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Pulsar PG10000B16 Spec Review

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The Pulsar PG10000B16 is an open frame dual fuel portable generator with a rated wattage of 8000 W and a starting wattage of 10000 W.

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Description

When you need the convenience of portability and the power to perform, the Pulsar PG10000B16 dual fuel generator is a strong candidate for satisfying your power needs. This dual fuel generator can operate on gasoline or liquid propane with a simple flip of a switch. Its patented Switch & Go technology allows you to switch from LPG to gas or gas to LP while the generator is running. This generator is ideal for the job site, home use and outdoor activities. Featuring a strong powder coat steel frame, no-flat tires, fold-down locking handle, electric start and cutting-edge technology, this unit makes an outstanding addition to anyone’s assortment of must-have portable power. (source: Pulsar)

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In summary, the Pulsar PG10000B16 is a portable generator especially useful for food van owners and people participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals.

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 parameters.

Power & Run Time

With its dual-fuel technology, the powerful and versatile Pulsar PG10000B16 provides an output of 120/240V. While gasoline-powered, it gives a running wattage of 8000W along with a peak wattage of 10000W. While propane-powered, it provides 7000 rated watts and 9000 starting watts.

Pulsar’s patented Switch & Go technology allows you to switch from propane to gasoline or from gasoline to propane while the generator is running.

The generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism and also a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). It is rated for a noise of 76 dBA (less noisy than a dishwasher).

With a fuel capacity of 8 gallons, the PG10000B16 can operate for around 12 hours at 50% load using gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.67 GPH), or for around 9 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.52 GPH) using propane.

Several examples of what the generator may allow you to power simultaneously are:Note: The examples above are based on a maximum load of 75% and estimated wattages. The devices also may not be able to start at the same time. For a more accurate estimation, use our wattage calculator.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 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.

As the PG10000B16 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

The Pulsar PG10000B16 has the following dimensions: L28.5 x W21.8 x H23 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 209 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. Never less, thanks to a wheel kit (⌀10") and a folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.

Features

Panel of the Pulsar PG10000B16

The PG10000B16's control panel

The PG10000B16's status and activity may be monitored conveniently via the control panel, as it features a convenient meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours.

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 overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, giving you a peace of mind during use.

Besides the usual set of documentation and user manual to get you promptly started, Pulsar also included a propane hose in the PG10000B16's packaging.

Emissions

The Pulsar PG10000B16 is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

Product Video

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The Pulsar PG10000B16 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Pulsar PG10000B16 compare to generators of similar power (between 7500 and 8500 W).

  • Having a dry weight of 209 lbs, the Pulsar PG10000B16 belongs in the expected weight range for generators which produce 7500 to 8500 rated watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above mentioned power range is the Lifan LF8750iEPL, with a dry weight of just 185 pounds.
  • This generator, with its lowest possible noise rated at 76 dBA falls into the more noisy category, compared to other devise of a similar running wattage. If you’d prefer a less noisy device, one of the most quiet devices, which share the same power range with this one, is the Powermate DF7500E, whose lowest noise levels reach just 68 dBA.
  • As the PG10000B16 features an autonomy of 12 hours at 50% load, it has a higher run time than an average generator of its power range.
  • 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. With an estimated gasoline consumption of 0.67 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, this generator is among the more fuel efficient of the products in the above-mentioned wattage range. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Westinghouse WPro8500, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.55 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other 7500-8500W generators, the Pulsar PG10000B16 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
  • Electric start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Switch & Go technology
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (209 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • No spark arrestor
  • On the noisy side (76 dBA)

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Where to buy the Pulsar PG10000B16?

You can easily buy your Pulsar generator online. You will benefit from a convenient delivery and avoid carrying the heavy package yourself. Here are a few reliable online sellers:
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Features and Specifications

General

InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine420 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric

Power

VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
GasolinePropane
Running watts8000 W7000 W
Starting watts10000 W9000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)66.7/33.3 amps58.3/29.2 amps
Peaks amps (@120/240V)83.3/41.7 amps75/37.5 amps
Run time @50% load12 h9 h
Run time @25% loadN/AN/A

Features

GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A output
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank8 gal
Fuel gaugeYes

Misc

Weight209 lbs
Dimensions (L x W x H)28.5 x 21.8 x 23 in
Noise (lower limit)76 dBA
THDN/A
EmissionsEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorNo
NeutralN/A
Accessories includedPropane hose
Warranty2 years

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.

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 PG10000B16 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.

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