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Powerhorse 9250 - 7500/9250W Portable Generator With Electric Start

The Powerhorse 9250 is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 7,500 W and a starting wattage of 9,250 W. (Read full specs)

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Latest updates:
  • $899.99 - April 30, 2024
  • $849.99 - April 9, 2024
  • $949.99 - March 26, 2024
  • $799.99 - March 12, 2024
  • $899.99 - February 27, 2024
  • $949.99 - February 22, 2024
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Since: February 22, 2024
  • Highest Price: $949.99 - February 22, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $799.99 - March 12, 2024

Description

Zoom on the Powerhorse 9250

In summary, the Powerhorse 9250 is a portable generator especially useful for:

  • 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
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device.

Power & Run Time

The Powerhorse 9250 in use

The Powerhorse 9250

Featuring a 420 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, the Powerhorse 9250 operates using gasoline, providing 120/240V, with a running wattage of 7,500W and a starting wattage of 9,250W.

This generator can be started via a traditional recoil pull-start mechanism, or a simple and elegant electric starter (battery not included).

Featuring a 6.6 gallons fuel tank, the 9250 can provide power for around 9.6 hours at 50% load on a full tank (with fuel consumption averaging 0.69 gallons per hour).

With a <5% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), the 9250 delivers a clean sine wave—essential for safeguarding your delicate electronics when plugged into its AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel is equipped with the following 6 AC outlets:

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

Additionally, it offers 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports enabling convenient charging of devices like mobile phones and tablets.

While not classified as 'RV Ready,' this Powerhorse generator can still provides the advantage of RV connection via its L5-30R receptacle, ensuring power supply to your RV with an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, the 9250's twist-lock L14-30R receptacle makes it transfer switch ready, enabling hassle-free connection to your breaker box for powering your home during outages.

Portability

At L30 x W26.2 x H26.1 in, the standard open frame design of the Powerhorse 9250 delivers stability alongside easy maintenance access to components and good air cooling. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

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 225 lbs. However, the limited maneuverability is remedied with its wheel kit and its folding handle, facilitating convenient shifting once the generator is positioned on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Powerhorse 9250

The 9250's control panel

To facilitate status and activity monitoring, a convenient meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours are embedded in the control panel of the 9250.

In addition to this info, the device's light indicator will illuminate to indicate if the oil level is too low.

The inclusion of a built-in fuel gauge in the generator streamlines gas level checks for quick and convenient assessments.

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

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the Powerhorse 9250 also comes with several accessories, including: funnel and tool kit.

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The Powerhorse 9250 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Powerhorse 9250 compare to generators of similar power (between 7000 and 8000 W).

  • At a dry weight of 225 pounds, the Powerhorse 9250 is one of the heavier devices which can produce between 7000 and 8000 running watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Sportsman GEN85KIDF, standing at just 133 lbs.
  • Given that the 9250 reaches an autonomy of around 9.6 hours with a full tank and at 50% load, it is placed within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful generators. If prolonged run time is essential to your needs, you could consider the Predator 9000, which offers one of the highest autonomy among devices with similar power output, lasting around 13 hours.
  • While run time is vital, it hinges on the fuel capacity. To grasp the full picture, we must also factor in fuel efficiency. This generator has a better fuel efficiency than other units in the aforementioned output range, consuming approximately 0.69 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. 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 7000-8000W generators, the Powerhorse 9250 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
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • Battery not included
  • No remote start
  • On the heavy side (225 lbs)

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine420 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty2 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts7,500 W
Starting watts9,250 W
Running amps (@120/240V)62.5/31.3 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)77.1/38.5 amps
Run time @50% load9.6 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank6.6 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight225 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)30 x 26.2 x 26.1 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
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 numbers102222

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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 9250 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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
Dish washer15003000
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Satelite receiver250250
Total5992 W7492 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Radiant heater13001300
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total5995 W6585 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Demolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total4740 W9240 W

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