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Generac XG8000E - 8000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator (Scratch & Dent)

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3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5
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Grade

Style
Run Watts
8,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
10,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
OHVI
**Scratch & Dent** - Gas Tank Dented
Cosmetic dent on gas tank and scratches on frame, only one bottle of oil

Generac OHVI Engine
Provides smooth power delivery with OHV "I" (industrial) design
Engineered for performance w/full pressure engine lubrication

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

Illuminated Control Panel & Power Bar
Brightens up controls for better visibility
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
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac OHVI
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
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
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brushless
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
10000 Watts
Rated Watts
8000 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
33 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
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
Yes
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Not Included
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
250 Pounds
Product Length
31.5 Inches
Product Width
25.5 Inches
Product Height
28 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
Model
5747-SD
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Outlets
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)

NEMA L14-30R
  1 Question
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 Jared, Product Expert

Generac 5747-SD Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
3/5
Value
4/5
Overall
3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Store (1)
Reliable (1)
Price (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Cons
Ran Very Rough (1)
Choke Out Of Adjustment (1)
7 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Peter
Chappaqua, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/8/11
REVIEWED
DEC.
31
2011
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Bad Experience
The generator arrived very quickly after I ordered it, which was great. It was easy to set up. It took a few minutes to add the engine oil, connect the starter motor, add the wheels, etc. All was explained and easy to do. The problems started when I tried to start the machine. Pressed the starter button, not a single sound. I thought that battery might be discharged, so I charged it up using the supplied charger. No dice. I asked my contractor over to have a look. He's an expert in... more
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Bob
Leominster, MA
REVIEWED
DEC.
29
2011
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Mild Winter
I got my generator on 12/19/11 and got it to the service center on the 20th. While I was putting the oil in the generator I noticed that there were two broken wires. The went to the on off switch. I repaired them and started the generator. The voltage out was 67volts. I also noticed that it had a broken motor mount. There was no damaged to the box. The service I receive will tell the story.
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Stephen D.
Brandford, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/18/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
10
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Choke Out Of Adjustment
Had to get mechanic to fix. Not happy.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Reliable, Easy To Store
Cons: Choke Out Of Adjustment, Ran Very Rough
Stephen Does Not Recommend This Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Stephen,
As with any piece of mechanical equipment, it will require some adjustment. Hope you're generator is operating correctly now. It is still covered under Generac's warranty (2 Year Residential & 1 Year Commercial)
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John
Maywood, NJ
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2012
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Defective Choke Assembly
I received my generator yesterday. It was easy to assemble, but when it would not start after 30 minutes, my electrician diagnosed the problem as a jammed, stuck choke assembly. I called Electric Generators Direct to report the problem and they told me that I needed to speak to Generac. The jury is still out on the final resolve because today is Saturday.

It is noteworthy to mention that once you gas-up the unit, you are not able to ship it back, but must instead take to a service center.... more
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40
Bob
REVIEWED
FEB.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Xg8000e
We purchased the generator and it arrived quickly but severely damaged and needed to be replaced. Because Electric Generators Direct were so proactive we had a new generator within 10 days. Can't say enough good things about their customer service and how this was handled.
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Greg
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
26
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Xg8000e (s/d)
The order and delivery with EGD was easy and just as advertised – don’t hesitate ordering from them! The generator was shipped and delivered as scheduled in September 2011. I paid the delivery fee and was glad - the driver brought it down my long stone drive way and onto the garage floor with a pallet jack. I have a heavy-duty dolly and could have saved some money doing it myself but it was worth it – the generator arrives in a large box that is bulky and heavy.

The generator was easy to... more
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10
Lakin
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/5/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
10
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Generac 8000
I am very pleased with this generator, it will support my camper and whatever else i put on it while camping. It is pretty decent on fuel consumption also it used about 20 gallons of fuel running 35hrs so about every hr it used 1.75 gallons, keep in mind that I had it under a full load the whole time.
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