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Generac Guardian™ 17kW Standby Generator System (100A 16-Circuit Automatic Switch)

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Grade
Air Cooled Standby Generators
Style
Watts
17 kW
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240V
Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine
OHVI
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Fully Automatic Operation
Operates On Clean Burning, Efficient Natural Gas or LP (Vapor)

Generac OHVI Air-Cooled Engine
Features plateau honed cylinder walls and plasma-moly rings
Full pressure lubrication system w/ 2 year oil change interval

Skewed Rotor Design For Smooth Output Waveform "Clean Power"
Automatic voltage regulator equipped for +/- 1% regulation

Evolution™ Digital Controller Monitors & Controls All Functions
Provides system status for wireless monitors & Mobile Link™

Sound Attenuated Weather Proof Enclosure
Attractive styling with lockable access doors
Incorporates electrostatically applied epoxy paint technology
Sound dampening enclosure limits sound pressure to a low 66dB(A)

Includes 16 Circuit Load Center Style Auto Transfer Switch (100A)
5' Pre-wired External Connection Box From Wall to Generator
30' Pre-Wired Indoor Conduit From Switch To External Box
2' Pre-Wired Indoor Conduit From Transfer Switch To Main Panel
12" flexible fuel line and manual included

Built-in Battery Charger (Battery Sold Separately)

5-Year Limited Warranty & 24/7/365 Customer Care


Model
  Model Number:6242
 UPC:696471062427
 Manufacturer:Generac Guardian
 Made in USA:Yes
Engine
 Brand:Generac OHVI
 HP/CC:992 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:5 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:5 Years
 Engine RPM:3600 RPM
 Low Oil Alert/Shutdown:Yes
Product Specs
 Voltage120/240 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Cooling SystemAir Cooled
 Fuel TypeLP/Natural Gas
 NG Power Capacity16,000 Watts
 LP Power Capacity17,000 Watts
 NG Consumption (50% Load)190 ft³/hr (BTU: 190,000 BTU/HR)
 NG Consumption (100% Load)312 ft³/hr (BTU: 312,000 BTU/HR)
 LP Consumption (50% Load)2.06 gallons/hr (BTU: 186,945 BTU/HR)
 LP Consumption (100% Load)3.57 gallons/hr (BTU: 323,978 BTU/HR)
 Rated Amps:71 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:66 db(A)
 A/C Ton Rating4-Tons
 EnclosureSteel
 Transfer Switch:Automatic (Included)
 Transfer Switch Amperage:100-Amps
 Transfer Switch StylePre-Wired (16-Circuit)
 ATS Service Disconnect:No
 ATS Load Shedding:Not Compatible
 Transfer Switch Circuits:5  - 15A/120V
5  - 20A/120V
1  - 20A/240V
1  - 50A/240V
1  - 40A/240V
Overview
 Battery:Not Included (525 CCA)
 UL ListedYes
 Weight:471 Lbs.
(121.92 x 63.50 x 73.66 cm)
 Dimensions:48"L x 25"W x 29"H
 Consumer Warranty:5 Years
 Commercial Warranty:5 Years


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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
I'd Buy It Again (3)
Price (2)
Features (2)
Durable (1)
High Quality (1)
Cons
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Had Problems With Transf... (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
Expensive (1)
Heavy (1)
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Michael R.
Benton, AR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/10/14
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
17kw Generac
I have not had an extended power outage to really test this unit so far but all indications are that it will perform as advertised. A little bit too expensive in my opinion but compared to the alternatives it is probably one of the best buys available.

Hardest part of the installation was moving it around to the back of the house which is on a hillside. I wound up building a cart and with the help of my son in law and wife we were able to move it to the concrete pad without much trouble.
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Pros: I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Michael Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Michael's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"I originally ordered this generator during a special offer that included a free mobile link unit with the generator. A week after placing the order and mailing a check to PED, I received an email advertising the same unit with a free cold weather kit. I called to see if I could change the order and get the cold weather kit rather than the mobile link. I spoke with Linda B. and asked to change the order which was in the process of shipping the very day that I called. Linda was able to stop that order and make the desired change so I could get what I wanted. Wow, EXCELLENT customer service !!!!!"
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Harold H.
Huntsville, AL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/29/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
71 Year Old Now Ready
I was 71 years old last week .This was one of several projects I did this year, I took my time, worked on it when I had an hour or two. I fired it up today and went through the checkout steps. Everything was perfect. Two and one-half years ago the whole city lost power for five days. Now I am ready for short and long term power outages.
Harold Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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David M.
St. George, UT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/5/13
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
17
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Transfer Panel Has Problems
Everything went together great, easy to install. Started up generator and that went fine. Transfer panel would not work, check it out and there was blown fuses in the N1, N2 wires. replaced fuses and started over again. The transfer panel still won't transfer, there must be a bad relay or maybe a coil not working. Will have to dig in deeper to find the problems.
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Had Problems With Transfer Pan El
David Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
David,
Since your generator is under warranty, I would suggest contacting a Generac servicing dealer in your area. They should be able troubleshoot your transfer switch to see where the problem is.
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Lauradel M.
El Cajon, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/12/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
17
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
17kw Generac
Really nice. Peace of mind. Buying the generator online through EGD was easy. The website answered all my questions
Spent some time going through all the reviews and looking at all their options.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Price
Cons: Need To Find A Better Ltl Shipper Other Than Scia
Lauradel Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Leo C.
Langhorne, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/31/13
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Performed As Advertised
The installation by my neighbor who is a certified electrician, went smoothly. My lift gate delivery service was well worth it, especially since the driver helped us move it to the location on the side of my house. I had to call to help program the generator, but the operator was very helpful. So far all the tests have worked perfectly. The electrian was very impressed with the transfer box, and the way it operated. Totally satisfied so far.
Pros: Durable, Features, Price, High Quality
Cons: Bad Instructions
Leo Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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