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Model: RP5500
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
5,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
6,875
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Caterpillar
Reliable Power When You Need It
Perfect for home, work, and play

Durable 300cc Caterpillar OHV Engine
Oversized 7.9 gallon metal gas tank w/ fuel gauge
Provides 15 hours of run time (50% load)
Low-oil shutdown protection

Packaged Ready To Run
Easy to set up and operate

All-Steel Construction
Heavy-duty frame, never flat wheels, and hinged handle

Enhanced Safety Features
Covered outlets for enhanced weather protection
GFCI rated for added safety

Easy-To-Use Control Panel
LED panel lighting for night operation
4-in-1 digital display - voltage, frequency, running hours, & total hours
Start/stop, choke, & fuel shutoff control mounted

Standard 2-Year Limited Warranty Applies If Not Registered Within 30 Days

Longer-Term 3-Year Limited Warranty Applies When Registered Within 30 Days
Engine
Engine Brand
Caterpillar
Starting System
Recoil Start
CC
300 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 (Must register within 30 days - 2 Years if not) Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
6875 Watts
Rated Watts
5500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
22.9 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
7.9 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
15 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Mfg.
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
Yes
Lifting Eye
No
Grade Type
Emergency
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Certification
EPA
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
163 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
32.9 Inches
Product Width
27.4 Inches
Product Height
24.7 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
815683020050
Model
RP5500


Outlets
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)

NEMA L14-30R
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Caterpillar RP5500 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
3/5
Value
3/5
Overall
3.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (3)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Price (1)
Durable (1)
Cons
Unreliable (1)
Low Quality (1)
33% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
3 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Erik T.
Casselberry, FL
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
15
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Product Tops Them All
Some idiot wrote a bad review on this machine. Maybe he should come on down to Florida and watch this 5500 run the entire house and my neighbor's.

It's freaking perfect. He needs to buy a North Korea generator, maybe it will suit his needs.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Erik Recommends This Caterpillar Product
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
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David N.
Orange Park, FL
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2017
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Category 5 Disappointment
Under no circumstances would I recommend anyone buy this product. I purchased this product a few days before the arrival of hurricane Irma to replace an aging Briggs and Stratton generator that provided a decade of reliability. The setup is very straightforward and the generator started up on the first pull. That was the end of the positives.

We lost power on Sunday Sept. 10th as hurricane Irma approached. Once Irma passed through and it was safe, I fired up the generator and began... more
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable
David Does Not Recommend This Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
David,
Sorry to hear that you're having issues with your generator. Hopefully CAT can replace those GFCI outlets for you. I would continue to work with them until the problem is resolved.
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David N.
Orange Park, FL
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Issue Being Corrected
This is a follow up to my previous 1 star review. Cat contacted me and explained why the gfci's are tripping while running the refrigerator/freezer and they are taking the necessary steps to rectify the issue. I'm sure I'll be satisfied with the product once this issue is resolved.
Pros: Easy To Use
David Does Not Recommend This Product
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