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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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  • $2,736.49 - June 9, 2024
  • $2,985.38 - June 5, 2024
  • $2,912.57 - May 25, 2024
  • $2,875.02 - May 18, 2024
  • $2,804.90 - May 11, 2024
  • $2,736.49 - April 30, 2024
  • $2,399.00 - April 5, 2024
  • $2,736.49 - March 10, 2024
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Since: August 25, 2023
  • Highest Price: $3,046.82 - September 6, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $2,399.00 - August 25, 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 a few words, the Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO is a powerful portable generator perfectly suited for professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working..

In the forthcoming sections, you'll delve into its power characteristics, the various outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the additional features it boasts.

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.

Operating with a noise level of 83 dBA (just slightly more noisy than an alarm clock), the generator starts up via a user-friendly and efficient electric starter (battery included).

Regarding its running time, the PG15KVTWBCO, with a 10.6 gallons fuel tank, can operate for around 9 hours at 50% load with a full gasoline tank (with fuel consumption estimated at around 1.18 gallons per hour). It also offers around 3 hours (estimation based on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 1.57 GPH) of operation when using propane.

Outlets

The control panel features 7 AC outlets as follows:

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 if this Pulsar generator isn't quite RV Ready, it still allows for an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor, thanks to its L5-30R receptacle. Besides, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the PG15KVTWBCO is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

At L34.3 x W23.2 x H28.9 in, the traditional open frame structure of the Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO ensures stability while facilitating convenient maintenance access to components and promoting air cooling. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Though weighing 348 lbs, the generator remains classified as 'portable,' indicating its capability to be moved, though its weight could pose transport challenges. However, the limited maneuverability is remedied with its wheel kit (⌀12") and its folding handle, facilitating convenient shifting once the generator is positioned on the ground.

Further safety during transport, loading and unloading of the device is provided by a lift hook, which is placed on the top of the generator's frame.

Features

Panel of the Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO

The PG15KVTWBCO's control panel

The control panel of the PG15KVTWBCO is equipped with a convenient meter, displaying voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours information, aiding in monitoring its status and activity.

In addition to this info, a light indicator on the device will signal if the oil level is too low.

The fuel level of the generator can be determined quickly, easily, and conveniently with the help of its built-in fuel gauge.

Security-wise, this product benefits from an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.

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 standard documentation and an owner's manual to facilitate setup, the Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO features extra accessories: tool kit, funnel and propane hose.

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 a weight of 348 lbs, the Pulsar PG15KVTWBCO is notably on the heavier side among dual fuel generators in the 10000-14000 rated wattage range. Weight-conscious users may find the DuroStar DS13000MX appealing, as it is one of the top contenders in this power range, weighing just 209 pounds.
  • When stacked up against other devices of similar running wattage, this generator's lowest possible noise rating of 83 dBA places it in the louder category. If noise is a concern for you, you could consider the DuroMax XP16000iH, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, rated at 67 dBA.
  • The PG15KVTWBCO provides around 9 hours of runtime at a 50% load on a full tank, placing it within the average autonomy range among similar dual fuel generators. If extended autonomy is what matters most to you, the DuroMax XP15000HX could be an excellent choice, offering one of the longest run times among units in its power category, reaching around 12 hours.
  • While run time is vital, it hinges on the fuel capacity. To grasp the full picture, we must also factor in fuel efficiency. When it comes to fuel efficiency among generators with similar wattage, this generator lags behind, with a consumption rate of 1.18 GPH at a 50% load. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Westinghouse WGen12000DF, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.95 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

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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