The control panel is simple and functional with a minimum of controls. It has a key-operated electric start and comes with a battery as standard. As is usual, there is a manual pull recoil starter as well. It does not have a voltage meter, but there is an hour meter and a fuel gauge.
In addition, the Elite 7000 incorporates CO Guard to monitor levels of carbon monoxide in the vicinity of the generator and shuts the engine down automatically if it detects the levels are too high for safe operation.
For electrical connections there are 2x120v 20A GFCI duplex outlets and 1x120/240v 30A locking outlet. With a compatible transfer switch
, this generator can be connected into your home's electrical system.
There is a low oil protection feature that will stop the engine when it drops below a safe level, and you will not be able to (re)start it until you add enough more oil to meet the minimum requirement.
There is no evidence that we can find to suggest this generator is CARB Compliant or has EPA approval, which will preclude its use in California. It does have a spark arrestor, so its use would be permitted in National Parks and camp sites.
The generator runs for up to 9 hours at a 50% load on its 7.5-gallon gasoline tank.
Briggs & Stratton include a 3-year warranty on this model for residential use and 1-year for commercial use. Most warranties are limited in scope and usually only apply to the original owner.
You can find a manual for this model here
.Although this generator has a carbon monoxide (CO) sensor you must never operate it in any enclosed