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Generac

Model 5940

Internet #202538952

6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

$799.00 /each
  • 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

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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



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Is this electric start?

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May 23, 2013
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May 28, 2013
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No, the GP6500 is not electric start, it is a recoil pull start but pulls moderately easy.
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May 25, 2013
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This generator is not Electric Start .But it pull starts very easy, no need for a battery and extra $ :)
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This one is not, but they do make the same one with electric start. Look for the GP6500E if you want electric start. Notice the "E" at the end of the model number.
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What motor oil weight is used

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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, Read More
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). Read Less
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For temperatures above 40 F use SAE 30.
For temperature below 40 F to 10 F, use 10W-30.
For all temperatures use synthetic 5W-30.
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Does this unit have a bonded or floating neutral?

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February 27, 2016
Wanting to connect this to Generlink system, requires unit to have floating neutral
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Per the product's spec sheet, Generac's GP6500 portable generator, model number 5940, features a bonded neutral.
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February 28, 2016
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All Generac portable generators are bonded neutral.
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How much does this unit weigh?

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January 22, 2016
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.
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January 31, 2016
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This generator weighs 184 pounds
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Per the product's listing, Generac's GP6500 portable generator, model number 5940, weighs 184 lbs.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 309 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Generac Generator Only disappointment was when I look for the model and serial numbers on the Generator only to find out that the unit was made in China. I assumed Generac was made in Wisconsin. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good generator...Excellent Value Assembly involved attaching the handle and the wheels...nothing complicated. After oil and gas were added to their respective tanks and "choke', fuel and power switches were turned on, it was ready for deployment. My initial pull of the cord did not do anything. After checking all around, I noticed that the cord for the spark plug was not attached. After attaching it, I gave it another pull and it worked! It was also relatively quiet for a generator of this size. Highly recommended. Pros: Clear Instructions, Nice Design, Easy Installation, Easy to Use, Great Sound QualityGreat April 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pleased Everything required to assemble the generator and place it into service with the exception of an extension cord was included. Overall quality appears excellent, there is a simple startup guide, and the engine fired with the first pull. Purchased as an emergency power source so I have no continuous operation data. Judging from what I've seen so far I have confidence it will perform as designed; quite happy so far. January 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Overall pretty good so far, but obviously no experience with long term durability. Convenient installation is a challenge. Unit was fairly easy to setup and get running. It was easier to move around and get in position than I expected. Started right up, and I tested it with a light duty extension cord and a lamp just to make sure it functioned. It did. However, the hard part of using a unit like this is setting it up to get some real power into the house for emergencies. Running simple extension cords into the house to individual appliances etc.will work, but is pretty clumsy and inefficient. It is better to "hard wire" it into the service box, which allows much more flexibility and convenience. Easier said than done. It must be configured to absolutely disconnect the the service box from the grid when the generator is operating, and vice- versa. You can buy a kit to do this, but they aren't cheap (and not a breeze to connect up). I was able to work out my own way of accomplishing a very functional installation, but I am an engineer used to figuring stuff like that out (and having a small machine shop in my basement to make parts helps). So far so good, but time will tell if the unit has long term reliability. October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very nice generator This generator is better than expected. Nice compact frame with fold out handle. It also quieter than expected. During the last storm I borrowed a rigid generator which was much louder. Very large gas tank. Very easy to start. I was also impressed with the delivery. He actually brought it right into the garage for me. Very satisfied with purchase February 28, 2013
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