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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.

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Price history for the Powermate PM7500DF
Latest updates:
  • $789.99 - January 31, 2023
  • $869.99 - December 27, 2022
  • $836.00 - December 13, 2022
  • $839.99 - December 7, 2022
  • $869.99 - December 3, 2022
  • $929.99 - August 14, 2022
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Since: August 14, 2022
  • Highest Price: $929.99 - August 14, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $789.99 - January 31, 2023

Description

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In summary, the Powermate PM7500DF is a portable generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • Food truck owners who want to ensure that their business is fully self-contained and does not rely on potentially unreliable external power
  • 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

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

Power & Run Time

The dual-fuel technology of the Powermate PM7500DF allows for an output of 120/240V and provides superb power and versatility. If gasoline-powered, the device provides a running wattage of 6,000W and a starting wattage of 7,500W. If propane-powered, it gives 5,640 rated watts and 7,180 starting watts.

This generator is started via a conventional pull-start mechanism.

With a fuel capacity of 8 gallons, the PM7500DF can operate for around 11 hours at 50% load using gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.73 GPH), or for around 6 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.78 GPH) using propane.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 5 AC outlets:

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

Since the PM7500DF bears a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it is easily connectible to a breaker box and can power your home in case of 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 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 172 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. 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

Monitoring of the PM7500DF's status and activity is made possible by a digital data center, which provides information on the lifetime run hours and is one of the features of its control panel.

Thanks to a built-in fuel gauge, the generator allows you to quickly, conveniently and easily check the gas level at a glance.

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker).

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual to get you promptly started, the Powermate PM7500DF also comes with some accessories: propane hose and oil are included.

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, making it usable 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 weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Pulsar G65BN with only 126 pounds.
  • Since the PM7500DF boasts with a run time of around 11 hours at 50% load, it can be safely judged as a device of a higher run time than most dual fuel generators of a comparable output. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Firman H05751, reaching around 12 hours.
  • Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. This generator is somewhat less fuel efficient than devices of comparable output: its estimated fuel consumption reaches 0.73 GPH at a 50% load. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Genmax GM7250iEDC, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.45 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 5500-6500W dual fuel generators, the Powermate PM7500DF 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • 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
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine420 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
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 outlets1x 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
Warranty3 years
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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeSump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Furnace fan (1/2 hp)8752350
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Electric range21002100
Blender400850
Security system180180
Total4797 W6272 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Total4780 W5200 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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