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GP6500- 6500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator 49/CSA

  • Power Rush Advanced technology allows you to do more with less
  • Low oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • 8125 starting watts and 6500 running watts
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Product Overview

PowerRush Advanced Technology

PowerRush Advanced Technology

Delivers over 50% more starting capacity allowing you to do more with less* *Increases electrical current upon demand; above rated output when starting electric motors. (Available on select models)

Large-capacity steel fuel tank

Large-capacity steel fuel tank

More power for longer. Generac GP Series generators feature large-capacity steel fuel tanks with incorporated fuel gauge to provide durability and extended run times.

Generac's OHV engine

Generac's OHV engine

Generac GP Series generators feature Generac’s OHV engine with splash lubrication that provides a long engine life.

Hour meter

Hour Meter

Stay on schedule with maintenance needs with the hour meter feature. This meter tracks maintenance intervals so you can care for your generator and extend run life.

Circuit Breakers

Circuit Breakers

Use generator power that is protected. Generac generators are designed with circuit breakers to manage excessive power needs and provide overload protection.

Low-oil Level Shutdown

Low-oil Level Shutdown

Enjoy your power with engine protection. The low-oil shutdown feature monitors oil-levels and automatically safeguards engine from incurring damage.

Covered outlets

Covered Outlets

Power with protection. GP Series portable generators come complete with covered outlets. Prepare for use on the go with added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions.

1-1/4 in. steel tube cradle

1-1/4 in. steel tube cradle

Long-lasting durability. These generators are made using hardened 1-1/4 in. steel tube cradle for added durability and strength.

Fold-down, locking handle

Fold-down, Locking Handle

Generac generators are built for convenience with the fold-down, locking handle for sturdy portability and compact storage.

Heavy-duty, never-flat wheels

Heavy-Duty, Never-Flat Wheels

Power you can rely on while on the go. Our heavy-duty, never-flat wheels are built for reliability and to enhance portability.

Homelink Manual Transfer Switch compatible

Homelink Manual Transfer Switch compatible

These generators can be used to back up those hard to reach places in your home. No need to run extension cords to keep the power on. With the purchase of a manual transfer switch, you can back-up items in your home with ease.

24/7/365 Customer Support

24/7/365 Customer Support

We are committed to providing you with customer and technical support to ensure peace of mind and dependable service for your Generac product. We’re here to help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

3 Year Limited Warranty

3 Year Limited Residential Warranty

Buy with peace of mind and satisfaction with our 3 Year limited residential warranty.

Generacs GP6500 portable generator offers PowerRush Advanced Technology, which delivers more than a 40% increased starting capacity allowing you to do more with less. Generacs OHV engine and large-capacity steel fuel tank ensures extended engine life and run times, while the steel tube cradle provides added strength. The low-oil feature protects the generator from damage. The GP6500 can be easily transported across rough or difficult terrain with the heavy-duty wheels and easy fold-down handle. Even maintenance is a breeze, with the hour meter keeping track of necessary upkeep at regular intervals.
  • Shop All Generac Generators here!
  • Featuring PowerRush advance technology delivers over 40% more starting capacity allowing you to do more with less
  • Generac's durable OHV engine with splash lubrication provides a long engine life
  • Large-capacity steel fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge provides durability and up to a 10.5-hour run-time at 50% load
  • Low-oil level shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage
  • Hardened 1 steel-tube cradle for added durability and strength
  • Hour meter tracks maintenance intervals
  • Heavy-duty, never-flat wheels allow for easy portability
  • Fold-down handle for sturdy portability and compact storage
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Engine MakeOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM Branded
CA (CARB) CompliantNot CARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB Compliant
Running Wattage6500900065008000
FeaturesBuilt-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Hour Meter,Low Oil ShutdownAutomatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,MufflerBuilt-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Hour Meter,CO Shutoff,Low Oil ShutdownAutomatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Fuel Gauge,Electric Start,Low Oil Shutdown
Fuel TechnologySingle FuelSingle FuelSingle FuelSingle Fuel
Starting Wattage812512000812510000
ApplicationJob Site,RecreationHome Standby,Job Site,RecreationJob Site,RecreationJob Site,Recreation
Start TypeRecoil StartElectric Switch,Recoil StartRecoil StartElectric Switch
Voltage (volts)120/240120/240120/240120/240
Number of Outlets5655
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
26.5 in
Product Length (in.)
27.2 in
Product Width (in.)
27 in

Details

Application
Job Site,Recreation
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Orange
Engine Displacement (cc)
389
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Built-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
6.9
Fuel Technology
Single Fuel
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
10.5
Half-Load Run Time
10.5
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Oil Funnel
Number of Outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
0
Outlet Type
120/240 Single Phase
Power/Fuel Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
172 lb
Returnable
30-Day
Running Wattage
6500
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
8125
Suggested Uses
Bench Tools,Halogen Work Light,Lights,Power Tools,Small Appliances,Small Electronics,Sump Pump,Well Pump
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Limited

Questions & Answers

30Questions15Answers

is this pull start or electric start ?

Asked by vonwolf February 23, 2021
2
Answers

Generac model #7690 starting method is a recoil pull start. You can find more information online in the spec sheet, https://www.generac.com/all-products/generators/portable-generators/gp-series/gp6500-49st

What is the total harmonic distortion generated by this generator?

Asked by OffGrid January 12, 2021
1
Answer

Generac’s GP Series generators provide a THD rating over 5%, as they do not feature Generac’s True Power™ Technology, which helps to ensure that specified units are able to operate any sensitive electronics, tools, and appliances cleanly and smoothly with a total harmonic distortion rating below 5%. If you are interested in a portable generator that features True Power Technology, we would recommend considering our XP Series generators. To learn more about applicable product models, click here: http://www.generac.com/all-products/generators/portable-generators#?cat=37&cat=214&cat=217&cat=249. If you have any other product-related inquiries, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).

Can any home owner install the correct electeical installation plug in and power the house ?

Asked by Mason December 29, 2020
1
Answer

Yes they can, however, we do recommend reaching out to one of our local independent authorized dealers in your area, and they should be able to help assist you further. All of the local dealers nearest to you can be located at www.generac.com/dealer-locator.

Is it a 30amp twist lock

Asked by Mason December 29, 2020
2
Answers

Yes. 120/240 Volt AC, 30 Amp Locking Receptacle (NEMA L14-30R)

What does CSA mean

Asked by Larry December 15, 2020
1
Answer

CSA denotes whether or not the model is approved by the Canadian Standards Association. The 49ST denotes that the product does not meet California requirements. 50ST means it is available for sale in California. The CO-SENSE module monitors for the accumulation of poisonous CO gas found in engine exhaust when the generator is running. If CO-SENSE detects increasing levels of CO gas, it automatically shuts off the engine. CO-SENSE only monitors when the engine is running. Generators are intended to be used out-doors, far from occupied buildings and the exhaust pointed away from personnel and buildings. However, if misused and operated in a location that results in the accumulation of CO, like a house or even a garage with partially opened door, CO-SENSE shuts off the engine, notifies the user of what has happened and directs the user to read the instruction action label for steps to take.

I have a 3500 watt Generac generator now {new} can I hook a 6500 watt generator to it and double ...

Asked by Pancho December 11, 2020
2
Answers

No, you cannot. The phasing will not match.

Electric start

Asked by Sid November 23, 2020
2
Answers

The starting method for Generac model #7690 is a recoil pull start. You can find more information online in the spec sheet, https://www.generac.com/all-products/generators/portable-generators/gp-series/gp6500-49st

What's the noice rating

Asked by Sparky October 29, 2020
1
Answer

Because there is no industry standard way to measure sound output on portable products it makes it very hard to compare brand to brand. Generac does not list the specific decibel level for our portable products for this reason. This is an open engine similar to a lawn mower so it does not run as quiet as our automatic home standby generators, is comparable if not quieter than most other brands.

can I disconnect the co sense

Asked by Bob October 8, 2020
1
Answer

No, Generac model #7690 does not have the Cosense. Updating or modifying the unit could compromise the warranty on the unit. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our customer support team at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).

Can this run for 2-3 days non stop?

Asked by Ed September 22, 2020
2
Answers

You will have to stop it to refill fuel. Other than that it should run for many days.

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Customer Reviews

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Definitely one of the best purchases I've ever made ...
I purchased this Generac during the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Pro's: Very little assembly was needed before it was ready for service. Excellent quality of construction. Has a good set of features to make it easy to use and keep it in service as long as it is required. (Fuel gauge, hour meter, and quite a decent sized fuel tank) Con's: Pull start only. (Not necessarily a "negative" as there's no starter system/circuit to worry about going out, and no battery to maintain in the off season) The engine can be a little noisy, but with proper/common sense placement of the unit this can be mitigated. The COSense system can trip itself if you place the unit's exhaust near a wall or if the unit is in the corner of a building where the breeze could keep the exhaust from drifting away. (In other words, it's quite sensitive ... so keep that in mind with placement). Overall: It's not the cheapest generator, but in this case... you honestly get what you've paid for. If I could go back in time and have the choice of buying it again, I absolutely would. So far, I'm 100% satisfied after the very easy initial setup and figuring out the best way to place the unit to keep it in service. The unit does what it's supposed to, and has been worth every single red cent since it's purchase. Keep up the good work Generac, and please ... whatever you do, don't stoop to cutting corners like some of the other manufacturer's whose generators I've used before have in recent times. Sincerely, A satisfied customer named Stephen
by Stephen
Response from MarketingOct 9, 2020
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After doing some extensive research The Generac GP 6500 is a top quality Generator for all your p...
After doing some extensive research The Generac GP 6500 is a top quality Generator for all your power needs. Whether your a contractor or home owner looking for an emergency power source this generator fits the profile. It is a pull start motor and started on the first pull. Instructions on assembly and operation are clear and easy to understand. I took me about a 1/2 hour to assemble with some sockets and wrenches. Your pretty much assembling the handle and wheels. Everything else is factory assemble and ready to go. All you have to do is add the provided engine oil and add 87 octane or above gasoline. On a test run I was able to power my interior lights, 28 cu.ft.refrigerator, 7.0 cu. ft. freezer and according to my calculations should have plenty of watts to fire up my oil burner and Amitrol water heater. For a more permanent solution I have purchased a Generac Home Link Transer Switch. Highly recommend this generator.
by yesgreg23
Response from GeneracMay 17, 2019
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4 people found this helpful
Generac builds a first class portable generator. This unit is simple, but packed with the feature...
Generac builds a first class portable generator. This unit is simple, but packed with the features you really need. It is manual start with a recoil pull cord. Mine started on the very first pull. The unit requires very little assembly, just the wheels and handle to attach. You do have to add oil to the crankcase before the first start, but they include all the supplies to do it. Comes with a 1 liter bottle of startup oil good for the first 30 hours. Also included is a funnel for adding the oil. Very thoughtful. After that, use a good synthetic oil and change after 100 hours. Uses regular gas, 87 octane. Has a runtime clock and alarms to alert when service is required. Five separate electrical outlets with separate breakers available for the loads you need to supply. Instruction book includes a guide to determine how much load and how many appliances you can run simultaneously. This is a high quality unit.
by Larry
Response from GeneracApr 17, 2019
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3 people found this helpful
The Generac GP6500- 6500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is a solid performing back-up p...
The Generac GP6500- 6500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is a solid performing back-up power unit that has been easy to start (usually 1 crank), is very portable, runs smoothly under no-load and loaded conditions and offers a top tank gas gauge that indicates remaining fuel left. With a 10ft 10AWG NEMA L14-30 Cord, a NEMA L14 weather proof internal installed outside Plug and a NEC Article 702 ANSI\NFPA 70 generator 2-pole El. Panel Interlock kit, was able to provide whole house generation (with minimal power management) while running a 12K BTU window unit, 2 refrigerators, 1 freezer, a gas dryer and all of the lighting in a 2800sf home! From unboxing the GP6500 to ready-to-power the home only took an hour for wheel\leg, dual carry handle installs, adding engine oil (1L provided) and gassing up the tank! After powering our home for 3 hours for generator break-in and testing power usage circuits, under no-load conditions closed the gas tank valve to allow the carburetor to run dry...now ready for monthly test runs or future power outage emergencies!!
by Theo98
Response from GeneracApr 10, 2019
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6 people found this helpful
Bought another one for emergencies! Great product. Highly recommend it!...
Bought another one for emergencies! Great product. Highly recommend it! Great price!
by Chris
Exactly What I needed.
Was waiting to write a review until I really put it to the test. Last week in Texas, we had power outages. i had no light for 3 days at my home and we are a family of 5. this bad boy pulled me thru. would recommend and would buy again.
by FrankPhoenix
Response from MarketingMar 1, 2021
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Great for power outages and camping
This product came in handy when our lights went out during a hurricane and freeze in Texas. Was not to loud and we hooked up fridge TV WiFi and charged all devices.
by Rudy
Response from MarketingFeb 26, 2021
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Lifesaver
I bought this generator in 2020 while it was on sale at H.D. it sat in my garage until the Texas deep freeze that just passed, thank GOD that I had it, I was able to easily start it and power my essentials in my house, had it not been for the generator it would have been a very chilly and desperate time. I encourage everyone to have a home generator for power outages, it will save your life, thanks to Generac for making a reliable and safe product.
by Tex1234
Response from MarketingFeb 23, 2021
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Absolute LIFESAVER
We went and purchased our unit at Lowes on the 21st of February We had no electricity so we decided to go to lowes and look they had just received a shipment! We got one and got it going that night we used it to power refrigerator and space heaters and a light! Thanks for making such an awesome product
by Jethro59
Response from MarketingFeb 22, 2021
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Life Saver
I purchase this unit during the recent Polar Freeze that we all experienced. Instructions for the unit was very good and the unit was easy to get up and running starting on the first pull. It was truly a life saver. We were close to being out of firewood for the fireplace, the refrigerator and freezer had been off for 4 days therefore on the verge of everything thawing. Had a space heater running and a couple of lamps. It handled everything with no problems. It ran 15 hours on 5 gallons of gasoline. Certainly recommend this unit.
by Charlie
Response from MarketingFeb 22, 2021
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