Firman P08007 Spec Review

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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 is powered by a 439 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke engine. It delivers 120/240V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 8000W as well as a peak wattage of 10000W.

The generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism and also a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). It is rated for a noise of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a shower). For additional convenience, the P08007 may also be remotely started (key fob included).

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

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

While this Firman generator is not RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle can be used for a simple RV connection with an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, as it features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the P08007 is transfer switch ready: in case of a power outage, you will be easily able to connect it to a breaker box and power your household.

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.

As the generator's weight is 210.3 pounds, manually moving it or transporting it may be challenging, despite the fact that it is technically considered 'portable' (movable). However, its challenging mobility is solved by a wheel kit (⌀10") and a folding handle, which will ease its displacement, once it is on the floor.

Features

Panel of the Firman P08007

The P08007's control panel

To help you monitor the P08007's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the lifetime run hours and voltage.

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

The generator allows for a quick, easy and convenient assessment of its gas level, as it is equipped with a built-in fuel gauge.

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

Apart from the typical documentation and a user manual, which lets you start it right away, the Firman P08007 also is packed along with the following accessories: oil, tool kit, key fob, cover and funnel.

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, making it usable 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).

  • Having a dry weight of 210.3 lbs, the Firman P08007 belongs in the expected weight range for generators which produce 7500 to 8500 rated watts. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Lifan LF8750iEPL, weighing just 185 pounds.
  • This generator has a somewhat average expected noise for its power range, rated at 74 dBA. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the WEN GN9500, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 64 dBA.
  • With a run time of around 12 hours at 50% load, the P08007 has one of the higher run times, compared to its similarly powerful peers.
  • Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. This generator is one of the more fuel efficient models of the aforementioned output range, as its estimated fuel consumption reaches just 0.67 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Westinghouse WPro8500, with a fuel consumption of 0.55 GPH could be in your good books.

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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