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Generac GP3300 Spec Review

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The Generac GP3300 (6432) is an open frame portable generator with a rated wattage of 3300 W and a starting wattage of 3750 W.

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Description

An affordable solution for recreational applications. Perfect size for tailgating,camping and power tool use. (source: Generac)

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In a nutshell, the Generac GP3300 is a portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • Handcrafting enthusiasts who wish to work on-the-go
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, the extra features it benefits from and any relevant emission compliance details.

Power & Run Time

The Generac GP3300 in use

The Generac GP3300

The Generac GP3300's core is the 163 cc (208 hp) Generac OHV 4-stroke engine, which runs on gasoline. With an output of 120/240V, it provides a running wattage of 3300W and a peak wattage of 3750W.

This generator gets running thanks to a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

The GP3300 can operate for around 10.3 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.33 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 3.35 gallons.

The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the GP3300 is not recommended due to its relatively high THD (<25%).

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 5 AC outlets:

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

Portability

With its dimensions of L24.2 x W22.5 x H21 in, the conventional, open frame design of the Generac GP3300 offers stability and allows the generator to be raised above ground level. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

As the generator's weight is 101.5 pounds, manually moving it or transporting it may be challenging, despite the fact that it is technically considered 'portable' (movable). However, this lack of maneuverability is compensated by a wheel kit (⌀8") and a folding handle, with which you can conveniently displace it, once it's on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Generac GP3300

The GP3300's control panel

The control panel of the GP3300 includes a digital data center, which assists you in monitoring its status and activity, as it provides information on the lifetime run hours.

The fuel level of the generator can be determined quickly, easily, and conveniently with the help of its built-in fuel gauge.

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

With the basic documentation and a user manual, letting you start the generator quickly, the Generac GP3300 also comes with several accessories, including: RV adapter and oil.

Emissions

The Generac GP3300 is CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, so it is adequate for use in forested areas.

The Generac GP3300 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Generac GP3300 compare to generators of similar power (between 2500 and 3500 W).

  • With a dry weight of 101.5 pounds, the Generac GP3300 finds itself in the expected weight range for generators able to produce between 2500 and 3500 rated watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above mentioned power range is the WEN GN400i, with a dry weight of just 66.1 pounds.
  • Given that the GP3300 reaches an autonomy of around 10.3 hours with a full tank and at 50% load, it is placed within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful generators. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Honda EB4000, reaching around 16 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. As this generator uses an estimated 0.33 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, it finds itself in the average gasoline consumption range of similar products. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Westinghouse iGen4200, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.17 GPH, may be the right generator for you.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Generac GP3300 vs Generac GP3250.

Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other 2500-3500W generators, the Generac GP3300 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 (101.5 lbs)
  • Decent run time
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start

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Features and Specifications

General

InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine163 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil

Power

VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts3300 W
Starting watts3750 W
Running amps (@120/240V)27.5/13.8 amps
Peaks amps (@120/240V)31.3/15.6 amps
Run time @50% load10.3 h
Run time @25% loadN/A

Features

GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
1x 120/240V 20A (L14-20R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 3.35 gal
Fuel gaugeYes

Misc

Weight101.5 lbs
Dimensions (L x W x H)24.2 x 22.5 x 21 in
Noise (lower limit)N/A
THD< 25%
EmissionsCARB
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil and RV adapter
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 Generac

Generac Power Systems is an American based generator and power equipment manufacturer, founded in 1959. As its name suggests, the main focus of Generac are power generators, and other related electric equipment, such as switches, paralleling systems and small engines. The company has several manufacturing facilities based in the US, thus, their products are made in the USA. However, the company provides no information about the origin of their components.

Warranty Information

The Generac GP3300 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 Generac generators, please consult Generac's warranty policies. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-GENERAC (888-436-3722).

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