If you can own one inverter, own the Briggs & Stratton 3000.  Now I haven’t had a lot of time on this inverter, but as this year goes on, I will rack up the hours.  As you can see by the video, I am pretty excited.  In fact, I think I even said it had a cigarette lighter, which it doesn’t.  I meant it has a 12V.  The first thing I like about this is Briggs didn’t cut any corners.  It comes with everything you need to run this inverter.  You get the oil, the funnel, the cables, okay it doesn’t come with gas.  The unit itself is well laid out.  The front panel is easy to see and everything is labeled.  On the side of the unit, there are easy start instructions, what more could you want?  Okay if that’s not enough, you get 3,000 starting watts and 2,600 running watts.  The gas tank has a real indicator to let you know how much gas is still left in the 1.5 gallon tank.

It’s funny because I looked at the product page on Briggs and Stratton.  There are about 19 questions.  Probably 10 questions ask about the decibel level.  Do people even read anymore?  If not why am I writing this?  The decibel level of this unit is 59 dB which is pretty quiet for this size.  You get a full 10 hours run time at a 1/4 load.  The unit has nice LED lights to light up the panel.  I am not going to go on and on about this, just watch the video below, but I do want you to pay close attention to the LCD Statstation Display.
The easy-to-read LCD screen shows the amount of power being used, total unit hours, and maintenance reminders, including oil, air filter, and spark plug changes.  Come on, how cool is that?  If you want to learn more about this unit, just watch the video below as apparently no one reads anymore.

What’s on the Front

  • (4) 120V Household Outlets
  • (1) 120V 30A Outlet
  • (1) USB Port
  • (1) 12V DC Charging Outlet
  • Parallel Connector Port
  • Power Saver Mode

P3000 POWERSMART SERIES™ INVERTER GENERATOR

Running Watts2600
Starting Watts3000
Amps21.7A
Engine Displacement (cc)171
Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)1.5
Run Timeup to 10 @ 1/4 Load
AlternatorPermanent Magnet
Start TypeRecoil
Low Oil ShutdownYes
Automatic Idle ControlYes
MufflerStandard
Fuel GaugeYes
Hour MeterPart of Statstation™
Wheel TypeNever Go Flat
Wheel Diameter (Inches)6
Weight (lbs)84
Length (in)26
Width (in)14
Height (in)21
Consumer Warranty (Product)2 Year Limited
Commercial Warranty (Product)90 Day