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Model # 6998

PowerPact 7,500-Watt Air-Cooled Whole House Generator with 50-Amp Transfer Switch

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

As the #1 selling home standby generator brand, Generac's Power Pact generators provide the automatic backup power you need to protect your home and family during a power outage. Generac's 7.5 kW Power Pact home standby generator is the most affordable, automatic alternative to portable backup power. 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. Significantly quieter than a portable generator, it protects the homes most essential circuits, like refrigerators, well pumps and select appliances, without having to manually set up during inclement weather, refuel, or run electrical cords. Power Pact is protected by a durable powder-coat finish galvanneal steel enclosure that is perfect for all weather conditions. Engineered and built-in the backed by 24/7/365 customer support and a nationwide dealer network of more than 5,000 strong, the best in the market.

  • 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
  • Durable powder-coat finish helps make the sturdy, galvanneal steel enclosure perfect for all weather conditions
  • Powers 8-circuits of your home with the 50 Amp, NEMA 1 (indoor rated only) lightweight transfer switch
  • Generac OHV engine is designed for reliability and long-life operation
  • Generac generators and engines are engineered and built-in assembled using domestic and foreign parts
  • Generac's 7.5 kW PowerPact home standby generator is the affordable, automatic alternative to portable backup power. Features incorporate many of the qualities and reliability of the best selling Guardian Series, while remaining the most affordable home standby generator available. Significantly quieter than a portable generator, it protects the home's most essential circuits, like refrigerators, well pumps and select appliances, without having to manually set up during inclement weather, refuel, or run electrical cords.
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Product ID #: 306235149Internet #: 696471074390Model #: 6998
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Specifications

Dimensions: H 27 in, W 28.8 in, L 36 in

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)27 inProduct Length (in.)36 in
Product Width (in.)28.8 in

Details

ApplicationEmergency UseBuilt-in inverterNo
CO Shutoff CapableNoColor FamilyGray
Engine Displacement (cc)426Engine MakeOEM Branded Engine
FeaturesAutomatic Voltage Regulation, Built-in Remote Monitoring, Hour Meter, Low Oil Shutdown, On Indicator Light, Overload Protection, Short Circuit ProtectionFuel Tank Capacity (gal.)0 gal
Fuel TechnologyDual FuelFull load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)0
Generator Voltage120Half-Load Run Time (Hours)0
IncludedNo Additional Items IncludedNumber of Outlets0
Operational Volume (dB)69Outlet Type120/240 Single Phase
Power/Fuel TypeNatural Gas, PropaneProduct Weight (lb.)380 lb
Response Time (sec.)10ReturnableNon-Returnable
Running Wattage7500Start TypeElectric Switch
Starting Wattage7500Suggested UsesLarge Appliances, Lights, Mobile Devices, Small Appliances, Small Electronics, Sump Pump, Well Pump

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsCARB Compliant, UL ListedManufacturer Warranty3 Year Limited
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Is the battery included
by|Feb 15, 2024
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Q:Is this solar powered?
by|Feb 5, 2024
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A:  No, this unit is not solar-powered. It is a standby generator that runs on natural gas or propane.

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    Q:Will it power a 1500 Sq.ft home completely?
    by|Jan 16, 2024
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    A:  This unit is designed to provide essential circuit coverage, meaning it will power a predetermined number of circuits based on the generator's kW power rating. To determine if this generator is sufficient for a 1500-square-foot home, you would need to calculate the total electrical load of the home and compare it to the generator's capacity. We offer a generator sizing calculator on our website (https://bit.ly/3tiG96Y), but for the most accurate information, we recommended reaching out to a dealer for a free in-home assessment.

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      Q:Is this an automatic transfer switch ?
      by|Jan 15, 2024
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      A:  Hi, Chris. This unit is equipped with an automatic transfer switch with a built-in priority load center.

      by|Feb 6, 2024
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        Customer Reviews

        3.7 out of 5
        • 3.7 out of 34 reviews
        • 89% recommend this product
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        Burnt Transfer Switch Solenoid due to Factory Assembly Mistake and Poor Generac Service
        I got this PowerPact generator (6KW Natural Gas) as I got tired of using a portable 5KW generator for the occasional times we lose power. Our home does not have any major electrical appliances (everything is NG), so 6KW provides enough power for the entire house as long as we are careful about not turning on too many appliances (like a toaster or coffee maker) at the same time. The price was reasonable and there was the added benefit of an 8 circuit automatic transfer switch (ATS). Some things to keep in mind: Even though some of the advertising refers to this unit as being digital, there is very little, if anything, that is digital. The control panel only has a few push button switches and idiot lights. There is no digital display of any kind. There is no engine hour meter to help you monitor the need for oil changes. I purchased an inexpensive digital hour/rpm meter for the generator unit and twin frequency/voltage/amperage meters for the ATS so I could monitor and balance load. And I was surprised to learn after I purchased this that there is no ability to use any kind of wireless app with this unit, nor is there any kind of accessory available from Generac to do this. Wireless apps make it much easy to monitor the device and look at usage history. The other thing to keep in mind is there are very substantial costs in putting in a standby generator even if you do all the work yourself and shop for good prices on materials and supplies. So far, my additional costs have been about $1,300 above the cost of the generator. The single largest cost has been for multi-conductor generator and hook-up wire, which has been about $500. A starter battery and battery heater mat are not included. The battery heater is recommended for any conditions below freezing. You may or may not have to build a separate pad and there are things like any gas fittings and pipe. It all adds up. If you hired someone, the $1,300 cost would probably double at a minimum and maybe triple. So, now the bad news about Generac. I had a solenoid in the ATS box fail while testing. The coil burned up. Upon closer inspection, I could see that two of coil wires were pinched in the subassembly frame during manufacturer. A very clear error. I wish I had seen it before testing as I could probably have removed the subassembly and reassembled it with no pinch. Generac has been terrible. I have sent pictures showing the problem. After seeing the pictures, they said they would have the part replaced and installed. I even offered to send them the offending part and install myself, but they insist on having a dealer do the work. So, it has been over a month and no repair. The Generac agent assigned to this case never replies to emails, answer the phone, or returns calls. This is just miserable warranty service. Nothing like the brochure that describes “24/7, 365 Customer Support Team standing by all-day every-day from our headquarters in Wisconsin to answer any questions you might have.” I have tried finding someone else at Generac to respond or take over. No luck.
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        Response from GeneracMay 3, 2021
        Thank you for the review, we appreciate your feedback. We recommend contacting our customer support team at 888-436-3722 as they will be better able to assist you. Generac
          17 found this review helpful
          Happy
          Purchased for my customer. He is very happy with it.
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          Response from GeneracNov 15, 2019
          Thank you for the review, 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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          Very happy with this purchase in terms of performance, price and delivery. The delivery driver dr...
          Very happy with this purchase in terms of performance, price and delivery. The delivery driver dropped off the unit next to the old unit, which far exceeded what I was expecting. Was easy to purchase online and I was able to beat the price my installer could buy the unit for. This unit was purchased to replace an existing unit that had reached a point where I was unwilling to sink more money into it. You can see from the photo that the unit is about 25% smaller than the old unit by the size of the concrete slab that was built for the old unit. One disappointment was the locations of the gas and electrical connections were significantly different from the old unit. Plus the maintenance access panel is now on the opposite side of the unit, so I will have to move the pavers I installed as a working surface. This required a little rework on the gas line, but the electrical worked out okay. The power output is very clean and overall I'm very happy with this generator.
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          Response from GeneracSep 20, 2019
          Thank you for the review, 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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          • Recommended
          7 found this review helpful
          We didn't know we needed to buy wiring and other supplies to hook it up to the house.
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          Received my generator which was delivered and satisfactory. Only problem I don't see the order on my account for Home Depot
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          Response from GeneracJul 14, 2023
          Thank you for taking time out of your day to provide us with your valuable feedback. If you run into any questions, please give us a call at 888-436-3722! Generac
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          It looks good. It performed fine on a simulated power...
          It looks good. It performed fine on a simulated power outage. Other than that, we will know when the real thing comes.
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          Response from GeneracSep 9, 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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          1 found this review helpful
          Was very disappointed that it did not come with the battery. I asked that question twice to Gener...
          Was very disappointed that it did not come with the battery. I asked that question twice to Generac and never got an answer. Just had it installed so don't know exactly what will happen during an outage. I am a senior and my husband has dementia so this was difficult for me. Powers up to 8 circuits but I had no idea that certain things use more than 1 circuit so I am not going to have as much power to rooms that I thought I would. Also very disappointed with Home Depot. Reached out to them for someone to install and never got a response. Took me 3 weeks to find an electrician to do the work. So hopefully it works once we lose power.
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          Response from GeneracAug 24, 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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          • Recommended
          8 found this review helpful
          Unit does not work properly. Will need service....
          Unit does not work properly. Will need service.
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          Response from GeneracAug 19, 2020
          Thank you for the review, we appreciate your feedback. We recommend contacting our customer support team at 888-436-3722 as they will be better able to assist you. Generac
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          Have not used it yet waiting for a new...
          Have not used it yet waiting for a new gas meter.
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          Response from GeneracAug 19, 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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