Firman W01783 Spec Review

The Firman W01783 is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1700 W and a starting wattage of 2100 W.

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Description

The W01783 is an inverter generator, having low THD (clean power for electronics and sensitive equipment), quiet operation and fuel-efficient economy mode. It’s ergonomic encasing and lightweight design makes it easy to transport for those weekend camping getaways. This generator features 2100 starting watts and 1700 running watts and a neutral bonded to frame, perfect for boating with a reliable recoil start system. (source: Firman (opens in a new tab))

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In summary, the Firman W01783 is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools

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 W01783's engine, 80 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120V. It provides a running wattage of 1700W and reaches a peak wattage of 2100W.

At a noise rating of 54 dBA (just slightly more noisy than rainfall), the inverter generator is started via a conventional pull-start mechanism.

The W01783 can operate for up to 10 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.09 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 0.9 gallon.

Delicate electronics can be plugged in an AC outlets safely, as the W01783 generates a clean sine wave, reaching a <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD).

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Additionally, it features 2 DC outlets: there's a 12V 5A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle with which charging your batteries is made easy and a 5V USB port with which you may charge electronics, for example mobile phones or tablets, conveniently.

Portability

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L20 x W12.1 x H16.7 in), the Firman W01783, is more esthetical than a typical, open frame generator. The generator has a contemporary design, convenient for recreationally generating power.

Since the W01783 weighs only 45.9 lbs, it can be labeled as a portable lightweight generator. The device can be easily moved by just one person and thus, its power may be enjoyed on-the-go. This convenience is further enhanced thanks to its handle (molded in the case) that allows you to carry it with ease.

Features

Panel of the Firman W01783

The W01783's control panel

Some light indicators allow you to instantly see if the oil level is too low, the generator is on overload and the generator is ready.

As for its security measures, the device features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), letting you use it with a peace of mind.

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the Firman W01783 also is packed along with the following accessories: tool kit, funnel, battery charging cables and oil.

Emissions

The Firman W01783 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this generator is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, which makes it suitable for use in forested areas.

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The Firman W01783 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Firman W01783 compare to generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • As far as its dry weight is concerned, the Firman W01783 weighs just 45.9 pounds and thus, it is one of the lighter 1500 to 2500 rated wattage generators. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Champion 200949, with a dry weight of only 38.6 lbs.
  • With a lowest noise rating of 54 dBA, the inverter generator is one of the more quiet of the generators of similar power. 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.
  • The W01783, offering a run time of up to 10 hours with a full tank at a 25% load, falls within the average autonomy range when compared to its peers. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Westinghouse WGen2000, which is able to run for up to 26 hours.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. This inverter generator, with an estimated fuel consumption of just 0.09 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, is one of the more fuel efficient generators, for the previously mentioned wattage range. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Predator 2000, with a fuel consumption of 0.08 GPH could be in your good books.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Several accessories included
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (45.9 lbs)
  • Quiet for its power (54 dBA)
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start
  • No parallel ports

Do you own the Firman W01783 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine80 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts1700 W
Starting watts2100 W
Running amps14.2 amps
Peaks amps17.5 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load10 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 12V 5A (cigarette lighter style)
1x 5V USB port
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tankPlastic, 0.9 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%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, and battery charging cables
Warranty3 years
SeriesWhisper
Other model numbersW2100i

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 W01783 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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Washing machine9001650
Total1092 W2092 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Game console150150
Total1340 W1930 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total1340 W1340 W

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    Clarence Wolkenhauer January 12, 2021 at 4:24 am
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    In my book this a good generator and I would recomend it.

    + PROS:
    • First 1 ran great for a while then would not come off eco mode. Contacted custermer service had me do some test could't fix so sent me a new one plus return shipping this one has worked great. Very Quiet
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