Model # 5946

Internet #203192056

Generac 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator
0696471059465

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

  • 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
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



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
Model #: 5946
Internet #: 203192056

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



Info & Guides

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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

Application
Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation
Built-in inverter
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Orange
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)
1.44
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Wheel Kit
Muffler
Yes
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
0
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Yes
Output
120V 20A,240V 30A
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
187lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank or charge)
10
Running Wattage
6500
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
8125
Suggested Uses
Battery Charger,Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

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

Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Application
Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation
Built-in inverter
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Orange
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)
1.44
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Wheel Kit
Muffler
Yes
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
0
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Yes
Output
120V 20A,240V 30A
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
187lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank or charge)
10
Running Wattage
6500
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
8125
Suggested Uses
Battery Charger,Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

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

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: lola
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: Linda
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: THD
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 226.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Purchased the gp6500e in case of power outages from hurricane Irma. Works exactly how you would expect. Instructions could be better but common sense goes a long way. The single quart of oil brings the unit just past the low mark on level ground, good thing I had backup oil on hand. Battery came with enough charge to start it right out of the box. Has been running constantly with no hiccups. 9/10 Would buy again!
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product has great features i highly recommend everybody having a generac generator as an emergency backup after going through hurricane irma and having no power for 8 days and we lost all of our perishable food in deep freeze and refrigerator because we did not get generator until after the storm but so glad i ordered it because of the unbearable heat in florida and we were able to run window ac's and well to take showers very satisfied.
Date published: 2017-09-26
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 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 Generac GP6500 saved our groceries! September 11, 2017, Hurricane Irma headed to Georgia! We lost power at 7:30 a.m. that Monday morning and power was not restored until 11:30 a.m., Thursday (Sept. 14th). Seventy-six hours without power, but the Generac got us through it comfortably. I've never had/used a generator before, but it is easy to start and fairly simple to use.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliability, Value, Price Thorough research and customer satisfaction, were the basis for my selection. Review of the product was simplified by the product manual, which was most informative and easy to understand. I will be getting a quote for the home standby system as soon as possible. In Florida, a generator is as necessary as homeowners insurance.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Generator Purchased this generator for our carpenter so that he could start building our new house. Added fuel and oil - 1 pull and started right up! Minimal assembly. Worked terrific for the tools that they were using.. Many thanks for a great product!
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Portable Home Backup Order after Hurricane Irma did in our 12 year old generator. Great price for the features and power output. Took about 10 minutes to assemble, put gas in and it started right up. Would recommend. Power cord is a nice included additional item.
Date published: 2017-10-03
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