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​Briggs & Stratton 30469 Review

Last updated September, 2018

​7.​0

Editor's
Score

Briggs & Stratton 30469 review

​​​​​​​​7
​Portability

​9
​Power

​​​​​​​​​​​4
​Noise

​​​​​​​8​
​Efficiency

​At first glance, the Briggs & Stratton 30469 might appear to be large and bulky but with 10-inch tires, it is mighty easy to cart around. In fact, the portable design lets you take this generator to the job site, back home or even on camping trips, powering your RV along the road.

Rated at 6,000 continuous watts or 7,500 peak watts, the Briggs & Stratton 30469 operates a 1650 series B&S OHV engine that runs for 12 hours straight at half the load.

Its design and construction speak loads about the durability and with an efficient virtually noise-free engine it is great for domestic applications too.

​About the ​​​​​​Briggs & Stratton 30469

​I was thoroughly impressed with the Briggs & Stratton 30469. Having purchased it as an emergency backup generator to an already massive Briggs & Stratton at home, I was looking at a suitable replacement that did not eat so much gasoline like the previous one. First of all, the gas tank capacity is huge and with just 5 gallons, it managed to chug along for a good 10 hours. This is impressive and actually saves me a lot of money in fuel expenses. We usually take along our generator out camping or on long RV trips. Now, the last generator we used for this purpose was unable to operate plenty of domestic appliances at the same time. The end result was our fridge giving away. Now that we have the Briggs & Stratton 30469, we never feel short of power. It manages to operate the fridge, two televisions, kitchen appliances, a dryer/washer and even the dishwasher at the same time. Ample power, loads of performance and a super cool fuel efficiency.

What I did not like in the Briggs & Stratton 30469 was the amount of noise it made. Wow! This thing is really damn powerful and even with the suppression system it uses; you can hear it thud along from a mile away. If you live in a crowded neighborhood and plan on using it regularly then I guess this generator will scare away the birds and maybe even your neighbors. Other than the noise, I found the Briggs & Stratton 30469 to be a dependable and worthy generator to have around in the house. I presume it would also be great for any job site.

Briggs & Stratton 30469

Pros

  • ​Easy start-up and dependable performance, 6000 watt suffices for most purposes. No engine or other issues and long lasting with decent warranty cover. Lots of power, easy starting and dependable design with good warranty.

Cons

  • ​Pretty loud generator, flimsy choke switch and fuel gauge tends to get stuck at times.

​Features

  • ​10 Inch large flat free tires.
  • ​1650 Series OHV Briggs & Stratton engine.
  • Lightning Bolt
    ​7500 Watt peak performance with continuous 6000 Watt operation.
  • Lightning Bolt
    ​12 hour continuous performance under half load.
  • Lightning Bolt
    ​Limited 1 year warranty coverage.
  • Lightning Bolt
    ​Non-CARB compliant.

​Specifications

Running watts 8,000
Starting watts 10,000
Engine HP/cc 420cc Gas Powered
Starting method Electric Start
Low oil shutdown YES
Fuel tank size (gallons) 7 Gallon
Run time at 50% Load 8 Hours
Outlets 4 x 120-volt, 1 x 120volt/30-amp twist-lock
Handle style Foldable
Wheel type 12 x 4 inch tyres
Warranty Lifetime Warranty limited to conditions
Briggs & Stratton 30469 review
Briggs & Stratton 30469
Portability7
Power9
Noise4
Efficiency8
7
EXPERT SCORE
FINAL THOUGHTS
Some might call the Briggs & Stratton 30469 a loud over-expensive generator. But for those who do not mind the noise and are mostly interested in efficiency and power, it is an excellent investment. Long life, durable material, rugged construction and a highly portable design with loads of power define the Briggs & Stratton 30469.
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