Ford FG4050P - 3000/4050W Portable Generator

The Ford FG4050P is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 3,000 W and a starting wattage of 4,050 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

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In short, the Ford FG4050P is a portable generator adequately designed for:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device.

Power & Run Time

The Ford FG4050P's engine, 208 cc (7 hp) Ducar OHV 4-stroke, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120V. It provides a running wattage of 3,000W and reaches a peak wattage of 4,050W.

Featuring a noise rating of 76 dBA (less noisy than a vacuum cleaner), the generator utilizes a simple traditional pull-start mechanism for ignition.

The FG4050P's fuel tank holds 4 gallons, ensuring uninterrupted operation for around 11 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption approximately 0.36 GPH).

Outlets

The control panel features 5 AC outlets as follows:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R)
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

With its twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the FG4050P is configured to be transfer switch ready, allowing straightforward connection to your breaker box to supply backup power to your home during outages.

Portability

At L28 x W26 x H22 in, the Ford FG4050P boasts a traditional open frame structure, ensuring stability and allowing for convenient maintenance access to components, promoting air circulation. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 108.7 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. Nevertheless, the restricted maneuverability is counteracted by its wheel kit (⌀8") and its folding handle, enabling easy shifting once the generator is set in place.

Features

Panel of the Ford FG4050P

The FG4050P's control panel

Included in the control panel of the FG4050P, a digital data center assists in tracking its status and activity by providing details on the lifetime run hours.

The inclusion of a built-in fuel gauge in the generator streamlines gas level checks for quick and convenient assessments.

As for its security measures, the device features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), letting you use it with a peace of mind.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual, helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Ford FG4050P, the following accessories are also included: oil, tool kit and funnel.

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The Ford FG4050P versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Ford FG4050P compare to generators of similar power (between 2500 and 3500 W).

  • With a weight of 108.7 lbs, the Ford FG4050P sits in the heavier end of the spectrum among generators rated from 2500 to 3500. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Pulsar PGD40iSCO with only 46 pounds.
  • When stacked up against other devices of similar running wattage, this generator's lowest possible noise rating of 76 dBA places it in the louder category. If noise level is one your key decisive factors, you may find the Honda EU3000iS appealing. It's rated at 50 dBA, making it one of the quietest generators in its power range.
  • At a 50% load, the FG4050P offers around 11 hours of runtime on a full tank, placing it within the average autonomy range among generators of similar power level. If extended autonomy is what matters most to you, the Predator 4375 could be an excellent choice, offering one of the longest run times among units in its power category, reaching around 16 hours.
  • Run time is crucial, but it heavily relies on the fuel tank's capacity. Thus, considering fuel efficiency alongside is essential. Compared to similar devices, this generator is less fuel-efficient than most: it burns around 0.36 gallons of gasoline per hour at a 50% load. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.22 GPH, the Pulsar PGD40iSCO is a device you could look out for.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Several accessories included
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • On the heavy side (108.7 lbs)
  • On the noisy side (76 dBA)
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine208 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
WarrantyUnknown
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts3,000 W
Starting watts4,050 W
Running amps25 amps
Peak amps33.8 amps
Run time @50% load11 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank4 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight108.7 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)28 x 26 x 22 in
Noise (lower limit)76 dBA
THDUnknown
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, and wheel kit
UPC819699011606

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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

We currently do not have any warranty information regarding the Ford FG4050P.
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 generator sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeDish washer15003000
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Rice cooker650650
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total2397 W3897 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Toaster oven800800
Blender400850
Total2390 W2980 W
For workGrinder14002500
Reciprocating saw730960
Drain cleaner250250
Total2380 W3480 W
How much oil does it hold? (Asked October 24, 2020)

Engine oil capacity is 20 oz.

Can we have oil number (Asked July 15, 2021)

For general, all temperature use, SAE 10W30 is recommended.

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