All-Power America 2500Watts 3250Watts surge 6.5HP OHV portable generator - Non CA

MPN: APG3012
Product Details
Description
This All Power America generator is run by an air-cooled, four-cycle, OHV engine and is a great device for power in a snap. Its compact frame is essential for easy mobility.
Summary
Product Title All-Power America 2500Watts 3250Watts surge 6.5HP OHV portable generator - Non CA
Manufacturer All-Power
Power Score 4.4 | 8 Reviews
User Reviews
Right size & price
4 Star Review   By BobG on Home Depot - Dec 2, 2011   

Had an opportunity to put this gen. to the test with a power outage in my area recently and it performed perfectly. It started with half a pull on the cord and ran smoothly with a refrigerator and sump pump plugged into it the whole time. I was about to plug in the cable box and TV next but power was restored just before. I'm sure it would have handled the additional load. It runs fairly quiet for a portable generator and I feel it was the right generator for occasional household use.

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Owned for years, still works reliablly, and quietly!
5 Star Review   By Maineiac on Home Depot - Nov 13, 2011   

I have owned this generator for almost four years. I live in Maine, where winters can be harsh, so a generator is as important as snow tires around here. We do not lose power often, but when we do, the generator has performed perfectly each time. I custom-made a wire so that I could plug the generator into my transfer switch, and give power to our home when needed. Granted, it does not power everything in the house - it is a 2500 Watt/20 Amp model, which is a relatively small generator. That said, running lights, TV, Satellite, fan-forced gas fireplace can all run at the same time. If we need to operate the toaster, microwave, or coffee maker (all run at about 1200 Watts continuous), we just need to ensure to use only one of those items at a time, and for good measure we unplug the fridge temporarily, so as not to overload the generator. This may sound like an inconvenience, but it is a lot less inconvenient than freezing your butt off in your own home during a snow or ice storm. What is extemely important when operating this, or any other gasoline generator, is regular maintenance. It is all in the owners manual, that being: checking the oil before each use, oil changes (I changed mine every six months, regardless of usage), cleaning the air filter, spark plug changes, starting the generator up and running it every few weeks for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, closing the fuel valve and leave the choke open when not in use, keeping the generator clean, warm it up for a few minutes before plugging electrical components into it, only plug in one high wattage item at at a time, waiting for the machine to run smoothly before plugging in the next one, and do not overload it. I own many small engine items, such as a lawn tractor, chain saw, lawn mower, chipper-shredder, and more. When I use this generator, I still cannot get over how quiet (relatively) it runs. I would not want to have a romantic dinner conversation sitting next to the machine, but whenever the power goes out in my neighborhood, where lots are one to seven acres, I can hear my neighbors' generators echoing more so than my own. The manufacturer states that this machine can run "8 Hours at 1/2 Load on 4 Gallons of Fuel." Much to my surprise, however, during an ice storm in 2008, we once ran the generator for 16 hours without running out of gas. Granted, we were probably not running it at full or probably even half-load, but I was still amazed. In addition, this machine has 12 Volt leads on it, so I have used it to jump start my car (dead battery) on ocassion. The engine is made in China, which one would probably guess with the low price. The engine manufacturer is Chongqing Dajiang Power Equipment. Their engines are used all over the world for every kind of small combustion engine imaginable, from generators to motorcycles. I cannot comment on the reliablility of their other products, but this generator has performed well. I have not needed to buy any replacement parts for it yet (other than the spark plug), but you can buy them from All Power America, or Sears Parts Direct. Following the same guidelines that you would follow to take care of your car, lawn mower, or any other gasoline powered engine, will likely give you years of reliable usage from this fine piece of equipment.

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Good product for the price
5 Star Review   By Saki on Home Depot - Nov 12, 2011   

This is my first generator. I wanted something inexpensive, lightweight enough for me to carry and load into my car by myself, with output in the 3000+ watt range. This item met the requirements. It starts up easily (2 or 3 pulls) and isn't too terribly loud. Like I said, I don't have any previous experience with generators so I have nothing to compare it to but it seems fine for what I need.

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This product has great user features,with simplicity of use.
5 Star Review   By DocBass on Home Depot - Nov 8, 2011   

I especially like this generator for it's portability.It is very easy to crank and runs relatively quiet.The power output is ideal for emergency use during occasional power outages. It is very great for camping,fishing and outdoor activities.

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This 3250 watt Gen works great.
3 Star Review   By Jamco on Home Depot - Nov 5, 2011   

A friend loaned me this unit this past week when we lost power after a freak October snow storm. Although it is a bit on the noisey side, It powered a refrigerator, freezer, hot water boiler, several lights and an ocassional TV show over a 4 day period. I ran this unit around the clock and I still got about 12 hrs out of each tankful of gas. Pretty impressive for a cheap, no-name generator. Although I was impressed with this unit, I did purchase a higher wattage generator so I can run more of a load next time the power goes out and live a bit more in "luxury". All in all, a good machine for the money.

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Affordable and adequate
4 Star Review   By XtremeNana on Home Depot - Nov 1, 2011   

We just hooked ours up to our home and will be able to run our furnace (gas), refrigerator, freezer, 2 CPAP machines, a few lights and when we shut down one of the above...we can watch TV and use the computer. Our appliances are newer and use fewer amps than older models. We are pleased with what this model will do.

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Oustanding value for money!
5 Star Review   By Eugene on Home Depot - Sep 28, 2011   

This is and excellent product. It affords me 3.2kw of power and is portable enough to take along to remote work sites and quiet and reliable enough to provide power to my home during power outages. I would advice anyone looking for an affordable and well built generator to purchase this model. It is indeed an outstanding value for money!

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did not open it !
4 Star Review   By Peter on Home Depot - Sep 27, 2011   

Did not open it yet - hope I never have to open it and use it !!!!!

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Product Details
Description
This All Power America generator is run by an air-cooled, four-cycle, OHV engine and is a great device for power in a snap. Its compact frame is essential for easy mobility.
Summary
Product Title All-Power America 2500Watts 3250Watts surge 6.5HP OHV portable generator - Non CA
Manufacturer All-Power
Power Score 4.4 | 8 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Color: Multi
User Reviews
Right size & price
4 Star Review   By BobG on Home Depot - Dec 2, 2011   

Had an opportunity to put this gen. to the test with a power outage in my area recently and it performed perfectly. It started with half a pull on the cord and ran smoothly with a refrigerator and sump pump plugged into it the whole time. I was about to plug in the cable box and TV next but power was restored just before. I'm sure it would have handled the additional load. It runs fairly quiet for a portable generator and I feel it was the right generator for occasional household use.

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Owned for years, still works reliablly, and quietly!
5 Star Review   By Maineiac on Home Depot - Nov 13, 2011   

I have owned this generator for almost four years. I live in Maine, where winters can be harsh, so a generator is as important as snow tires around here. We do not lose power often, but when we do, the generator has performed perfectly each time. I custom-made a wire so that I could plug the generator into my transfer switch, and give power to our home when needed. Granted, it does not power everything in the house - it is a 2500 Watt/20 Amp model, which is a relatively small generator. That said, running lights, TV, Satellite, fan-forced gas fireplace can all run at the same time. If we need to operate the toaster, microwave, or coffee maker (all run at about 1200 Watts continuous), we just need to ensure to use only one of those items at a time, and for good measure we unplug the fridge temporarily, so as not to overload the generator. This may sound like an inconvenience, but it is a lot less inconvenient than freezing your butt off in your own home during a snow or ice storm. What is extemely important when operating this, or any other gasoline generator, is regular maintenance. It is all in the owners manual, that being: checking the oil before each use, oil changes (I changed mine every six months, regardless of usage), cleaning the air filter, spark plug changes, starting the generator up and running it every few weeks for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, closing the fuel valve and leave the choke open when not in use, keeping the generator clean, warm it up for a few minutes before plugging electrical components into it, only plug in one high wattage item at at a time, waiting for the machine to run smoothly before plugging in the next one, and do not overload it. I own many small engine items, such as a lawn tractor, chain saw, lawn mower, chipper-shredder, and more. When I use this generator, I still cannot get over how quiet (relatively) it runs. I would not want to have a romantic dinner conversation sitting next to the machine, but whenever the power goes out in my neighborhood, where lots are one to seven acres, I can hear my neighbors' generators echoing more so than my own. The manufacturer states that this machine can run "8 Hours at 1/2 Load on 4 Gallons of Fuel." Much to my surprise, however, during an ice storm in 2008, we once ran the generator for 16 hours without running out of gas. Granted, we were probably not running it at full or probably even half-load, but I was still amazed. In addition, this machine has 12 Volt leads on it, so I have used it to jump start my car (dead battery) on ocassion. The engine is made in China, which one would probably guess with the low price. The engine manufacturer is Chongqing Dajiang Power Equipment. Their engines are used all over the world for every kind of small combustion engine imaginable, from generators to motorcycles. I cannot comment on the reliablility of their other products, but this generator has performed well. I have not needed to buy any replacement parts for it yet (other than the spark plug), but you can buy them from All Power America, or Sears Parts Direct. Following the same guidelines that you would follow to take care of your car, lawn mower, or any other gasoline powered engine, will likely give you years of reliable usage from this fine piece of equipment.

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Good product for the price
5 Star Review   By Saki on Home Depot - Nov 12, 2011   

This is my first generator. I wanted something inexpensive, lightweight enough for me to carry and load into my car by myself, with output in the 3000+ watt range. This item met the requirements. It starts up easily (2 or 3 pulls) and isn't too terribly loud. Like I said, I don't have any previous experience with generators so I have nothing to compare it to but it seems fine for what I need.

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This product has great user features,with simplicity of use.
5 Star Review   By DocBass on Home Depot - Nov 8, 2011   

I especially like this generator for it's portability.It is very easy to crank and runs relatively quiet.The power output is ideal for emergency use during occasional power outages. It is very great for camping,fishing and outdoor activities.

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This 3250 watt Gen works great.
3 Star Review   By Jamco on Home Depot - Nov 5, 2011   

A friend loaned me this unit this past week when we lost power after a freak October snow storm. Although it is a bit on the noisey side, It powered a refrigerator, freezer, hot water boiler, several lights and an ocassional TV show over a 4 day period. I ran this unit around the clock and I still got about 12 hrs out of each tankful of gas. Pretty impressive for a cheap, no-name generator. Although I was impressed with this unit, I did purchase a higher wattage generator so I can run more of a load next time the power goes out and live a bit more in "luxury". All in all, a good machine for the money.

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Affordable and adequate
4 Star Review   By XtremeNana on Home Depot - Nov 1, 2011   

We just hooked ours up to our home and will be able to run our furnace (gas), refrigerator, freezer, 2 CPAP machines, a few lights and when we shut down one of the above...we can watch TV and use the computer. Our appliances are newer and use fewer amps than older models. We are pleased with what this model will do.

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Oustanding value for money!
5 Star Review   By Eugene on Home Depot - Sep 28, 2011   

This is and excellent product. It affords me 3.2kw of power and is portable enough to take along to remote work sites and quiet and reliable enough to provide power to my home during power outages. I would advice anyone looking for an affordable and well built generator to purchase this model. It is indeed an outstanding value for money!

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did not open it !
4 Star Review   By Peter on Home Depot - Sep 27, 2011   

Did not open it yet - hope I never have to open it and use it !!!!!

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