- Wattage (Gas): 11,050 W / 8,400 W
- THD: < 5%
- Noise Level: 78 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 8.5 h
- Weight: 260 lbs
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The engine of the Powerhorse 11050 is a 457 cc OHV 4-stroke that runs on gasoline and can put out 120/240V. It has an average power output of 8,400W and a maximum power output of 11,050W. The generator is meant to make 78 dBA of noise (less noisy than a dishwasher). It has both a simple pull-start mechanism and an electric starter that is easy to use and convenient (battery not included). With a full tank, the 11050 can run for about 8.5 hours at 0.5 load (using about 0.78 GPH of fuel). This is because it can hold 6.6 gallons of fuel. The 11050 makes a clean sine wave. With a Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 5%, you can safely plug sensitive electronics into its AC outlets.
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 120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle.It also has 2 DC outlets: two 5V USB ports that make it easy to charge devices like cell phones or tablets.The 11050 is ready for a transfer switch because it has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle.You can connect it to a breaker box to power your home when the power goes out.
The 11050’s activity and status can be easily checked on the control panel, which has a meter that shows voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours.In addition to this information, the device’s light indicator will show if there isn’t enough oil.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it easy to see at a glance how much gas is in the tank.In terms of safety, the generator can be used without worry because it has a circuit breaker for overheating and an automatic shut-off when the oil level gets too low.The Powerhorse 11050 comes with the standard paperwork and an owner’s manual, which will help you get the machine up and running quickly.It also comes with a tool kit and a funnel.
The Powerhorse 11050 has a typical open frame that is 30 inches long, 26.3 inches wide, and 26.1 inches high.This gives it support and stability and gives you the option of raising it above ground level.The generator is built to work well outside and in rough places.The generator weighs 260 pounds, so it may be hard to move or transport it by hand, even though it is technically considered “portable” (movable).Still, the generator is easy to move once it’s on the ground, thanks to its wheel kit and folding handle, which is a good way to make up for its lack of maneuverability.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Powerhorse-11050 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||0.207 gal/kWh|
|Engine||457 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 5V|
|Running watts||8,400 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||11,050 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||70/35 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||92.1/46 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||8.5 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R); 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)|
|DC outlets||2x 5V USB port|
|Fuel tank||6.6 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||30 x 26.3 x 26.1 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||78 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Accessories included||Funnel, tool kit, 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
The Northern Tool & Equipment Company Inc.owns and distributes gas-powered outdoor equipment under the Powerhorse brand name through its physical stores and website.Among the gas- and electric-powered instruments offered by Powerhorse are pressure washers, wood chippers and shredders, log splitters, electric generators, and inverters.Water pumps and engines are also available in the product line.The tagline of the company is “Power You Can Depend On”.Although they are produced in China, Powerhorse generators are designed, developed, and tested in Minnesota.
A warranty covers the Powerhorse 11050 for up to 2 years.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.Powerhorse Customer Support can be reached at 1-866-443-2576 for more information about the warranty on Powerhorse generators.