Generac GP6500E 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Cord-6515 - The Home Depot


Model # 6515

Internet # 204330692

GP6500E 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Cord

Generac GP6500E 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Cord

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$949.00 / each


Model # 6515

Internet # 204330692

Get power when and where you need it, no matter where you go. Generac’s rugged, dependable portable generators are designed to deliver power wherever you are. The GP6500E electric start portable generator is an affordable solution for many different applications. This unit is ideal for tailgating, camping, power tool use, and emergency home backup power. This generator offers four 5-20R 120-Volt outlets and one L14-30R Twist-Lock 120/240-Volt outlet with covers for protection from weather, tampering and debris and ships with a 20 ft. generator cord.

  • Generac’s 389cc OHV engine with splash lubrication provides a long engine life
  • Low oil shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage
  • Hour meter tracks maintenance intervals
  • Electric start model for easy operation
  • Large-capacity steel fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times
  • Covered outlets provides added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions
  • Hardened 1-1/4 in. steel tube cradle for added durability and strength
  • Fold-down, locking handle for sturdy portability and compact storage
  • Heavy duty, never-flat wheels for reliable portability
  • Circuit breakers help provide overload protection
  • Plug-in battery charger jack keeps battery charged and ready to go
  • Includes engine oil, 20 ft. generator cord, and quick-start guide
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Assembled Depth (in.)  27.25 in  Assembled Height (in.)  25 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  27 in  Product Height (in.)  25 
Product Length (in.)  27.25  Product Width (in.)  27 
Auto idle control  No  Automatic Voltage Regulation  Yes 
Built-in inverter  No  CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage  6500  Engine Displacement (cc)  389 
Engine Make  OEM Branded  Fuel Gauge  Yes 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  6.77  Fuel type  Gasoline 
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)  .67  Horsepower (hp)  0 hp 
Low oil shutdown  Yes  Muffler  Yes 
Number of circuits/outlets  Operational volume (dB) 
Osha Required GFCI Outlets  Yes  Peak Wattage  8125 
Product Weight (lb.)  186 lb  Returnable  30-Day 
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)  10  Voltage (volts)  120/240 
Wheel Kit Included  Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  EPA Approved  Manufacturer Warranty  2 Year Limited 


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 234 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product I needed to purchase a new electric start generator as my job does not always allow me to be home when a storm hits (shift wok). My wife needs to be able to get the generator started when I'm not home. I looked at a few lesser models but I knew I would be sorry. I decided to purchase this unit from Generac as they are one of the best. Easy to assemble: installed the wheels, attached the battery cables and put the oil in. Started right up. Has a fuel shutoff so you can run the carburetor dry (so it doesn't get plugged up. Low oil shutoff so as not to seize the engine. Great product and I would recommend! December 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GREAT VALUE This was my second experience with Generac portable power. My first was with the GP6500 (without electric start) which operates flawlessly. This model the GP6500E provides ample power to run major appliances---in fact depending your loads and usage---this unit could provide power to the whole house if properly configured. The electric start operated smoothly and consistently, the outlet covers provide valuable protection from dust and debris, set up was extremely easy. Also, the inclusion of the heavy duty 220 cord was very much appreciated and provides additional power options. I would highly recommend this unit and I would buy it again as priced. October 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by All the features plus quality & value We bought this portable generator to use at our rural property in central Texas and put it to work the first week after pick-up from local HD. It has powered a 90-lb. jackhammer, a concrete mixer, and a chop-saw without a hiccup. Studied long before purchase and found a brand that offered features that mattered to me. Electric start (I'm 62), fuel shut-off (I can run the carb dry for storage), battery charger with plug-in port on machine), easy enough to ramp onto a utility trailer. The hour-meter is nice, too. This machine is sturdy and well made. Construction grade comes to mind. Very pleased with purchase. February 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The electric start and wattage were my main concerns. It's everything I wanted in a portable generator. Easy to start, plenty of power and is affordable. Has a nice fold out handle and wheel kit, easy to roll around. A fuel gauge adds to ease of use. The provided extension cords helps load balancing when running 110 volt applications. Noise levels were lower than expected. December 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hooked up a transfer switch and now ready to go. 6500E should be just what i need for those long power outages, hooked up a transfer switch to the house and it ran everything i had on in the house, only thing was when i tested it out when i bought it it started with no problems, but after several day cold spell the battery is dead and had to use the pull rope, hope this battery can hold up to these cold Vermont winters. February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very satisfied With the electric start the generator fired up on the first start. It runs my 140Amp welder and other shop tools. Very happy with the purchase and would recommend it! February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome generator! Just purchased this as a backup for our home. I haven't had to use it yet, but have had it fired up and checked out. I believe it will make a great backup generator if our power goes out. January 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great purchase the generator was delivered in a timely manner and registering by phone was easy. assembly was easy. February 4, 2015
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