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

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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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What is the price of this product and is it still available

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For the pricing and availability of particular Generac brand products, we would recommend contacting your local Home Depot store. If you have any product-related inquiries, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
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can 17kw run 2800 sf and 2 A/C

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if noy what size do i need to run 2800 sf and 2 A/C
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The loads required in a house will vary, and are not determined by the square footage of the home, but are determined by the items you deem necessary to run in an outage situation. While Generac’s 17kw Guardian Series automatic standby generator may in fact be able to provide the necessary power to back-up your desired loads, we would recommend working with a certified electrician in your local area, to Read More
The loads required in a house will vary, and are not determined by the square footage of the home, but are determined by the items you deem necessary to run in an outage situation. While Generac’s 17kw Guardian Series automatic standby generator may in fact be able to provide the necessary power to back-up your desired loads, we would recommend working with a certified electrician in your local area, to properly determine the correct generator for your needs. If you have any other product-related inquiries, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722). Read Less
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Natural Gas Requirements for a 17KW standby generator

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I may need a new gas meter if I purchase a 17KW standby generator. My gas company needs to know the BTU requirements for the generator only and the minimum inlet pressure required for the generator. can you help?
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Per the unit’s spec sheet, when operating at full load on a natural gas fuel source, Generac’s 17kw Guardian Series automatic standby generator, model number 6242, will require 312,000 btu/hr, and 3.5-7” of water column. For further specifications regarding this unit, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
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Is there a guide to how many watts are needed to supply a certain square footage home?

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The loads required in a house will vary, and are not determined by the square footage of the home, but are determined by the items you deem necessary to run in an outage situation. To properly determine the correct generator for your needs, we recommend working with your local certified electrician, as they will be able to determine the correct size generator to meet your needs.
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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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