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Generac XG7000E - 7000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator

Generac XG7000E - 7000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator



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Product Description
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
7,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
8,750
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Semi-Pro
Style
Portable
Run Watts
7,000
Surge Watts
8,750 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Generac OHVI


Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

Features
Features
  • Generac OHVI Engine
  • Provides smooth power delivery with OHV "I" (industrial) design
  • Engineered for performance w/full pressure engine lubrication
  • Oversized Full-Wrap Frame Tubing & Impact Resistant Corners
  • Durable construction which minimizes damage from rough handling
  • Illuminated Control Panel
  • Brightens up controls for better visibility
  • Power Bar
  • Keeps an eye on your wattage output for improved performance
  • Covered Outlets
  • Protects your connection from the environment
  • Start/Stop Fuel Shut-Off & Choke Controls
  • Easy to reach on the control panel for better control
  • Low-Oil Shut Down & Hour Meter
  • Protects engine from damage & tracks usage for maintenance
  • External Battery Charge Jack (Includes Charger)
  • Plug in your generator when not in use to keep battery charged
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac OHVI
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
CC
410 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
1 Year
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
8750 Watts
Rated Watts
7000 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
29 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
9 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
12 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m ? Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Semi-Pro
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
245 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
31.5 Inches
Product Width
25.5 Inches
Product Height
28 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
696471057980
Grade
Style
Run Watts
7,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
8,750
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Semi-Pro
Style
Portable
Run Watts
7,000
Surge Watts
8,750 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Generac OHVI


Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

Features
Features
  • Generac OHVI Engine
  • Provides smooth power delivery with OHV "I" (industrial) design
  • Engineered for performance w/full pressure engine lubrication
  • Oversized Full-Wrap Frame Tubing & Impact Resistant Corners
  • Durable construction which minimizes damage from rough handling
  • Illuminated Control Panel
  • Brightens up controls for better visibility
  • Power Bar
  • Keeps an eye on your wattage output for improved performance
  • Covered Outlets
  • Protects your connection from the environment
  • Start/Stop Fuel Shut-Off & Choke Controls
  • Easy to reach on the control panel for better control
  • Low-Oil Shut Down & Hour Meter
  • Protects engine from damage & tracks usage for maintenance
  • External Battery Charge Jack (Includes Charger)
  • Plug in your generator when not in use to keep battery charged
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac OHVI
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
CC
410 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
1 Year
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
8750 Watts
Rated Watts
7000 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
29 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
9 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
12 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m ? Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Semi-Pro
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
245 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
31.5 Inches
Product Width
25.5 Inches
Product Height
28 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
696471057980
Product Specs
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Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac OHVI
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
CC
410 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
1 Year
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
8750 Watts
Rated Watts
7000 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
29 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
9 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
12 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m ? Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Semi-Pro
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
245 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
31.5 Inches
Product Width
25.5 Inches
Product Height
28 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
696471057980
Reviews
(26)
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Product Q&A
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Search Product Q&A's Answered by Jim, the Portable Generator Expert
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Hi Josh I need just a plug for my Generac XG7000E portable generator, would the Model 6397 be the right plug?
Clem Pascoe 
from Pennsylvania 
September 02, 2013
Answer
Thank you for your inquiry!

The Generac 6397 would be a compatible plug for your XG7000e which is equipped with a 30A 240v twist-lock receptacle.

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Does the Generac model 5798 have clean sign wave for use with heat pump, tv, computer.
Mark 
from Washington 
September 22, 2012
Answer
The XG line of generators does not offer clean power output and is not designed to power sensitive electronics.

Only the Generac XP line of generators offers clean power with its TruePower technology.

Generac XP Portable Generators
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Which Generac portable generators are brushless? It seems to me that eliminating brush maintenance would be a plus.
Clarence Cox 
from West Virginia 
July 15, 2012
Answer
There are a number of units available with brushless alternators. Just because a unit has a brushed alternator, doesn't mean that is not of good quality. Many of the home standbys contain brushed alternators and those units last for decades. This particular model does indeed have a brushed alternator. That information can be found on the specifications tab of that particular model.
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What is the over all height from the bottom of the wheels to the top rail? Weight of unit?
Don Miller 
from Pennsylvania 
April 23, 2012
Answer
The manufacturers spec sheet has the weight and full dimensions available.

Click on link for info....

XG7000E Spec Sheet
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Jim, I'm a licensed NH Electrician I have a Honeywell 7500Watt Portable Generator that will be used to supply selected loads in a non-separately derived residential application as outlined by the 2011 NEC. The tag on this generator indicated that the neutral is bonded to the frame. I need to know if this generator can be made into a floating neutral generator without voiding listings or warranty. If the answer is yes then where and how does the manufacture recommend the removal of the bond? And will the manufacture send a new label that indicates the generator is now a floating neutral generator. This will be an issue with any generator that has its neutral bonded to the frame portable or stationary. Any info that you can give me will be a great help. Regards, Ron T.
Ron Tasker 
from New Hampshire 
January 08, 2012
Answer
Many generators that have a bonded neutral to frame can be modified so the neutral is floating, or separate from the frame and generator ground. If the neutral connection (bond) to frame can be removed, if the manufacturer supports this, it’s usually the best solution as it would result in a “floating neutral” generator and would be ideal for connecting to most transfer switches.

If the generator manufacturer does not support modifying the generator to remove the bond between neutral and ground/frame, the system can be setup to meet all codes by using a neutral switching transfer switch. A “non-separately derived system” is where the generator neutral is floating, and its neutral is always interconnected with the neutral for the utility – this is the most common way backup systems are setup – including automatic backup systems.

If you need to isolate the neutral then you need to use a GFI type transfer switch such as the Reliance Controls "X" series switches.....see link for details.

GFI Transfer Switches

Note: Typically these switches are not required unless the 120/240v outlet on the generator is GFI protected which is found on Professional generators such as the Generac "XP" models and not the "XG" model.

The fact that a generator has a bonded-neutral does not rule out compatibility with 2-pole transfer switches, which make up the majority of all transfer switches. The only time that a portable generator will not function with a 2-pole transfer switch is if the generator has a bonded-neutral AND there is a GFCI breaker or GFCI mechanism protecting the receptacle being used to connect the generator to the transfer switch. Most 120/240v generator receptacles are not GFCI protected.

National Code does not require switching the neutral in general, but arguably the neutral should be switched when using a bonded generator based on how the system is setup and defined as a whole. Any time a bonded-neutral generator is connected through a transfer switch to a house wiring system, what results are two neutral-to-ground bond points: one at the main panel and one at the generator. This can be construed as having two bond points in the electrical system, even though the portable generator is not part of the system, and therefore one of the bond points should be removed (or a transfer device implemented that isolates the neutral).

Having two bond points in this scenario creates 'dual paths' on the ground and neutral between the generator and the house panel, aka "ground loop", meaning the ground wire from the generator to the house panel will share some of the return power with the neutral wire. This leads to a very small amount of voltage on the ground wire between the generator and house panel. It can be argued by an installer or authority that this power on the ground is objectionable, and a special neutral switching setup might be mandated. This is also why if there is a GFCI breaker protecting the generator receptacle, it will sense this power being lost on the neutral (to the ground) and will trip every time the generator is connected, even under No load.

* If the generator does not have a GFCI protecting the in-use receptacle, there will not be a trip and the generator will power circuits successfully. Now it’s just a question of whether having this setup is acceptable to the home owner, installer and authority if applicable.
Using bonded generators without switching the neutral has been a common application for many years, regardless of how the code is interpreted, but about 10 years ago generators started adding GFCI's (per OSHA job site requirements) and wiring them into the larger receptacles, which will limit their applications when used at homes. The 2014 code will require new generators to have built in GFCI’s, but only on the 15/20 amp 120 volt outlets, which in most cases are not being used to power a transfer switch. If we look at all of the portable generators that are bonded neutral, and then separate the models WITH a GFCI breaker protecting the 120/240 outlet, the percentage of these generators is extremely small. These are the only generators that will functionally require a 3-pole transfer switch that breaks the neutral.

Breaking the neutral with a “3-pole” (neutral switching) transfer device eliminates the ground loop (dual paths) between the generator and house panel created by having two bond points, and will eliminate the problem of the GFCI breaker tripping creating a “separately derived system” where the generator neutral is never common with the utility neutral.

I hope this information was helpful.
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Do I need Idle Control? Home Emergency Generator for Frig 1, Frig 2, Frez, TV, Computer, Well, Sump pump and Lights
Skip York 
from Georgia 
October 15, 2011
Answer
Idle control is not required when using a generator but when you have idle control the engine will adjust its RPM's based on the load on the unit which usually makes the unit quieter. Generators that do not have idle control must run at 3600 RPM which can be loud depending on where you locate the generator.
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Does the Generac XG7000E run at full rpm all the time or does it idle down when no or less loads are present?
Steve 
from Missouri 
February 06, 2011
Answer
This generator does not offer Idle Control so it will operate at 3600 RPM constantly.
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do you know what the decibes are for the xg 7000e generac never list them
 
from  
January 17, 2011
Answer
Unfortunately, Generac, like many other generator manufacturers, do not publish the decibel ratings for their generators. This unit does come equipped with a Low Tone Muffler for Quiet Operation but do not have a decibel rating to give you. Currently, there are no industry standards or requirements for generator manufacturers to follow when testing their generators for noise. Due to this, manufacturers can test the noise level under any conditions they choose and, therefore, the results are not very reliable as each company will test under conditions that are favorable to their products.

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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
Answer
Portable generators are normally stored inside and the B&S 30471 comes with a float style battery charger which is plugged into the generator when not in use. This allows the generator battery to have a sufficient charge when the generator is needed to start.

An OHV (Overhead Valve) engine is compact designed and generally makes the unit operate quieter. The Generac OHVI (Overhead Valve Industrial) engine is built robustly with premium power and high performance and comes with a fully pressurized oil lubrication system and spin-on filter.
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