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Powerhorse 11050 - 8400/11050W Portable Generator With Electric Start

The Powerhorse 11050 is a powerful open frame generator with a rated wattage of 8,400 W and a starting wattage of 11,050 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $999.99 - June 2, 2024
  • $899.99 - May 29, 2024
  • $999.99 - April 30, 2024
  • $899.99 - April 9, 2024
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  • $899.99 - March 30, 2024
  • $999.99 - March 26, 2024
  • $899.99 - March 12, 2024
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Since: February 22, 2024
  • Highest Price: $999.99 - February 22, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $899.99 - March 12, 2024

Description

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In a few words, the Powerhorse 11050 is a powerful portable generator perfectly suited for:

  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

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

Power & Run Time

The Powerhorse 11050 in use

The Powerhorse 11050

Running on gasoline, the Powerhorse 11050 operates with a 457 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, delivering 120/240V, with a running wattage of 8,400W and a peak wattage of 11,050W.

With a noise rating of 78 dBA (less noisy than a vacuum cleaner), the generator features a standard recoil pull-rope starting mechanism, but also a no-fuss and convenient electric starter (battery not included).

Featuring a 6.6 gallons fuel tank, the 11050 guarantees continuous power for around 8.5 hours at 50% load on a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.78 GPH).

The 11050 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 provides the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

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

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

As it features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the 11050 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

At L30 x W26.3 x H26.1 in, the standard open frame design of the Powerhorse 11050 delivers stability alongside easy maintenance access to components and good air cooling. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 260 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. Nonetheless, the limited maneuverability is compensated for by utilizing its wheel kit and its folding handle, which facilitates shifting once the generator is set on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Powerhorse 11050

The 11050's control panel

The 11050'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.

In addition to this info, a light indicator on the device will signal if the oil level is too low.

Equipped with a built-in fuel gauge, the generator facilitates swift gas level checks.

Considering security aspects, the generator boasts an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), offering peace of mind throughout operation.

Alongside the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) for quick setup, the Powerhorse 11050 is bundled with additional accessories: funnel and tool kit.

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The Powerhorse 11050 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Powerhorse 11050 compare to generators of similar power (between 7500 and 8500 W).

  • Weighing in at 260 lbs, the Powerhorse 11050 is one of the heaviest generators available in the 7500-8500 rated wattage segment. if you wish to prioritize weight, the Westinghouse ecoGen10000 is one of the top contenders in its power category, weighing only 147.7 pounds.
  • If compared to generators capable of producing a similar running wattage, this generator with a lowest emitted noise of 78 dBA can be considered somewhat noisy. If you wish to prioritize minimal noise, the DuroMax XP9500iH stands out as one of the quietest options among generators of similar power, with a rating of 61 dBA.
  • As for its autonomy, the 11050, with an autonomy of around 8.5 hours at a 50% load, is placed on the low end among the generators of its kind. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Champion 100416, reaching around 12.5 hours.
  • While run time is vital, it hinges on the fuel capacity. To grasp the full picture, we must also factor in fuel efficiency. As this generator uses an estimated 0.78 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, it finds itself in the average gasoline consumption range of similar products. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Cummins Onan P9500df. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.6 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 7500-8500W generators, the Powerhorse 11050 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
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
  • Clean sine wave
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • Battery not included
  • No remote start
  • On the heavy side (260 lbs)
  • On the noisy side (78 dBA)
  • Relatively low run time

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine457 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty2 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts8,400 W
Starting watts11,050 W
Running amps (@120/240V)70/35 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)92.1/46 amps
Run time @50% load8.5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank6.6 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight260 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)30 x 26.3 x 26.1 in
Noise (lower limit)78 dBA
THD< 5%
ComplianceEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, and wheel kit
Country of originVietnam
Other model numbers102221

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About Powerhorse

Powerhorse is a trademarked brand name of gas-powered outdoor products owned and distributed by the Northern Tool & Equipment Company Inc. through their store locations and online. Powerhorse outdoor products include gas- and electric-powered tools including pressure washers, wood chippers/shredders, log splitters, electric generators and inverters. The product line also offers engines and water pumps. The brand's motto is "Power You Can Depend On". Powerhorse generators are engineered, developed and tested in Minnesota, but manufactured in China or Vietnam.

Warranty Information

The Powerhorse 11050 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Powerhorse generators, please contact the Powerhorse Customer Support: 1-866-443-2576.

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 homeElectric fry pan15001500
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Dish washer15003000
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Blender400850
Radio100100
Cell phone charger2020
Total6712 W8212 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Blender400850
Game console150150
Cell phone charger2020
Total6710 W7300 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Drain cleaner250250
Bug zapper8080
Total6390 W10890 W
How many oil quarters use ? (Asked October 07, 2023)

Engine oil capacity is 1.27 qt.

How often should I change the oil? (Asked March 05, 2024)

Oil should be changed after the first month or first 20 hours (whichever comes first), and then every 6 months or 100 hours (whichever comes first). Level should be checked before each use.

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