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Powermate CX1400 Spec Review

The Powermate CX1400 (PC0141400) is a compact and lightweight open frame portable generator with a rated wattage of 1400 W and a starting wattage of 1700 W.

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Description

Trust in the portable power of Powermate’s CX Series generators. Featuring extended run times and sturdy framework for stable mobility, the CX Series are ideal for a variety of occasions like camping, picnics, tailgating and emergency home backup. CX Series generators are easy to power up, and their compact design takes up minimal storage space.

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In summary, the Powermate CX1400 is a compact and lightweight portable generator especially useful for:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • Amateur DIY lovers

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 information.

Power & Run Time

The Powermate CX1400 is powered by a 98 cc Powermate OHV 4-stroke engine. It delivers 120V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 1400W as well as a peak wattage of 1700W.

Its starting mechanism is based on a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

Thanks to a fuel capacity of 1.5 gallon, the CX1400 can operate for around 8.5 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.18 GPH).

Outlets

The control panel features the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Additionally, it features 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle allowing you to easily charge your batteries.

Portability

The Powermate CX1400 has the following dimensions: L19.8 x W15.6 x H15.9 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

The 60 lbs of the CX1400's dry weight enables you to use it anywhere you will ever need. Moreover, grabbing and moving this product is made even easier by its open frame design.

Features

Panel of the Powermate CX1400

The CX1400's control panel

The CX1400's status and activity may be monitored conveniently via the control panel, as it features a convenient meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours.

The generator includes a built-in fuel gauge, a quick, easy and convenient method of checking the device’s gas level.

Security-wise, this product benefits from an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the Powermate CX1400's package also includes these accessories: tool kit, oil and funnel.

Emissions

The Powermate CX1400 is neither EPA approved nor CARB-compliant..

However, it features a spark arrestor, making it usable in forested areas.

The Powermate CX1400 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Powermate CX1400 compare to generators of similar power (between 500 and 1500 W).

  • A weight of 60 lbs makes the Powermate CX1400 one of the heavier devices in the 500-1500 rated wattage range. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above mentioned power range is the Sportsman GEN1000i, with a dry weight of just 20.3 pounds.
  • The CX1400, falls within the average autonomy range compared to generators of a roughly same power, with a run time of around 8.5 hours at a 50% load and a full tank. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Pulsar PG2000, reaching around 12 hours.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. In fact, this generator is not among the most fuel efficient, within the aforementioned wattage range : its estimated gasoline consumption at 50% load is around 0.18 GPH. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Ryobi RYi1000, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.08 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 500-1500W generators, the Powermate CX1400 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
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • No EPA or CARB compliance
  • On the heavy side (60 lbs)
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Powermate CX1400 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine98 cc Powermate OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts1400 W
Starting watts1700 W
Running amps11.7 amps
Peaks amps14.2 amps
Run time @50% load8.5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank1.5 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight60 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)19.8 x 15.6 x 15.9 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
THDUnknown
EmissionsN/A
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, and tool kit
Warranty2 years
Other model numbersPC0141400

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.

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About Powermate

Powermate’s history is somewhat enigmatic, but they claim to have been on the market for over 40 years, selling portable generators and various outdoor power equipment. What we know for sure is that in 2009, they have signed under what they call “partnership” (more accurately ownership) with the Italian PRAMAC. As of 2020, it would seem that Generac has now taken over the manufacturing of Powermate's portable generators.

Warranty Information

The Powermate CX1400 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 Powermate generators, please consult Powermate's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-445-1805.

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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Blender400850
Radio100100
Total692 W1692 W
For campingRV refrigerator180600
Toaster oven800800
Radio100100
Total1080 W1500 W
For workConcrete vibrator (1 hp)10801080
Total1080 W1080 W
Can it power a washing machine of 6.0 Amps 60 Hz 120 Volt? (Asked August 23, 2020)

6A x 120V = 720W. Note that this value most likely represents the running wattage. You'd need to know how many amps your washing machine draws when it starts. Learn more about running and starting watts.

What kind of oil does it use? Or recommend (Asked August 25, 2020)

The recommended oil depends on the temperature. A diagram is available page 9 of the owner's manual.

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