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Firman W03383 - 3300/3650W Inverter Generator With Remote Start

The Firman W03383 is a quiet and compact inverter generator with a rated wattage of 3,300 W and a starting wattage of 3,650 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $899.99 - February 1, 2024
  • $1,099.99 - January 16, 2024
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Since: January 16, 2024
  • Highest Price: $1,099.99 - January 16, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $899.99 - February 1, 2024

Description

Quiet and fuel-efficient, the W03383 inverter portable generator, provides clean power for electronics and sensitive equipment. Best used for camping and tailgating. (source: Firman (opens in a new tab))

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In short, the Firman W03383 is a quiet and compact portable inverter generator adequately designed for:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source

Over the following sections, you'll uncover its power characteristics, the selection of outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it includes.

Power & Run Time

The Firman W03383 in use

The Firman W03383

Running on gasoline, the Firman W03383 utilizes a 193 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke engine to deliver 120V, offering a running wattage of 3,300W and a starting wattage of 3,650W. In addition, the device is parallel capable (Firman parallel kit (opens in a new tab) not included) and thus, can be linked to a similar or compatible unit for added power.

The inverter generator is rated for a noise of 58 dBA (less noisy than a refrigerator). Its starting mechanisms include a traditional recoil pull-start mechanism and an intuitive and practical electric starter (battery included). Additionally, the W03383 may be remotely started, enhancing user convenience (key fob included).

With its 1.8 gallon fuel tank, the W03383 can operate for up to 9 hours when fully fueled (with fuel usage averaging around 0.2 GPH).

With a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), the W03383 delivers a clean sine wave—essential for safeguarding your delicate electronics when plugged into its AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features 3 AC outlets as follows:

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

Furthermore, it has 2 DC outlets: there's a 12V 8A receptacle making battery charging a breeze and a 5V USB port enabling convenient charging of devices like mobile phones and tablets.

This Firman generator is RV Ready, as it features a TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer').

Portability

The Firman W03383 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. This modern design aims to provide an ideal power solution to recreational users.

The W03383 can be taken anywhere with you, thanks to its weight of 91 lbs. Moreover, its set of 2 wheels (⌀5") and its folding handle facilitate movement of the generator once it's on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Firman W03383

The W03383's control panel

The W03383 and its control panel include a convenient meter, showing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours metrics. This feature comes handy when monitoring its status and activity.

In addition to this info, light indicators on the device will signal if the generator is on overload, the generator is ready and its oil levels are insufficient.

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

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the Firman W03383 also is packed along with the following accessories: funnel, battery charging cables, oil, key fob, battery charger and tool kit.

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The Firman W03383 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Firman W03383 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 2500 and 3500 W).

  • With a dry weight of 91 pounds, the Firman W03383 finds itself in the expected weight range for inverter generators able to produce between 2500 and 3500 rated watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Pulsar PGD40iSCO, standing at just 46 lbs.
  • With a lowest possible noise of 58 dBA, this inverter generator places itself amongst the more quiet of the products delivering similar power. If you'd like a less noisy alternative, the Honda EU3000iS is a strong contender. It boasts a noise rating of 50 dBA, placing it among the quietest generators in its power category.
  • The W03383's autonomy is somewhat low end compared to devices of its type and power range, as it reaches only up to 9 hours at 25% load on a full tank. If wyou wish to prioritize autonomy, the Champion 200914 shines as one of the top contenders, offering one of the highest run times among generators with similar power output, totaling up to 22 hours.
  • Run time is crucial, but it heavily relies on the fuel tank's capacity. Thus, considering fuel efficiency alongside is essential. 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. To prioritize fuel savings, we advise considering the Energizer eZV3500P, which stands out for its gasoline efficiency, consuming just 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 W03383 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
  • Remote start
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Quiet for its power (58 dBA)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (91 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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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, Remote
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% 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 tankPlastic, 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, key fob, battery charger, battery charging cables, and battery
Country of originChina
SeriesWhisper
Other model numbersW3650iR
UPC840876133835

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 W03383 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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
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
Can it be used with a generlink (Asked May 26, 2021)

No. GenerLink requires a 240V, 4-pronged outlet. The unit only provides 120V.

Does this generator have two engine speeds? (Asked August 27, 2021)

The unit features an ECO mode, which allows the engine speed to idle during periods of non-use.

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