Professionals always choose propane powered generators over gasoline powered ones. Gasoline actually degrades over time. This can lead to a number of problems, ranging from hard starting, to rough running, to no starting at all.
Gasoline unused for a period of time gums and varnish deposits in the fuel system. These deposits and impurities can clog up gas lines and filters, as well as the orifices in a carburetor and the even smaller orifices in a fuel injector. This renders your backup generator unusable when needed the most.
As always done, in times of natural disasters like ice storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes etc. gasoline is the first commodity to be hoarded.
Now that you are armed with these facts you can boldly decide on other alternative fuel like propane. The questions then is which ones a the top selling ones. We have listed the 5 top selling ones in a chart and also included where you can get one to buy.
|1||Generac 6001 LP5500 5,500 Watt 389cc OHV Portable Liquid Propane Powered Generator with Tank Holder (CARB Compliant)||5,500 Watts||Propane||Portable||$$$||3.7|
|2||Generac 6000 LP3250 3,250 Watt 212cc OHV Portable Liquid Propane Powered Generator with Tank Holder||3,250 Watts||Propane||Portable||$$$||4|
|3||DuroMax XP4400EH 7 HP Dual Fuel Propane/Gas Powered Portable Electric Start Generator, 4400-Watt||4,400 Watts||Propane/Gas||Portable||$$||4.0|
|4||Sportsman GEN7000LP 7,000 Watt 13 HP OVH Propane Powered Portable Generator With Electric Start||7,000 Watts||Propane||Portable||$$||4.0|
|5||Sportsman GEN4000LP 4,000 Watt 6.5 HP OVH Propane Powered Portable Generator||4,000 Watts||Propane||Portable||$$$||3.8|
$ = $100 – $300
$$ = $301 – $600
$$$ = $601 – $1,000
$$$$ = > $1,000
Review of the 5 Top Selling Propane Powered Generators
Generac 6001 LP5500 5,500 Watt 389cc OHV Portable Liquid Propane Powered Generator with Tank Holder (CARB Compliant)
Generac LP 5500 is a portable generator generator that runs on propane to provide 5500 running watts and 6875 starting watts. It is CARB Compliant. It also comes equipped with hour meter to automatically track maintenance.
The integrated propane tank holder accepts either 20 lb or 30 lb propane cylinders for flexibility, convenience and extended runtimes. The PowerDial is a new feature that provides total control at the turn of a dial, with all start-up and shutdown functions in one simple, easy-access control.
The low-oil shutdown prevents the engine from possible damage.
Folding/Nesting Handle and tank holder for compact storage. It has a (30) Amp Outlet and allows the generator to be easily connected to a manual transfer switch to provide integrated backup power to your home. Covered circuit breaker protected outlets provide overload protection and added protection from the environment. The hardened 1 ¼” steel tube cradle is for added durability and strength.
Generac 6000 LP3250 3,250 Watt 212cc OHV Portable Liquid Propane Powered Generator with Tank Holder
Generac’s LP3250 propane portable generator combines all the convenience of safe, stable liquid propane with a breakthrough design that maximizes portability and ease of use.
The LP3250 provides 3,250 running watts and 3,750 starting watts, perfect for a camping excursion or other recreational event.
The integrated fuel tank holder secures a 20 lb LP tank unit for easier and safer transportation. The 20 lb propane tank provides 9.0 hours runtime. To increase maneuverability the generator is provided with a dolly style handle and low grab bar. The generator is provided with a hardened steel tube cradle for added durability and strength.
The engine is always safeguards from low-oil pressure. For added protection from the environment the GenSet’s outlets are covered. The circuit breakers also provide overload protection.
DuroMax XP4400EH 7 HP Dual Fuel Propane/Gas Powered Portable Electric Start Generator, 4400-Watt
With the XP4400EH, operating on propane will not gum up or foul your generator’s carburetor and will give you quick, reliable starts every time. It only takes a few seconds to switch over from regular gas to propane and with the flexible line, you can easily hook up any size propane tank including the one from your barbeque.
When the ambient temperature is under 40 degrees propane by nature contracts and the pressure within the cylinder is not powerful enough to push enough gas into the carburetor to START the engine.
The solution to this is to start the engine on gasoline for a few minutes and then switch over to propane.
Sportsman GEN7000LP 7,000 Watt 13 HP OVH Propane Powered Portable Generator With Electric Start
The appliances and power tools. It is equipped with four 120 volt outlets, a 12 volt DC outlet for battery charging, and a 120/240 volt outlet.
A generator of this size is ideal for camping and running essential household appliances during power outages. This generator is a real workhorse with great features like a 13HP 4-Stroke OHV engine, Automatic Low Oil Shutdown and an Automatic Voltage Regulator for an affordable price.
It boasts an engine run time of 8 hours at 50% on a common 20Lb (gas grill type) cylinder (LPG cylinder not included). A 5 foot propane fuel hose with a regulator is included for your added convenience. The engine is surprisingly quiet; it runs at less than 80 Db. This is a great generator for anyone who needs affordable power.
Since this generator runs on propane you never have to worry about the fuel going bad or having the carburetor getting fouled due to degenerated gas – a common problem with gas powered small engines.
This generator produces 7000 surge watts/6000 running watts. It’s easy to transport and maneuver when the included wheel kit is installed. It also uses a standard gas grill style LPG tank. However, it is Non-CARB compliant; that is it is not for sale in California.
Sportsman GEN4000LP 4,000 Watt 6.5 HP OVH Propane Powered Portable Generator
The Sportsman Propane 4000 Watt Portable Generator can power common household appliances and power tools. It is equipped with two -120 volt outlets and a 12 volt DC outlet for battery charging.
It has a 7HP 4-Stroke OHV Recoil Start engine. Its affordable but well thought out with full featured options such as Automatic Low Oil Shutdown and Automatic Voltage Regulator. It boasts an engine run time of 10 hours at 50% on a common 20Lb (gas grill type) cylinder (LPG cylinder not included).
A 5 foot propane fuel hose with a regulator is included for your added convenience. The engine is surprisingly quiet; it runs at less than 68 Db. This is a great generator for anyone who needs affordable power.
It produces 4000 surge watts/3250 running watts. And it also uses a standard gas grill style LPG tank. The 7 HP, 4 stroke OHV, recoil start engine, delivers maximum performance.
However, it is Non-CARB compliant; that is Not for sale in California.