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Pulsar PG10000B16 - 8000/10000W Dual Fuel Generator With Electric Start

The Pulsar PG10000B16 is a portable open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 8,000 W and a starting wattage of 10,000 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $800.00 - July 10, 2024
  • $720.00 - July 7, 2024
  • $949.00 - June 26, 2024
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Since: June 26, 2024
  • Highest Price: $949.00 - June 26, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $720.00 - July 7, 2024

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 (opens in a new tab))

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In a few words, the Pulsar PG10000B16 is a portable generator perfectly suited for:

  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level

Over the following sections, you'll uncover its power characteristics, the selection of outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it includes.

Power & Run Time

The Pulsar PG10000B16 in use

The Pulsar PG10000B16

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the Pulsar PG10000B16 provides a 120/240V output and offers both versatility and power. When utilizing gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 8,000W and a starting wattage of 10,000W. Alternatively, when operating on propane, it provides 7,000 running watts and 9,000 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.

Featuring a noise rating of 76 dBA (less noisy than a vacuum cleaner), the generator is equipped with both a conventional pull-start mechanism and a no-fuss and convenient electric starter (battery included) for starting.

In terms of run time, the PG10000B16, boasting a 8 gallons fuel tank, can run for around 12 hours at 50% load on a full tank of gasoline (with fuel consumption averaging 0.67 gallons per hour). Additionally, it provides around 6 hours (estimation based on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.78 GPH) of operation with propane.

Outlets

The control panel is equipped with 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 with which charging your batteries is made easy.

For RV owners with a 50-amp service, this Pulsar unit is RV-ready, boasting a 14-50R outlet. In addition, equipped with a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the PG10000B16 is engineered to be transfer switch ready, enabling simple hookup to your breaker box to provide backup power for your home during blackouts.

Portability

With dimensions of L28.5 x W21.8 x H23 in, the traditional open frame design of the Pulsar PG10000B16 ensures stability while allowing easy maintenance access to components and promoting effective air cooling. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

Despite its weight of 209 lbs, the generator is considered 'portable,' signifying its capability to be moved, albeit its heaviness may hinder easy transport. Despite the restricted maneuverability, its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle provides a solution, allowing for convenient shifting once the generator is positioned on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Pulsar PG10000B16

The PG10000B16's control panel

The PG10000B16 and its control panel include a convenient meter, offering voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours readings. This feature comes handy when monitoring its status and activity.

The inclusion of a built-in fuel gauge in the generator streamlines gas level checks for quick and convenient assessments.

As far as security is concerned, the generator comes with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), providing peace of mind during use.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Pulsar PG10000B16, the following accessories are also included: tool kit, propane hose and funnel.

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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 dual fuel generators of similar power (between 7500 and 8500 W).

  • Considering its weight, the Pulsar PG10000B16 registers at a modest 209 pounds, placing it among the lighter dual fuel generators in the 7500 to 8500 rated wattage selection. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Cummins Onan P9500df, weighing just 194 pounds.
  • In comparison to generators with a similar running wattage, this generator's lowest emitted noise of 76 dBA can be considered noisy. If you are concerned with noise, check out the DuroMax XP9500iH, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 61 dBA.
  • Thanks to an impressive running time of around 12 hours at 50% load, the PG10000B16 benefits from one of the highest run times among dual fuel generators of a similar output.
  • Run time is a key metric, but it's dependent on the generator's fuel tank capacity. Therefore, discussing fuel efficiency is necessary for a complete understanding. At an estimated fuel consumption of 0.67 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, this generator is a rather fuel-efficient one within its wattage category. If minimizing fuel usage is one of your key priorities, the Cummins Onan P9500df is one of the most efficient devices with similar power output, with a gasoline consumption of only 0.6 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 7500-8500W dual fuel generators, the Pulsar PG10000B16 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
  • Electric start
  • Switch & Go technology
  • Lightweight for its kind (209 lbs)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • On the noisy side (76 dBA)

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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
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 8 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
ComplianceEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
UPC814726022464

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 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.

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 homeElectric fry pan15001500
Dish washer15003000
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Security system180180
Total6372 W7872 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Satelite receiver250250
Total6390 W6980 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Drill600900
Bug zapper8080
Total5480 W9980 W
Gas tank is it steal Is it safe to charge our phones and computers (Asked December 26, 2020)

The unit has a steel gas tank. Its THD can get above 5% at any time.

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