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Genmax GM3500Xi - 3200/3500W Open Frame Inverter Generator

The Genmax GM3500Xi is a compact and lightweight open frame inverter generator with a rated wattage of 3,200 W and a starting wattage of 3,500 W.

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  • $549.99 - February 13, 2024
  • $599.99 - January 30, 2024
  • $549.99 - October 17, 2023
  • $599.99 - October 14, 2023
  • $549.99 - October 10, 2023
  • $599.99 - July 18, 2023
  • $549.99 - July 11, 2023
  • $599.99 - June 27, 2023
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Since: April 15, 2023
  • Highest Price: $599.99 - April 15, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $499.99 - June 20, 2023

Description

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In a nutshell, the Genmax GM3500Xi is a compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • 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
  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, the extra features it benefits from, and any relevant emission compliance details.

Power & Run Time

The Genmax GM3500Xi in use

The Genmax GM3500Xi

The Genmax GM3500Xi's design includes a gasoline-fueled 145 cc (5.2 hp) Dinking OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120V output, it gives a running wattage of 3,200W and also a peak wattage of 3,500W. In addition, as it is parallel capable (parallel kit not included), this power can be increased when linked to another similar or compatible unit.

The inverter generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism. It is rated for a noise of 66 dBA (less noisy than a normal conversation).

The GM3500Xi can operate for around 8.5 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.26 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 2.24 gallons.

Delicate electronics can be plugged in an AC outlets safely, as the GM3500Xi generates a clean sine wave, reaching a <5% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 3 AC outlets:

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

Furthermore, it has 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (USB-A) with which you may charge electronics, for example mobile phones or tablets, conveniently.

While this Genmax generator is not RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle can be used for a simple RV connection with an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor.

Portability

The design of the Genmax GM3500Xi is a typical, open frame, with the dimensions of L18.9 x W13.6 x H17.7 in, offering support and stability and enabling the possibility of raising it above ground level. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

The GM3500Xi can be taken anywhere with you, thanks to its weight of 57.3 lbs. Moreover, its open frame design makes it incredibly easy to grab the frame in order to change its location.

Features

Panel of the Genmax GM3500Xi

The GM3500Xi's control panel

The control panel of the GM3500Xi includes a digital data center, which assists you in monitoring its status and activity, as it provides information on the lifetime run hours.

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

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), giving you a peace of mind during use.

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.

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the Genmax GM3500Xi's package also includes these accessories: tool kit and funnel.

Emissions

The Genmax GM3500Xi is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

However, it features a spark arrestor, which makes it suitable for use in forested areas.

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

Product Videos

The Genmax GM3500Xi versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Genmax GM3500Xi compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 2500 and 3500 W).

  • As far as its dry weight is concerned, the Genmax GM3500Xi weighs just 57.3 pounds and thus, it is one of the lighter 2500 to 3500 rated wattage inverter generators. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Pulsar PGD40iSCO with only 46 pounds.
  • As this inverter generator has its lowest possible noise of 66 dBA, it should be considered noisier compared to its peers of a comparable running wattage. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Honda EU3000iS, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 50 dBA.
  • The GM3500Xi, falls within the average autonomy range compared to inverter generators of a roughly same power, with a run time of around 8.5 hours at a 50% load and a full tank. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Ryobi RYi4022X, which is able to run for around 12 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. At an estimated fuel consumption of 0.26 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, this inverter generator is a rather fuel efficient one within its wattage category. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Pulsar PGD40iSCO, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.22 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 2500-3500W inverter generators, the Genmax GM3500Xi 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
  • CO DETECT technology
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (57.3 lbs)
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • 1-year warranty
  • On the noisy side (66 dBA)

Do you own the Genmax GM3500Xi and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine145 cc Dinking OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty1 year
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts3,200 W
Starting watts3,500 W
Running amps26.7 amps
Peak amps29.2 amps
Run time @50% load8.5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
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 centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tankSteel, 2.24 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight57.3 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)18.9 x 13.6 x 17.7 in
Noise (lower limit)66 dBA
THD< 5%
ComplianceEPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedFunnel and tool kit
Country of originChina

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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 GM3500Xi 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 size 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
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Total2380 W3480 W

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    This unit would be nice if they used better quality parts, had parts and service available in the USA. It had wiring routing problems, and inverter cover that was pinched where it splits, not easy to get to the spark plug, and carburetor vent hoses that were cut off at the carburetor upon opening. I just can’t recommend this generator.

    + PROS:
    • Compact, easy to change oil, fairly quiet,
    - CONS:
    • No parts or service available in USA, have to pull gas tank to get to spark plug, cheap parts used, wiring routed poorly.
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