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Generac 5930 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
4/5
Value
3/5
Overall
3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5
Pros
None to display.
Cons
Terrible Warranty Servic... (1)
Unreliable (1)
25% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
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Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
8468 Helpful Votes
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The Generac XP series are engineered specifically with contractors and construction sites in mind. All models have the Generac OHVI« engine. These models are built to withstand extended job site use.

The XP Series comes with impact-resistant cast metal corners and a heavy-duty, hardened steel tube cradle. They even come with integrated handle supports and brackets that are engineered as part of the casting for even more durability.

As long as you ground this generator, and we always... more
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K Hunter
Bonners Ferry, ID
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/27/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
20
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Dubious
Thing is noisy, ad mentioned it was quiet. There is an economical way to eliminate the "ring" from the cylinder fins. Filter is from India, not good. I wonder where the alternator hails from? Schematics no longer available. Not good..

Honda issued a shop bulletin on one of their portables allowing the floating of neutral for house use, complete with new decals.This company appears to keep such info a secret. Probably $500.00 over priced.
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
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K,
The XP Series from Generac is a professional grade generator. Full Panel GFCI Protection - OSHA & NEC 2011 Compliant. While it can be connected to a transfer switch, it requires a GFI rated manual transfer switch. Generac should have the schematics available. It would best to contact them directly @ 888-436-3722

Honda most likely issued a shop bulletin because the feedback they were receiving from people trying to use these in a residential application with a traditional manual transfer switch.
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Stanley T.
Old Greenwich, CT
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Unreliable & Terrible Service. Nothing But Excuses
Bought as a stand by unit. Immediately in went down due to defective control module twice. 2 years engine blew but supposedly under warranty. Generac could help because no parts. Nothing but excuses. Waiting well over 40 days. Then bushing went after another $1000 repair. Still doesn't work. But Hannah says about "I am A Top priority". Then no return calls. Don't buy anything from Generac. They are terrible!
Cons: Unreliable, Terrible Warranty Service Would Never Buy Anything From Generac
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Jonathan S.
Monroe Township, NJ
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Ready For Next Year's Hurricane!
Here in NJ, the new normal seems to be a hurricane once per year (n=2). I had always wanted a generator, but struggled to justify the cost.

This year, when Sandy hit, we were very lucky to escape with little or no damage, but given the prospects of an indeterminate period without electric, we finally decided enough was enough. Fortunately, I have two wonderful neighbors who were willing to share the output of their generators with me. As it turned out we were without power for 10 days. ... more
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Jonathan,
Your use of a GFCI extension cord is causing the GFCI main breaker on the generator to trip.
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Todd
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/7/13
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
29
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Xp Series A Quality Product
I bought a Generac for the pressure lubrication as well as being made in USA.

This generator is being used as a home backup for power outages which are becoming all to common.

I like that it has the auto idle feature. It is a full panel GFCI protected unit which means that you will need a 3 pole transfer switch which also breaks the neutral, otherwise it will constantly trip the GFCI breaker on the unit. I installed the Reliance XRC0603 Transfer Panel in my setup.

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Ken B.
Ramey, PA
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
What Warranty
Had lot of trouble with any warranty claims. And the 3 year warranty sounded good but found that if you go over 1500 hours that will void the warranty.
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