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

Internet # 202214405

Store SKU # 1000029615

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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$3,769.00 / each
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Model # 5873

Internet # 202214405

Store SKU # 1000029615

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 


Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 149 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by The unit has come to our rescue many times When there have been power outages in our neihborhood, either caused by weather or by power company work, the unit has been very dependable. But twice since last October, the battery charger has failed to maintain the battery. This has caused some concern since it points toward a generic issue that needs to be solved to insure the continued dependability I have expected. The unit is currently waiting service for this problem. August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Product Excellence! This product was a hit from day one. It was easy to install and extremely easy to program. Hooking it up to the house gas, with a port for Propane as redundancy worked well. April 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sometimes it is all what it's cracked up to be! Purchased my Generac Guardian 17KW with the 100 amp 16 circuit transfer switch. Upon arrival of the unit I was first struck by the quality of the parts and by the overall good looks of the generator. I knew it would be an ambitious DIY project going into it but I must say that any questions I had related to installation or startup were handled very professionally by the support team at Generac. I am more than pleased with the output as it runs my whole house including a central air unit. The peace of mind that comes along with owning this is a beautiful thing! Understand that if you're looking to do this on your own, it does require some electrical and plumbing skills. Either way you install it, you need this! July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by comact in size and is what I chase to keep my electric running at the worst times Just recently installed one at my home and I alm firmiliar with the Genereacts. Had a 11KW installed at my home in Maine and a 17KW at the Jersey Home. It saved my electric during the outages in Maine and I am sure that it will do the same here. August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is exactly what I wanted. I am very pleased with the Generac Guardian 11kw generator that I purchase from Boyland Electric, Laytonsville, MD. The installation and set up went very smoothly. Justin was the employee that set up the installation and was very helpful in identifying which circuits that I needed. From the very beginning, I found this company, represented by Dan Turner, to exercise a genuine care and concern and provided just what I needed. The product is simple to understand and has a nice appearance. I felt no sales pressure as the product speaks for itself. Wish I had done 30 years ago. June 26, 2014
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