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Genmax GM6000iED - 5250/6000W Dual Fuel Inverter Generator

The Genmax GM6000iED is a compact dual fuel inverter generator with a rated wattage of 5,250 W and a starting wattage of 6,000 W.

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Description

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In summary, the Genmax GM6000iED is a compact portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment

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 GM6000iED in use

The Genmax GM6000iED

The dual-fuel technology of the Genmax GM6000iED allows for an output of 120/240V and provides superb power and versatility. If gasoline-powered, the device provides a running wattage of 5,250W and a starting wattage of 6,000W. If propane-powered, it gives 4,750 rated watts and 5,500 starting watts.

The inverter generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism and also a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). It is rated for a noise of 63 dBA (just slightly more noisy than background music). For additional convenience, the GM6000iED may also be remotely started (key fob included).

The GM6000iED, with a fuel capacity of 3.8 gallons, reaches a run time of around 8.5 hours at 50% load utilizing gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.45 GPH). Alternatively, it can reach a run time of around 7.9 hours (estimation based on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.59 GPH) with propane.

Sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets, as the GM6000iED produces a clean sine wave, with a <5% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 3 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

In addition, it provides 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (USB-A) allowing you to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

As it features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the GM6000iED is transfer switch ready: in case of a power outage, you will be easily able to connect it to a breaker box and power your household.

Portability

The Genmax GM6000iED's characteristic encased inverter generator design (L24 x W18.5 x H21.1 in), provides an esthetical advantage over any ordinary, open frame product. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

While the generator is considered to be technically 'portable' (in the sense that you can move it), manually lifting and transporting it may be challenging, due to its high weight of 117.9 lbs. Nevertheless, thanks to its set of 2 wheels (⌀5.5") and its telecospic handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.

Features

Panel of the Genmax GM6000iED

The GM6000iED's control panel

A digital data center, one of the features of the GM6000iED's control panel, gives you information on the voltage, frequency, power output, fuel level and lifetime run hours, and thus, is helpful for the monitoring of its activity and status.

In addition to this info, several light indicators serve to show you when the oil level is too low, the generator is ready and the generator is on overload.

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, 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. It’s a welcomed additional security feature, but don’t forget to always take your generator outside (opens in a new tab).

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the Genmax GM6000iED's package also includes these accessories: tool kit, propane hose, funnel and key fob.

Emissions

The Genmax GM6000iED is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

However, it features a spark arrestor, so it is adequate for use in forested areas.

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

Product Videos

The Genmax GM6000iED versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Genmax GM6000iED compare to generators of similar power (between 4500 and 5500 W).

  • Weight-wise, the Genmax GM6000iED has only 117.9 lbs, which renders it one of the lighter generators which produce 4500 to 5500 rated watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Genmax GM6000XiE, with a dry weight of only 106.9 lbs.
  • With a lowest noise rating of 63 dBA, the inverter generator is one of the more quiet of the generators of similar power. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Honda EU7000iS, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 52 dBA.
  • Autonomy-wise, with around 8.5 hours on a full tank at a 50% load, the GM6000iED is on the low end when compared to other generators of a similar power output. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Predator 6500, boasting with around 14.5 hours.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. This inverter generator can be considered as fuel efficient, due to its low estimated fuel consumption of only 0.45 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, within the aforementioned wattage range. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.41 GPH, the Genmax GM5500i is a device you could look out for.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 4500-5500W generators, the Genmax GM6000iED 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
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Remote start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight for its kind (117.9 lbs)
  • Quiet for its power (63 dBA)
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • No parallel ports
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • 1-year warranty
  • Relatively low run time

Do you own the Genmax GM6000iED and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine312 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts5,250 W4,750 W
Starting watts6,000 W5,500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)43.8/21.9 amps39.6/19.8 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)50/25 amps45.8/22.9 amps
Run time @50% load8.5 h7.9 h *
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
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 tankSteel, 3.8 gal
Fuel gaugeDigital
Misc
Weight117.9 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)24 x 18.5 x 21.1 in
Noise (lower limit)63 dBA
THD< 5%
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, 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.
* Propane runtime is our own estimation, based on a 20 lbs tank and NIST 1994 GGE (Gasoline Gallon Equivalent) formula: 5.66 lbs of propane = 1 gal of gasoline.

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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 GM6000iED 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 homeSump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Furnace fan (1/2 hp)8752350
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Hair dryer18001900
Slow cooker270270
Total4187 W5662 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Toaster oven800800
Radio100100
Total4180 W4600 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Bug zapper8080
Total3280 W5980 W
Can this be changed to a floating neutral? It needs to be to meet code for home backup connected to a transfer switch. (Asked June 18, 2022)

This should be possible. We recommend reading our article on neutral conversion.

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    I’ve done quite a few generator reviews and I am a certified professional mechanic. This generator had several quality control issues right out of the box. There were also several design flaws including very bad engine vibrations at idle, poor wire routings, a load pannel that wasn’t accurate, side pannels that had stripped out hardware. Parts and customer service is non existent. Literally. I honestly would stay far away from this line of generators.

    + PROS:
    • Quiet, full loaded pannel.
    - CONS:
    • Extremely unreliable, shakes bad, misfires at low idle, very poor wire routing, very cheap parts used, literally no customer service or parts available in USA.
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