Genmax GM3500iAED - Spec Breakdown

The Genmax GM3500iAED is a compact and lightweight dual fuel inverter generator with a rated wattage of 3200 W and a starting wattage of 3500 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
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and 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
  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience

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 Genmax GM3500iAED in use

The Genmax GM3500iAED

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the Genmax GM3500iAED delivers 120V and offers power and versatility. When gasoline-powered, it benefits from a running wattage of 3200W and a peak wattage of 3500W. When propane-powered, it has 2800 rated watts and 3100 peak watts. Moreover, since it is parallel capable (parallel kit not included), its power may be increased if linked to a second compatible unit.

With a noise rating of 62 dBA (just slightly more noisy than background music), the inverter generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism, but also a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). Moreover, to offer you even more convenience, the GM3500iAED can also be remotely started (key fob included).

As the GM3500iAED produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), sensitive electronics may be plugged in the AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 3 AC outlets:

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

It also sports 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (USB-A) allowing you to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

This Genmax generator features an L5-30R receptacle, enabling an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. However, it is still not quite RV ready.

Portability

As the Genmax GM3500iAED is an inverter generator, its encased design (L20.9 x W12.2 x H19.7 in) offers more aesthetics than a conventional, open frame product. This modern design aims to provide an ideal power solution to recreational users.

With a dry weight of 56.2 lbs, the GM3500iAED can easily follow you wherever your power needs are. Furthermore, once placed on the floor, effortless displacement is possible thanks to its set of 2 wheels (⌀4") and its telecospic handle.

Features

Panel of the Genmax GM3500iAED

The GM3500iAED's control panel

To help you monitor the GM3500iAED's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the voltage, lifetime run hours, fuel level, power output and frequency.

In addition to this info, some light indicators allow you to instantly see if the oil level is too low, the generator is overloaded and the generator is ready.

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

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).

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the Genmax GM3500iAED also comes with several accessories, including: key fob, tool kit and funnel.

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, making it usable in forested areas.

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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 generators of similar power (between 2500 and 3500 W).

  • Weight-wise, the Genmax GM3500iAED has only 56.2 lbs, which renders it one of the lighter generators which produce 2500 to 3500 rated watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Genmax GM3300i, with a dry weight of only 47.4 lbs.
  • 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. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Honda EU3000iS with only 50 dBA.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • CO DETECT technology
  • Several accessories 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 watts3200 W2800 W
Starting watts3500 W3100 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, 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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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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Toaster oven800800
Total2492 W3492 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Radiant heater13001300
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total2545 W3135 W
For workGrinder14002500
Reciprocating saw730960
Drain cleaner250250
Total2380 W3480 W

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