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Generac GP3300 Spec Review

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 (opens in a new tab))

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In summary, the Generac GP3300 is a portable generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Handcrafting enthusiasts who wish to work on-the-go
  • 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 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, along with its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Generac GP3300 in use

The Generac GP3300

The Generac GP3300 houses a 163 cc (208 hp) Generac OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120/240V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 3300W along with a peak wattage of 3750W.

This generator features 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 GP3300 is unsuitable for the powering of sensitive electronic devices 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

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 generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

Even though this device may be technically portable (as in movable), manipulation and transportation without special equipment can be a challenge, as it weighs 101.5 pounds. Still, once it is on the ground, its wheel kit (⌀8") and its folding handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.

Features

Panel of the Generac GP3300

The GP3300's control panel

Monitoring of the GP3300's status and activity is made possible by a digital data center, which provides information on the lifetime run hours and is one of the features of its control panel.

The generator includes a built-in fuel gauge, a quick, easy and convenient method of checking the device’s gas level.

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).

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the Generac GP3300 also comes with several accessories, including: oil and RV adapter.

Emissions

The Generac GP3300 is CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this generator is allowed in each 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).

  • As its weight is 101.5 pounds, the Generac GP3300 falls in the expected weight range of the devices in the 2500-3500 rated wattage category. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the WEN GN400i, standing at just 66.1 lbs.
  • 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 EB4000X, 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 acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Westinghouse iGen4200, with a fuel consumption of 0.17 GPH could be in your good books.
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 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
  • 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 size calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeSump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Furnace fan (1/2 hp)8752350
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Radio100100
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total2272 W3747 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
RV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
Radio100100
Pair of small speakers4545
Total2635 W3225 W
For workGrinder14002500
Disc sander12001200
Total2600 W3700 W

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  1. 3.4
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    Value
    70
    Quality
    60
    Performance
    60

    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
    Tks
    Rsmsey

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