Generac 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator-5946 - The Home Depot


Model # 5946

Internet # 203192056

6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

Generac 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

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Was   $899.00
$764.15 / each

Save $134.85 (15%) through 04/01/2015

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Price Valid : 03/18/2015 - 04/01/2015
15% Off GP6500 (CARB)

Save 15% off the Generac GP6500 portable generator (CARB)


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
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Assembled Depth (in.)  26.8 in  Assembled Height (in.)  25 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  28.8 in  Product Height (in.)  25 
Product Length (in.)  28.8  Product Width (in.)  26.8 
Auto idle control  No  Automatic Voltage Regulation  Yes 
Built-in inverter  No  CA (CARB) Compliant  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)  1.44  Horsepower (hp)  0 hp 
Low oil shutdown  Yes  Muffler  Yes 
Number of circuits/outlets  Operational volume (dB) 
Osha Required GFCI Outlets  Yes  Peak Wattage  8125 
Product Weight (lb.)  187 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  CARB Compliant,EPA Approved  Manufacturer Warranty  2 years limited 


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 165 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice and Quite Had to replace my old generator (That was not a generac) that had for the last 15 years. Bought this from a local vendor. The unit started right up. I already have a generac home standby but It really uses the propane to run all night. I use this to just run fridge and furnace at night. The home standby was the best purchase ever. Soon as the power goes out the standby will start right up. I have the 6500 run just a few circuits when don't want the standby running. The 6500 has electric start which is nice. I was without power when 1st bought and it ran for 16 hours straight. No problems. I would recommend the generac name to anyone. After bought my home standby my inlaws bought one and love it. Highly recommend the portable 6500E. March 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Simple set up and easy operation. We purchased this unit as a home back up power source to insure our furnace and well pump were operational during winter storms. I found this unit to be an easy set up for that purpose, and a whole lot more. Although the weather has been cooperative this winter so far, I've found the portability of this unit to be valuable in powering all sorts of tools and lights in my newly built pole building. I recommend this unit to anyone needing a standby power source. It's great! March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This produc has great features Looks great assembles easy works great starts easy all electricle recepticles are easy to understand and use February 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to assemble and starts right up. Got the generator the eve of the 2015 blizzard. Setup was a snap and starting was even easier. This was a replacement for a older generator I had and between the two units genarac wins hands down, would recommend it to anyone even if your not handy with mechanical things. my grandma could put this together. February 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Up & Running in Minutes I bought this generator after researching online. Brand name carries a lot of weight in the generator field so I decided on a Generac and was not disappointed. Had the generator out of the box, set up, break in oil added and running in less than 30 minutes. One week after I brought it home we had the seasons first snowfall and the electricity went out. Hadn't had time to get the electrician to do the hookup to my service panel yet so I ran a drop cord in from outside and plugged in the TV. Watched television until the lights came back on in about an hour. Worked flawlessly and can't wait to see how it works running through the service panel. I would definitely recommend this product. December 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product Great product, started right up, easy to use and move around January 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value Bought this product as emergency back-up generator for home to provide power to refrigerator/freezer and well during outages. Excellent value and dependability. Will upgrade to home standby generator next year to power whole home and move this to garage for powering tools. January 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Backup Genset I'm really pleased with my Generac 6500e generator. I replaced a 14 year old unit with this one and I feel like I now have a reliable back up when the storms come and the power goes out. January 8, 2015
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