All Power America APG3009 6000 Watt Gas Powered Portable Generator Review

APG3009 6000W Portable Generator

APG3009 6000W Portable Generator

The All Power America APG3009 is one of the gas powered portable generators they manufacture and is at the 5000 watt range of output. This is not a CARB compliant model. See similar items at bottom of this post.

All Power America is a company which was founded in 2005 with its head quarters in North Carolina. All Power America has its manufacturing facilities located around the world and their products are designed and developed in North Carolina. They produce a wide variety of power products which include generators.

Power Output and Generation

The All Power America APG3009 portable generator is equipped with a 13hp OHV air cooled engine which lets it supply 5000 watts of continuous power while being able to surge up to 6000 watts.

Plug configuration:.

The outlet configuration is straight forward with 120V AC outlets of a 5-20R duplex outlet with 20 amp max breaker, two twist locks configured as one L5-30R with a 23 amp maximum output, and a 120V/240V L14-30R with 21 amps maximum output.

There is also a 12V DC 8.3 amp terminal for charging batteries

The circuits are two 120V to supply the outlets. that means on any one circuit you can have up to the maximum 21 amps (2500W) of power. Which means that you can utilize both the duplex and L5 outlets to gain the full output of the unit. For practical purposes utilizing 50% load will run in the 2500W to 3000W range.

Fuel Type and Noise Levels:

The All Power America APG3009 generator uses unleaded gasoline as fuel. It has a fuel tank capacity of 6.6 gallons which lets it run for 9 hours at 50% load capacity.

Noise:

Although we couldn’t verify the published sound levels of 76 dB which would make it on the very loud side for this size of machine, we suspect that this may be a typo. Customers indicate it to be fairly quiet, and may be in the 67dB range.

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Dimensions and Weight

The All Power America APG3009 portable generator has overall dimensions of 26.89 x 20.28 x 22.44 ( L x W x H ) and it weighs in at 183 lbs and over 200 lbs with a tank of gas.

Typical Uses and Needs

The All Power America APG3009 portable generator can supply 5000 watts of continuous power while being able to surge up to 6000 watts. This generator has a fuel tank capacity of 6.6 gallons and can run for 9 hours at 50% load capacity. This makes this generator ideal for use as a backup power supply for your home during power outages.

It is loud and will not be a good choice to take camping or tailgating to power your electrical appliances. It can also be used to power your cabin in the woods but still be loud for enjoying the outdoors while it is running.

It is more likely a good use as a source of power at those job sites where you do not have electricity to power your tools.

Display & Control Panel, Start-up

APG 3009-6000W Control Panel

APG 3009-6000W Control Panel

The All Power America APG3009 generator has a very simple and easy to use control panel. It is located on the side of the generator and when you face the control panel you will find to the extreme left it has the Engine switch.

To the right of the engine switch you have the Voltmeter and below that you have the 12 Volt DC outlet. To the right of the Voltmeter you have a circuit breaker which controls the 2 120 Volt outlets that are to the right of the circuit breaker.

To the right of the 120 Volt outlets you have a Circuit Breaker that controls the twist lock 120 Volt outlet which is located to the right of the circuit breaker. To the right of the 120 Volt twist lock outlet you have another Circuit breaker which controls the 120/240 Volt twist lock outlet located to its right.

Just below and to the right of the 120/240 Volt outlet you have the Ground Terminal.

Start up

The All Power America APG3009 portable generator is equipped with a recoil rope system to start its engine. Before you start the generator you need to check and see that the generator is placed on a flat level surface. Check to see that it has sufficient engine oil also check and see that there is sufficient fuel in the fuel tank. Here are the steps to be taken when starting this generator.

  1. Turn the Engine switch to the On position.
  2. Turn the Fuel Valve to the On position.
  3. Move the Choke lever to the Closed position.
  4. Pull the recoil starter grip slowly till you feel a resistance, the pull it briskly.
  5. When the engine starts let it warm up for a couple of minutes and then move the Choke lever to the Open position.

Shut Down

  1. Disconnect all loads from the generator.
  2. Turn the Engine switch to the Off position.
  3. Turn the fuel vale to the Off position.

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Additional Features

Here are some of the features of the All Power America APG3009 portable generator.

  1. It is powered by a powerful 389 cc 13 hp air cooled OHV engine.
  2. It has a fuel tank capacity of 6.6 gallons and can run for a good work hour day.
  3. It has a Voltmeter.
  4. It has 2 120 Volt outlets, 1 120 L5 Volt twist lock outlet, 1 120/240 Volt L14 twist lock outlet and a 12 Volt DC outlet.
  5. It has 8 inch never flat wheels that make it easy to move it.
  6. It is EPA approved, but this model is not CARB compliant
  7. It is equipped with a low oil shut down system to protect the engine.
  8. It has an auto voltage regulation system to ensure the right voltage.

Care and Maintenance and Use

It is important that you take care of your All Power America APG3009 generator and do periodic maintenance and adjustments to ensure that it is in good operating condition. Here is the maintenance schedule as recommended by All Power America.

Each use

  1. Check the engine oil level.
  2. Check the Air cleaner.

First month or after 20 hours

  1. Change the engine oil.

Every 3 months or after 50 hours

  1. Clean the air cleaner.

Every 6 months or after 100 hours

  1. Change the engine oil.
  2. Clean the sediment cup.
  3. Check and clean the spark plug.
  4. Clean the spark arrester.

Every year or after 300 hours

  1. Check and adjust the valve clearances.
  2. Clean the fuel tank and strainer.

Every 2 years

  1. Check the fuel line and replace if necessary.

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Warranty and Repairs

1The All Power America APG3009 generator is covered by a one year limited warranty for non-commercial consumers and for commercial consumers it is covered by a 90 day limited warranty.

This warranty covers all parts and workmanship of the generator. All Power America will replace or repair any parts found to be defective during the warranty period at the sole option of the company.

The generator will need to be repaired by an authorized service agent of the company. The consumer will need to produce the receipt of purchase to avail of the warranty. All transportation costs are to be borne by the consumer.

Consumer Comments

The All Power America APG3009 portable generator does not have a significant amount of reviews but did rate high for those that did provide a review.

The customers who bought this generator were pleased with its performance. They commented on the fact that it was easy to start and was reliable. They also commented on the fact that it was a well made generator and that it could supply power to their homes during power outages.

One of the customers also commented that this generator was not very loud and that its engine was a clone of a Honda engine. The customers were also happy with the price of this generator and some of them commented that they would recommend this generator to others. Some of the customers also liked the fact that this generator was fuel efficient and that they did not have to refuel it often.

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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • It has a powerful 13 hp OHV engine which is fuel efficient.
  • It can run for 9 hours at 50% load capacity on one tank of fuel.
  • It has an automatic voltage regulation system.
  • It has a voltmeter.
  • It can deliver 5000 watts of continuous power while being able to surge up to 6000 watts.
  • It has 8 inch never go flat tires which make it easy to move it.
  • It is very reasonably priced.
  • It is very well built and is very reliable.
  • It is EPA approved.

Cons

  • It is very heavy.
  • It does not supply clean electricity and could harm sensitive electrical equipment.
  • It is large for its size.
  • It is not CARB compliant.

Price

The All Power America APG3009 gas powered portable generator is available online. At most of the suppliers you can get it for $ 647.00 with free shipping. At Amazon it is available for $ 629.00 with free shipping.

Accessories

When you buy an All Power America APG3009 generator you may want to get some accessories for it.

You can find a generator cover that would help you protect you generator from dust and the elements when not in use.

You can also find a suitable transfer kit which would help you transfer power from the generator to your home safely during power outages.

Also available are different length power cords that you may need to help you connect your appliances to the generator.

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Summary

The All Power America APG3009 gas powered generator is a very well built reliable generator. It is very reasonably priced and can supply 5000 watts of continuous power and surge up to 6000 watts.

This generator has 8 inch never flat wheels that make it easier to move it around with 180 to 200 pounds of weight.

It is fuel efficient has an approximate 9 hour run time at half load with a full 6.6 gallons of fuel. This makes this a very good generator to have as a back up power source for your home during power outages. It can also be used to supply power for your power tools at job sites when there is no electricity available.

Similar Generation Units:

Other units from All Power America:

All Power America APG3014 2,000 Watt 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Generator

All Power America APG3012 3,250 Watt 6.5 HP OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator

All Power America APG3535CN 3,500 Watt 6.5 HP OHV Propane Powered Generator

All Power America APGG6000 6,000-Watt Gas Powered Portable Generator
All Power America APGG6000C 9 HP OHV Gasoline Powered Generator, 6000-watt CARB Compliant

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