Pulsar PG13000BRCO - 10200/13000W Dual Fuel Generator

The Pulsar PG13000BRCO is a powerful open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 10,200 W and a starting wattage of 13,000 W.

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Price history for the Pulsar PG13000BRCO
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  • $1,075.38 - September 26, 2023
  • $1,344.22 - September 25, 2023
  • $1,075.38 - September 24, 2023
  • $1,344.22 - September 6, 2023
  • $999.00 - August 25, 2023
  • $1,075.38 - July 6, 2023
  • $999.00 - June 23, 2023
  • $1,344.22 - June 20, 2023
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Since: January 31, 2023
  • Highest Price: $1,344.22 - February 8, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $940.80 - May 28, 2023


Zoom on the Pulsar PG13000BRCO

In a nutshell, the Pulsar PG13000BRCO is a powerful portable generator mostly geared towards professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment.

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 PG13000BRCO in use

The Pulsar PG13000BRCO

The dual-fuel technology of the Pulsar PG13000BRCO allows for an output of 120/240V and provides superb power and versatility. If gasoline-powered, the device provides a running wattage of 10,200W and a starting wattage of 13,000W. If propane-powered, it gives 9,200 rated watts and 11,500 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.

Enjoying a noise rating of 81 dBA (just slightly more noisy than an alarm clock), this generator can be started thanks to a simple traditional pull-start mechanism, but also to a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). To add further convenience, the PG13000BRCO can be remotely started (key fob included).

The running time of the PG13000BRCO, with its 9.5 gallons fuel capacity, can reach around 9.5 hours at 50% load on a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 1 GPH). With propane, it can reach around 3.5 hours (estimation based on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 1.34 GPH).


The control panel features the upcoming 7 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

It also sports 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A output allowing you to easily charge your batteries.

While this Pulsar 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. Besides, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the PG13000BRCO is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.


With its dimensions of L30.8 x W29.2 x H26.5 in, the conventional, open frame design of the Pulsar PG13000BRCO offers stability and allows the generator to be raised above ground level. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Even though this device may be technically portable (as in movable), manipulation and transportation without special equipment can be a challenge, as it weighs 231 pounds. Nevertheless, thanks to its wheel kit (⌀12") and its folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.


Panel of the Pulsar PG13000BRCO

The PG13000BRCO's control panel

To help you monitor the PG13000BRCO's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a convenient meter showing you 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 standpoint, the product offers an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

The unit also benefits from Pulsar's CO Sentry carbon monoxide detection. The sensor monitors for the accumulation of poisonous carbon monoxide gas around the generator, and shuts down the engine is increasing levels of CO gas are detected.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual, letting you start the generator quickly, the Pulsar PG13000BRCO also comes with several accessories, including: key fob and propane hose.


The Pulsar PG13000BRCO 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 and therefore, can be used in forested areas.

The Pulsar PG13000BRCO versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Pulsar PG13000BRCO compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 9500 and 10500 W).

  • A weight of 231 lbs makes the Pulsar PG13000BRCO one of the heavier dual fuel devices in the 9500-10500 rated wattage range. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Rainier R12000DF, standing at just 196 lbs.
  • As this generator has its lowest possible noise of 81 dBA, it should be considered noisier compared to its peers of a comparable 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 Westinghouse WGen9500DF, whose lowest noise levels reach just 74 dBA.
  • The PG13000BRCO, falls within the average autonomy range compared to dual fuel generators of a roughly same power, with a run time of around 9.5 hours at a 50% load and a full tank. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Pulsar G12KBN, which is able to run for around 12 hours.
  • 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 rather wasteful, compared to other devices within the aforementioned output range, when it comes to gasoline consumption, as it reaches roughly 1 GPH at a 50% load. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.55 GPH, the Rainier R12000DF is a device you could look out for.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 9500-10500W dual fuel generators, the Pulsar PG13000BRCO 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

  • In the expected price range
  • Dual Fuel
  • CO Sentry technology
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • 4 different AC outlet types
  • Remote start
  • Switch & Go technology
  • Decent run time
  • On the heavy side (231 lbs)
  • On the noisy side (81 dBA)
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine500 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts10,200 W9,200 W
Starting watts13,000 W11,500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)85/42.5 amps76.7/38.3 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)108.3/54.2 amps95.8/47.9 amps
Run time @50% load9.5 h3.5 h *
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A output
Data centerVFT
Fuel tank9.5 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Weight231 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)30.8 x 29.2 x 26.5 in
Noise (lower limit)81 dBA
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedKey fob, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit

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 PG13000BRCO 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 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 homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Dish washer15003000
Electric fry pan15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Washing machine9001650
Total8142 W9642 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Total8140 W8730 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Demolition hammer12601260
Circular saw12003200
Reciprocating saw730960
Bug zapper8080
Total8070 W12570 W

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    Expeditas Oconnor March 22, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    We used it 4 times and it runs after 1 min and shut off. The start button and remote does not work also

    + PROS:
    • Price is better than any other generator
    - CONS:
    • Did not work at all after 4 times uses
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