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Ford FG5250PBR - 4250/5250W Dual Fuel Generator With Remote Start

The Ford FG5250PBR is a portable open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 4,250 W and a starting wattage of 5,250 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $549.00 - April 15, 2024
  • $628.00 - April 15, 2024
  • $629.00 - April 11, 2024
  • $628.00 - April 9, 2024
  • $629.00 - March 27, 2024
  • $630.00 - March 26, 2024
  • $629.00 - March 26, 2024
  • $630.00 - March 25, 2024
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Since: May 26, 2023
  • Highest Price: $630.00 - December 22, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $539.00 - December 7, 2023

Description

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In summary, the Ford FG5250PBR is a portable generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures

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 Ford FG5250PBR in use

The Ford FG5250PBR

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the Ford FG5250PBR provides a 120/240V output and offers both versatility and power. When utilizing gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 4,250W and a starting wattage of 5,250W. Alternatively, when operating on propane, it provides 3,800 running watts and 4,750 starting watts.

Ford’s patented Switch & Go technology allows you to switch from propane to gasoline or from gasoline to propane while the generator is running.

Operating with a noise rating of 76 dBA (less noisy than a shower), this generator offers two starting options: a simple traditional pull-start mechanism and a practical and straightforward electric starter (battery included). Additionally, the FG5250PBR may be remotely started, enhancing user convenience (key fob included).

In terms of run time, the FG5250PBR, boasting a 4 gallons fuel tank, can run for around 11 hours at 50% load on a full tank of gasoline (with fuel consumption averaging 0.36 gallons per hour). Additionally, it provides around 9 hours (estimation based on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.52 GPH) of operation with propane.

Outlets

The control panel is equipped with the following 4 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle

Featuring a TT-30R receptacle (TT for 'Travel Trailer'), this Ford generator is RV Ready, designed specifically for use with recreational vehicles. In addition, the FG5250PBR's twist-lock L14-30R receptacle makes it transfer switch ready, enabling hassle-free connection to your breaker box for powering your home during outages.

Portability

Measuring L28 x W21 x H20 in, the classic open frame construction of the Ford FG5250PBR provides stability while enabling convenient maintenance access to components and adequate air cooling. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

Despite its weight of 108 lbs, the generator is still considered 'portable,' meaning it is movable, although its heftiness may restrict portability in certain environments or require additional considerations for transportation and setup. 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 FG5250PBR

The FG5250PBR's control panel

For easy status and activity monitoring of the FG5250PBR, its control panel integrates a digital data center, offering insights into the lifetime run hours.

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

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

Alongside the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) for quick setup, the Ford FG5250PBR is bundled with additional accessories: propane hose, tool kit, funnel, oil and key fob.

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The Ford FG5250PBR versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Ford FG5250PBR compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • Having a dry weight of 108 lbs, the Ford FG5250PBR belongs in the expected weight range for dual fuel generators which produce 3500 to 4500 rated watts. If weight is a key factor for your needs, the WEN DF402iX is noteworthy for being one of the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 66.1 pounds.
  • When compared to devices able to produce a similar running wattage, this generator and its lowest emitted noise of 76 dBA is on the noisier side. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Westinghouse iGen4500DF, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 52 dBA.
  • With around 11 hours of runtime at a 50% load on a full tank, the FG5250PBR is in line with the average autonomy range for dual fuel generators of comparable power. 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 Westinghouse iGen4500DF, with around 15 hours.
  • Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator. When operating at 50% load, the generator's fuel consumption is estimated at 0.36 GPH, placing it within the average range of gasoline usage among similarly powerful devices. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Westinghouse iGen4500DF, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.23 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3500-4500W dual fuel generators, the Ford FG5250PBR 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
  • Remote start
  • Switch & Go technology
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (108 lbs)
  • Decent run time
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the noisy side (76 dBA)

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine224 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty2 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts4,250 W3,800 W
Starting watts5,250 W4,750 W
Running amps (@120/240V)35.4/17.7 amps31.7/15.8 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)43.8/21.9 amps39.6/19.8 amps
Run time @50% load11 h9 h *
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank4 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight108 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)28 x 21 x 20 in
Noise (lower limit)76 dBA
THDUnknown
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, key fob, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit

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.
* Propane runtime is our own estimation, based on a 20 lbs tank and NIST 1994 GGE (Gasoline Gallon Equivalent) formula: 5.66 lbs of propane = 1 gal of gasoline.

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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 FG5250PBR 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 generator sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeElectric fry pan15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Security system180180
Total3372 W4372 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Blender400850
Total3390 W3980 W
For workTable saw18004500
Reciprocating saw730960
Total2530 W5230 W
Does the Ford portable generator dual fuel and remote start have its own regulator? (Asked April 09, 2024)

The unit comes with a single-stage regulator.

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