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

7,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator

$1,269.00 /each

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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
  • Click on the “more info” tab to download the specifications pdf to view the Wattage requirement guide

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dose this unit have a battery charger to charge the battery

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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.
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Yes.
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Yes, the charger comes in a box with the gen. Note well that the battery can only be charged by plugging the charger into the wall (i.e. when you HAVE power to the house). Unlike an automobile, the battery is not charged when the generator is running. What I do is charge the battery after every gen use for a few hours, before storing the generator. Best to do this when the generator has been shut down.
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Whats the difference between the XG7000E at $1200 and the GP7500 at $1000. Q&A in 7500 said do not use in rain?

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I did a comparison and small diff in amps and such but $200 help us understand why we should go with the 7000
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The "E" in XG7000E is for electric start. This unit has both pull and electric start. (Both have consistently worked flawlessly for me BTW). I suspect that's at least part of the added expense.
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The XG series uses an oil pump to lubricate the motor, much like your car. Also there is an automotive type oil filter.
The GP series uses "splash" lubrication which is less dependable. I do not believe that there is an oil filter on the GP. For the extra $200, I upgraded to the XG series for this reason (durability/dependability of motor). I also believe that the 120V outlets do not have GFCI Read More
The XG series uses an oil pump to lubricate the motor, much like your car. Also there is an automotive type oil filter.
The GP series uses "splash" lubrication which is less dependable. I do not believe that there is an oil filter on the GP. For the extra $200, I upgraded to the XG series for this reason (durability/dependability of motor). I also believe that the 120V outlets do not have GFCI protection on the GP as is present on the XG.
Generac has a good video on its website depicting these differences. Read Less
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The main differences between the GP and the XG series units are the features. The GP series offers affordable reliability. It includes heavy duty-never flat wheels, a steel gas tank, and an ergonomic handle. The XG series is a premium quality option that offers reliable performance. It includes more features than the GP series, like the Powerbar, which shows power usage, start/stop fuel shut off and Read More
The main differences between the GP and the XG series units are the features. The GP series offers affordable reliability. It includes heavy duty-never flat wheels, a steel gas tank, and an ergonomic handle. The XG series is a premium quality option that offers reliable performance. It includes more features than the GP series, like the Powerbar, which shows power usage, start/stop fuel shut off and choke controls conveniently located on the control panel, and an illuminated control panel for easy visibility. Read Less
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how quiet is the engine compared to a lawnmower

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It's louder than a push lawn mower, but not louder than my John Deere lawn tractor at full throttle.
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about the same as a push mower (remember that this is also a 7000W generator), it can be annoying after a long time, but in the event of emergencies, it's great.
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There is no industry standard for testing decibel ratings on portable generators, because there is no standard distance of measurement. Therefore, any results can be misleading or inaccurate. Noise levels for lawnmowers vary, as well, by make and model of lawnmower. The engine on the XG7000 is an open engine and can be loud, but it is comparable to other portable generators on the market today. Also, all Read More
There is no industry standard for testing decibel ratings on portable generators, because there is no standard distance of measurement. Therefore, any results can be misleading or inaccurate. Noise levels for lawnmowers vary, as well, by make and model of lawnmower. The engine on the XG7000 is an open engine and can be loud, but it is comparable to other portable generators on the market today. Also, all Generac portables are equipped with a low-tone muffler. Read Less
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Is it necessary to ground this if it's connected to a home transfer switch?

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February 15, 2013
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.
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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.
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National Electric Code requires that the frame and external electrically conductive parts of this generator be properly connected to an approved earth ground. Local electrical codes may also require proper grounding of the unit. Consult with a local electrician for grounding requirements in your area.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 67 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Extremely dissapointed with Generac's quality control and customer service. First and foremost, Home Depot is fantastic. Second, Generac's quality control is terrible. I received the generator yesterday, opened the box, and put the wheels on. I then noticed a stray nut in the bottom of the box. Upon further inspection, I realized the entire engine/generator assembly had shifted almost two inches from where it was supposed to be mounted to the frame. Turns out the rubber motor mounts that are supposed to be fastened to the frame were completely out of the frame attach points. That's where the nut was supposed to be. I never did find the second nut for the other motor mount. So it seemed obvious that the factory missed that part of the assembly process. This of course was a serious error as the muffler and recoil starter housing was jammed up against the inside of the generator frame. I called Home Depot and they said bring it right back. So there it went! They were great as stated before. They gave me a refund, and I reluctantly reordered another identical generator. I then called Generac directly and spoke with a lady who seemed totally unconcerned with the issue. She also half-heartedly tried to blame the shipper for the damage. Her attitude was that as far as she was concerned, she was satisfied that by telling me she had never heard of one of their generators being shipped that had a defect, her and Generac's involvement was finished. I told her I had photographs of the damage, and she told me I could upload them to their customer service email address IF I WANTED TO. My impression of Generac, due to her attitude, was very underwhelming. I then called Home Depot and cancelled the reorder. I intend to follow up with a letter to Generac corporate to let them know how their business is being run. Attached are pictures of the issue. Again, I can't say enough about Home Depot! April 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This generator is built solid. I am extremely satisfied with this generator. It has more than enough power to keep my home lit, functioning and warm. It comes with excellent features and I was impressed with the extra parts that were provided (spark plug, breather, oil filter and oil). The electric start is the greatest thing since sliced bread! I love it! February 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. February 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 5 years old and still going strong We bought this generator 5 full years ago during a serious power failure thst last 10 days. I have a Direct coney panel box to hook up a generator. I was able to run the entire box plus a portable HVAC unit off this. Yes it is really loud. However, it turns over with the first pull of the chord. I shorted out a fuse which allows the electric start battery to charge one time and haven't figure out how to fix that so I have to hand pull it. That's too hard for my wife most the of the time. Still, if you maintain it, it is a good generator. We only use it a couple of days a year now for things like parties or doing yard work. However, still shocked that it will turn over a year after it's last use with no problems. July 7, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by POORLY ENGINEERED FOR MAINTENANCE 1. MUST REMOVE PANELS AND GAS TANK TO CHANGE BATTERY, ridiculous. 2. MUST REMOVE PANEL TO CHANGE SPARK PLUG. 3. NO FUEL DRAIN FOR STORAGE, MUST SIPHON. GOOD GENERATOR, well made GOOD ENGINE, well made GOOD PRICE VS HONDA October 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by excellent product This is an easy to start push button generator. I only found one drawback. We took it out of the box and saw that there were spark plug, filters and oil but no indication that they were spare parts. We tried to install the spark plug before we realized our mistake. Other than that it is a great product. August 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fast start and solid performance, a great generator. This unit was installed as a partial home back up and has been very solid. I especially like the LED lights pointed at the main work area of this unit, very helpful in an emergency. A great feature! December 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product Bought this generator because of the quality and it fit my needs. Although I haven't been able to run it for a long period yet I am impressed with the unit so far. December 24, 2015
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