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Generac XG8000E - 8000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator

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Grade

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Run Watts
8,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
10,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
OHVI
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Generac OHVI Engine
Provides premium quality power
Engineered for high performance
Full Pressure Oil Lubrication System

Oversized Full-Wrap Frame Tubing & Impact Resistant Corners
Durable construction which minimizes damage from rough handling

Illuminated Control Panel
Brightens up controls for better visibility

Power Bar
Keeps an eye on your wattage output for improved performance

Covered Outlets
Protects your connection from the environment

Start/Stop Fuel Shut-Off & Choke Controls
Easy to reach on the control panel for better control

Low-Oil Shut Down & Hour Meter
Protects engine from damage & tracks usage for maintenance

External Battery Charge Jack (Includes Charger)
Plug in your generator when not in use to keep battery charged


Model
  Model Number:5747
 UPC:696471057478
 Manufacturer:Generac
 Made in USA:Yes
Engine
 Brand:Generac OHVI
 Starting System:12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
 HP/CC:410 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:33 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
 Portability Kit:NeverFlat
 Tank Size:9 Gallons
 Run Time (50% Load):10 Hours
 Fuel Tank Material:Metal
 Fuel Gauge:Yes
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:Not Measured by Manufacturer 
 Idle Control:No
 Hour Meter:Yes
 Voltage Meter:No
 Lifting Eye:No
 Battery:Included
Overview
 Assembly Required:Yes
 Weight:250 Lbs. (113.40 kilograms)
 Dimensions:31.5"L x 25.5"W x 28"H
(80.01 x 64.77 x 71.12 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Warranty:1 Year
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  16 Questions
Q: Mike,

I have a XG8000E, when running will the generator charge the battery?

by Raymond from Connecticut on February 12, 2014

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

The Generac 5747 does not charge the battery while it is running. The generator comes with a wall charger in order to maintain the battery when not in use. Below is a link to the Owner's Manual which will cover this.

Owner's Manual

NOTE: Do not use the battery charger for more than 48 hours at one
charge.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Is there a recommended enclosure for this generator so that it can be used outside when raining or snowing?

Thanks!

by Mike from Ohio on October 21, 2013

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

We do offer the GenTent canopy that gets installed over the generator. This canopy will protect the outlets from getting wet while running in rain or snow. Below is a link to this item.

GenTent GT10KB00TB


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: What are the total number of circuits it can power?
by Frank from Pennsylvania on October 09, 2013

A: Thank you for your inquiry!

The Generac XG8000E is suited to provide 33.3 amps of 240 volt power. This rating does not translate to a specific number of circuits, as there are a wide variety of circuit ratings in the marketplace.

The limiting factor on any 8kW generator is the 30 amp 4-wire 120/240v receptacle which is rated at 30amps. Any of our 30 amp manual switches will work - you would just need to focus on the number of circuits (fixed vs interchangeable) and indoor vs outdoor enclosure. The 30 amp transfer switches that we offer typically range from 6-10 circuits.


by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What is the spark plug number for the XP8000E?
by Don Farrell from Arkansas on February 20, 2013

A: For this information you will need to go to the Generac website and log into the owner's manual section using your serial number. This will give you access to all of the manuals and parts lists for your specific model...here's the link...

Generac Manual Search - SN Required

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Jim, I am thinking about buying the Generac XP8000E for household emergency power after hurricane hits. I noticed the odd looking recepticles on the unit and wonder; can I plug a regular extension cord from the generator to power portable a/c unit, fridge, some lights, and maybe some other needed items? Or, can I run a 4 ton a/c with this unit, as well as my other items listed, and if so what do I need to tie into the house power panel?
by Don Stewart from Mississippi on August 24, 2012

A: Running extension cords limits the output you will get from the generator. The maximum wattage you can get out of a standard outlet is 2400 watts so the maximum you would get out of the 2 paired standard 120V outlets will be 4800 watts.

To maximize the output capacity of a portable generator it is best to connect the generator to your electrical panel using a manual transfer switch, power inlet box and a generator power cord connected to the 30A 4-prong twistlock outlet on the generator.

This will give you a maximum wattage output capacity of 7500 watts (AxV=W) and will allow you to run more equipment.

Portable generators are not designed to power central AC units due to the tremendous amount of power required to start a central AC, even when connected to a manual transfer switch.

The following will help:

How To Connect A Portable Generator To Your Home

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What makes the XP8000E more expensive than the XG8000E? Looking for an 8kW for home use.
by Steve Keefer from Maryland on August 24, 2012

A: The reason the XP model costs more than the XG is because of the features and components.

The XP model is capable of delivering clean power with Generac's Truepower technology.

This is essential when powering sensitive electronics like cell phones, computers, HDTV s and any other electronics that have complex circuitry within them.

The XP also provides two high voltage 30 amp outlets. One rated for 120v and the other rated for 120/240v. The XG only has the 120/240.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What does "fully pressurized oil lubrication system " mean? Does the engine have a oil pump?

by Paul from Ohio on August 20, 2012

A: This means the unit does have an oil pump like your car and with it being fully pressurized like your car the engine will last longer as the parts are being lubricated better.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Should the chargers for the generator battery be pluged in all the time or just for a certain amount of time each month?

by Paul from New Hampshire on August 15, 2012

A: From the owner's manual page 11 (Charging the Battery):

Use battery charger plug to keep the battery charged and ready
for use. Battery charging should be done in a dry location.

1. Plug charger into “Battery Charger Input” jack, located on the
control panel. Plug wall receptacle end of the battery charger
into a 120 Volt AC wall outlet.
2. Unplug battery charger from wall outlet and control panel jack
when generator is going to be in use.

NOTE: Do not use the battery charger for more than 48 hours at one
charge.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Can you recommend a cover for the Generac XG 8000E generator?
by Richard Smith from Connecticut on February 26, 2012

A: I would recommend the Classic Accessories X-Large Generator Cover model 79547. It may be a bit longer but it would cover the width and height better than the large cover would.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Jim,
I'm a licensed NH Electrician I have a Honeywell 7500Watt Portable Generator that will be used to supply selected loads in a non-separately derived residential application as outlined by the 2011 NEC. The tag on this generator indicated that the neutral is bonded to the frame. I need to know if this generator can be made into a floating neutral generator without voiding listings or warranty. If the answer is yes then where and how does the manufacture recommend the removal of the bond? And will the manufacture send a new label that indicates the generator is now a floating neutral generator. This will be an issue with any generator that has its neutral bonded to the frame portable or stationary. Any info that you can give me will be a great help.

Regards,

Ron T.

by Ron Tasker from New Hampshire on January 08, 2012

A: The manufacturer does not recommend removing the bonded neutral from the generator and neither do I and just about 97% of generators on the market have a bonded neutral.

If you need to break the neutral in the generator backup set-up then you need to go with a GFI type transfer switch such as the Reliance Controls "X" series switches.....see link for details.

Reliance 30A GFI Transfer Panels

Reliance 60A GFI Transfer Panels

Note: Typically these switches are not required unless the large transfer switch outlet on the generator is GFI protected which is found on Professional generators such as the Generac "XP" models and not the "XG" model.

The biggest thing, is the fact that a generator has a bonded-neutral does not rule out compatibility with 2-pole transfer switches. The only time that a portable generator will not be compatible with a 2-pole transfer switch is if the generator has a bonded-neutral AND there is a GFCI breaker or GFCI mechanism protecting the receptacle they are using to connect the generator to the transfer switch.

Code does not require switching the neutral, so using a bonded generator with a Pro/Tran is perfectly fine as long as there is not a GFCI built into the receptacle that is being used. If there is a GFCI, it won't work because the breaker trips.

Any time a bonded-neutral generator is connected through a transfer switch to a house wiring system, there are two neutral-to-ground bond points: one at the main panel and one at the generator.

Having two bond points creates 'dual paths' on the ground and neutral, aka "ground loop", meaning the ground wire from the generator to the house panel will share everything with the neutral wire from the generator to the house panel.

This leads to there being a very small amount of current on the ground. If there is a GFCI breaker tied into the generator receptacle, it will sense this current on the ground and trip every time the generator is connected, even under No load.

* If the generator does not have a GFCI protecting the in-use receptacle, there will not be a trip and the generator will power circuits
successfully.

A common argument against this is: "but the ground cannot have any voltage or current in any situation" - this is not true. The NEC states "the ground cannot carry 'objectionable' current".

The ground wire in question is the wire between the house panel and the generator, a small amount of power on this wire is not a safety concern in this type of application.

We have no record of a single injury, or a single inspection ever turned down, related to a bonded neutral generator connected to a home through a 2-pole transfer switch.

Note that this has been done historically for decades, using bonded generators without switching the neutral, ever since generators and transfer switches existed.

There was never a problem until about 10 years ago when generators started adding GFCI's (per OSHA job site requirements) and wiring them into the larger receptacles. GFCI's on the 15 amp 120v outlets are usually separate and not connected to the 4 wire 120/240 outlets, but it's a challenge to identify this without contacting the manufacturer. It varies greatly and is rarely specified in the owners manual.

The entire problem here is related strictly to the GFCI breakers built into bonded-neutral generators, not the fact the generator has the neutral bond alone. In knowing this, if we look at all of the portable generators that are bonded neutral, and then if we separate the models WITH a GFCI breaker protecting the 120/240 outlet, the percentage of these generators is extremely small. These are the only generators that will ultimately require a 3-pole transfer switch that breaks the neutral.

Breaking the neutral simply eliminates the ground loop (dual paths) between the generator and house panel created by having two bond points, and will eliminate the problem of the GFCI breaker tripping.

I hope this information was helpful.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I have ordered a Generac XG8000E

Can I use a transfer switch rated for 30amps or due I need to use one rated 50amps ?

by A Janczyk from Connecticut on January 06, 2012

A: You will want to go with a 30A transfer switch because the largest outlet on the generator is 30A and all 30A outlets, switches, inlet boxes and cords have a maximum wattage rating of 7500 watts.

Rule of thumb is to size your generator to 80% of the generators running capacity, so when a large load kicks in the unit has enough flexibility to handle it and still provide clean voltage output.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Jim,

I am looking for a portable generator 6500W - 8000W that would be safe to run electronics from. I would have tv and computers connected. Is the XG8000E recommended? Is there another? Is there recommended surge/line conditioner to use?

by Kevin Guerrier from New Hampshire on October 01, 2011

A: The most clean power will come from a Home standby unit or an inverter generator. We offer the Honda EU6500IS inverter generator that would be your safest portable option.

The Generac portables are "safe" for running electronics, but the most clean power will come from an inverter.

EU6500IS
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What is the difference between the generac 5747 and the generac 5681 besides the price? Also what is max kw and running kw on both. thanks need answer before ordering.
by John Maurer from Illinois on February 19, 2011

A: In regards to your question, the XG8000E (5747) is designed mainly for construction site use but can be used in residential applications. The GP8000E (5681) is designed for the homeowner. Both models have the exact same engine and alternator with the only difference being the frame construction and the looks. Both units offer 8,000 watts running and 10,000 watts surge capacity.


A higher rated generator will operate comfortably at approximately 80% of its full capacity and will provide a margin of flexibility if the load increases in the future.
Note: A certified electrician should be consulted for proper sizing and installation of any generator.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What are the outside dimensions of the Generac XP8000E generator and will it fit in a generator hard shed type cover?
by Francis Gauthier from New York on February 10, 2011

A: Dimensions of this unit are going to be 31.5" x 25.5" x 28". If the shed matches these dimensions or is bigger, then you would be fine.
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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Total Reviews
99 Reviews
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3375 Helpful Votes
Electric Generators Direct Recommended

Like its big brother, the XG8000E can handle just about any construction job and can power a lot of your home conveniences in an emergency. That's why it gets our "Good" recommendation in the Semi-Pro category.

Its engine was designed specifically for generators. It out runs competitive generator engines with an engine life that is three to four times longer. It also has an electric start engine for easy start up.

It's sturdy. It's powerful. It's capable of tackling tough jobs... more
Mike Recommends This Model
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559
Daniel P.
Renton, WA
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Xg8000e Generator Review, See The Generator In Action!
I acquired this generator several months ago and it has served me well. It is extremely well built and easy to use. I love all the features it has. Has a nice digital hour meter which not only shows the hour usage of the generator but I love that it tells you when the oil and filter need to be changed as well. Takes the guess work out of maintenance!

It starts right up no matter what the weather conditions are It handles heavy loads with an ease. I love that it has led lights to light up the... more
Pros: Durable, Features, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Daniel Recommends This Generac Product
Daniel Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have ordered a couple of generac natural gas standby generators from Electric Generators Direct and am about to order another tonight for a customer of mine. I am an electrical contractor in Washington state and Electric Generators Direct has served me well with reliable shipping, in stock generators and best prices."
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Atrhur Y.
Kinnelon, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/11/13
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Inspect Your Generator Befor You Use It
Problems:#1 Choke cable was pulled out of housing and had to be fixed #2 Battery access stinks. If your battery goes dead and your little wife is not strong enough to pull start, you cannot reach terminals to jump start. You have to remove 3 side panels , drain gas tank and then remove it to access battery.#3 Charging jack on front power panel loosened up after 1 hr run time, needs loctite. #4 Cable that runs from generator motor to back of power panel is protected by a flex plastic sheath. The... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Reliable
Cons: Low Quality, Poor Design Cheap Quality
Atrhur Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Atrhur,
We have no record of any contact from you in regards to the condition in which you received the generator. These are definitely issues that should of been brought to our attention and could of been fixed under warranty by a service center.
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Mark D.
Pembroke, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/4/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ready For A Storm
After loosing power for several days due to the massive snow storm last winter and hurricane Irene the before that it was an easy decision to purchase a real back-up generator. Although we were thankful for the tiny generator we already owned it lacked the necessary power run all the appliances we needed. After much research and talking to several generator owners the GENERAC XG8000E moved to the top of the list.

Because there isn't natural gas on our street a gasoline powered portable... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Exceeded Expectations
Mark Recommends This Generac Product
Mark Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to order and kept me informed about delivery. Will buy from Power Equipment Direct for my other equipment needs."
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J.w.
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
16
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Switch!
Local power outages lately seem to coming more often, and of longer duration. In July 2012 west suburban Chicago had a huge storm, and we were out for 5 days.

I wanted / needed a transfer switch for safety, and ease of hook up (the wife might need to hook up sometime).

Jim helped me select a Reliance Q310C, and I’m very satisfied with the choice. It covers all my essentials, and delivers power to hard-wired items like the furnace, well, bathroom and kitchen lights. No more extension... more
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Sam B.
Smithsburg, MD
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Thank You Generac And The Peoples Republic Of China
Bought this generator before Christmas. Ran it twice for 2 hours each time during brief power outages without any problem. A severe thunderstorm came through and we have been and will be without power for at least a week--roads closed, thousands of trees and power poles down. Started the generator and over the course of the next 22 hours, I noticed that the choke vibrated out (an obvious design defect), unit ran very hot to the point of boiling the oil and finally would not run under any... more
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
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Richard W.
Gilbertsville, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/15/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Generator
Shipped quick and I could not believe after opening it that it came with top quality extras like an extra champion spark plug, plug wrench, extra quart of oil, extra air filter and extra oil filter. I filled the oil, gave it some gas and it fired right up. Gave all my equipment the power they needed.

Just remember if you plan on buying this generator for your home power back-up that is has a bounded neutral (as do many). So u will need to either move it, buy the $89 switched neutral... more
Pros: High Quality, Features, Price, Made In Usa Quality And It Shows
Richard Recommends This Generac Product
Richard's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to use website with plenty of info, hard to beat prices. Good folks too."
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Anne Marie C.
Stanhope, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/9/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Model 5747 Is Great
In NJ, we have had some major storms in the past few years. Our Generac generator has performed wonderfully when we needed it. It's been a godsend. I would recommend it to anyone.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Anne Recommends This Generac Product
Anne's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Electric Generators Direct was extremely helpful and courteous. It was a pleasure to work with them."
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Randolph P.
Ocean Shores, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/12/10
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Back-up Generator
The generator works great. The only thing I would change is the access to the battery. It is a pain. Also, it should have a trickle charge function without automatic shut off. It requires you to repeatedly go out and plug it in to recharge it to be prepared for that winter or summer storm. However, the unit works great. I would also change the air filter screen material. It seems to break down over time. Not good for something that is supposed to be used in an emergency situation and... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Price, Easy To Store
Cons: Filter Degredation And Battery Placement Poor
Randolph Recommends This Generac Product
Randolph's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The buying experience was great."
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Gary M.
Old Greenwich, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/29/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Xg8000
Superstorm Sandy knocked out the power for 5 days, the Generac powered the house great, was easy to use and better on fuel than advertised. Make sure you have oil and filters to change the oil if you have to run it for several days.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: Heavy, Handle Is Not The Best Design
Gary Recommends This Generac Product
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Gordon N.
Oak Grove, MN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/21/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Model No 5747
Overall pleased with generator. However the motor seems to run very rich which causes the motor to run unevenly whether under load or not.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price
Gordon Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
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Gordon,
Please contact Generac directly @ 888-436-3722 for your nearest Service Center. Sounds like it may need some adjusting.
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Fred F.
New Hyde Park, NY
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Low Voltage
Did not work out of the box low voltage. Generac repair service charged me $80.00 to pick up my machine which includes delivery back to me. The biggest problem is that they have the machine 3 weeks & tell me it would probably be another 3 weeks B4 they receive the required repair parts.
I called Generac to see if we could expedite this & there answer was basically no. Although EDG are great people I would highly recommend purchasing this item from a place like Home Depot. If I had done... more
Pros: Price
Cons: Low Quality
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Free Freight
  • Ships via Semi-Truck
  • Curb Side Delivery
  • Free to Lower 48 States
  • Standard Rates to Alaska, Hawaii
We currently CANNOT ship this product to California or any destination outside of the United States
Priority Shipment
  • Faster Delivery Times
  • Ships Same Business Day
  • Guaranteed In-Stock
  • $50 Service Charge
Lift Gate Services
  • Safely Lowers Products Off the Truck
  • Requires Special Hydraulic Lift
  • Free Lift Gate
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