- Wattage (Gas): 6,250 W / 5,000 W
- THD: Unspecified
- Noise Level: Unspecified
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run [email protected] 25% load: Unspecified
- Run [email protected] 50% load: 12.5 h
- Weight: 171 lbs
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The Briggs & Stratton 30681 is made with a 342 cc Briggs & Stratton OHV 4-stroke engine that runs on gasoline. With an output of 120/240V, it has a running power of 5,000W and a peak power of 6,250W. The generator has a simple pull-start mechanism that has been used for a long time. The 30681 has a 7-gallon fuel tank, so it can run for about 12.5 hours at 0.5 load on a full tank (fuel consumption is approximately 0.56 GPH).
Two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes and a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle are among the 5 AC outlets on the control panel.The 30681 is ready for a transfer switch because it has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle.If the power goes out, you can easily connect it to a breaker box and keep your home running.
The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to find out how much gas is in it.As far as safety goes, you can use the generator without worry because it has an overload protection (circuit breaker).In addition to the things we’ve already talked about, the Briggs & Stratton 30681 comes with the usual paperwork and an owner’s manual, so you can start it right away.
The Briggs & Stratton 30681 is 29 inches long, 25 inches wide, and 27 inches high.It has a typical open frame design that makes it stable and allows it to be lifted off the ground.The design shown is great for the outdoors and other rough places.The generator weighs 171 pounds, so it may be hard to move or transport it by hand, even though it is technically considered “portable” (movable).It is hard to move around, but its wheel kit (dia:10) makes it possible “Once it’s on the floor, it will be easier to move because of the handle that folds down.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Briggs-Stratton-30681 compare to other generators with the same power output.
**Fuel efficiency is give in relative percentage, 0 being the lowest and 1 being the highest value. Please see below specification table for actual value.
|Fuel efficiency||0.099 gal/kWh|
|Engine||342 cc Briggs & Stratton OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||5,000 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||6,250 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||41.7/20.8 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||52.1/26 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||12.5 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)|
|Fuel tank||Metal, 7 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||29 x 25 x 27 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||Unspecified|
|Accessories included||Wheel kit|
- We compared more than 500 portable generators at 50% load. We found that there is “skewed right” distribution for the difference between 50% load and 25% load and the median comes at 1.43. With this number we converter all the 25% load runtime to 50% load. Same with the propane efficiency, where median is 1.38.
- For some generators where propane runtime was not given, we used NIST 1994 GGE (Gasoline Gallon Equivalent) formula: 5.66 lbs. of propane = 1 gal of gasoline. All propane runtime is for 20 lbs. propane tank (4.7 gallons).
- Unlike many other sites, we actually tried to find out information about each of the above requirements. However, we are human and are therefore capable of the odd oversight or mistake. Please let us know if you spot any missing or erroneous values so that we can fix them.
About the Manufacturer
A well-known American manufacturer of gasoline engines, Briggs & Stratton was established in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1908.Briggs & Stratton offers both portable and standby solutions with full support, including installation, for casual users while the company primarily focuses on engines, including outdoor, power tool, karting, cast iron, and aluminum models.Power generators are also a significant part of their portfolio.The organization has 13 locations scattered across all the continents, enabling it to operate on a global basis.
A warranty covers the Briggs & Stratton 30681 for up to 2 years.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.For more information about Briggs & Stratton generator warranties, please read the company’s warranty policies, which are written in the user manual.You can also call their customer service line at 1-800-743-4115.