Model # 5939

Internet #202527679

Generac 5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator
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Generac

5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

  • Generac OHV engine delivers a long life of reliable power
  • Low-oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • Steel fuel tank and hardened steel cradle provide durability
$68900 /each
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Product Overview

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Generac OHV Engine


Incorporates splash lubrication
 and provides long life of power.

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Low Oil Shutdown Protection


Prevents engine from damage.

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24/7/365 Customer Support

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Large-Capacity Steel Fuel Tank


Incorporated fuel gauge provides 
durability and extended run times.

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2-Year Limited Warranty

  • Generac OHV engine delivers a long life of reliable power
  • Low-oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • Steel fuel tank and hardened steel cradle provide durability
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, jobsites 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 100-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

Product Overview

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, jobsites 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 100-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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
26.5
Product Height (in.)
25.0
Product Length (in.)
28.75
Product Width (in.)
26.75

Details

Amperage (amps)
57.3
Application
Job Site,Recreation
Built-in inverter
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Orange
Engine Displacement (cc)
389
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Fuel Gauge,Fuel Gauge,Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
7.2
Fuel type
Gasoline
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.44
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Engine Lubricant,Wheel Kit
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor
Muffler
Yes
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
0.0
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
No
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
180lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)
10
Running Wattage
5500
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
6875
Suggested Uses
Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances,Small Electronics
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
26.5
Product Height (in.)
25.0
Product Length (in.)
28.75
Product Width (in.)
26.75

Details

Amperage (amps)
57.3
Application
Job Site,Recreation
Built-in inverter
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Orange
Engine Displacement (cc)
389
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Fuel Gauge,Fuel Gauge,Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
7.2
Fuel type
Gasoline
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.44
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Engine Lubricant,Wheel Kit
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor
Muffler
Yes
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
0.0
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
No
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
180lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)
10
Running Wattage
5500
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
6875
Suggested Uses
Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances,Small Electronics
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year

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Questions & Answers

what type of oil is recomended

Asked by: digg
I live in the Midwest where our temps vary greatly. If you live in the same climate, just go to the auto parts store and get synthetic 5w30 and you'll be covered.
Answered by: MJP
Date published: 2016-08-01

Can this unit (GP5500) be connected to your in home curcuit breaker panel using a transfwer switch kit ?

want to know if I need a different modle,want to have it run my kitchen area (lights, refridgerator ,t.v.) and basement freezer
Asked by: red321
depends on how big a panel you have
Answered by: taltree
Date published: 2016-10-18

Can I run a 1/2 hp sump pump and a 25 cu foot refrigerator/freezer with this 5500 watt model 5939 Generac portable generator

Asked by: Deb
It should not be a problem. Remember to always check you extension cord and make sure it's in good shape.
Answered by: Toots
Date published: 2015-11-19

will this generator run a heat pump

Asked by: Butch
It runs my heat pump hot water heater and furnace + refridge lights + tv
Answered by: fltinbrian
Date published: 2017-08-20
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Customer Reviews

5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 758.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased this generator 4 years ago. It currently has 60 hours of use. I power 6 breakers in m... Purchased this generator 4 years ago. It currently has 60 hours of use. I power 6 breakers in my house through a Reliance manual transfer switch. These breakers power 2 full size refrigerator freezers, all outlets in the kitchen, three bedrooms and family room. We can easily use the 1200 watt microwave and a toaster oven. We power three computer systems, gaming systems, three televisions, we maintain WiFi, internet and telephone. I added a Tri-fuel kit to this generator and it operates perfectly on gasoline, propane or natural gas. At approximately 50% load, a full tank of gasoline lasts 11-12 hours, 40 lb (5 gal) tank of propane lasts 8 hours, and connected to the house natural gas unlimited run time. It is easy to start and service. Always starts first or second pull.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ez to use We were fortunate enough to have a friend let us borrow this generator during hurricane Irma. We lost power on Monday at 1 AM and at 4 PM we started the generator and were able to save our food in our fridge and deep freezer. It is Friday afternoon and we still have no power but this generator allowed us to run two fans,a lamo, charge our cell phones and my daughters electronic games,microwave and alternating with toaster oven as to not overload system. I was able to stop and start and fill generator up with gas while my husband was away at work We will definitely purchase this generator for future hurricane power outages as it is a lifesaver!!!
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value, would buy again Great product. Would buy again if I needed to. Purchased for Hurricane Irma. Easy assembly overall and started on first pull. Only criticisms are (1) did not come w/ any kind of cord, which was rough considering the buying frenzy before the hurricane, and (2) one of the nuts that holds the handle to move the generator from point A to point B became loose and actually fell off in the grass. I believe it became loose from the vibration of the generator for the day or two that it was running while power was out. Fortunately, we found the nut that fell into the grass; otherwise, I'd be more upset about the product. Overall, great product. We will see how it holds up over time.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great generator, pull start issue This has been a good generator for several years now. This moring however the recoil start (mostly plastic) broke, turning my generator into a 700 dollar hunk of metal. I was able to remove the pull start, and ultimately use a rope to start it, meanwhile my wife got the kids ready for school as i fought with the recoil. When I called Customer service they were incredibly helpful and they are shipping me a new recoil. I would buy this again, but i think the recoil should be upgraded from the factory, its rather frustrating having a 700 dollar generator rendered useless by a 10 dollar plastic part!!!!
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent generator,, powers everything in the house except the over. **** CAUTION: Had mine for ... excellent generator,, powers everything in the house except the over. **** CAUTION: Had mine for a few years and the last spring the engine ceased because the low oil shutoff failed. word to the wise---dont rely on it and manually check the oil manually. I am ordering a second one this week
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent generator I've had this generator for over a year. I bought it when we lost power for a week during Hurricane Hermine. I it ran flawlessly for that week. Now we've been without power for 3 days and counting following Hurricane Irma. Always starts on the first pull, and has plenty of power. I back feed my panel, and by being selective of what breakers are on, I can run everything in my home short of the HVAC. This morning I was able to run our electric water heater that has 4500 watt elements, 5 fans a few lights, the TV wifi and surround sound system simultaneously. Once the water was hot, switch that breaker off and turn refrigerator and freezer back on. Burns about a half gallon an hour in gas. We'll worth the money!
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with it. Very little assembly. Started right up. It looks like a great generator. Very happy with it. Very little assembly. Started right up. It looks like a great generator.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hurricane Backup It was our first Hurricane in FL. Irma. I was able to buy this 2 days before the storm. We have been without power in the St.Pete since Sunday 11:18pm. After Irma passed I have used the generator for 46 hours. I changed the oil just after the 30 hour mark. So far this has been a stout gen. I have no use to utilize close to full load. Fridge, TV, Soundbar, 2 fans, and a strip for phone charging. I have not run it empty, but I estimate that I average 1 Gallon per 2.5 hours run time. Generac is a very well rated company. You just Can't go wrong.
Date published: 2017-09-14
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