Briggs & Stratton 30469 Review
The 30469 model portable generator by Briggs & Stratton offers a 6,000 watt continuous power supply with 7,500 surge watts. Featuring 10inch tyre wheels for maximum portability and transport ease, the 30469 is ideal as a backup power supply during domestic emergency blackouts, outdoor camping pursuits and small jobsite applications. Briggs & Stratton 1650 Series OHV (Overhead Valve) engine offers a running time of 12 hours from a full fuel tank at ½ load. Offering a multi-featured control panel and outlets including 4 – 120V household outlets 1 – 120/240V and 30A locking outlet rubber outlet covers. Also featuring a power surge alternator, it produces up to 25% more surge wattage to start motor-driven appliances and tools simultaneously for maximum performance.
Briggs & Stratton seek to provide reliable and durable power supply backups for domestic purposes in the case of extreme weather conditions, and customers have praised their efforts in achieving this with the 30469 generator. Customers have been impressed at how the generator supplies multiple household appliances such as TV’s, fridge freezers and dishwashers simultaneously and with ease during power shortages and emergencies. Less experienced generator owners have also been satisfied with how the generator requires minimal assembly and is supplied with a simple and comprehensive instruction manual. Certain users have also emphasised the importance of changing the oil after the first 5 hours running time, as stated in the manual, to reduce the chance of metal filings infiltrating the oil and thus reducing the performance of the generator. Other positive comments users have expressed include the ease and immediacy of start-up using the manual pull and the absence of a gasoline smell during running or inactivity which sets it apart from other models on the market.
However, some customers have had bad experiences with the Briggs & Stratton 30469 due to poor quality control leading to a lack of welding causing the generator to fall apart within the first few minutes of use. Users wishing to use the generator for outdoor purposes have also commented that despite having rubber outlets, the generator is not suited to all weather, particularly during rain. Notwithstanding these minor criticisms, overall customers have been extremely impressed with the general performance of the Briggs & Stratton 30469 and its ability to supply power to various larger household appliances during periods of bad weather. Customers have also expressed satisfaction with the competitive price and value for money.