Generac 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator-5940 - The Home Depot
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Generac

Model # 5940

Internet # 202538952

6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator


Generac 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator
 

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$799.00 / each
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Model # 5940

Internet # 202538952

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
  • 389 cc 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 shutoff 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 Infoâtab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide
  • Does not come with power cord
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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Assembled Depth (in.)  28.75 in  Assembled Height (in.)  25 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  26.75 in  Product Height (in.)  25.0 
Product Length (in.)  28.75  Product Width (in.)  26.75 
Details
Auto idle control  No  Automatic Voltage Regulation  Yes 
Built-in inverter  No  CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage  6500  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)  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  8000 
Product Weight (lb.)  184 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 

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 248 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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! January 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Solid and well built Very well built. Was just what I expected. Ran for 3 hours so far and didn't skip a beat. Started right up on the first pull. This generator is 3 times more powerful than my old generator of 35 years. Could not run the whole house on old generator during power outages. This generator will surely get us through with more comfort. Surprised at how quite it is. Not as noisy as my old generator. Large fuel tank will mean longer run time between fill ups, compared to my old generator. I Can't wait till the next power outage to give the generator a really good test. It is a little heavy but not bad to move around since it does have a handle and wheels. March 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by So Far, So Good! I got this generator 4 weeks ago and got my transfer switch wired up just in time for Hurricane Sandy. I lost power for 24 hours and ran the Generac for 10. The 6500 was more than enough to run my fridge, gas water heater, gas furnace, lights and outlets in select rooms with plenty of juice to spare. As a courtesy I powered 2 of my neighbors refrigerators as well. I was also happy with the noise level. I was expecting it to be much louder. I ran the generator in the shed with the doors open and fans running to keep airflowing. October 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Everything you will need I bought this in the fall of 2012 after Katrina ripped through the Northeast. Our area was ten days without power being restored. We suffered through three days without power before getting this. Our home water supply comes from a well. No power, no water. Or heat, or showers, or communications. This unit has enough power to run the well, satellite, refrigerators, freezers, lights, coffee pot, microwave, televisions, and the list goes on. I just pulled it outside and started it up again for the second time this year. It powered up on the second pull and was running strong. I never worry about losing power now. Get the biggest one you can afford, but the 6500 will get you through any power outage with minimal disruption to your life. No regrets on this purchase. Quality machine. November 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good value for the features We chose the 6500E over other models due to it's many positive reviews from multiple sites and its features for the price. I especially like the number of available 20 amp outlets plus the 20 foot power cord. I specifically wanted the electric start and the automatic voltage regulation, and the rubber outlet covers are a great addition! Cons: The set-up instruction card had several minor errors and omissions. For example - the set up instructions did not mention that the fuel line was disconnected at the shut-off valve and needed to be connected by the owner. Good thing I saw it during my initial inspection. Suggestions: An onboard voltage meter (and maybe a manual voltage adjustment) would be a great addition, so the output voltage can be monitored without needing a separate meter. And it would be nice to have an onboard power meter showing amperage draw. But, for the price this model is perfectly adequate for our needs. Unfortunately, the week we received our generator, the price dropped $50. Wish I had waited one more week. November 20, 2014
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SHIPPING AND DELIVERY OPTIONS

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