Briggs & Stratton 30470 Review
The 30470 model portable generator by Briggs & Stratton provides a reliable gas fuelled power supply for domestic or jobsite purposes. The unit offers an impressive 7,000 watt continuous output with a maximum surge output of 8,750 watts from a 420cc engine. With heavy duty components and a durable, portable frame with wheel kit, the 30470 serves as a powerful backup supply for domestic emergencies to power various household appliances or for professional use on the construction site or farm. The large 7 gallon fuel tank is capable of powering an 8 hour run time at 50% load. The generator also features four 120 volt AC outlets and one 120 volt 30 amp locking outlet for multiple uses.
Satisifed Briggs & Stratton customers have commented that the 30470 offers impressive, dependable performance and offers many useful features that make use both efficient and professional. Many users have relied on the generator to offer an alternative back-up power supply during power shortages, commenting that is has coped well when powering multiple appliances around the home simultaneously such as TV’s, fridge freezers and lights. The unique added inclusion of a gas tank filler spout has impressed customers as spillages are kept to a minimum and contained around the spout area. Users have also tended to have stored the generator in a garage or shed so as to keep noise to a minimum and enable a ventilated, dry area so as the 30470 is maintained properly. Despite being a large, professional model, reviewers have commented that the generator is relatively quiet compared to other similar fuel powered units on the market today.
Some minor criticisms of the 30470 have included poor workmanship in terms of quality control of the unit as some generators have arrived damaged or with parts not attached properly. Some users have also commented that the 30470 model is not as well suited for domestic purposes as intended; rather it should solely be used for power tools and on jobsites due to its powerful performance. Although this has not dissuaded users from praising the 30470 in how well it fared in their homes during extreme weather conditions.
Despite a minority of criticisms about the poor workmanship of the unit, on the whole the perception of the Briggs & Stratton 30470 generator has been very favourable and customers have been impressed with the solid, durable frame and the reliable, consistent performance.