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    Briggs & Stratton 30470 Generator

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    30470
    This Briggs & Stratton portable generator is gasoline-powered and is rated for 7,000 watts. It has:
    • electric start
    • fuel shutoff
    • low-oil shutoff
    • 5 power outlets
    Description
    This Briggs & Stratton portable generator is gasoline-powered and is rated for 7,000 watts. It has:
    • electric start
    • fuel shutoff
    • low-oil shutoff
    • 5 power outlets

    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 30470 is part of the Generators test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Portable Generators models like the 30470 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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