Generac 1,800-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator-5981 - The Home Depot


Model # 5981

Internet # 203192048

1,800-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

Generac 1,800-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

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$359.00 / each


Model # 5981

Internet # 203192048

Power the fun stuff or cover an emergency with a GP Series portable generator, you get affordable reliability and features not usually found on basic portable models. That's why these generators are a favorite for home use, camping, job sites, or outdoor events. When you need to take your power with you, this compact GP1800 generator is the perfect answer. It offers an affordable solution for recreation applications and is sized just right for tailgating, camping and power tool use.

  • A large steel fuel tank with easy-to-read fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times
  • A hardened steel tube cradle that's thicker than many competitive units for added strength and durability
  • Generac's OHV engine with cast-iron cylinder sleeves for reliability
  • Low oil shutdown that detects a low oil level and shuts the engine down to prevent engine damage
  • Engine oil and quick start guide are included
  • (2) 120V outlets
  • (1) 120/240 Twistlock outlet
  • Circuit breakers
  • On/off switch
  • Compact design that provides an unparalleled power-to-weight ratio
  • Click on the “More Info” tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide
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Assembled Depth (in.)  17 in  Assembled Height (in.)  23 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  23 in  Product Height (in.)  23 
Product Length (in.)  23  Product Width (in.)  17 
Auto idle control  No  Automatic Voltage Regulation  Yes 
Built-in inverter  No  CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage  1800  Engine Displacement (cc)  168 
Engine Make  OEM Branded  Fuel Gauge  Yes 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  3.5  Fuel type  Gasoline 
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)  .66  Hazardous Code  RTS - May Contain Liquid If Returned 
Horsepower (hp)  0 hp  Low oil shutdown  Yes 
Muffler  Yes  Number of circuits/outlets 
Operational volume (dB)  Osha Required GFCI Outlets  No 
Peak Wattage  2050  Product Weight (lb.)  84 lb 
Returnable  30-Day  Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)  10 
Voltage (volts)  120  Wheel Kit Included  No 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed,CSA Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  2 years limited 


Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great purchase This was recommended by the salesperson and as we stood in the checkout line another customer told us how happy he was with the one he purchased last year. It is easy to start and operate. Makes washing lawn equipment easy. We're happy with our purchase. September 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for motocross track! We got tired of being hot and sitting in the dark. Unpackaged unit and filled with supplied oil and added fuel. Came with choke in the on position and started first pull. Runs lights, fans, tv, and cell chargers easliy. Not super quiet but not loud for what it is. Very happy so far!! September 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Decent Pro: I bought this based on other's reviews and previous very favorable experience with Generac commercial equipment. Meets my needs, will run a 15 Amp circular saw. Starts 1st or 2nd pull every time. Con: The kill switch wires are vulnerable to small puppies who like to chew on stuff. Easy repair but had to shut off the fuel valve to let it run out of gas to stop it. Spliced new wires and shielded them and tucked them up out of the way with zip ties. A bit louder than anticipated, but it's for a construction site, so not an issue. Dribbles oil out of the air filter housing drain (blowby from rings not seated yet?) if run under load for more than 20 minutes. Other: Solid build quality. Wish it had 12V DC out for jumping a car battery. 5V DC USB power would be a plus. October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just what I needed, when I needed it. Ran my freezer, fridge, and sump. It was not the generator I wanted. But when water is running in. I bought the last one on the shelf and I could not be happier. Ran for 72 hours straight without a problem. Also turns out I got a screaming deal. 25% off retail. July 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Used for Motocross We got this generator for our enclosed trailer. Needed it for some lights, fans, tv/dvd player and cell phone chargers. Packaging was great, filled with supplied oil and added gas. Choke was on position from factory and it started on first pull! Great so far!! September 1, 2014
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