Powerhorse 4500 Watt Inverter Generator

by | Feb 19, 2022

We have been looking at inverter generators for our RV travels for some time. One drawback to an earlier purchase was our Gateway 5th wheel. We wanted to do some boondocking from time to time, but the Gateway had very small fresh, gray and black tanks. Trying to stay out for a week without any hook ups was challenging. Now with our new Keystone Montana, out tanks are almost twice the size. We’re more confident we can manage our tank usage and the addition of an inverter generator will be perfect for days to week long stays off the grid with no power, water, sewer connections. After much research for features, wattage capacity, and what would fit our budget, we selected a Northern Tool Powerhorse 4500 Watt Inverter Generator.

Powerhorse 4500 Watt Inverter Generator

powerhorse 4500 inverter generatorThe Powerhorse 4500 Watt Inverter Generator as the name implies has a surge capacity of 4500 watts with a normal run time of 3500 watts. This wattage was important to ensure we could run at least one air conditioner, the battery charger, a TV, the MoFi 4500, and the residential refrigerator at the same time. We wanted something around 100 pounds in total weight with battery start. We also wanted a standard 30 campground style connector where we could use our 30AMP to 50AMP dog bone connecting the generator to the 5th wheel. The generator had to be an inverter style. We wanted the cleaner power of an inverter to ensure devices such as the TVs, refrigerator and computing devices would operate without any issues.

The Powerhorse 4500 Watt Inverter Generator has many of the features needed for RV off grid power needs.

  • Weight- 99.0 lbs
  • Surge Watts – 4,500
  • Rated Watts – 3,500
  • Fuel Type – Gasoline
  • Noise Level (dB) – 57 at 1/4 load
  • Start Type – Electric w/recoil backup
  • Fuel Capacity (gal.) – 2.6
  • Run Time – 10 hrs. at 1/4 load
  • Receptacles – (1) Double 120V-20A, (1) NEMA TT-30R 120V-30A, (2) USB ports
  • Low Oil Shutdown
  • Dimensions L x W x H (in.) – 22 4/5 x 17 3/10 x 20

Powerhorse 4500 Watt Inverter Generator and 5th Wheel Use

We were very pleased with the performance of the Powerhorse 4500 Watt Inverter Generator. The unit operating at full load was surprisingly quite. So quite, that we could stand next to it and have a full conversation without raising our voice. Also, just the ever so slightest drone of the engine could be heard inside the 5th wheel at full load. At a distance of 40 feet, the generator was hardly noticeable.

Power performance exceeded our expectations. With the high efficiency air conditioners, we were able to operate both plus the residential refrigerator and pulled less than 15 amps at less than 1900 watts.

We did remove the wheel and for now have it secured in the bed of the 5th wheel. We’ll be looking at other options to make access and storage easier over the coming months.

The Northern Tool Powerhorse 4500 Watt Inverter Generator is perfect for our off grid RV power needs. Plenty of clean AC power, quite and fuel efficient.

CLICK HERE for more information about the Northern Tool Powerhorse 4500 Watt Inverter Generator.

powerhorse 4500 inverter generator

Powerhorse 4500 Watt Inverter Generator

Powerhorse 4500 watt inverter generatorPowerhorse 4500 Inverter Generator provides super-quiet operation, reliable, clean power for safely running tools, appliances and electronics. Great for home, camping, tailgating and outdoor recreation and entertaining.
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