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Powermate PM7500 - 6000/7500W Portable Generator

The Powermate PM7500 is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 6,000 W and a starting wattage of 7,500 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

The PM7500 features a steel frame and a compact design with integrated wheels and handle that makes it easy to move and put in place. With 7500 starting watts and 6000 running watts, this generator is powerful and versatile enough to power tools for your next DIY project and to provide emergency backup power in the case of an outage.

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In a few words, the Powermate PM7500 is a portable generator perfectly suited for:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • 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 be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

In the forthcoming sections, you'll delve into its power characteristics, the various outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the additional features it boasts.

Power & Run Time

The Powermate PM7500 in use

The Powermate PM7500

The Powermate PM7500's design includes a gasoline-fueled 420 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120/240V output, it gives a running wattage of 6,000W and also a peak wattage of 7,500W.

This generator is equipped with a traditional recoil pull-start mechanism. It features Powermate's PowerDial™, an easy-to-use dial with three operation settings.

Thanks to a fuel capacity of 8 gallons, the PM7500 can operate for up to 14 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.57 GPH).

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 5 AC outlets:

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

With its twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the PM7500 is designed to be transfer switch ready, allowing easy connection to your breaker box for powering your home during a blackout.

Portability

At L31 x W27 x H26.4 in, the standard open frame design of the Powermate PM7500 delivers stability alongside easy maintenance access to components and good air cooling. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

While weighing 170 lbs, the generator is classified as 'portable,' indicating its mobility, albeit its heftiness may limit portability in specific situations. 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 Powermate PM7500

The PM7500's control panel

Featuring a digital data center on its control panel, the PM7500 offers you convenient access to essential information about the lifetime run hours, facilitating effective monitoring of its activity and status.

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

As far as security is concerned, the generator comes with an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, providing peace of mind during use.

In addition to the standard documentation and the user manual for prompt setup, Powermate has also included accessory] in the packaging of the PM7500.

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The Powermate PM7500 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Powermate PM7500 compare to generators of similar power (between 5500 and 6500 W).

  • As its weight is 170 pounds, the Powermate PM7500 falls in the expected weight range of the devices in the 5500-6500 rated wattage category. Weight-conscious users may find the Pulsar PGDA70BiSCO appealing, as it is one of the top contenders in this power range, weighing just 118 pounds.
  • Regarding its runtime, the PM7500 operates for up to 14 hours at a 25% load, positioning it at the lower spectrum among comparable products. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the DuroMax XP7500DX, boasting with up to 18 hours.
  • Run time is a key metric, but it's dependent on the generator's fuel capacity. Therefore, discussing fuel efficiency is necessary to get the full picture. This generator is not fuel-efficient compared to devices of similar output: its estimated fuel consumption stands at 0.57 GPH at a 25% load. To prioritize fuel savings, we advise considering the DuroMax XP7000iH, which stands out for its gasoline efficiency, consuming just 0.19 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 5500-6500W generators, the Powermate PM7500 is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget generator.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • GFCI Outlets
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (170 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • No electric start
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Powermate PM7500 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine420 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts6,000 W
Starting watts7,500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)50/25 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)62.5/31.3 amps
Run time @50% load11 h
Run time @25% load14 h
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 8 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight170 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)31 x 27 x 26.4 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
THDUnknown
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil and wheel kit
Other model numbersP0081400
UPC696471080360

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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. In 2009, they have signed under what they call “partnership” (more accurately ownership) with the Italian PRAMAC. In 2014, Generac acquired Powermate from PRAMAC.

Warranty Information

The Powermate PM7500 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 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 generator sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeDish washer15003000
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Electric fry pan15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Radio100100
Total4792 W6292 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Radio100100
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total4795 W5385 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Drain cleaner250250
Bug zapper8080
Total4790 W7490 W
What is the noise rating of the PM7500?

Due to the lack of standardization in noise emission measurement, Powermate (Generac) does not provide their units' noise levels.

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