Model # 5940

Internet #202538952

Generac 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator
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Generac

6,500-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
This Generac GP6500 8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is ideal for use as a backup power source during home emergencies, camping excursions, jobsite tasks and outdoor events. This generator offers four 5-20R 120-Volt outlets and 1 L14-30R Twist-Lock 120/240-Volt outlet with covers for protection from tampering and debris.
  • 8,000-Watt peak and 6,500-Watt running power provides reliable power for home emergency use, camping, jobsites and outdoor events
  • 7.2 Gal. fuel tank runs the generator continuously for up to 10 hours on 50% load
  • 389cc engine runs on gasoline
  • Four 5-20R 120-Volt outlets and 1 L14-30R twist-lock 120/240-Volt outlet
  • Outlet covers offer protection from the elements
  • Circuit breakers help provide overload protection
  • Muffler helps ensure quiet operation
  • Hour meter tracks maintenance requirements
  • Automatic shut-off when oil levels are low to help prevent engine damage
  • Wheels and handles help provide easy portability
  • Includes engine oil and quick-start guide
  • Click on the more info tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide
  • Does not come with power cord



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 #: 5940
Internet #: 202538952

This Generac GP6500 8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is ideal for use as a backup power source during home emergencies, camping excursions, jobsite tasks and outdoor events. This generator offers four 5-20R 120-Volt outlets and 1 L14-30R Twist-Lock 120/240-Volt outlet with covers for protection from tampering and debris.

  • 8,000-Watt peak and 6,500-Watt running power provides reliable power for home emergency use, camping, jobsites and outdoor events
  • 7.2 Gal. fuel tank runs the generator continuously for up to 10 hours on 50% load
  • 389cc engine runs on gasoline
  • Four 5-20R 120-Volt outlets and 1 L14-30R twist-lock 120/240-Volt outlet
  • Outlet covers offer protection from the elements
  • Circuit breakers help provide overload protection
  • Muffler helps ensure quiet operation
  • Hour meter tracks maintenance requirements
  • Automatic shut-off when oil levels are low to help prevent engine damage
  • Wheels and handles help provide easy portability
  • Includes engine oil and quick-start guide
  • Click on the more info tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide
  • Does not come with power cord



Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Amperage (amps)
54.2
Application
Job Site,Recreation
Built-in inverter
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Orange
Engine Displacement (cc)
389
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
7.2
Fuel type
Gasoline
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Engine Lubricant,Wheel Kit
Muffler
Yes
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
0.0
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Yes
Output
120V 20A,120V 30A,240V 30A
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
184lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank or charge)
10
Running Wattage
6500
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
8000
Suggested Uses
Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances,Small Electronics,Sump Pump
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year

Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Amperage (amps)
54.2
Application
Job Site,Recreation
Built-in inverter
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Orange
Engine Displacement (cc)
389
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
7.2
Fuel type
Gasoline
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Engine Lubricant,Wheel Kit
Muffler
Yes
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
0.0
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Yes
Output
120V 20A,120V 30A,240V 30A
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
184lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank or charge)
10
Running Wattage
6500
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
8000
Suggested Uses
Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances,Small Electronics,Sump Pump
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year

Questions & Answers

Is this electric start?

Asked by: Pat
No, the GP6500 is not electric start, it is a recoil pull start but pulls moderately easy.
Answered by: seagrappler
Date published: 2017-05-10

Can I run a 220 electric stayer on this generator

Asked by: JOJO
This can power a 240V appliance up to 6500 watts
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-10-02

How long will the generator run on one tank of gas

Asked by: Lawyer
We run them at anywhere from 20-80% load for about 4-5 hours.
Answered by: Joey
Date published: 2017-09-15

Can it provide enough power to run a 240V 190 amp MIG welder?

Can it provide enough power to run a 240V 190 amp MIG welder?
Asked by: Tech257
Oh yes. We have 2 miller MIG welders and we use them on these generators all the time. We have had a breaker pop once or twice but only burning super hot.
Answered by: Joey
Date published: 2017-09-15
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Customer Reviews

6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 339.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Purchased the gp6500e in case of power outages from hurricane Irma. Works exactly how you would expect. Instructions could be better but common sense goes a long way. The single quart of oil brings the unit just past the low mark on level ground, good thing I had backup oil on hand. Battery came with enough charge to start it right out of the box. Has been running constantly with no hiccups. 9/10 Would buy again!
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product has great features i highly recommend everybody having a generac generator as an emergency backup after going through hurricane irma and having no power for 8 days and we lost all of our perishable food in deep freeze and refrigerator because we did not get generator until after the storm but so glad i ordered it because of the unbearable heat in florida and we were able to run window ac's and well to take showers very satisfied.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We are a construction business in Colorado and put these bad boys to the test (yes we have more t... We are a construction business in Colorado and put these bad boys to the test (yes we have more than one), they take a pounding and just keep going. Our guys are not very nice to these machines so yes we have had light stuff break- pull cords and a few wheels (plus they are just roughed up in general) but they fire up and run like "beasts" every time. We weld, core drill, saw and vacuum all at the same time off these things and they don't miss a beat. If a machine can last through our company's "stress test" like these Generacs its a good one, so this is the machine our company is sticking with for sure.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Instructions for assembly were not clear We just got our GP6500 put together today, and found the directions for assembly difficult to interpret. There was a card that showed the parts and pictograms of how to assemble, but they were not clear enough. The manual was. It much help either. We managed to figure it out, having put together many other types of products, but I think that it might be a challenge for others. We haven't even used the product yet, as we have not lost power since purchasing, but wanted to tell the company that their assembly instructions were terrible!
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Met all my initial expectations. Easy setup and easy startup. It's kinda scary purchasing something you hope you never have to use, but for this generator ... that's the case! I expect good results sometime in the future; and I base my expectation on the homework I did on Generac Products. I think the best way to assure its reliability if I do not use it for 5-10 years, may be to simply store it as purchased ... but I have decided to run it 30 minutes every month instead. I'd like very much to give you all another review every 5 years !!
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Generac GP6500 saved our groceries! September 11, 2017, Hurricane Irma headed to Georgia! We lost power at 7:30 a.m. that Monday morning and power was not restored until 11:30 a.m., Thursday (Sept. 14th). Seventy-six hours without power, but the Generac got us through it comfortably. I've never had/used a generator before, but it is easy to start and fairly simple to use.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliability, Value, Price Thorough research and customer satisfaction, were the basis for my selection. Review of the product was simplified by the product manual, which was most informative and easy to understand. I will be getting a quote for the home standby system as soon as possible. In Florida, a generator is as necessary as homeowners insurance.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Generator This is the first Generator I have bought and so far I am happy with the purchase! It was very easy to put together. It only took about 15 minutes from unpackaging to startup. It is a little loud, but not over bearing. I shut the power off to the house and started it up on the first pull! It ran great and most importantly it ran the jet pump, furnace, refridgerator, living room lights and TV, kitchen lights and bedroom lights and TV! Everything I needed to run! I used 2 15W energy saving bulbs in each room. One thing they should include is a funnel for the oil. Over all it is a great product!
Date published: 2013-01-08
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