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Generac GP3300 (Discontinued)

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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 wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools
  • 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

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 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 3,300W along with a peak wattage of 3,750W.

Its starting mechanism is based on a conventional pull-start mechanism.

With its 3.35 gallons fuel tank, the GP3300 can operate for around 10.3 hours at 50% load when fully fueled (with fuel usage averaging around 0.33 GPH).

The GP3300 is unsuitable for the powering of sensitive electronic devices due to its high THD (<25%).

Outlets

The control panel features 5 AC outlets as follows:

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

Portability

With its L24.2 x W22.5 x H21 in dimensions, the open frame structure of the Generac GP3300 guarantees stability, simplified maintenance access to components, and better air cooling than enclosed units. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

Since the generator weighs 101.5 lbs, it will be incredibly difficult to manually lift it and transport it, even though it is technically considered to 'be portable' (in the sense that it is movable). However, the constrained maneuverability is addressed with the assistance of its wheel kit (⌀8") and its folding handle, allowing for easy shifting once the generator is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Generac GP3300

The GP3300's control panel

To help you monitor the GP3300's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the lifetime run hours.

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 comes with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), providing peace of mind during use.

Alongside the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) for quick setup, the Generac GP3300 is bundled with additional accessories: RV adapter and oil.

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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).

  • Having a dry weight of 101.5 lbs, the Generac GP3300 belongs in the expected weight range for generators which produce 2500 to 3500 rated watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Pulsar PGD40iSCO, with a dry weight of only 46 lbs.
  • The GP3300's runtime of around 10.3 hours at a 50% load on a full tank positions it within the average autonomy range compared to other generators with similar power. If wyou wish to prioritize autonomy, the Predator 4375 shines as one of the top contenders, offering one of the highest run times among generators with similar power output, totaling around 16 hours.
  • The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. This generator reaches an estimated fuel consumption of 0.33 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, making it average, for the previously mentioned wattage range. To prioritize fuel savings, we advise considering the Pulsar PGD40iSCO, which stands out for its gasoline efficiency, consuming just 0.22 gallons per hour.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Generac GP3300 vs Generac GP3250.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • 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
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine163 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty2 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts3,300 W
Starting watts3,750 W
Running amps (@120/240V)27.5/13.8 amps
Peak 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%
ComplianceCARB
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, RV adapter, and wheel kit
UPC696471064322

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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 engineered and built in the USA. However, their components can be a mix of domestic and foreign parts.

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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeDish washer15003000
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Blender400850
Radio100100
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total2247 W3747 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.

Generac GP3300
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  1. 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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  2. 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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