Generac 16,000-Watt Air Cooled Automatic Standby Generator with 100-Amp 16-Circuit Pre-Wired Transfer Switch-6461 - The Home Depot


Model # 6461

Internet # 205399658

16,000-Watt Air Cooled Automatic Standby Generator with 100-Amp 16-Circuit Pre-Wired Transfer Switch

Generac 16,000-Watt Air Cooled Automatic Standby Generator with 100-Amp 16-Circuit Pre-Wired Transfer Switch

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$3,449.00 / each


Model # 6461

Internet # 205399658

Store SO SKU # 1000640457

Choose the #1 Selling Home Standby Generator Brand. Generac 16kW Guardian Series provides essential circuit power protection for your home, ensuring the necessities remain powered during an outage or up to whole house coverage when paired with one of Generac’s load- shedding switches. Capable of backing up a five ton air conditioner. Control your power. Control your life.

  • Your Guardian series generator might have to get you through days or weeks without utility power, Generac OHVI engine, specifically designed for generator use, provides the reliability to power through the most severe outages
  • The Evolution controller is the next generation of intuitive controllers featuring a multilingual, 2-line LCD text display with color-coded, backlit buttons
  • Certified for 18 in. installation to the home-third-party certified to NFPA standards to be installed as close as 18 in. from the home’s exterior wall, provided it is located away from doors, windows, and fresh-air intakes, and unless otherwise directed by local codes
  • When combined with a pre-wired transfer switch or smart switch, re-engineered connection points, and composite mounting pad, the guardian series 16 kW generator is easy to install
  • Rated for operation in areas with low natural gas pressure-in areas with low natural gas pressure, the guardian series 16 kW generators can operate on natural gas pressures of only 3.5 in. of water column
  • Our all-weather steel enclosure with durable powder-coat finish makes the sturdy, galvanneal steel enclosure perfect for all weather conditions, It’s also able to withstand 150 MPH winds, optional aluminum available, recommended for salt-air locations
  • Tool-less fuel conversion-switch between natural gas and LP fuel in the field in a few seconds, without the need for any tools
  • True Power technology provides best-in-class power quality with less than 5% total harmonic distortion for clean, smooth operation of your sensitive electronics and appliances
  • Thanks to Quiet-Test, your Guardian series home standby generator runs its weekly self-test at a lower RPM for only five minutes, it’s quieter than other brands, and consumes less fuel, choose your schedule - weekly, bi-weekly or monthly
  • Take advantage of Generac’s mobile link cellular remote monitoring system and check on your generator’s status using your computer, tablet or smartphone, even when you are away, sold separately
  • Power outages don’t always occur during normal working hours, that’s why Generac’s customer care call center right here in Wisconsin provides support any time of day or night, all year long, Generac is standing by 24/7, every minute of every day, to answer your questions
  • 5-year limited warranty

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Assembled Depth (in.)  48 in  Assembled Height (in.)  29 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  25 in  Height (in.)  29 
Product Height (in.)  29  Product Length (in.)  48 
Product Width (in.)  25  Width  25 
CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant  Color Family  Gray 
Commercial / Residential  Residential  Continuous Wattage  16000 
Engine Displacement (cc)  992  Engine Make  OEM Branded 
Hour Meter  Yes  Low oil shutdown  Yes 
Operational volume (dB)  66  Product Weight (lb.)  471 lb 
Remote Monitoring  Sold Separately  Response time (sec.)  10 
Returnable  30-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed,CSA Listed  ENERGY STAR Certified  No 
Manufacturer Warranty  5 Year Limited 


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product! Easy to install After review numerous options I settled for the Generac 16kw. Great product and well built! Made in the USA! It was very easy to install and just as easy to use. Operation is effortless! Basically it's off, manual, or Auto operation! Well thought out for oil changes and maintenance! October 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 16KW rock solid I have had this 16KW generator for over 5 years. Hurricane Ike blew through Ohio just after install. No power for 3 days ran very well. I had other outages lasting over a week long and still no problems. It is an easy install if you are handy with gas and electricity. You need friends to move it to the pad. October 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by nice unit , quiet,poor manual the unit is very good looking and is very well made, it is very quiet when it operates and is easy to program, the installation manual is very misleading unless you have installed several, more parts are included if prewired and never know if its need or not as you proceed. still a excellent unit October 10, 2014
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