Inverter Generator Pulsar PG4500iSR Review

This portable inverter generator with remote start from Pulsar is perfect for clean electricity and portability. Only 64 decibels of noise are generated by the single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine, making it almost silent from a distance of 3 meters compared to typical generators.

Using an adapter, you may run two PG4500iSR generators simultaneously, significantly increasing power without needing a much larger generator. It is easy to store and move because of its compact dimensions, impact-resistant frame, and telescoping handle.

Who can use this Generator?

The Pulsar PG4500iSR portable inverter generator is best suited for the following applications:

  • RVers that want to have greater control over their trip plans
  • Trade exhibitions, festivals, and other outdoor activities draw people on a sporadic basis.
  • Homeowners may still utilize the most critical devices when the power goes out.
  • Camping and hobbyists who are looking for a portable source of electricity

The following sections will provide detailed information about its power characteristics, outputs, and portability. Also included are specifics on emissions compliance and additional features.

Comparison Between Pulsar PG4500iSR and Others

Champion 200987

Easy start and quiet
  • Power: 3500 Watts / 4500 Watts
  • Engine: 4-stroke 212cc OHV
  • Run-time: 14 Hours @ 25% Load
  • Noise Level: 61 dBA
  • Outlets: 1 – 120V 30A, 2 – 120V 20A, 12V 8A DC
  • Fuel Tank: 2.3 Gallons
  • Size: 23.2 x 17.7 x 20.1 Inches
  • Weight: 97 Pounds
  • Parallel Ready: Yes
  • Warranty: 3-Year
  • User Rating: – 4.60 Out of 5 – 4.6K Customers
  • Expert Score: – 4.70 Out of 5

Westingh iGen4500

Westinghouse iGen4500 inverter generators
Push Button, Remote Start
  • Power: 3700/4500 Watts
  • Engine: 224cc
  • Run-time: 15 Hours
  • Noise Level: 52 dBA
  • Outlets: 1 – 120V 30A, 2 – 120V 20A, 2 – 5VDC USB port
  • Fuel Tank: 3.4 Gallons
  • Size: 24.5×17.5×20 In
  • Weight: 93 Pounds
  • Parallel Ready: Yes
  • Warranty: 3-Year
  • User Rating: – 4.40 Out of 5 – 4.7K Customers
  • Expert Score: 4.5 Out of 5

Briggs & Stratton Q6500

Quiet Power, Protective Shell
  • Power: 3700 Watts / 4500 Watts
  • Engine: 306cc
  • Run-time: 16 Hours
  • Noise Level: 61 dBA
  • Outlets: 4 – 120V 20A, 1 – 120/240V Twist-Lock, 2 – USB Port
  • Fuel Tank: 5 Gallon
  • Size: 25.5 x 21.1 x 21.4 Inches
  • Weight: 111.8 Pounds
  • Parallel Ready: No
  • Warranty: 3-Year
  • User Rating: – 3.80 Out of 5 – 200+ Customers
  • Expert Score: – 3.90 Out of 5

How much power can we get, and How much time can this Generator run?

A 224cc OHV 4-stroke engine powers the Pulsar PG4500iSR 120 V, petrol-powered, 3700 W peak power, and 4500 W peak power are all features of this device. A second unit can be connected to the generator to increase its output power (PGiPAIRB3 Parallel Kit (opens in a new tab) not supplied).

You may choose between a traditional pull-start and a sleek electric start (battery included). It has a noise level rating of 64 dBA (a little louder than background music). The PG4500iSR may be started from a distance, making it even more convenient (integrated key fob included).

As long as the tank is complete, you can run the PG4500iSR for about 7 hours at 50% load (fuel consumption of approximately 0.46 GPH).

PG4500iSR provides a pure sine wave, allowing you to safely connect your delicate electronic equipment to the mains via a socket with a THD of less than 3 percent (THD).

Number of Outlets

In the control panel, you’ll find three ports:

  • Double-Sided 120V, 20A. (5-20R)
  • Power Strip 120V 30A (TT-30R)

You can charge your electronic gadgets like smartphones and tablets using a 5V micro-USB plug, while a 12V 8A socket (cigarette lighter style) helps you recharge your batteries.

The TT-30R connection on this Pulsar generator makes it RV-ready.

Portability of the Generator

Because of its sleek design, the Pulsar PG4500iSR Encapsulated Inverter Generator is more appealing than an open-frame model of the same size. The aesthetic is up-to-date and ideal for use in a home or other public space as a renewable energy source.

Despite its 102-pound weight, moving the generator by hand is problematic because it is technically deemed “portable.” Two wheels (about 5″ in diameter) are attached to the device and the telescopic handle, making moving it around a breeze.

Features we like about this machine.

You’ll know if the generator is overloaded, the generator is ready, or your oil level is low by looking at the lights on the generator.

With overload protection (circuit breaker) and automatic low oil shutdown, you can rest easy knowing that the generator is safe to operate at all times.

Additionally, Pulsar has included a key fob in the PG4500iSR box and the standard documents and user manual.

Warranty information

The Pulsar PG4500iSR comes with a three-year limited warranty. This guarantee may not cover all generator parts.

Please contact Pulsar Customer Service for more information about generator warranties.

Pulsar PG4500iSR comparison with other 

The following are meant to give you an idea of how the Pulsar PG4500iSR compares to other generators of equivalent power (between 3500 and 4500W).

  • Because it is one of the lightest generators, the Pulsar PG4500iSR is only 102 pounds heavy when fully loaded. The WEN GN400i is a powerhouse, weighing 66.1 pounds when it comes to weight.
  • Inverter generators like this one, which may emit noise as low as 64 dBA, are believed to have a relatively low background noise level. The Cummins Onan P4500i, with a noise level of only 52 dBA, is one of the quieter machines in this power range if you like it.
  • Only roughly 7 hours of battery life can be expected from a full tank of gas on the PG4500iSR at 50% load, compared to other devices in the same power range. The Predator 4375 is one of the generators in the same power range with the most significant operating time on a single tank of gas, clocking in at roughly 16 hours.
  • As crucial as run times are, they heavily depend on fuel capacity. Considering the generator’s fuel usage is necessary for a healthy image. Compared to comparable devices in the above output range, this inverter generator uses a lot of gas, averaging only 0.46 GPH at 50% load. It’s possible that the Westinghouse iGen4200, which has a fuel economy of 0.17 GPH, could be a good fit for your needs.

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Pulsar PG4500iSR Generator Price History

Pulsar Products PG4500iSR, 4500W Portable Quiet Remote Start Inverter Generator, PULSAR PRODUCTS

Price: $848.99
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Price History


Current Price $848.99 September 8, 2023
Highest Price $851.40 July 24, 2023
Lowest Price $749.98 April 6, 2023
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$848.99 August 27, 2023
$849.25 August 9, 2023
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Price: $39.97
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Current Price $39.97 September 8, 2023
Highest Price $40.33 June 3, 2023
Lowest Price $24.95 May 5, 2023
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Price: $17.99
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$17.99 August 27, 2023
$21.99 July 24, 2023
$20.99 July 3, 2023
$19.99 June 3, 2023
$16.99 May 5, 2023

Pulsar PG4500iSR Review Summary


  1. Awesome power. I bought this generator to be able to run my lights, well pump, and hot water heater. the last power outage we had i used it for the first time, and it did great. super easy to operate. I love having the electric start, and the option to use gas or propane. I would absolutely recommend this generator. It is worth every penny to have the peice of mind, knowing I will have power even in an outage. Thank you Pulsar.

  2. Well-Rated and Meets Expectations. Seller/shipper were easy to work with since I had to change shipping arrangements. Difficult setup involving one of the legs and hookup of the battery. Once set up, with oil and propane installed, unit fired up on the first try and operates smoothly. I think it is more quiet than most portable generators. At the price, you can’t beat it.

  3. Couldn’t be more. I just received my order today so this review won’t be about the operation ability of the generator. However I am so impressed by this generator I had to say something about it. First off, it shipped free of charge and at 230 lbs I found that to be amazing. Secondly it was very nicely packaged on a sturdy pallet, in a cardboard box with a piece of ¼” hardboard on top to prevent anything from denting the gas tank. Third it has sturdy folding handles and good size wheels that go together easily. Once I got it unpacked, put motor oil in it (don’t forget that, it comes with no oil in it), and hooked it up to a propane tank with the supplied hose, I hit the starter switch and it fired right up. I was somewhat surprised that the battery had a full charge. What I was expecting was for it to be extremely loud but was pleasantly surprised to find its really not much louder than my 2500 watt Honda. Now that’s with no load so I’m sure it’ll be louder under load but I’m still impressed with how quiet it is. Finally, I bought this through Walmart because it was $899 which was $100 less than Lowes and some places it saw it for as much as $1500. Now you might say “it sounds good but this guy might not know anything about generators or small equipment of any kind for that matter” so let me just say I’m a retired heavy equipment operator whose hobby is woodworking. I know plenty about this stuff.

  4. I just received the pulsar 4500 quiet generator and at initial unboxing it looks great , it was easy to add the oil and came with filler tube as well. It started right up and was super quiet . I love the design of it as well as all the different outlets it offers. We plan on using it for are rv so we will see how it performs this summer!!

  5. Awesome buy well worth the money. I ordered this generator a week ago and it is already delivered. It was recieved in optimal condition and packaging no tears no dents not crushed . RL carriers done a wonderful job taking care of my product and communicating with me . I would have to say that I am extremely pleased with the build of the generator it is very sturdy built well and easy to assemble. The instructions are spot on easy to read and I was able to put it together in 5 min . I live in a hurricane prone area and we are without power sometimes I bought this in case of storms and random power outages . I can not rate it on ease of use do to not needing it at the moment. I will say the thing I was disappointed in is that I have to go buy oil for it the manufacturer does not include oil for the first use. over all I am giving it a 5 star review because of the exceptional delivery time build of generator and exceptional customer service .

  6. Absolutely NOT. Wouldn’t start. Followed instructions to a T. All the troubleshooting. Won’t start. Of course I’m in the middle of the desert. Called customer service. No one ever answered. Was prompted to leave a voicemail. Awful. Never again.

  7. They forgot to connect the fuel line. Cant say that I am very impressed with their Quality Control. Mine arrived and I anxiously added the motor oil and dumped in about 3 gallons of fuel. Was about to try starting it when we noticed fuel pouring out the bottom of the machine. Undid all the panels to search for the leak and discovered the fuel line from the tank to the fuel switch had never been connected. I connected it, added more fuel and waited a couple of hours to allow all the previous spill to evaporate, then started it up. Was very impressed with the quiet operation and it seems to have more than adequate power to run everything in our camper.

  8. Without much noise this generator is a great machine for the price.

  9. Poor quality control. Generator arrived two days late, first it wouldnt attempt to start, there was an electrical plug containing 7 wires that was not plugged in inside the engine compartment. After plugging the connector in it would not crank using the start/stop button but would crank using the the remote but wouldnt start. Removing the side cover on the opposite side I found the spark plug wire plastic cover broken off the spark plug, a new wire is coming. Now I have to wait for a new start/stop switch. Their assembly line quality control seems to be Chinese related as the same quality is in Chinese products.

  10. Alejandro says:

    Great product. love the great sleek design

  11. Not happy with this purchase. the remote and electric start didn’t work and when it did run with the pull start it ran very rough. Didn’t want to give it one star.

  12. GuitarplayerB says:

    So far so good. Simple set up. Fired right up and ran it for over an hour nice and smooth. Tried some appliances out and it ran a 26 cubic ft fridge, 750 watt heater and charged my electric power bank all at the same time and hardly even revved. So far so good. Oh and I love the funnel that came with it that screws on. Going to make oil changes easier.

  13. Johnathan says:

    Horrible Customer Service. The push button start nor the remote will work. I reached out for support and waited over a week with no help! There is no way to shut off the generator other than turning off its gas supply because they buttons won’t work.

  14. Great generator. Easy to prep, quiet and powers 2 refrigerators, AC, and everything else that I can plug in. That being said I have only used it once and it ran for about 45 minutes before I turned everything off.

  15. Fantastic Generator. This quiet inverter generator is lightweight and easy to move around and is a great deal for the price and it’s a workhorse in a small package it powers a 30amp travel trailer A/C lights and microwave at the same time

  16. ACFrancis says:

    I trust Pulsar had there products in the past! Have tried starting it up yet! I am really concerned that the serial numbers looks to have been grinded off and a new laser engraved serial numbers are on it!
    Did this fall off the truck in Chinatown NY?

  17. Stellar so far. So far this has proved to be a great little generator. What’s interesting is when you look at similar generators you’ll notice that they’re basically the same build with minor panel tweaks for their own brand. So for a bit less you can get this generator and throw in the extended warranty and still pay less than Westinghouse, Wen, Generac, etc.

  18. The generator does what I needed it to do. After putting oil and gas in it started on the first pull. I hooked it to my camper and it ran my air conditioner, my refrigerator, and my camper inverter. The fan in the air conditioner was louder than the generator . Couldn’t here the generator inside the camper.

  19. WASTE OF MONEY! VERY LOUD PIECE OF JUNK! I bought this item because it was described as very quiet. infact, it is VERY LOUD! The cord snapped after 2 months and I had to use a screwdriver to pri off the panel,( to which there are no screws), which is now broken, then ended up having to take the whole thing apart, just to be able to find the cord and reconnect it to the handle to pull and start the generator. Dont waste your money on the piece of junk!

  20. Not what I expected. 1. Shielding screws (right side) were already stripped and do not secure outter plastic cover. 2. Item looks repackaged/ refurbished. 3. Not 2300 startup watts as advertised. I measured w/watt and volt meter. It can barely handle 1200 watts. 4. Motor struggles to maintain load of 1200 watts and is slow to react to addition watts. Not what I expected.

  21. A Winner. This generator comes with everything you need to get up and go. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. I added the oil (included) with the funnel (included), added 1/2 gal of gas to test it. Followed the quick start instructions and it kicked off on the first pull. That half gal lasted more than 2 hrs before it shut down. The unit is much quieter than most generators I’m familiar with, so you can have it run close by without blowing out your eardrums. There are no negatives as far as I can tell, but be prepared. It’s heavier than it appears, but I was able to carry it with one hand from place to place. It came on time and well packaged. Highly recommended.

  22. Nice inexpensive generator; small design flaw. The generator starts easily and runs quietly. It has one design flaw which the manufacturer should correct and/or a purchaser should be aware of prior to buying it. The fuel cap has an on/off valve to allow air flow into the fuel chamber to equalize pressure. When the generator is running the switch/valve should be turned to ON. However even in the on position the cap prevents air/pressure from equalizing and the generator will stop running after

  23. Excellent generator for smaller tasks. Perfect generator for power outages and projects that require power when there is none. Light enough to carry around as needed and powerful enough to handle 2 freezers during a recent power outage.

  24. Very nice generator. I bought this a few months ago but just got around to setting it up and starting it the first time, to get it ready in case it’d be needed.

    I was a bit apprehensive about it being a pull start, but after looking at a lot of generators, this one seemed to be what I needed.

    This generator could not be easier to start and operate. Right out of the box, I added the oil, and it started on the second (very easy and very smooth) pull. It really was such an easy start, almost no effort to pull the cord.

    I have no experience with generators. But after setting it up today and starting it the first time to get it ready, I have no doubt I’ll have no problems at all when I’d need to use it.

    One other thing I did to make using it easier, was I got a nice small household hand cart/dolly (Ronlap Foldable Dolly Cart) . The generator is heavy and not easy for me to pick up. So I put it on the cart, and I can now easily roll it around to move it from the garage to outside when I’d need to use it.

  25. 1 week after i bought the generator the price went down 200 dollars from 900 to 700 dollars I think that sucks. and I’m thinking about sending it back I haven’t started it yet.

  26. Delivery to curb and by semi. Good price but we refused delivery because they sent it on a semi. It is impossible to get to my driveway in a semi. I left explicit instructions concerning delivery. They even checked a box that said they would deliver to the door. Nobody called to make arrangements until the semi driver called. He said he was only allowed to leave it at the curb, outside my gate. The generator weighs too much for us to lift and carry back to our house. This company really needs to do a better job.

  27. She’s a Big Betty! It’s definitely a two person job putting this heavy beast together, 230lbs dry weight is nothing to laugh at.

  28. A good investment. The generator arrived quickly. Very wrapped up to there was no damage to it. Very easy to put wheels on and handles. The handles and wheels make it easy to move around. Put oil in it, hooked up propane and started on first try.

  29. Just as described. The generator arrived just as described and seems to work great. We haven’t had to really use it yet, but feel ready once a power outage comes!

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