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NorthStar e14000s - 12000/14000W Portable Generator With Electric Start

The NorthStar e14000s is a powerful open frame generator with a rated wattage of 12,000 W and a starting wattage of 14,000 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

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To sum up, the NorthStar e14000s is a powerful portable generator tailored for 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 NorthStar e14000s houses a NorthStar e670 OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120/240V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 12,000W along with a peak wattage of 14,000W.

Operating at a noise rating of 73 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a dishwasher), this generator starts up with a user-friendly and efficient electric starter (battery included).

The Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system enhances the engine's reliability, lowers fuel consumption, improves startup, reduces servicing, boosts stale fuel resistance, and offers better altitude adaptability.

The e14000s's fuel tank holds 12 gallons, ensuring uninterrupted operation for around 10 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption approximately 1.2 GPH).

As the e14000s produces a clean sine wave, with a <5% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), sensitive electronics may be plugged in the AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 9 AC outlets:

Three Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

Even though this NorthStar generator isn't quite RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle allows an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, with its twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the e14000s is designed to be transfer switch ready, allowing easy connection to your breaker box for powering your home during a blackout.

Portability

With its L43 x W36 x H35 in dimensions, the open frame structure of the NorthStar e14000s guarantees stability, simplified maintenance access to components, and better air cooling than enclosed units. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

While technically classified as 'portable' due to its ability to be moved, the 388 lbs of this generator make manual lifting and transportation incredibly difficult. However, the constrained maneuverability is addressed with the assistance of its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle, allowing for easy shifting once the generator is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the NorthStar e14000s

The e14000s's control panel

To help you monitor the e14000s's status and activity, the unit's control panel is equipped with a digital display that provides extensive information on the generator (more information about it below).

Regarding security, the generator comes with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), providing peace of mind during operation.

It also includes a carbon monoxide sensor. This sensor 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 typical set of documentation and the user manual to assist with setup, NorthStar has included accessory] in the packaging of the e14000s.

Full-Featured Display

The Home, Service, and Diagnostic screens of the display

The excellent digital display

The unit is fitted with a colored, multi-function LCD display that offers simple, yet incredinbly exhaustive, at-a-glance monitoring. It features 3 screens:

  • Home: Gives you information about the load that is connected, fuel level, estimated remaining run time, and total runtime of the generator
  • Service: Displays maintenance intervals and the time remaining before each service is due
  • Diagnostic: Provides various electrical data, such as voltage, current, and frequency

The NorthStar e14000s versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the NorthStar e14000s compare to generators of similar power (between 10000 and 14000 W).

  • At a dry weight of 388 pounds, the NorthStar e14000s is one of the heavier devices which can produce between 10000 and 14000 running watts. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the A-iPower SUA13000EFI with only 218 pounds.
  • Rated at a lowest possible noise level of 73 dBA, this generator positions itself amongst the more quiet of the products of similar power. 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 DuroMax XP16000iH, whose lowest noise levels reach just 67 dBA.
  • With a runtime of around 10 hours under a 50% load on a full tank, the e14000s falls within the average autonomy range among the generators of a similar power. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the Powerhorse 13000ES, as it provides around 15 hours.
  • While run time is vital, it hinges on the fuel capacity. To grasp the full picture, we must also factor in fuel efficiency. In fact, this generator is not one of the most fuel-efficient options in the aforementioned wattage range: its estimated gasoline consumption at 50% load is around 1.2 GPH. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.78 GPH, the A-iPower SUA13000EFI is a device you could look out for.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 10000-14000W generators, the NorthStar e14000s is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it would most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Excellent display, full of information
  • CO Sensor
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Impressive quantity of AC outlets
  • 4 different AC outlet types
  • Electric start
  • Clean sine wave
  • Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Quiet for its power (73 dBA)
  • Made in USA
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No recoil back-up
  • No remote start
  • On the heavy side (388 lbs)
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
EngineNorthStar e670 OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemElectric
Warranty4 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts12,000 W
Starting watts14,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)100/50 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)116.7/58.3 amps
Run time @50% load10 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 3x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerPower output, fuel level, lifetime run hours, remaining run time, voltage and frequency
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank12 gal
Fuel gaugeDigital
Misc
Weight388 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)43 x 36 x 35 in
Noise (lower limit)73 dBA
THD< 5%
ComplianceEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedFunnel, battery, and wheel kit
Country of originUSA
SeriesCommercial-Grade
Other model numbers1654405

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About NorthStar

NorthStar is a brand of outdoor power equipment trademarked and sold by the Northern Tool + Equipment company which has been based in Burnsville, Minnesota, USA since being founded in 1981. NorthStar products include log splitters, portable generators, air compressors, and pressure washers. Their line of commercial-grade portable generators is manufactured in the US. With many units powered by Honda engines, NorthStar outdoor power tools make up a large percentage of the product line for the fast-growing Northern Tool company.

Warranty Information

The NorthStar e14000s is covered under a warranty for up to 4 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of NorthStar generators, please contact the NorthStar Customer Support: 1-800-270-0810.

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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Dish washer15003000
Electric fry pan15001500
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Electric range21002100
Satelite receiver250250
Total9592 W11092 W
For workElectric welder90009000
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Drain cleaner250250
Bug zapper8080
Total9580 W9580 W

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