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Firman W01682 - 1600/2000W Inverter Generator

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Price history for the Firman W01682
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  • $249.99 - June 12, 2024
  • $299.99 - April 17, 2024
  • $235.99 - April 5, 2024
  • $249.99 - December 2, 2023
  • $299.99 - December 1, 2023
  • $234.99 - November 17, 2023
  • $249.99 - October 18, 2023
  • $449.99 - October 15, 2023
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Since: August 3, 2023
  • Highest Price: $449.99 - October 15, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $234.99 - November 17, 2023

Description

The W01682 inverter portable generator is a campers must have. Enjoy the great outdoors in comfort. Best used for camping, tailgating and recreational use power supply. (source: Firman (opens in a new tab))

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In a few words, the Firman W01682 is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator perfectly suited for:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • RV travellers looking for even more independence

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 W01682 in use

The Firman W01682

The Firman W01682's core is the 80 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, which runs on gasoline. With an output of 120V, it provides a running wattage of 1,600W and a peak wattage of 2,000W. Moreover, the parallel capability (parallel kit included) enables power output to double when paired with another similar or compatible unit, providing increased energy capacity and versatility for a wide range of needs.

The inverter generator is rated for a noise of 54 dBA (just slightly more noisy than rainfall). Its starting mechanism is based on a traditional recoil pull-start mechanism.

Thanks to its 0.9 gallon fuel tank, the W01682 can run continuously for up to 9 hours on a full tank (with an average fuel consumption of approximately 0.1 GPH).

The W01682 produces a clean sine wave: thanks to a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), your sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 2 AC outlets:

120V 20A (5-20R) receptacle
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle

Furthermore, it has 1 DC outlet: there's a 5V USB port with which charging of electronics like mobile phones and tablets is made convenient.

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 (included).

Portability

With an inverter generator design, the Firman W01682 features a closed construction (L20 x W12.1 x H16.7 in), enhancing aesthetics and ensuring reduced noise levels, offering a distinct advantage over standard, open frame generators. This type of design is the most modern and convenient way to recreationally generate power.

Weighing just 45.9 lbs, the W01682 can be considered a lightweight portable generator. A single person should have no trouble moving it around, ensuring power availability on the go. In addition, a handle (molded in the case) lets you carry it easily and further increases its convenience.

Features

Panel of the Firman W01682

The W01682's control panel

The light indicators show you if the generator is ready, the oil level is too low and the generator is overloaded.

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

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the Firman W01682 also is packed along with the following accessories: oil, RV adapter, funnel and tool kit.

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The Firman W01682 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Firman W01682 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • At 45.9 lbs dry, the Firman W01682 is consistent with the standard weight profile for inverters ranging from 1500 to 2500 rated watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Genmax GM2000i, standing at just 34.2 lbs.
  • The inverter generator's noise output, rated at 54 dBA, falls within the average range expected for devices in its type and power range. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Honda EU2200i, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 48 dBA.
  • As for its runtime, the W01682 runs for up to 9 hours at a 25% load, placing it towards the low end among comparable inverters. If prolonged run time is essential to your needs, you could consider the DuroMax XP2300iH, which offers one of the highest autonomy among devices with similar power output, lasting up to 13 hours.
  • While run time matters, it's heavily influenced by the fuel tank's capacity. Hence, it's important to consider fuel efficiency alongside. This inverter generator can be considered as fuel-efficient, due to its low estimated fuel consumption of only 0.1 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, within the aforementioned wattage range. If you're placing a high priority on fuel consumption, the DuroMax XP2300iH, with a low fuel consumption rate of 0.08 GPH, could be an option to consider.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Firman W01682 vs Firman W01781.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the Firman W01682 is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget generator.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Several accessories included
  • RV adapter included
  • Parallel kit included
  • Inverter
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (45.9 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (54 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • Relatively low run time

Do you own the Firman W01682 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine80 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts1,600 W
Starting watts2,000 W
Running amps13.3 amps
Peak amps16.7 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load9 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 1x 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
DC outlets1x 5V USB port
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank0.9 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight45.9 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)20 x 12.1 x 16.7 in
Noise (lower limit)54 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, RV adapter, and parallel cables
Country of originChina
SeriesWhisper
Other model numbersW2000i
UPC840876116821

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.

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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 W01682 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 sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Toaster oven800800
Total992 W1992 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Bug zapper8080
Total1270 W1860 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Total1260 W1260 W
Will it be better to buy two of these 1600 running watts and parallel them together to get 3200 watts or buy the single 3000 running watts generator (Asked March 05, 2021)

That's essentially a matter of taste and/or budget. Either way has its pros and cons.

What is the total output if I run two of the WO1682 units together? Thank you. Don (Asked July 06, 2021)

3200W with a 30-amp parallel kit.

What type oil does it take (Asked August 28, 2021)

For general, all-temperature use, SAE 10W-30 is recommended.

when you shut the fuel off will it run and empty the carburetor of fuel to keep carb cleaned out (Asked September 17, 2021)

When the fuel shut-off valve is closed, the generator will keep running until fuel starvation has stopped the engine.

What is the oil capacity of the W01682 (Asked December 23, 2021)

Engine oil capacity is 12.9 oz.

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    I’ve owned this generator for about 18 months now, and bought it for our truck camper. I’ve recently had the opportunity to lean on it during a 2+ day power outage here in CA, and it continues to impress, running two refrigerator/freezer units at the same time for hours on end, even in eco mode! I bought it at Costco at a bargain price and I’m really impressed by the size (fits in one of my exterior RV hatches with room to spare) weight, power and efficiency- runs for hours and hours on less than a gallon of gas, even at high loads. Firman also was great in sending me high altitude jets for winter camping in the Sierra at no charge once I registered the product. Pat attention to the need to break in your generator properly and I’m confident this unit will serve you well for a long time- quiet, efficient, lightweight power with a maximum of 3 pulls every time! (And 3 pulls only because I turn off the fuel supply to let it run itself dry between each use.) Great generator, awesome value!

    + PROS:
    • Lightweight, powerful, efficient, quiet on eco mode and a bargain price
    - CONS:
    • Oil fill and service point is behind 5 screws. One flaw in an otherwise flawless generator.
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    Michael Briskey March 24, 2021 at 1:51 pm
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    I purchased this generator to power tools for my racing. Excellent choice and outstanding value.

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