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Model # 040444

Internet # 203985929

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

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Was   $2,199.00
$1,979.10 /each

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Price Valid : 07/23/2015 - 08/05/2015
Save 10% on select GE Standby Generators


Model # 040444

Internet # 203985929

Store SO SKU # 1000570018

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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Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Length (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Color Family 
Commercial / Residential 
Continuous Wattage 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
OEM Branded 
Generator Features 
Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection 
Operational volume (dB) 
Product Weight (lb.) 
252 lb 
Remote Monitoring 
Response time (sec.) 
UL Listing 
1-UL Listed 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed,CARB Compliant,CSA Listed 
ENERGY STAR Certified 
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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great size for a generator! I like the fact that this backup generator is a perfect fit for homeowners with small properties! This would help us out in our small home when a storm comes and the power goes out! Thanks May 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Compact Yet Powerful This unit is small enough to integrate with the landscape and yet packs plenty of power and is always at the ready. May 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. April 19, 2014
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