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Ford FG3050P Spec Review

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The Ford FG3050P is a compact open frame portable generator with a rated wattage of 2500 W and a starting wattage of 3050 W.

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Description

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

  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • Handcrafting enthusiasts who wish to work on-the-go
  • 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, including its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Ford FG3050P in use

The Ford FG3050P

The Ford FG3050P houses a 180 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 2500W along with a peak wattage of 3050W.

The generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism. It is rated for a noise of 68 dBA (less noisy than background music).

The fuel capacity of 4 gallons allows the FG3050P to operate for around 11 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.36 GPH).

Here are a few examples of what this generator could allow you to simultaneously power:Note: Not all of these items may be able to start at the same time. These examples are based on a maximum load of 75 % and on wattage estimates. Use our wattage calculator to find out if this product will be suitable for your needs.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Additionally, it features 3 DC outlets: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle allowing you to easily charge your batteries and two 5V USB ports allowing you to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

Portability

The Ford FG3050P has the following dimensions: L23.3 x W17.2 x H18.5 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

The FG3050P's dry weight of 92 lbs lets you use its power anywhere needed. Additionally, the generator’s mobility is also improved by its open frame design, as it can be easily grabbed and displaced.

Features

Panel of the Ford FG3050P

The FG3050P's control panel

The control panel of the FG3050P includes , helpful for the monitoring of its status and activity.

A built-in fuel gauge allows for a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the generator.

Security-wise, this product benefits from an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.

Apart from the typical documentation and a user manual, which lets you start it right away, the Ford FG3050P also is packed along with the following accessories: oil, funnel and tool kit.

Emissions

The Ford FG3050P is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, making it usable in forested areas.

Product Video

Video of the Ford FG3050P

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).

  • At a weight of 92 pounds, the Ford FG3050P places in the expected weight range of the generators in the 2000-3000 rated wattage range. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Westinghouse iGen2500 with only 48 pounds.
  • When compared to devices able to produce a similar running wattage, this generator and its lowest emitted noise of 68 dBA is on the noisier side. If you are concerned with noise, check out the Honda EU3000iS, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 50 dBA.
  • Offering 11 hours of running time on a full tank at 50% load, the FG3050P is within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful generators. 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 20 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. Compared to its peers, this generator is not exactly fuel efficient, compared to similarly powerful devices, with an estimated fuel consumption of 0.36 GPH at a 50% load. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.13 GPH, the Westinghouse iGen2500 is a device you should look out for.

Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, 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
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (92 lbs)
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • On the noisy side (68 dBA)
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Where to buy the Ford FG3050P?

You can easily buy your Ford generator online. You will benefit from a convenient delivery and avoid carrying the heavy package yourself. Here are a few reliable online sellers:
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  • $349.07 - September 10, 2019
  • $337.07 - August 21, 2019
  • $332.70 - July 14, 2019
  • $329.30 - June 17, 2019
Since: June 17, 2019
  • Highest Price: $349.07 - September 10, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $329.30 - June 17, 2019

Features and Specifications

General

InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine180 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil

Power

VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts2500 W
Starting watts3050 W
Running amps20.8 amps
Peaks amps25.4 amps
Run time @50% load11 h
Run time @25% loadN/A

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
Dimensions (L x W x H)23.3 x 17.2 x 18.5 in
Noise (lower limit)68 dBA
THDN/A
EmissionsEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel and tool kit
Warranty2 years

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.

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.

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