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Ford FG6250P - 5250/6250W Portable Generator

The Ford FG6250P is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 5,250 W and a starting wattage of 6,250 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

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In short, the Ford FG6250P is a portable generator adequately designed for:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

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 FG6250P in use

The Ford FG6250P

Running on gasoline, the Ford FG6250P utilizes a 420 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke engine to deliver 120/240V, offering a running wattage of 5,250W and a starting wattage of 6,250W.

With a noise rating of 78 dBA (less noisy than a vacuum cleaner), the generator's ignition is facilitated by a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

With a fuel capacity of 6.6 gallons, the FG6250P may run for around 11 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.6 GPH).

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

Despite not meeting the 'RV Ready' criteria, this Ford generator grants the advantage of simple RV compatibility via its L5-30R receptacle, enabling you to conveniently power your RV by using an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, equipped with a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the FG6250P is engineered to be transfer switch ready, enabling simple hookup to your breaker box to provide backup power for your home during blackouts.

Portability

With dimensions of L30 x W29.5 x H25 in, the traditional open frame design of the Ford FG6250P ensures stability while allowing easy maintenance access to components and promoting effective air cooling. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

While the generator is considered to be technically 'portable' (in the sense that you can move it), manually lifting and transporting it may be challenging, due to its high weight of 167.6 lbs. Despite the restricted maneuverability, its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle provides a solution, allowing for convenient shifting once the generator is positioned on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Ford FG6250P

The FG6250P's control panel

One of the many FG6250P's features is the digital data center, included in its control panel, which conveniently provides information on the lifetime run hours and thus, helps you monitor its activity and status.

The generator allows for a quick, easy and convenient assessment of its gas level, as it is equipped with a built-in fuel gauge.

From a security standpoint, the product offers an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

Beyond the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to assist with setup, the Ford FG6250P ships with supplementary accessories: oil, tool kit and funnel.

The Ford FG6250P versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Ford FG6250P compare to generators of similar power (between 4500 and 5500 W).

  • At 167.6 lbs dry, the Ford FG6250P is consistent with the standard weight profile for devices ranging from 4500 to 5500 rated watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Champion 201238, with a dry weight of only 101.4 lbs.
  • When stacked up against other devices of similar running wattage, this generator's lowest possible noise rating of 78 dBA places it in the louder category. If you’d prefer a less noisy device, one of the most quiet devices, which share the same power range with this one, is the Honda EU7000iS, whose lowest noise levels reach just 52 dBA.
  • The FG6250P, falls within the average autonomy range compared to generators of a roughly same power, with a run time of around 11 hours at a 50% load and a full tank. For those prioritizing autonomy, the NorthStar c5500 could be considered, as it offers one of the longest run times among generators with similar power output, reaching around 15.1 hours.
  • Run time is a key metric, but it's dependent on the generator's fuel tank capacity. Therefore, discussing fuel efficiency is necessary for a complete understanding. Among generators of similar output, this generator ranks somewhat poorly in fuel efficiency, with an estimated consumption of 0.6 GPH at a 50% load. If you wish to get a unit of similar power, but with one of the best fuel efficiency, you could consider the WEN GN5602X, which has an impressively low fuel consumption of 0.35 GPH.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 4500-5500W generators, the Ford FG6250P 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
  • GFCI Outlets
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (167.6 lbs)
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • On the noisy side (78 dBA)
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine420 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty2 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts5,250 W
Starting watts6,250 W
Running amps (@120/240V)43.8/21.9 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)52.1/26 amps
Run time @50% load11 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank6.6 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight167.6 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)30 x 29.5 x 25 in
Noise (lower limit)78 dBA
THDUnknown
ComplianceEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, and wheel kit
UPC819699012122

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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 FG6250P 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 homeElectric fry pan15001500
Dish washer15003000
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Radio100100
Pair of small speakers4545
Total4195 W5695 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Toaster oven800800
Blender400850
Total4190 W4780 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Drain cleaner250250
Bug zapper8080
Total3530 W6230 W
What type of oil do I use that's best (Asked May 15, 2022)

For general, all temperature use, SAE10W-30 is recommended.

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