- Wattage (Gas): 8,750 W / 7,000 W
- THD: Unspecified
- Noise Level: 70 dBA
- Fuel Type: Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 10 h
- Weight: 133 lbs
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The Sportsman GEN85KIDF is powerful and versatile, 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 7,000W and a peak wattage of 8,750W. When run on propane, it has a rated power of 6300 watts and a peak power of 7900 watts. This inverter generator has a noise level of 70 dBA, which is about the same as a dishwasher. It can be started with a simple pull-start mechanism or with an easy-to-use electric starter (battery not included). With a 7-gallon fuel tank, the GEN85KIDF can run for about 10 hours at 0.5 load on gasoline (using about 0.7 GPH of fuel), or about 6 hours on a 20-lb propane tank (using about 0.78 GPH of propane).
Two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes and a 120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle are among the 5 AC outlets on the control panel.It also has 2 DC outlets: a 12V 8A receptacle that makes it easy to charge your batteries and a 5V USB port that makes it easy to charge electronics like cell phones or tablets.Since it has a 14-50R outlet, this Sportsman unit is ready for an RV with a 50-amp service if you have an RV with 50-amp service.
The lights on the device will show if the generator is ready, if it doesn’t have enough oil, or if it is overloaded.For safety, the generator has an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, so you can use it without worrying.The Sportsman GEN85KIDF comes with the usual paperwork and an owner’s manual , which lets you start it right away.It also comes with a propane hose, battery charging cables, and a tool kit.
The Sportsman GEN85KIDF has a traditional, open frame that measures L29.5 x W23.5 x H24 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.The generator is technically “portable” in the sense that it can be moved, but at 133 pounds, it may be hard to move it by hand.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Sportsman-GEN85KIDF 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||0.096 gal/kWh|
|Fuel||Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)|
|Engine||420 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V|
|Running watts||7,000 W||6,300 W|
|Starting watts||8,750 W||7,900 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||58.3/29.2 amps||52.5/26.3 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||72.9/36.5 amps||65.8/32.9 amps|
|Run time @50% load||10 h||6 h|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||Unspecified|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Inverter|
|AC outlets||1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)|
|DC outlets||1x 12V 8A receptacle; 1x 5V USB port|
|Indicators||Low oil, overload and output ready|
|Fuel tank||7 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||29.5 x 23.5 x 24 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||70 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Accessories included||Tool kit, propane hose, and battery charging cables|
- 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 US-based Buffalo firm is the registered owner of the minor brand known as Sportsman Series.The Buffalo Corporation is a small business that distributes tools and household goods.It was established in 1964.They provide products under the labels AmeriHome, Black Bull, Buffalo Tools, and Sportsman Series, which includes a variety of generators and other everyday items.The company, in fact, appears to outsource all of its production to foreign countries and simply serves as a distributor for its own brands.
A warranty covers the Sportsman GEN85KIDF for up to a year.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.Contact Buffalo Tools Customer Support at 1-636-532-9888 for more information about Sportsman generator warranties.