Generac 5940 GP6500, 6,500 Watt Portable Gas Powered Generator (Non-CARB Compliant)

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  • Steel fuel tank
  • Locking fold-down handles
  • Not for sale in California
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    Have power on the go with this Generac 6500W Portable Generator 5940 GP6500. It can be used to provide 8,000 surge watts and 6,500 running watts. This 389-cu cm, recoil-start Generac portable generator features an hour meter with maintenance resets to determine maintenance intervals. Made to last, it features several built-in safety features such as low oil shutdown protection and a circuit breaker. These features help to guard the outlets, prevent damage and maintain functionality of the unit. This portable, gas-powered generator also has a steel tank with a built-in fuel gauge, enabling you to accurately monitor your usage. Its low-tone mufflers also keep it operating quietly so it won't bother your neighbors or keep you up all night. The Generac 6500 Watt Portable Generator 5940 GP6500 is non-CARB compliant and not for sale in California.

    Generac 5940 GP6500 8,000W 389cc OHV Portable Gas Powered Generator:

    • Steel fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge
    • Locking fold-down handles and wheel kit
    • Hour meter with maintenance resets
    • Generac portable generator is built for the elements
    • 8,000 Surge watts/6,500 Rated watts
    • Non-CARB compliant/Not for sale in California
    • Portable, gas-powered generator requires clean, fresh unleaded gasoline with a minimum 85 octane rating
    • Can be used during a wide variety of weather conditions, but should be protected from the elements when not in use to prevent shorting and rusting (do not run generator indoors)

    Note that the Generac 6500W Portable Generator 5940 GP6500 cannot be shipped to California because it is non-CARB compliant


    Transactionid: 900000000.20110215.085809.2623847
    Model No.: 5940
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 196.0
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 31.0 x 21.7 x 23.5
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA
    Origin of Components: USA

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    Customer Reviews | 153 reviews | 4.8 out of 5

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    153 reviews | 4.8 out of 5

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    Customer review by Beckis

    5.0 stars by Beckis

    Received the generator the first week of December, 2011 in excellent shape. Installing the wheels, handle and bottom support was a breeze. Filled it up with gas and oil(the oil came with gen) and it started on second pull and purred like a kitten, ok roared like a lion. It's a generator, what do you expect? My purpose for the gen was to power essential household appliances, furnace, TV and cable box, a couple of PCs and printers and as many lights as possible. My range is gas so that was no problem and also my tankless gas water heater helps. I knew I would not have enough watts for my central air so did not try. I had an electrician install a generac transfer switch and connect all the circuits I wanted to have. Bottom line, with this 6500 watt generac I now have emergency power for everything in the house and garage except A/C and washer/dryer. Tested it with every light in house on, three desktop PCs running, gas furnace running, fridge running, TV and cable box running..... meter on transfer switch read 3000 watts. I am one very happy camper! Spend the extra bucks and buy Generac and have transfer switch professionally installed.

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    OKC, OK
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Age:55 - 64
    Usage:Once per month
    It has what the average household needs.

    Customer review by The Man

    5.0 stars by The Man

    Only time will tell if it holds up well over the long haul, or if the investment was a poor decision. Realistically I don't believe it is meant for heavy duty service, but if taken good care of, and with only emergency duty, I will expect a long service life (many years) of reliable service.

    The Man
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Good product and dependable

    Customer review by precorz

    5.0 stars by precorz

    Although we have had this generator less than 2 months, we put 70 hours on it during one extended power outage in the area. It started up without a problem and ran flawlessly the whole time. So far, I have no complaints.

    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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