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Powermate PM7500DF - 6000/7500W Dual Fuel Generator

The Powermate PM7500DF is a portable open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 6,000 W and a starting wattage of 7,500 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $499.99 - March 22, 2024
  • $649.00 - May 26, 2023
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Since: May 26, 2023
  • Highest Price: $649.00 - May 26, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $499.99 - March 22, 2024

Description

Zoom on the Powermate PM7500DF

In a nutshell, the Powermate PM7500DF is a portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • 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, including its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

With its dual-fuel technology, the powerful and versatile Powermate PM7500DF provides an output of 120/240V. While gasoline-powered, it gives a running wattage of 6,000W along with a peak wattage of 7,500W. While propane-powered, it provides 5,640 rated watts and 7,180 starting watts.

The generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

The running time of the PM7500DF, with its 8 gallons fuel capacity, can reach around 11 hours at 50% load on a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.73 GPH). With propane, it can reach around 6 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.78 GPH).

Outlets

The control panel features the following 5 AC outlets:

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

As the PM7500DF holds a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: you'll easily be able to connect it to your breaker box to power your home during a power outage.

Portability

With its dimensions of L31 x W27.7 x H26.4 in, the conventional, open frame design of the Powermate PM7500DF offers stability and allows the generator to be raised above ground level. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Even though this device may be technically portable (as in movable), manipulation and transportation without special equipment can be a challenge, as it weighs 172 pounds. Nevertheless, it can still be moved quite conveniently with the help of its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle, once it is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Powermate PM7500DF

The PM7500DF's control panel

To help you monitor the PM7500DF's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the lifetime run hours.

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

From a security standpoint, the product offers an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual, which lets you start it right away, the Powermate PM7500DF also is packed along with the following accessories: oil and propane hose.

Emissions

The Powermate PM7500DF is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

However, it features a spark arrestor, which makes it suitable for use in forested areas.

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The Powermate PM7500DF versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Powermate PM7500DF compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 5500 and 6500 W).

  • Having a dry weight of 172 lbs, the Powermate PM7500DF belongs in the expected weight range for dual fuel generators which produce 5500 to 6500 rated watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the Pulsar PGDA70BiSCO, with a dry weight of just 118 pounds.
  • Thanks to an impressive running time of around 11 hours at 50% load, the PM7500DF benefits from a higher run time than many dual fuel generators of a similar output. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Firman H05751, which is able to run for around 12 hours.
  • While the run time is an important parameter, it is dependent on the fuel tank's capacity and thus, doesn't say much on its own unless we consider fuel consumption as well. This generator is rather wasteful, compared to other devices within the aforementioned output range, when it comes to gasoline consumption, as it reaches roughly 0.73 GPH at a 50% load. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Pulsar PGDA70BiSCO. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.42 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 5500-6500W dual fuel generators, the Powermate PM7500DF 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • High run time
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (172 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • No electric start
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Powermate PM7500DF and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine420 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts6,000 W5,640 W
Starting watts7,500 W7,180 W
Running amps (@120/240V)50/25 amps47/23.5 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)62.5/31.3 amps59.8/29.9 amps
Run time @50% load11 h6 h
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
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 tank8 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight172 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)31 x 27.7 x 26.4 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
THDUnknown
ComplianceEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, propane hose, and wheel kit
Other model numbersP0081800

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. 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 PM7500DF 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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeElectric fry pan15001500
Dish washer15003000
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
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 PM7500DF?

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

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