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Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO - 12000/15000W Dual Fuel Generator With Electric Start

The Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO is a powerful open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 12,000 W and a starting wattage of 15,000 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $2,399.00 - April 5, 2024
  • $2,736.49 - March 10, 2024
  • $2,875.02 - March 4, 2024
  • $2,804.90 - February 26, 2024
  • $2,736.49 - February 12, 2024
  • $2,804.90 - February 4, 2024
  • $2,736.49 - January 28, 2024
  • $3,046.82 - January 25, 2024
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Since: May 2, 2023
  • Highest Price: $3,046.82 - May 10, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $2,399.00 - May 20, 2023

Description

The Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO Dual Fuel Portable Generator is the next generation of excellence when it comes to keeping the lights on during power outages. Its Dual Fuel feature provides the ability to run on gasoline or liquid propane gas and ensures natural disasters or disrupted power lines will not leave you in the dark. (source: Pulsar (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO

In summary, the Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO is a powerful portable generator especially useful for 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 PG15KVTWBCO in use

The Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO

The dual-fuel technology of the Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO allows for an output of 120/240V and provides superb power and versatility. If gasoline-powered, the device provides a running wattage of 12,000W and a starting wattage of 15,000W. If propane-powered, it gives 11,000 rated watts and 13,500 starting watts.

Enjoying a noise rating of 83 dBA (just slightly more noisy than garbage disposal), this generator gets running thanks to a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included).

The PG15KVTWBCO, with a fuel capacity of 10.6 gallons, reaches a run time of around 9 hours at 50% load utilizing gasoline (fuel consumption around 1.18 GPH). Alternatively, it can reach a run time of around 3 hours (estimation based on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 1.57 GPH) with 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

Even though this Pulsar generator isn't quite RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle allows an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, since the PG15KVTWBCO bears a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it is easily connectible to a breaker box and can power your home in case of a power outage.

Portability

The Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO has the following dimensions: L34.3 x W23.2 x H28.9 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough 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 348 lbs. 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.

In addition, the device is equipped with a lift hook on the top of its frame, which provides extra safety during the loading, unloading and transport of the generator.

Features

Panel of the Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO

The PG15KVTWBCO's control panel

To help you monitor the PG15KVTWBCO's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a convenient meter showing you voltage, frequency and lifetime hours.

In addition to this info, a light indicator serves to show you when the oil level is too low.

The generator includes a built-in fuel gauge, a quick, easy and convenient method of checking the device’s gas level.

As for its security measures, the device features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, letting you 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 PG15KVTWBCO also comes with several accessories, including: tool kit, funnel and propane hose.

Emissions

The Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this generator is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

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

The Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 10000 and 14000 W).

  • With its weight of 348 lbs, the Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO is one of the heavier dual fuel generators in the 10000-14000 rated wattage category. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Pulsar PG13000BRCO, weighing just 231 pounds.
  • As this generator has its lowest possible noise of 83 dBA, it should be considered noisier compared to its peers of a comparable running wattage. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the DuroMax XP16000iH with only 67 dBA.
  • As the PG15KVTWBCO offers around 9 hours run time on a full tank at a 50% load, it falls within the average autonomy range among the dual fuel generators of a similar power. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the DuroMax XP15000HX, which is able to run for around 12 hours.
  • Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. This generator is somewhat less fuel efficient than devices of comparable output: its estimated fuel consumption reaches 1.18 GPH at a 50% load. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Westinghouse WGen12000DF, with a fuel consumption of 0.95 GPH could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 10000-14000W dual fuel generators, the Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO 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
  • Electric start
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No recoil back-up
  • No remote start
  • On the heavy side (348 lbs)
  • On the noisy side (83 dBA)
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine713 cc Ducar 4-stroke V-Twin
Starting systemElectric
Warranty2 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts12,000 W11,000 W
Starting watts15,000 W13,500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)100/50 amps91.7/45.8 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)125/62.5 amps112.5/56.3 amps
Run time @50% load9 h3 h *
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
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 outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank10.6 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight348 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)34.3 x 23.2 x 28.9 in
Noise (lower limit)83 dBA
THDUnknown
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
UPC814726027186

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 PG15KVTWBCO 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 size calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeElectric fry pan15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Dish washer15003000
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Electric range21002100
Satelite receiver250250
Total9592 W11092 W
For workElectric welder90009000
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Drain cleaner250250
Bug zapper8080
Total9580 W9580 W
Can this be hooked to my electrical panel (Asked June 04, 2021)

It absolutely can. Note that such connection should be done by a licensed electrician.

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