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Briggs & Stratton Q6500 Generator
Q6500

This Briggs and Stratton Portable generator is Gasoline-powered and is rated for 5000 watts/6500 watts surge load. Has a float style fuel gauge, two USB style outputs and a GFCI breaker for more electrical protection. Manual start only and does not claim to be parallel capable.

Description

This Briggs and Stratton Portable generator is Gasoline-powered and is rated for 5000 watts/6500 watts surge load. Has a float style fuel gauge, two USB style outputs and a GFCI breaker for more electrical protection. Manual start only and does not claim to be parallel capable.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Power delivery

Power delivery

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

 /  5
Power quality

Power quality

A generator's ability to deliver power smoothly, with consistent voltage.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

Measured at 23 and 50 feet from the generator. We recommend hearing protection for standing close by the unit while it's running.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

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

 /  5
CO safety technology

CO safety technology

The presence and responsiveness of built-in CO-sensing technology to automatically shut the generator off in an enclosed space before CO builds up to dangerous levels.

 /  5

About

The Briggs & Stratton Q6500 is part of the Generators test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Inverter Generators models like the Q6500 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

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

Power quality A generator's ability to deliver power smoothly, with consistent voltage.

Noise Measured at 23 and 50 feet from the generator. We recommend hearing protection for standing close by the unit while it's running.

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