- Wattage (Gas): 9,375 W / 7,500 W
- THD: Unspecified
- Noise Level: Unspecified
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run [email protected] 25% load: Unspecified
- Run [email protected] 50% load: 11 h
- Weight: 207 lbs
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The engine of the Cat RP7500 E is a 420 cc OHV 4-stroke that runs on gasoline and can put out 120/240V. It has a running power of 7,500W and a maximum power of 9,375W. This generator can be started with a simple pull-start mechanism, but it can also be started with a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). With a full tank, the RP7500 E can run for about 11 hours at 0.5 load (fuel consumption is about 0.72 GPH). This is because it can hold 7.9 gallons of fuel.
There are 6 AC outlets on the control panel: two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes, a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle, and a 120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle.Even though this Cat generator is not RV Ready, an L5-30P to TT-30R adapter can be used to connect it to a simple RV.Also, the RP7500 E is ready for a transfer switch because it has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle.It is easy to connect to a breaker box and can power your home if the power goes out.
The RP7500 E’s control panel has a handy meter that shows voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours.This makes it easy to keep track of its status and activity.The LED lights on the panel give you even more control and make it easy to use at night.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to check how much gas is in the machine.When it comes to safety, this product has an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), so you can use it without worry.The Cat RP7500 E comes with the standard paperwork and an owner’s manual, which will help you get the machine going quickly.Also included are a tool kit, a funnel, and oil.You can also buy a storage cover that is made by the company.
The Cat RP7500 E is 32.9 inches long, 27.4 inches wide, and 24.7 inches high.It has a typical open frame design that makes it stable and lets the generator be lifted off the ground.This type of design is great for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.Even though this device is technically portable (meaning it can be moved), it weighs 207 pounds and can be hard to move and use without special tools.Once it is on the ground, it can still be moved easily with the help of its wheels and folding handle.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Cat-RP7500-E 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||0.195 gal/kWh|
|Engine||420 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||7,500 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||9,375 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||62.5/31.3 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||78.1/39.1 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||11 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R); 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)|
|Fuel tank||Metal, 7.9 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||32.9 x 27.4 x 24.7 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||Unspecified|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, tool kit, 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
Caterpillar Inc., frequently referred to as just CAT, is an American engineering company with a line of goods that includes power generators, financial products, mobile phones, and machines.The 1925-founded business is listed among the Fortune 500 and serves as a pillar of the US Dow Jones index.CAT offers a variety of portable and household-scaled devices in addition to its primary concentration on industrial scale generators.Northern Ireland’s Belfast and Illinois’s Mossville collaborate to develop CAT portable generators.However, China is where they outsource its manufacture.
The warranty for the Cat RP7500 E lasts for up to 2 years.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.Check out Cat’s warranty policies if you want to know more about the warranty on Cat generators.You can also call their customer service line at 1-844-PWR-ME-UP (844-797-6387).