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

$2,199.00 /each

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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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how much propane useage per hour?

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1 gallon per hr. at 1/2 load
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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 Read More
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 (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. Read Less
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How close can this uniit be installed to the outside wall of the residence?

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July 7, 2013
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.
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Min. 18" is what the cut sheet tells me!
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Hi Cookiejar, love the handle. I took a look at the specification, and you can install 18 inches from the home. If you go back to the web product page, next to product overview, you will see the specification guide. Just click on that and you will see the section called design around your life. It is there you will see the specification allowing you to place the unit within 18 inches of the home.
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Is this generator and switch fully automatic?

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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.
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Yes!
Symphony 50 Amp Automatic Transfer Switch Model Number 01918-0
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How long is each exercise cycle and can the day and time of day for the cycle be selected?

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The exercise cycle is about 20 minutes. Yes, you can choose the day and time for the cycle.
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Customer Reviews

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 by 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. March 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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. June 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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
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 Excellent product My friend got it and I love it very much when I heard more about it June 3, 2014
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