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Pulsar PG4500iSR - 3700/4500W Inverter Generator With Remote Start

The Pulsar PG4500iSR is a portable inverter generator with a rated wattage of 3,700 W and a starting wattage of 4,500 W. (Read full specs)

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Since: July 22, 2023
  • Highest Price: $849.99 - September 12, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $749.99 - August 22, 2023

Description

Zoom on the Pulsar PG4500iSR

In a nutshell, the Pulsar PG4500iSR is a portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go

The subsequent sections will explore in detail its power characteristics, the diverse outlets it provides, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it offers.

Power & Run Time

The Pulsar PG4500iSR in use

The Pulsar PG4500iSR

Pulsar PG4500iSR runs on gasoline, powered by a 224 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, delivering 120V, boasting a running wattage of 3,700W alongside a starting wattage of 4,500W. In addition, as it is parallel capable (PGiPAIRB3 parallel kit (opens in a new tab) not included), this power can be increased when linked to another similar or compatible unit.

The inverter generator features a standard recoil pull-rope starting mechanism and also a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). It is rated for a noise of 64 dBA (just slightly more noisy than an office). To increase convenience, the PG4500iSR offers remote starting functionality, allowing for easy operation from a distance (key fob included).

The PG4500iSR can operate for around 7 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.46 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 3.2 gallons.

Thanks to its low <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), the PG4500iSR produces a clean sine wave output, making it safe for your sensitive electronics when utilizing the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel is equipped with the following 3 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle

Moreover, it comes equipped with 2 DC outlets: there's a 5V USB port perfect for conveniently charging mobile phones, tablets, and other electronic devices and a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle enabling simple battery charging for added ease.

Thanks to its TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer'), this Pulsar generator is RV Ready.

Portability

As an inverter generator, the Pulsar PG4500iSR showcases a closed design (L26 x W24 x H28 in), enhancing aesthetics and ensuring quieter operation compared to conventional, open frame models. The featured design follows the latest trends and is ideal for easy and recreational use.

As the generator's weight is 102 pounds, manually moving it or transporting it may be challenging, despite the fact that it is technically considered 'portable' (movable). Nevertheless, thanks to its set of 2 wheels (⌀5") and its telecospic handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.

Features

Panel of the Pulsar PG4500iSR

The PG4500iSR's control panel

When the generator is ready, the oil level is too low and the generator is on overload, you will be informed by the featured light indicators.

Regarding security, the generator comes with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), providing peace of mind during operation.

Beyond the regular documentation and the user manual for quick start, Pulsar has included accessory] in the packaging of the PG4500iSR.

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The Pulsar PG4500iSR versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Pulsar PG4500iSR compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • Having a dry weight of 102 lbs, the Pulsar PG4500iSR belongs in the expected weight range for inverter generators which produce 3500 to 4500 rated watts. If weight is an important consideration for you, the Genmax GM4600iAEFIC stands out as one of the top contenders in this power category, with a dry weight of 58.4 pounds.
  • When compared to other units producing a similar running wattage, this inverter generator and its lowest emitted noise of 64 dBA stand out for being on the louder side. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Westinghouse iGen4500DF with only 52 dBA.
  • In terms of autonomy, the PG4500iSR offers around 7 hours at a 50% load, placing it at the lower range within its type and power range. If you consider autonomy on a single full tank as one of the deciding factors, one of the generators in the same power range that offers the highest run time is the Westinghouse iGen4500DF, with around 15 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 inverter generator doesn't excel in fuel efficiency when compared to others of its kind: it consumes approximately 0.46 GPH at a 50% load. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Westinghouse iGen4500DF, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.23 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3500-4500W inverter generators, the Pulsar PG4500iSR 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
  • RV Ready
  • Remote start
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (102 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • On the noisy side (64 dBA)
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine224 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts3,700 W
Starting watts4,500 W
Running amps30.8 amps
Peak amps37.5 amps
Run time @50% load7 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outlets1x 5V USB port
1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank3.2 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight102 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)26 x 24 x 28 in
Noise (lower limit)64 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedKey fob and battery
SeriesSilent
UPC814726026059

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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 PG4500iSR 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 sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeDish washer15003000
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Security system180180
Total2947 W4447 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Electric grill16501650
Radio100100
Total2940 W3530 W
For workGrinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Drain cleaner250250
Total2910 W4010 W

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