Generac 5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator-5939 - The Home Depot


Model # 5939

Internet # 202527679

5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

Generac 5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

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$689.00 / each


Model # 5939

Internet # 202527679

Reliable portable power for every use. Power the fun stuff or cover an emergency. Affordable reliability and features not usually found on basic portable models make these a favorite for home emergency use, camping, job sites or outdoor events. Circuit breaker protected outlets guard against circuit overload. Hour meter tracks usage between maintenance sessions. Fold down handles and never-flat wheels for portability. New, covered circuit breaker protected outlets provide added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions. Compact design provides unparalleled power-to-weight ratio.

  • Circuit breakers provide overload protection
  • Manual and pull start
  • Hour meter to track maintenance requirements
  • Compact design provides unparalleled power-to-weight ratio
  • Low-oil shutdown detects low oil levels to prevent engine damage
  • Low-tone mufflers for quieter operation
  • Heavy-duty hardened steel tube cradle gives extra strength and durability
  • Fold down handles and never-flat wheels for portability
  • Fuel gauge incorporated for at a glance fuel monitoring
  • FHA approved
  • Outlet covers protect control panel from the elements
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Assembled Depth (in.)  26.5 in  Assembled Height (in.)  27.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  33.5 in  Product Height (in.)  25.0 
Product Length (in.)  28.75  Product Width (in.)  26.75 
Auto idle control  No  Automatic Voltage Regulation  Yes 
Built-in inverter  No  CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage  5500  Engine Displacement (cc)  389 
Engine Make  OEM Branded  Fuel Gauge  Yes 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  7.2  Fuel type  Gasoline 
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)  1.44  Horsepower (hp)  0 hp 
Low oil shutdown  Yes  Muffler  Yes 
Number of circuits/outlets  Operational volume (dB)  0.0 
Osha Required GFCI Outlets  Yes  Peak Wattage  6875 
Product Weight (lb.)  180 lb  Returnable  30-Day 
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)  10  Voltage (volts)  120/240 
Wheel Kit Included  Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  2-year 


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 527 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by A solid mid-level size generator for emergency use This generator arrived 2 days after Superstorm Sandy hit and left me without power. It took 30 minutes to unwrap it and put it together (attach the wheels, fill it with oil and gas). It fired right up on the first pull. With ease, it runs my refrigerator, a handful of lights, TV, cable box, modem, space heater and an occasional microwave use. It was averaging 12 hours of run time before needing to be refueled for the 96 straight hours of use before our power came back. It appears to be solidly built with high quality materials. Nothing felt flimsy. Changing the oil was a breeze. As others have noted, it is loud. For example, it is far louder than my 2 stage snow blower, and I quickly learned to wear ear protection when I am near it. But that's a small inconvenience compared with it's usefulness. November 14, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Junk I've now serviced this piece of junk for its purchase value. Stuck valves, non ethanol friendly carb float pin... this thing makes black and decker look awesome. Can't understand the good reviews. When you find your carb float pin is made in China and erodes quickly in ethanol gas, Generac is happy to tell you that only service centers are aware of defects and recalled parts. The service center being the small engine repair guy that works on your lawn mower that somehow got Generac certification that charges you an arm just to look at it. Largest paperweight I own. Has only worked out of the box, when I needed it, once. November 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by looks great, easy start, feul efficient This was everything I needed and wanted in a generator. The only problem I have is with the pull rope assembly. After only 21 hours on it, the pull assembly plastic parts inside broke, so when I really needed the generator during the power outage of our first major storm, I had to go without heat for almost 24 hourz because I couldnf start it. So my only suggestion is to make better parts for the pull start. Other than that it is a great product. November 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This generator has everything in a portable I spent several days shopping both on-line and in local stores for a generator for both back-up electric for our home, and use in remote construction projects. This generac is the perfect fit for our needs. The only minor suggestions for improvement are: the unit comes with 30 weight oil and many users live in cold areas where this would not be the best choice.... and, the oil fill neck on the unit is a little difficult to access. My congrats, however, the generator started on the first pull, here in PA (temperature was in the high 20's). November 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Buy This is a great generator that we mainly use for a home back up, it is also used for camping and what not. The reason I gave it 4 stars is that it is VERY loud, but besides that it seems to be flawless! November 23, 2014
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