Best 3000 Watt Inverter Generator

Inverter generators have much to offer. Providing efficient, clean, reliable and quiet power, they are perfect for using at home, at a work site or recreationally. They are a great solution if you are looking for a 3000 watt generator with the ability to safely run sensitive electrical equipment. With many benefits over portable generators, they are more expensive. However, what you pay for is what you get. For more information on inverter generators and why they are a better solution than portable generators, see our inverter generators page. In this article we review three generators to find out which is the best 3000 watt inverter generator.

Table of Best 3000 Watt Inverter Generator

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Most Features & Lightweight
Briggs & Stratton P3000 Power Smart Series Inverter Generator with LCD Display and Quiet Power...
Most Reliable & Best Warranty
Yamaha EF3000iS, 2800 running Watts/3000 Starting Watts, Gas Powered Portable Inverter
Least Expensive
Champion 3100-Watt RV Ready Portable Inverter Generator
Power
2600/3000 watts
2800/3000 watts
2800/3100 watts
Noise Level
59 dB
53 - 60 dB
58 dB
Weight
50 lbs
136 lbs
80 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity
1.5 gal tank
3.4 gal tank
1.6 gal tank
Run Time
10 hr run time at 25% load
19 hr run time at 25% load
8 hr run time at 25% load
Receptacles
4 x 120V household AC
2 x 120V household AC
2 x 120V household AC
30 Amp
1 x  30 amp AC
1 x 30 amp AC
1 x  30 amp AC
USB
1 x USB
None
None
DC
1 x 12V DC
1 x 12V DC
1 x 12V DC
Parallel Capability
Warranty
2 year warranty
3 year warranty
2 year warranty
Most Features & Lightweight
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Briggs & Stratton P3000 Power Smart Series Inverter Generator with LCD Display and Quiet Power...
Power
2600/3000 watts
Noise Level
59 dB
Weight
50 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity
1.5 gal tank
Run Time
10 hr run time at 25% load
Receptacles
4 x 120V household AC
30 Amp
1 x  30 amp AC
USB
1 x USB
DC
1 x 12V DC
Parallel Capability
Warranty
2 year warranty
Most Reliable & Best Warranty
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Yamaha EF3000iS, 2800 running Watts/3000 Starting Watts, Gas Powered Portable Inverter
Power
2800/3000 watts
Noise Level
53 - 60 dB
Weight
136 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity
3.4 gal tank
Run Time
19 hr run time at 25% load
Receptacles
2 x 120V household AC
30 Amp
1 x 30 amp AC
USB
None
DC
1 x 12V DC
Parallel Capability
Warranty
3 year warranty
Least Expensive
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Champion 3100-Watt RV Ready Portable Inverter Generator
Power
2800/3100 watts
Noise Level
58 dB
Weight
80 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity
1.6 gal tank
Run Time
8 hr run time at 25% load
Receptacles
2 x 120V household AC
30 Amp
1 x  30 amp AC
USB
None
DC
1 x 12V DC
Parallel Capability
Warranty
2 year warranty

The Briggs & Stratton P3000 inverter generator is packed full of benefits. At only 59 dB, it is quieter than a normal conversation, meaning you wont have to yell. It is very light weight at only 50 pounds and the built in wheels and extendable handle make it very portable. Despite have a relatively small fuel tank, it will still give you a very competitive 10 hours of run time at 25% load. Its panel gives you the best in convenience with its seven different outlets!Not only can you attach four regular household 120V appliances, a 30 amp RV power cord, or a 12V DC cord, it even gives you a USB port. With parallel capability allowing you to expand from 3000 watts to 6000 watts, it also comes with a 2 year warranty.

Yamaha is known for its great inverter generators, and the EF3000iS is no exception. Providing you with the utmost reliability, this generator will power your needs. While a larger and heavier 3000 watt generator at 136 pounds, it is still highly portable. In addition, the extra size allows for a larger 3.4 gallon fuel tank. This will keep it running for an incredible 19 hours at 25% load. This gives you complete piece of mind. Another quiet generator, making between 53 and 60 db of sound, it will not annoy the neighbors. Coming with all the outlets you need (2 x 120V AC, 1 x 30 amp AC and 1 x 12V DC), you have the flexibility to power anything you want. It comes with a three year warranty.

Quiet and lightweight, the Champion 75531i is perfect for at home, at work or with your RV. A smaller model than the Yamaha, it weighs 80 pounds and has a 1.6 gallon fuel tank. This will keep it running for 8 hours at 25% load. It comes with four power outlets, 2 x 120V household AC, 1 x 30 amp AC and 1 x 12V DC, giving you the freedom to use it however you like. It comes with a two year warranty.

Each 3000 watt generator comes with all the features you will need to use it how ever you like. They are all quiet, portable, provide clean power and have parallel comparability.  The most notable difference between the three generators is the Yamaha’s larger fuel tank. Being able to run for 19 hours, you have so much added convenience. The Yamaha is however the most expensive out of the three. If price is the main consideration for you, the Champion will appeal to you. The Briggs and Stratton gives you a little bit of added value with its extra two outlets, and its run time is 2 hours more than the Champion. Accordingly, it falls in between Champion and Yamaha in price.  To decide which is the best 3000 watt inverter generator for you, we recommend that you take the time to read the reviews on Amazon.

Craig

My career as an Industrial Electrician with over 20 years experience in maintaining small, medium and very large generators plus repairing small engines and working in an auto electrical shop have placed me in the unique position to provide quality advice on all your generator needs. 😉

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