Smarter Tools GP-6500 5,500-Watt Continuous Gasoline Powered Portable Generator-STGP-6500 - The Home Depot

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Model # STGP-6500

Internet # 203425016

GP-6500 5,500-Watt Continuous Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

Smarter Tools GP-6500 5,500-Watt Continuous Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

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Model # STGP-6500

Internet # 203425016

Don't be without power. The Smarter Tools 6,500-Watt Gasoline Generator is a hardworking, dependable generator that adds comfort and possibility to any situation. This generator offers four 120-Volt 20A outlets, a 120/240-Volt 30A Twist-lock AC outlet (NEMA# L14-30R), a 120V 30A Twist-lock AC outlet (NEMA # L5-30R), and one 12-Volt 8A DC outlet for convenient connectivity. The powerful 11-HP 4-stroke/air cooled OHV engine runs smoothly and quietly on unleaded gasoline while providing dependable power when you need it the most. Use it for emergencies, job sites and off the grid locations where you need electricity. EPA and CARB approved.

  • 6500 starting Watts, 5500 continuous Watts, easily run your refrigerator, well pump, microwave, heater blower and lights
  • 11 hours at 50% load on 6.2-gal. of gasoline-spend less time refueling
  • 338 4-stroke air cooled OHV motor, plenty of strength to produce the power you need
  • 4 120-Volt 20A outlets, a 120/240-Volt (NEMA L14-30R) 30A twist-lock outlet, a 120-Volt 30A twist-lock outlet (NEMA L5-30R), and (1) 12-Volt 8A DC-multiple options for providing power
  • Overload protection-protects the generator and your appliances
  • 72 dB noise level quiet operation
  • Low oil shutdown-prolongs the life of the generator
  • Volt meter-assuring correct voltage for your appliances
  • Hour meter-keeps track of runtime for scheduled maintenance
  • Fuel gauge-easily know when you need to add fuel
  • No-flat wheels and handle kit-easy portability
  • EPA and CARB approved
  • Click on the “more info” tab to download the specifications PDF to view the wattage requirement guide
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Assembled Depth (in.)  28 in  Assembled Height (in.)  25 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  22.5 in  Product Height (in.)  22 
Product Length (in.)  28  Product Width (in.)  20 
Auto idle control  No  Automatic Voltage Regulation  Yes 
Built-in inverter  No  CA (CARB) Compliant  CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage  5500  Engine Displacement (cc)  338 
Engine Make  OEM Branded  Engine manufacturer  Smarter Tools 
Fuel Gauge  Yes  Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  6.2 
Fuel type  Gasoline  Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)  1.48 
Horsepower (hp)  11 hp  Low oil shutdown  Yes 
Muffler  Yes  Number of circuits/outlets 
Operational volume (dB)  72  Osha Required GFCI Outlets  No 
Peak Wattage  6500  Product Weight (lb.)  167 lb 
Returnable  30-Day  Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)  11 
Voltage (volts)  120  Wheel Kit Included  Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  No Certifications or Listings  Manufacturer Warranty  2 Year Limited Warranty 


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 61 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Easy set up instructions, started right up. Great! Easy to put together. Just a couple parts, handles tires, etc. and it started right up! Runs nice and smooth--no "hunting" when under light loads. I spent a little bit of time looking at the engine size (cc), run time, peak load, features (like a case iron sleeve), and price. I emailed the smarter tools folks with a question prior to purchasing and was delighted to get a real person and prompt response. I then settled on the Smarter Tools unit. I only gave it 4 stars because Ive only had it for 3 months. November 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by I just used it for the first time. Worked great Worked great except it took 4 pulls to start. That may because I turned off the gas to shut it down a couple of months ago when I first got it and tested it. I had a smaller generator before and had to turn off the lights to run my wells. Now when the 3500 watt wells kicked in there were no hiccups. Also I was able to use my Advantium microwave. I turned off the well breaker first, to be safe, then turned on the microwave. The lights dimmed but it worked. It is nice to be able to have lights, TV, flush the toilet, and cook. Now I am only missing the 4500 watt hot water heater for long outages. November 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Helped us battle Sandy We were already out of power for 36 hours when I found out that the Downingtown Home Dept had received a shipment of 170 of these (no one else in a 50 mile radius had any generators). Got it home, took it out of the box, added the wheels, added oil, and then gas...and to my surprise it started on the first pull! My luck is always bad, so I figured it wouldn't work at all. I was able to run 2 fridges, 1 stand up freezer, a hot water tank, a 47 inch widescreen TV, DVD player, and a number of lights without any problems what-so ever. I have recommended this to friends and neighbors. November 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Portable Generator This is my first generator that I have used or bought! I did alot of research before I made my purchase, I looked at a lot of different brands of generators and sizes. I was going to get a Generac, but the reviews that I read had a lot of negatives regarding the portable generators. So, my parents have a Powermate brand generator and it works really well, but I felt it was made a little cheap, but it works for what they needed for and I have a 4100 sqft home, so I know I had to get something that was going to accomadate my home. The reason that I did decide to purchase a portable generator is I have two small kids at home and wanted to make sure that they have heat and water and lights. I bought the Smarter Tools GP6500 generator after reading great reviews by other customers, and it was very inexpensive, but has high qaulity add-ons, that you find on your higher priced models! This is a well built machine and what I find amazing is that it starts on the first pull and is very quite about 72dba! I have not used it in a blackout situation yet, but I feel very comfortable that it will do the job without a hitch! I had a manual transfer switch install in my home and have hooked the generator up to it for a test and it runs my furnace blower, hot water hearter, sump pump, well pump, refrig, Family room and lights, cable, 50 inch flat screen, 42 inch flat screen, master bed and bath and walk in closet, both kids rooms and bathroom, bonus room, without a hitch.. and it also powers a 8000 watt portable A/C unit as well. I also ordered from Home Depot a 100ft power cord for my generator and the generator sits about 75 feet from my home and purchased a gentent, so that I don't have to worry about the outlets getting wet or the generator getting damaged. So, again very quite generator with lots of power! I defintely recommend this generator to others looking for a great buy, as well as a generator with awesom power and a well built american generator! So, go and pick one up! shipping is free and they get it to you fast and they delivered it right to my garage! Easy set up and they provide you with the oil! Put on the tires and handles 10 minutes add the oil and gas and it fires up on the first pull! Awesome Generator!! Go and pick this up today, I totally recommend this to everyone who is looking for a backup home generator! July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by More than satisfied Started on second pull...Easy set up...Not as loud as other generators. December 25, 2013
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