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Predator 3500 Generator
3500
This Predator medium sized Inverter l generator is Gasoline-powered and is rated for 3000 watts/3500 watts surge load. includes a 30 amp RV/marine outlet. Has a 12-volt output for charging batteries, etc. It also has a digital display on board that displays voltage, amps and watts. Push button electric start and is parallel capable but lacks a fuel gauge, which tells you how much fuel is left.
Description
This Predator medium sized Inverter l generator is Gasoline-powered and is rated for 3000 watts/3500 watts surge load. includes a 30 amp RV/marine outlet. Has a 12-volt output for charging batteries, etc. It also has a digital display on board that displays voltage, amps and watts. Push button electric start and is parallel capable but lacks a fuel gauge, which tells you how much fuel is left.

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 Predator 3500 is part of the Generators test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Inverter Generators models like the 3500 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.