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Model #7177

Guardian 16000-Watt Air-Cooled Home Standby Generator with Wi-Fi and 16-Circuit Transfer Switch

  • Perfect for home standby in case of power outages or emergencies
  • Generac OHVI engine is purpose-built for extended run times
  • True Power technology delivers best-in class power quality
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Product Overview

As the #1 selling home standby generator brand, Generac's Guardian Series generators provide the automatic backup power you need to protect your home and family during a power outage. Now coming with FREE Mobile Link, allowing you to monitor the status of your generator on a phone, tablet or computer from anywhere in the world. Connected to your existing LP or natural gas fuel supply, it starts within seconds of sensing power loss - automatically - and runs for as long as necessary until utility power returns. Choose from just enough power to cover essential circuits or whole house coverage. Engineered and, the new lineup of home standby generators are engineered to save you money on installation while offering the same reliability and peace of mind you get from all Generac home standby generators. Features that simplify the process for our installers include removable door panels, a base pad that requires minimal ground preparation and more efficient wiring techniques that save time on installation. Innovative engine design and rigorous testing are at the heart of Generac's success in providing the most reliable generators possible. Generac's G-force engine is purpose-built, capable of handling the rigors of generator use, resulting in power that is more reliable and requires less maintenance than any competitive engine. All backed by 24/7/365 customer support and a nationwide dealer network of more than 6,000 strong, the best in the market.
  • Powers 16-circuits of your home with the 100 Amp, NEMA 3R (indoor or outdoor rated) transfer switch with aluminum enclosure
  • 5-year limited warranty for automatic standby generators
  • True Power technology delivers best-in-class power quality with less than 5 % total harmonic distortion for clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics and appliances
  • Generac generators and engines are engineered and using domestic and foreign parts
  • Generac's G-force engine is a purpose-built, pressure-lubricated engine capable of handling the rigors of generator use, resulting in power that's more reliable and requires less routine maintenance than any competitive engine
  • 24/7365 customer support team standing by all day, every day from our headquarters in Wisconsin to answer any questions you might have
  • Quiet-test self-test mode runs at a lower RPM for a 5-minute or 12-minute test, making generators significantly quieter than other brands while consuming less fuel
  • Tough, durable all-aluminum enclosures: our rhinocoat powder-coated finish helps make corrosion-resistant aluminum perfect for all weather conditions
  • Smart, user-friendly controls Generacs evolution controller features a multi-lingual LCD display that allows users to monitor battery status and track maintenance intervals to ensure your generator is always in top operating condition
  • Click here to learn how to choose the right size generator
  • Click here to learn about the different types of generators for your home

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
29 in
Product Length (in.)
48 in
Product Width (in.)
25 in

Details

Application
Emergency Use
Built-in inverter
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Beige
Engine Displacement (cc)
816
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Remote Monitoring,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On Indicator Light,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
0
Fuel Technology
Dual Fuel
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
2.99
Half-Load Run Time
1.70
Included
Automatic Transfer Switch
Number of Outlets
0
Operational Volume (dB)
65
Outlet Type
120/240 Single Phase
Power/Fuel Type
Natural Gas,Propane
Product Weight (lb.)
420 lb
Response Time (sec.)
15
Returnable
Non-Returnable
Running Wattage
16000
Start Type
Electric Switch
Starting Wattage
16000
Suggested Uses
Large Appliances,Lights,Mobile Devices,Small Appliances,Small Electronics,Sump Pump,Well Pump
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA-US Certified,ETL Listed,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Limited

Questions & Answers

17Questions12Answers

How many BTUs does this unit out out?

Asked by Melanie April 1, 2021
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Answer

For the Generac model #7177 using natural gas at a 1/2 load, the BTU content is 155,000, and at a full load it is 272,500. If model #7177 is using liquid propane, at a 1/2 load, the BTU content is 182,000, and at a full load it is 245,000. You can find more information online in the spec sheet, https://www.generac.com/all-products/generators/home-backup-generators/guardian-series/16kw-7177-16-circuit-transfer-switch-wifi-enabled

My current natural gas pressure is 8.0 inches water column. Do I need to reduce that to operate t...

Asked by mark November 27, 2020
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Answer

We recommend working with an authorized Generac dealer as they will be better able to assist you. If you need assistance finding a local dealer, we recommend using our dealer locator found here: http://www.generac.com/dealer-locator

do you have whole house 16 and 20 k generators in stock?

Asked by Alan November 2, 2020
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Answer

Thank you for your inquiry! During this time of unprecedented events, Generac is working hard to manufacture products and get them out the door as quickly as we can. We understand that your purchase was made because you are in need and we are working around the clock to fulfill demand. I assure you we are diligently updating our lead times for our dealers regularly, so they can provide updates to our valuable customers. We encourage you to continue to work with your place of purchase to keep up-to-date on the availability of your product! We look forward to you joining the Generac family!

what is the output (watts) diference running on LP vs. NG?

Asked by francisco October 15, 2020
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Because they are two different types of fuel, and develop different horspower.

Does it include the pad base.

Asked by Bob August 31, 2020
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No, you are best to pour a slab and anchor it down.

I want to buy this production ,ohow abou the install?

Asked by Phong August 28, 2020
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Answer

Installations will vary depending on the home, but an average installation will include installation of a mounting pad, wiring, and gas connections. The cost of the installation will vary depending upon the layout of your home and the gas line set-up necessary. We recommend working with an authorized Generac dealer as they will be better able to assist you. If you need assistance finding a local dealer, we recommend using our dealer locator found here: http://www.generac.com/dealer-locator

Would this run my whole trailer and ac 3 bed room 16’ bye 80’ long

Asked by Rufus August 24, 2020
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Answer

The size of the generator needed is dictated by the power requirements of all of the items you want to run. We recommend working with an authorized Generac dealer to determine the generator size that would best suit your needs. If you need assistance finding a local dealer, we recommend using our dealer locator found here: http://www.generac.com/dealer-locator

What is the difference between this and the 7036 bundle?

Asked by Dave June 19, 2020
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Answer

Generac model #7036 has a difference in continous power from Natural Gas/Liquid Propane than model #7177, Generac model #7177 includes a 16-circuit transfer switch where as model #7036 does not come with a transfer switch. You can find more information on each model online, https://www.generac.com/all-products/generators/home-backup-generators#?cat=6&cat=214&cat=217&cat=249

what is the size of fuel line needed for the hook-up

Asked by sis January 10, 2020
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Answer

The size of the fuel line depends on a variety of factors and will be sized by your gas company or dealer. The Generac 16kW, model #7177, flexible fuel line is 14 inches long, and requires an ANSI Z21.75/ CSA 6.27 connector.

Two Questions please: 1. Can the WIFI not be installed? 2. Is the Limited 5 year warranty exact...

Asked by Kate December 20, 2019
1
Answer

The 16kW generator is able to run and function without utilizing the Wi-Fi. The limited 5-year warranty is the manufacturer’s warranty and is the same no matter who it is purchased from.

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Customer Reviews

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Efficient and Reliable - Generac 7177
Those power outages in Lytle Creek, CA were just terrible. For 2 to 3 days! We bought Generac generator in January 2020. It is fabulous, the warranty, the maintenance and well the price not so good, but it supplies our needs.
by JL2020
Response from GeneracSep 14, 2020
Thank you for the rating, we appreciate your feedback. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our customer support team at 888-GENERAC (436-3722). Generac
2 people found this helpful
Quality product, Easy to program...
Quality product, Easy to program
by Mark
Response from GeneracJul 31, 2020
Thank you for the rating, we appreciate your feedback. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our customer support team at 888-GENERAC (436-3722). Generac
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Response from GeneracJul 22, 2020
Thank you for the rating, we appreciate your feedback. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our customer support team at 888-GENERAC (436-3722). Generac
this be my second one from home depot my last one lasted 17 years but it rusted out real bad hop...
this be my second one from home depot my last one lasted 17 years but it rusted out real bad hope this one last longer. thank you
by raymond
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Product did not meet our needs
Generac product was not fonctional when received. We received little support. HD is very good however
by Alex
Real easy to set up...
Real easy to set up
by HomeDepotCustomer
Response from GeneracDec 10, 2019
Thank you for the rating, we appreciate your feedback. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our customer support team at 888-GENERAC (436-3722). Generac
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