Model # 5945

Internet #203220821

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 provides durability
$79900 /each
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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 provides durability
Power the fun stuff or cover an emergency. Get power when and where you need it, no matter where you go. Generac's rugged, dependable portable generators are designed to deliver power wherever you are. The GP5500 is the perfect solution for tailgating, camping, power tool use - even emergency backup power.
  • 1 week lead time
  • Low oil shutdown prevents engine damage
  • Low-tone mufflers for quiet operation
  • Fuel gauge incorporated for at a glance fuel monitoring
  • Hour meter to track maintenance intervals
  • Ergonomic fold-down locking handle makes transport and storage easy
  • CARB emissions certification
  • 6,875-Watt peak and 5,500-Watt running power provides power at jobsites, events and in emergency backup situations
  • Click on the more info tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide



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 provides durability
Model #: 5945
Internet #: 203220821

Power the fun stuff or cover an emergency. Get power when and where you need it, no matter where you go. Generac's rugged, dependable portable generators are designed to deliver power wherever you are. The GP5500 is the perfect solution for tailgating, camping, power tool use - even emergency backup power.

  • 1 week lead time
  • Low oil shutdown prevents engine damage
  • Low-tone mufflers for quiet operation
  • Fuel gauge incorporated for at a glance fuel monitoring
  • Hour meter to track maintenance intervals
  • Ergonomic fold-down locking handle makes transport and storage easy
  • CARB emissions certification
  • 6,875-Watt peak and 5,500-Watt running power provides power at jobsites, events and in emergency backup situations
  • Click on the more info tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide



Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
26.8
Product Height (in.)
25
Product Length (in.)
28.8
Product Width (in.)
26.8

Details

Application
Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation
Built-in inverter
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Orange
Engine Displacement (cc)
389
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
7.2
Fuel type
Gasoline
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.44
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Wheel Kit
Muffler
Yes
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
0
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Yes
Output
120V 20A,240V 30A
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
183lb
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
Battery Charger,Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant,EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
26.8
Product Height (in.)
25
Product Length (in.)
28.8
Product Width (in.)
26.8

Details

Application
Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation
Built-in inverter
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Orange
Engine Displacement (cc)
389
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
7.2
Fuel type
Gasoline
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.44
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Wheel Kit
Muffler
Yes
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
0
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Yes
Output
120V 20A,240V 30A
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
183lb
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
Battery Charger,Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant,EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Questions & Answers

I am running 120 volts 50/60 hz single phase will this generator be able to handle that? I will b...

I am running 120 volts 50/60 hz single phase will this generator be able to handle that? I will be running two heaters that require this power.
Asked by: Kcribbett
Generac's GP5500 portable generator, model number 5945, provides power at 60 Hz. We would recommend ensuring your required loads do not exceed the unit's AC rated output of 5500 watts and VAC amperage rating of 45.8 amps at 120 volts and 22.9 amps at 240 volts. To ensure you are able to acquire the ideal product(s) for your portable power needs, we would recommend working with a certified electrician in your local area. For help locating a certified electrician near you, call us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
Answered by: BrandAnswers
Date published: 2017-07-04

Is there an original cover available for purchase?

Is there an original cover available for purchase?
Asked by: willie
Hi willie, unfortunately the is not a cover on the website made specific to the item in question. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2017-01-12

What is the warranty on this , if any,

What is the warranty on this , if any,
Asked by: Attitudeman
While the product's complete warranty statement can be located on our website, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) if you would prefer a tangible copy.
Answered by: BrandAnswers
Date published: 2017-01-07

could this generator can run 240 volts appliances at 30 amperes its because im going to buy thes...

could this generator can run 240 volts appliances at 30 amperes its because im going to buy these model and bring to the philippines please explain to me, if could it be.
Asked by: steff
Generac's GP5500 portable generator, model number 5945 features an AC rated output of 6500 running watts. We would recommend ensuring any loads you connect to the unit not exceed the output ratings of the 120/240V 30A L14-30R twist lock outlet or the 25-amp 2-pole circuit breaker that protects that particular outlet.
Answered by: BrandAnswers
Date published: 2016-12-29
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Customer Reviews

5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 634.
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 Great experience with my first generator. My first generator, procrastinated for years an never got around to purchasing until hurricane Maria, my son convinced me to buy Generac, he has one in another state, read numerous reviews online, found it to be simplistic an everything it says it will do. My family was spared the inconvenience of doing without electricity for four days. I saved hundreds of dollars of food in my freezer an refrigerator. I wished I had purchased one years ago. I live on Wilmington Island Ga.. My neighbors who did not have a gererator are asking numerous questions which are answered in the manual an online on the website. I whole heartily endorse this product.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ez to use We were fortunate enough to have a friend let us borrow this generator during hurricane Irma. We lost power on Monday at 1 AM and at 4 PM we started the generator and were able to save our food in our fridge and deep freezer. It is Friday afternoon and we still have no power but this generator allowed us to run two fans,a lamo, charge our cell phones and my daughters electronic games,microwave and alternating with toaster oven as to not overload system. I was able to stop and start and fill generator up with gas while my husband was away at work We will definitely purchase this generator for future hurricane power outages as it is a lifesaver!!!
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value, would buy again Great product. Would buy again if I needed to. Purchased for Hurricane Irma. Easy assembly overall and started on first pull. Only criticisms are (1) did not come w/ any kind of cord, which was rough considering the buying frenzy before the hurricane, and (2) one of the nuts that holds the handle to move the generator from point A to point B became loose and actually fell off in the grass. I believe it became loose from the vibration of the generator for the day or two that it was running while power was out. Fortunately, we found the nut that fell into the grass; otherwise, I'd be more upset about the product. Overall, great product. We will see how it holds up over time.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great generator, pull start issue This has been a good generator for several years now. This moring however the recoil start (mostly plastic) broke, turning my generator into a 700 dollar hunk of metal. I was able to remove the pull start, and ultimately use a rope to start it, meanwhile my wife got the kids ready for school as i fought with the recoil. When I called Customer service they were incredibly helpful and they are shipping me a new recoil. I would buy this again, but i think the recoil should be upgraded from the factory, its rather frustrating having a 700 dollar generator rendered useless by a 10 dollar plastic part!!!!
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent generator I've had this generator for over a year. I bought it when we lost power for a week during Hurricane Hermine. I it ran flawlessly for that week. Now we've been without power for 3 days and counting following Hurricane Irma. Always starts on the first pull, and has plenty of power. I back feed my panel, and by being selective of what breakers are on, I can run everything in my home short of the HVAC. This morning I was able to run our electric water heater that has 4500 watt elements, 5 fans a few lights, the TV wifi and surround sound system simultaneously. Once the water was hot, switch that breaker off and turn refrigerator and freezer back on. Burns about a half gallon an hour in gas. We'll worth the money!
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Easy to use, very fuel efficient! Bought my GP5500 when hurricane was headed for GA. Power ended up being out for two days. Used the GP5500 to run refrigerators, freezer, lights and keep everything charged. It was more than enough power for our needs and I could have run much more and would have had we had cable. I was impressed with the easy in starting and it was much better on fuel than what the operators manual stated. Pickling the unit for storage was relatively simple. I am impressed with the Generac brand and would buy another Generac product if the situation arises.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hurricane Backup It was our first Hurricane in FL. Irma. I was able to buy this 2 days before the storm. We have been without power in the St.Pete since Sunday 11:18pm. After Irma passed I have used the generator for 46 hours. I changed the oil just after the 30 hour mark. So far this has been a stout gen. I have no use to utilize close to full load. Fridge, TV, Soundbar, 2 fans, and a strip for phone charging. I have not run it empty, but I estimate that I average 1 Gallon per 2.5 hours run time. Generac is a very well rated company. You just Can't go wrong.
Date published: 2017-09-14
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