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Firman P06701 - 6700/8350W Portable Generator

The Firman P06701 is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 6,700 W and a starting wattage of 8,350 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $799.00 - March 21, 2024
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Since: March 6, 2024
  • Highest Price: $899.00 - March 6, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $799.00 - March 21, 2024

Description

Zoom on the Firman P06701

To sum up, the Firman P06701 is a portable generator tailored for:

  • Food truck owners who do not wish to see their business interrupted under any circumstances
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure
  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level

Over the following sections, you'll uncover its power characteristics, the selection of outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it includes.

Power & Run Time

The Firman P06701 in use

The Firman P06701

Firman P06701 runs on gasoline, powered by a 389 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, delivering 120/240V, boasting a running wattage of 6,700W alongside a starting wattage of 8,350W.

Operating with a noise level of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a vacuum cleaner), the generator starts up via a manual recoil starter system.

With a fuel capacity of 8 gallons, the P06701 can run for around 12 hours at 50% load when the tank is full (fuel consumption is approximately 0.67 gallons per hour).

The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the P06701 is not recommended due to its high THD (<25%).

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

Despite not having the 'RV Ready' status, this Firman generator provides the benefit of convenient RV compatibility through its L5-30R receptacle, enabling you to easily power your RV using an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, as the P06701 holds a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: you'll easily be able to connect it to your breaker box to power your home during a power outage.

Portability

At L28.4 x W27.5 x H26.8 in, the standard open frame design of the Firman P06701 delivers stability alongside easy maintenance access to components and good air cooling. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Despite its weight of 178 lbs, the generator is considered 'portable,' signifying its capability to be moved, albeit its heaviness may hinder easy transport. However, the constrained maneuverability is addressed with the assistance of its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle, allowing for easy shifting once the generator is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Firman P06701

The P06701's control panel

The control panel of the P06701 includes a convenient meter, displaying voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours information, helpful for the monitoring of its status and activity.

In addition to this info, a light indicator shows you if its oil levels are insufficient.

Benefiting from its built-in fuel gauge, the generator allows for easy and immediate gas level inspections.

As far as security is concerned, the generator comes with an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, providing peace of mind during use.

Beyond the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to assist with setup, the Firman P06701 ships with supplementary accessories: funnel, oil, cover and tool kit.

Product Videos

The Firman P06701 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Firman P06701 compare to generators of similar power (between 6500 and 7500 W).

  • Regarding weight, the Firman P06701 comes in at only 178 pounds, positioning itself as one of the lighter options among generators spanning from 6500 to 7500 in rated wattage. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Sportsman GEN85KIDF, standing at just 133 lbs.
  • This generator has a somewhat average expected noise for its power range, rated at 74 dBA. If you are concerned with noise, check out the Powerhorse 7500i, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 55 dBA.
  • Thanks to an impressive running time of around 12 hours at 50% load, the P06701 benefits from a higher run time than many generators of a similar output. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Predator 9000, boasting with around 13 hours.
  • While run time is vital, it hinges on the fuel capacity. To grasp the full picture, we must also factor in fuel efficiency. This generator reaches an estimated fuel consumption of 0.67 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, making it average, for the previously mentioned wattage range. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Energizer eZV7500, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.45 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 6500-7500W generators, the Firman P06701 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
  • Lightweight for its kind (178 lbs)
  • High run time
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (74 dBA)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • No electric start

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine389 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts6,700 W
Starting watts8,350 W
Running amps (@120/240V)55.8/27.9 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)69.6/34.8 amps
Run time @50% load12 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tankSteel, 8 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight178 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)28.4 x 27.5 x 26.8 in
Noise (lower limit)74 dBA
THD< 25%
ComplianceEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, cover, and wheel kit
Country of originChina
SeriesPerformance
UPC840876167014

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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 P06701 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 homeElectric fry pan15001500
Dish washer15003000
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Rice cooker650650
Total5342 W6842 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Rice cooker650650
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total5345 W5935 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Bug zapper8080
Total3730 W8230 W
Does it have fuel shutoff valve (Asked June 08, 2021)

The unit features a fuel shut-off valve above the engine.

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