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Predator 68530
 
Approximate retail price:
$600
Summary: This Predator portable generator is gasoline-powered and is rated for 7,000 watts. It has:
• electric start
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
• 6 power outlets
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Type: Portable generators
About - Predator 68530

The Predator 68530 is part of the generator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, generator models like the 68530 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Ease of use:
Includes starting, transport (for portables), and helpful features such as fuel shutoff.

Power delivery:
How much wattage models delivered and how well they handled surges in power demand over various loads.

Noise:
Measured at 23 and 50 feet from the generator. We recommend hearing protection for standing close by the unit while it's running.
Features & Specs - Predator 68530
info Claimed output (watts) 7000
info Fuel type gasoline
info Weight (lbs.) 243
info Fuel shutoff Yes
info Low-oil shutoff Yes
info Electric start Yes
info Fuel gauge Yes
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User Reviews - Predator 68530
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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
I bought a 4000 watt in Apr 2013
1/4/2014
Pros
Easy To Move Around And U
Cons
Little noisy
Best Uses
Bought For When Power G
Comment:
Needed to get sump pump running after spring storm. Used again after Tornado hit Central Illinois in Nov 2013. Used to power Freezer, Refrigerator and TV after Tornado.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
No frills Generator
10/24/2013
Pros
Highly Rated Generator
Cons
90 DAY WARRANTY
No battery included
No Wheels Included
Best Uses
Comment:
I returned this generator because it only comes with a 90 day warranty. You have to pay extra for a one year or more extended warranty. Having to pay extra for a wheel kit and battery for push button starting in addition to warranty ended up making this not such a good deal in the end.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
if noise isn't a factor
9/16/2013
Pros
Electric Start
Power
price
Cons
Can't Run Central Air
Noisy
Wheels Backordered 6 Mo
Best Uses
Bedroom AC
Running A 2500 Sq Ft Hous
Runs Fridge And Freezer
Comment:
Heavy- need a dolly<br />Make sure the exhust is running free- becomes very hot- melted a plastic bin<br />I installed a large surge protector between generator and tvs and computers. May not be needed but....
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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