Generac 7,000-Watt Automatic Standby Generator with 50-Amp Transfer Switch-5837 - The Home Depot


Model # 5837

Internet # 202214401

7,000-Watt Automatic Standby Generator with 50-Amp Transfer Switch

Generac 7,000-Watt Automatic Standby Generator with 50-Amp Transfer Switch

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$1,861.00 / each


Model # 5837

Internet # 202214401

Store SO SKU # 1000033001

Run this Generac Core Power 7,000-Watt Home Standby Generator on either natural gas or liquid propane for versatile fueling options. This generator offers a digital controller with LED status lights and fault indicators for easy monitoring of the operational status. The included composite mounting pad eliminates the need to pour a concrete base for installation convenience. Comes with Generator, 50A Transfer Switch, and Load Center to Back Up 8 Circuits.

  • 432 cc Generac OHV engine runs on liquid propane or natural gas
  • Includes a 50-amp transfer switch and load center with 8 circuit breakers
  • Digital controller with LED status and fault indicators makes it easy to monitor generator status
  • External LED status indicator lights for quick check of system status
  • Programmable weekly self-test cycle helps keep the generator in top running condition
  • External breaker connection to allow fire marshal access
  • Lightweight and compact design accommodates placement in tight spaces
  • Easy-to-remove sides allow accessibility without tools for installation and ongoing maintenance
  • Included composite mounting pad eliminates the need to pour a concrete base
  • All-weather composite enclosure withstands harsh environments including coastal areas
  • 7,000-watt running power
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Assembled Depth (in.)  30.22 in  Assembled Height (in.)  32.95 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  24.35 in  Height (in.)  32.95 
Product Height (in.)  32.95  Product Length (in.)  24.35 
Product Width (in.)  30.22  Width  30.22 
CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant  Color Family  Beige 
Commercial / Residential  Residential  Continuous Wattage  7000 
Engine Displacement (cc)  432  Engine manufacturer  Generac 
Hour Meter  Yes  Low oil shutdown  Yes 
Operational volume (dB)  67  Product Weight (lb.)  250 lb 
Remote Monitoring  Unavailable  Response time (sec.)  20 
Returnable  Non-Returnable  UL Listing  1-UL Listed 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed,CSA Listed  ENERGY STAR Certified  No 
Manufacturer Warranty  2 years limited 


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 92 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amazing little machine This little generator is AMAZING! I bought this unit in September, it cost about $500.00 to setup. We had a few short power outages since the install in September 2013 and this unit never missed a beat. One was in sub zero for a day and a half and it worked great, even without the winter kit. Although I will be adding the winter kit this fall. Just now (July 2014), we have had our power restored after a tropical storm. The power was out for 7 days. I had to add oil twice during the seven days, other than that this unit ran through some very hot weather non-stop. This ran my water pump, washer, air conditioners, fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee machine, a hot plate, some lights, a few electrical outlets, and in the winter even a few of the main electric heaters. I was without a hot water tank, stove and dryer, but that was minor (clothes dried well on the line in the summer). Servicing was easy. The oil change took about 20 minutes. Was very simple with some basic tools. I used synthetic oil. I'd like to talk about the fuel consumption as it's "not really clear" what you can expect. This unit used about 100lbs of propane in 27 hours running all of the things I mentioned above, during the summer outage. In the winter, the extra load of the electric heaters really drove up the consumption. 100lbs of propane lasted about 14 hours. I'm a very happy customer. Great job Generac! July 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value! Living in the country I felt it necessary to have a standby generator. For 7 years I used a standard gas generator on a basic generator panel. It was almost enough to keep the house warm in the winter during an extended power outage. I installed this unit 2 months ago. It will keep the house warm, allow me to have some lights, a water pump and even my entertainment system. Installation was quick and easy. It was installed and up and running inside a day an with a cost of just under $1000.00 for the install. What a value for the money. If you are happy with the basics while the power is out this is the unit for you. However if you want everything in your house to run, you will need a much larger unit. November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dear "electricityexpert" stating "Math is Wrong" 8 circuits on a 7kW generator is both legal and CSA approved. Your reasoning is invalid. You would know that 64 circuit electrical panels are regularly installed on 200 amp hydro services. Your math would suggest that a common 64-circuit-breaker panel with 15 amp breakers needs 64x15 = a 960 amp supply from hydro to be used! Not so. The supply (i.e. in this case, 7 kW or 58 amps at 120 volts) is never matched to the maximum possible load that all of the individual breakers can handle. In the case of a generator, it's the homeowner's responsibility to turn on only the total number of loads that the generator can handle at any one time. Otherwise, quite harmlessly, the generator's/subpanel's 50 amp breaker would trip and the homeowner must then sequence his/her heavy loads so as not to overload the 7kW generator (i.e. stove on now, hot water heater on later, etc). Agreeably, 7kW won't run everything. It won't run a 10+kW electric furnace. Nor will it run many heavier loads simultaneously. But it will do the job for most people. Plenty of people use even lower portable 4 or 5 kW generators to do manual home backup of essentials during short power outages (hopefully legally installed so as to not endanger our fine linesmen). This automatic generator is more capable, convenient and long-term. In your statement "the law states in Canada that you can't round up ever" applies to the maximum single point load (e.g. a water heater, or an electric furnace) that can be attached to a specific wire gauge and its respective rated breaker. That's all. And even that's downrated to not more than 80% of the maximum load the wire and breaker can handle. I have no affiliation to Generac or to electricity suppliers or to CSA. Misinformation simply needs to be corrected. October 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by good product however bought the 7 kw model because size and price were great however before you buy any of these makes be sure you check codes and install dates, mine took 2 months due to being remotely located unit itself has no issues but heaven forbid they short an accessory or part it takes forever to obtain (not home depot's fault) once installed it provides that piece of mind knowing all critical areas are covered. breakers provided seem more geared towards use in the us. not canada. The cold weather kit is way overpriced is my only real beef i would recommend this product!! October 21, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by math is wrong for this one post it says that you can have 8 branch circuts but 7kw is 7000w and our circuts run on 120v so 7000w/120=58.3A but our circuts are running 15A breaker so 58.3A/15A=3.8 branches that you can use and the law states in Canada that you can't round up ever so now that is 3 curcuts and not 8 for it to be 8 that genorator will have to be 14.4kW genorator so over dubble the size September 28, 2012
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