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Genmax GM6000iED - 5250/6000W Dual Fuel Inverter Generator With Remote Start

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Description

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In short, the Genmax GM6000iED is a compact portable inverter generator adequately designed for:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Food truck owners who want to ensure that their business is fully self-contained and does not rely on potentially unreliable external power
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability, and any additional features of the device shall be discussed.

Power & Run Time

The Genmax GM6000iED in use

The Genmax GM6000iED

Featuring dual-fuel technology, the Genmax GM6000iED provides 120/240V, and offers both power and versatility. Running on gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 5,250W and a starting wattage of 6,000W. When propane-powered, it offers 4,750 running watts and 5,500 starting watts.

The inverter generator, rated for a noise of 63 dBA (just slightly more noisy than an office), provides flexibility in starting, offering both a conventional pull-start mechanism and a practical and straightforward electric starter (battery included). Additionally, the GM6000iED features remote starting, offering users increased convenience (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.

The GM6000iED produces a clean sine wave: thanks to a <5% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), your sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 3 AC outlets:

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

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

Thanks to its twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the GM6000iED is transfer switch ready, facilitating easy hookup to your breaker box to provide backup power for your home during blackouts.

Portability

As an inverter generator, the Genmax GM6000iED showcases a closed design (L24 x W18.5 x H21.1 in), enhancing aesthetics and ensuring quieter operation compared to conventional, open frame models. This type of design is the most modern and convenient way to recreationally generate power.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 117.9 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. Still, once it is on the ground, its set of 2 wheels (⌀5.5") and its telecospic handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.

Features

Panel of the Genmax GM6000iED

The GM6000iED's control panel

Designed with a digital data center, the control panel of the GM6000iED grants you access to crucial data on the frequency, fuel level, power output, voltage and lifetime run hours, ensuring practical monitoring of its status and activity.

In addition to this info, the device's light indicators will illuminate to indicate if the generator is on overload, the oil level is too low and the generator is ready.

From a security standpoint, the product offers an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), 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.

Alongside the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) for quick setup, the Genmax GM6000iED is bundled with additional accessories: funnel, propane hose, key fob and tool kit.

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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 dual fuel generators of similar power (between 4500 and 5500 W).

  • As far as its dry weight is concerned, the Genmax GM6000iED weighs just 117.9 pounds and thus, it is one of the lighter 4500 to 5500 rated wattage dual fuel generators. If you are mindful of weight, the WEN DF5600X is among the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 113 pounds.
  • With a lowest possible noise of 63 dBA, this inverter generator places itself amongst the more quiet of the products delivering similar power. If you wish to prioritize minimal noise, the DuroMax XP7000iH stands out as one of the quietest options among generators of similar power, with a rating of 62 dBA.
  • Concerning its runtime, the GM6000iED provides around 8.5 hours at a 50% load, indicating that it falls on the lower side compared to other generators of its type and power range. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the WEN DF5600X, boasting with around 12.5 hours.
  • Run time is a key metric, but it's dependent on the generator's fuel capacity. Therefore, discussing fuel efficiency is necessary to get the full picture. Among generators of similar power, this inverter generator stands out with a better fuel efficiency than most, with consumption rates around 0.45 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the WEN DF5600X, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.35 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 4500-5500W inverter 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • CO DETECT technology
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Remote start
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight for its kind (117.9 lbs)
  • Quiet for its power (63 dBA)
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • No parallel ports
  • 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
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine312 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty1 year
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 outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 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
Country of originChina
UPC713424639038

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 homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Dish washer15003000
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Radio100100
Pair of small speakers4545
Total4195 W5695 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Toaster oven800800
Blender400850
Total4190 W4780 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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