Model # 5846

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

Discontinued Generac

8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator - CARB

  • Generac OHVI industrial grade engine; full pressure lubrication
  • Illuminated power dial shows how much power is being used
  • Low oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
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Product Overview

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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Name 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator 8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator - CARB 6500-Watt Gasoline Generator with GFCI Duplex Outlet Protection and GX390 OHV Commercial Engine 12,000/15,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator
Brand Generac Generac Honda Champion Power Equipment
Ratings (217) (184) (4) (5)
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded Honda 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 Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection Electric Start,GFCI Outlet(s),Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit
Continuous Wattage 6500 8000 5500 12000
CA (CARB) Compliant CARB Compliant CARB Compliant CARB Compliant CARB Compliant
Fuel type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
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Customer Questions & Answers

Since this unit is for outdoor use only can it be operated outdoors when it is raining or snowing ?

Asked by: DickyBird
No! Not for direct rain or snow.
Answered by: RLee
Date published: 2016-07-27

Is the Generac carb compliant model # 5846 8000-watt gas generator quieter than non carb compliant model 5747 model?

Asked by: Danny
They should be very similar in the 70 dB range
Answered by: Leonardo
Date published: 2016-02-11

Does the Generac XG8000E come with an alternator

Does the XG8000E come with a cord and alternator?
Asked by: shorts
No not that I am aware of.
Answered by: Leonardo
Date published: 2016-08-18

Does Model # 5747 OR # 5846 come with a 30 AMP outlet??

What are the major differences between these two models?? The pictures look very similar. Do both models have a 30 amp outlet?? Will either of these units run a 1/6 hp, 2.5 ton central air unit, along with a: fridge, freezer, 39" flat screen and 2 lights all at once??
Asked by: Trent
The # 5846 certainly dose and I believe the # 5847 as well.Check the wattage requirements on the items you listed usually on the item or in the instruction booklets. My guess would be they are under 8000 watts. I think these generators are the same except for emission controls and thus # 5846 can be sold in Ca.
Answered by: Leonardo
Date published: 2016-02-11
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Customer Reviews

8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator - CARB is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 184.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! Found this generator through a online vendor and got it for a great price. Compared it to other brands in the same price range and found that for the money it was the best product for my needs. It "just" appears to be better made than most of the others, best part is that its made in America! I have communicated on several occasions with the company and I feel that they want my business.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great well built portable One of main reasons I purchased it is made in the USA. This is a sturdy and very well built portable unit. Electric start and a manual pull start. Tried both and it started first time. Oil fill In easy location. Very pleased highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the push start to start up Really good unit ues it every time I lose power in my house would bye a whole house generac system
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding generator! Purchased back in Feb 2011 and have not had a reason to use it until today, smack in the middle of Hurricane Irene. Going in to the weekend, I made sure the batttery was charged up. It kicked-over with no problem, plugged it in, threw the xfer switches, and it got me through a 7-hour power outage, in the middle of pouring rain and 40+ mph winds, with all the comforts of home ..TV, fridge, internet, grinder pump, and most importantly, my instant coffee machine! Even under full load, it barely went above 2 bars on the power meter. Highly recommended!!
Date published: 2011-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ready for El Nino Generac XG 8000 E heavy duty 8000 Watts of running energy. Started with flick of the switch features include electric start, gas gauge, on off switch, fuel control, choke, low oil shut off, relatively quite and portable. Controls situated on easy to see LED lit control panel. I customized a Suncast storage shed with a gable 16 in fan, multiple air vents, exhaust system all available at Home Depot. A high temperature shut off also added makes for a quite and good looking home for the generator.The generator is connected with a 30 amp line to a 10 circuit Reliance transfer switch also available at Home Depot and then to the main panel providing enough power for the house. A two year warranty included . I shopped and reviewed multiple options this was the best.
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great generator Easy to assemble and add oil, gas. Rready to use in no time.
Date published: 2016-07-26
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