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Generac Guardian 5884 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Price (1)
Cons
Unreliable (1)
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Gary
River Edge, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/1/11
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Investment Ever
I got Generac Guardian 5884 with 100 amp service rated ATS and couldn't be happier.

Running on generator power for third day due to snow storm, and no problems at all.
Got heat hot water and lights, generator is running 24 hours a day.

With temperature in the 30s in the morning generator runs like champ. great piece of equipment.
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James
Terre Haute, IN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/18/11
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
16
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Generac 5884 And Rtsx100a3 Installation
I live in a remote location, and power outages are frequent, and sometimes extended, as was the outage from the ice storm this February. I've owned a portable generator for the last 15 years, and it has performed well, although it is very limited, with a 6 KW capacity. I opted to go with a Generac 5884, 14 KW propane generator this year. This was a self-install, do-it-yourselfer project. Not to difficult for me as I'm an electrical engineer by profession.
So...........From the perspective... more
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Carlos
Miami, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/23/10
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ready For 2010 Hurricane Season
I live in South Florida and a I'm a Hurricane Andrew survivor...This year we remodeled our house and made it hurricane resistant.

I had a portable 8KW generator, but to make the house more marketable, I decided to install a standby generator. I installed a 14KW Generac 5884 and I am overall very happy with the purchase, delivery and service.

However, I have one complaint... the specs on the generator says that it has a built-in battery charger. If you read further you find out that it is... more
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Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Carlos,
To properly connect to the built-in charger (Battery Sentential) the unit must be wired to a Generac automatic transfer switch. In this connection there is a single wire run from the switch (T1) back to the generator (T1) which provides the necessary 120V to the built-in battery charger which keeps the battery charged. When using a non-Generac generator you can void the warranty under their improper installation section.
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Don H.
Milton, WV
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/13/12
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Comfortable
Since installing the generator, approx. 6 weeks ago, we have had 2 power failures, one of which lasted over two hours. Our generator kicked on, automatically within seconds, and we were very comfortable with complete use of all appliances.

We were the only home on our street to have power,. Many of our neighbors are now interested in adding a generator to their home.
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Donald M.
Smithville, WV
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/3/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
14
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
5884 Generac
This generator has been doing an outstanding job. It runs all of my appliances effortlessly. So easy starting and very smooth.
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Rob
Mahopac, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/23/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replacement Generator
I had a 10 year old Generac that blew an engine during Hurricane Irene. It ran for 2 days, then no power for 3 more days. I waited too long to replace it and again lost power for 5 days during Sandy. That was it. I ordered the replacement Generac, as I was very happy with the old one and the new installation would be easier. It arrived on time and in great shape. My electrician installed it 5 days later. So far it's only had to start for the weekly test, but seems good to go. We may never loose... more
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Don H.
Milton, WV
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/13/12
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy To Install
I would definitely recommend these systems- they are very efficient. They are a good idea with our aging power grids and the threat of terrorism (according to Homeland Security, the power grids are a target of terrorism). If one power grid system goes down, it is estimated to take 2 - 3 months before it could be restored.

This system is quite easy to install, and a friend and I installed the system in approximately 6 hours. Of course, a knowledge of electrical systems is very practical, and... more
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Ann
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/13/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far...so Good!
I purchased the 14 Kw Generac Standby Generator in August, 2012, and had an electrician install it. Because I was away for a trip in early September, I did not run the generator on "Automatic" until I returned.

I have been home long enough for it to self-test twice and it did so right on time! While the best scenario would be for me to never have to use it, I now feel much more secure about our New England weather patterns of recent years.

I had been without power twice -... more
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Jim S.
Huntington, WV
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/6/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
06
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Recommended
Haven't had a chance to use the generator yet, but the exercising is right on schedule as programmed. Pricing was identical everywhere I looked.

The professional and knowledgeable staff of your company was the reason I chose Electric Generators Direct.com.

Your staff has been very helpful and courteous throughout the process. The Generator was delivered on time, the friendly driver unloaded it and placed it where I asked him to.

I will recommend your company to my friends.
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Jerry
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/29/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
02
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
You Can't Scare Me W/ Darkness & Melted Ice Cream Anymore!
It's not just ice storms and blizzards in the winter. Summer time people knocking down utility poles during the summer months. We feel a whole lot more secure knowing that the generator will kick in when the world wants us to go dark. The generator was delivered on time and in good shape. The delivery service man was great getting the generator straight into the barn off the truck before installation. He insisted that we take off the cardboard covering to make sure that there was no damage. The... more
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Jeff
Spring, TX
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Clean Power
I have several UPS devices for maintaining power to computers etc. and they are very sensitive to power fluctuations. When on generator power and my AC unit comes on, the UPS devices do not switch to battery or even alarm.

The generator delivers clean power even during high transient loads like an AC unit starting. I am very impressed with this generator.
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Denver
Sunbright, TN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/30/10
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Right Standby Generator
This is the right size generator for most homes for year round standby service. It will run your whole house air conditioner if you experience an outage during the summer months.

The only difficulty I encountered during installation was that the GP26 battery would not fit thru the access opening in the generator. I had to remove some bolts and make about a quarter inch more space for the battery to pass thru into the slot for the battery. Could be that the battery I purchased, which... more
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Peter
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/13/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Constant Low Voltage Alarm
Generac standby generators have over sensitive controllers that are constantly in alarm. I am a Generac service dealer and these products have to be monitored constantly. Generac has spent all the money in marketing and technology not in a quality product.
Pros: Price
Cons: Unreliable
Peter Does Not Recommend This Product
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Mark H.
Gloucester, VA
REVIEWED
FEB.
05
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Disappointing Customer Service
The generator arrived on a Monday, I installed and wired the unit the next Friday (I am a master electrician). The units control panel board was unserviceable. Contacted Electric Generator Direct, the lack of concern and assistance was disappointing. Contacted Generac, while Generac was willing to get me in touch with a service dealer for the repair, I was disappointed that Generac would not work with me over the phone to trouble shoot the problem. Without saying it outright, I felt the... more
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Mark,
We apologize you were disappointed with the customer service you received. Due to the fact that Electric Generators Direct is not a servicing dealer, the service we can provide post-sale is very limited beyond directing you to local a servicing dealer. Due to liability reasons, Generac can only provide basic troubleshooting over the phone.
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Friskya
Jacksonville, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/11/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
23
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Neutral Rating, Only Because It Hasn't Been Needed Yet!
I took advantage of the "pay by check" discount because I had no immediate need for the unit. The delay while EGD waited for my check was reasonable and I was kept appraised of when they expected it to clear, when they actually shipped, and what date I could expect delivery.

It was a very professional purchase experience.

The gas company had no problems getting it installed and the electrician was able to hook it up to my home easily. And, while I haven't needed it (yet), the... more
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