Briggs & Stratton 30469 Portable Generator

Briggs & Stratton 30469 Portable Generator


Overall Rating
Surge Increase (Wattage)
Fuel Efficiency
Running Time
Fuel tank Capacity

Even though this Briggs and Stratton portable generator may not look portable, the 10” tires make it very easy to move it to where you need it to be.

That mobility makes it perfect for the job site, home power emergencies and even on the road, powering your RV on camping trips.

There are many things that make the Briggs & Stratton 30469 a winner, and that includes the long lasting life, durability and rugged construction that ensures it can withstand tons of use.

Fuel Type, Efficiency, Capacity and Run Time

The huge 7 gallon fuel tank on this Briggs and Stratton portable generator provides a long 13 hours of run time at 50% work load.  This is one of the longest run times and largest fuel tanks for a mid-sized portable generator and it gives the user a lot of fuel savings. You won’t have to keep refilling the tank 3-4 times a day with this large tank…once maybe 2 times a day will be more than enough.

You can easily power multiple items with this unit and reap the benefits of great performance and super fuel efficiency.  You should be able to run kitchen appliances, televisions, an AC, and even your fridge with this powerhouse and not have any trouble at all.  The fuel gauge helps you pay attention to how much fuel is in the tank so you don’t accidentally run out of gas.

Oil Information

When you get your Briggs & Stratton 30469 you will need to add oil to it before you ever start it.  The type of oil you use is determined by the temperatures in which you are running the generator. Using SAE 30 oil below 40 degrees can result in hard starting. For temperatures below 40 degrees switch to 5W-30 oil.  In addition, using 10W-30 in temperatures above 80 degrees can cause the generator to use more oil. You will need to check the oil level more often or you can switch to SAE 30 oil for those higher temperatures.

Change the oil after the first 5 hours of usage and then every 50 hours of run time after that.  Make it a habit to check the oil level after every 8 hours of run time to be sure there is plenty in the oil tank.  The low oil alert will help you identify when more oil needs to be added.

Noise Level

Briggs & Stratton 304691The noise level on this portable generator can be too much for people to deal with so it’s important to think about how you will be using your unit and see if a louder generator would cause problems.

There is no published decibel level for this model generator, and the opinions vary.

Some customers report that the noise isn’t bad at all and others state that it is very loud. The best thing to do is to keep it away from your neighbor’s homes when you have to run it and block site of it when running to help muffle the sound.

It does have a super-lo tone muffler that can help with the noise level a bit but it would not be a good generator to have at a campground since it could violate the campground’s noise limit restrictions and disturb the other campers.

One of the places the noise will not matter is the worksite and this is a great portable generator for construction sites.  It can power several power tools at once which make it a very valuable piece of equipment to have around.

Wattage (continuous and maximum)

You will find that the Briggs & Stratton 30469 portable generator provides you with 6000 watts of continuous power and can handle a surge watt of 7500 watts.   The 1650 series 342cc, OHV 4 stroke engine produces 16.5 ft-lbs of torque.  It’s a strong generator that can handle a lot of jobs and uses easily.

The alternator that this unit has provides over 25% more surge wattage which makes starting large motor-driven appliances or power tools at the same time without issues.

Other Features

Briggs & Stratton 304692The Briggs & Stratton 30469 portable generator has many additional features that increase its usefulness.  These features include:

  • Heavy duty 10” tires
  • Spark arrestor
  • Hour meter
  • Multi-featured control panel
  • Recoil start
  • 90 day commercial warranty
  • Made in the USA
  • Rubber outlet covers
  • Circuit breaker protection
  • Easy to grab handle


Briggs & Stratton provides a 90 day commercial warranty and a 1 year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

A warranty is always a good thing to have in place and provides customers with peace of mind that the company stands behind their workmanship.

What are Customers Saying?

If you are considering a high ticket item like this portable generator, it is a good idea to check and see what other customers have to say about the performance and quality of the item you are considering.   People are usually happy to share their personal experiences with others and you can get a lot of information that is not available on the normal selling sites.  Below are a few of the many comments that customers have made about the B & S 30469.


If you need a powerful generator for emergencies or worksites, the power that this Briggs and Stratton 30469 has will take care of all your needs.  Lots of power, a huge gas tank and tons of run time are just a few of the many things that this generator will give you.  Use it to power all of your home’s essentials plus some and never have to worry about power outages again.

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Briggs & Stratton 30469 Portable Generator