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

Discontinued GE

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

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Product Overview

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 & 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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Name 8,500-Watt Air Cooled Standby Generator with 50 Amp NEMA 3 and 10 Circuit Transfer Switch 8,000-Watt Air Cooled Home Generator System with 50-Amp 10 Circuit Automatic Transfer Switch 8,000-Watt Automatic Air Cooled Standby Generator with 50 Amp 10-Circuit Pre-Wired Transfer Switch 14,000-Watt Air Cooled Standby Generator with Automatic Transfer Switch
Brand Champion Power Equipment GE Briggs & Stratton KOHLER
Ratings (65) (16) (6) (15)
Commercial / Residential Residential Residential Commercial / Residential Residential
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded Briggs and Stratton Kohler
Generator Features Automatic Voltage Regulation,Electric Start,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection Automatic Voltage Regulation,Dual Fuel,Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection
Continuous Wattage 8500 8000 8000 14000
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Customer Questions & Answers

how much propane useage per hour?

Asked by: Anonymous
1 gallon per hr. at 1/2 load
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-10-08

How close can this uniit be installed to the outside wall of the residence?

Some stand-alone generators need to be +5 feet away from the wall. I need to install within 18" from the wall for my application.
Asked by: Anonymous
Min. 18" is what the cut sheet tells me!
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-12-23

Is this generator and switch fully automatic?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it is. The panel actually holds 12 breakers, but comes with 10. You need to install the transfer switch as a sub panel and move all the circuits you want to protect to the new panel. The 10kw unit installs in front of your main panel, and it manages load using little boxes installed on the circuits you don't want to use on generator.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-10-08

How do I calculate what size generator I need? I need to power the furnace, AC, side by side fridge/freezer, standalone freezer, some lights and a TV.

Can the GE 8000 watt air cooled unit with 50-amp 10 circuit transfer switch handle it?
Asked by: Rambo
You will need to know both starting watts/amperage and running watts/amperage of the appliances and devices you wish to power, and make sure the load won't overload the generator. Your local Home Depot store associate will be helpful in assisting you with calculations, and can recommend the generator that will best suit your needs.
Answered by: GeGenerators Support
Date published: 2016-10-12
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Customer Reviews

8,000-Watt Air Cooled Home Generator System with 50-Amp 10 Circuit Automatic Transfer Switch is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Features! We decided to purchase a generator after Super Storm Sandy. This generator made us so happy we did. We've had some prolonged power outages since our purchase and it has proved to be an asset in our home. We have alot of outages where we live and a generator is a must! We're so glad we chose this one, it's fantastic. Thankyou for making such a great product.
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Consider the fuel cost carefully Do your homework before you buy a propane powered generator. They are awesome units, but the price to run it may not be something you considered. In CT we have a gross receipts tax which is targeted at oil based fuels that are not used for heating. I estimate that to be around $0.25 per gallon. If you run the generator off your existing tank, you will pay 25 cents per gallon more for all the propane you use. In my case the regional dealer charges me currently $5.50/gal for the 100 gallons I use a year., so I will get wacked $25/year more if I don’t use the generator. Recent storms have shown to be 5 day outages, so you need at least a gallon an hour, or 25 gallons per day or 125 gallons per storm. That means a fill up on my 80 gallon tank (which they will not promise to do in a storm) so then a bigger tank is needed. At the $5.75/gal rate it is $718 to run the generator for 5 days. You can probably get a hotel for that money and still have money to pay for the lost food in the fridge. Say you heat with gas and use 1000 gals, you rate is probably around $3.75 a gal and you have a large enough tank to not need a fill. The gross receipts tax will get you $250/year more on the heating side, but a storm will only cost you $500 to run the generator for 5 days. If you have natural gas – you are a lucky person – buy the generator.
Date published: 2013-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds all my expectations I have had this generator for almost two years and have had about 4 power outages in that time. Some for only a few hours, some for over 4 hours. The generator started automatically when needed and shut down each time without any problems. It has started once a week for the diagnostic exercise cycle. The only time it did not start for the exercise cycle was this January when the temperature was 11 below zero for a high daytime temperature and the night before, the temperature was more than 20 degrees below zero. That bothered me a bit, because if there were a power outage at that time, I would have had to have a service call to start the unit. I called the electrician that installed the generator and they offer a 24/7 emergency service and I feel confident that if a power outage had occurred at that time, it would have been serviced. The next day, the temperature was only about zero, but the generator started for an exercise cycle with no problem. The size of the unit is perfect for me. It is more than adequate for all the basic electrical devices and most importantly... the furnace.
Date published: 2014-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value I have purchased 3 in the last 2 months and happy with the ease of instillation and performance.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In heaven We love our GE Generator. So glad we have it cuz everyone is jealous when the power goes out. lol
Date published: 2014-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product My friend got it and I love it very much when I heard more about it
Date published: 2014-06-03
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