Model # 6242

Internet #204006873

Store SO SKU #1000032905

Generac 17,000-Watt Automatic Standby Generator with 100-Amp 16 Circuit Transfer Switch-DISCONTINUED
0696471062427

Discontinued Generac

17,000-Watt Automatic Standby Generator with 100-Amp 16 Circuit Transfer Switch-DISCONTINUED

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Product Overview

Choose the #1 Selling Home Standby Generator Brand. Generac’s 17kW Guardian Series provides the automatic backup power you need to protect your home and family during a power outage. Connected to your existing LP or natural gas fuel supply, it kicks in within seconds of determining power loss automatically and runs for as long as necessary until utility power returns. Control your power. Control your life.
  • System includes: 17 KW generator, 100 amp transfer switch, evolution controller, and composite mounting pad, mobile link and 26r battery purchased separately
  • 24/7 Generac customer care support 365 days a year, power outages do not always occur during normal working hours – that is why we are standing by
  • Generac’s OHVI engine is purpose-built to run dependably for extended periods, delivering power when you need it most
  • Generac’s evolution controller features a dual-line, multilingual LCD display allowing for easy monitoring and management of generator functions, built-in hour meter, and external “at-a-glance” indicator lights
  • Generac promise - engineered and built in the USA supported by a five year limited warranty and 24/7 customer care support 365 days a year
  • Certified for 18 in. installation to the home (3rd party-certified to NPFA standards provided it is located away from doors, windows and fresh air intakes, and unless otherwise directed by local codes)
  • Easy installation with an intelligent pre-wired transfer switch, re-engineered connection points, and composite mounting pad that eliminates the need for a poured concrete base (unless specified by local codes) get it installed 800-557-5221
  • Tool-less fuel conversion allows for easy switching between natural gas and LP fuels in the field
  • Rated for operation in areas with low natural gas pressure, significantly lower than published numbers for competitive standby systems (Generac is the only manufacturer to certify operation on only 3.5 in. of water column)
  • Sturdy galvanneal steel enclosure with rhino coat finish for superior weather protection to withstand 150 mph winds
  • Quiet-test weekly self-test mode runs at a lower rpm, is quieter, and consumes less fuel; sound-dampening enclosures are lined with foam panels for further noise reduction
  • True power technology provides clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics and appliances
  • Mobile link compatible - wireless remote monitoring system, receive status updates using your computer, tablet, or smart phone - giving you peace of mind, even when you’re away (purchased separately)
  • Click on the “More Info” tab to download the specifications PDF to view the refer a friend rebate for the $50 savings

Product Overview

Model #: 6242
Internet #: 204006873

Choose the #1 Selling Home Standby Generator Brand. Generac’s 17kW Guardian Series provides the automatic backup power you need to protect your home and family during a power outage. Connected to your existing LP or natural gas fuel supply, it kicks in within seconds of determining power loss automatically and runs for as long as necessary until utility power returns. Control your power. Control your life.

  • System includes: 17 KW generator, 100 amp transfer switch, evolution controller, and composite mounting pad, mobile link and 26r battery purchased separately
  • 24/7 Generac customer care support 365 days a year, power outages do not always occur during normal working hours – that is why we are standing by
  • Generac’s OHVI engine is purpose-built to run dependably for extended periods, delivering power when you need it most
  • Generac’s evolution controller features a dual-line, multilingual LCD display allowing for easy monitoring and management of generator functions, built-in hour meter, and external “at-a-glance” indicator lights
  • Generac promise - engineered and built in the USA supported by a five year limited warranty and 24/7 customer care support 365 days a year
  • Certified for 18 in. installation to the home (3rd party-certified to NPFA standards provided it is located away from doors, windows and fresh air intakes, and unless otherwise directed by local codes)
  • Easy installation with an intelligent pre-wired transfer switch, re-engineered connection points, and composite mounting pad that eliminates the need for a poured concrete base (unless specified by local codes) get it installed 800-557-5221
  • Tool-less fuel conversion allows for easy switching between natural gas and LP fuels in the field
  • Rated for operation in areas with low natural gas pressure, significantly lower than published numbers for competitive standby systems (Generac is the only manufacturer to certify operation on only 3.5 in. of water column)
  • Sturdy galvanneal steel enclosure with rhino coat finish for superior weather protection to withstand 150 mph winds
  • Quiet-test weekly self-test mode runs at a lower rpm, is quieter, and consumes less fuel; sound-dampening enclosures are lined with foam panels for further noise reduction
  • True power technology provides clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics and appliances
  • Mobile link compatible - wireless remote monitoring system, receive status updates using your computer, tablet, or smart phone - giving you peace of mind, even when you’re away (purchased separately)
  • 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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Ratings (0) (2) (15) (2)
Commercial / Residential Residential Residential Residential Residential
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded Kohler Kohler
Features Built-in Remote Monitoring,Low Oil Shutdown Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection
Running Wattage 14000 17000 14000 20000
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
48
Product Height (in.)
25
Product Length (in.)
48
Product Width (in.)
29

Details

CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Gray
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Engine Displacement (cc)
992
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine manufacturer
OHVI
Features
Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection
Included
Automatic Transfer Switch
Number of circuits/outlets
16
Operational Volume (dB)
66
Product Weight (lb.)
471lb
Remote Monitoring
Sold Separately
Response Time (sec.)
30
Returnable
Non-Returnable
Running Wattage
17000
UL Listing
1-UL Listed

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Limited

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
48
Product Height (in.)
25
Product Length (in.)
48
Product Width (in.)
29

Details

CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Gray
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Engine Displacement (cc)
992
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine manufacturer
OHVI
Features
Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection
Included
Automatic Transfer Switch
Number of circuits/outlets
16
Operational Volume (dB)
66
Product Weight (lb.)
471lb
Remote Monitoring
Sold Separately
Response Time (sec.)
30
Returnable
Non-Returnable
Running Wattage
17000
UL Listing
1-UL Listed

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Limited

Questions & Answers

What is the price of this product and is it still available

Asked by: Sydney
For the pricing and availability of particular Generac brand products, we would recommend contacting your local Home Depot store. If you have any product-related inquiries, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
Answered by: BrandAnswers
Date published: 2015-09-20

can 17kw run 2800 sf and 2 A/C

if noy what size do i need to run 2800 sf and 2 A/C
Asked by: myhouse
The loads required in a house will vary, and are not determined by the square footage of the home, but are determined by the items you deem necessary to run in an outage situation. While Generac’s 17kw Guardian Series automatic standby generator may in fact be able to provide the necessary power to back-up your desired loads, we would recommend working with a certified electrician in your local area, to properly determine the correct generator for your needs. If you have any other product-related inquiries, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
Answered by: BrandAnswers
Date published: 2015-09-20

Natural Gas Requirements for a 17KW standby generator

I may need a new gas meter if I purchase a 17KW standby generator. My gas company needs to know the BTU requirements for the generator only and the minimum inlet pressure required for the generator. can you help?
Asked by: John
Per the unit’s spec sheet, when operating at full load on a natural gas fuel source, Generac’s 17kw Guardian Series automatic standby generator, model number 6242, will require 312,000 btu/hr, and 3.5-7” of water column. For further specifications regarding this unit, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
Answered by: BrandAnswers
Date published: 2015-09-20

Is there a guide to how many watts are needed to supply a certain square footage home?

Asked by: Gordon
The loads required in a house will vary, and are not determined by the square footage of the home, but are determined by the items you deem necessary to run in an outage situation. To properly determine the correct generator for your needs, we recommend working with your local certified electrician, as they will be able to determine the correct size generator to meet your needs.
Answered by: BrandAnswers
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

17,000-Watt Automatic Standby Generator with 100-Amp 16 Circuit Transfer Switch-DISCONTINUED is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Generac 17kw We have had this Generator installed for 6 months in a remote residential installation in BC Canada and it works very well starting within ten seconds of a power failure. It automatically exercises once a week and is very quite when running compared to our previous diesel stand by generator. I like not having to bother about fuel, since it is hooked up to a 500 gallon propane tank. We require standby power, since in event of a forest fire the main power will in some cases be turned off and we would not be able to pump water, also when winter storms come and power failures occur it is very convenient with this Generac 17KW which provides enough power for electrical heat as well.
Date published: 2013-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Electrical Forman We use these generators for emergency backup in our Schools. Thayer very efficient and we can trust them to work when we need them.
Date published: 2013-10-29
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