Powerhouse Products has combined quality, features and value in its new PH3100Ri inverter generator. The PH3100Ri has a 6.8 HP engine that provides the extra power needed to start a 13.5K RV air conditioner, at the same time as inverter technology makes it protected enough to power delicate electronic equipment. The engine can also be set to run at variable speed for fuel economy as power demands or at constant speed for 100% full power. The PH3100Ri includes as standard features not included on most other leading brands of generators: a remote start to 75-feet, a built-in hour meter to track the total run time, and factory installed swivel wheels and pull take care of for maximum maneuverability. Other standard features include an engine-reset button in order to automatically restart the engine if the unit shuts down as a result of engine overload; one 5-20R 20 amp duplex receptacle; one L5-30R 30 amp twist lock receptacle; internal circuit breaker; fuel gauge, and emergency stop regulate. Continuous run time (hr) Full load; 7.6 hrs; 1/4 load; 17.8 hrs. EPA, CARB and CSA compliant. The PH3100Ri comes with an oil jug, 12V charge cable, spare spark plug, spark plug wrench & take care of, oil drain extension, spare 10A glass tube fuse, user�s manual, keys and remote. Includes 2-year consumer warranty, 1-year commercial warranty.
Offering an excellent combination of features and value, the Powerhouse PH3100Ri inverter generator provides clean, quiet portable power that’s perfect for both campground as well as job site. Its 6.8-horsepower engine produces a maximum of 3100 watts, providing the extra power needed to run home and RV appliances–including a 13.5K BTU air conditioner in an RV–at the same time as the integrated inverter technology makes it protected enough to power delicate electronic equipment. And with the remote start capabilities, you’ll get your generator started from up to 75 feet away.
The four-stroke, single-cylinder engine (270cc) can also be set to run at variable speed for fuel economy as power demands or at constant speed for 100 percent full power. It includes an engine-reset button in order to automatically restart the engine if the unit shuts down as a result of engine overload, an internal circuit breaker, fuel gauge, and built-in hour meter to track the total run time. For optimal convenience, this Powerhouse inverter generator features factory-installed swivel wheels and a padded pull take care of for maximum maneuverability.
This inverter generator has one 5-20R 20-amp duplex receptacle and one L5-30R 30-amp twist lock receptacle. It’s backed by a 2-year consumer warranty and a 1-year commercial warranty, and it’s EPA, CARB, and CSA compliant for use across North The us.
Inverter Generator Technology
Where conventional generators produce a single square wave of AC power for every engine rotation, an inverter generator produces a clean sine wave just like that power from your home outlets with hundreds of overlapping AC sine waves per engine rotation that results in more electrical power produced from each rotation. The electronic processor in the inverter module “converts” three-phase, high-frequency AC power from the alternator into DC power, which is then changed by the inverter module to a clean and stable 120-volt, 60-hertz AC power signal. The technology programmed into the inverter allows it to regulate all functions of the generator for stable, consistent, clean power.
This clean sine wave power allows the generator to be used with any and all computer and electronic based appliances in today’s homes, businesses, construction sites, and outdoor recreation. An added benefit is the ability of these generators to produce 120-volt, 60-hertz current at quite a lot of engine speeds, thus saving fuel running at slower speeds and low load conditions but with the power for full speed and output when needed.
What’s in the Box
Powerhouse PH3100Ri portable inverter generator; oil jug; two keys; two remotes; oil drain pipe; spare fuse; spark plug wrench; screwdriver; spare spark plug; internal charging cable; battery charge kit; operating instructions (see larger image of included items)
Powerhouse Inverter Generators
|Pro Series||Wi Series|
|AC Output (Rated/Max)||2000 / 2100 watts||2600 / 2700 watts||3000 / 3100 watts||450 / 500 watts||1900 / 2000 watts|
|DC Output (Rated/Max)||12-volt, 8.3 amps||12-volt, 8.3 amps||12-volt, 8.3 amps||12-volt, 2.5 amps||12-volt, 8.3 amps|
|Engine||4.35 hp (125cc), 4-stroke OCV||5.1 hp (150cc), 4-stroke OCV||6.8 hp (270cc), 4-stroke OCV||0.9 hp (31cc), 4-stroke OHV||4.3 hp (125cc), 4-stroke OHV|
|Maximum Engine Speed||5000 rpm||5000 rpm||3600 rpm||—||—|
|Rated Current||16.7 amps||21.7 amps||25 amps||3.75 amps||15.8 amps|
|Receptacles||One 120V, 20A 5-20R Duplex||Two 120V, 20A 5-20R|| One 120V, 20A 5-20R
Duplex; One 120V, 30A L5-30R
|One 120V, 20A 5-20R Single||One 120V, 20A 5-20R Duplex|
|Starting System||Remote, electric, and recoil||Remote, electric, and recoil||Remote, electric, and recoil||Recoil||Recoil|
|Continuous Run Time (Full/Quarter Load)||3.0 / 7.5 hours||2.9 / 7.2 hours||7.6 / 17.8 hours||3.5 / 7.5 hours||3.0 / 7.5 hours|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||1.3 gallons||1.4 gallons||4.4 gallons||0.37 gallons||1.4 gallons|
|Wheels||No||Two fixed + take care of||Two fixed with brakes, two swivel||No||No|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||22 x 11 x 19 inches||22-3/4 x 13 x 17 inches||23-5/8 x 17-3/4 x 20-1/2 inches||14.1 x 8.2 x 12.6 inches||22 x 11 x 19 inches|
|Weight||73 pounds||80 pounds||129 pounds||21.38 pounds||62 pounds|
|Warranty||2 years consumer, 1 year commercial||1 year consumer, 6 months commercial|
Portable generator with maximum output of 3100 watts; integrated inverter for protected use with electronic equipment
Variable and constant speeds for fuel economy and full power
6.8 horsepower four-stroke, single-cylinder engine; convenient fuel primer bulb and automatic choke
Remote start capabilities; swivel wheels and padded pull take care of for maximum maneuverability
2-year consumer warranty (1-year for commercial use); EPA, CARB, and CSA compliant