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Generac GP3300 Spec Review

The Generac GP3300 (6432) is a portable open frame 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.

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In summary, the Generac GP3300 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
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

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 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 features a conventional pull-start mechanism.

With a fuel capacity of 3.35 gallons, the GP3300 may run for around 10.3 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.33 GPH).

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

Outlets

The control panel features the following 5 AC outlets:

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

Portability

The dimensions of the Generac GP3300, which are L24.2 x W22.5 x H21 in, and its typical, open frame design provides stability and enables 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, its challenging mobility is solved by its wheel kit (⌀8") and its folding handle, which will ease its displacement, once it is on the floor.

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.

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

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker).

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Generac GP3300 also comes with some accessories: RV adapter and oil are included.

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.

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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).

  • Since the generator weighs in at a dry weight of 101.5 lbs, the Generac GP3300 belongs in the expected weight range for devices which can 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 Generac GP3300i, with a dry weight of just 59.5 pounds.
  • The GP3300, falls within the average autonomy range compared to generators of a roughly same power, with a run time of around 10.3 hours at a 50% load and a full tank. 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 Honda EB4000X, with 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. Standing at an estimated 0.33 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, this generator is somewhat average in this area compared to other devices, within the aforementioned wattage range. 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 interactive chart, when compared to other 2500-3500W generators, the Generac GP3300 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 (101.5 lbs)
  • Decent run time
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start

Do you own the Generac GP3300 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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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% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x 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
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)24.2 x 22.5 x 21 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
THD< 25%
EmissionsCARB
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, RV adapter, and wheel 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.

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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 (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-GENERAC (888-436-3722).

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 homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total2605 W3705 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Radiant heater13001300
Radio100100
Pair of small speakers4545
Total2635 W3225 W
For workGrinder14002500
Disc sander12001200
Total2600 W3700 W
What is the noise rating of the GP3300?

Due to the lack of standardization in noise emission measurement, Generac does not provide their units' noise levels.

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Generac GP3300
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  1. 3.4
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    I haven’t used it much. Works as advertised but it’s unbearably loud.

    + PROS:
    • Starts easily
    - CONS:
    • It’s louder than a jet engine
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  2. 5
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    I race motorcycle on the road 200 days a year and pull a 30 foot box trailer and I power it with a GP3300 I’ve had in use for three years. It ran longer than my last Honda the Honda blow up in a year come not get part out on the road. The GP 3300 I can get part at the parts store I had a head gasket blow but I was able to repair it with parts the location Auto Zone in a little town in the middle of no were. It ran a year longer. But this year it was cold as hell and had a hard time starting so knowing better I give it a little shot of starting fuel and it was the real fuel it blow the head off I’m talking the hell off broke the head bolts so I was thinking it would not recover from that but i got all my thing together and I old school serfs the head and cyclder with a flat glass an sand paper knock the glaze off the rings and bore work. The cakes use the old gasket old rings new case hard bolts made a push rod holder pull it one time it started smoke back fire for a min and it’s level out and is still running like a new one all this time not a min trouble out of anything else on it. It’s not smoking at all run a little old every 10 tank of fuel. Runs every day and night for 7 years now so yes it’s a damn good tool. So don’t be scared to go get one u want be disappointed at all
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    Rsmsey

    + PROS:
    • It’s bull prove
    - CONS:
    • It need a electric start
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