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Generac

5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

  • Generac OHV engine delivers a long life of reliable power
  • Low-oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • 6875 starting watts and 5500 running watts.
$ 729 00
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Product Overview

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Generac OHV Engine


Incorporates splash lubrication
 and provides long life of power.

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Low Oil Shutdown Protection


Prevents engine from damage.

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24/7/365 Customer Support

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Large-Capacity Steel Fuel Tank


Incorporated fuel gauge provides 
durability and extended run times.

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2-Year Limited Warranty

  • Generac OHV engine delivers a long life of reliable power
  • Low-oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • 6875 starting watts and 5500 running watts.
Reliable portable power for every use. Power the fun stuff or cover an emergency. Affordable reliability and features not usually found on basic portable models make these a favorite for home emergency use, camping, jobsites or outdoor events. Circuit breaker protected outlets guard against circuit overload. Hour meter tracks usage between maintenance sessions. Fold down handles and never-flat wheels for portability. New, covered circuit breaker protected outlets provide added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions. Compact design provides unparalleled power-to-weight ratio.
  • Circuit breakers provide overload protection
  • Manual and pull start
  • Hour meter to track maintenance requirements
  • Compact design provides unparalleled power-to-weight ratio
  • Low oil shutdown detects low oil levels to prevent engine damage
  • Low-tone mufflers for quieter operation
  • Heavy duty 100-steel tube cradle gives extra strength and durability
  • Fold down handles and never-flat wheels for portability
  • Fuel gauge incorporated for at a glance fuel monitoring
  • FHA approved
  • Outlet covers protect control panel from the elements



Product Overview

  • Generac OHV engine delivers a long life of reliable power
  • Low-oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • 6875 starting watts and 5500 running watts.
Model #: 5939
Sku #: 1000026177
Internet #: 202527679

Reliable portable power for every use. Power the fun stuff or cover an emergency. Affordable reliability and features not usually found on basic portable models make these a favorite for home emergency use, camping, jobsites or outdoor events. Circuit breaker protected outlets guard against circuit overload. Hour meter tracks usage between maintenance sessions. Fold down handles and never-flat wheels for portability. New, covered circuit breaker protected outlets provide added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions. Compact design provides unparalleled power-to-weight ratio.

  • Circuit breakers provide overload protection
  • Manual and pull start
  • Hour meter to track maintenance requirements
  • Compact design provides unparalleled power-to-weight ratio
  • Low oil shutdown detects low oil levels to prevent engine damage
  • Low-tone mufflers for quieter operation
  • Heavy duty 100-steel tube cradle gives extra strength and durability
  • Fold down handles and never-flat wheels for portability
  • Fuel gauge incorporated for at a glance fuel monitoring
  • FHA approved
  • Outlet covers protect control panel from the elements



Info & Guides

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Key Features

Image of Generac generator
Icon for specification

Generac OHV Engine


Incorporates splash lubrication
 and provides long life of power.

Icon for specification

Low Oil Shutdown Protection


Prevents engine from damage.

Icon for specification

24/7/365 Customer Support

Icon for specification

Large-Capacity Steel Fuel Tank


Incorporated fuel gauge provides 
durability and extended run times.

Icon for specification

2-Year Limited Warranty

Image of Generac generator
Icon for specification

Generac OHV Engine


Incorporates splash lubrication
 and provides long life of power.

Icon for specification

Low Oil Shutdown Protection


Prevents engine from damage.

Icon for specification

24/7/365 Customer Support

Icon for specification

Large-Capacity Steel Fuel Tank


Incorporated fuel gauge provides 
durability and extended run times.

Icon for specification

2-Year Limited Warranty

Product Overview
Key Features
Image of Generac generator
Icon for specification

Generac OHV Engine


Incorporates splash lubrication
 and provides long life of power.

Icon for specification

Low Oil Shutdown Protection


Prevents engine from damage.

Icon for specification

24/7/365 Customer Support

Icon for specification

Large-Capacity Steel Fuel Tank


Incorporated fuel gauge provides 
durability and extended run times.

Icon for specification

2-Year Limited Warranty

  • Generac OHV engine delivers a long life of reliable power
  • Low-oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • 6875 starting watts and 5500 running watts.
Reliable portable power for every use. Power the fun stuff or cover an emergency. Affordable reliability and features not usually found on basic portable models make these a favorite for home emergency use, camping, jobsites or outdoor events. Circuit breaker protected outlets guard against circuit overload. Hour meter tracks usage between maintenance sessions. Fold down handles and never-flat wheels for portability. New, covered circuit breaker protected outlets provide added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions. Compact design provides unparalleled power-to-weight ratio.
  • Circuit breakers provide overload protection
  • Manual and pull start
  • Hour meter to track maintenance requirements
  • Compact design provides unparalleled power-to-weight ratio
  • Low oil shutdown detects low oil levels to prevent engine damage
  • Low-tone mufflers for quieter operation
  • Heavy duty 100-steel tube cradle gives extra strength and durability
  • Fold down handles and never-flat wheels for portability
  • Fuel gauge incorporated for at a glance fuel monitoring
  • FHA approved
  • Outlet covers protect control panel from the elements



Product Overview

  • Generac OHV engine delivers a long life of reliable power
  • Low-oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • 6875 starting watts and 5500 running watts.
Model #: 5939
Sku #: 1000026177
Internet #: 202527679

Reliable portable power for every use. Power the fun stuff or cover an emergency. Affordable reliability and features not usually found on basic portable models make these a favorite for home emergency use, camping, jobsites or outdoor events. Circuit breaker protected outlets guard against circuit overload. Hour meter tracks usage between maintenance sessions. Fold down handles and never-flat wheels for portability. New, covered circuit breaker protected outlets provide added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions. Compact design provides unparalleled power-to-weight ratio.

  • Circuit breakers provide overload protection
  • Manual and pull start
  • Hour meter to track maintenance requirements
  • Compact design provides unparalleled power-to-weight ratio
  • Low oil shutdown detects low oil levels to prevent engine damage
  • Low-tone mufflers for quieter operation
  • Heavy duty 100-steel tube cradle gives extra strength and durability
  • Fold down handles and never-flat wheels for portability
  • Fuel gauge incorporated for at a glance fuel monitoring
  • FHA approved
  • Outlet covers protect control panel from the elements



Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

Image of Generac generator
Icon for specification

Generac OHV Engine


Incorporates splash lubrication
 and provides long life of power.

Icon for specification

Low Oil Shutdown Protection


Prevents engine from damage.

Icon for specification

24/7/365 Customer Support

Icon for specification

Large-Capacity Steel Fuel Tank


Incorporated fuel gauge provides 
durability and extended run times.

Icon for specification

2-Year Limited Warranty

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Brand Generac Duromax Generac
Name 5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator 10,000/8,000-Watt Dual Fuel Powered Electric Start Portable Generator XG 10,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator 17,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator
Price
$729.00
$1,034.96
$2,099.00
$2,999.00
Ratings (1007) (215) (129) (169)
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
Features Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Fuel Gauge,Fuel Gauge,Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Dual Fuel,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,OSHA Required GFCI Outlets Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,OSHA Required GFCI Outlets
Running Wattage 5500 8000 10000 17500
CA (CARB) Compliant Not CARB Compliant CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
25.0
Product Length (in.)
28.75
Product Width (in.)
26.75

Details

Application
Recreation
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Orange
Engine Displacement (cc)
389
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Fuel Gauge,Fuel Gauge,Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
7.2
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.44
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Engine Lubricant,Wheel Kit
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
0.0
Outlet Type
120V 20A,120V 30A,240V 30A
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
180lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank or charge)
10
Running Wattage
5500
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
6875
Suggested Uses
Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances,Small Electronics

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
25.0
Product Length (in.)
28.75
Product Width (in.)
26.75

Details

Application
Recreation
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Orange
Engine Displacement (cc)
389
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Fuel Gauge,Fuel Gauge,Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
7.2
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.44
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Engine Lubricant,Wheel Kit
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
0.0
Outlet Type
120V 20A,120V 30A,240V 30A
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
180lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank or charge)
10
Running Wattage
5500
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
6875
Suggested Uses
Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances,Small Electronics

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year

Questions & Answers

what type fuel? oil/mix?

what type fuel? oil/mix?
Asked by: doug
This model does not require a fuel/oil mixture.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2019-02-22

When not in use, which will be most of the time, should I store it with a full tank of gas or empty?

When not in use, which will be most of the time, should I store it with a full tank of gas or empty?
Asked by: Suron
After use, I always turn off the fuel supply then run my generator until it dies. That way, I know the carburetor bowl is empty. I then disconnect the fuel supply and empty the tank back into the gas can. It's painfully slow, but I don't want stale gas in the tank. I know there are fuel stabilizers but they're only good for about 6 months. When I need my generator, I want to be sure that stale gas and/or gum build-up in the carburetor is not going to prevent me from using it in an emergency!
Answered by: Mike
Date published: 2018-11-09

How much does this generator weigh?

How much does this generator weigh?
Asked by: SteveH
The GP5500 weighs 170.9 lbs.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2018-09-24

Does it come with a power cord?

Does it come with a power cord?
Asked by: Me
Yes my 5500 came with a power cord
Answered by: JR70
Date published: 2018-11-05
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Customer Reviews

5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1007.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good unit and my allowed me to keep my house warm and my food stuffs cold! I purchased a portable generator due to a severe wind event on February 24, 2019 in south western Pa. The unit I purchased is not identified on your listings of various series of units. I called your customer service rep and she did a little research. Informed me I should pick the unit that most closely matches my unit. My model is a Honeywell-Generac Model: 0060372 Serial: 8023834A. a 5500 watt unit that has I used it for three days pretty much non-stop and it was totally dependable. I was surprised a little with the fuel consumption rate. I was only serving three devices. A refrigerator, a mid-sized chest freezer and my oil furnace burner with fan. Total running wattage demand 2475 watts excepting any periodic surge demand when a motor might start up. So the load on the unit was unlikely ever at peak output that could cause the fuel consumption ratio that I think I experienced. All in all, still a real good purchase and now I am ready for the next First Energy outage!
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from AVOID! I bought this in 2011. Out of the box it started right up for the Halloween freak storm, however, 20 minutes into running it the gas tank starts leaking through the seems. The tank is a poorly welded steel stamped envelope. It took Generac 3 months to get a new tank out to me. It's now 2012 and a day in advance of Hurricane Sandy, I tried to start it and it won't. Since it will not cycle through the pull, hanging at one spot the small engine guy thinks it's a bad motor - "broken rod" was tossed at me. Under warranty I've been calling Generac only to wait on the message/recording system for 5 minutes to get a busy signal hang up. Three calls, voice mail, and counting. This item is simply not supported - sales guy picks right up though. Try going on to the website and you'll find broken links to "a warranty", no easy access to the manual, or anyone addressing your issues with this awful piece of junk. My advice - if you want to see this thing sitting in your garage, non functional, while the lights are out in a Hurricane - this is for you!
Date published: 2012-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A solid mid-level size generator for emergency use This generator arrived 2 days after Superstorm Sandy hit and left me without power. It took 30 minutes to unwrap it and put it together (attach the wheels, fill it with oil and gas). It fired right up on the first pull. With ease, it runs my refrigerator, a handful of lights, TV, cable box, modem, space heater and an occasional microwave use. It was averaging 12 hours of run time before needing to be refueled for the 96 straight hours of use before our power came back. It appears to be solidly built with high quality materials. Nothing felt flimsy. Changing the oil was a breeze. As others have noted, it is loud. For example, it is far louder than my 2 stage snow blower, and I quickly learned to wear ear protection when I am near it. But that's a small inconvenience compared with it's usefulness.
Date published: 2012-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Feature Opened the box and found everything well protected. As I pulled everything out, I was looking for the op’s manual so as to identify parts. Luckily, everything was there. The assembly instructions are short and to the point - perfect. Added the oil and a little gas for a test run. First pull and it started right up. The one feature I can really appreciate is the “low oil shutdown.” When you go through seven to ten days without power due to hurricane damage, the last thing you need is a burned up generator. Overall I’m satisfied.
Date published: 2019-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RAN FLAWLESSLY 24/7 FOR 10 STRAIGHT DAYS AFTER SANDY EASY TO START. PLENTY OF POWER. HAD REFRIGERATOR, FURNACE, TV W/ CABLE BOX AND MODEM, A FEW LAMPS , TWO SUMP PUMPS AND RAN A LINE TO EACH OF MY NEIGHBORS FOR THEIR SUMP PUMPS. IT RAN 24/7 (EXCEPT TO GAS AND DO 2 OIL CHANGES) FOR 10 STRAIGHT DAYS FOLLOWING HURRICANE SANDY. GOT ABOUT 10 HRS ON A FULL TANK. SUMPS PUMPS FILLED EVERY TEN MINUTES SO I COULDN'T EVEN COOL IT DOWN FOR LONG. THIS GENERATOR SAVED 3 HOMES , BLOCKS FROM THE RARITAN BAY ON THE JERSEY SHORE FROM FLOODING. KEPT US WARM AND MY MILK COLD. I CAN'T GIVE A LONG TERM REVIEW BEING I PICKED IT UP THE DAY OF THE HURRICANE. IT ALL READY PAID FOR ITSELF AS
Date published: 2012-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick setup and powerful During a recent power outage we purchased a GP5500. Assembly was quick and easy; within an hour we had it up and running, powering 2 refrigerators, sump pump, washer and dryer, TV and internet router. The fuel tank is large enough to allow it to run for 15 or so hours between refills. All in all a good experience and very satisfied.
Date published: 2019-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Now have a generator so We’re Staying cool and informed Lights are out already during TS Barry and it’s early in this ordeal. BUT!!... My Genny has picked up the slack...I’m able to run 2 small window units small deep freezer regular refrigerator 4K tv cable and internet etc.... etc. So yeah we’re comfy and entertained
Date published: 2019-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good I unpackaged the unit. Assembled it, with relative ease, in spite of cryptic instructions. Put in oil, gassed up and it cranked perfectly. Easy to pull. Ran long enough to make sure output was working and shut down. Ready for SC hurricane season.
Date published: 2019-05-29
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