GE 8,000-Watt Air Cooled Home Generator System with 50-Amp 10 Circuit Automatic Transfer Switch-040444 - The Home Depot


Model # 040444

Internet # 203985929

8,000-Watt Air Cooled Home Generator System with 50-Amp 10 Circuit Automatic Transfer Switch

GE 8,000-Watt Air Cooled Home Generator System with 50-Amp 10 Circuit Automatic Transfer Switch

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$2,199.00 / each


Model # 040444

Internet # 203985929

Outlast the next power outage, and maintain your family's comfort and power the basics with the sleek 8kW¹ standby generator system. The 8kW¹ generator features the smallest footprint in its kW class, and still packs plenty of power so your home's basic circuits and small appliances stay on during an outage — all at an affordable price.

  • 4-year limited parts and labor warranty
  • Can be placed as close as 18 in. from the home in accordance with the National Fire Protection Agency testing standard
  • Briggs and Stratton engine
  • Durable, rust-resistant Galvanneal steel enclosure
  • Clean, stable power
  • Smallest standby generator footprint of its class
  • Each generator system includes a transfer switch, basic wireless monitor, hour meter, battery charger and oil
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Assembled Depth (in.)  28 in  Assembled Height (in.)  33.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  24.4 in  Height (in.)  33.5 
Product Height (in.)  33.5  Product Length (in.)  28 
Product Width (in.)  24.4  Width  24.40 
CA (CARB) Compliant  CARB Compliant  Color Family  Gray 
Commercial / Residential  Residential  Continuous Wattage  8000 
Engine Displacement (cc)  500  Engine Make  OEM Branded 
Hour Meter  Yes  Low oil shutdown  Yes 
Operational volume (dB)  79  Product Weight (lb.)  252 lb 
Remote Monitoring  Included  Response time (sec.)  30 
Returnable  Non-Returnable  UL Listing  1-UL Listed 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed,CARB Compliant,CSA Listed  ENERGY STAR Certified  No 
Manufacturer Warranty  4 Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty 


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good little standby. No wiring comes with this kit, just generator and outdoor box with breakers. Runs great, remote really is not usefull. I have it running 3 ton A/C, tv, lights, side by side refrigerator, and some outlets. It's about the same loudness as a 6.5 HP lawn mower. They could have put a better muffler on it but its not to bad in the house. You lose warrenty if you self install but if you know what your doing its around 3,000 for install labor here. That's 2 generators in my book. Either way if it lasts 5 years I'm still ahead something new, bigger, and quieter will be out then its just plug in the new one. September 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great little pkg. If you are considering a GE generator you should know before you place the non-returnable order that the warranty is void if the install is not signed off by a plumber, electrician and the local officials. It was my intention to do the install and rough in the electrical and have a licensed electrician do the final inspection and connections, but without the signatures of the local officials and the plumber I have no warranty. This did not come to my attention until after the unit arrived and I read the manuals, at that point it could not be returned. Just something to keep in mind if you are thinking about the GE product. July 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 In heaven We love our GE Generator. So glad we have it cuz everyone is jealous when the power goes out. lol June 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product My friend got it and I love it very much when I heard more about it June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by easy install Bought it 4 years ago. Tests Wkly and comes on when needed. I have peace of mind during storms. May 21, 2014
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