Generac 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator-5940 at The Home Depot
Discontinued

Generac

Model # 5940

Internet # 202538952

6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator


Generac 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator
 

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$799.00 / each

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Model # 5940

Internet # 202538952

This Generac GP6500 8,000-Watt Gasoline-Powered Portable Generator is ideal for use as a backup power source during home emergencies, camping excursions, jobsite tasks and outdoor events. This generator offers four 5-20R 120-Volt outlets and 1 L14-30R Twist-Lock 120/240-Volt outlet with covers for protection from tampering and debris.

  • 8,000-Watt peak and 6,500-Watt running power provides reliable power for home emergency use, camping, jobsites and outdoor events
  • 7.2 gal. fuel tank runs the generator continuously for up to 10 hours on 50% load
  • 389 cc engine runs on gasoline
  • Four 5-20R 120-Volt outlets and 1 L14-30R Twist-Lock 120/240-Volt outlet
  • Outlet covers offer protection from the elements
  • Circuit breakers help provide overload protection
  • Muffler helps ensure quiet operation
  • Hour meter tracks maintenance requirements
  • Automatic shutoff when oil levels are low to help prevent engine damage
  • Wheels and handles help provide easy portability
  • Includes engine oil and quick-start guide
  • Click on the More Infoâtab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide
  • Does not come with power cord
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SPECIFICATIONS

Assembled Depth (in.)  28.75 in  Assembled Height (in.)  25 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  26.75 in  Auto idle control  No 
Automatic Voltage Regulation  Yes  Built-in inverter  No 
CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant  Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed 
Continuous Wattage  6500  Engine Displacement (cc)  389 
Engine Make  OEM Branded  Fuel Gauge  Yes 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  7.2  Fuel type  Gasoline 
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)  Horsepower (hp)  0 hp 
Low oil shutdown  Yes  Manufacturer Warranty  2-year 
Muffler  Yes  Number of circuits/outlets 
Operational volume (dB)  0.0  Osha Required GFCI Outlets  Yes 
Peak Wattage  8000  Product Height (in.)  25.0 
Product Length (in.)  28.75  Product Weight (lb.)  184 lb 
Product Width (in.)  26.75  Returnable  30-Day 
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)  10  Voltage (volts)  120/240 

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 245 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Generator This is the first Generator I have bought and so far I am happy with the purchase! It was very easy to put together. It only took about 15 minutes from unpackaging to startup. It is a little loud, but not over bearing. I shut the power off to the house and started it up on the first pull! It ran great and most importantly it ran the jet pump, furnace, refridgerator, living room lights and TV, kitchen lights and bedroom lights and TV! Everything I needed to run! I used 2 15W energy saving bulbs in each room. One thing they should include is a funnel for the oil. Over all it is a great product! January 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Solid and well built Very well built. Was just what I expected. Ran for 3 hours so far and didn't skip a beat. Started right up on the first pull. This generator is 3 times more powerful than my old generator of 35 years. Could not run the whole house on old generator during power outages. This generator will surely get us through with more comfort. Surprised at how quite it is. Not as noisy as my old generator. Large fuel tank will mean longer run time between fill ups, compared to my old generator. I Can't wait till the next power outage to give the generator a really good test. It is a little heavy but not bad to move around since it does have a handle and wheels. March 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by So Far, So Good! I got this generator 4 weeks ago and got my transfer switch wired up just in time for Hurricane Sandy. I lost power for 24 hours and ran the Generac for 10. The 6500 was more than enough to run my fridge, gas water heater, gas furnace, lights and outlets in select rooms with plenty of juice to spare. As a courtesy I powered 2 of my neighbors refrigerators as well. I was also happy with the noise level. I was expecting it to be much louder. I ran the generator in the shed with the doors open and fans running to keep airflowing. October 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Good So Far I bought the Generac GP6500E because of an extended power outage last Christmas. We recently had a Fall snow storm and were out of power for 4 days. The generator performed very well during the outage. Started on 1st or second pull every time. Provided all the power I needed to run the well, furnace, lights, TV, satellite dish, Fridge and freezer. It would run longer than the 10 hours the specs say at half load. Only issue is that it is a little bulky to move around if you are not on pavement. It is a good sized machine so it sinks in a bit on grass, especially if it is wet. The wheels are good sized and the frame is sturdy but it is heavy enough to make it a little difficult on grass, sand. The wheels also pack up with snow and stop rolling so you need to keep the path clear to the ground or clear the wheels frequently. Other than that it has been a good machine. November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Needed an electric start generator Happily found a Generac generator located in Vermont. It was shipped to us and delivered within the week. Has all the features we need - but most importantly, the electric start. October 22, 2014
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SHIPPING AND DELIVERY OPTIONS

Curbside Truck Shipping (By Appointment) includes delivery to receiving area/dock for businesses or curbside for residential orders. The carrier will contact you to make a delivery appointment with a 4 hour window once the items have arrived at the local hub in your area. Delivery appointments are required.


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