6.5, Fuel Type Gasoline, Run Time 14.5 hrs. At 1/2 load, Start Type Recoil, Noise Level dB 73, Battery Included No, Battery Required No, Engine Displacement cc 270, Gross Torque 14.1 ft. At 2,500 RPM, Receptacles qty.8 120V, 20A, 1 120/240V, 30A locking and 1 12VDC, CARB Compliant Yes, Dimensions L x W x H in. 25 3/4 x 21 1/4 x 22 1/4, Surge Watts 5,500. Digital CDI ignition offers excellent starting and high-power output Full roll cage with antirip mounts prevent damage if tipped Solid base prevents grass, dirt and dust from getting into the engine and alternator.. NorthStar Generator- 5500 SurgeW 4500 RatedW EPA Phase 3 & CARB-Compliant. 4 Yr Consumer/2 Yr Commercial.
This NorthStar® 5500 Watt Portable Generator packs more power, greater fuel efficiency and quieter operation into a new, space-saving design. Battery Included: No, Battery Required: No, CARB Compliant: Yes, Dimensions L x W x H in. : 25 3/4 x 21 1/4 x 22 1/4, Engine: Honda GX270, Engine Displacement: 270, Fuel Capacity gal. : 6.5, Fuel Type: Gasoline, Low Oil Shutdown: Yes, Noise Level (dB): 73, Rated Watts: 4,500, Receptacles qty.
: (8) 120V, 20A, (1) 120/240V, 30A locking, (1) 12VDC, Run Time: 14.5 hrs. At 1/2 load, Start Type: Recoil, Surge Watts: 5,500.
High-quality 100% copper-wound head with low THD for safe use with sensitive equipment. Digital CDI ignition offers excellent starting and high-power output. Full roll cage with antirip mounts prevent damage if tipped.Solid base prevents grass, dirt and dust from getting into the engine and alternator. V-mount vibration isolation system extends generator life.
Optional wheel kit, Item# 165620, adds convenient portability. Operation at the 30 hour mark is flawless. Honda recommends 100 hours for break-in before using synthetic oil. A floor of lights, flat screen, pellet stove, two refrigerators and a bored well pump. The 3500 just barely limped along.
The Northstar does not have a problem. The key with a smaller generator is to switch all circuits off and cascade the breakers to be powered on one at a time rather than all at once.
Once everything is running, future surge is also spread over time. The payoff is a reduced cost of unit and a significantly more efficient use of fuel. Fifteen gallons of stored fuel go a long way when the power is out or roads aren't passable. Mushergal from Fort Kent Maine. I live off grid in a remote area of northern Maine.I use this generator primarily in winter to charge my battery bank when the sun doesn't shine long enough (or at all) for days at a time. It is kept in an unheated shed and has ALWAYS started for me even at minus 30 degrees F. It charges my battery bank quickly (through my Xantrex inverter) and I run my washing machine at the same time, plenty of power to spare. You will know when it's running, it isn't whisper quiet, and it uses quite a bit more fuel than the little Honda but when it's running (in winter it runs an average of one hour a day) it's really working so I can't begrudge the gas. Bought this generator last year to drive my 2½ hp well-pump to fill a 2,000-galon cistern, about 1,870 watts while running (operating mode). Well pumps are known for high surge-draw at start-up (inrush current), which can be 600% or more of operational current needs.
This generator has no problem getting the pump started, and after the pump is running I plug in several battery chargers for my cordless tools, lanterns, etc. Ran it about 40 hours last summer/fall, no problems. Honda motor runs smooth and reliable, starts on first or second pull. It's not too noisy (a bit quieter than my other generators).When I drained my entire water system at freeze-up last November, I used the gas shut off to run the carb dry, filled the tank to avoid condensation, and added 3 oz of Sea Foam to stabilize the gas. After sitting 5 months, I turned on the gas and it started, second pull. Can't ask for more than that.
This is the second NorthStar Generator that I owen. I have a 8500 Surge Watts NorthStar Generator with the Honda motor that is used just for my home in Ivoryton Ct. This is the 3rd big storm (SANDY) in 14 months in Ct and the North Star Generator perform excellent for 4 days. They are built to last for a long time. NorthStar Generator 5500 surge watts.The good sides of this item are the easy of moving it, the volt meter and the Honda engine, it start very easy every time, easy to fuel up and run a long time on a full tank with a large load on it. I can run it on the outside of my shop and it is quiet not loud at all. The many outlets are nice also. The Honda engine in is very nice.
I would recommend this anytime. I think it held up well. All orders will contain an invoice/receipt.IMPORTANT: We will not honor requests to remove invoices or receipts from packages. At that point it will be your responsibility to move the product into your home or place of business. We may already have an answer to your question! We reserve the right to correct ad errors and/or omissions. Pricing and availability is subject to change without notice. WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including gasoline engine exhaust (condensates/extracts), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and carbon monoxide, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Outdoor Power Equipment\Generators". The seller is "northerntool" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.