Generac 17,000-Watt Automatic Standby Generator with 100-Amp Transfer Switch-5873 at The Home Depot
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Model # 5873

17,000-Watt Automatic Standby Generator with 100-Amp Transfer Switch

Generac 17,000-Watt Automatic Standby Generator with 100-Amp Transfer Switch

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Model # 5873

This Generac Guardian Series 17,000-Watt Home Standby Generator features a 992 cc OHVI engine and compatibility with liquid propane and natural gas fuel sources. Easily monitor and manage this generator's functions with a dual-line, tri-lingual LCD display for runtime and maintenance scheduling. External LED status indicator lights allow for quick checks of your system's status. Generator, 100A Pre-wired Transfer Switch and Load Center to Back Up 16 Circuits.

  • 992 cc OHVI engine requires fewer scheduled maintenance checkups
  • Includes a 100 Amp pre-wired EZ switch with 16 circuits, wiring kit, external GFCI outlet and flexible fuel line
  • Neighborhood-friendly QuietTest mode self tests quietly
  • Dual-line, tri-lingual LCD display provides easy monitoring and management of generator functions, including runtime and maintenance intervals
  • External LED status indicator lights for quick check of system status
  • TruePower technology offers clean, smooth operation of HVAC, sensitive electronics and appliances with less than 5% total harmonic distortion
  • External breaker connection to allow fire marshal access
  • Included composite mounting pad eliminates the need to pour a concrete base
  • Sturdy steel enclosure with RhinoCoat paint finish provides durable weather protection and can withstand winds up to 150 mph
  • An external GFCI outlet provides greater usability during a power outage
  • Battery must be purchased separately: Group 26R, 12 Volts and 525 CCA minimum
  • 17,000-watt running power with liquid propane fuel and 16,000-watt running power with natural gas
  • Click on the “More Info” tab to download the specifications pdf to view the refer a friend rebate for the $50 savings

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Assembled Depth (in.)  25.3 in  Assembled Height (in.)  28.8 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  47.9 in  CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant 
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed,CSA Listed  Color Family  Gray 
Commercial / Residential  Residential  Continuous Wattage  17000 
ENERGY STAR Certified  No  Engine Displacement (cc)  992 
Engine Make  OEM Branded  Engine manufacturer  Generac 
Height (in.)  28.8  Hour Meter  Yes 
Low oil shutdown  Yes  Manufacturer Warranty  3 years limited 
Operational volume (dB)  66.0  Product Height (in.)  28.8 
Product Length (in.)  47.9  Product Weight (lb.)  455 lb 
Product Width (in.)  25.3  Remote Monitoring  Sold Separately 
Response time (sec.)  20  Returnable  Non-Returnable 
Width  25.30 



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