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Generac GP17500E - 17,500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator

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Grade

Style
Run Watts
17,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
26,250
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Ideal for Job Site or Home Backup Power
Generates plenty of electricity for work or home power

Electric Start (12VDC 365-CCA Battery Included)
Starts with a simple press of a button
Easily charge the battery during use via 12-Volt outlet on panel

992cc Generac OHVI Engine - Designed Specifically For Generators
Provides longer life and longer maintenance intervals

Automatic Idle Control
Reduces noise, increase fuel efficiency and extends life

Full Pressure Lubrication
Eliminates wear during start-up and extends life

16-Gallon Gas Tank
Generates up to 10 hours of electricity at half load

Portablility Kit
Includes 12" all terrain tires and heavy-duty lifting eye

This unit is NOT for sale in California
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start
CC
992 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
1 Year
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
26250 Watts
Rated Watts
17500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
73 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Portability Kit
Pneumatic Wheels
Tank Size
16 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
10 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Plastic
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
Yes
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
Yes
Neutral Type
Floating
Battery
Included
Plugs
12-Amp DC
1
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
1
NEMA L5-20R
1
NEMA L5-30R
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
NEMA 14-50R
1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
400 Pounds
Product Length
48.5 Inches
Product Width
31 Inches
Product Height
39.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
696471057355
Model
5735

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  19 Questions
Q: I have a 15,000 watt generac gasoline generator, is a natural gas conversion kit avaveibel ?
is a permanent enclosier avalible ?

by Gene Tedder from Florida on December 18, 2013

A: Thanks for your inquiry.....Generator manufacturers do not offer conversion kits or permanent enclosures for portable generators.

We at Power Equipment Direct do not recommend converting your gasoline portable generator to an alternative fuel and doing so will void the manufacturer’s warranty and may cause damage to the generator itself. These conversions are not recommended by any of the generator manufacturers.

Gasoline has an Ignition Point of 475–536 °F. When a generator is manufactured to run solely on gasoline these temperatures are taken into consideration and the engine components are made to handle these temperatures.

Propane (LP) has an Ignition Point of 920-1020°F and Natural Gas (NG) has an Ignition Point of 900–1500°F. These higher temperatures will cause damage over time on any “gas only” powered engine.

The following guidelines cover Honda engines (Also applies to other engine manufacturers) modified to run on fuels other than the one for which they were designed, such as converting an engine to run on propane (LP) or natural gas (NG).


• Honda gasoline engines are certified to operate on unleaded fuel with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher, containing no more than 10% ethanol (E10).

• Any change to the original configuration of a certified Honda engine is a potential violation of the Clean Air Act prohibition against tampering (40 CFR §1068.101(b)(1)). The tampering prohibition is important because poorly designed and installed modifications can increase emissions.

• The Clean Air Act prohibits anyone from removing or rendering inoperative any device or design element installed on engines in compliance with regulations. These actions are considered tampering, which carries a civil penalty up to $37,500 for each engine or equipment in violation.

• Engines converted by a third party (OEM, dealer, converter, etc.) to run on a different fuel type must be recertified with the EPA on the new fuel to comply with applicable emission standards. The third party must recertify under a new family and notify Honda to not include the modified engines in the original family.

• Converted engines to be sold for use in California must meet CARB requirements and the converter must obtain approval from CARB. EPA certificates or tampering exemptions will not satisfy the requirement for CARB certification.

• Once certified, the third party must remove the Honda emission control label and apply a compliant emission control label for the new fuel indicating the new certifying manufacturer. Honda will no longer assume any responsibility as the certifying manufacturer.

• The Honda Distributor's Limited Warranty does not extend to parts affected or damaged by the conversion to or use of fuel other than the fuel for which the engine was originally designed.


• Honda offers V-twin engines specifically designed and certified for use in LP/NG applications. The engines incorporate special design features that address the higher combustion temperatures and reduced lubrication to the valve guide area (since it is a dry fuel, not liquid). Please contact your sales representative or distributor for additional information.


Disclaimer: The guidance provided is intended for Honda dealer/distributor informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You must contact the appropriate certifying agencies if you require information on how regulations apply to your specific application.

The regulations and additional information can be found at these web sites:

EPA Regulations

CARB Compliance

by Jared, Product Expert
Q: I was interested in buying the Generac GP17500E. I did my homework and believe it is the one for me. The questions I have are:

1. Can I convert it to propane?

2. How long will a 15lb propane tank last on this generator if I'm not powering the whole house and just the bare necessities?

Thank you Ryan

by Ryan from New York on October 16, 2013

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

We at Power Equipment Direct do not recommend converting your gasoline portable generator to an alternative fuel and doing so will void the manufacturer’s warranty and may cause damage to the generator itself. These conversions are not recommended by any of the generator manufacturers.

Gasoline has an Ignition Point of 475–536 °F. When a generator is manufactured to run solely on gasoline these temperatures are taken into consideration and the engine components are made to handle these temperatures.

Propane (LP) has an Ignition Point of 920-1020°F and Natural Gas (NG) has an Ignition Point of 900–1500°F. These higher temperatures will cause damage over time on any “gas only” powered engine.

The following guidelines cover Honda engines (Also applies to other engine manufacturers) modified to run on fuels other than the one for which they were designed, such as converting an engine to run on propane (LP) or natural gas (NG).


• Honda gasoline engines are certified to operate on unleaded fuel with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher, containing no more than 10% ethanol (E10).

• Any change to the original configuration of a certified Honda engine is a potential violation of the Clean Air Act prohibition against tampering (40 CFR §1068.101(b)(1)). The tampering prohibition is important because poorly designed and installed modifications can increase emissions.

• The Clean Air Act prohibits anyone from removing or rendering inoperative any device or design element installed on engines in compliance with regulations. These actions are considered tampering, which carries a civil penalty up to $37,500 for each engine or equipment in violation.

• Engines converted by a third party (OEM, dealer, converter, etc.) to run on a different fuel type must be recertified with the EPA on the new fuel to comply with applicable emission standards. The third party must recertify under a new family and notify Honda to not include the modified engines in the original family.

• Converted engines to be sold for use in California must meet CARB requirements and the converter must obtain approval from CARB. EPA certificates or tampering exemptions will not satisfy the requirement for CARB certification.

• Once certified, the third party must remove the Honda emission control label and apply a compliant emission control label for the new fuel indicating the new certifying manufacturer. Honda will no longer assume any responsibility as the certifying manufacturer.

• The Honda Distributor's Limited Warranty does not extend to parts affected or damaged by the conversion to or use of fuel other than the fuel for which the engine was originally designed.


• Honda offers V-twin engines specifically designed and certified for use in LP/NG applications. The engines incorporate special design features that address the higher combustion temperatures and reduced lubrication to the valve guide area (since it is a dry fuel, not liquid). Please contact your sales representative or distributor for additional information.


Disclaimer: The guidance provided is intended for Honda dealer/distributor informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You must contact the appropriate certifying agencies if you require information on how regulations apply to your specific application.

The regulations and additional information can be found at these web sites:

EPA - EPA

CARB - CARB


The run times will always vary based on the actual load put on the generator.



by Jared, Product Expert
Q: The GENERAC GP17500 Watts electric generator has two 240V outlets on generator panel. One is 50AMP 240 V and other is 30AMP 240V. I bought this generator for its 17,500 rated Watts capacity. Therefore, I should be able to utilize the rated watts output to provide me power in the house. My electrician mentions that he will provide the manual transfer switch and receptacle to connect 50AMP 240 V generator out put to the connecting house receptacle via the 50Amp 240 V generator cord. I wanted to know from you if it is possible to use generators 30AMP 240 V receptacle to connect with 2nd receptacle for the house via the transfer switch to the electric water heater which is all independent circuit which is connected via the home circuit breaker with a 240V line. It is a 40gallon water heater tank. Its individual double circuit breaker shows two 15AMP switch. Your help in this will be appreciated. I dont mind the extra charges for connecting the 2nd receptacle of 30AMP 240V circuit that can be tapped from the same manual transfer switch. If yes, how it can be done subject to the approval of meeting the electrical code requirements. If not, what can be done to utilize this extra power to provide juice to my 40 gallon Hot Water tank during the power outage.
by Prem Mehta from New Jersey on March 27, 2013

A: It is not recommended to connect to 2 separate panels via the generators outlets due to causing off balanced loads on the alternator and damaging the generator and possibly the equipment you are connecting to it.

CAUTION: EQUIPMENT DAMAGE – Balanced Load

Failure to properly limit and balance the load applied to the generator will cause the generator to produce low voltage and may damage the engine generator set. It may also cause severe damage to the loads connected to the generator at that time. Improper loading of the generator set constitutes abuse and will not be covered by warranty.

by Jared, Product Expert
Q: I'm interested in the Generac GP17500E.
1. When the generator is powering the house during a blackout, how do you know when the power is restored?
2. What is the yearly maintainance of it?
3. If it breaks down how and where can I get it serviced?

by Steve Lo from Connecticut on February 02, 2013

A: When using the generator properly connected to the included transfer switch the circuits in the switch are properly disconnected from the utility service. So, when your utility service returns the other circuits in your electrical panel are going to be powered while the generator circuits are safely disconnected from them. When your other lights and appliances come back on you will know.

The maintenance is listed in the owner's manual available on the site and comes with the unit. Typically it will be oil changes, oil filter changes, air filter changes and spark plug changes. You will have a maintenance schedule to follow based on the usage time of the unit.

All service is performed by your local manufacturers service dealer who handles all warranty and general service on the generators. You can find on via the following link....

How To Find A Local Service Center

by Jared, Product Expert
Q: How are you Jim purchased the 17500 generac what a monster. I have 60amp sub panel and a 100 amp main service. My question is can I run a 50amp outlet to my main panel and a 30 amp outlet to my sub panel.
Thanks for your time and enjoy your holidays
Kosta

by Kosta from New York on December 30, 2012

A: It is not recommended to connect to 2 separate panels via the generators outlets due to causing off balanced loads on the alternator and damaging the generator and possibly the equipment you are connecting to it.

The best way to connect this generator is to connect a manual transfer switch directly after your electrical meter allowing the generator to be an exact replacement to your utility power when it goes out. You will however need to manage your circuits as this generator is not designed or large enough to power an entire home.

The following 100A switch is recommended since you have 100A service....

TCA1006DR

by Jared, Product Expert
Q: What generator do I need to run a 211 Miller MIG welder?
by Brad from Florida on September 02, 2012

A: The running amperage load on the MM 211 is 25A @ 230V and when you do the math (A x V = W) it comes to 5750 watts. The problem is it does not show the starting amperage load and typically MIG welders require a steady sine wave along with high starting.

I've heard a good professional 7500 watt generator could handle the load as long as you keep the amp output low because when you jump to 175A output or higher the unit will struggle and your welder will not keep a constant arch.

The larger generators have higher output capacity but you are limited to the 50A outlet so your going to max out at 12,500 watts on them and might still have problems.

If you keep the welds to 1/8th and under or short welds you would be ok but that never happens.

by Jared, Product Expert
Q: If I order the Generac GP17500 what transfer panel (box) do you recommend for maximum service?

by Don Stewart from Mississippi on August 24, 2012

A: I recommend the TWB2005DR which is mounted between your meter and main panel allowing you to manage your entire electrical panels circuits.

You must have 200A service for this to work.

TWB2005DR

by Jared, Product Expert
Q: What is the replacement battery for the 5735?
by John Sweat from Florida on August 16, 2012

A: They use a Group U1..
Note: PURCHASE LOCALLY - COLD CRANKING AMPS @ 0 F: 300 CRANKING AMPS & @ 32 F: 365 CRANKING AMPS.
by Jared, Product Expert
Q: Jim,

Are the outputs of the gp17500e in synch? I'm wondering if I could hook both the 50 and 30 amp into the same panel to get the full range of the generator.

by Timothy Drag from New Jersey on August 04, 2012

A: No, you cannot tie the 50A to the 30A outlet to get the full output, full output from the generator is not possible and any alterations to the unit will void the warranty.

50A is the maximum you can get at one time from this generator allowing a maximum of 12500 watts.


by Jared, Product Expert
Q: Hello, I was wondering if you buy a large generator like this and want to hook it up directly to the panel of a house to get maximum wattage capability, how do you do this? I currently have a 50 amp plug that goes into my box, and I see there is a 50 A outlet on this machine....But how to you maximize the full amperage output into the box? Thank you.
by Andy from Washington on July 14, 2012

A: With large generators you are limited by the largest outlet do the maximum you can get at one time is 12500 watts and the remaining wattage is available from the other outlets.

Portable generators are not designed to run your entire panel at the same time, it must be managed.

The proper way to connect to the entire panel is with a whole house style switch like model TWB2005DR.

This switch is rated at 200A and is mounted between the meter and your main panel allowing you to manage the entire panel without going beyond the maximum of 12500 watts.

I typically suggest having your breakers. Olof coated for day circuits and night circuits which helps keep you from overloading the generator.

If you want to do the entire panel you would want to think about whole house home standby generators like the Generac Guardian Series units.
by Jared, Product Expert
Q: Hello, I'm considering the Generac GP17500E to run most if at all of my house. All circuits wouldn't really need to be on all the time. My big units to run is a 3.5 ton AC central air, Well pump, electric water heater, 2 fridges and a freezer. TV and certain lights as needed.

What transfer switch would I need w/ this unit?

by Jason from Maryland on July 06, 2012

A: Jason, here's the transfer switch that we recommend.

http://www.electricgeneratorsdirect.com/Generac-6296/p8535.html
by Jared, Product Expert
Q: Hello,
I bought this unit from you last fall, and need to buy a cover.
Th X-lg listed under accessories is too small.
Please let me know if you have one that fits available.

by Brian Ordelheide from Virginia on April 02, 2012

A: Actually the X-Large cover fits perfectly as I have fit tested these covers for all the models we offer.

by Jared, Product Expert
Q: Hey Jim, I have the GP17500. How do you charge the battery? In the package there is a 12v start cable. Does this hook up to a trickle charger or is some way else to charge the batt when not in use?

Thank you, Anthony Norcia

by Anthony Norcia from Connecticut on February 18, 2012

A: The generator charges the battery when in use and the generator should be started every 7 days per the owner's manual. This properly lubricates the engine, keeps fuel moving through the carburetor to prevent clogging and it charges the battery.

Otherwise, you need to follow the long term storage process according to the manual and then us a trickle charger on the battery to keep it charged.

by Jared, Product Expert
Q: What is the maximum output in watts out of the NEMA 14-50R outlet I can get from a XP 10000E Generac Generator
by Michael Teixeira from Connecticut on January 08, 2012

A: Any 50A outlet, receptacle, cord or switch has a maximum of 12,500 watts....Amps x Volts = Watts.
by Jared, Product Expert
Q: Ref: Generac Model 5735
We have a 200 AMP service and would like to use the 100 AMP manual transfer switch.
Does the 100 AMP switch work the same way as the Kit50-25SB?
Is the reason for the price difference the circuit breakers for the 100 AMP switch?

by Ken McDaniel from Louisiana on May 04, 2011

A: Yes, the TRC1005C operates the same as the Kit50-25SB except the Kit includes the breakers, power inlet box and power cord. All of these items would need to be purchased when selecting the TRC1005C.

by Jared, Product Expert
Q: Can the Generac model 5735 (17,500 KW)be converted to tri-fuel? Does Generac offer a conversion kit for this?
by Gary from Arkansas on April 21, 2011

A: This model is specifically engineered to operate on gasoline only and Generac does not offer a conversion kit. If converted to different fuel type you will void the manufacturers warranty which we do not recommend.

by Jared, Product Expert
Q: I just received the generator I purchased from you (Generac GP5500 - 5500 Watt Portable Generator) and it comes with a bottle of oil. It does not say on the bottle what type it is. 30 weight or 10w30? Do you know so that it is the proper oil to use for the current temperature.
Thanks, Larry

by Larry from Ohio on March 26, 2011

A: Generac uses 10W30 in their kits that get sent with the portable generators.
by Jared, Product Expert
Q: Hi Mike. I bought a 17.5 kw Generac and want to use it to power the whole house. Is there a way to get more than 50 amps to a transfer switch.? What transfer switch would you choose?
by Peter Matheson from Nevada on February 19, 2011

A: The best way to connect to your home panel and have the ability to use all your circuits is to use a manual transfer panel based on the amperage size of your existing panel. (100A or 200A) This transfer panel would be mounted between your meter and your main panel breaker so you have control of all of your circuits. You still need to control them according to the load without exceeding the maximum of 12,500 watts through the 50A outlet. In a normal situation no one normally uses anywhere near 12,500 watts at any one time. The link below will show you some of the switches we have to give you more options.

100A Transfer Panels

200A Transfer Panels
by Jared, Product Expert
Q: How does this generator start in cold weather with the electric start? What is the difference between OHV engine & Generac's OHVI engine?
by Daryl Hammond from Ohio on January 17, 2011

A: Portable generators are normally stored inside and the B&S 30471 comes with a float style battery charger which is plugged into the generator when not in use. This allows the generator battery to have a sufficient charge when the generator is needed to start.

An OHV (Overhead Valve) engine is compact designed and generally makes the unit operate quieter. The Generac OHVI (Overhead Valve Industrial) engine is built robustly with premium power and high performance and comes with a fully pressurized oil lubrication system and spin-on filter.
by Jared, Product Expert
Generac 5735 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (26)
Price (22)
I'd Buy It Again (16)
Features (16)
Exceeded Expectations (13)
Cons
Heavy (13)
Unreliable (5)
Low Quality (4)
Durability (3)
Bad Instructions (2)
83% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
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Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
8475 Helpful Votes
Electric Generators Direct Recommended

An extremely popular generator in Florida. Most homes in Hurricane country are powered entirely by electricity -- no natural gas or propane fuel source.

Standby generators simply don't work in these situations because they need natural gas or propane to generate electricity.

Many homeowners would like a standby generator, but they don't want to install an unsightly propane tank in their back yard. Their only option is a portable gasoline-powered generator with a big gas tank.

The... more
Jared Recommends This Model
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Frank R.
Southington, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/29/13
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
14
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Beauty And The Beast
We needed portability AND power. This was the answer. 17,500 running Watts and 26,250 starting Watts. Great Price. Incredible Online Support. Paired it with the Generac 6380 50 Amp 12-16 circuit Indoor Manual Transfer Switch plus the Generac 6344 50 Amp Twistlock Raintight aluminum Power Inlet Box plus the 6344 Generac 6389 50 Amp 25 foot Straight Blade Power Cord.

Generator came with oil and even extra fuel and air filters. Took less than 30 minutes to unpack the generator, connect... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, Durable
Frank Recommends This Generac Product
Frank Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Everything I needed on the site. Easy to use."
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John B.
Mattawan, MI
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Foreign Made Junker
Have had nothing but problems with this unit since new. Hard starting despite using ethanol-free fuel. Backfiring, smoking, not to mention tires went flat 2 months after it was new. Have had it serviced 5 times and has only been used for 21 hours. Will never buy another Generac product.
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
John,
We are sorry to learn of the issues that you've experienced with your GP17500E. As we are unfamiliar with the causes of your these issues, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) to discuss your experience in further detail. Once we are able to extend correspondence, we can address servicing and warranty-related concerns as well.
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Terry R.
Pleasant Hill, MO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/31/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
25
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
A Positive Experience So Far
From placing the order to having it delivered to my home on a lift gate truck, things went just as promised. Easy to assemble and easy to hook up. Haven't had a chance to give it a full-blown trial run yet but from what I've seen so far I expect it will do everything I need, My only complaint is that I had to run two separate lines to get the full wattage, the 50 amp outlet supplies only 12000 w. I ran another line from the 30 amp 240v outlet to a sub-panel to utilize the rest of it's power,
Terry Recommends This Generac Product
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John
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/24/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
18
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Cautionary Note
Received generator. The shipping container looked OK. Opened carton and saw no damages to worry about. Shipper requested us to do it while they were present. Every thing looked OK. However once assembled and started the engine leaked oil while running. Oil leak got worse the longer it was run. Only ran engine for less than a total of 30 minutes. Problem was a cracked aluminum engine block. This was discovered by Generac serviceman. Generac corp was notified of bad engine on Dec 4. The... more
Pros: Price
Cons: Heavy, Low Quality, Generac Quality Assurance Seems To Be Lackin
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
John,
Thank you for providing feedback about the generator and the warranty process. We have passed on this information on to Generac.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
John,
We are sorry to learn of your unit's issues. If you have not done so already, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) with the serial number of your personal unit, so that we can document your personal case. If you need help getting into contact with the independent authorized service provider that you are currently working with, please know that we can be reached 24/7 at the number provided above.
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William I.
Bentonville, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/3/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Nice Generator
Let me start by saying that when I ordered this generator, I was told that it was going to be at least a week untill it was delivered--I was given grossly incorrect information--the generator was in fact ready the next day for delivery by the trucking company....WOW what service...in fact the driver who delivered it said that it came from a warehouse in a neighboring town 10 miles from my house in Virginia, then shipped to Maryland and then back to my house...this makes no sense to me, but they... more
William Recommends This Generac Product
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Harry M.
Sorrento, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/1/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Emergency Power
Searched for best buy and found your Generac GP17500E. plan to use in case of power outages to power well, sump pump, two refrigerators, freezer, Direct TV with internet, and phone service, lights and ceiling fans. My electrician was impressed when he completed hookup and test. We live in a rural area on the bottom end of electric service,

Unit arrived in excellent condition and despite no setup instructions I was able to do the necessary assembly to make it operational, started... more
Harry Recommends This Generac Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Harry,
The assembly instructions (Wheels/Axle) are very brief in the owner’s manual.
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Steven S.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/6/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Started Easily
Received the generator and everything was as described. Added the oil and gas, then cranked it up. It started right away and ran flawlessly... Will test it's capacity soon.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Its Heavy But I Knew That When I Bought It
Steven Recommends This Generac Product
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Charles E.
Palatka, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/31/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Impressions
I hadn't realized the size of this generator until it arrived the pictures make it look very similar to our old 5550 Generac. The unit arrives on a pallet, with a cardboard cover. I was surprised (and happy) to see an oil cooler, a very nice flexible oil drain hose, a very good sized muffler, and everything very accessible.
I performed the required assembly by myself. Loose items you must assemble are the handle, the foot, and the wheels. It is very helpful to have numerous pieces of 2x4... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Bad Instructions, Difficult To Assemble
Charles Recommends This Generac Product
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Luis G.
Palm Coast, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/31/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy With Purchase
I purchased a Generac Generator model 5735, It is a beast! Arived promptly and on time with a very courteous driver that was nice enough to place it in my garage, guess he took a look at my wife with a little dolly and felt sorry for her, thank you.
We managed to put it together in a day, with just the two of us, two older folks both disabled. We struggled, fanegled and invented in order to put the wheels on but once we put the wheel on the rest was easy.

The electrician will be coming... more
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Robert D.
Catawissa, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/16/15
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JAN.
19
2016
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Very Pleased
Good name brand generator. At an unmatched price. Shipped quickly and arrived in perfect shape. Folks at Electric Generators Direct are helpful.
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Rob W.
Annapolis, MD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/24/15
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JAN.
11
2016
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Gp17500e - Economical Whole House Power
I thought and researched for a long time..... We would lose power infrequently, but when we had ice or wind storm damage, we would be down for 3-5 days since we live in a low density area and are therefore low priority during big outages. I just could not pony-up the cash for a fully automatic standby system - we don't lose power that often.

I bought the GP17500 a 50' 6390 power cord, 6344 outside connection box, an interlock kit for my primary 200 amp panel and some watt meters so I could... more
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Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Rob,
We always suggest using a manual transfer switch for any application that requires power to hardwired circuits. A manual transfer switch is your best form of protection to prevent an overloaded generator.
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