Model # 5940

Internet #202538952

Generac 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator
0696471059403

Generac Discontinued

6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

  • Generac OHV engine delivers a long life of reliable power
  • Low oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • 8000 starting watts and 6500 running watts.
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Product Overview

  • Generac OHV engine delivers a long life of reliable power
  • Low oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • 8000 starting watts and 6500 running watts.
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
  • 8000 starting watts and 6500 running watts.
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 Height (in.)
25.0
Product Length (in.)
28.75
Product Width (in.)
26.75

Details

Application
Job Site,Recreation
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
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1
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.)
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

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
Job Site,Recreation
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
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1
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.)
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

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year

Questions & Answers

can this be out in the rain or snow?

can this be out in the rain or snow?
Asked by: Bob
During inclement weather, such as a storm, please be advised that we don't recommend running the unit in a downpour or storm. However if you need to run it in rain or snow, there are a few steps that should be taken. Please note that any damage to the unit due to running it in the rain/snow is not covered by a warranty. 1. The unit needs to be properly grounded. Local codes will dictate what that means for your area. 2. The alternator end and the control panel should be facing away from the prevailing winds to prevent water entering the alternator or control panel. 3. The unit should never be run indoors or in an enclosed area. The unit does need to be outside with a minimum distance of five feet all around the unit (including the top) for airflow.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2018-10-23

does it have a gas gauge?

does it have a gas gauge?
Asked by: Shad
Yes, the large capacity fuel tank has an incorporated fuel gauge.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2018-10-04

Will This power refrigerator and a tv

Will This power refrigerator and a tv
Asked by: Dana
The size of the generator needed is dictated by the power requirements of all of the circuits and appliances you want to run. The power needed for many large items in your home such as air conditioners, water heaters, and other appliances varies widely. We recommend working with an authorized Generac dealer who will be better equipped to determine the best size generator for your home.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2018-10-22

What is the difference between the 6500 for 799.00 and 899.00

What is the difference between the 6500 for 799.00 and 899.00
Asked by: Maria
The GP6500 model #5941 ($899) includes an electric start option, while the GP6500 model #5940 ($799) does not.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2018-10-27
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Customer Reviews

6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 426.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great generator, does everything I need, a little loud. I purchased this during a snowstorm that knocked out our power for a couple of days. We have a newborn and therefore a lot of breastmilk in our freezer that we needed to keep frozen. This was EXTREMELY easy to start and run and then hook up not just the freezer, but also our fridge. It ran for the stated 11+ hours with an upright fridge and freezer and saved everything we needed. The power this specific model provides is more than enough for us and I will hook it up to our furnace down the road if it happens again as well as electrical. In a residential area, it is a little loud, but I presume with snow and nothing else on or running around the neighborhood, it was only maximized because of the circumstances. I will certainly take this with us camping or tailgating down the road as well.
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT RELY on this in an EMERGENCY We've had this for about 18 months and it was hard to start from the day we uncrated it. We did start it up about once a month and let it run for 5-10 minutes. Now with a total of 1.8 hours on the unit it will not start at all ,and if you happen to get it to run, it will not stay running. I remember when Generac set the standard for back up and emergency power and was what all emergency services relied on. Obviously this is no longer the fact. Check the Generac FB page and you will see review after review of unhappy customers and the lack of any support from Generac or the incompetence of the network of authorized service providers. Save your money and just buy one of the cheap Sportsman generators . We have 1 of those that is about 4 yrs old, has been run over by a Jeep,sunk in the mud and totally abused. It still fires up on the 1st or 2nd pull and will run till the tank is dry, the only issue we have ever had was having to replace the fuel line because it rotted and cracked.
Date published: 2012-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort after the storm! This product was a life saver for me and my family after surviving Hurricane Michael. It’s loud but it does it job and does it well. We were able to keep our house running for day without power. It runs about 10hrs on a tank of gas and it had enough power to run our whole home. Then after our power was restored it was used to help others until theirs was restored. This generator was a great investment, don’t be like my family and wait until you absolutely need it, buy one now and be prepared for anything!
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What fuse? My generator has a 3Amp fuse. Guess what? Generac does not show this fuse on their drawings. They can't tell me what it does nor where it is located on the unit. I had to send them a picture so they knew their own Generator design. One more note. 4 Generac Generators crapped out in my neighborhood during Hurricane Florence. That meant that 4 homes were without power for 7 days. Says a lot for Generac reliability and performance. I'll never make this mistake again.
Date published: 2018-11-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk 6500 I use this generator for 2 months every yr on weekends at deer lease and run fuel dry when I leave till following weekend Iv used the 6500 for 1st year no problem except oil consumption 2 nd yr had to have carb rebuild and and 3rd yr now needs a valve job junk I'm not putting any more money in it. also friend (same deer lease )has a generac 5000 3 yrs old has had to replace push rods
Date published: 2018-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ran for 4 days straight This seems to be a good generator is provided backup power for me for 4 days straight. The only thing I wish the generator had was a percentage used of power as other generators offer that feature. The only feature offered on this is the hour meter which is very good for maintenance
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excelent portable generator. Purchased this generator after Hurricane Michael. I used it to run refrigeration, medical equipment and my well. It had absolutely no problems carrying the load. It is a quiet generator and ran for about 14 hours on a tank of gas. I highly recommend this generator.
Date published: 2019-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it worked great Purchased the unit after a ice storm. Easy to set up, started on first pull. Power was off 2 days but we were able to keep the fridge and lights on. will purchase transfer switch and install ASAP
Date published: 2018-12-19
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