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

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Grade
Airooled Standby Generators
Style
Watts
16 kW
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine


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New 16kW Standby Generator w/ 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
Sound dampening enclosure limits sound pressure to a low 66dB(A)

Can Be Installed Within 18" Of A Building*
Must be away from windows & doors, *Check Local Building Codes

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
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac OHVI
CC
992 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
5 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
16000 Watts
Rated Watts
16000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
16000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
16000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
193 (BTU: 193,000 BTU/HR) ft3/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
312 (BTU: 312,000 BTU/HR) ft3/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
1.99 (BTU: 180,593 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
3.57 (BTU: 323,978 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
Rated Amps
67 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m
66 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Included)
Transfer Switch Amperage
100-Amps
Enclosure
NEMA 1R
Battery
Not Included (525 CCA)
A/C Ton Rating
4-Tons
Transfer Switch Style
Pre-Wired (16-Circuit)
ATS Load Shedding
Not Compatible
ATS Service Disconnect
No
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
513 Pounds
Product Length
48 Inches
Product Width
25 Inches
Product Height
29 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
5 Years
UPC
696471064612
Model
6461

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Generac Guardian 6461 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
Price (3)
Easy To Use (2)
High Quality (2)
Features (2)
Reliable (1)
Cons
The Only Con Would Be So... (1)
Aluminum Main Feed Wires (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Mike, the Generator Expert
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Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
8470 Helpful Votes
Electric Generators Direct Recommended

Generac Power Systems offers two versions of a 16 kW home standby generators.

The 16 kW generators are extremely popular because they pack enough power to run a 4-ton air conditioner.

This model sells the best out of the four versions for a few reasons:

1. Automatic Transfer Switch
Guardian's 100-Amp Distributed Load Center ensures the easiest, trouble free installation. You simply pick 16-circuits that you want to power during an outage. Most people choose this option.

If you... more
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Richard P.
Mccall, ID
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/6/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Works First Time
The Generac arrived exactly as promised. The installation and wiring by the electricians went well and it all looks neat and tidy. We flipped off the main breakers and away goes the generator. At 12:00 am the first of the month the generator stared right up for 10 minutes and then shuts down. To this point I couldn't be happier. It would be nice to have some sort of indicator that tells you if the generator did go off while you were away.
Richard Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Richard,
Thank you for your positive feedback. If you are interested in knowing whether or not your unit has operated while you are away from the unit, you have one of two options. First, the generator's control panel holds a History/Run Log, which can be accessed to identify the times at which the unit has operated. However, if you would like to access this information remotely, we would recommend considering our Mobile Link™ Remote Monitoring Device, which allows you to receive alerts on your phone, computer, or mobile device. To learn more about this particular accessory, please visit the following link: http://www.generac.com/all-products/parts-accessories/mobile-link . If there are any questions that we can answer for you, we can be reached 24/7 at 888-GENERAC (436-3722). Again, we thank you for your thoughtful submission.
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Maurice R.
Cranston, RI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/6/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Insurance Policy
Had a 16kw generator installed and will probably never lose power again. Unit is all I thought it would be and gives me peace of mind.
Maurice Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Maurice,
We are pleased to learn that our product gives you peace of mind! Thank you for providing us with your review! If you haven't done so already, please be sure to register your unit with Generac Nation via the following link: https://register.generac.com/?cid=frm-105-aa . If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
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Michelle B.
Traverse City, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/5/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
06
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Generac 16kw
Love the generator. It is quiet and very nice. I was very disappointed to look at the website today and see it was on sale for $400 less than what I paid and was told that I could not get that price though I received my generator 2 weeks ago. Other than that, very happy.
Michelle Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Ed L.
Coatesville, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/11/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Solid Product
I opted to save some money by paying with a check. This could have turned into a costly mistake, since the generator was not shipped when the hold period expired. Due to that I ended up installing during the Holidays, and beat the freeze up by two days.The packaging and delivery were first class, without so much as a scratch or tear in the cardboard packaging ( rare when shipping by freight).

My only complaint so far about the generator was that Generac supplies aluminum wiring for the main... more
Pros: Price, Features, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons: Aluminum Main Feed Wires
Ed Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Jeff T.
Rodney, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/11/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
05
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Worked As It Should
Everything worked as it should. I ordered the cold weather starting package with the Generator. All generators should come set up to accept this kit. They should be pre-wired with accessible jacks, no panel removal no looking around for the right terminal. It took nearly 5-weeks to get the Generator after I ordered it.
Jeff Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Kevin
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/14/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Impressed!!
Ordered Generator on 1/14/16 online and paid by check to save 2%. Unit delivered on 1/29/16 via truck with lift gate. Un-crated unit, all in perfect condition.

Installed 16 circuit automatic transfer switch, prepared site and set generator. Installation was easy and experienced no problems, directions were "dead on". Probably took 12 hours (took my time) to install and only needed assistance when setting the generator.

Highly recommend Electric Generators Direct, they were... more
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Jeff A.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/21/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good So Far!
The free shipping was a big plus and worked well-the generator arrived about 10 days after ordering and was in perfect shape. This generator was pretty easy to install owing to the bulk of the electrical hookup being done by the factory. About 2 days after installation we had a power outage and sure enough it powered up as designed!
Jeff Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Kenneth E.
Spring Creek, NV
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/15/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Gen Set
I reveived the generator about a week ago. It came in good shape. The installion instructions were good and I just poured the pad and installed the transfer panel.I will let you know how the rest goes.
Kenneth Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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William N.
Westport, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/13/15
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Delivery Process
Generator arrived in perfect condition parallelized and dropped at the end of my driveway as requested. Unit is now in place on its cement pad awaiting plumber to connect to the gas main of the house, will write review once completed on how she runs and performs.
Great job electric generators direct. 5 stars..... Since this purchase I've bought a ariens snowblower from the same people and love it.
William Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Craig
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/28/14
Total Helpful Votes
31 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Should Be Well Worth It!
Just installed a 16kw Generac #6461. I did all the work myself except for the gas run from the meter to the unit. I am a retired electician, so it was a fairly straight forward installation. The gas line was done by a pro plumber.

The unit fired right up and the check out procedure was completed with no problems. I would recommend reading the instructions repeatedly ( 6 times or more) if you are going to do the work yourself. Should be well worth the time and money. Time will tell.
Pros: Features, Quiet, Price, High Quality
Cons: The Only Con Would Be Some Instructions Needed Clarifcation
Craig Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Craig's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Electric Generators Direct delivered everything as promised. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from them again or to recommend them to someone."
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William B.
Townsend, WI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/29/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
25 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
William Bronold Tonsend Wisc.i Purched
I purchased a generator from Electric Generators Direct, and the people were very nice to deal with. They helped me by explaining how to set it up, and it was very easy. They also got me a cold weather kit. The generator and pack were delivered very quickly, and all was in good condition. Would deal with them any time will recommend to anybody that going to buy one also looking at other things they sell.
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  • Requires a loading dock or forklift
  • Free to Lower 48 States
We currently CANNOT ship this product to Alaska, Hawaii or any destination outside of the United States
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  • $50 Service Charge
Lift Gate Services
  • Safely Lowers Products Off the Truck
  • Requires Special Hydraulic Lift
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