- Wattage (Gas): 6,580 W / 5,300 W
- THD: < 25%
- Noise Level: 75 dBA
- Fuel Type: Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 10 h
- Weight: 143.5 lbs
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The Pulsar PG6580BCO 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 5,300W and a peak wattage of 6,580W. When run on propane, it has a rated power of 4750 watts and a peak power of 5922 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 a pull-start mechanism that is common. It can make up to 75 dBA of noise (A tad noisier than a vacuum cleaner). With a fuel capacity of 5.3 gallons, the PG6580BCO can run for about 10 hours at 0.5 load with a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption is approximately 0.53 GPH). If propane is used, it can run for about 6 hours (estimation based on a 20 lbs tank – propane consumption around 0.78 GPH). Since the PG6580BCO has a THD of about 25%, it is best not to use it to power electronics that are sensitive to noise.
The control panel has 4 AC outlets: a duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI outlet, a 120V 30A (TT-30R) outlet, and a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) outlet.This Pulsar generator is RV ready because it has a TT-30R plug.TT stands for “Travel Trailer”.The PG6580BCO also has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, which makes it ready for a transfer switch.This means that it can power your home when the power goes out, as it can be easily connected to your breaker box.
The PG6580BCO’s control panel has a handy meter that shows voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours so you can keep an eye on its status and activity.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to find out how much gas is in it.When it comes to safety, this product has a circuit breaker for overheating and an automatic shut-off for low oil, so you can use it without any worries.The unit also works well because Pulsar’s CO Sentry can detect carbon monoxide.The sensor checks to see if poisonous carbon monoxide gas is building up around the generator, and if it is, it turns off the engine.It’s a nice extra safety measure, but don’t forget to take your generator outside at all times.The Pulsar PG6580BCO comes with basic instructions and an owner’s manual to help you get started right away.It also comes with a propane hose, funnel, tool kit, and oil.
The Pulsar PG6580BCO is 23.3 inches long, 20 inches wide, and 18.6 inches high.Together with its traditional, open-frame design, they support the generator and allow it to be raised above the ground.The design shown is great for the outdoors and other 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 143.5 pounds (in the sense that it is movable).But its wheel kit (dia:12) 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.
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The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Pulsar-PG6580BCO 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||0.168 gal/kWh|
|Fuel||Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)|
|Engine||274 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||5,300 W||4,750 W|
|Starting watts||6,580 W||5,922 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||44.2/22.1 amps||39.6/19.8 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||54.8/27.4 amps||49.4/24.7 amps|
|Run time @50% load||10 h||6 h|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||Unspecified|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x 120V 30A (TT-30R); 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)|
|Fuel tank||5.3 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||23.3 x 20 x 18.6 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||75 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, tool kit, propane hose, 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
A good selection of air compressors, pressure washers, and of course generators are available from Pulsar Products Inc., a firm situated in California, USA.Their models vary from 1,2 kW to 10 kW and include dual fuel and RV-Ready designs.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 PG6580BCO 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.