Generac XP8000E - 8000 Watt Electric Start Professional Portable Generator

Generac XP8000E - 8000 Watt Electric Start Professional Portable Generator
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Product Description
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
8,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
10,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Professional
Style
Portable
Run Watts
8,000
Surge Watts
10,000 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Generac OHVI
Features
Features
  • Generac XP Series Professional Grade Portable Generator
  • Engineered specifically with contractors in mind
  • Electric Start w/ Recoil Backup (Battery Included)
  • Makes starting as easy as pushing a button
  • 410cc Generac OHVI Engine - Designed Specifically For Generators
  • Provides added safety to protect your investment
  • Pressurized Lubrication System w/ Oil Filter & Low Oil Shutdown
  • Provides maximum safety for longer engine life
  • TruePower™ Technology - Less Than 5% THD
  • Provides clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics
  • Full Panel GFCI Protection - OSHA & NEC 2011 Compliant
  • Must use GFI type manual transfer switch for panel connection
  • Not for use with interlock kit
  • Large 9 Gallon Metal Fuel Tank
  • Provides up to 10 hours of run time @ 1/2 load
  • Hardened 1.25" Steel Tube Cradle & Cast Metal Corners
  • Combined with an integrated lifting eye for rugged durability
  • Fold-Down, Locking Handles w/ Never Flat Wheel Kit
  • Provides sturdy mobility and compact storage
  • Includes Battery Charger, Engine Oil & Maintenance Kit
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac OHVI
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
CC
410 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
10000 Watts
Rated Watts
8000 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
33 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
9 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
10 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
Yes
Hour Meter
Yes
Lifting Eye
Yes
Neutral Type
Bonded
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Professional
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L5-30R
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
251 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
34.6 Inches
Product Width
29 Inches
Product Height
27.2 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
696471059311
Grade
Style
Run Watts
8,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
10,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Professional
Style
Portable
Run Watts
8,000
Surge Watts
10,000 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Generac OHVI
Features
Features
  • Generac XP Series Professional Grade Portable Generator
  • Engineered specifically with contractors in mind
  • Electric Start w/ Recoil Backup (Battery Included)
  • Makes starting as easy as pushing a button
  • 410cc Generac OHVI Engine - Designed Specifically For Generators
  • Provides added safety to protect your investment
  • Pressurized Lubrication System w/ Oil Filter & Low Oil Shutdown
  • Provides maximum safety for longer engine life
  • TruePower™ Technology - Less Than 5% THD
  • Provides clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics
  • Full Panel GFCI Protection - OSHA & NEC 2011 Compliant
  • Must use GFI type manual transfer switch for panel connection
  • Not for use with interlock kit
  • Large 9 Gallon Metal Fuel Tank
  • Provides up to 10 hours of run time @ 1/2 load
  • Hardened 1.25" Steel Tube Cradle & Cast Metal Corners
  • Combined with an integrated lifting eye for rugged durability
  • Fold-Down, Locking Handles w/ Never Flat Wheel Kit
  • Provides sturdy mobility and compact storage
  • Includes Battery Charger, Engine Oil & Maintenance Kit
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac OHVI
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
CC
410 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
10000 Watts
Rated Watts
8000 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
33 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
9 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
10 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
Yes
Hour Meter
Yes
Lifting Eye
Yes
Neutral Type
Bonded
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Professional
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L5-30R
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
251 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
34.6 Inches
Product Width
29 Inches
Product Height
27.2 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
696471059311
Product Specs
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Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac OHVI
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
CC
410 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
10000 Watts
Rated Watts
8000 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
33 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
9 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
10 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
Yes
Hour Meter
Yes
Lifting Eye
Yes
Neutral Type
Bonded
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Professional
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L5-30R
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
251 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
34.6 Inches
Product Width
29 Inches
Product Height
27.2 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
696471059311
Reviews
(20)
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Product Q&A
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Jim, Can I purchase a portable Generac Generator from you, with the tri-fuel conversion kit installed and ready to use? I would like to buy the Generac XG8000E if it is available with the tre-fuel feature. thank you, Gordon Weiss
Gordon Weiss 
from Louisiana 
October 24, 2012
Answer
Generac does not offer Tri-Fuel generators, only gasoline and we do not recommend converting them.

They are specifically engineered and designed to operate on gasoline only which has an ignition temperature of 485 degrees. If you were to convert them to Propane or NG they have an ignition temperature of 1008 degrees and due to the extreme temperature change you can damage the internal components in the engine and drastically shorten the life of the unit.

We only offer one manufacturer that has a true Tri-Fuel generator which is Winco....here is the link to their models....

Winco Tri-Fuel Generators
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What makes the XP8000E more expensive than the XG8000E? Looking for an 8kW for home use.
Steve Keefer 
from Maryland 
August 24, 2012
Answer
The reason the XP model costs more than the XG is because of the features and components.

The XP model is capable of delivering clean power with Generac's Truepower technology.

This is essential when powering sensitive electronics like cell phones, computers, HDTV s and any other electronics that have complex circuitry within them.

The XP also provides two high voltage 30 amp outlets. One rated for 120v and the other rated for 120/240v. The XG only has the 120/240.
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Hi Jim, I just bought a Generac XP8000E from Lowes for an emergency power source. What manual transfer switch would you suggest? I plan to have an electrician install the transfer switch in my garage, next to the main electric panel (200A). I like the idea of being able to pick and choose what circuits to power on, rather than being stuck to a set number of circuits. Also, do you have any suggestions for indoor power inlet boxes, that can be installed in my garage? Thanks for your help.
Mike 
from Massachusetts 
January 14, 2012
Answer
With the purchase of the Generac "XP" model generator you will need to go with a GFI type transfer switch due to the full GFI protected panel on the generator.

Unfortunately this type of generator with GFI protected 240V outlet does not allow for whole house control and a GFI type transfer switch needs to be used.

Below are some recommendations based on the model generator you are purchasing.

30A GFI Transfer Switches
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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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