Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 48
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kentonmi This is well designed from product to installation instructions.
This unit comes with just about every thing needed for a successful installation. I only needed one 240 volt circuit breakers for my existing service panel, gas valve,gas pipe and fittings. I needed one pipe cut and threaded. Everything was available at Home Depot.
Following the installation guide was easy, it is set up so you can do as much or as little as you want to at a time.
When installation was complete, I went on Genrac's web site to get the activation code. I entered the code into the controller and followed the on screen prompts. Everything works perfectly and I can't wait for the next power outage!
September 25, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bigbl5 Great price, pretty good quality
Overall a great generator. I only have a couple issues. 1) there was a defective limit switch in the transfer switch which destroyed the coil. The authorized service came out quickly, but it took 3 weeks to get the parts. I would think a little better quality testing would have caught this at the factory. 2.) The manual is out of date. The transfer switch configuration is backwards from what is printed in the manual and doesn't have dual coils as shown in the manual. Again, a little quality control should have caught this. Otherwise, the generator itself started up quickly, runs like a champ, and is pretty quiet. I installed it myself, but I am very experienced in electrical and plumbing. Most should probably hire an authorized service agent to hire as the manual is somewhat technical and installation requires quite a bit of electrical and gas piping knowledge.
September 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by edger I CAN'T WAIT TO LOSE POWER
I finally got this generator up and running, now I can't wait to lose power. We generally lose power on average once a month due to squirrels eating lines and blowing transformers. In addition to that, we lose power for an extended amount of time usually 2 times a year because of ice storms or high straight line winds.
The installation was pretty straightforward so I'm told, I had an electrician do it. I also had a plumber do the gas line. Could've probably done the gas myself, but it was worth hiring someone to make sure it was done correctly.
About 70% of the house is covered, the things that I figure must have--refridge, freezer, furnace, microwave, Xbox, etc.
What wasn't apparent to me before now was that I was getting another circuit breaker box, that's what the included transfer switch really is. So it's a bonus, I now have plenty of additional switches and circuits for when I want to add stuff like a hot tub, room additions, etc.
February 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pete home generator
the transferswitch and generator were easy for the electrican to hook up with the prewired transfer switch was already wired in the transfer switch box
December 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vi Great
I don't have it installed yet, but have had one of these before and just loved it.
September 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Nice, but mis-leading
We thought this would be rated at 50 amps, not 35 amps. I should of read that the transfer switch was 50 amps, not the generator
September 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by donnie Generac 8KW auto Standby generator
Easy for contractor to install. Give great piece of mind!
September 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RPM This product is manufactured in America.
We have installed many Generac Standby systems with few problems. The warranty is excellent. These systems have a very long life.
July 14, 2015