Patriot Power Generator Reviews
About Patriot Power Generator
The Patriot Power Generator, found online at PatriotPowerGenerator.com, is described as an important survival tool necessary for people who are interested in being able to maintain their home and safety during power outages.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, the United States is in serious danger of a terrorist attack on their power grid that could shut down the entire country. In fact, they quote someone who claims that if the power grid was destroyed and stayed shut down for more than a year, 90% of Americans would probably die.
Most people understand that having a backup generator is a good way to keep access to power when traditional energy sources go out, but it can take up to 18 gallons of gasoline per day to keep one running and that can add up to $210 per week.
The goal of the Patriot Power Generator is to give people a generator that can’t be shut down and isn’t cost prohibitive to keep running, which is why they have created a solar generator.
This generator is “whisper quiet,” fume free, discrete, and safe to use. It offers up to 1,500 continuous watts of clean, renewable power. It’s only 38 pounds and is small enough to easily to transport with you wherever you need to go.
This website says that the full retail price of their generator is $3997, but because the maker of the generator wants to be able to offer this life saving product to as many people as possible, the website is currently selling it for $1997.
This company says that there is a 365 Day, 100% Money Back Guarantee for this generator. This gives customers the ability to try this generator for themselves for up to a full year and to “really put it to the test.” If you decide that this generator does not meet the promises the company made, then you can return the generator and get your money back, “no questions asked.”
This website says that in order to take advantage of their Refund Policy, customers will need to have a copy of the order confirmation that was originally emailed to you or know the email address you used when you ordered. In addition, all products must be in saleable condition when they are returned, or your refund will not be issued.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 800-680-8504 or by email at [email protected]
This product is made by a company called 4Patriots and this company is fairly well known for essentially “scaring” their customers into purchasing their products. Every sales page they offer warns of the impending apocalypse and the products customers will need to make sure they survive the impending dystopic future of the United States. There is a serious issue with this company’s sales tactics – customers should choose to purchase products because they are better than other competitors and right for a customer’s needs, not because a company has filmed a scary video telling you that without this product your whole family will die.
That being said, the products that are made by this company can often be well-liked by their customers. Some websites have reviewed their solar generator and have decided that it is a high quality generator that is likely to meet many of the promises they have given their customers.
Customers who are considering this purchase should know, however, that though their website claims that they are offering their generator for a massive discount (out of the kindness of their hearts and desire to ensure the protection of the American people), the reality is that when compared to similar solar generators on the market, this generator is actually at the highest end of pricing.
In addition, in 2016 the company that manufacturers generators for 4Patriots had to issue a recall because they were catching on fire. The Patriot Power Generator appears to be a new design, but customers may want to take this into consideration when comparison shopping.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many other solar powered generators available on the market that are actually priced lower than this product, though they may not have quite as generous of a Refund Policy, so customers will want to determine what features and brands will best meet their needs.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your Patriot Power Generator reviews below.
9 ‘Patriot Power Generator’ Reviews
So I ordered the Patriot Generator paid full price with debit card plus tax and ordered the upgrade. Total with tax2410.11 which they promptly took from my bank two days later. Ordered on 11/27/19 online. So two weeks later no email with shipping nor any communication from after calls and waiting online for more then 2 hours. Numerous calls later to different customer service with different answers. So I filed a fraud complaint with my bank, so the last person I talked to said I would get an answer by the 15th of January on what they are doing because of my complaint to the bank. They have never called or emailed me to communicate any information whatsoever. They say they have a 100% refund policy no questions asked.I did finally receive a solar panel and an EMB bag which I returned with their return label, did not open either box and never received the generator. Communication with them is a big negative and they still have my money!
After 2 tests I get a consist run time of ~ 1.5 hours off a full charge pulling a continuous 365 watt load. That would run a refrigerator for what?......10 mins. What a joke if you think this doing to help you in a extended (2 hours) power outage.
I only say it’s ok because I bought it for $400, not $2000. If I’d payed full price I couldn’t return it fast enough.
It does have its positive qualities, seems well made, you have real-time usage monitor, no emissions, quiet,
I haven’t tried to charge it with the solar panels, it’s been raining but the wall charger take 2 hours. (I haven’t been able to measure this accurately but it is definitely recharged via wall outlet after 5 hours)
Won’t charge and run at the same time. So you’re either charging it, storing it, or using it.
With me, I’m going to use this to run a 60 watt lamp, my indoor router and to charge my mobile devices for brief outages. For an actual emergency, I’m going to fire up my Honda generator, close the switches to transfer panel and go from there.
BS, inflated claims, fake glowing reviews, scam scam scam.
I have purchased the Patriot Power 1500 generator with high hopes of just lighting my basement in the event of a power outage.
Recently I purchased a 20 foot string of low wattage lights to try it out. The light string drew 94 watts when plugged in to the unit.
I was disappointed that after only about 3 or 4 hours the unit was completely discharged. I had much higher expectations of a $2000 unit. My recommendation is to learn exactly what the performance of this unit is supposed to be BEFORE laying out any hard cash to purchase one. I am DISAPPOINTED.
I would like to purchase this unit but the pricing is prohibitive. You either pay almost $2,000 up front or almost $500 down and four payments of almost $500 for a total of almost $2500. Or almost $1,000 down and another almost $1000 in 30 days. Someone said they had a 12 month not interest plan but have been unable to find that.
the price seems high until you know that it's all inclusive of taxes and shipping and that a interest free 12 month payment plan is offered. that actually makes them cheaper than the others. they answer any questions if you ask. I appreciated their literature and survival tools that came with the package. they upgraded me to their new 1800 unit for the price of the 1500 unit at no extra cost. their customer service is exceptional and they answer any questions freely. I've decided to upgrade to their platinum package.
4Patriots sent me a solar panel and generator I did not order. What I did order was four of there hand held soar battery packs priced at $100.
To my surprise they 4Patriots charged my credit card $1,997.00.
On the web site I said NO and DECLINED any other products they offered. Having not checked my emails I only found out that the panel and generator were delivered to my door.
When I went to use my credit card at the gas station it was declined and I was almost stranded at the gas station unable to refuel.
On top of all that I’m about to leave on a vacation and my credit card authorization is blocked do to 4Patriots mistake.
I did call 4Patriots and vented to them of how this error has effected. 4Patriots is sending a return labels which will take 24 hours for the label. 7-14 days for a specific return box. It has to go back by Fedex.
As soon as 4Patriots receives the returned items I’ll receive credit. So it will be about or over 30 days to correct this 4Patriots $1997.00 error.
Although this irritated me at first, I will say 4Patriots expedited a pleasant customer service with the return process. Although I don’t trust to order from them again 100%. And will shop around for price quality of product, and customer service.
I inherited this generator from my 93 year old step-dad who passed away after only getting to charge this unit up once. Thinking that this product may have merits, I eagerly charged it up myself with no issues. After discharging the unit on a RV camping excursion (also without any problems)I went to charge it up again from a wall outlet like I had done previously,(We never even got to use the Solar Panel which is still in the box,)the unit started billowing smoke and begun to catch fire before I quickly unplugged it...After some internet searching I found that 2200 of these units were recalled due to Fire Danger! Contacting 4Patriots they related to me that my unit was newer than the recalled units, (you'd think that this unit would have to be an improved one maybe?)so it didn't qualify for the recall replacement...But of course it was also out of warranty as well... So now I'm sitting on a $2000 useless POS! I'm just hoping someone steps up and either repairs it or replaces it as it had only been successfully used twice... In short, spare yourself a lot of money and headaches and buy something else...