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Generac GP17500E - 17,500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator (49-State)

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Generac GP17500E - 17,500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator (49-State)
Generac GP17500E - 17,500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator (49-State)
Model: GP17500E
$3,599.00
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Optional Accessories 10

Features

Grade

Emergency

Style

Portable

Run Watts

17,500 Rated Watts

Surge Watts

26,250
Starting Watts

Fuel

Gasoline

Engine

Generac



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  • Generac GP Series 17500E Portable Generator
  • Ideal for job site or home backup power
  • Electric Start (12VDC 365-CCA Battery Included)
  • Simple, push-button design for easy starting
  • Easily charge the battery during use via 12-Volt outlet on panel
  • 992cc Generac OHVI® Engine
  • Designed specifically for generators
  • Provides longer life and longer maintenance intervals
  • Full Pressure Lubrication w/ Low Oil Shutdown
  • Automotive style spin-on oil filter
  • Prevents engine damage during a low-oil event
  • 16-Gallon Fuel Tank w/ Built-In Fuel Gauge
  • Allows for up to 10 hours of run time @ 50% load
  • Fuel-shut off switch helps prevent stale fuel in carb
  • Automatic Idle Control
  • Reduces noise, increase fuel efficiency and extends life
  • Panel Mounted Hour Meter
  • Makes it easy to track run time and maintenance intervals
  • 120/240V 30-Amp (L14-30R) & 50-Amp (14-50R)† Receptacles***
  • Allows for connection to a manual transfer switch (MTS)
  • Allows for connection to a convenience cord
  • Portability Kit
  • 12" Pneumatic wheels and integrated lifting eye
  • 2-Year Residential & 1-Year Commercial Limited Warranty
  • Non-CARB Compliant - Not For Sale In CA
  • ***Note - Allows You To Get Maximum Power From Generator
  • † 50-Amp Outlet Located On Bottom Of Control Panel
California residents see
Warning: This product can expose you to chemicals including Carbon monoxide which is known to the State of California to cause Developmental Harm.
For more information go to: www.p65Warnings.ca.gov

Specifications

Plug Types
12-Amp DC
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R
NEMA 14-50R
GP17500E
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Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Rated Watts
17500 Watts
Surge Watts
26250 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
73 Amps
Portability Kit
Pneumatic Wheels
Tank Size
16 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
10 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Plastic
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m Learn More
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
Yes
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
Yes
Neutral Type
Bonded
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Emergency
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start
CC
992 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
1 Year
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Overview
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
400 Pounds
CA (CARB) Compliant
No
Made in USA
Yes
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
48.5 Inches
Product Width
31 Inches
Product Height
39.5 Inches
UPC
696471057355
Additional Model Numbers

5735, GP17500E

Plugs
12-Amp DC
1
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
1
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
1
NEMA L5-30R
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
NEMA 14-50R
1

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(22)
Product Questions Answered by Jared, the Generator Expert
Will this unit run a 5-ton A/C unit?
Joe 
from Florida 
June 10, 2018
Can this generator be kept outside all year long?
Susan D. 
from New Jersey 
April 25, 2018
Does this model also have a pull start?
Carla 
from Michigan 
January 05, 2017
I have a 15,000 watt generac gasoline generator, is a natural gas conversion kit avaveibel ? is a permanent enclosier avalible ?
Gene Tedder 
from Florida 
December 18, 2013
I was interested in buying the Generac GP17500E. I did my homework and believe it is the one for me. The questions I have are: 1. Can I convert it to propane? 2. How long will a 15lb propane tank last on this generator if I'm not powering the whole house and just the bare necessities? Thank you Ryan
Ryan  
from New York 
October 16, 2013
The GENERAC GP17500 Watts electric generator has two 240V outlets on generator panel. One is 50AMP 240 V and other is 30AMP 240V. I bought this generator for its 17,500 rated Watts capacity. Therefore, I should be able to utilize the rated watts output to provide me power in the house. My electrician mentions that he will provide the manual transfer switch and receptacle to connect 50AMP 240 V generator out put to the connecting house receptacle via the 50Amp 240 V generator cord. I wanted to know from you if it is possible to use generators 30AMP 240 V receptacle to connect with 2nd receptacle for the house via the transfer switch to the electric water heater which is all independent circuit which is connected via the home circuit breaker with a 240V line. It is a 40gallon water heater tank. Its individual double circuit breaker shows two 15AMP switch. Your help in this will be appreciated. I dont mind the extra charges for connecting the 2nd receptacle of 30AMP 240V circuit that can be tapped from the same manual transfer switch. If yes, how it can be done subject to the approval of meeting the electrical code requirements. If not, what can be done to utilize this extra power to provide juice to my 40 gallon Hot Water tank during the power outage.
Prem Mehta 
from New Jersey 
March 27, 2013
I'm interested in the Generac GP17500E. 1. When the generator is powering the house during a blackout, how do you know when the power is restored? 2. What is the yearly maintainance of it? 3. If it breaks down how and where can I get it serviced?
Steve Lo 
from Connecticut 
February 02, 2013
How are you Jim purchased the 17500 generac what a monster. I have 60amp sub panel and a 100 amp main service. My question is can I run a 50amp outlet to my main panel and a 30 amp outlet to my sub panel. Thanks for your time and enjoy your holidays Kosta
Kosta 
from New York 
December 30, 2012
What generator do I need to run a 211 Miller MIG welder?
Brad  
from Florida 
September 02, 2012
If I order the Generac GP17500 what transfer panel (box) do you recommend for maximum service?
Don Stewart 
from Mississippi 
August 24, 2012
What is the replacement battery for the 5735?
John Sweat 
from Florida 
August 16, 2012
Jim, Are the outputs of the gp17500e in synch? I'm wondering if I could hook both the 50 and 30 amp into the same panel to get the full range of the generator.
Timothy Drag 
from New Jersey 
August 04, 2012
Hello, I was wondering if you buy a large generator like this and want to hook it up directly to the panel of a house to get maximum wattage capability, how do you do this? I currently have a 50 amp plug that goes into my box, and I see there is a 50 A outlet on this machine....But how to you maximize the full amperage output into the box? Thank you.
Andy 
from Washington 
July 14, 2012
Hello, I'm considering the Generac GP17500E to run most if at all of my house. All circuits wouldn't really need to be on all the time. My big units to run is a 3.5 ton AC central air, Well pump, electric water heater, 2 fridges and a freezer. TV and certain lights as needed. What transfer switch would I need w/ this unit?
Jason 
from Maryland 
July 06, 2012
Hello, I bought this unit from you last fall, and need to buy a cover. Th X-lg listed under accessories is too small. Please let me know if you have one that fits available.
Brian Ordelheide 
from Virginia 
April 02, 2012
Hey Jim, I have the GP17500. How do you charge the battery? In the package there is a 12v start cable. Does this hook up to a trickle charger or is some way else to charge the batt when not in use? Thank you, Anthony Norcia
Anthony Norcia 
from Connecticut 
February 18, 2012
What is the maximum output in watts out of the NEMA 14-50R outlet I can get from a XP 10000E Generac Generator
Michael Teixeira 
from Connecticut 
January 08, 2012
Ref: Generac Model 5735 We have a 200 AMP service and would like to use the 100 AMP manual transfer switch. Does the 100 AMP switch work the same way as the Kit50-25SB? Is the reason for the price difference the circuit breakers for the 100 AMP switch?
Ken McDaniel 
from Louisiana 
May 04, 2011
Can the Generac model 5735 (17,500 KW)be converted to tri-fuel? Does Generac offer a conversion kit for this?
Gary 
from Arkansas 
April 21, 2011
I just received the generator I purchased from you (Generac GP5500 - 5500 Watt Portable Generator) and it comes with a bottle of oil. It does not say on the bottle what type it is. 30 weight or 10w30? Do you know so that it is the proper oil to use for the current temperature. Thanks, Larry
Larry 
from Ohio 
March 26, 2011
Hi Mike. I bought a 17.5 kw Generac and want to use it to power the whole house. Is there a way to get more than 50 amps to a transfer switch.? What transfer switch would you choose?
Peter Matheson 
from Nevada 
February 19, 2011
How does this generator start in cold weather with the electric start? What is the difference between OHV engine & Generac's OHVI engine?
Daryl Hammond 
from Ohio 
January 17, 2011

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