Generac 3,250-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator-5982 - The Home Depot


Model # 5982

Internet # 202831472

3,250-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

Generac 3,250-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

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$439.00 / each


Model # 5982

Internet # 202831472

Compact and Affordable Portable Power. When you need to take your power with you, this compact generator is the perfect answer. The GP3250 model offers an affordable solution for recreation applications and is sized just right for tailgating, camping and power tool use.

  • Large steel fuel tank with easy-to-read fuel gauge for durability and extended run times
  • Covered outlets provide added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions
  • Hardened steel tube cradle for added durability and strength
  • Fold down, locking handle for easy transport and compact storage
  • Low oil shutdown detects low oil level and shuts engine down to prevent potential engine damage
  • Heavy duty, never flat, wheels for reliable portability
  • GP3250 control panel includes 2 120-Volt outlets, 1 120/240 Twistlock outlet, circuit breakers and on/off switch
  • Also included are a wheel kit, handle kit, engine oil and a quick start guide
  • Compact design provides 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.)  22.6 in  Assembled Height (in.)  21 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  23 in  Product Height (in.)  21.0 
Product Length (in.)  23  Product Width (in.)  22.6 
Auto idle control  No  Automatic Voltage Regulation  Yes 
Built-in inverter  No  CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage  3250  Engine Displacement (cc)  206 
Engine Make  OEM Branded  Fuel Gauge  Yes 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  3.5  Fuel type  Gasoline 
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)  0.7  Hazardous Code  null 
Horsepower (hp)  0 hp  Low oil shutdown  Yes 
Muffler  Yes  Number of circuits/outlets 
Operational volume (dB)  0.0  Osha Required GFCI Outlets  No 
Peak Wattage  3750  Product Weight (lb.)  115 lb 
Returnable  30-Day  Run time at 50% load (hours/tank) 
Voltage (volts)  120/240  Wheel Kit Included  Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed,CSA Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  2 years 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 146 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Here's what you should know about the Generac GP3250 that the sales literature doesn't tell you: 1) There's no hour meter (the claim on the home depot website is false). 2) The unit comes with a 14Amp fast-blow circuit breaker. Consequently, it WILL NOT provide the full 3250 Watts to a single 120VAC load (such as the furnace blower I'm trying to run). Not even close. My furnace only needs 6 Amps to run, but it needs 22 Amps (2640 Watts) for the first 2 seconds upon startup of the furnace. The generator's 14 Amp breaker trips before the furnace starts. Strange that the furnace works on a 20 Amp hydro panel circuit - it must be a slow-blow breaker. It might provide 3250 Watts to several 120V devices spread over its 2 circuits, but I haven't tested it. In all other respects, it seems like a good generator. February 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very well made, ours is the GP3300 and is a solid product I received this as a Christmas gift from my wife, and it is clearly a well made item. It is solid, looks good and will more than meet our needs from recreation to powering items in a back workshop to helping us at times of no power in the home. We will definitely look at a whole house model in the near future! Generac is solid equipment with a long standing reputation of quality. December 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works as advertised! The generator puts out the wattage advertised and is easy to use. It would be nice if it had wattage guages on it, but that is a minor detail. Easy to use, and easy to start. What else can I say? December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Product for the money Bought this product for its value and reliability. Very easy to use and comes with very good features and appearance. December 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by just what we needed when the power failed again Easy to assemble as it was getting dark. We had it running in twenty minutes from the box. One pull starting everytime and we had light for dinner. Great knowing we can now get power in an instant. November 30, 2014
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