Firman P08007 Spec Review

The Firman P08007 is an open frame portable generator with a rated wattage of 8000 W and a starting wattage of 10000 W.

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Description

The FIRMAN P08007 lives within our largest class of performance generators. With a whopping 10000 watts and 50A of power, the P08007 will do anything you need. Our Max Pro Series 439cc engine runs cool and efficient thanks to the Phoenix Fat Head Block. Running at 74 dB, this generator is remote/electric start and Canada emissions certified. With an 8gal fuel tank, this beast will run for 12hrs and has a remote starting distance of up to 168ft. (source: Firman)

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In summary, the Firman P08007 is a portable generator especially useful for food van owners and people participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals.

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 P08007 in use

The Firman P08007

The Firman P08007's build contains a gasoline-fueled 439 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120/240V output, it gives a running wattage of 8000W and also a peak wattage of 10000W.

At a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a shower), this generator can be started via a simple traditional pull-start mechanism, or a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). The P08007 can also be remotely started, offering further convenience. (key fob included).

Thanks to a fuel capacity of 8 gallons, the P08007 can operate for around 12 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.67 GPH).

Outlets

The control panel features the following 5 AC outlets:

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

Even though this Firman generator isn't quite RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle allows an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the P08007 is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

With its dimensions of L28.4 x W27.9 x H26.8 in, the conventional, open frame design of the Firman P08007 offers stability and allows the generator to be raised above ground level. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

While the generator is considered to be technically 'portable' (in the sense that you can move it), manually lifting and transporting it may be challenging, due to its high weight of 210.3 lbs. However, this lack of maneuverability is compensated by a wheel kit (⌀10") and a folding handle, with which you can conveniently displace it, once it's on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Firman P08007

The P08007's control panel

A digital data center, one of the features of the P08007’s control panel, gives you information on the voltage and lifetime run hours, and thus, is helpful for the monitoring of its activity and status.

In addition to this info, a light indicator serves to show you when the oil level is too low.

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

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual to get you promptly started, the Firman P08007 also comes with some accessories: key fob, funnel, cover, tool kit and oil are included.

Emissions

The Firman P08007 is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor and therefore, can be used in forested areas.

The Firman P08007 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Firman P08007 compare to generators of similar power (between 7500 and 8500 W).

  • As its weight is 210.3 pounds, the Firman P08007 falls in the expected weight range of the devices in the 7500-8500 rated wattage category. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Lifan LF8750iEPL, weighing just 185 pounds.
  • Since the generator's noise is rated at 74 dBA, it has the roughly average expected noise for a device of similar power. If you are concerned with noise, check out the WEN GN9500, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 64 dBA.
  • Thanks to an impressive running time of around 12 hours at 50% load, the P08007 benefits from one of the highest run time of generators of a similar output.
  • The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. With an estimated gasoline consumption of 0.67 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, this generator is among the more fuel efficient of the products in the above-mentioned wattage range. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Westinghouse WPro8500, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.55 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Several accessories included
  • Remote start
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (210.3 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (74 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Not CARB-compliant

Do you own the Firman P08007 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General

InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine439 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote

Power

VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts8000 W
Starting watts10000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)66.7/33.3 amps
Peaks amps (@120/240V)83.3/41.7 amps
Run time @50% load12 h
Run time @25% loadN/A

Features

GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets1x 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 centerLifetime run hours and voltage
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank8 gal
Fuel gaugeYes

Misc

Weight210.3 lbs
Dimensions (L x W x H)28.4 x 27.9 x 26.8 in
Noise (lower limit)74 dBA
THDN/A
EmissionsEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, key fob and cover
Warranty3 years

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.

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 P08007 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-844-FIRMAN1 (844-347-6261).

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