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Lifan LF8750iEPL Spec Review

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The Lifan LF8750iEPL is an open frame portable generator with a rated wattage of 8000 W and a starting wattage of 8750 W.

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Description

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In a nutshell, the Lifan LF8750iEPL is a portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • Food truck owners and participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure
  • RV travellers looking for even more independence

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 parameters.

Power & Run Time

The Lifan LF8750iEPL houses a 420 cc (15 hp) Lifan OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 8000W along with a peak wattage of 8750W.

With a noise rating of 75 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a dishwasher), the generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism, but also a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery not included).

With a full tank, the LF8750iEPL can operate for around 10 hours at 50% load (fuel consumption around 0.75 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 7.5 gallons.

The LF8750iEPL generates a clean sine wave: providing <5% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), delicate electronics can be plugged in its AC outlets safely.

Here are a few examples of what this generator could allow you to simultaneously power:Note: The examples above are based on a maximum load of 75% and estimated wattages. The devices also may not be able to start at the same time. For a more accurate estimation, use our wattage calculator.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

In addition, it provides 3 DC outlets: there's two 12V 8A receptacles with which charging your batteries is made easy and a 5V USB port with which charging of electronics like mobile phones and tablets is made convenient.

This Lifan 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. Besides, since the LF8750iEPL bears a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it is easily connectible to a breaker box and can power your home in case of a power outage.

Portability

With its dimensions of L28.7 x W22.3 x H23.3 in, the conventional, open frame design of the Lifan LF8750iEPL offers stability and allows the generator to be raised above ground level. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

Since the generator weighs 185 lbs, it will be incredibly difficult to manually lift it and transport it, even though it is technically considered to 'be portable' (in the sense that it is movable). Never less, thanks to a wheel kit (⌀10") and a folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.

A lift hook, which is on the top of the frame, serves as an extra safety feature for the transport, unloading and loading of the device.

Features

Panel of the Lifan LF8750iEPL

The LF8750iEPL's control panel

The LF8750iEPL's control center features a convenient meter showing you voltage, frequency and lifetime hours to aid you with the monitoring of its status and activity.

Thanks to a built-in fuel gauge, the generator allows you to quickly, conveniently and easily check the gas level at a glance.

As for its security measures, the device features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), letting you use it with a peace of mind.

Besides the usual set of documentation and user manual to get you promptly started, Lifan also included a tool kit in the LF8750iEPL's packaging.

Emissions

The Lifan LF8750iEPL is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

The Lifan LF8750iEPL versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Lifan LF8750iEPL compare to generators of similar power (between 7500 and 8500 W).

  • As for its weight, the Lifan LF8750iEPL weighs only 185 pounds, making it one of the lighter generators in the 7500-8500 rated wattage category.
  • The generator can be considered average in its noise for its power category, as it is rated at 75 dBA. If you’d prefer a less noisy device, one of the most quiet devices, which share the same power range with this one, is the Powermate DF7500E, whose lowest noise levels reach just 68 dBA.
  • Offering 10 hours of running time on a full tank at 50% load, the LF8750iEPL is within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful generators. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the Firman H08053, as it provides 12 hours.
  • Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. This generator reaches an estimated fuel consumption of 0.75 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, making it average, for the previously mentioned wattage range. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Westinghouse WPro8500, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.55 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other 7500-8500W generators, the Lifan LF8750iEPL 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
  • Electric start
  • Clean sine wave
  • Lightweight for its kind (185 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (75 dBA)
  • Decent run time
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • Battery not included
  • No remote start
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • No spark arrestor

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Where to buy the Lifan LF8750iEPL?

You can easily buy your Lifan generator online. You will benefit from a convenient delivery and avoid carrying the heavy package yourself. Here is a reliable online seller:
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Features and Specifications

General

InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine420 cc Lifan OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric

Power

VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts8000 W
Starting watts8750 W
Running amps66.7 amps
Peaks amps72.9 amps
Run time @50% load10 h
Run time @25% loadN/A

Features

GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outlets2x 12V 8A receptacle
1x 5V USB port
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 7.5 gal
Fuel gaugeYes

Misc

Weight185 lbs
Dimensions (L x W x H)28.7 x 22.3 x 23.3 in
Noise (lower limit)75 dBA
THD< 5%
EmissionsEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorNo
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedTool kit
Warranty3 years

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.

About Lifan

LIFAN, or rather LIFAN Power USA, is a rather small and new company, based in Arizona. LIFAN’s range is comprised of engines and related products, such as pressure washers, water pumps and of course, generators – of which there is a surprising variety, including inverters, portable generators, but also high output, standby home generators. The company admirably admits that their primary (and most likely only) manufacturing facilities are located in China and their goal is to provide affordable products above all.

Warranty Information

The Lifan LF8750iEPL is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Lifan generators, please consult Lifan's warranty policies. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-866-471-7464.

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