- Wattage (Gas): 4,000 W / 3,200 W
- THD: Unspecified
- Noise Level: 72 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 10 h
- Weight: 99.5 lbs
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The gasoline-powered 212 cc OHV 4-stroke engine is the heart of the Predator 4000. It has a 120V/240V output and a running power of 3,200W and a peak power of 4,000W. This generator has a noise level of 72 dBA, which is just a little louder than a vacuum cleaner. It starts up with a simple pull-start mechanism. With a full tank, the 4000 can run for about 10 hours at 0.5 load (fuel use is about 0.4 GPH), since it can hold 4 gallons of fuel.
Two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes and a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle are among the 5 AC outlets on the control panel.It also has 1 DC outlet, which is a 12V 8A receptacle that looks like a cigarette lighter.This makes it easy to charge your batteries.The 4000 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.
When the oil level is too low, a light will let you know.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to check how much gas is in the machine.For safety, the generator has an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), so you can use it without worrying.In addition to the features we’ve already talked about, the Predator 4000 comes with the usual paperwork and an owner’s manual that will help you start your generator quickly.
The Predator 4000 is made with a typical open frame that measures L23.3 x W18.7 x H19.3 in, This gives it support and stability and gives you the option of raising it above the ground.The design works well in rough places and for hard outdoor use.With a weight of 99.5 pounds, the 4000 can be taken anywhere.Also, the open frame makes it very easy to grab the frame and move it.An extra wheel kit like this one could be a great way to make this unit even easier to move around.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Predator-4000-63089 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.
|212 cc OHV 4-stroke
|AC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
|Running amps (@120/240V)
|Peak amps (@120/240V)
|Run time @50% load
|Run time @25% load
|Automatic Voltage Regulator
|1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
|1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)
|23.3 x 18.7 x 19.3 in
|Noise (lower limit)
|Low oil and overload protection
- 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 Harbor Freight Corporation, which boasts an amazing list of over 200 patented items, is the sole distributor of Predator portable generators.One of their more recent lines of outdoor power equipment is the Predator name.Predator generators, like many other types and models of power equipment offered by Harbor Freight, are produced in China.
There is a warranty on the Predator 4000 for up to 90 days.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.For more information about Predator generator warranties, check out Harbor Freight’s warranty policies, which are written in the user manual.You can also call their customer service line at 1-800-444-3353.