- Wattage (Gas): 10,000 W / 8,000 W
- THD: Unspecified
- Noise Level: Unspecified
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run [email protected] 25% load: Unspecified
- Run [email protected] 50% load: 9 h
- Weight: 246 lbs
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A Briggs & Stratton OHV 4-stroke engine with 420 cc powers the Briggs & Stratton 30742. It gives out 120/240V, runs on gasoline, and has a running wattage of 8,000W and a peak wattage of 10,000W. This generator can be started with a pull-start mechanism or a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). With 7.5 gallons of fuel, the 30742 can run for about 9 hours at 0.5 load on a full tank (fuel consumption is approximately 0.83 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 30742 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 check how much gas is in it.From a safety point of view, the product has an automatic shut-off for low oil and an overload protection (circuit breaker), so you can use it without worrying.Briggs & Stratton’s CO GuardTM carbon monoxide shutdown is also a plus for the 30742.This new patent-pending technology uses complex algorithms to turn off the generator when dangerous levels of carbon monoxide build up in the area where the generator works.It’s a nice extra safety measure, but don’t forget to take your generator outside at all times.Briggs & Stratton packed the 30742 with the usual paperwork and owner’s manual to get you going quickly.They also included some oil.
The Briggs & Stratton 30742 is a standard, open-frame generator with dimensions of L28.4 x W30.5 x H29.1 in, This gives the generator stability and lets it be raised above ground level.The design shown is great for the outdoors and other rough places.Even though the generator is technically considered to “be portable,” it will be very hard to move it by hand because it weighs 246 pounds (in the sense that it is movable).It is hard to move around, but a wheel kit (Dia:12) makes it possible “Once it’s on the floor, it will be easier to move because of the handle that folds down.
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The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Briggs-Stratton-30742 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||0.162 gal/kWh|
|Engine||420 cc Briggs & Stratton OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||8,000 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||10,000 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||66.7/33.3 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||83.3/41.7 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||9 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)|
|Fuel tank||Steel, 7.5 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||28.4 x 30.5 x 29.1 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||Unspecified|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring|
|Accessories included||Oil, battery, and 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.
There is a warranty on the Briggs & Stratton 30742 for up to 3 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.