CAT® RP12000 E - 12,000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator

CAT® RP12000 E - 12,000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator
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Product Description
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
12,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
15,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Caterpillar
Grade
Semi-Pro
Style
Portable
Run Watts
12,000
Surge Watts
15,000 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Caterpillar
Features
Features
  • Cat® RP 12000 E Semi-Pro Portable Generator
  • Ideal for emergency home back-up, DIY enthusiasts and contractors
  • Electric Start (Battery Included)
  • Allows for easy starting with the push of a button
  • Includes Smart battery chargers
  • 670cc Caterpillar V-Twin OHV Engine
  • Suitable for powering more equipment and heavier loads
  • Fully-Pressurized Oil System
  • Provides added protection during operation
  • Extra-Large, 13.5-Gallon Metal Fuel Tank w/ Fuel Gauge
  • Allows for run-times over 11-hours @ 50% load
  • All-Copper Windings - Less Than 5% THD
  • Provides clean power suitable for sensitive electronics and tools
  • Low-Idle Mode
  • Optimizes fuel consumption and noise levels for less engine wear
  • 120/240V (L14-50R) 50-Amp & (14-30R) 30-Amp Outlets
  • Allows this generator to provide power to larger tools and manual transfer switches
  • (2) 120V GFCI Duplex Outlets & Circuit Breaker Protection
  • Helps prevent electrical shock, especially during wet conditions
  • Lighted Control Panel
  • Provides easy, one-sided operation
  • Removable Comfort Handle & Wheel Kit
  • 11" Solid steel wheels w/ solid rubber tires for easy transportation
  • Removable Lifting Eye
  • Makes this generator easy to move on the job site
  • Premium Muffler & USDA Approved Spark Arrestor
  • Helps reduce noise levels and provide safer operation in dry conditions
  • Includes Tool Kit & Engine Oil
  • Provides everything you need to get up and running, in the box
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty (Must Register within 30 Days)
  • Standard 2-Year Limited Warranty if not registered within 30 days
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R
NEMA 14-50R
Engine
Engine Brand
Caterpillar
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start
CC
670 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
15000 Watts
Rated Watts
12000 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
50 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
13.2 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
11.7 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Idle Control
Yes
Lifting Eye
Yes
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Semi-Pro
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L5-30R
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
NEMA 14-50R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
353 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
35.7 Inches
Product Width
32.7 Inches
Product Height
35.8 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
815683023884
Grade
Style
Run Watts
12,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
15,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Caterpillar
Grade
Semi-Pro
Style
Portable
Run Watts
12,000
Surge Watts
15,000 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Caterpillar
Features
Features
  • Cat® RP 12000 E Semi-Pro Portable Generator
  • Ideal for emergency home back-up, DIY enthusiasts and contractors
  • Electric Start (Battery Included)
  • Allows for easy starting with the push of a button
  • Includes Smart battery chargers
  • 670cc Caterpillar V-Twin OHV Engine
  • Suitable for powering more equipment and heavier loads
  • Fully-Pressurized Oil System
  • Provides added protection during operation
  • Extra-Large, 13.5-Gallon Metal Fuel Tank w/ Fuel Gauge
  • Allows for run-times over 11-hours @ 50% load
  • All-Copper Windings - Less Than 5% THD
  • Provides clean power suitable for sensitive electronics and tools
  • Low-Idle Mode
  • Optimizes fuel consumption and noise levels for less engine wear
  • 120/240V (L14-50R) 50-Amp & (14-30R) 30-Amp Outlets
  • Allows this generator to provide power to larger tools and manual transfer switches
  • (2) 120V GFCI Duplex Outlets & Circuit Breaker Protection
  • Helps prevent electrical shock, especially during wet conditions
  • Lighted Control Panel
  • Provides easy, one-sided operation
  • Removable Comfort Handle & Wheel Kit
  • 11" Solid steel wheels w/ solid rubber tires for easy transportation
  • Removable Lifting Eye
  • Makes this generator easy to move on the job site
  • Premium Muffler & USDA Approved Spark Arrestor
  • Helps reduce noise levels and provide safer operation in dry conditions
  • Includes Tool Kit & Engine Oil
  • Provides everything you need to get up and running, in the box
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty (Must Register within 30 Days)
  • Standard 2-Year Limited Warranty if not registered within 30 days
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R
NEMA 14-50R
Engine
Engine Brand
Caterpillar
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start
CC
670 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
15000 Watts
Rated Watts
12000 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
50 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
13.2 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
11.7 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Idle Control
Yes
Lifting Eye
Yes
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Semi-Pro
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L5-30R
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
NEMA 14-50R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
353 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
35.7 Inches
Product Width
32.7 Inches
Product Height
35.8 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
815683023884
Product Specs
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Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R
NEMA 14-50R
Engine
Engine Brand
Caterpillar
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start
CC
670 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
15000 Watts
Rated Watts
12000 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
50 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
13.2 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
11.7 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Idle Control
Yes
Lifting Eye
Yes
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Semi-Pro
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L5-30R
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
NEMA 14-50R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
353 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
35.7 Inches
Product Width
32.7 Inches
Product Height
35.8 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
815683023884
Reviews
(42)
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Caterpillar 502-3699 Reviews & Ratings
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Product Q&A
(2)
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Search Product Q&A's Answered by Jim, the Portable Generator Expert
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Will this run my A/C, refrigerator, and TV?
Robert 
from Florida 
June 15, 2018
Answer
This unit does have the all-copper windings which will provide Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) levels that are below 5%. The THD levels below 5% will allow you to safely power sensitive electronics such as TV, Computers, Etc.  As a result, the CAT RP12000E's 12,000 running watts will allow you to power your fridge and TV without issue. The surge capacity off the A/C is too high for what any portable generator we carry can handle. A standby generator would be recommended.
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Does this come ready to connect to a transfer switch to power an entire home during power outages?
Andrew 
from Florida 
May 25, 2018
Answer
The generator will have a 50-amp outlet which can be used to get the full power of this generator. You will need to purchase a power cord, inlet box and manual transfer switch. I recommend checking with an electrician to see which switch you need, or give us a call to help narrow down your choices.
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