- Wattage (Gas): 10,000 W / 8,000 W
- THD: Unspecified
- Noise Level: 76 dBA
- Fuel Type: Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 12 h
- Weight: 209 lbs
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The Pulsar PG10000B16 is powerful and flexible, thanks to its dual-fuel technology that lets it run on both 120V and 240V. When it is running on gasoline, it has a running wattage of 8,000W and a peak wattage of 10,000W. When run by propane, it has a rated power of 7000 watts and a peak power of 9000 watts. With Pulsar’s patented Switch & Go technology, you can switch from propane to gasoline or from gasoline to propane while the generator is running. The generator has both a simple and elegant pull-start mechanism and an electric starter (battery included). It has a noise level of 76 dBA (less noisy than a shower). With a fuel capacity of 6.6 gallons, the PG10000B16 can run for about 12 hours at 0.5 load on gasoline (fuel consumption is approximately 0.55 GPH). If you use propane instead, it can run for about 6 hours (estimated based on a 20-lb tank, which uses about 0.78 GPH).
Two 120V 20A (5-20R) duplex outlets, a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle, and a 120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle are all on the control panel.It also has 1 DC outlet with a 12V 8A output that makes it easy to charge batteries.Since it has a 14-50R outlet, this Pulsar unit is ready for an RV with a 50-amp service if you have an RV with 50-amp service.The PG10000B16 is also transfer switch ready because it has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle.You can easily connect it to your breaker box to power your home when the power goes out.
The PG10000B16’s control panel has a handy meter that shows voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours.This helps you keep track of its status and activity.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to check how much gas is in the machine.In terms of safety, the generator can be used without worry because it has an automatic shut-off for low oil and an overload protection (circuit breaker).The Pulsar PG10000B16 comes with a funnel, a propane hose, and a tool kit, as well as the usual paperwork and an owner’s manual to get you up and running quickly.
The Pulsar PG10000B16 is 28.5 inches long, 21.8 inches wide, and 23 inches high.Together with its traditional, open-frame design, they support the generator and allow it to be raised above the ground.The device was made to work well in harsh conditions and in the great outdoors.Even though this generator is technically “portable” in the sense that it can be moved, it weighs 209 pounds, which makes it very hard to move by hand.But its wheel kit (dia:10) makes up for the fact that it is hard to move around “) and a folding handle that makes it easy to move once it’s on the ground.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Pulsar-PG10000B16 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.
|Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
|420 cc Ducar 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
|2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R); 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
|1x 12V 8A output
|Steel, 6.6 gal
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)
|28.5 x 21.8 x 23 in
|Noise (lower limit)
|Low oil and overload protection
|Funnel, tool kit, 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
The California, USA-based Pulsar Products Inc.owns the trademark Pulsar.The company has a respectable selection of air compressors, pressure washers, and generators, which vary in power from 1,2 kW to 10 kW and come in dual fuel and RV-Ready models.The US is home to a number of Pulsar facilities, including two distribution centers, one in Illinois and one in California.However, it appears that Asia is where they outsource the production of their goods.
There is a warranty on the Pulsar PG10000B16 for up to 2 years.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.Pulsar generators come with a warranty that you can learn more about by calling Pulsar Customer Support at 1-866-591-8921.