Model # 5939

Internet #202527679

Store SKU #1000026177

Generac 5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator
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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
  • Steel fuel tank and hardened steel cradle provide durability
$68900 /each
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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
  • Steel fuel tank and hardened steel cradle provide durability
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
  • Steel fuel tank and hardened steel cradle provide durability
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



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Name 5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator 5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator 8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator
Brand Generac Generac Generac Generac
Ratings (866) (360) (680) (94)
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 Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Osha Required GFCI Outlets Automatic Voltage Regulation,Electric Start,Fuel Gauge,Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler
Running Wattage 5500 6500 5500 8000
CA (CARB) Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant 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

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

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 of oil is recomended

Asked by: digg
I live in the Midwest where our temps vary greatly. If you live in the same climate, just go to the auto parts store and get synthetic 5w30 and you'll be covered.
Answered by: MJP
Date published: 2018-02-28

Can this unit (GP5500) be connected to your in home curcuit breaker panel using a transfwer switch kit ?

want to know if I need a different modle,want to have it run my kitchen area (lights, refridgerator ,t.v.) and basement freezer
Asked by: red321
depends on how big a panel you have
Answered by: taltree
Date published: 2018-02-28

Can I run a 1/2 hp sump pump and a 25 cu foot refrigerator/freezer with this 5500 watt model 5939 Generac portable generator

Asked by: Deb
It should not be a problem. Remember to always check you extension cord and make sure it's in good shape.
Answered by: Toots
Date published: 2015-11-19

will this generator run a heat pump

Asked by: Butch
It runs my heat pump hot water heater and furnace + refridge lights + tv
Answered by: fltinbrian
Date published: 2018-02-28
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Customer Reviews

5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 865.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I've had this unit for a few years now. It ran great the first time we used. The second time, a c... I've had this unit for a few years now. It ran great the first time we used. The second time, a couple of weeks later, not so much. I was working and the wife and neighbors could not get it started. When I got home, took down the carburetor bowl and saw that the float needle was completely corroded. I cleaned it up and it started up right away. Ordered a Honda float needle which was a polymer material and not metal like the Generac one and have not looked back since. A $5 part made a world of difference to us.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Generac 5500 During the Hurricane Maria, we used our GP5500 to run 2 refrigerators a few lights, TV and cable box without any problem. It is an excellent generator and gave us the opportunity to continue our daily work as usual. I recommend it because of the company reputation and services. Easy to install and use.
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good little generator Bought this because we lose power quite frequently around my area and we have a well so it is a little inconvenient when the power goes out. Got this little guy to at least save the food in the fridge until I can hook up a transfer switch and run a few things in the house when it happens again. Product runs like a champ, put some oil and fuel in it and one pull on the cord it started right up. Can't wait to hook it up to the well and see how it works when the pump kicks on. Little nice to have would be an electric start for this model but its not a huge deal breaker for me.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gets the job done I got it because of hurricane Maria emergency. It's good for tha type of situationt. Strong performance. Appealing to the eye. Good construction overall. Pros of product are, big tank, digital display for hours of use monitoring, good appearance and performance, never flat tires, easy to use. Cons are, it's really heavy, very noisy, consumes a lot of gasoline. Overall it's a good product for resolving emergency issues and strong performance. I used to think generac makes their products on the US with US made parts, but I was mistaken, mine was made in China.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Be Hurricane Prepared !!!! I highly recommend this product it was a life saver for us and our neighbors when our electricity went out due Hurricane Irma. We had NO loss of Food were able to run our Microwave, Lights,TV, Computer Games for the kids,charge our phones and let our neighbors run an extension cord so they would have the same comforts for days. When we got our electricity back on we transported it our friends a couple miles from us. It was easy to maneuver with the handle and wheels, it can be picked up and put in the back of a pickup by 2 people ( my 15 years old son and I did it....I am a female) LOVE the features, Low-oil level shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage, counts hours and it is even a nice looking piece of machinery.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could use a rv plug Bought this GP5500 after Irma September 12 2017 hooked it to my camper for a test run for 2.5 hrs ran a/c and camper no probelms ran fuel out of carb and put up. December 7 2017 calling for snow pulled it out turned gas on pulled cord one time slow to get gas through carb then gave it a yank fired right up ran smooth December 9 power went out ran during the day for next three days 25 hours of run time no issue at all ran very smooth running a freezer, fridge some lights, tv, laptops and internet equipment. Every time I cranked it 1 or 2 pulls very easy well pleased with this unit it used about half gallon of gas per hour about the only negative I can say about this generator is it does not also have a RV plug on it other than that a great unit
Date published: 2017-12-11
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 4 out of 5 by from This product is lightweight for the power output and easy to move around. I like the styling which is sleeker than the other "block" snapped models on the market. Just one small, but nice feature. What I liked the most is the lighter weight than other manufacturer's models for the same output which makes moving a portable unit around easier. I would have appreciated a quieter operation since after a hurricane here in Florida when the power is still out, we have to keep most of the windows open except in the room where we have our small AC unit; and the engine noise gets to be bit too much after a while.
Date published: 2018-04-03
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