Comparison APGG6000 vs APG3009 Two All Power America 5000W-6000W Generators

APPG6000 5000/6000W Generator

APGG6000 – 5000/6000W Generator

This comparison looks at two of the All Power America 6000W Portable Generators available on the market in early 2015.

Models APG3009 and Model APGG6000 are Gasoline Powered Portable Generators with the same output but differing features.

[The APGG6000 is no longer available it has been replaced by the GG6000P which is a CARB model]

All Power America was founded in 2005 and has its headquarters in North Carolina.

APG3009 5000/6000W Generator

APG3009 5000/6000W Generator

They have a wide range of power products including generators which are designed and developed in North Carolina. They have manufacturing facilities located around the world and their products are known for their reliability and durability.

Different Sized Engines

The All Power America APG3009 has a 13 HP 291cc OHV air cooled engine which lets it deliver 5000 watts of continuous power and surge up to 6000 watts.

The APGG6000 has a 9 HP291 cc OHV air cooled engine which also lets it deliver 5000 watts of continuous power while being able to surge up to 6000 watts.

[The APGG6000 is no longer available it has been replaced by the GG6000P] I have not yet been able to up date this page, but you can check out the new model at: APA – 6000 Surge Watts, 5000 Rated Watts, CARB-Compliant, Model# GG6000P

Although both units have the same displacement there is a discrepancy in the literature on actually horsepower. This may be due to the differences in units as they were developed. It may as be a difference in tuning of the engines for torque. However, both units seem to have the ability to provide the power needed for the output requirements.

Fuel and Tank Sizes

Both All Power America units are basic gasoline fueled. The APG3009 has a fuel tank capacity of 6.6 gallons which lets it run for 9 hours at 50% load capacity.

The APGG6000 also uses gasoline as fuel and has a fuel tank capacity of 6.6 gallons which lets it run for 11 hours at 50% load capacity. Therefore the smaller horsepower engine is better tuned for economics of fuel usage.

Power Outlets

The All Power America APG3009 generator is equipped with

  • One 12 Volt DC terminal type outlet,
  • Two 120Volt 5-20R AC outlets,
  • One 120Volt L5-20 amp twist lock outlet and
  • One 120V/240V 30 amp twist lock outlet.

The All Power America APGG6000 has

  • One 12 Volt DC outlet with V style plug,
  • Two 120Volt 5-20R outlets (20 amp),
  • One 120Volt L5-20R (20 amp) twist lock outlet
  • This unit no longer has a L14-30R 120V/240V 30 amp twist lock outlet, however they may be a few units with this configuration still on the market.

Essentially the APGG6000 is not configured for normal hookup to a transfer switch using the L14 configuration.

Control Panels

APG 3009-6000W Control Panel

APG 3009-6000W Control Panel

The control panel of the APG3009 has the Engine switch to the very left. To the right it then has a Voltmeter below which it has the 12 Volt DC outlet. To the right of this it has the 120 Volt Circuit breaker and to the right of that it has a set of Duplex 120Volt 20 amp outlets. Continuing to the right of these outlets it has a Circuit breaker which controls the 120Volt twist lock outlet which is located to its right. To the right of this outlet it has 2 circuit breakers which control the 120V/240V twist lock outlet located to their right. To the right and below you have the Ground terminal.

APPG6000 Control Panel

APPG6000 Control Panel

The control panel of the APGG6000 also has the Engine switch located to the extreme left top below which you have 2 indicator lights. To the right of the engine switch you have the Hour meter below which you have a Circuit breaker and the 12 Volt DC outlet. To the right of the hour meter you have 3 circuit breakers that control the AC outlets. To the right of these circuit breakers you have a set of duplex 120Volt 20 amp outlets and to the right of these outlets you have 1 120Volt twist lock outlet. To the right of this outlet you have the Ground Terminal.

The main difference in the control panels of the two generators is that the APG3009 has a Voltmeter while the APGG6000 has an Hour meter. And the APGG6000 no longer has the 240V L14 outlet.

Dimensions

The APG3009 gas powered generator has overall dimensions of 26.9 x 20.3 x 22.4 inches ( L x W x H ) and it weighs in at 183 lbs.

The APGG6000 has overall dimensions of 29.5 x 24.6 x 21.3 inches ( L x W x H ) and it weighs in at 176.5 lbs.

Although the APPG6000 is a few inches larger in overall size it weighs less by several pounds. The extra 3 inches in length and width could be a factor in storage.

Customer Ratings and Reviews

The APG3009 gas powered generator gets around 4 stars out of 5 on Amazon and other sites. The customers who used this generator were pleased with its performance. They liked the fact that it was easy to start. They also commented on the fact that it was reliable and a well made generator. They also commented on the fact that this generator was fuel efficient and that they could use it to power their homes during power outages. They also commented on the fact that this generator was not too loud and they also liked its price. We thought the noise comments were interesting because as published the generator has a 76 db level which is actually quite loud.

The APGG6000 gas powered portable generator gets a little higher rating on the various sites but is about equivalent. The customers who used this generator commented on its price being slightly higher with less features. They liked the fact that it was very fuel efficient. They also liked the fact that it was quiet as compared to similar generators. The customers also thought that this was a well made and reliable generator.

Warranty

1 yr limited warranty

1 yr limited warranty

The All Power America APG3009 and the APGG6000 generators are covered by a 1 year limited warranty for the consumer users. The warranty is limited to 90 days for the commercial users.

This warranty covers all parts and defective workmanship during the period of the warranty. All Power America will replace all defective parts at its option. The generator under warranty will be repaired at an authorized service center and all transportation costs are to be borne by the consumer.

Summary

Both of the All Power America Generators are good units for the 5000 watt size output range. They will provide adequate power for most emergency and everyday working needs.

The main difference is going to be in the outlets that are available for use. With the APGG6000 no longer providing the L14 outlet it is going to be more suitable for minor emergency single hookup situations. The APG3009 is more suited to using with a transfer switch for the house or longer term power outages.

Although the APG3009 uses more fuel it still has the 9 hour capability at half load providing adequate power needs in the long haul. We’d say that the APGG6000 is more economical for work site and recreational needs with a lower power engine but more fuel economy.

In either case both units are well made and have happy customers.

Check them out here:

APG3009

 

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GG6000P

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