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Buffalo Tools 7,500-Watt Generator - 6,000 Running Watts - Dual Fuel - Electric Start

Buffalo Tools 7,500-Watt Generator - 6,000 Running Watts - Dual Fuel - Electric Start

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Portable, 7,500-watt generator provides AC/DC electricity. Features (4) 120V outlets, (1) 240V outlet, (1) 120V RV outlet, and (1) 12V DC outlet. 13-hp Engine can run for 9 hours at 50-percent load with 6.2 gallons of gasoline or 20 lbs of propane. Call 800-298-8924 to order Buffalo Tools generators part number BTGEN7500DF or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Buffalo Tools products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Buffalo Tools 7,500-Watt Generator - 6,000 Running Watts - Dual Fuel - Electric Start. Generators reviews from real customers.
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Buffalo Tools Generators - BTGEN7500DF

  • Buffalo Tools
  • Gas
  • Propane
  • 7500 Starting Watts
  • 6000 Running Watts
  • No Inverter
  • 12 Volt Output
  • 120 Volt Output
  • 240 Volt Output
  • Recoil Start
  • Electric Start
  • Wheels
  • Outdoor Use Only

Portable, 7,500-watt generator provides AC/DC electricity. Features (4) 120V outlets, (1) 240V outlet, (1) 120V RV outlet, and (1) 12V DC outlet. 13-hp Engine can run for 9 hours at 50-percent load with 6.2 gallons of gasoline or 20 lbs of propane.


Features:

  • 7,500-Watt generator provides a portable power source
    • (4) 120V outlets powers tools and household appliances
    • (1) 240V, 30-amp twist lock receptacle
    • (1) 120V, 30-amp RV outlet
    • (1) 12V DC outlet charges automotive batteries
  • 4-Stroke, 13-hp engine is powered by unleaded gasoline or propane
    • Gasoline, propane tank, and propane are not included
  • Built-in safety features
    • Low-oil shutoff protects the engine
    • Air-cooled system prevents overheating
    • Spark arrester prevents release of flammable debris
    • Automatic voltage regulator (AVR)
  • Simple operation
    • Recoil start works just like your lawnmower
    • Electric start function uses 12V motorcycle battery (not included)
    • Engine shutoff switch makes shutting down the generator easy
  • Includes:
    • Generator
    • 5' Long propane fuel hose with regulator
    • 2 DC connector wires for 12V batteries
    • L14-30 plug for connecting 240V devices
    • Spark plug wrench
    • Mobility kit (pull handle, 2 wheels, stabilizing bar)


Specs:

  • Starting (surge) power output: 7,500 watts
  • Running (rated) power output: 6,000 watts
  • DC Output: 12V, 8.0 amps
  • Maximum run time: 9 hours at 50-percent load
  • Weight: 135 lbs
  • Dimensions: 30-3/4" long x 27" wide x 26-1/2" tall
  • Starting method: recoil (manual) and electric (requires 12V motorcycle battery - not included)
    • Maximum battery dimensions: 6" long x 3-3/4 tall x 3-3/4 wide
    • Minimum cold cranking amps: 130
  • Engine type: single cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke OHV
  • Engine horsepower: 13
  • Fuel type: liquid propane gas (LPG) or unleaded gasoline
  • Oil capacity: 25 fl oz
  • Oil type: high detergent SAE 10W-30
  • Warranty:
    • 1-Year limited for regular usage
    • 30-Day limited for commercial and rental usage


Note: Due to the size of this item, it ships via truck freight.


Choosing a Generator

To choose a generator that meets your needs, you must match the size of the generator (that is, the starting output and running output in watts) with the electrical demands of the equipment that you want to operate.


Power Demands

Starting (surge) wattage is the power a device requires at startup. Running (rated) wattage is the power needed to keep the device running. A large appliance with an electric motor such as a furnace, refrigerator, air conditioner, or washing machine may require 2 to 3 times more starting wattage than running wattage.


It is always best to start your generator with no load connected, then add each device one at a time. Additionally, a good practice to consider is connecting your devices in order from highest starting watts to lowest starting watts. As you connect and start devices, your available wattage decreases. This order of operation allows you to start devices with the highest power demands when there is more power available.


Will This Generator Run My RV Air Conditioner?

At etrailer, we perform numerous tests on generators to put them through real-world experience. An extensive part of this testing includes starting and running RV air conditioners. The following table will help you decide if the Sportsman Dual Fuel generator has enough power to handle this critical function in your RV.


Air ConditionerWill it start and run?
Single 13,500 BtuYes
Single 15,000 BtuYes
Dual 15,000 BtuYes

Running Watts and Starting Watts of Common Appliances


ApplianceRunning WattsStarting Watts
Air compressor (1/2 hp)1,0002,000
Air conditioner (15,000 Btu)1,600*
Air conditioner (13,500 Btu)1,300*
Air conditioner (10,000 Btu)1,000*
Blender400850
Cell phone charger110
Clock radio40
Coffee maker (high setting)1,0660
Crock pot (low setting)1260
Crock pot (high setting)3740
Desktop computer150 - 3500
DVD player140
Electric drill (3/8" / 4 amps)450600
Electric space heater (high setting)1,4500
Floor fan1000
Hair dryer (low setting)1600
Hair dryer (high setting)1,3000
LCD television (32")680
Microwave1,0000
Refrigerator8001,600
Washing machine1,1502,250
Work light (quartz halogen)1,0000

* The starting wattage on air conditioners can vary greatly depending on several factors, including the assistance of built-in capacitors and cold starts. Because of this, we can't list a standard starting wattage as every application can be different.


Determining Your Power Needs

When choosing a generator, knowing the amount of power you will need is crucial to your decision. Whether you are preparing for an emergency situation at home or taking a weekend trip in the RV, planning out your application is essential. The two calculations below provide power estimations that will help point you to a generator that is right for your needs.


Industry Standard Calculation

The Industry Standard Calculation is a quick and easy way to determine your required wattage. It may provide some padding in your wattage requirements, which could give you more power than you actually need, but you shouldn't have to worry about not having enough power. The following steps will help you quickly calculate the correct size generator to meet your application.


As stated earlier, you should always start your generator without any load, and then connect each device one at a time. The following calculation requires this approach to work. However, using this calculation removes the worry of connecting devices in a certain order.


1. Determine the starting watts and running watts for the devices that you want to plug into the generator.

a. Find the starting (surge) watts and running (rated) watts for each device that you want to plug into the generator. Look for a sticker or plate on each device or check your owner's manuals.

b. If your device or manual only shows amps and volts, watts can also be determined through a simple formula. (Amps x Volts = Watts)

c. List all of your starting watts and running watts as seen in Table 1 below.


Table 1

Example DevicesStarting WattsRunning Watts
Air compressor2,0001,000
Refrigerator1,600800
Microwave01,000
Blender850400

2. To find the total starting watts required, add the starting watts for the device with the highest value to the running watts of all the other devices from Table 1.


2,000 + 800 + 1,000 + 400 = 4,200 total starting watts


3. To find the total running watts, add all of the running watts together from Table 1.


1,000 + 800 + 1,000 + 400 = 3,200 total running watts


To run all of these devices simultaneously, you would require a generator with at least 4,200 starting watts and 3,200 running watts.


Advanced Precise Calculation

While the method for calculating your power needs outlined above will work, it isn't the most precise. If you aren't afraid of doing a little more math, you can use the Advanced Precise Calculation to get a more accurate idea of how much power you will need and potentially save yourself some money. Because the calculation above pads in enough power to ensure you can start your devices in any order, it may point you to a bigger and more expensive generator than you need. However, by following the more regimented, order-of-operations calculation below, you'll get a much more precise idea of how much power you need, which could in turn point you to a smaller and less expensive generator.


Again, you should always start your generator without any load, and then connect each device one at a time. The following calculation also requires that you start your devices in order from highest starting watts to lowest starting watts. When you connect devices in this order, you can start high demand devices when there is more power available.


1. Determine the starting watts and running watts for each device that you want to plug into the generator.

a. Find the starting (surge) watts and running (rated) watts for each device that you want to plug into the generator. Look for a sticker or plate on each device or check your owner's manuals.

b. If your device or manual only shows amps and volts, watts can also be determined through a simple formula. (Amps x Volts = Watts)

c. List out these devices from highest starting watts to lowest starting watts as seen in Table 2 below.


Table 2

Example DevicesStarting WattsRunning Watts
Air compressor2,0001,000
Refrigerator1,600800
Microwave01,000
Blender850400

2. To find the total running watts, add all of the running watts together from Table 2.


1,000 + 800 + 1,000 + 400 = 3,200 total running watts


3. In Table 3, shown below, the values from Table 2 are used to calculate the highest total starting watts required as devices are connected and running. This number represents the highest power requirement you will encounter as you connect all of your devices to the generator. To find this, add the starting watts of each new device you connect to the combined running watts of all connected devices. The highest of these numbers will be the total starting watts required. And again, remember to always connect devices in order from highest starting watts to lowest starting watts.


Table 3

DeviceStarting WattsRunning Watts of All Connected DevicesTotal Starting Watts Required
1. Air compressor2,000 +0 (nothing connected)= 2,000
2. Refrigerator1,600 +1,000 (air compressor)= 2,600
3. Microwave1,000* +1,800 (air compressor + refrigerator)= 2,800
4. Blender850 +2,800 (air compressor + refrigerator + microwave)= 3,650

* Even though the microwave does not have starting watts listed, you have to account for the power needed to actually run it.


850 + 2,800 = 3,650 highest total starting watts required


In order to run all of these devices simultaneously, you would require a generator with at least 3,650 starting watts and 3,200 running watts. The starting watts are determined by the highest total starting watts required during the calculation in Table 3/Step 3. The running watts are determined by the total running watts from Step 2.



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