Model # 5940

Internet #202538952

Generac 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator
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Generac

6,500-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 provides durability
$79900 /each
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Product Overview

  • Generac OHV engine delivers a long life of reliable power
  • Low oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • Steel fuel tank and hardened steel cradle provides durability
This Generac GP6500 8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is ideal for use as a backup power source during home emergencies, camping excursions, jobsite tasks and outdoor events. This generator offers four 5-20R 120-Volt outlets and 1 L14-30R Twist-Lock 120/240-Volt outlet with covers for protection from tampering and debris.
  • 8,000-Watt peak and 6,500-Watt running power provides reliable power for home emergency use, camping, jobsites and outdoor events
  • 7.2 Gal. fuel tank runs the generator continuously for up to 10 hours on 50% load
  • 389cc engine runs on gasoline
  • Four 5-20R 120-Volt outlets and 1 L14-30R twist-lock 120/240-Volt outlet
  • Outlet covers offer protection from the elements
  • Circuit breakers help provide overload protection
  • Muffler helps ensure quiet operation
  • Hour meter tracks maintenance requirements
  • Automatic shut-off when oil levels are low to help prevent engine damage
  • Wheels and handles help provide easy portability
  • Includes engine oil and quick-start guide
  • Click on the more info tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide
  • Does not come with power cord



Product Overview

This Generac GP6500 8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is ideal for use as a backup power source during home emergencies, camping excursions, jobsite tasks and outdoor events. This generator offers four 5-20R 120-Volt outlets and 1 L14-30R Twist-Lock 120/240-Volt outlet with covers for protection from tampering and debris.

  • 8,000-Watt peak and 6,500-Watt running power provides reliable power for home emergency use, camping, jobsites and outdoor events
  • 7.2 Gal. fuel tank runs the generator continuously for up to 10 hours on 50% load
  • 389cc engine runs on gasoline
  • Four 5-20R 120-Volt outlets and 1 L14-30R twist-lock 120/240-Volt outlet
  • Outlet covers offer protection from the elements
  • Circuit breakers help provide overload protection
  • Muffler helps ensure quiet operation
  • Hour meter tracks maintenance requirements
  • Automatic shut-off when oil levels are low to help prevent engine damage
  • Wheels and handles help provide easy portability
  • Includes engine oil and quick-start guide
  • Click on the more info tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide
  • Does not come with power cord



Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Built-in inverter
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Engine Displacement (cc)
389
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
7.2
Fuel type
Gasoline
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Wheel Kit
Muffler
Yes
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
0.0
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Yes
Product Weight (lb.)
184lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)
10
Running Wattage
6500
Starting Wattage
8000
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year

Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Built-in inverter
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Engine Displacement (cc)
389
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
7.2
Fuel type
Gasoline
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Wheel Kit
Muffler
Yes
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
0.0
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Yes
Product Weight (lb.)
184lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)
10
Running Wattage
6500
Starting Wattage
8000
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year

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Questions & Answers

Is this electric start?

Asked by: Pat
No, the GP6500 is not electric start, it is a recoil pull start but pulls moderately easy.
Answered by: seagrappler
Date published: 2017-05-10

What motor oil weight is used

Asked by: tony
Per the unit’s owner’s manual, Generac’s GP6500 portable generator, model number 5940, will come with a liter of SAE 30 oil. After the unit's first five hours of operation, you can switch to a 10W-30 or 5W-30 synthetic oil. When changing the unit’s oil, ensure that the unit’s oil is properly drained; do not mix two oils of differing viscosity levels. If you have any other product-related inquiries, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2017-07-01

Does this unit have a bonded or floating neutral?

Wanting to connect this to Generlink system, requires unit to have floating neutral
Asked by: Ryan
Per the product's spec sheet, Generac's GP6500 portable generator, model number 5940, features a bonded neutral.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2016-03-01

How much does this unit weigh?

We have a house and a pop up camper. I would like to have this as a standby for the house during inclimate weather and when we camp off the grid. We would have to lift it up into the pickup truck bed and would like to know the weight.
Asked by: Homeowner
This generator weighs 184 pounds
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-03-07
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Customer Reviews

6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 330.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Instructions for assembly were not clear We just got our GP6500 put together today, and found the directions for assembly difficult to interpret. There was a card that showed the parts and pictograms of how to assemble, but they were not clear enough. The manual was. It much help either. We managed to figure it out, having put together many other types of products, but I think that it might be a challenge for others. We haven't even used the product yet, as we have not lost power since purchasing, but wanted to tell the company that their assembly instructions were terrible!
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice unit Bought this generator for use as a power backup when power is lost for myself , other family members or friends . Received unit in a VERY timely matter , after installing wheel kit ( a must have ) , adding oil and gas the generator started right up , runs quite and smooth . Love the electric start and the twist Lock power cord that came with this unit , as of yet have not had to use it but pretty sure it will perform as needed , I would recommend this Generac GP6500E generator to anyone and it's a good value .
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Met all my initial expectations. Easy setup and easy startup. It's kinda scary purchasing something you hope you never have to use, but for this generator ... that's the case! I expect good results sometime in the future; and I base my expectation on the homework I did on Generac Products. I think the best way to assure its reliability if I do not use it for 5-10 years, may be to simply store it as purchased ... but I have decided to run it 30 minutes every month instead. I'd like very much to give you all another review every 5 years !!
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Generator This is the first Generator I have bought and so far I am happy with the purchase! It was very easy to put together. It only took about 15 minutes from unpackaging to startup. It is a little loud, but not over bearing. I shut the power off to the house and started it up on the first pull! It ran great and most importantly it ran the jet pump, furnace, refridgerator, living room lights and TV, kitchen lights and bedroom lights and TV! Everything I needed to run! I used 2 15W energy saving bulbs in each room. One thing they should include is a funnel for the oil. Over all it is a great product!
Date published: 2013-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased generator as a backup for electric outages from severe storms. I have not used it, and ... Purchased generator as a backup for electric outages from severe storms. I have not used it, and hope I never need to. I did add gas and the included oil to start it. It started on 2nd pull and ran smoothly. Generator looks well made and was delivered in secured packaging.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great generator. Enough power for what I need. ... Great generator. Enough power for what I need. Dependable and fires up with one pull.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GP6500E wow this is a great generator at a great price and the electric start is a nice feature
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great running time and low fuel consumption Highly recommend this unit! Started from the day I purchased and runs great!
Date published: 2017-04-07
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