- Wattage (Gas): 10,000 W / 8,000 W
- THD: < 25%
- Noise Level: 74 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run [email protected] 25% load: Unspecified
- Run [email protected] 50% load: 12 h
- Weight: 208 lbs
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The Firman P08003 has a 439 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke engine that provides 120/240V, runs on gasoline, and puts out 8,000W while running and 10,000W at its peak. This generator has a noise level of 74 dBA, which is just a little louder than a dishwasher. It can be started with a simple pull-start mechanism or a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). The P08003 can also be started from a distance, which makes it even more convenient (key fob included). With a full tank, the P08003 can run for about 12 hours at 0.5 load and 8 gallons of fuel (fuel consumption is approximately 0.67 GPH). Since the P08003 has a THD of about 25%, it shouldn’t be used to power electronics that are sensitive to noise.
The control panel has 6 AC outlets: a 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI outlet, a 120V 30A (L5-30R) outlet, a 120V 30A (TT-30R) outlet, a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) outlet, and a 120/240V 50A (14-50R) outlet.This Firman generator is ready for an RV because it has a TT-30R (TT stands for “Travel Trailer”) receptacle.The P08003 also has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, which makes it ready for a transfer switch.It is easy to connect to a breaker box and can power your home if the power goes out.
The status and activity of the P08003 can be easily checked on the control panel, which has a meter that shows voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours.In addition to this information, a light lets you know right away if the oil level is too low.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 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.The Firman P08003 comes with a tool kit, funnel, oil, and a key fob, as well as the usual paperwork and an owner’s manual to get you up and running right away.
The Firman P08003, which is L27.1 x W27.5 x H26.8 in and has a typical open frame design, is stable and can be raised above ground level because of its size and shape.This type of design is great for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.The generator weighs 208 pounds, so it may be hard to move or transport it by hand, even though it is technically considered “portable” (movable).Once it’s on the ground, though, its wheel kit (dia:10 “), and its folding handle can easily fix the problem of limited mobility and make the device easy to move.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Firman-P08003 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||0.151 gal/kWh|
|Engine||439 cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric, Remote|
|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||12 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x 120V 30A (L5-30R); 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R); 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R); 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)|
|Fuel tank||Steel, 8 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||27.1 x 27.5 x 26.8 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||74 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, tool kit, key fob, 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
Firman Power Equipment is a business with a recent but reputable history in the power equipment sector.It was founded in 1999.The Arizona-based business provides a vast array of goods, including power tools, automotive equipment, storage items, work clothing, but its assortment of generators of different shapes, sizes, and outputs stands out above the rest.Interestingly, Firman serves as a de facto distributor of China National Machinery Industry Corporation’s goods in the US and is a fully owned subsidiary of that business.
A warranty covers the Firman P08003 for up to 3 years.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.Check out Firman’s warranty policies if you want to know more about the warranty on a Firman generator.You can also call their customer service line at 1-844-FIRMAN1 (844-347-6261).