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Firman W03382 - 3300/3650W Inverter Generator With Electric Start

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Description

Quiet and fuel-efficient, the W03382 inverter portable generator, provides clean power for electronics and sensitive equipment. Best used for RV camping, tailgating and running multiple appliances. (source: Firman (opens in a new tab))

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In a few words, the Firman W03382 is a quiet and compact portable inverter generator perfectly suited for:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Handcrafting enthusiasts who wish to work on-the-go
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the extra features it benefits from.

Power & Run Time

The Firman W03382 in use

The Firman W03382

The Firman W03382's design includes a gasoline-fueled 193 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120V output, it gives a running wattage of 3,300W and also a peak wattage of 3,650W. Moreover, the parallel capability (Firman parallel kit (opens in a new tab) not included) enables increasing of power output when paired with another similar or compatible unit, providing increased energy capacity and versatility for a wide range of needs.

Operating with a noise rating of 58 dBA (less noisy than a quiet suburb), this inverter generator offers two starting options: a manual recoil starter system and an easy-to-use and reliable electric starter (battery included).

With a fuel capacity of 1.8 gallon, the W03382 may run for up to 10 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.18 GPH).

Thanks to its low <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), the W03382 produces a clean sine wave output, making it safe for your sensitive electronics when utilizing the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 3 AC outlets:

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

Furthermore, it showcases 2 DC outlets: there's a 12V 8A receptacle with which charging your batteries is made easy and a 5V USB port ideal for charging various electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Thanks to its TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer'), this Firman generator is RV Ready, making it ideal for powering recreational vehicles.

Portability

The Firman W03382 is distinguished by its enclosed inverter generator design (L23.2 x W17.8 x H17.9 in), providing improved aesthetics and quieter performance compared to traditional, open frame units. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

With a dry weight of 91 lbs, the W03382 is manageable, ensuring it can accompany you wherever you need power. Moreover, once it’s on the ground, its set of 2 wheels (⌀5") and its folding handle will allow you to shift it without effort.

Features

Panel of the Firman W03382

The W03382's control panel

For convenient monitoring of its status and activity, the control panel of the W03382 includes a convenient meter, offering voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours readings.

In addition to this info, the device’s light indicators will display if the oil level is too low, the generator is ready and the generator is on overload.

From a security standpoint, the generator is furnished with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), ensuring peace of mind during operation.

In addition to the traditional documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to help you get started promptly, the Firman W03382 also includes several accessories: battery charger, tool kit, battery charging cables, funnel and oil.

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The Firman W03382 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Firman W03382 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 2500 and 3500 W).

  • At 91 lbs in dry weight, the Firman W03382 fits well within the typical weight bracket for inverter generators producing 2500 to 3500 rated watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Pulsar PGD40iSCO, standing at just 46 lbs.
  • Since this inverter generator is rated for a lowest possible noise of 58 dBA, it can be considered as one of the more quiet of the products generating similar power. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Honda EU3000iS. With just 50 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • In terms of autonomy, the W03382 offers up to 10 hours at a 25% load, placing it at the lower range within its type and power range. If prolonged run time is essential to your needs, you could consider the Champion 200914, which offers one of the highest autonomy among devices with similar power output, lasting up to 22 hours.
  • Run time is a key metric, but it's dependent on the generator's fuel tank capacity. Therefore, discussing fuel efficiency is necessary for a complete understanding. When operating at 25% load, the inverter generator's fuel consumption is estimated at 0.18 GPH, placing it within the average range of gasoline usage among similarly powerful devices. If minimizing fuel usage is one of your key priorities, the Energizer eZV3500P is one of the most efficient devices with similar power output, with a gasoline consumption of only 0.13 gallons per hour.
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Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 2500-3500W inverter generators, the Firman W03382 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 (91 lbs)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • Relatively low run time

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine193 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts3,300 W
Starting watts3,650 W
Running amps27.5 amps
Peak amps30.4 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load10 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
Weight91 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 numbersW3650iE
UPC840876130810

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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 W03382 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 homeElectric fry pan15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Washing machine9001650
Pair of small speakers4545
Total2637 W3637 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Radiant heater13001300
Radio100100
Pair of small speakers4545
Total2635 W3225 W
For workGrinder14002500
Milk cooler11001800
Total2500 W3600 W

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    Mark Setchell July 7, 2021 at 5:14 pm
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    I have two of these generators. One is three years old. I think that for the money you can’t go wrong with this generators.

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    • Starts easily
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