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Pulsar PG13000BRCO - 10200/13000W Dual Fuel Generator With Remote Start

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  • $1,068.28 - June 18, 2024
  • $1,335.35 - June 16, 2024
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Since: July 6, 2023
  • Highest Price: $1,389.22 - February 4, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $940.95 - November 11, 2023

Description

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In a nutshell, the Pulsar PG13000BRCO is a powerful portable generator mostly geared towards professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure.

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 PG13000BRCO in use

The Pulsar PG13000BRCO

Featuring dual-fuel technology, the Pulsar PG13000BRCO provides 120/240V, as well as versatility and power. Running on gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 10,200W and a peak wattage of 13,000W. Alternatively, when fueled by propane, it offers 9,200 running watts and 11,500 peak 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.

At a noise rating of 81 dBA (just slightly more noisy than garbage disposal), this generator can be started via a conventional pull-start mechanism, or a hassle-free and practical electric starter (battery included). Moreover, to offer you even more convenience, the PG13000BRCO can also be remotely started (key fob included).

Regarding its running time, the PG13000BRCO, with a 9.5 gallons fuel tank, can operate for around 9.5 hours at 50% load with a full gasoline tank (with fuel consumption estimated at around 1 gallons per hour). It also offers around 3.5 hours (estimation based on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 1.34 GPH) of operation when using propane.

Outlets

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

Moreover, it comes equipped with 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A output making battery charging a breeze.

Despite not having the 'RV Ready' status, this Pulsar generator provides the benefit of convenient RV compatibility through its L5-30R receptacle, enabling you to easily power your RV using an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, with its twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the PG13000BRCO is configured to be transfer switch ready, allowing straightforward connection to your breaker box to supply backup power to your home during outages.

Portability

Measuring L30.8 x W29.2 x H26.5 in, the Pulsar PG13000BRCO showcases a classic open frame layout, guaranteeing stability and simple maintenance access to components, while facilitating air circulation. The device has been designed for tough 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. Still, once it is on the ground, its wheel kit (⌀12") and its folding handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.

Features

Panel of the Pulsar PG13000BRCO

The PG13000BRCO's control panel

The PG13000BRCO and its control panel include a convenient meter, showing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours metrics. This feature comes handy when monitoring its status and activity.

The built-in fuel gauge of the generator ensures simple and quick gas level assessments.

From a security standpoint, the generator is furnished with an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, ensuring peace of mind during operation.

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.

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual, which lets you start it right away, the Pulsar PG13000BRCO also is packed along with the following accessories: key fob and propane hose.

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).

  • With a weight of 231 lbs, the Pulsar PG13000BRCO sits in the heavier end of the spectrum among dual fuel generators rated from 9500 to 10500. Weight-conscious users may find the Pulsar PG12000B appealing, as it is one of the top contenders in this power range, weighing just 205 pounds.
  • Among the generators of a comparable running wattage, this generator with a lowest noise of 81 dBA can be judged as noisy. If you wish to prioritize minimal noise, the DuroMax XP13000HX stands out as one of the quietest options among generators of similar power, with a rating of 74 dBA.
  • Offering around 9.5 hours of running time on a full tank at 50% load, the PG13000BRCO is within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful dual fuel generators. If run time is one of your main concerns, the Pulsar G12KBN could be worth looking at. It boasts one of the highest run times among units of comparable power, lasting around 12 hours.
  • While the run time is an important parameter, it is dependent on the fuel tank's capacity and thus, doesn't say much on its own unless we consider fuel consumption as well. Among generators of similar output, this generator ranks somewhat poorly in fuel efficiency, with an estimated consumption of 1 GPH at a 50% load. If minimizing fuel usage is one of your key priorities, the Pulsar G12KBN is one of the most efficient devices with similar power output, with a gasoline consumption of only 0.67 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, 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

STRENGTHS:
  • 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
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the heavy side (231 lbs)
  • On the noisy side (81 dBA)
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
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
Power
GasolinePropane
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
Features
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
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank9.5 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight231 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)30.8 x 29.2 x 26.5 in
Noise (lower limit)81 dBA
THDUnknown
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedKey fob, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
UPC814726026905

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 wattage 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
Blender400850
Radio100100
Total8140 W8730 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Disc sander12001200
Reciprocating saw730960
Bug zapper8080
Total8070 W12570 W

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    Expeditas Oconnor March 22, 2023 at 5:30 pm
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    We used it 4 times and it runs after 1 min and shut off. The start button and remote does not work also

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    • Did not work at all after 4 times uses
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