Generac CorePower, 7,000 Watts (LP) / 6000 Watts (NG) Home Standby Generator with 50 Amp Transfer Switch (CARB Compliant)

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Generac CorePower, 7,000 Watts (LP) / 6000 Watts (NG) Home Standby Generator with 50 Amp Transfer Switch (CARB Compliant)
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The Generac CorePower 7kW Standby Generator features fully automatic operation. Designed to assist you when camping or when in an emergency, it can provide you with the power you need quickly. Each Generac standby generator comes with a 50 amp transfer switch. It uses a revolving automatic field alternator for maximum performance. It also includes an eight-circuit load center style auto transfer switch. This home standby generator (CARB compliant) is efficient and powerful. It is housed in a weather protective composite polymer enclosure and comes with a mounting pad that helps to keep it up and off the ground. An enclosed critical grade muffler, a manual on/off switch and a 7-day exerciser helps to boost functionality. The main line circuit breaker and timed trickle battery charger ensure that use is safe and secure at all times.

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The Generac CorePower 7kW Standby Generator features fully automatic operation. Designed to assist you when camping or when in an emergency, it can provide you with the power you need quickly. Each Generac standby generator comes with a 50 amp transfer switch. It uses a revolving automatic field alternator for maximum performance. It also includes an eight-circuit load center style auto transfer switch. This home standby generator (CARB compliant) is efficient and powerful. It is housed in a weather protective composite polymer enclosure and comes with a mounting pad that helps to keep it up and off the ground. An enclosed critical grade muffler, a manual on/off switch and a 7-day exerciser helps to boost functionality. The main line circuit breaker and timed trickle battery charger ensure that use is safe and secure at all times.


Generac CorePower 7kW Standby Generator:

  • Generac standby generator with 50 amp transfer switch uses a fully automatic operation
  • Standby generator includes automatic transfer switch
  • Revolving field alternator design
  • Automatic voltage regulation
  • Weather protective composite polymer enclosure and mounting pad
  • Enclosed critical grade muffler
  • Includes 8 circuit load center style auto transfer switch (50A)
  • Manual/Auto/Off switch and 7 day exerciser
  • Main line circuit breaker and timed trickle battery charger

Specifications

Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
Model No.: 5837
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 280.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 24.0 x 33.0 x 38.0
Walmart No.: 1152374
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8/1/2012

Customer review by Steve77

5.0 stars 8/1/2012 by Steve77
by Steve77

We bought the core power after reviewing the competitions products based on the quality of the engineering and innovations. We have a 1400 SQFT house and the core power will power the refrigerator, water pump, oilfurnace, gas stove, kitchen lights, microwave, upstairs bedroom and living room TV. The cost of the core power is not the only cost however, so price out your electrician and gas company hook up. The electrician cost us $1500, the gas company hook up cost $700, Battery $100 & permits & inspections cost $300. You may have to build a concrete pad and dig a trench to run the utilities. Make sure you hire an electrician who is GENERAC trained in the installation. You will need to site the generator so that it meets local requirements. We installed a 100gallon LP tank --- at half power you can go for at least 3 to 5 days Once it is in and working you will not have that panic feeling when they say a big storm is on the way

Steve77
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Uneven power to computer is a real concern
12/1/2012

Customer review by Virginia

3.0 stars 12/1/2012 by Virginia
by Virginia

My house is small, so I didn't need a large generator. This unit powers most items in the house, but not central a/c or microwave. I have a home-based business so having a generator for back-up power was important. When the generator was tested after installation, it pulsed uneven power to my computer equipment and very much had the potential of doing damage. The electrician had to buy & install a power conditioner so that the system is usable. Same electrician had massive issues with the installation, including 4 failed inspections. Though he had a lot of experience w/Generac system installations in general, this was the first PowerCore he installed, and apparently it posed a lot of problems for him. The generator goes through it's weekly test-run without any issues, but I've not had a real power outage yet to report on a real-life episode.

Virginia
Richmond
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
One big initial glitch...
5/25/2012

Customer review by Bruce

4.0 stars 5/25/2012 by Bruce
by Bruce

First the glitch: within a month of our installation (November '11), the starter motor seized. Of course without an easy way to see the control panel warning lights, it took a couple/three weeks before we noticed a problem, and then a month between the tech diagnosis and the new part arrival and installation. So we were generator-less for close to 2 months altogether. Since the repair, we have not had a power failure to test it out fully, but the weekly exercise has gone off without hitch (5 mos now). The repair tech was pleasant, if somewhat unfamiliar with the unit. But he was walked through the diagnosis by Generac so that's all the really matters. Assuming it holds together for the long term, the features, capacity and price point make it a great little unit. I have suggested this generator to friends and family.

Bruce
Carver
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Just right for home backup and almost a drop in installation
6/13/2012

Customer review by Art

5.0 stars 6/13/2012 by Art
by Art

For my 3000sq ft home this is a perfect fit. Using for backup to cover refridgerator, well pump, furnace, network and odds and ends like garage door. With the transfer switch already supplied and matched to the 7KW generator, and great instructions, this is an easy install. Self install is not for everyone one, but if you have previous experience with doing, and the knowledge to do, correct plumbing and electrical, then expect to save at least $1000 on your install. Get your work inspected as you go, research your local codes and you can enjoy not only putting this together, but having the finished backup power you need. I had a 15KW Generac on my last, larger home, and it worked flawlessly when I needed it on several occasions, and was easy maintenace. Just looking this CorePower 7KW over I can see it has the same easy service and is well designed. Sound level is very reasonable given what it does. = The small footprint is great and it looks fine next to the central air outside unit. Wife thought a generator outside this home would look bad but changed her mind when she saw it in place. We definitely would do this again right now if it disappeared!

Art
Wheatfield
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Great product
10/3/2012

Customer review by Walt

5.0 stars 10/3/2012 by Walt
by Walt

We have lost power 13 times this year since April ranging from 2 hours to 7 days. We lost all of our frozen food during the 7 days, At that point I ordered this unit and then took about a week installing it myself. The instructions are good and I also looked up more info on line. If you are comfortable with plumbing and electrical wiring this is not a hard installation. Since I got this up and running we have had 2 more outages and this unit fires up and has us back in power in one minute. Amazing. Also I like the fact that once a week it starts up and exercises itself so that when we need it it is ready. One thing I would advise everyone is to buy a multi meter that can measure Hz/Duty cycle as this will assure you that your generator is "making electricity" as good or better than the power company.

Walt
Philippi
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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Please put this into Units of Therms, as that is the Unit of measure for the provider (MidAmerican Energy) (ie: 122 ccf x 0.981 pressure x 1.034 BTU factor = 124 Therms). My home is <1000sqft. Standard Items and use, NG stove, water heater, Furnace. My average daily wintertime kWh is <40 so the average hourly use is < 2kWh but > 1.5kWh. Help in this matter would be fantastic.
by Bart 2/9/2014
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  • A. There is information out there that tells you the cubic feet of gas per hour for the various generators during operation. Based on my experience, I'm not using any, because my Generac won't start.
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  • A. Generac provides the required gas pressure ratings of automatic standby generators in British Thermal Units and a water column range. While the 7kW unit can cover a wide range of household appliances and items, the exact items it can cover will vary for each application. The 7kW CorePower automatic standby generator, model number 5837, is rated for a continuous output of 7,000 watts when utilizing propane, with a rated amperage of 29.2 amps at 240 volts. When utilizing natural gas, the unit is rated for a continuous output of 6,000 watts, with a rated amperage of 25 amps at 240 volts. Moreover, when operating at full load on natural gas, the unit requires 148,000 btu/hour and 5-7” water column. When utilizing a liquid propane vapor fuel source, the generator requires 115,000 btu/hour and 10-12” water column. The conversion to therms is 1 therm=100,000 BTU; so a 7kW operating on natural gas at full load will consume approximately 1.48 therms per hour and a 7kW operating on liquid propane vapor at full load will consume approximately 1.15 therms per hour. If you have any other product-related comments, questions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
    by Generac11/2/2014
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