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

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
  • Relatively quiet - operates at fewer than 80 dB (normal conversation is 60 dB)
  • 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 SAE10W-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.


ApplianceRunning WattsStarting Watts
Air compressor (1/4 hp)1,0001,600
Air conditioner (15,000 Btu)1,8003,500
Air conditioner (13,500 Btu)1,5002,800
Air conditioner (10,000 Btu)1,2001,800
Clock radio40
Coffee maker9000
Desktop computer150 - 3500
Electric drill (3/8" / 4 amps)450600
Electric space heater on high setting1,4500
Floor fan1000
LCD television (32")100 - 1500
Microwave oven (or 4-slot toaster)1,4500
Refrigerator8001,600
Washing machine1,1502,250
Work light (quartz halogen)1,0000

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 conditioner (10,000 Btu)1,8001,200
Refrigerator1,600800
Electric drill600450
Floor fan0100

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.


1,800 + 800 + 450 + 100 = 3,150 total starting watts


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


1,200 + 800 + 450 + 100 = 2,550 total running watts


To run all of these devices simultaneously, you would require a generator with at least 3,150 starting watts and 2,550 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 conditioner (10,000 Btu)1,8001,200
Refrigerator1,600800
Electric drill600450
Floor fan0100

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


1,200 + 800 + 450 + 100 = 2,550 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 conditioner1,800 +0 (nothing connected)= 1,800
2. Refrigerator1,600 +1,200 (AC)= 2,800
3. Electric drill600 +2,000 (AC + refrigerator)= 2,600
4. Floor fan100* +2,450 (AC + refrigerator + electric drill)= 2,550

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


1,600 + 1,200 = 2,800 highest total starting watts required


In order to run all of these devices simultaneously, you would require a generator with at least 2,800 starting watts and 2,550 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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