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Generac Guardian™ 16kW Standby Generator System (200A Service Disconnect + AC Shedding)

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Generac Guardian Electric Generators and AccessoriesModel: 6462
(Based on expert analysis, manufacturer ratings and customer reviews)
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
Airooled Standby Generators
Style
Watts
16 kW
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine


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Generac's New 16kW Smart Circuit Standby Generator System
Restores power to your entire electrical panel automatically
Digital Power Management (DPM) protects against overload

Generac Smart Switch™ (RTSW200A3 - Included)
DPM technology allows for the smart control of 2 air conditioners
Service Rated ATS: Mounts between meter and main service panel
200-Amp Aluminum indoor/outdoor (NEMA 3R) cabinet

Evolution™ Digital Controller
Provides system status to compatible Generac wireless monitors

Steel Sound-Attenuated Weather Proof Enclosure
Reduces sound pressure to a low 58 dB(A) during exercise

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

Automatic Voltage Regulator
Regulates ouput voltage to ±1% which prevents damaging spikes
Safe for sensitive electronics like computers and televisions

Generac OHVI Air-Cooled Engine
Full pressure lubrication system w/ 2 year oil change interval
12" flexible fuel line and manual included

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
200-Amps
Enclosure
Steel
Battery
Not Included (525 CCA)
A/C Ton Rating
4-Tons
Transfer Switch Style
Service Disconnect
ATS Load Shedding
Built-In
ATS Service Disconnect
Yes
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
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
696471064629
Model
6462
  1 Question
Q: Can aluminum wire be used to feed the breaker on a Generac generator?
by Glenn from New Jersey on December 11, 2014

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

When wiring the generator it must be in accordance with local jurisdiction and codes. If ALUMINUM conductors are used, apply corrosion inhibitor to conductors.

by Mike, Product Expert

Generac Guardian 6462 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 (24)
High Quality (13)
I'd Buy It Again (12)
Quiet (12)
Reliable (11)
Cons
Heavy (4)
Bad Instructions (3)
Doesn't Address Heat Pum... (1)
To Loud (1)
Only Because Of My Locat... (1)
95% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Frank G.
Tannersville, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/12/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Investment Ever!
Thank you Mike and PED. I had a new house built in Poconos PA. This was the deal breaker. Told the builder I have to have it, he told me to order it, they installed it. For those of you that aren't aware of it, but the Poconos are famous for losing power during the storms. Last night and this afternoon, lights out, lights on in a split second. My central a/c is running just fine! 2- refrigerators, one freezer, and the 60" TV! No problem. Better have it and not need it, than need it and not... more
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Bill D.
Lake George, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/6/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
18
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Add Installation Costs
Arrived on time, nice looking, runs well, no issues there.

But I had neglected to budget for the installation cost:
- electrical hookup: $1700-
- LP gas plumbing (30 ft across house crawlspace): $600
- total of $2300 installation costs

So the total for the job (gen & install) was about $5654-

Sure, I might have been able to do some of that myself and maybe saved $1000, but preferred to let the pros do it according to code.

Result: can sleep knowing that the house will... more
Bill Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Don M.
Richmond Hill, GA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/19/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Is The Cat's Meow !!!
I spent several weeks reviewing power use need, reliability, price and ability to service. Selected the 16KW and have not been disappointed. Installation is expensive, so if your on a budget, get some quotes BEFORE purchasing a standby gen. I brought up Elec. Gen website and let a few electricians review what I was ordering to get estimates, same with propane set up. Most will come to do a site survey for est. PLEASE check yourself on county/city permits. Some stated they did not need, others... more
Pros: Price, High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Don Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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David M.
Glenpool, OK
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/6/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Do Your Homework Before Install
I recently bought the 16KW with the auto transfer switch, I studied the install manual and did the install myself, it all went smooth partly because when I built my house, I had it plumed for a gen. The install went well, it is quite a job, probably best left to the pro's.

Seems to be a well-designed product and very well-built. I've only had one power outage since the install and the generator did everything it was supposed to do. I did not opt for the cellular monitoring system because if... more
Pros: Price, High Quality, Reliable, Features
David Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Micheal T.
Hamilton, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/2/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Already Used It!
Only two weeks after buying Generac we were on with an outage and the next day too! Worked flawlessly.
Micheal Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Micheal,
We're pleased to know that the unit is running smoothly during your unfortunate power outage! Thank you for providing us with your feedback! If you haven't done so already, be sure to register with Generac Nation. If you have any questions about your warranty or the registration process, do not hesitate to contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722). For your convenience the registration process can be completed online via the following link: http://www.generac.com/generac-nation-sign-up?cid=frm-105-aa
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Louis M.
Westerly, RI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/17/15
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Overall Happy
Unit came in 2 weeks ago. When unboxed however big dent in side of unit and lid. This is my second unit purchased and overall very happy. Note though unbox the unit to check for damage. Was told since I didn't tell driver no claim can be filed. The box was fine so unless I completes unboxed it would not have been found.
Louis Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Louis,
Sorry to hear about damage. For standby generators like these, we always suggest you remove the carton and inspect the unit prior to signing for the item.
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Jeff O.
Belfair, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/2/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 16kw
One of the pieces of insulation on the interior falls. That is the only thing that is "bad" about my experience. Totally automatic system, no hassles no troubles.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Features
Cons: Heavy, No Lifting Eyes Hard To Move Into Place
Jeff Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Charles B.
Orange, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/26/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Company Ever To Buy From
I ordered a Generac 16 kw generator and got a bonus 3100 psi power washer for free. What was exceptional was delivery service. I had liftgate service and generator was se in garage. I would highly recommend buying from Generators Direct when you need anything they happen to sell.
Charles Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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40
Paul B.
Manchester, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/17/16
REVIEWED
APR.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 16 Kw
This is the 4th one I've put in. 1st 3 were for customers this last one was for myself. It went in with no issues and runs perfect!
Paul Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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40
Yates P.
Wellington, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/8/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
31
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Status Light Does Not Work
Have one gripe. Status light does not work. It stays off all of the time. My installer notified you 2 weeks ago and haven't heard anything from anyone.
Yates Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Yates,
Most likely your installer contacted Generac directly regarding this issue because it would fall under their Generac 5-Year Warranty. A faulty status light might just be a loose connection in the wiring harness, which is a simple fix. If you have any additional questions, Generac can be contracted directly @ (888) 436-3722
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Yates,
We are sorry to learn of your unit's issues. If your installer is not authorized to perform wiring adjustments on your unit, we would recommend contacting an independent authorized service provider for an applicable remedy. To locate an independent authorized service provider closest to you, use your postal code for searching purposes here: http://www.generac.com/dealer-locator?cid=frm-105-ab . Also, do not hesitate to contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) if there are any other questions or concerns that we can address for you.
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Frank P.
Monterey, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/21/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great
Been buying from my electrical supplier I spend 3 or 4 hundred thousand dollars each year so I should get a good price but you beat them by hundreds of dollars and it came in faster next one goes to you.
Frank Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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