Briggs & Stratton Q6500

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There are times in life you need a little bit of extra power and times in life you need a lot of auxiliary power. The Briggs & Stratton Q6500 easily has the later covered. It works well as a tough jobsite generator or a generator to use as an emergency power backup for home use.

What makes this unit so popular in customer reviews is the fact it has a more compact form. That is nice for a generator with inverter that has many watts.

Take a look at why the Q6500 one of the best portable generator models you can buy:

  • 6,500-watt start power
  • Noise reducing shell
  • 306cc Briggs & Stratton Motor
  • 14-hour max runtime
  • 4 – 120V outlet, 1 – 120V/240V twist lock, 2 – USB ports
  • Large 5-gallon fuel tank
  • Heavy to move at 128 pounds
  • No electric starter switch

Very few generator models this size feature over 6500 watts of starting power. This is due to the Q6500’s nice 306cc engine from Briggs and Stratton. They are known for making some of the best quality small engines in the industry.

This motor runs on gas for as long as 14-hours at 35% load. It’s able to do this thanks to its good size 5-gallon fuel tank. It’s thought to be 30% quieter than other models in its class too. The Q6500 has a noise reducing shell design that makes this happen.

You can run and charge many electric devices with it too. It has 4-120V outlets and 2-USB ports. The Q6500 even has a handy dual voltage twist lock plug that works great for RV power.

Sadly it lacks an auto start switch and it’s hard to move for some users due to its 128-pound weight.

Overall we would have to say this is a strong generator product that has many uses if you need to have a good backup power source available to you.