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The Generac Guardian series™ 5505 - 17kw essential circuit standby generator system (aluminum enclosure) has been discontinued and is not available for purchase at this time.

Generac Guardian Series™ 5505 - 17kW Essential Circuit Standby Generator System (Aluminum Enclosure)

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Generac Guardian Electric Generators and AccessoriesModel: 5505
(Based on expert analysis, manufacturer ratings and customer reviews)
3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5
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Grade
Airooled Standby Generators
Style
Watts
17 kW
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine


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100-Amp Indoor Automatic Transfer Switch w/ 16 Circuits included
Pre-wired External Connection Box
30' Pre-Wired Conduit From Transfer Switch To Generator
2' Pre-Wired Conduit From Transfer Switch To Main Panel
Composite Mounting Pad

Emergency Standby Power Generator
Designed for homes
Runs off natural gas or LP fuel source

Whisper-Test™ low speed exercise mode
Reduces sound level from 66 to 60 d(B)A during weekly exercise

Generac OHVI V-TWIN Air-Cooled Engine
Maximizes engine “breathing” for increased fuel efficiency

Two Line LCD Digital Controller
Allows for simple user interface for ease of operation

Automatic Exerciser
Allows generator to run a self-test every 7 days

Weather Protected Aluminum Enclosure
Shelters generator from weather and reduces exterior noise

Built-in Battery Charger
Battery Sold Separately
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac
HP
32 HP
CC
992 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
17000 Watts
Rated Watts
17000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
16000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
17000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
183 (BTU: 183,000 BTU/HR) ft3/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
1.61 (BTU: 146,108 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
Rated Amps
71 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m
66 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Included)
Transfer Switch Amperage
100-Amps
Enclosure
Aluminum
Max Circuits
16
Battery
Not Included (525 CCA)
A/C Ton Rating
5-Tons
Mounting Pad
Composite (Included)
Transfer Switch Style
Pre-Wired (16-Circuit)
ATS Poles
2 Poles
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Transfer Switch Circuits
15A 120V
5
20A 120V
5
20A 240V
1
40A 240V
1
50A 240V
1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
535 Pounds
Product Length
48 Inches
Product Width
25 Inches
Product Height
29 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
696471055054
Model
5505

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Generac Guardian 5505 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5
Pros
Totall Unreliable (1)
Cons
Extremely Loud (1)
Unreliable (1)
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Robert B.
Montgomery, TX
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Generac Refuses To Back Their Product
I purchased a 16KW Generac for my new home and 2 months after hooking up the unit hurricane Ike struck the Houston area. My backup generator ran for 3-4 hours and shut down so I was without power for 3 days. The oil heat sensor was defective on the brand new generator. Since then I have replaced the starter, sator, battery, and the generator will not start automatically when we lose power. Apparently the choke is not working and Generator will only provide new parts if found defective on this 5... more
Pros: Totall Unreliable
Cons: Unreliable, Extremely Loud
Robert Does Not Recommend This Product
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Steph Rudisill
Muncie, IN
REVIEWED
DEC.
29
2009
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Equiptment
I purchased this in Oct. 2009 for backup power and have already used in twice in Indiana.

It provides great peace of mind. When the power goes out, it kicks right in within 10 seconds!

It's a wonderful product at a good price.
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Michael Perkins
Cummington, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/9/09
REVIEWED
NOV.
09
2009
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Glad To Have Peace Of Mind
I purchased a Generac 5505 earlier this summer following a winter plagued with power losses and a horrific ice storm in Massachusetts.

The generator was packaged as described, and installed. I have yet to loose power since the installation, but according to my electrician the package was easy to put together.

The generator exercises itself once a week and it's very quiet. Glad to have the peace of mind!
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