- Wattage (Gas): 5,250 W / 4,250 W
- THD: Unspecified
- Noise Level: 76 dBA
- Fuel Type: Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 11 h
- Weight: 108 lbs
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The Ford FG5250PBR has power and versatility thanks to its dual-fuel technology. It can run on either 120V or 240V. When it is running on gasoline, it has a running wattage of 4,250W and a peak wattage of 5,250W. When run on propane, it has a rated power of 3800 watts and a peak power of 4750 watts. Ford’s Switch & Go technology lets you change from gasoline to propane or propane to gasoline while the generator is running. The noise level of this generator is 76 dBA, which is less than a dishwasher. It can be started with a pull-start or a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). The FG5250PBR can be started from afar, which makes it even more convenient (key fob included). With a fuel capacity of 4 gallons, the FG5250PBR can run for about 11 hours at 0.5 load with a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption is approximately 0.36 GPH). If propane is used, it can run for about 9 hours (estimation based on a 20 lbs tank – propane consumption around 0.52 GPH).
The control panel has 4 AC outlets: two 120V 20A (5-20R) outlets, one 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) outlet, and one 120V 30A (TT-30R) outlet.This Ford generator is ready for an RV because it has a TT-30R plug (TT stands for “Travel Trailer”).The FG5250PBR is also 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 FG5250PBR’s control panel has a digital data center that helps you keep track of its status and activity by telling you how many hours it has been running for.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to check 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 Ford FG5250PBR comes with the usual paperwork and an owner’s manual , which lets you start it right away.It also comes with a tool kit, oil, a propane hose, a key fob, and a funnel.
The Ford FG5250PBR has a standard, open frame with the dimensions L28 x W21 x H20 in, This frame gives it support and lets it be lifted off the ground.The generator is built to work well outside and in 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 108 pounds (in the sense that it is movable).Still, because of its wheel kit (dia:8 “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 Ford-FG5250PBR 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||0.165 gal/kWh|
|Fuel||Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)|
|Engine||224 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric, Remote|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||4,250 W||3,800 W|
|Starting watts||5,250 W||4,750 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||35.4/17.7 amps||31.7/15.8 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||43.8/21.9 amps||39.6/19.8 amps|
|Run time @50% load||11 h||9 h|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||Unspecified|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R); 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)|
|Data center||Lifetime run hours|
|Fuel tank||4 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||28 x 21 x 20 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||76 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, tool kit, key fob, propane hose, 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
Ford is mostly associated with Henry Ford’s Ford Motor Company, a storied US automobile company established in 1903, but its trademark can also be seen on a variety of other products, including power equipment.Affordable portable generators, water pumps, and pressure washers are available at Ford Power Equipment.Although they are manufactured and supplied by Pulsar Inc., which has a manufacturing facility in Asia, generators are actually licensed under the Ford trademark.The business does, however, guarantee excellent customer service and pre-delivery testing, and customers generally give their products very positive evaluations.
There is a warranty on the Ford FG5250PBR for up to 2 years.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.Ford’s customer service number is 1-866-591-8921 if you want to find out more about the warranty on a Ford generator.