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Model # 6242

Internet # 204006873

17,000-Watt Automatic Standby Generator with 100-Amp 16 Circuit Transfer Switch-DISCONTINUED

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$3,389.00 /each




Model # 6242

Internet # 204006873

Store SO SKU # 1000032905

Choose the #1 Selling Home Standby Generator Brand. Generac’s 17kW Guardian Series provides the automatic backup power you need to protect your home and family during a power outage. Connected to your existing LP or natural gas fuel supply, it kicks in within seconds of determining power loss automatically and runs for as long as necessary until utility power returns. Control your power. Control your life.

  • System includes: 17 KW generator, 100 amp transfer switch, evolution controller, and composite mounting pad, mobile link and 26r battery purchased separately
  • 24/7 Generac customer care support 365 days a year, power outages do not always occur during normal working hours – that is why we are standing by
  • Generac’s OHVI engine is purpose-built to run dependably for extended periods, delivering power when you need it most
  • Generac’s evolution controller features a dual-line, multilingual LCD display allowing for easy monitoring and management of generator functions, built-in hour meter, and external “at-a-glance” indicator lights
  • Generac promise - engineered and built in the USA supported by a five year limited warranty and 24/7 customer care support 365 days a year
  • Certified for 18 in. installation to the home (3rd party-certified to NPFA standards provided it is located away from doors, windows and fresh air intakes, and unless otherwise directed by local codes)
  • Easy installation with an intelligent pre-wired transfer switch, re-engineered connection points, and composite mounting pad that eliminates the need for a poured concrete base (unless specified by local codes) get it installed 800-557-5221
  • Tool-less fuel conversion allows for easy switching between natural gas and LP fuels in the field
  • Rated for operation in areas with low natural gas pressure, significantly lower than published numbers for competitive standby systems (Generac is the only manufacturer to certify operation on only 3.5 in. of water column)
  • Sturdy galvanneal steel enclosure with rhino coat finish for superior weather protection to withstand 150 mph winds
  • Quiet-test weekly self-test mode runs at a lower rpm, is quieter, and consumes less fuel; sound-dampening enclosures are lined with foam panels for further noise reduction
  • True power technology provides clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics and appliances
  • Mobile link compatible - wireless remote monitoring system, receive status updates using your computer, tablet, or smart phone - giving you peace of mind, even when you’re away (purchased separately)
  • Click on the “More Info” tab to download the specifications PDF to view the refer a friend rebate for the $50 savings

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CA (CARB) Compliant 
Not CARB Compliant 
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Commercial / Residential 
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OEM Branded 
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Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection 
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Product Weight (lb.) 
471 lb 
Remote Monitoring 
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1-UL Listed 
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Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed 
ENERGY STAR Certified 
Manufacturer Warranty 
5 Year Limited 


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Generac 17kw We have had this Generator installed for 6 months in a remote residential installation in BC Canada and it works very well starting within ten seconds of a power failure. It automatically exercises once a week and is very quite when running compared to our previous diesel stand by generator. I like not having to bother about fuel, since it is hooked up to a 500 gallon propane tank. We require standby power, since in event of a forest fire the main power will in some cases be turned off and we would not be able to pump water, also when winter storms come and power failures occur it is very convenient with this Generac 17KW which provides enough power for electrical heat as well. December 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Electrical Forman We use these generators for emergency backup in our Schools. Thayer very efficient and we can trust them to work when we need them. October 29, 2013
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