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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
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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


Model
  Model Number:5735
 UPC:696471057355
 Manufacturer:Generac
 Made in USA:Yes
Engine
 Brand:Generac
 Starting System:12-Volt Button Start
 HP/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
 Voltage120/240 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Alternator:Brush
 Auto Voltage Regulation:Yes
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:73 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
 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
Overview
 Assembly Required:Yes
 Weight:400 Lbs. (181.44 kilograms)
 Dimensions:48.5"L x 31"W x 39.5"H
(123.19 x 78.74 x 100.33 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Warranty:1 Year
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NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)

NEMA L5-20R
NEMA L5-30R

NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R

NEMA 14-50R

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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 Mike, 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 Mike, 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 Mike, 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 Mike, 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 Mike, 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 Mike, 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 Mike, 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 Mike, 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 Mike, 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 Mike, 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 Mike, 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 Mike, 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 Mike, 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 Mike, 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 Mike, 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 Mike, 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 Mike, Product Expert
Q: Hi Jim. 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 Mike, 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 Mike, Product Expert
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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
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385
Bryan
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/29/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
35 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Powerful Hurricane Generator
I live in Southwest Louisiana and auxiliary power will be required at some point in the future. We are subject to hurricanes and other storms that produce high winds. Power failures are usually a result of trees falling onto power lines or lightening strikes. I purchased a Generac GP17500E- 17,500 watt electric start, portable generator from Power Equipment Direct on July 10, 2012 at a good price and received it on-time and in perfect condition. Before the generator was purchased plans were... more
Pros: Exceeded Expectations, Features, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Bryan Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Bryan,
Please be aware that it clearly states in the owner's manual that you should NEVER run a generator indoors, regardless if you have the exhaust exiting the building. Main reason is that even a small exhaust leak, that can go virtually undetected, can fill an interior space with carbon monoxide very quickly. You can also experience engine running issues with the exhaust extended because additional back-pressure is created. Operating the generator like this will void the warranty. Also as an air-cooled generator, this machine requires as much air as possible to keep it from overheating.

NEVER store engine with fuel in tank indoors or in enclosed, poorly ventilated areas where fumes may reach an open flame, spark or pilot light as on a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer or other gas appliance.
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Roy M.
Waterbliet, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/11/13
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Engine Shuts Down When Given Full Throttle After Warm-up
Called Generac company & spoke w/rep. Explained engine shut down problem and she referred me to a local Generac service dealer. Told me to take it to them. I find this totally unacceptable for this product. The oil level was checked several times and is at the correct level as marked on the dipstick.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use
Cons: Heavy, Unreliable, Engine Shuts Down After Giving Full Throttle, Generator Shuts Down When Run At Full Throttle
Roy Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Roy,
As an on-line retailer, any issues with the product need to addressed by a local Genearc dealer. Since this is a new generator, any service done should be covered under warranty.
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Roy Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Your company was very responsive and a pleasure to do business with."
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Frank R.
Southington, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/29/13
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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Michael R.
Cape Coral, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/15/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
07
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Whole House Standby Power.
The Generac GP17500E is connected to a Generac Mobile Link, A 50 Amp automatic switch behind the meter, It was installed by the local electric service company. Everything is working good.
Michael Recommends This Generac Product
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Daniel A.
Culpeper, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/5/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding Piece Of Equipment
This generator is a beast. Had our first outage after getting this unit and it exceeded my expectations, I have an all electric 3000 sq ft house and it powered it all to include 2 heat pumps and air handlers there was nothing that we could through at this unit that would make it skip a beat a must have if you lose power often. The only down side is the weight of the unit this thing is heavy.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Cons: Heavy
Daniel Recommends This Generac Product
Daniel Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipping was great positive experience all around."
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Michael M.
Honesdale, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/30/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
03
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Still Waiting For Parts
15 Minutes after first startup, the bolt that holds coil on engine came out destroying the coil and breaking the cooling fan. Still waiting for parts but things happen. I think I will like it once I get it going.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Quiet
Michael Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
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Michael,
We're sorry to hear that you're having issues with your generator. If you're having any issues getting parts from Generac, please let us know.
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Reid C.
Magnolia, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/8/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Price Monster Generator
I wanted the biggest portable generator I could find. The price for the watts were perfect. I found it at Electric Generators Direct. You get more then you think. I did not want $11,000 setting on the side of the house. If I need to bug out. I can take along the power I will need. Thanks EGD.
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Reid Recommends This Generac Product
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David
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/15/14
REVIEWED
APR.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
What A Machine!!
I have owned this generator for about 2 months now. We have not had an outage yet, but I tested the heck out of it!! The size of this unit blew me away! After un-boxing and setup, we fired it up. After a small warmup period, we load tested this device for approx. 50 minutes.

Pros: I powered my house, my barn, and a fifth-wheel camper with an absurd amount of stuff running than we ever have on at once. This unit didn't blink. Two freezers, three refrigerators, furnace, water-pump,... more
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Cons: Lack Of Ammeter
David Recommends This Generac Product
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John F.
Rushsylbania, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/13/13
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
"get What You Pay For"
It' heavy, it's some what loud, it's got the power to run the entire house and smaller circuits on the barn. I hooked the generator up to a double throw transfer switch with an inlet receptacle, when the utility power goes out, throw switch, plug in, start generator, house fully operating. Since it is portable it isn't a permanent installation to the house and I can take it with me if I move. " I got exactly what I paid for".
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Durable, It's Portable So I Can Move It Anywhere I Need It
Cons: 50 Amp Plug Outlet Could Be Located In A Better Place
John Recommends This Generac Product
John Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Got the generator shipped on the date promised, no problem with shipper, purchase was easy. Would do it again on large item. On the other hand not satisfied with the (plastic) 50 amp inlet box, and the 25 ft. 50 amp cord (the male end that plugs into the generator should be straight instead of a 90 degree plug, the generator is set up for a straight male plug)."
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Joe
Manassas, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/25/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Made It Through The Ice Storm Power Outage
I wanted to wait to write my review until after I had a chance to use the generator (was installed last month), and the ice storm last night gave me that opportunity. I woke up to no power this morning and the house temp was in the 50s - upper 20s outside. I went out and connected my Generac GP17500E and had all the power I needed until the power came back on 9 hours later. I just refueled it and estimate it consumed just over 1 gallon per hour.

During the course of the run, one of my 3-ton... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Cons: Heavy, Loud
Joe Recommends This Generac Product
Joe Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The purchase and shipping was quick and painless."
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Russ W.
Brooksville, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/16/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
18
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Gp17500e
We bought this generator to run some equipment on a trailer. Assembly and usage of the generator was very easy. Very reliable and powerful
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Russ Recommends This Generac Product
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