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Firman P01202 - 1200/1500W Portable Generator

The Firman P01202 is a compact and lightweight open frame generator with a rated wattage of 1,200 W and a starting wattage of 1,500 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $505.23 - February 27, 2024
  • $558.46 - August 26, 2023
  • $559.12 - August 6, 2023
  • $505.33 - July 27, 2023
  • $506.22 - July 24, 2023
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Since: July 24, 2023
  • Highest Price: $559.12 - August 6, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $505.23 - February 27, 2024

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 short, the Firman P01202 is a compact and lightweight portable generator adequately designed for:

  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • Amateur DIY lovers

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 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 1,200W and reaches a peak wattage of 1,500W.

The generator features a traditional recoil pull-start mechanism. It is rated for a noise of 64 dBA (just slightly more noisy than background music).

The P01202's fuel tank, boasting 1.7 gallon, allows it to operate for around 10 hours at 50% load with a full tank (with an estimated fuel consumption of 0.17 GPH).

As the P01202 exhibits a THD of less than 25%, which is high, it is best avoided for powering sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

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

Portability

Measuring L17.5 x W14.2 x H15 in, the Firman P01202 showcases a classic open frame layout, guaranteeing stability and simple maintenance access to components, while facilitating air circulation. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

Weighing 55 lbs, the P01202 is practical, ensuring it can follow you wherever power is required. Additionally, the generator’s mobility is enhanced by its open frame design, as it can be easily grabbed and shifted.

Features

Panel of the Firman P01202

The P01202's control panel

With its built-in fuel gauge, the generator provides quick and convenient gas level checks.

In terms of security, the generator features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, ensuring peace of mind during its use.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the Firman P01202 also comes with several accessories, including: oil, funnel, tool kit and battery charging cables.

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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 lbs, the Firman P01202 sits comfortably within the expected weight range for devices generating 1000 to 2000 rated watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Pulsar PGD16iSCO, standing at just 24 lbs.
  • When compared to devices able to produce a similar running wattage, this generator and its lowest emitted noise of 64 dBA is on the noisier side. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may want to take a look at the Honda EU2200i. It's one of the quietest options among generators of similar power, rated at 48 dBA.
  • Since the P01202 boasts with a run time of around 10 hours at 50% load, it can be safely judged as a device of a higher run time than most generators of a comparable output. For those prioritizing autonomy, the Pulsar PG2200 could be considered, as it offers one of the longest run times among generators with similar power output, reaching around 12 hours.
  • While run time is vital, it hinges on the fuel capacity. To grasp the full picture, we must also factor in fuel efficiency. When operating at 50% load, the generator's fuel consumption is estimated at 0.17 GPH, placing it within the average range of gasoline usage among similarly powerful devices. If gasoline efficiency is at the top of your list, you may want to have a look at the Pulsar PGD16iSCO, which has great fuel efficiency, with a gas consumption of only 0.09 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 1000-2000W generators, the Firman P01202 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
  • High run time
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (55 lbs)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • 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
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine80 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts1,200 W
Starting watts1,500 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
Country of originChina
SeriesPerformance
UPC840876112021

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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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