Tools and Equipment
Subaru improves SGX generators for March 2015
By Renée Francoeur
March 3, 2015 – Subaru Industrial has upgraded its line of commercial-grade SGX generators with a larger fuel tank, no-flat tires and larger mufflers. The generators also sport a new blue and silver look to match the company’s automotive division.
The SGX line, which includes the SGX3500, SGX5000 and the SGX7500E, feature Subaru EX Series overhead cam engines and are suited for anyone from homeowners to professional contractors, said Subaru.
Subaru uses 100% copper windings, which “improve conduction and maximize surge capacities.” Stators now come with a full varnish dip “for a stronger bond than the previous dripped-on applications.” The company claims this provides better coverage in all the crevices for better winding protection from movement, moisture and debris.
Subaru said it also modified its professional-grade control panel, adjusting both the hour meter and the placement of the engine switch.The upgraded hour meter displays total operating hours even when the unit is not running. The engine on/off switch is now mounted on the control panel for easier access, and a protective cover over the switch protects it.
The SGX3500 delivers a maximum output of 3,500 watts, and it features Subaru’s EX21 7-horsepower engine and a 4-gallon fuel tank for a total run time of 8 hours at the rated load. A 9.5-horsepower EX30 engine powers the SGX5000, which offers a maximum output of 4,900 watts. Subaru said it upgraded the SGX5000’s fuel tank capacity to 8 gallons for a total continuous run time of 10.7 hours at the rated load. The SGX7500E features a 14-horsepower EX40 engine that provides a maximum output of 7,500 watts. Its 8-gallon fuel tank provides 7 hours of operation at the rated load. This SGX7500E also includes an electric starting system with recoil backup.
The SGX generators are CSA (Canadian Standards Association) certified to meet electrical safety standards. Generators are EPA Phase 3 compliant and are backed by Subaru’s industry-leading 5-year warranty on the engine and a 3-year warranty on the generator.