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Ford FG3050P - 2500/3050W Portable Generator

The Ford FG3050P is a compact open frame generator with a rated wattage of 2,500 W and a starting wattage of 3,050 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $299.99 - May 16, 2024
  • $399.00 - May 15, 2024
  • $329.99 - April 18, 2024
  • $369.00 - April 2, 2024
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Since: April 2, 2024
  • Highest Price: $399.00 - May 15, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $299.99 - May 16, 2024

Description

Zoom on the Ford FG3050P

In a nutshell, the Ford FG3050P is a compact portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials

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 Ford FG3050P in use

The Ford FG3050P

Featuring a 180 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke engine, the Ford FG3050P operates using gasoline, providing 120V, with a running wattage of 2,500W and a starting wattage of 3,050W.

Operating with a noise level of 68 dBA (less noisy than an office), the generator starts up via a classic hand-operated recoil starting mechanism.

With a full tank, the FG3050P can operate for around 11 hours at 50% load (fuel consumption around 0.36 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 4 gallons.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Moreover, it presents 3 DC outlets: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle offering a convenient battery charging option and two 5V USB ports enabling convenient charging of devices like mobile phones and tablets.

Portability

Measuring L23.3 x W17.2 x H18.5 in, the Ford FG3050P showcases a classic open frame layout, guaranteeing stability and simple maintenance access to components, while facilitating air circulation. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

The 92 lbs of the FG3050P's dry weight enables you to use it anywhere you will ever need. Moreover, the open frame structure of this generator makes it easy to grab and relocate.

Features

Panel of the Ford FG3050P

The FG3050P's control panel

The control panel of the FG3050P includes a digital data center, which assists you in monitoring its status and activity, as it provides information on the lifetime run hours.

Equipped with a built-in fuel gauge, the generator facilitates swift gas level checks.

Considering security aspects, the generator boasts an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, offering peace of mind throughout operation.

Beyond the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to assist with setup, the Ford FG3050P ships with supplementary accessories: oil, funnel and tool kit.

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The Ford FG3050P versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Ford FG3050P compare to generators of similar power (between 2000 and 3000 W).

  • With a dry weight of 92 pounds, the Ford FG3050P finds itself in the expected weight range for generators able to produce between 2000 and 3000 rated watts. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the WEN 56360i, weighing just 46.3 pounds.
  • If compared to generators capable of producing a similar running wattage, this generator with a lowest emitted noise of 68 dBA can be considered somewhat noisy. 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.
  • With around 11 hours of runtime at 50% load, the FG3050P provides a higher run time when compared to similarly powerful products. If you consider autonomy on a single full tank as one of the deciding factors, one of the generators in the same power range that offers the highest run time is the Pulsar PG3250, with around 16 hours.
  • While the run time is an important parameter, it is dependent on the fuel tank's capacity and thus, doesn't say much on its own unless we consider fuel consumption as well. This generator is rather wasteful, compared to other devices within the aforementioned output range, when it comes to gasoline consumption, as it reaches roughly 0.36 GPH at a 50% load. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Cummins Onan P2500i. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.13 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 2000-3000W generators, the Ford FG3050P 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
  • High run time
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (92 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • On the noisy side (68 dBA)
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Ford FG3050P and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine180 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty2 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts2,500 W
Starting watts3,050 W
Running amps20.8 amps
Peak amps25.4 amps
Run time @50% load11 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
2x 5V USB port
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank4 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight92 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)23.3 x 17.2 x 18.5 in
Noise (lower limit)68 dBA
THDUnknown
ComplianceEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, and tool kit
UPC819699011422

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About Ford

Even though Ford is most commonly known for Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company, the historically renowned US-based car manufacturer founded in 1903, its trademark appears on various other products, including power equipment. Ford Power Equipment sells affordable portable generators, water pumps and pressure washers. While generators are licensed under the Ford trademark, they are in fact manufactured and distributed by Pulsar Inc., which manufactures its products in Asia. However, the company promises great customer service, pre-delivery testing, and their products receive overall very good reviews.

Warranty Information

The Ford FG3050P is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Ford generators, please contact the Ford Customer Support: 1-866-591-8921.

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 homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Slow cooker270270
Total1962 W2962 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Toaster oven800800
Total1990 W2580 W
For workGrinder14002500
Drain cleaner250250
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Total1900 W3000 W

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