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Firman W03082 - 3000/3300W Inverter Generator With Electric Start

The Firman W03082 is a quiet and compact inverter generator with a rated wattage of 3,000 W and a starting wattage of 3,300 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $1,124.99 - March 2, 2024
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  • Highest Price: $1,124.99 - March 2, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $1,110.99 - February 1, 2024

Description

The W03082 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 integrated wheel kit makes it easy to transport for those weekend camping getaways. (source: Firman (opens in a new tab))

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In a few words, the Firman W03082 is a quiet and compact portable inverter generator perfectly suited for:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go

In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability, and any additional features of the device shall be discussed.

Power & Run Time

The Firman W03082 in use

The Firman W03082

The Firman W03082 is powered by a 171 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke engine. It delivers 120V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 3,000W as well as a peak wattage of 3,300W. In addition, the parallel capability (Firman parallel kit (opens in a new tab) not included) empowers doubling of power output when linked to another similar or compatible unit, ensuring expanded energy capacity and reliability for various applications.

The inverter generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism and also a no-fuss and convenient electric starter (battery included). It is rated for a noise of 58 dBA (less noisy than a quiet suburb).

Featuring a 1.8 gallon fuel tank, the W03082 can provide power for up to 9 hours on a full tank (with fuel consumption averaging 0.2 gallons per hour).

As the W03082 produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), sensitive electronics may be plugged in the AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 3 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle

In addition, it provides 2 DC outlets: there's a 12V 8A receptacle with which charging your batteries is made easy and a 5V USB port with which charging of electronics like mobile phones and tablets is made convenient.

Equipped with a TT-30R receptacle (TT representing 'Travel Trailer'), this Firman generator is RV Ready, ensuring compatibility with recreational vehicles.

Portability

As an inverter generator, the Firman W03082 showcases a closed design (L23.2 x W17.8 x H17.9 in), enhancing aesthetics and ensuring quieter operation compared to conventional, open frame models. This type of design is the most modern and convenient way to recreationally generate power.

Weighing 90 lbs, the W03082 is easily handled, ensuring it can go wherever your power needs are. Additionally, its set of 2 wheels (⌀5") and its folding handle will allow for simple relovation of the generator once it's on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Firman W03082

The W03082's control panel

The W03082's status and activity may be monitored conveniently via the control panel, as it features a convenient meter, displaying voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours information.

In addition to this info, the device’s light indicators will display if the generator is overloaded, the generator is ready and its oil levels are insufficient.

In terms of security, the generator features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), ensuring peace of mind during its use.

Beyond the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to assist with setup, the Firman W03082 ships with supplementary accessories: oil, battery charger, tool kit, funnel and battery charging cables.

The Firman W03082 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Firman W03082 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 2500 and 3500 W).

  • With a dry weight of 90 pounds, the Firman W03082 finds itself in the expected weight range for inverter generators able to produce between 2500 and 3500 rated watts. If weight is an important consideration for you, the Pulsar PGD40iSCO stands out as one of the top contenders in this power category, with a dry weight of 46 pounds.
  • As its lowest possible noise is rated at 58 dBA, this inverter generator qualifies as one of the more quiet of the products of similar type and power. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may want to take a look at the Honda EU3000iS. It's one of the quietest options among generators of similar power, rated at 50 dBA.
  • Regarding its autonomy, the autonomy of the W03082, reaching up to 9 hours at a 25% load, can be considered as low end, compared to other inverters of a roughly equal output. For those prioritizing autonomy, the Champion 200914 could be considered, as it offers one of the longest run times among generators with similar power output, reaching up to 22 hours.
  • Though run time is a significant parameter, it's closely tied to the generator's fuel tank size. To get a comprehensive understanding, fuel efficiency must also be taken into account. This inverter generator is somewhat less fuel-efficient than devices of comparable output: its estimated fuel consumption reaches 0.2 GPH at a 25% load. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.13 GPH, the Energizer eZV3500P is a device you could look out for.
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Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 2500-3500W inverter generators, the Firman W03082 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this generator nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
  • Electric start
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Quiet for its power (58 dBA)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (90 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine171 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts3,000 W
Starting watts3,300 W
Running amps25 amps
Peak amps27.5 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load9 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A receptacle
1x 5V USB port
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tankSteel, 1.8 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight90 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)23.2 x 17.8 x 17.9 in
Noise (lower limit)58 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, battery charger, battery charging cables, and battery
Country of originChina
SeriesWhisper
Other model numbersW3300iE
UPC840876130827

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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 W03082 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 homeDish washer15003000
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Radio100100
Total1792 W3292 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Toaster oven800800
Blender400850
Total2390 W2980 W
For workGrinder14002500
Reciprocating saw730960
Total2130 W3230 W
Can we start and stop the generator remote?? or is it an option??? (Asked February 28, 2021)

The unit exists in another version, the W03083 which has a remote start.

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