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Genmax GM3500iAED - 3200/3500W Dual Fuel Inverter Generator

The Genmax GM3500iAED is a compact and lightweight dual fuel inverter generator with a rated wattage of 3,200 W and a starting wattage of 3,500 W.

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Description

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In a nutshell, the Genmax GM3500iAED is a compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source

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 Genmax GM3500iAED in use

The Genmax GM3500iAED

With its dual-fuel technology, the powerful and versatile Genmax GM3500iAED provides an output of 120V. While gasoline-powered, it gives a running wattage of 3,200W along with a peak wattage of 3,500W. While propane-powered, it provides 2,800 rated watts and 3,100 starting watts. In addition, the device is parallel capable (parallel kit (opens in a new tab) not included) and thus, can be linked to a similar or compatible unit for added power.

With a noise rating of 62 dBA (just slightly more noisy than an office), the inverter generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism, but also a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). For additional convenience, the GM3500iAED may also be remotely started (key fob included).

The GM3500iAED produces a clean sine wave: thanks to a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), your sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 3 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle

Additionally, it features 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (USB-A) with which charging of electronics like mobile phones and tablets is made convenient.

Even though this Genmax generator isn't quite RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle allows an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor (included).

Portability

The Genmax GM3500iAED is an inverter generator and has an encased design of the following dimensions: L20.9 x W12.2 x H19.7 in. Thus, it is more aesthetical than conventional, open frame products. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

As the GM3500iAED's weight is only 56.2 lbs, it can follow you and your power needs anywhere. Additionally, it can be easily moved with the help of its set of 2 wheels (⌀4") and its telecospic handle, once it is on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Genmax GM3500iAED

The GM3500iAED's control panel

A digital data center, one of the features of the GM3500iAED's control panel, gives you information on the lifetime run hours, frequency, power output, voltage and fuel level, and thus, is helpful for the monitoring of its activity and status.

In addition to this info, some light indicators allow you to instantly see if its oil levels are insufficient, the generator is on overload and the generator is ready.

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

It also benefits from Genmax's CO DETECT technology, which is designed to monitor the level of carbon monoxide present during the generator's operation. If the generator is positioned incorrectly and carbon monoxide levels rise to an unsafe level, the generator will automatically shut down. It’s a welcomed additional security feature, but don’t forget to always take your generator outside (opens in a new tab).

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Genmax GM3500iAED also comes with some accessories: tool kit, RV adapter, propane hose, key fob and funnel are included.

Emissions

The Genmax GM3500iAED is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

However, it features a spark arrestor and therefore, can be used in forested areas.

In addition, the unit meets the ANSI/PGMA G300-2018 safety and performance requirements.

Product Videos

The Genmax GM3500iAED versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Genmax GM3500iAED compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 2500 and 3500 W).

  • As far as its dry weight is concerned, the Genmax GM3500iAED weighs just 56.2 pounds and thus, it is one of the lighter 2500 to 3500 rated wattage inverter generators. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the Pulsar PGD40iSCO, with a dry weight of just 46 pounds.
  • As this inverter generator can emit noise as low as 62 dBA, it finds itself in the average expected noise for this kind of power. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Honda EU3000iS. With just 50 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 2500-3500W dual fuel inverter generators, the Genmax GM3500iAED 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
  • CO DETECT technology
  • Several accessories included
  • RV adapter included
  • Remote start
  • Parallel capable
  • Dual Fuel
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (56.2 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (62 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • 1-year warranty

Do you own the Genmax GM3500iAED and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine145 cc Dinking OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts3,200 W2,800 W
Starting watts3,500 W3,100 W
Running amps26.7 amps23.3 amps
Peak amps29.2 amps25.8 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknownUnknown
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port (USB-A)
Data centerPower output, fuel level, lifetime run hours, voltage and frequency
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tankPlastic, 1.7 gal
Fuel gaugeDigital
Misc
Weight56.2 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)20.9 x 12.2 x 19.7 in
Noise (lower limit)62 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceEPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, key fob, propane hose, RV adapter, and battery
Warranty1 year

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 Genmax

GENMAX is a new portable generator brand registered by the Chongqing Dinking Power Machinery Co. LTD., which itself was founded in 2010 and is currently located in Chongqing, China. Dinking specializes in the general motor industry and manufactures portable generators, power sources, water pumps, garden machinery and construction machinery for foreign markets. Among most notable achievements are Dinking’s exclusive contract with Hyundai and 5th place in the ranking of Chinese foreign trade exporters in general motor industry (2016). GENMAX brand portfolio includes a sizeable selection of gas-powered generators covering all common wattage categories.

Warranty Information

The Genmax GM3500iAED is covered under a warranty for up to 1 year. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Genmax generators, please contact the Genmax Customer Support: 1-866-960-2920.

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 homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Hair dryer18001900
Blender400850
Radio100100
Total2492 W3492 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
RV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total2545 W3135 W
For workGrinder14002500
Reciprocating saw730960
Drain cleaner250250
Total2380 W3480 W

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  1. 1.4
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    I purchased this inverter generator and it wouldn’t run straight out the box. Obviously, I didn’t mean I took it out the box and tried to run it. The proper amount of oil and fuel was put in it and the battery cable was connected. It would crank, but only run for a few seconds then the overload light would come on. Even with it cranking, it seemed to only run at a fraction of it’s ability. Then the CO2 light flashed, which the label states it needs maintenance. Don’t know what happened to QC at this company, but this unit DEFINITELY wasn’t checked, prior to shipping.

    + PROS:
    • Price compared to stated specs and features.
    - CONS:
    • Wouldn't run out the box!
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  2. 0.65
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    Several quality control issues right out of the box and also a very dangerous flaw with this machine. I’ve done many reviews and helped re-engineer some. This had poor wire routings, engine shakes bad at idle, changing oil you have to tip to the side to drain. Doing so leaks gas out of the tank vent and it fills the air filter box with gas which then runs out back by a hot muffler…no kidding. GenMax offered a warning sticker to fix this dangerous flaw. These could be such good machines if they used quality parts and had parts and service in the USA. I highly can’t recommend at all.

    + PROS:
    • Quiet, full pannel, light weight.
    - CONS:
    • Leaks gas into air fitter box when changing oil, load display not accurate, engine shakes bad. Cheap parts used.
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