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Generac 7,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator

Discontinued Generac

7,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator

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Product Overview

Use the Generac XG 7000-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator to help provide reliable power at jobsites, events and as an emergency backup power source. This generator offers 5 GFCI circuit-breaker protected outlets and an illuminated control panel with start/stop, fuel shut-off and choke controls.

  • Power bar helps you track how much power you’re using and how much you have to spare
  • Automatic shut-off when oil levels are low to help prevent engine damage
  • Illuminated control panel offers start/stop, fuel shut-off and choke controls
  • Push-button electric start for easy powering up
  • Includes battery and manual pull-start for backup
  • Heavy duty, rally-style wheels provide easy portability
  • Durable construction with over-sized, full-wrap frame tubing and impact-resistant corners helps minimize damage from rough handling
  • 8,750-Watt peak and 7,000-Watt running power provides reliable power at jobsites, events and as an emergency backup power source
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Name 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator 7,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator XC 6500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator, 49/CSA XG 10,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator
Brand Generac Generac Generac Generac
Ratings (330) (70) (0) (110)
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 Auto Idle Control,GFCI Outlet(s),Wheel Kit Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit
Continuous Wattage 6500 7000 6500 10000
CA (CARB) Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant
Fuel type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
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Built-in inverter
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OEM Branded
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Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit
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Customer Questions & Answers

Whats the difference between the XG7000E at $1200 and the GP7500 at $1000. Q&A in 7500 said do not use in rain?

I did a comparison and small diff in amps and such but $200 help us understand why we should go with the 7000
Asked by: Anonymous
The GP models are made in China if I'm not mistaken.
Answered by: dogmeat
Date published: 2016-10-26

dose this unit have a battery charger to charge the battery

Asked by: Anonymous
The XG7000E portable generator will come from factory with the battery required for electric start operation, and will also include a battery charger accessory. The charger provided with the unit is intended to be utilized once a month for 24 to 48 hours to ensure optimal battery performance.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2016-01-28

how quiet is the engine compared to a lawnmower

Asked by: Anonymous
It's louder than a push lawn mower, but not louder than my John Deere lawn tractor at full throttle.
Answered by: Marczsport
Date published: 2016-09-14

Is it necessary to ground this if it's connected to a home transfer switch?

I see on the mfg. owners manual, to ground it for added protection....will there be damage to the generator or home appliances if I don't. I find that a grounding rod and a ground wire will restrict this gen. to one spot and connecting the ground wire while in the dark could be annoying.
Asked by: Anonymous
I asked the electrician who installed the transfer switch this exact question, and he matter-of-factly said that there is no need for the grounding rod because grounding is done thru the home electrical system.
Answered by: RagBag
Date published: 2016-02-25
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Customer Reviews

7,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 70.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product for the price Open box and put together, started right up with one crank
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Built. Impressive Quality. Rapid Delivery. I spent a lot of time researching porta-gens. Consumer Reports gave the Generac GP series their "Best Buy" rating. I did buy this upgraded XG series however. Generac's website has a lot of excellent videos on how to size, select a generator, as well as how to use one. I purchased the $200 more expensive XG series (vs. the same wattage rated GP) because I like the way the motor is lubricated (oil pump like a car) vs. splash lube, and feel it will be more dependable in the long run for the extra $$. Next step was to determine how big a generator. When would I most likely use the generator? New England -winter storm -power outage. That takes A/C unit out of the sizing exercise. Then I "sized" the generator for my needs. Must haves: Furnaces (2), Fridge, TV, Internet, Cable, a few lights. Assuming you have an electrician install a transfer box, you'll "pick" the 10 circuits from your breaker box that you'll want to have transferred over to the generator on power loss. I'll also run a couple of extension cords so I can open the garage doors. So, picking the 10 circuits that included the fridge etc. gave me about 4000 watts continuous. (Generac, Honda Power, and other websites provide tools for calculating your power usage. Add a generous overage to whatever you come up with. For me, rather than barely getting by with a 5K generator, I chose the 7K for the extra power it offers for unseen needs. Essentially I'll run the gen at 50% load. When I ordered it on-line, the Depot webpage showed it as backordered out a couple of weeks. Bummer. But miraculously (it is mid-winter as I post this, and the storms are coming fast and furious), it showed up 10 days after order. The shipping company did a nice job in keeping me notified, and even though the truck stopped at the curb, the driver rolled the pallet right into my garage. Easy. Unpacking and setting up was a snap. Packaging was solid. Directions were very clear - a quick start set-up sheet is taped on top of the unit and includes illustrations of each step - basically wheels, mounting foot, adding oil and gas, connecting the positive starter terminal and how to start/choke the engine. Set up took maybe 15 minutes in the garage. So far, I was very impressed with the visual quality and compact design of the gen, the packaging and the ease of getting it ready for its maiden voyage. Took the gen outside and it started right up. Follow the instructions on the unit on how to correctly use the choke. Within 30 seconds, the engine settled down to it's normal noise level, but very smooth. Plugged in the first ceremonial light to one of the receptacles. Even though it weighs 250, it is easy to move around with the fold-out handle (push the button on the handle in to retract it when finished). In summary, this Generac unit appears well built with quality workmanship. I was very pleased with the delivery process. The unit was easy to set up (oh yeah, you'll do better if you have a funnel for the oil addition), and it started right up. Two thumbs up. Plus a middle-finger for old man winter - bring it on baby. By the time you're done with the cost of the unit, and the electrician to install the transfer box next to your breaker box, you're looking at $2,200 - $2,500 for this project. But having backup when the power goes out - priceless. This 7000 watt model should handle the needs of most homes (not the whole house - but all the things you'd need if you lost power for a day or two). I would certainly recommend this Generac to anyone. The toughest part of the process is picking those 10 circuits in the breaker box that are going to be transferred over to the generator when the power goes out. Take the time to correctly identify and choose those circuits carrying the equipment (fridge, furnace, pumps, etc.) you'll want to power. You can't run extension cords on furnaces for instance. The transfer box is a must have, Use two cell phones (one person at the breaker panel and the other one somewhere in the house) to turn a breaker off and make sure we understood what things in the house lost power.
Date published: 2013-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is by far the best generator i have seen for the money!!! The Generac XG7000E is by far one of the best i have seen on the market and i have been doing research for years. It was very easy to assemble and came with everything i needed to get it up and running except for the gas!! The kit included its first oil and filter change along with air filter. It has a hour meter on it that tells you when you need to change the oil and filter and the the air filter. It has gfci outlets for the 120 volt outlets. I love the power bar so i know how much power i have left to spare on the output. The generator took a little bit to get started the first time but i learned that if you only pull the choke out half to 3/4 way out it starts right up. This unit is a very beefy one and well built. once running it is not very loud i think my snow blower is louder then this generator. Runs everything i needed in my home in case of a power outage and has pleanty left over. I have not tried the oven or stove or electric furnace since i know i could easily go over with these appliances.
Date published: 2012-03-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wish it started When I opend the box, I noticed a small spring (looked to be something with the carb) and a small piece of black plastic at the bottom by a tire. After putting all together and adding the oil, I pulled the choke and pressed the start button.. The engine turned over but would not start. I checked to be sure the spark plug was connected (it was) but it wouldn't start. Because there was a spring and a broken piece of plastic, Generac said I would have to file a claim with the carrier as their warranty wouldn't cover shipping damage (I don't believe it was shipping damage). I went back to Home Depot and at this point they said they would take care of it...
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased Generator is exactly what I thought it would be. It started up immediately, and ran like a charm. We had an electrician come, wire our box, put a plug outside, and make us an 85ft cord for it. We tested it and it ran our well, 2 fridges, 1 freezer, our boiler and assorted lights. We are very pleased.
Date published: 2012-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Expensive But Good This is a very good generator, I think it is a tad pricey considering other brands in the same size and features however, that said, this is a top quality generator. I have only set it up and run it for a few minutes but all worked well and no glitches. My only thought about the electric start option is that there is no way to connect a trickle charger to the battery. The battery is charged from an onboard charger and the battery posts are not user accessible, thus using any charger other than the one supplied with the unit will not work.
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good The generator was easy to assemble, taking less than 30 minutes. The first time I attempted to start it, I apparently flooded the engine. After sitting for awhile, it started without problems. During the October snow the generator was put to test, an ran fine for approximately 12 hours. I ran 2 refrigerators several lights, a T.V. and an electric fireplace without passing 25% capacity. Just had the 10 circuit transfer switch installed and tested it and still had room on the generator.
Date published: 2011-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DISAPPOINTED We are very disappointed with the Generac warranty service. Purchased a XG-7000 and with less than 75 hours it would no longer start. The authorized repair facility determined it required a new motor. Unfortunately, as good as the repair facility is, they have to communicate with Generac through a regional distributor; this organization was less than interested in assisting with the ordering and delivery of a new motor, and actually lied to my repair folks twice about the shipping status. Contacting Generac directly was even more frustrating. I recommend steering clear of this company, as they have a huge problem with customer service. You'll remain on hold for an inordinate amount of time, the customer service reps will promise to call back with updated information and then don't, and they tell you it's impossible to speak with their supervisor, since they're out of the office. My generator is now on its eighth week at the repair shop, and a new motor hasn't shipped yet. Two shops in my vicinity used to perform Generac warranty repairs, but no longer due to the incredibly time-consuming paperwork the company puts them through. THINK TWICE BEFORE BUYING A GENERAC. THEY DON'T LIKE TO REPAIR THEIR PRODUCTS.
Date published: 2014-08-05
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