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Generac Electric Generators and AccessoriesModel: 5940
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4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
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Grade

Style
Run Watts
6,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
8,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Emergency Generator
Generates plenty of electricity to weather the storm
Powers refrigerator, sump pump, furnace fan, lights and more

Generac OHV Engine
High-quality engine with automatic low oil shutdown

Covered Outlets
Provides added safety and extends the life of the generator

Hour Meter
Built-in resets remind you of scheduled maintenance

Steel Fuel Tank and Gauge
Generates power up to 9 hours at half load

Mobility Kit
Never-flat tires and locking fold-down handles
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac
Starting System
Recoil Start
CC
389 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
8000 Watts
Rated Watts
6500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
27 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
7.2 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
Not Applicable
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
184 Pounds
Product Length
27.25 Inches
Product Width
27 Inches
Product Height
25 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
696471059403
Model
5940
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Outlets
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)

NEMA L14-30R
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  4 Questions
Q: Jim,

I have a Generac 5940 Portable Generator. Can I use a Gen-Tran RJB12410 power cord with that unit??

Thanks

by John Healy from Connecticut on June 03, 2012

A: You cannot use that cord since it is a 20A cord and has the wrong connection ends. You would require a 30A 4-Prong cord....click link for details....

30A Power Cords

by Jared, Product Expert
Q: What is the decibel rating?
by Pam from California on January 24, 2012

A: Unfortunately, not all generator manufacturers publish the decibel ratings for their generators. Currently, there are no industry standards or requirements for generator manufacturers to follow when testing their generators for noise.

Due to this, manufacturers can test the noise level under any conditions they choose and, therefore, the results are not very reliable as each company will test under conditions that are favorable to their products.

At this time there are no db(A) ratings available on this model.

by Jared, Product Expert
Q: Is there any video or better instructions on how to drain oil and/or gas?
by Denise from Massachusetts on January 08, 2012

A: All maintenance procedures are listed in the owner's manual or if you are not comfortable doing the maintenance a local Generac service center will be happy to assist you.

Service Centers

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
Generac 5940 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (9)
Price (6)
Reliable (6)
Durable (5)
I'd Buy It Again (4)
Cons
Heavy (2)
Bad Instructions (1)
Expensive (1)
Cheap Gas Shutoff (1)
Just Understand Is Capab... (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Steven G.
Palm Coast, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/5/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Backup Generator
Great generator to get you through power outages. This is my second GP6500. Sold my first one when I moved from NH to FL. I am a retired master electrician and have installed several of these for customers with the 6-10 circuit, 30a Generac manual transfer switches. It's a great tandem capable of managing extended outages.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Really No Down Side To This Unit, Just Understand Is Capabilities 30a
Steven Recommends This Generac Product
Steven's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Purchased my GP6500 from electricgenerator direct.com. Bought it just prior to hurricane Matthew, so not in time for the storm. Fortunately, my power was only out for 12 hours - will definitely be ready for the next one."
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Alan K.
Evansville, IN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/13/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
I love this generator it performed to every bit of my expectations. The few parts that I had to put on were easy.
After choking the engine it started on the first pull The only negative I have is the towbar is hard to raise. My arthritic hands have a hard time depressing the release button.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Reliable, High Quality
Alan Recommends This Generac Product
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Leon R.
Murrysville, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/8/11
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Lost Power
I needed something reliable to run some lights, refrigerators and most important my grey water pump and Generac had a great deal for what I needed

The generator did what I needed it to do after losing power several times but was disappointed after storing it away in my garage. Twice after use I had forgotten to turn the fuel shutoff off and for whatever reason I discovered the fuel leaking out of the arbitrator......plus the fuel shutoff level twisted off and broke. Not something you need to... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Durable, Reliable
Cons: Noisy, Cheap Gas Shutoff
Leon Recommends This Generac Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Leon,
For warranty work, Generac can be contacted directly @ 888-436-3722
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James L.
Owego, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/18/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
09
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Keeper
This generator replaces one I've had for 15 years at my hunting cabin. It arrived when expected and after adding oil and fuel, fired up on the first pull...its a Keeper so far. I'll be putting it through its paces in the coming months. :-)
James Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
James,
We are glad to know that you are satisfied with your GP6500. Thank you for providing us with your review. If you have not done so already, please be sure to register your unit to initiate your product's warranty via the following link: https://register.generac.com/?cid=frm-105-aa . If you have any questions about your product or the registration process, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
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Robert H.
Saint Ansgar, IA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/17/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great!!!!!!!!
Put in oil, Put in gas, Pulled the starter rope ONE time and it was running. OUTSTANDING!!!!!!
Robert Recommends This Generac Product
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Russ
Port Republic, MD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/9/11
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
23
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Generator, Excellent Company
Great generator, best prices anywhere. I checked, (go check for yourselves)

Trucking company (R&L), kept in constant communication. (I live on a mile and a half dirt road, and had to meet the truck out on the black-top) R&L called when leaving terminal and called again when almost at rendezvous point. I can't say enough nice things about how nice and accommodating the trucking company was. This coming from a trucker's son, with a father that worked for Campbell "66"... more
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Kurt
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
12
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Leaks Gas
I did my homework and I thought I was buying the best generator for the money. Was I ever wrong! The carburetor leaks like a sieve. I had it serviced at only 12 months and Generac said they would take care of it. The did not and it cost me $100 to fix it. A couple of months later, the same thing happened. I can not advise anyone to buy a Gererac. I will be trading this one for another brand and forget about this very bad experience.
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Scott K.
Carmel, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/3/12
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
14
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What I Expected!
I read tons of reviews. To say I did my homework is a understatement.

After days and days of gathering all the facts I decided the Genarac GP6500 was a good choice for my needs. I was right. I took it out of the box and had it assembled in about 15 mins. I added the oil that was provided and the unit started in two pulls.

It powered up everything in my house except the electric clothes dryer and electric range. No more freezing in the dark for me.

This is a quality product. It is quiet... more
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Ralph L.
Macungie, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/14/12
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
22
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My First Emergency Generator
I purchased the generator via the website Sunday morning and the generator arrived on Wednesday.

The R&L driver unloaded the generator and put it in my garage. It took about 15 minutes to assemble the wheels and install the oil. The generator started on the first pull.

Everything works as described. This is my first generator and I'm very satisfied with the product and the service.
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Steve
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/20/12
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding Service
I ordered my Generac 6500 GP and received it to my door in 4 days; and I would have received it in 3 days if they could have gotten a bigger truck down my street.

Delivery was outstanding- the driver called me and was waiting when I got there, he even had the box opened for inspection of the generator and helped me put it right where I wanted.

I would do business with Electric Generators Direct again.
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Jim
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/30/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
07
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
I just had Sandy hit my area, and the generator worked great.

I was out of power for 5 days and ran the machine 12 hours at a time with no problem.

I had a transfer box installed last summer, it was the best investment.
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