NorthStar Portable Generator — 2700 Surge Watts, 2400 Rated Watts
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NorthStar Portable Generator — 2700 Surge Watts, 2400 Rated Watts

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Powerful NorthStar® Generator packs 2700 surge watts and 2400 continuous watts! Reliable, single-phase, 100% copper-wound, brushless generator head for years of long lasting power. Runs over 2.3 hours at 1/2 load on a 1.82 quart tankful! Industrial 160cc Honda OHC engine has low Oil Alert® shutdown protection, recoil start and cast iron sleeve. NorthStar's V-mounts are designed to extend life by dampening and isolating engine vibration. V-mounts have a rubber isolation mount made with a specially formulated vibration dampening elastomer that provides optimal flexibility and stiffness. This allows NorthStar to use softer rubber, resulting in a smooth-running engine. Muffler drastically reduces engine noise level. Frame constructed from ERW hot-rolled steel tubing.

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Ultimate Protection, Ultimate Performance

Ultimate Protection, Ultimate Performance

Keeping America Powered for Over 20 Years

Pros and homeowners who want the best trust NorthStar generators’ proven history of providing utility-grade electricity for reliable backup power, job sites, home projects, recreation and more. For over 20 years, NorthStar has set the portable power standard by engineering, assembling and rigorously testing all generator models at our state-of-the-art facility in Faribault, MN. Only premium quality components are used and each generator is backed by an industry-leading warranty. Trust NorthStar for dependable power in every situation, performance you can count on in emergencies and on the job.

Trusted in Emergencies

Powered by Honda Reliability

This NorthStar generator uses a top-of-the-line, commercial-grade Honda engine. This amazingly reliable, smooth-running engine provides everything you need on the job or in emergencies — easy-start convenience, improved power, greater fuel efficiency, longer run times and quieter operation.

Clean Power Keeps Electronics and Appliances Safe

Today’s appliances and electronics need clean power to run effectively. Clean power is smooth, steady power with low harmonic distortion. With less than 6% harmonic distortion at full load — the same as electricity from the utility company — this NorthStar generator provides reliable performance whenever you need it. Other brands advertise no load distortion levels yet actually have distortion levels as high as 20-30% at full load. Be sure to compare distortion levels at full load rating.

Trusted in Emergencies
Engineered To Perform

Engineered To Perform

Copper Heads Are Worth their Weight in Gold

Generator heads are often overlooked when it comes to choosing a generator. But their importance is key. NorthStar generators use oversized generator heads with 100% copper windings to provide the ultimate reliability and performance. Unlike other brands that use aluminum heads, we use copper‐wound brushless heads to allow your generator to run at full load continuously for weeks, if necessary, without the risk of overheating.

Less Vibration Means Less Wear, Longer Life

Excessive vibration is enemy number one to generators, causing premature wear and failure of generator components. Our advanced V‐mount vibration isolation system helps create a solid foundation to extend generator life, adding optimum flexibility and support. Captive vibration isolation mounts protect the generator when being transported and an optimized vibration control system provides smoother operation and less metal fatigue.

More Outlets Handle More Jobs

When you’re facing a power outage or a demanding project, it’s good to have options and this NorthStar generator gives you plenty. Four outlets allow you to power your tools, appliances and essentials.

Built To Last

Engineered to Last Up to 8 Times Longer

When it comes to quality, we’re in a class of our own. NorthStar generators are designed and manufactured to last up to eight times longer than other brands.

Over 1000 Hours of Testing

Nobody tests generators more than we do. NorthStar engineers test each generator design to the point of failure to make sure your generator won’t fail you. Thousands of hours of rigorous real-world testing situations in our Faribault, MN testing facility ensure optimum performance and maximum life. A test report is included with every generator to verify it is as good as the one we tested.

Built To Last
The NorthStar Advantage

The NorthStar Advantage

Industry-Leading Warranty

NorthStar generators are built to last. For your extra peace of mind, we stand behind our product with an industry-leading 3-year consumer and 90 Day commercial limited warranty.

Guaranteed Satisfaction

Shop in complete confidence, knowing Northern Tool + Equipment protects your investment and is ready to provide you with the assistance and helpful resources you need.

Superior Service and Support

Should you ever need service or support, help is a phone call or e-mail away. NorthStar's field-trained technical staff is ready to help. For convenience, our professional in-store service department performs all repairs on site. Replacement parts are stocked at our Northern Tool + Equipment warehouse and ready to ship the same day your order is received.

Features + Benefits

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Features for NorthStar Portable Generator — 2700 Surge Watts, 2400 Rated Watts
  • Two 20 Amp 120V receptacles
  • Uses NEMA 5-20R plugs
  • Cast iron sleeve
  • 100% Copper windings
  • Brushless generator heads are proven to be superior in efficiency, performance and lifespan compared to brush-style generator heads
  • Less than 6% THD for use with power-sensitive equipment
  • Conveniently located control panel
  • Push button circuit breakers
  • Baked on poly coat paint prevents scratches and corrosion
  • Plugs sold separately
  • Optional wheel kit Item# 165529 sold separately
  • Replacement parts available from Northern or a Northern retail store

Key Specs

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Ship Weight84.0 lbs
Surge Watts2,700
Rated Watts2,400
Start TypeRecoil
EngineHonda GC160 OHC
Engine Displacement (cc)160
Run Time2.3 hrs. at 1/2 load
Receptacles (qty.)4
Noise Level (dB)68.9
Fuel TypeGasoline
Fuel Capacity (gal.)0.4
Low Oil ShutdownYes
Gross Torque7.6 ft-lb at 2,500 rpm
Battery IncludedNo
Battery RequiredNo
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)23 x 16 x 16

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Surge Watts
2,700 9,375 8,000 8,000 26,250
Rated Watts
2,400 7,500 6,600 6,600 17,500
Start Type
Recoil Electric, recoil backup Recoil Electric w/recoil backup Electric
Honda GC160 OHC Generac OHV Honda GX390 OHV Honda GX390 OHV Generac OHVI
HP - - - 11.7 -
Engine Displacement (cc)
160 420 - 389 990
Run Time
2.3 hrs. at 1/2 load 12 hrs. @ 1/2 load 10 hrs. at 1/2 load 10 hrs. at 1/2 load 10 hrs. at 1/2 load
Receptacles (qty.) 4 5 Eight 120V, 20A outlets; one 120/240V, 30A locking outlet; one 120V, 30A locking outlet; 12VDC outlet 10 8
Noise Level (dB) 68.9 - 74.5 74.5 -
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Fuel Capacity (gal.)
0.4 7.5 6.5 6.5 16
Low Oil Shutdown
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gross Torque 7.6 ft-lb at 2,500 rpm - - 19.5 ft.-lbs. at 2,500 RPM -
Battery Included No Yes - No Yes
Battery Required No Yes - Yes Yes
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
23 x 16 x 16 30 x 24 x 26 1/2 25 3/4 x 21 1/4 x 22 1/4 25 3/4 x 21 1/4 x 22 1/4 48 1/2 x 31 x 39 1/2