202 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 watts1200 W
Starting watts1500 W
Running amps10 amps
Peak amps12.5 amps
Run time @50% load10 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationNo
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerNo
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 1.7 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight55 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)17.5 x 14.2 x 15 in
Noise (lower limit)64 dBA
THD< 25%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, and battery charging cables
Warranty3 years
SeriesPerformance
UPC840876112021

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 P01202 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 generator size calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Slow cooker270270
Total462 W1462 W
For campingRV refrigerator180600
Rice cooker650650
Radio100100
Total930 W1350 W
For workReciprocating saw730960
Bug zapper8080
Total810 W1040 W

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