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Generac

Model 5946

Internet #203192056

6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

$899.00 /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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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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What cable do I need to feed my circuit breaker box? I have a Generac 6500.

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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 Read More
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.
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generac generator what amps are good for 6500 kw

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October 27, 2012
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
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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 Read More
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. Read Less
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does the Generac 6500watt portable generator have an electric start? Can it be shipped to my local HD?

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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.
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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.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 202 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Power Came on Just Before We Fired It Up! We were into a two day power outage and the temperature was in the 20's. Called ahead and paid over the phone - picked Generac because of the name and quality. Drove 70 miles and picked it up and by the time I got home I was too tired to put it together. It got down to 13, but our propane stove kept us warm - put our food outside! Got the generator put together and the power came on! Took a break, added oil and cranked w/o gas to make sure everything was oiled good and it started! Filled with gas and started on the first crank. Plugged in 2 space heaters and the truck engine heater and let it run for an hour and a half to break it in for next time. Plugged in the battery charger and charged for 24 hours to make sure it is ready to go - really like the battery start feature! Great purchase for us - we have been wanting to get one. (Your program won't let me post a 4 X 6 photo.) December 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love the generator!! I purchased my GP6500 primarily to run power tools. I have a large lot which makes it impractical to use an extension cord. I opened the box and followed the instructions on assembly which was easy (putting oil in the machine, wheels on etc.). I put gas in it and it started flawlessly. I have run a 15 amp table saw and shop vac simultaneously with no problem. In addition, I plugged in a power washer and ran it for hours without an incident. When you start it and hear it run you can tell it is a quality machine. It has a lot of power and runs very smooth. I even use it when I have access to power because I like it so much. August 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This product has a remarkable starting ability never had one problem I live in a single home with oil heat and during the winter I need something to run all of the major things in the house if my power is lost this generator for the price is the best purchase that I've ever made it starts every time on the first or second pull I never had a problem with the needing more power than it supplies and if I do overload the circuit The Breakers work and help me to be confident so that my family is not left in the dark December 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great value I did a lot of on line research before my purchase. I found this unit on sale for an incredibly low price that pretty much made the purchase a no brainier compared to the other Generators on the market. I haven't had the need to use it yet but do start it up once a month as per instructions. It's very easy to start. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it is a little noisy. December 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great features and extremely easy to use I bought this unit as a backup for our new home and I'm extremely happy with the investment. This is a very easy to use and maintain unit that takes care of all of our needs. Thank you for a great product. December 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great generator I recently purchased this generator for back up. It was easy to assemble. It started up on the third pull right out of the box. i have only needed it once, but it fired right up on the first pull, very happy with it. November 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent performer The GP6500E is exactly as advertised. It is a well functioning unit and easy to use. I couldn't ask for a better generator for the price. Im especially pleased with the electric start which is a big benefit for us older folks. December 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice generator Bought this for mainly pump water and freezer during power outage. Put it together and started on first pull. Ran great. Just a little loud. Loader than a lawnmower, but worth the money. Nice to have during those ice storms. Would of giving it 5 if it wasn't so loud. December 9, 2015
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