Firman P08004 - 8000/10000W Portable Generator With Remote Start

The Firman P08004 is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 8,000 W and a starting wattage of 10,000 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

The P08004 is a larger open frame portable generator, perfect for portable backup power during an emergency, or for construction. This generator features 10000 starting watts and 8000 running watts, with a recoil, electric and remote start for ease of use. (source: Firman (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Firman P08004

In summary, the Firman P08004 is a portable generator especially useful for:

  • Food truck owners who want to ensure that their business is fully self-contained and does not rely on potentially unreliable external power
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the extra features it benefits from.

Power & Run Time

With a 439 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke engine, the Firman P08004 operates on gasoline, providing 120/240V, with a running wattage of 8,000W and a starting wattage of 10,000W.

Enjoying a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a dishwasher), this generator can be started thanks to a simple traditional pull-start mechanism, but also to an intuitive and practical electric starter (battery included). Additionally, the P08004 features remote starting, offering users increased convenience (key fob included).

With its 8 gallons fuel tank, the P08004 can operate for around 12 hours at 50% load when fully fueled (with fuel usage averaging around 0.67 GPH).

Since the P08004 has a high THD (<25%), it is advisable to not use it for the powering of sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel features 5 AC outlets as follows:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

If your RV requires a 50-amp service, consider this Firman unit RV-ready, as it includes a 14-50R outlet. In addition, since it features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the P08004 is tailored to be transfer switch ready, making it easy to connect it to your breaker box for home power support during outages.

Portability

Measuring L28.4 x W27.9 x H26.8 in, the Firman P08004 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.

Despite its weight of 210.3 lbs, the generator is considered 'portable,' signifying its capability to be moved, albeit its heaviness may hinder easy transport. 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.

Features

Panel of the Firman P08004

The P08004's control panel

The control panel of the P08004 is equipped with a convenient meter, offering voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours readings, aiding in monitoring its status and activity.

In addition to this info, a light indicator serves to show you when its oil levels are insufficient.

The inclusion of a built-in fuel gauge in the generator streamlines gas level checks for quick and convenient assessments.

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.

Alongside the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) for quick setup, the Firman P08004 is bundled with additional accessories: tool kit, funnel, oil and key fob.

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The Firman P08004 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Firman P08004 compare to generators of similar power (between 7500 and 8500 W).

  • As its weight is 210.3 pounds, the Firman P08004 falls in the expected weight range of the devices in the 7500-8500 rated wattage category. if you wish to prioritize weight, the Westinghouse ecoGen10000 is one of the top contenders in its power category, weighing only 147.7 pounds.
  • Given its rated noise level of 74 dBA, this generator aligns with the average expected noise rating for devices of similar power. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the DuroMax XP9500iH, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 61 dBA.
  • Thanks to an impressive running time of around 12 hours at 50% load, the P08004 benefits from a higher run time than many generators of a similar output. For those prioritizing autonomy, the Champion 100416 could be considered, as it offers one of the longest run times among generators with similar power output, reaching around 12.5 hours.
  • Run time is a key metric, but it's dependent on the generator's fuel capacity. Therefore, discussing fuel efficiency is necessary to get the full picture. This generator is one of the more fuel-efficient options in its power range, consuming approximately 0.67 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. If you wish to get a unit of similar power, but with one of the best fuel efficiency, you could consider the Cummins Onan P9500df, which has an impressively low fuel consumption of 0.6 GPH.

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The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Several accessories included
  • 4 different AC outlet types
  • Remote start
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (210.3 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (74 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:

The Firman P08004 doesn't have any notably low specs.

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine439 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts8,000 W
Starting watts10,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)66.7/33.3 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)83.3/41.7 amps
Run time @50% load12 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tankSteel, 8 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight210.3 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)28.4 x 27.9 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, key fob, battery, and wheel kit
Country of originChina
SeriesPerformance
UPC840876180044

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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 P08004 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 homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Electric fry pan15001500
Dish washer15003000
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Security system180180
Total6372 W7872 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Satelite receiver250250
Total6390 W6980 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Paint sprayer600600
Bug zapper8080
Total5480 W9980 W
Can this model be converted to propane? Is there a conversion kit? (Asked September 04, 2019)

To our knowledge, there is no official Firman propane conversion kit. You may want to have a look at the H08051, which is already dual fuel and has the same power output. It doesn't have the remote start, though.

Can I turn it off with just the remote for overnight? (Asked September 24, 2022)

The remote can be used for both remote start and remote stop.

Will it protect all electronics (Asked March 21, 2023)

The unit is not suitable for powering equipment that contains sensitive electronic components.

Is this unit compatible with Generlink (Asked December 20, 2023)

GenerLink provides a list of units that were tested as compatible (opens in a new tab). As of today, the Firman P08004 is on this list.

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