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firman 3200W Inverter Generator $479.99 costco

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3200w peak
2900w continuous

FIRMAN Power Equipment W02981
Gas Powered 3200/2900 Watt (Whisper Series)
Extended Run Time Inverter generator

Parallel Capable with a 1.8 gallon tank
9 hour Run Time
Outlets – TT30R, 2 120V Standard (5-20 Duplex), 12V (W/Battery Charging Cables), USB (5V, 2.1 amps), (1) TT-30R (for RV) 120V-30A, (1) 5-20R Duplex 120V- 20A, (1) DC outlet 12V-8.3A, (1) USB 5V, 2.1A


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Really good deal!
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Anyone know if there is a kit that will let me run two of these in parallel to get a 240V to feed my house?

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nevermind, the answer looks like no :-)
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Anyone know if there is a kit that will let me run two of these in parallel to get a 240V to feed my house?

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nevermind, the answer looks like no :-)
Just to clarify in case anyone else is looking to run in parallel: These will run in parallel, but I dont see any parallel kits that allow 240v regardless of brand.
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Anyone know if there is a kit that will let me run two of these in parallel to get a 240V to feed my house?

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nevermind, the answer looks like no :-)
You don't necessarily need 240v to feed you house if you are ok not running any appliances that use 240v. You can connect both legs of your panel together using something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050PQ0UO?tag=slickdeals&ascsubtag=a1280c98f7e611e8a358065367ff37... [amazon.com]

Use that adapter, an inlet, a 30amp 2 pole breaker, and an interlock switch and you can power everything in your house that doesn't require 240v.
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$20 cheaper than it was a few months ago when I got mine. Since Costco has a great return policy, will they match this price for my previous purchase?
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This Firman brand is not one I'm terribly familiar with, although purchasing at Costco does provide some purchase comfort. Does anyone here have any experience with Firman inverters?

I'm guessing their 171cc is sourced from Asia?
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Really digging the lifetime warranty and purchasing from Costco.
I guess I'll take back the Champion Inverter I ordered from HD but haven't received yet.
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Really digging the lifetime warranty and purchasing from Costco.
I guess I'll take back the Champion Inverter I ordered from HD but haven't received yet.
This Firman does have a higher capacity, but if the 2000 starting and 1600 running watts on the champion are sufficient it might be worth it depending on if you need the portability. The generators that are in the 3000+ watt starting range all seem to be at least 95lbs where the 2000 range ones all seem to weigh around 50 lbs
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Really digging the lifetime warranty and purchasing from Costco.
Yes Costco is great for returns but the Lifetime Firman warranty is not so great. Must register within 10 days to get 1 year Parts and Labor. Lifetime Parts and Technical Support. And if its a Normal Wear part .... its not covered. Commercial use is worse obviously ... then its only 90 days parts/labor 180 parts.
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This Firman does have a higher capacity, but if the 2000 starting and 1600 running watts on the champion are sufficient it might be worth it depending on if you need the portability. The generators that are in the 3000+ watt starting range all seem to be at least 95lbs where the 2000 range ones all seem to weigh around 50 lbs
Good point, don't really need the portability. More along the lines of powering a fridge, freezer, and some other items when the power goes out. Replacing a DuroMax to get a cleaner output.
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Yes Costco is great for returns but the Lifetime Firman warranty is not so great. Must register within 10 days to get 1 year Parts and Labor. Lifetime Parts and Technical Support. And if its a Normal Wear part .... its not covered. Commercial use is worse obviously ... then its only 90 days parts/labor 180 parts.
Normal wear part I can deal with, but having a lifetime warranty gives me a little more peace of mind than something like a Predator from HF. Costco's return policy is so good that if I have issues in the future, they may still accept the return.
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Would much rather buy (2) 2000-2200 watt inverters and have portability and capability via parallel if needed. That setup might cost slightly more but you are not weighed down by a 100lb generator. Obviously, if your only use case is for power outage in your home, portability is probably low on your list.
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Would much rather buy (2) 2000-2200 watt inverters and have portability and capability via parallel if needed. That setup might cost slightly more but you are not weighed down by a 100lb generator. Obviously, if your only use case is for power outage in your home, portability is probably low on your list.
Where are you finding 2 2000s that will parallel and a parallel kit for slightly more than $480?
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