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Model # 6998

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

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  • 7.5kw whole house propane/ natural gas home standby generator
  • Connected to your existing LP or natural gas fuel supply
  • Generac 50A automatic whole home transfer switch included
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Product Details

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.

Highlights

  • 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 Information

Internet # 306235149

Model # 6998

Specifications

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

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)

27 in

Product Length (in.)

36 in

Product Width (in.)

28.8 in

Details

Application

Emergency Use

Built-in inverter

No

CO Shutoff Capable

No

Color Family

Beige

Engine Displacement (cc)

426

Engine Make

OEM Branded Engine

Features

Automatic Voltage Regulation, Built-in Remote Monitoring, Hour Meter, Low Oil Shutdown, On Indicator Light, Overload Protection, Short Circuit Protection

Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)

0 gal

Fuel Technology

Dual Fuel

Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)

0

Generator Voltage

120

Half-Load Run Time (Hours)

0

Included

No Additional Items Included

Number of Outlets

0

Operational Volume (dB)

69

Outlet Type

120/240 Single Phase

Power/Fuel Type

Natural Gas, Propane

Product Weight (lb.)

380 lb

Response Time (sec.)

10

Returnable

Non-Returnable

Running Wattage

7500

Start Type

Electric Switch

Starting Wattage

7500

Suggested Uses

Large Appliances, Lights, Mobile Devices, Small Appliances, Small Electronics, Sump Pump, Well Pump

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

CARB Compliant, UL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

3 Year Limited

Questions & Answers

144Questions
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Q:Couple questions 1 Can you confirm please Model 6998 includes the auto transfer switch because in the picture on home depot website it is not the auto switch. 2 What is the warranty period and when does it start 3 Is it mobile link compatible
by|May 8, 2024
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A:  Thanks for reaching out! These are great questions! Let's address each: 1. The 7.5 kW PowerPact Model 6998, does come with an automatic transfer switch. The pictured 50 Amp automatic transfer switch (ATS) is the transfer switch which is bundled with the 6889 Model. For more product information regarding this transfer switch, please refer to the following link https://www.generac.com/service-support/product-support-lookup/product-support-details?productid=01d26863-ca01-49eb-9809-a20339af184c 2. The warranty period starts on the day of activation (not the purchase date). There is a 3-year limited manufacturer's warranty with this unit. The terms and conditions can also be found on the link I provided above. 3. At this time Mobile Link compatibility is not a feature offered on the 7.5 kW PowerPact.

by|May 8, 2024
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    Q:Does this unit return to grid power when the power comes back on or does it need to be done manual
    by|May 6, 2024
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    A:  Hello Jason, thanks for reaching out. Yes! The PowerPact is bundled with an automatic transfer switch, that will transfer back to utility power when power is restored after an outage. You can find more information on the automatic transfer operation in the owner's manual.

    by|May 7, 2024
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      Q:Does this generator have self test mode?
      by|May 4, 2024
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      A:  Dami, Thanks for reaching out! Yes, the 7.5 kW PowerPact Air-Cooled Whole House Generator features a 12-minute self-test mode. The self-test, or "exercise time" can be set to run at a time of your choosing and will automatically tests once a week at that time.

      by|May 4, 2024
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        Q:How much propane will this unit use every hour
        by|Apr 22, 2024
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        A:  Hello Clem, thank you for your question. Fuel Consumption varies depending on Fuel Type and the load applied to the generator. For instance, this unit is rated to consume 72 ft³/hr when operating at half load and running on Natural Gas. Alternatively, it is rated to consume 31.6 ft³/hr when operating at half load and running on Propane. Additional details about fuel consumption are available on the generator's Spec Sheet. You can find its Spec Sheet here: https://prod-generacsoa.azurefd.net/manualsweb/manuals/3002305839/0L6848. Thank you!

        by|Apr 24, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.3 out of 5

          • 4.3 out of 175 reviews
          • 90% recommend this product
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          7.5 KW INSTALL
          7.5KW I did some of the install myself. i poured the mounting slab with six bags of cement. What was difficult was getting the anchor bolts to line up. bigger holes with larger washers would help. I had an electrician and HVLP contractor complete the natural gas and electrical panel. I am pretty skilled at most home projects, but this was "above my pay grade", between the natural gas codes and main circuit breaker box I recommend trained professionals. The generator works great!! and i am pleased with my purchase. my only suggestion would be to allow for a variable exercise mode, rather than the fixed 7day mode.
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          Response from MarketingMar 16, 2022
          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!
            • Recommended
            A big bang for my buck
            I bought the 7.5 power pack up graded from a 5500 portable gen, This awesome little 7.5 unit powers my whole house TV, lights, ceiling fans, fridge and a portable A/C unit during the summer if needed at 25amps of course i don't run everything at one time. its already paying for itself lost power do to strong winds it ran 5 hrs. and i didn't have to get out of my seat. I use 2 100lb propane tanks
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            Response from MarketingNov 4, 2021
            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!
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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
                19 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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                • Recommended
                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
                TOO LOUD
                Its loud and obnoxious. Don't buy if you have neighbors close by
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                Response from Generac SupportApr 29, 2024
                Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're sorry to hear that the noise level of our product has been a concern for you. Generac aims to lead in quality and performance, including how quietly our products operate. We continually strive to improve our products and insights from our customers are invaluable in this process.
                  Great Product with excellent support
                  Crew came in to install on time, Tony and Grant did a great job. They took time to explain everything and give some hands on experience with the unit. Would highly recommend.
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                    Happy with purchase
                    Yesterday 3/21/24 I had my 7.5w generator installed at my townhouse in Overland Park Kansas. I decided to get the generator in January after I lost power for the 2nd time in 6 months. I think it’s one of the best decisions I ever made for my home. Even though it is the smallest generator wattage it will work great for my townhome . It covers everything except my AC and stove and that’s fine with me since I live alone and don’t need much to survive if my power goes out. I know most people who have gotten a generator have gotten the higher wattages and that’s great if you feel that is what you need, however, I was originally told the 7.5w would not support much but it did! I’m glad I believed in myself and choose the 7.5w generator Also wanted to give a shout out to the people at Generators for Sale in Kansas City Mo. who put in the generator and how awesome they were. They were on time and were professional and just great men. When they were done with installation and we ran the test to make sure generator would come on can you believe it, it did not. However, they found the issue (I think it was a wire in one of the new circuits not connected) and got it working again. Can’t thank them enough for everything they did. They also went over how the generator worked and answered all my final questions I had. Very happy with the whole experience because honestly I was nervous about doing it. Now I’m glad I did and would recommend anyone thinking about getting a generator to do it
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                      Generac replacement generator
                      Looks good and provides reassurance for us "seniors"
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                        This is new for us -I'm surprised that arranging installation was so simple for our electrician
                        I was a bit put off that our town put us through the getting a "permit" process! However, our electrician guided us through the application process and selection of the appropriate generator. We live on the coast of Maine and experience a great deal of wind from time to time. We have owned a portable generator but are greatly pleased to now own the "real thing". No more worries about frozen pipes, etc. when we are not home. Thanks!
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