Generac 8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator - CARB-5846 - The Home Depot
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Model # 5846

Internet # 202851442

8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator - CARB

Generac 8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator - CARB

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$1,479.00 / each


Model # 5846

Internet # 202851442

The premium quality power and reliable performance of Generac’s XG Series comes from Generac’s OHVI engine. Depend on this rugged unit to provide years of reliable power to your event or job site. Premium quality power is just one advantage of this heavy duty generator engineered for high performance using the Generac OHVI engine.

  • 10,000-Watt peak and 8,000-Watt running power designed for extended run times to provide power at jobsites, events and as an emergency backup power source
  • 9 Gal. fuel tank runs the generator continuously for up to 10 hours
  • 410cc OHVI engine runs on gasoline for high performance
  • Four 20-Amp receptacles and 1 L14-30R receptacle
  • Muffler helps ensure quiet operation
  • Fuel gauge shows you when the generator needs refueling
  • Power bar shows how much power is being used and how much is remaining
  • Automatic shut-off when oil levels are low to help prevent engine damage
  • Illuminated control panel includes start/stop, fuel shutoff and choke controls for easy use
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Assembled Depth (in.) 
25.5 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
28 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
31.5 in 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Length (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Auto idle control 
Automatic Voltage Regulation 
Built-in inverter 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
OEM Branded 
Fuel Gauge 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Fuel type 
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour) 
Horsepower (hp) 
0 hp 
Low oil shutdown 
Number of circuits/outlets 
Operational volume (dB) 
Osha Required GFCI Outlets 
Peak Wattage 
Product Weight (lb.) 
250 lb 
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank) 
Voltage (volts) 
Wheel Kit Included 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
CARB Compliant,EPA Approved 
Manufacturer Warranty 


Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works great for storm preparedness. I bought this a few years ago for the hurricanes and storms we see in Virginia. We have a ~1550 square foot home with 2 of us under roof, and this powers everything we need when we are out of power for short or long stints. We do have gas appliances, but primary heat is electric heat pump. It's loud. You will want to place it away from your living/sleeping area. I bought it with the extended warranty, and will need to use it one day. The choke cable keeps pushing the choke back out when running (vibrating), so I have to tape it down with Gorilla tape, but the unit functions fine and I hate the thought of not having it here at the house (while in for repair). The battery stays charged, but I do plug in the charger for a few days every few months. I start it about once every 4 months, and usually keep it full of stabilized fuel, changing/draining fuel completely at least every 18-24 months. It always starts right up; just make sure you use the choke and make sure you use the pull start on test runs as well as the electrics start. Picture of the unit is in the garage, on standby. The box on the wall is the interface to the electrical system of the house. We reconfigured the cable it came with to be male-male, and the chain is for securing the unit for extended outdoor use. Very please with the unit. November 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by XG 8,000E-WATT GASOLINE POWERED PORTABLE GENERATOR The selling feature of this unit, to me, is the OHVI engine, electric start (with manual pull start) and portability. Also the fact that it will power our small farm house with the AC running is a big plus. The only "con" I feel is the solid plastic tires. Like the old style tires, these too will develop "flat" spots. We thought about the huge, permanent Generac whole house generator, which in itself is a good idea. This (the XG 8000 watt) was more cost effective for us, plus if we move or any family member needs this, it is portable. April 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use..,simple instructions Found it easy to assemble..,and followed the simple start up procedures...,love the handles for ease of movement. found all the features easily. Love the fact it has a charging system to keep battery topped off..,and the simple maintainance plan. VvERY impressed with the extra oil/filter and spark plug for the first service,and oil. The electric start AND pull start was a relief,my wife can operate this if i wasn't around. May 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thoroughly pleased with the XG8000E Easy assembly. I appreciated the extra oil filter and oil for the break-in oil change. Unit started right up ran well and powered all of the items I needed to use remotely. The real test will be next month when this unit will power an entire event. I expect it will perform flawlessly. August 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Satisfied Full disclosure - I haven't lost power, yet, since purchasing this generator. That said, I was thrilled to find this generator at Home Depot after searching for several months to find one in stock. It was easy to assemble and started on the first attempt. So, it's ready to go should we need it. December 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by High quality and easy to use. Again easy to use and very high quality. Customer service was excellent. October 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Solid generator, only longevity will tell if it deserves a 5 star Generator seems to be well made and fired right up after adding oil and gas. It came with oil and a spare spark plug, air filter and oil filter (guess this is the maintenance package). I haven't had a chance to see what all it will and will not run in my house. The generator is stout, so it takes at least 2 people to pick it up to put it into the bed of a truck, 3 would be better. April 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bring it on! We had 2 sustained power failures last year (Sandy, plus a blizzard). We had a 2.5 kw generator which would run the fridge and some lights and a tv, but after 2 days, we had no hot water. This (along with a switchover panel) will allow us to keep water hot, plus heat for 2 bedrooms, and some "hotel load". The initial start was *very* hard, but it finally turned over. Plenty of battery power for a start. It fits through a door easily (Do Not Operate Indoors!) for storage, and not too heavy to push to the neighbors' homes. The shipper put the full box on a hand truck and got it to its "storage location". Very easy setup. Very well designed and built. I found myself secretly hoping for another power failure. I will make a point of testing it once a year. ... in the Summer! February 11, 2014
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