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Generator Sizing and Comparison Chart

Standby

whole house generator

Powerful enough to power entire homes and businesses.

Portable

emergency generator

Powerful but loud, portable generators are great for emergencies

Inverter

small generator

The quietest, most efficent generators on the market.

Portable Generators

Names Running & Starting Watts Starting Mechanism Fuel Type & Tank Size Weight (lbs) Run-time @ 50% Load (hrs) Noise Level (DBA) # AC Outlets Cali. Carb Review Price
PowerPro 56101 900/1000 Manual/Electric Gas 1gal/3.78L 36 5 60 1(120v AC) 1(12v DC) Yes Review See Here
Pulsar PG1202S 900/1200 Manual Gas 1.2gal/4.45L 25 8.5 65 1 (12v DC) No Review See Here
Champion 42436 1200/1500 Manual Gas 1.45gal/5.48L 56 10 65 1 (120v AC) Yes Review See Here
All Power America APG3014 1,400/2,000 Manual Gas 1.3gal 225 10 72 2 (120v 20amp), 1 (120v 30amp), 1 (120v/240v 30amp), 1 (120/240 50amp), 1 (12v DC) No Review See Here
WEN 56180 1500/1800 Manual Gas1.45gal/5.48L 50 7.5 63 2 (120v AC), 1 (12v DC) Yes Review See Here
Powerstroke PS902500D 2,500/3,125 Electric Gas 4gal/ 90 9 68 4(120v 20watt AC) No Review See Here
Sportsmen GEN4000LP 3,250/4000 Manual Propane 90 10 68 2(120v 20watt AC), 1 (12v DC) No Review See Here
PowerPro 56405 3,250/4050 Manual Gas 4gal 114 10 74 4(120v 20watt AC), 1 (120v twistlock) No Review See Here
Powerland PD4000 3,300/4000 Electric/Manual Gas 4gal/15L 100 12 69 2(120V AC), 1 (120v 30amp) No Review See Here
Durastar DS4000S 3300/4000 Manual Gas 4gal/15.14L 92 8.5 69 2 (120v AC), 1 (120v 30amp) No Review See Here
Duromax XP4400E 3500/4500 Electric/Manual Gas 4gal/15.14L 100 8 69 2 (120v AC) 1 (120v/240v AC) 1 (12v DC) Yes Review See Here
Champion 46596 3500/4000 Electric/Manual Gas 4gal 140 12 68 1 (120v AC), 1(120v Twistlock), 1 (RV) Yes Review See More
Duromax Elite MX4500E 3,500/4,500 Electric Gas 4gal/ 140 8 69 2(120v AC), 1 (120v240v 30amp twistlock AC), 1 (12v DC) No Review See Here
Duromax XP4850EH 3,850/4850 Electric/Manual Propane/Gas 4gal/ 142 12 69 2(120v amp), 1 (120v/240v 30amp twistlock), 1 (12v DC) Yes Review See Here
Westinghouse WH5500 5,500/6,750 Manual Gas 6.6gal/ 168 14 71 4(120v AC), 1 (120v/240v amp) No Review See Here
Champion Power Equipment 41135 5,500/6,800 Manual Gas 5gal/ 185 11 72 2(120v Duplex AC), 1 (120v/240v twistlock AC) Yes Review See Here
Generac 5939 GP5500 5,500/6,875 Manual Gas 6.7gal 170.9 10 n/a 4(120v 20watt AC), 1 (120v twistlock) No Review See Here
Generac 6001 LP5500 5,500/6,875 Electric Propane 20lb/30lb 184 7/30lb n/a 2(120v 20watt AC), 1 (120v/240v 30amp twistlock) Yes Review See Here
Briggs & Stratton 30469 6,000/7,500 Manual Gas 7gal 193 13 69 4(120v 20watt AC), 1 (120/240v 30amp twistlock) No Review See Here
Briggs & Stratton 30470 7,000/8,750 Electric Gas 7.5gal/ 286 9 n/a 4(120v AC), 1 (120v240v 30amp twistlock AC) No Review See Here
Powermate PM0497000.04 7,000/8,750 Manual Gas 8gal 210 12.3 76.3 4(120v 20watt AC), 1 (120v/240v twistlock) No Review See Here
Westinghouse WH7500E 7,500/9000 Electric/Manual Gas 6.6gal 201 12 72 4 (120V AC), 1 (120v/240v) No Review See Here
Champion Power Equipment 71531 7,500/9,375 Electric/Manual Propane/Gas 5gal/ 235 9 96 4(120v AC), 1 (120v/240v amp), 1 (120 30) Yes Review See Here
Generac 5943 GP7500E 7,500/9,375 Electric Gas 7.5gal/ 250 8 74 4(120v AC), 1 (120v twistlock AC) No Review See Here
Duromax XP10000EH 8,000/10,000 Electric/Manual Propane/Gas 8.3gal 225 10 72 2 (120v 20amp), 1 (120v 30amp), 1 (120v/240v 30amp), 1 (120/240 50amp), 1 (12v DC) No Review See Here
Durostar DS10000E 8,000/10,000 Electric Gas 8.3gal/ 265 10 72 2(120v 20watt AC), 1 (120v 30amp twist lock), 1 (120v/240v 50amp) No Review See Here
Generac 5802 XG1000E 10,000/12,500 Electric Gas 10gal 300 10 n/a 4(120v 20watt AC), 1 (120/240v 30amp twistlock), 1 (120v 30watt twistlock), 1 (120v/240v 50 amp) No Review See Here
Generac 5734 GP15000E 15,000/22,500 Electric Gas 16gal 363 10 n/a 4(120v 20watt AC), 1 (120v 30amp twistlock), 1 (120v/240v 30watt), 1 (12v DC) No Review See Here
Generac 5735 GP17500E 17,500/26,250 Electric Gas 16gal/ 390 10 69 2(120v Duplex AC), 2 (120v twistlock AC), 1 (120v/240v 50amp), 1 (120v/240v 30amp), 1 (12v DC) No Review See Here

Standby Generators

Names Running & Starting Watts Fuel Type Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load ft^3/Gal per hr Weight (lbs) Transfer Switch Noise Level Enclosure Cali. Carb Compliant Service Time @ Review Price
Generac 5818 EcoGen 6,000 Liquid Propane /.76gal 400 50 Amp 52 Weather Protective Steel No 500hrs Yes See Here
Generac 5873 6,000/7,000 Natural Gas,Liquid Propane 66 &.82/30 323 8-Circuit 50 amp 50 Corrosion Proof Polymer Plastic Yes 1-Year, 100hrs Yes See Here
Generac 6237 8,000 Natural Gas/Liquid Propane 78/31.6 360 10-circuit 100 Amp 62 All-Weather Steel Yes 2-Years, 200hrs Yes See Here
Generac 6438 11,000 Natural Gas/Liquid Propane /5.72 407 200 Amp Smart Transfer 63 All-Weather Steel Yes 2-Years, 200hrs Yes See Here
Generac 6241 14,000 Natural Gas,Liquid Propane 120 & 1.30/30 435 200amp Smart Transfer 62 All-Weather Steel Yes 2-Years, 200hrs Yes See Here
Kohler 20RESAL 20,000 Natural Gas,Liquid Propane 162.5/81.22 360 RXT 200 Amp 64 Corrosion Proof Polymer Plastic Yes Yearly, 150hrs Yes See Here
Generac 6729 20,000 Natural Gas,Liquid Propane 205/2.08 516 200 Amp Smart Switch 66 All-Weather Steel Yes 2-Years, 200hrs Yes See Here
Generac 6551 22,000 Natural Gas,Liquid Propane 184/2.16 526 200 Amp Service Entrance 67 All-Weather Steel Yes 2-Years, 200hrs Yes See Here

Inverter Generators

Names Running & Starting Watts Starting Mechanism Fuel Tank Size Weight Run-time @ 50% Load Noise Level # AC Outlets Carb Version Review Price
Earthquake IG800W 700/800 Manual .6gal 18.5 6 58 1 (120V 20A), 1 (12v 4A) Yes Review See Here
WEN 56200i 1,600/2,000 Manual 1gal 48 7 51 2 (120V 20A), 1( 5V USB Port), 1 (12V DC) Yes Review See Here
Yamaha EF2000iS 1,600/2,000 Manual 1gal 44 7 51.5 1 (12V 8A) Yes Review See Here
Honda Eu2000i 1,600/2,000 Manual 1gal 47 6 53 1 (12V DC) Yes Review See Here
Smarter Tools AP2000iQ 1,600/2,000 Manual 1.1gal 47 7 51 1 (12V DC) Yes Review See Here
Champion Power Equipment 73536i 1,700/2,000 Manual 1gal 48 7 53 1 (120V Duplex 20A), 1 (12V DC) Yes Review See Here
Westinghouse WH2000iXLT 1,800/2,200 Manual 1.1gal 43 13 52 1 (120v duplex 20A), 1 (12V DC) Yes Review See Here
Ryobi 2200 1,800/2,200 Manual 1gal 52 5 62 2 (120v AC),1 (12V DC) Yes Review See Here
Generac 5793 iX2000 2,000/2,200 Manual 1gal 52 6 n/a 2 (120V 20A), 1 (12V DC) No Review See Here
Hyundai HY2000si 2,000/2,200 Manual 1.2gal 70 7 64 2 (120V 20A), 1 (12V DC) Yes Review See Here
Yamaha EF2400iSHC 2,000/2,400 Manual 1.59gal 75 5 55 1 (12V DC), 2 (120v AC) Yes Review See Here
Champion Power Equipment 75531i 2,800/3,100 Manual 1.6gal 80 6 58 1 (120V Duplex 20A), 1 (12V DC), 1 (TT30 Receptacle - RV Ready). Yes Review See Here
Yamaha EF6300iSDE 5,500/6,300 Electric/Manual 4.49gal 200 7 58 2 (120v 20A AC), 1( 120v 30A AC), 1(120v/240v ) Yes Review See Here