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Pulsar PG7500B Spec Review

The Pulsar PG7500B is an open frame dual fuel portable generator with a rated wattage of 6750 W and a starting wattage of 7500 W.

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Picture of the Pulsar PG7500B

Description

The performance of gasoline and the convenience of liquid propane in the same generator that includes one of the most powerful engines in its product class make the PG7500B a serious contender for both daily use and/or storm related emergencies. This electric start, 7500 peak-watt, outdoor generator includes dozens of wanted features such as a keyless, electric-start ignition, maintenance-free battery, easy-to-read fuel gauge and a mobility kit with over-sized, no-flat tires and convenient fold-down handle, PLUS the ability to switch from gasoline to clean, safe, convenient LP whenever its needed to power multiple 12V, 120V and 240V devices for up to 13 hours at half load at just 74 dB of noise. (source: Pulsar (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Pulsar PG7500B

In a nutshell, the Pulsar PG7500B is a portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • Food truck owners who want to ensure that their business is fully self-contained and does not rely on potentially unreliable external power
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level

In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability, and any additional features of the device shall be discussed, including its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

With its dual-fuel technology, the powerful and versatile Pulsar PG7500B provides an output of 120/240V. While gasoline-powered, it gives a running wattage of 6750W along with a peak wattage of 7500W. While propane-powered, it provides 5400 rated watts and 6000 starting watts.

The generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism and also a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). It is rated for a noise of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a vacuum cleaner).

As for its running time, the PG7500B, along with its 6.6 gallons fuel capacity, can run for around 13 hours at 50% load with a full tank filled with gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.51 GPH). If propane is used, it can operate for around 7 hours (estimation based on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.67 GPH).

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

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

Additionally, it features 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A output allowing you to easily charge your batteries.

This Pulsar generator features an L5-30R receptacle, enabling an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. However, it is still not quite RV ready. Besides, since the PG7500B 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 PG7500B has a conventional, open frame design, of the following dimensions: L27 x W22.4 x H21.6 in, which offers support and allows it to be raised above ground level. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

As the generator's weight is 185 pounds, manually moving it or transporting it may be challenging, despite the fact that it is technically considered 'portable' (movable). Still, once it is on the ground, its wheel kit 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 PG7500B

The PG7500B's control panel

The PG7500B's control center features a convenient meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours to aid you with the monitoring of its status and activity.

In addition to this info, a light indicator shows you if the oil level is too low.

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.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Pulsar PG7500B also comes with some accessories: propane hose, tool kit and oil are included.

Emissions

The Pulsar PG7500B is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

The Pulsar PG7500B versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Pulsar PG7500B compare to generators of similar power (between 6500 and 7500 W).

  • Weight-wise, the Pulsar PG7500B has only 185 lbs, which renders it one of the lighter generators which produce 6500 to 7500 rated watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above mentioned power range is the Sportsman GEN85KIDF, with a dry weight of just 133 pounds.
  • Because this generator emits noise as low as 74 dBA, it can be considered to have a pretty average expected noise rating for a device of its power. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Powerhorse 7500i, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 55 dBA.
  • With a run time of around 13 hours at 50% load, the PG7500B has one of the higher run times, compared to its similarly powerful peers. 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 Generac XC6500, with around 14 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. This generator is one of the more fuel efficient models of the aforementioned output range, as its estimated fuel consumption reaches just 0.51 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.38 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Several accessories included
  • Electric start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Lightweight for its kind (185 lbs)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (74 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • No spark arrestor

Do you own the Pulsar PG7500B and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine420 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Power
 GasolinePropane
Running watts6750 W5400 W
Starting watts7500 W6000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)56.3/28.1 amps45/22.5 amps
Peaks amps (@120/240V)62.5/31.3 amps50/25 amps
Run time @50% load13 h7 h *
Run time @25% loadN/AN/A
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A output
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank6.6 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight185 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)27 x 22.4 x 21.6 in
Noise (lower limit)74 dBA
THDUnknown
EmissionsEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorNo
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, tool kit, propane hose and battery
Warranty2 years

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.

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 PG7500B 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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeSump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Furnace fan (1/2 hp)8752350
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Electric range21002100
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Radio100100
Total5392 W6867 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Blender400850
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total5385 W5835 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Drain cleaner250250
Bug zapper8080
Total4790 W7490 W

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