If you’re looking for a power generator it could be for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you live in an area known for hurricanes or tornadoes and you want to be prepared. Or perhaps you live in an area with no natural disasters but you want a generator to take on camping trips? Or maybe a combination of both? With a number of fine generators available on the market at the moment, it should be possible to find one which is ideally suited to your needs. Let’s take a look at this generator from Briggs & Stratton to see if it’s the one for you!
The 30469 is a gasoline-powered generator which can generate up to 6,000 watts of power. The tank holds up to seven gallons and it has a portable, two-wheel, barrow-type design. It weighs roughly 200 pounds and measures 25.3 x 28.7 x 18.4 inches.
Is it suitable for my needs?
This generator is one of the more powerful units available on the market and is suitable for home usage in case of power outages. You should have no difficulty in powering you home appliances from it and can be reassured that it will give you around 13 hours of power when at 50% load. If you need power for a longer period of time, the fact that it is gasoline-powered means that it is one of the more easily obtained fuels. Although this generator is a bit bulky, it is still relatively convenient to move around due to the barrow design. It shouldn’t be difficult to take camping with you.
What I like about this generator
It’s reliable. A good number of people who have had to use the Briggs 30469 in a power outage have remarked how happy they were with its performance. It starts up without any issues and runs plenty of appliances without you having to worry. Unlike some generators, this one doesn’t give off any smell of gasoline during or after use either.
What could be improved
It’s actually quite noisy – not something that bothers me too much – but if you’re using the generator in a small area or a house with thin walls, perhaps to keep the freezer going overnight while you try to sleep, it might become annoying. If you’re looking for something quieter, there’s no better place to look than at Home Improvement Guru!
Also, if you plan to take the generator with you on a fishing or camping trip, bear in mind that it’s not fully waterproof and you’ll have to find a safe way of covering it.
The final word
The Briggs 30469 is a good, sturdy and reliable piece of equipment which could just save your bacon when the lights go out. If what you’re looking for is reliability and power, and you’re not so concerned about keeping a perfect silence, then this generator would suit you fine. Amazon users currently give it 4.2 stars out of a possible 5, so that’s not bad at all! Hopefully this review has been helpful!