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Pulsar G10KBN - 8000/10000W Dual Fuel Generator

The Pulsar G10KBN is a portable open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 8,000 W and a starting wattage of 10,000 W.

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  • $1,099.00 - January 7, 2024
  • $1,199.00 - October 5, 2023
  • $1,399.00 - March 15, 2023
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  • Highest Price: $1,399.00 - March 15, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $1,099.00 - January 7, 2024

Description

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In summary, the Pulsar G10KBN is a portable generator especially useful for:

  • 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
  • RV travellers looking for even more independence

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 Pulsar G10KBN in use

The Pulsar G10KBN

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the Pulsar G10KBN delivers 120/240V and offers power and versatility. When gasoline-powered, it benefits from a running wattage of 8,000W and a peak wattage of 10,000W. When propane-powered, it has 7,000 rated watts and 9,000 peak watts.

Enjoying a noise rating of 76 dBA (less noisy than a dishwasher), this generator can be started thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism, but also to a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included).

The G10KBN, with a fuel capacity of 6.6 gallons, reaches a run time of around 12 hours at 50% load utilizing gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.55 GPH). Alternatively, it can reach a run time of around 6 hours (estimation based on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.78 GPH) with propane.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R)
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

In addition, it provides 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A output allowing you to easily charge your batteries.

If you own an RV with a 50-amp service, you can consider this Pulsar unit as RV-ready, as it features a 14-50R outlet. In addition, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the G10KBN is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

The design of the Pulsar G10KBN is a typical, open frame, with the dimensions of L28.5 x W21.8 x H23 in, offering support and stability and enabling the possibility of raising it above ground level. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

While the generator is considered to be technically 'portable' (in the sense that you can move it), manually lifting and transporting it may be challenging, due to its high weight of 209 lbs. However, its challenging mobility is solved by its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle, which will ease its displacement, once it is on the floor.

Features

Panel of the Pulsar G10KBN

The G10KBN's control panel

The G10KBN's control center features a convenient meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours to aid you with the monitoring of its status and activity.

In addition to this info, when the oil level is too low, you will be informed by the featured light indicator.

A built-in fuel gauge allows for a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the generator.

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), giving you a peace of mind during use.

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the Pulsar G10KBN also is packed along with the following accessories: funnel, tool kit and propane hose.

Emissions

The Pulsar G10KBN is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. It can therefore be sold and purchased in all 50 states, including California.

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

The Pulsar G10KBN versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Pulsar G10KBN compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 7500 and 8500 W).

  • Regarding its weight, the Pulsar G10KBN only weighs in at 209 pounds, which means it's one of the lighter dual fuel generators in the 7500-8500 rated wattage range. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the Cummins Onan P9500df, with a dry weight of just 194 pounds.
  • This generator, with its lowest possible noise rated at 76 dBA falls into the more noisy category, compared to other devices of a similar running wattage. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Pulsar PGD95BiSCO with only 62 dBA.
  • The G10KBN provides one of the highest run time among similarly powerful dual fuel devices, reaching around 12 hours at 50% load.
  • The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. This generator is one of the most fuel efficient models of the aforementioned output range, as its estimated fuel consumption reaches just 0.55 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Pulsar G10KBN vs Pulsar PG10000B16.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 7500-8500W dual fuel generators, the Pulsar G10KBN 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • Several accessories included
  • Electric start
  • Lightweight for its kind (209 lbs)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • On the noisy side (76 dBA)

Do you own the Pulsar G10KBN and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine420 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty2 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts8,000 W7,000 W
Starting watts10,000 W9,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)66.7/33.3 amps58.3/29.2 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)83.3/41.7 amps75/37.5 amps
Run time @50% load12 h6 h *
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A output
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank6.6 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight209 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)28.5 x 21.8 x 23 in
Noise (lower limit)76 dBA
THDUnknown
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
UPC814726023966

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.
* Propane runtime is our own estimation, based on a 20 lbs tank and NIST 1994 GGE (Gasoline Gallon Equivalent) formula: 5.66 lbs of propane = 1 gal of gasoline.

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About Pulsar

Pulsar is a brand registered under the Pulsar Products inc., based in California, USA. The company offers a decent choice of air compressors, pressure washers and of course, generators – which range from 1,2 kW to 10 kW and include dual fuel and RV-Ready designs. Pulsar has several facilities scattered throughout the US, including two distribution centers – one in California and second in Illinois. However, the production of their products seems to be outsourced overseas, to the continent of Asia.

Warranty Information

The Pulsar G10KBN 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 Pulsar generators, please contact the Pulsar Customer Support: 1-866-591-8921.

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 homeSump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Furnace fan (1/2 hp)8752350
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Electric range21002100
Hair dryer18001900
Slow cooker270270
Radio100100
Total6387 W7862 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
RV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
Blender400850
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total6395 W6985 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Paint sprayer600600
Bug zapper8080
Total5480 W9980 W
How can I get the gas regulator and hours, voltaje, frecuency meter for Pulsar dual generator G10KNB?. Regards Angel (Asked June 13, 2022)

Replacement parts can be ordered through Pulsar: 1-866-591-8921,

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    Michael Rhoads July 24, 2022 at 11:00 pm
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    I was able to get mine a few years ago when the dual fuel capability was quite limited to only a few manufacturers. Even with shipping I paid less than $700 for mine.
    After Hurricane Ida my unit ran for over 80 hours non-stop without any issues. It powered the entire house (2,400 sq ft) including the central air. (Obviously we never used the clothes washer or dryer)
    This was truly one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.
    I have not tried using it with propane, but it seems quite straight forward.

    + PROS:
    • Even with shipping I paid less than $700 for mine.
    • It powered the entire house (2,400 sq ft) including the central air. (Obviously we never used the clothes washer or dryer)
    - CONS:
    • As the professional review states, it is not the quietest generator available. But if my power is out I don’t really care that much about noise. For a different application I might care more, but the price is likely much higher.
    • Portable? Yes, with the easily attached wheels and grip handles. But, it is 200 or so pounds so calling it portable needs a bit of understanding.
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