- 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 h
- Weight: 184 lbs
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A Briggs & Stratton PowerBuiltTM OHV 4-stroke engine with 389 cc powers the Briggs & Stratton 30737. It gives out 120/240V, runs on gasoline, and has a running wattage of 5,000W and a peak wattage of 6,250W. This generator starts up with a simple pull-start mechanism that has been around for a long time. With a fuel capacity of 7.5 gallons, the 30737 can fly with a 0.5 load for about 12 hours on a full tank (fuel consumption is approximately 0.63 GPH).
The control panel has 7 AC outlets: Two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes, a 120V/20A (5-20R) duplex, and a 120/240V/30A (L14-30R) receptacle.The 30737 is ready for a transfer switch because it has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle.It can be easily connected to a breaker box and can power your home if the power goes out.
The 30737’s control panel has a digital data center that tells you how many hours it has been running for so you can keep an eye on its status and activity.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it easy to see at a glance how much gas is in the tank.As for safety features, the device has a circuit breaker for overheating and an automatic shut-off for low oil, so you can use it without worry.Briggs & Stratton’s CO GuardTM carbon monoxide shutdown also works well with the 30737.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 30737 with the usual paperwork and owner’s manual to get you going quickly.They also included some oil.
The Briggs & Stratton 30737 is 29 inches long, 26 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 works well in rough places and for hard outdoor use.The generator is technically “portable” because it can be moved, but at 184 lbs., it may be hard to move it by hand.Still, because of its wheel kit (dia:10 “Once the generator is on the ground, it is easy to move thanks to its wheels and folding handle, which make up for its lack of maneuverability.
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The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Briggst-Stratton-30737 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||0.243 gal/kWh|
|Engine||389 cc Briggs & Stratton PowerBuilt™ 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 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)|
|Data center||Lifetime run hours|
|Fuel tank||Metal, 7.5 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||29 x 26 x 27 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||Unspecified|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring|
|Accessories included||Oil 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 30737 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.