Predator 4400 Spec Review

The Predator 4400 (58067) is a portable open frame inverter generator with a rated wattage of 3500 W and a starting wattage of 4400 W.

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Even though the pictures on this product page show wheels, the unit does not come with a wheel kit. It must be purchased separately.

Description

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In summary, the Predator 4400 is a portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

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 Predator 4400 in use

The Predator 4400

The Predator 4400 is powered by a 223 cc (6.5 hp) OHV 4-stroke engine. It delivers 120V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 3500W as well as a peak wattage of 4400W. Additionally, as the generator is parallel capable (parallel kit not included), it can be linked to a second unit for more power.

Enjoying a noise rating of 67 dBA (less noisy than an office), this inverter generator gets running thanks to a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

With a full tank, the 4400 can operate for up to 16 hours (fuel consumption around 0.2 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 3.2 gallons.

As the 4400 produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), sensitive electronics may be plugged in the AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 5 AC outlets:

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

Additionally, it features 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (USB-A) allowing you to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

While this Predator generator is not RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle can be used for a simple RV connection with an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor (included).

Portability

The typical, open frame design provides stability and enables the generator to be raised above ground level. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

The 4400 can be taken anywhere with you, thanks to its weight of 77 lbs. Furthermore, the open frame of the generator further helps when holding and moving it to a different place.

It is also possible to purchase the official wheel kit (opens in a new tab) to help you transport this unit more easily.

Features

Panel of the Predator 4400

The 4400's control panel

When the generator is on overload, the oil level is too low and the generator is ready, you will be informed by the featured light indicators.

The fuel level of the inverter generator can be determined quickly, easily, and conveniently with the help of its built-in fuel gauge.

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).

The unit also benefits from the Predator's CO SECURE™ carbon monoxide detection. This system monitors the accumulation of CO gas while the generator is running and will shut off the engine if the levels become dangerously high. It’s a welcomed additional security feature, but don’t forget to always take your generator outside (opens in a new tab).

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the Predator 4400's package also includes these accessories: funnel, RV adapter and tool kit.

Emissions

The Predator 4400 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

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

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The Predator 4400 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Predator 4400 compare to generators of similar power (between 3000 and 4000 W).

  • Weight-wise, the Predator 4400 has only 77 lbs, which renders it one of the lighter generators which produce 3000 to 4000 rated watts. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the WEN GN400i, weighing just 66.1 pounds.
  • Because this inverter generator emits noise as low as 67 dBA, it can be considered to have a pretty average expected noise rating for a device of its power. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Cat INV4000E with only 51 dBA.
  • The 4400, offering a run time of up to 16 hours with a full tank at a 25% load, falls within the average autonomy range when compared to its peers. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the Champion 200954, as it provides up to 22 hours.
  • Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator. This inverter generator has an average fuel consumption among comparably powerful devices, as it reaches 0.2 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 25% load. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.13 GPH, the Energizer eZV3500P is a device you should look out for.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Predator 4400 vs Predator 3500.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • CO SECURE™ technology
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • RV adapter included
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight for its kind (77 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (67 dBA)
  • Decent run time
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start
  • Weak warranty

Do you own the Predator 4400 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine223 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts3500 W
Starting watts4400 W
Running amps29.2 amps
Peak amps36.7 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load16 h
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port (USB-A)
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank3.2 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight77 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)Unknown
Noise (lower limit)67 dBA
THD< 3%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, and RV adapter
Warranty90 days
Other model numbers58067

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 Predator

Predator portable generators are solely distributed by the Harbor Freight Corporation, which has an impressive list of over 200 trademarked products. The Predator brand is one of their newer lines of outdoor power products. As with many other makes and models of power equipment sold by Harbor Freight, Predator generators are manufactured in China.

Warranty Information

The Predator 4400 is covered under a warranty for up to 90 days. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Predator generators, please consult Predator's warranty policies stated in the user manual (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support : 1-800-444-3353.

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 homeElectric fry pan15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Cell phone charger2020
Total2787 W3787 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Electric fry pan15001500
Radio100100
Total2790 W3380 W
For workGrinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total2740 W3840 W
Is it normal for the gas tank to smell as if had gasoline in it when it’s brand new? (Asked April 26, 2021)

Unit may have been factory tested.

Which wheel kit go's on the 4400 inverter? (Asked June 02, 2021)

The 10 in. wheel kit from Harbor Freight (opens in a new tab) fits this unit.

How much for the 4400/3500 (Asked July 23, 2021)

The unit retails for $599.99.

How do you adjust the CO2 sensor it’s too sensitive (Asked July 23, 2021)

The CO sensor should not be tampered with, and only be serviced by a qualified technician.

Couldn't find the right answer for you? Ask your own question.

Predator 4400
5.7 Total Score
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Value
3.3
Quality
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Performance
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  1. 1.4
    Price
    80
    Value
    10
    Quality
    10
    Performance
    10

    Big let down.it would not power 1500 watt Ac unit in my 2012 keystone camper. I borrowed one of my friends 4000 why generator and it had no problem whatsoever, After I ran it for a week because it was chilly the motor started to rattle and shake the whole housing in Rab open down in the exhaust muffler became Extremely loose and a few screws came out dropping the motor

    + PROS:
    • Rv plugs
    - CONS:
    • Wouldn’t power ac unit
    • Microwave low power
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  2. 2.9
    Price
    60
    Value
    10
    Quality
    70
    Performance
    90

    Like many others have found, it will NOT power a 13,500 BTU a/c even though it is advertised to do so. Bought for exclusive RV use. Have bigger unit for home use so this Predator is basically useless. H/F 20% restock fees suck even when products don’t do the job that they are advertised to do.

    + PROS:
    • Easy start. Engine strong.
    - CONS:
    • As stated in review.
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  3. 4.4
    Price
    100
    Value
    80
    Quality
    80
    Performance
    90

    This has been a great little generator. It has powered my grand design reflection with no problem and that includes the a/c.

    + PROS:
    • Super quiet. Ran non stop for 3 days turned off only to fill up fuel. Powered everything in my camper including 15000 BTU a/c. I will say though, if you forget to flip the throttle switch it will not run the a/c.
    - CONS:
    • None yet. I’ve had it for 3 months now.
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