Model # 5946

Internet #203192056

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
$89900 /each
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Product Overview

Power the fun stuff or cover an emergency with a GP Series portable generator. Affordable reliability and features not usually found on basic portable models make these a favorite for home use, camping jobsites or outdoor events. Power the fun stuff or cover an emergency with a GP Series portable generator. Affordable reliability and features not usually found on basic portable models make these a favorite for home use, camping jobsites or outdoor events. Wheel kit, handle kit, engine oil and quick start guide included.

  • A large steel fuel tank with easy-to-read fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times
  • A hardened steel tube cradle that's thicker than many competitive units for added strength and durability
  • Generac's OHV engine with cast-iron cylinder sleeves for reliability
  • An ergonomic fold-down locking handle to make transport and storage easy
  • Low oil shutdown that detects a low oil level and shuts the engine down to prevent engine damage
  • Heavy duty never-flat wheels for reliable portability
  • Hour meter to track maintenance requirements
  • Compact design that provides an unparalleled power-to-weight ratio
  • Click on the more info tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide
  • Wheel kit, handle kit, engine oil and quick start guide included



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Name 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator GP6500E 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Cord 7,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator
Brand Generac Generac Generac Generac
Ratings (330) (219) (320) (693)
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
Generator Features Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit
Continuous Wattage 6500 6500 6500 7500
CA (CARB) Compliant Not CARB Compliant CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant
Fuel type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
26.8
Product Height (in.)
25
Product Length (in.)
28.8
Product Width (in.)
26.8

Details

Built-in inverter
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Continuous Wattage
6500
Engine Displacement (cc)
389
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
7.2
Fuel type
Gasoline
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.44
Generator Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Muffler
Yes
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational volume (dB)
0
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Yes
Peak Wattage
8125
Product Weight (lb.)
187lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)
10
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant,EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years limited

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Customer Questions & Answers

What cable do I need to feed my circuit breaker box? I have a Generac 6500.

Asked by: JimmyJet46
We do not recommend connecting your portable generator directly to your main panel without the use of a manual transfer switch. Connecting directly to the main panel without a manual transfer switch can cause back feeding, which could damage the generator, damage your home’s main panel, or potentially harm someone servicing the utility lines. Your local certified electrician will be able to appropriately determine the manual transfer switch necessary, as well as the correct size connection cable from your generator to your manual transfer switch. If installing a manual transfer switch is not an option, utilizing an extension cord from an appliance directly to the generator is acceptable as long as the extension cord is properly rated for the amperage and distance you are interested in. If you are looking for a cord to utilize with your 30 amp receptacle and you have a minimum distance of 35 feet, you will want a cord that is rated for 30 amps at 35 feet, or 30 amps at 50 feet, etc, depending on your distance requirements.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2015-09-17

generac generator what amps are good for 6500 kw

generac has 2 models #5940 for $799.00 80amps, free shipping. Model#5946 $5946 for$899.00 has 27amps shipping not included. My concern is the amps difference, could you advise me. I'm a single older woman I do not want problems other than what I have with my home. I don't understand why shipping different and also the amps. Thank You
Asked by: Anonymous
The model 5940 is a GP6500 that is Emissions Certified for US 49-State, while model 5946 is a GP6500 that is CARB compliant, which means it is able to be sold in or shipped to California.. These generators have the same features and components. The GP6500 generator is rated for a continuous output of 6500 watts, with a rated amperage of 54.2 amps at 120 volts, or 27.1 amps at 240 volts. This rating is when utilizing both the duplex style and the twist lock style receptacles. You will want to ensure that all of the items you intend to run will not exceed this rating. We recommend contacting Home Depot directly for information on availability and shipping costs.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2015-09-17

does the Generac 6500watt portable generator have an electric start? Can it be shipped to my local HD?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hello Valued Customer, Thanks for your question and interest in this item. Model 5946 Internet 203192056 does not include an electric start option. Generac does however offer an electric start for this series. That model is XP6500e. We do not offer this item online. Please visit your local Home Depot store for possible special order options for this product. Also, we do not offer the site to store shipping feature. This item will be shipped to your resident or job site. Most orders ship within 3 business days. Please allow an additional 2-6 business days for Curbside Truck Delivery in the Continental U.S. Deliveries are made to receiving area/dock for Businesses or curbside for Residential orders. Delivery appointments are required. If you have any additional questions or need assistance placing an online order, please contact our Online Customer Service department at 800-430-3376. Thanks!
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-11-11

When engine make is listed as OEM Branded vs Generac engine, does that mean the engine is outsourced & to whom?

Asked by: Bt
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Customer Reviews

6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 218.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from right out the carton , we purchased this unit ,removed from the carton @the job site filled with oil that was provide from Generac and fill with gasoline ,hooked up to a outside project job trailer and ran the unit for 40.o hrs even in the cold weather it never missed a beat ,I am glad to have made such a smart purchase of a high quality generator ,originally we were thinking about renting because we didn't want the headache of having to have the rental company have to fix the unit or do repairs when we really depended on electrical power .thank you, Jesse f Rose president of environmental services plus ,Kaukauna wi
Date published: 2017-02-21
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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I have had the pleasure of not having to use my generator that I purchased just over a year ago. However for the first time this summer it was finally used but yet again not by me. During a series of severe weather outbreak a friend of mine last power due to downed trees. I offer my generator to him to help keep his basement from flooding. His intention were just to use it for the sump pump. He ended up running not only the pump, but his freezers, refrigerator, air conditioning units and other things. He used it for 40 hours straight and forgot he was even on a generator until he had to fill it after the first 27 hours of run time.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You get what is advertised I decided that going without electricity and having the basement flood after the last hurricane was more stress than I wanted in my life. I did a lot searching on the internet for a generator that would give me the best peace of mind. I settled on the Generac 5940 GP6500- 6500 Watt Portable Generator (5940). I paid for the tail gate service and it was delivered very promptly and wheeled up to my house. Assembly was extremely easy. I put oil and gas in it as directed, and with one pull it was running. A few weeks later I had the "Transfer Switch" installed and we killed all power to the house, started the generator, and flipped the transfer switch to the operating position. Everything we had connected (which was just about everything except central air conditioning) was powered on. We even ran water until our well pump turned on and the generator never even hesitated or appeared to be under strain. So if we ever lose electricity again, especially for a long duration of time, the neighbors will see that we have heat, water, and lights. They will all be welcome! Thanks Generac for supplying a product that truly is what is advertised. In today's world it is nice to see some honesty in advertising.
Date published: 2011-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Generator This is a great product for the price.The generator starts easily and runs fairly quiet.The fuel tank is huge and i can get about 8 hours out of a tank.I gave it 4 stars for only one reason and that is because of the wheels.This generator is very heavy and they should have sealed bearings on the wheels because when you have to move it on grass it is hard to push or pull.
Date published: 2011-09-06
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