Generac LP5500 - 5500 Watt Portable LP Generator

Generac LP5500 - 5500 Watt Portable LP Generator
Model: 6001
Product Discontinued
Sorry, this product is no longer available.
There Is A Newer Model Of This Item
Model: 
6000
$609.00
Product Discontinued
Discontinued

(as of 07:27 CST - Details) Sales Tax Extra $1,005.29Visit Site
Sales Tax Extra $759.99Visit Site
Sales Tax Extra $799.00Visit Site
No Sales Tax* (Except CA,GA)$692.99Visit Site
Sorry, this product is no longer available
Enter your ZIP Code below to see an estimated arrival time of delivery to your home or business.
*We currently CANNOT ship this product to Canada or any destination outside of the United States
Free Freight
Free Freight
Lift Gate Services
Lift Gate Service
  • Product Description
  • 58
    Reviews
  • 6
    Product Q&A
  • Recommended Accessories
  • How-To Articles
  • Manuals
Product Description
+
Grade
Style
Run Watts
5,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
6,875
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine


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
  • Portable Emergency LP Generator
  • A compact and easily maneuverable power solution
  • 389cc Generac OHV Air-Cooled Engine w/ Low Oil Shutdown
  • Splash lubrication provides longer engine life (Oil Included)
  • Provides added protection to prevent engine damage
  • Power Dial™
  • Accomodates all starting fucnitions in one simple control
  • Integrated 20/30-lb LP Tank Holder w/ Rubber Tank Strap
  • Provides quick-access, flexibility and safer transportation
  • Can Use Either A 20 or 30-lb Tank (Not Included)
  • Provides up to 4.75-7 hours of run time @ 1/2 load
  • Quick-Access Enlosure & Conveniently Located Fuel Line
  • Detachable designs allows for easy engine maintenance
  • Quickly connects to standard size LP tanks
  • 10" Never-Flat Wheel Kit w/ Dolly-Style Handle & Low Grab Bar
  • Makes this generator easy to move where you need
  • Handle locks down for compact storage
  • Circuit Breakers & Covered Outlets
  • Provides protection from overload and the enviroment
  • 2-Year Residential Warranty/ 1-Year Commercial Warranty
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac
Starting System
Recoil Start
CC
389 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
No
Surge Watts
6875 Watts
Rated Watts
5500 Watts
Fuel Type
LP
Rated Amps
23 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Run Time @ 50% Load
7 Hours
Fuel Gauge
No
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
Yes
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Not Applicable
Grade Type
Emergency
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
184 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
35.5 Inches
Product Width
26.3 Inches
Product Height
36.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
696471060010
Grade
Style
Run Watts
5,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
6,875
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine


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
  • Portable Emergency LP Generator
  • A compact and easily maneuverable power solution
  • 389cc Generac OHV Air-Cooled Engine w/ Low Oil Shutdown
  • Splash lubrication provides longer engine life (Oil Included)
  • Provides added protection to prevent engine damage
  • Power Dial™
  • Accomodates all starting fucnitions in one simple control
  • Integrated 20/30-lb LP Tank Holder w/ Rubber Tank Strap
  • Provides quick-access, flexibility and safer transportation
  • Can Use Either A 20 or 30-lb Tank (Not Included)
  • Provides up to 4.75-7 hours of run time @ 1/2 load
  • Quick-Access Enlosure & Conveniently Located Fuel Line
  • Detachable designs allows for easy engine maintenance
  • Quickly connects to standard size LP tanks
  • 10" Never-Flat Wheel Kit w/ Dolly-Style Handle & Low Grab Bar
  • Makes this generator easy to move where you need
  • Handle locks down for compact storage
  • Circuit Breakers & Covered Outlets
  • Provides protection from overload and the enviroment
  • 2-Year Residential Warranty/ 1-Year Commercial Warranty
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac
Starting System
Recoil Start
CC
389 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
No
Surge Watts
6875 Watts
Rated Watts
5500 Watts
Fuel Type
LP
Rated Amps
23 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Run Time @ 50% Load
7 Hours
Fuel Gauge
No
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
Yes
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Not Applicable
Grade Type
Emergency
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
184 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
35.5 Inches
Product Width
26.3 Inches
Product Height
36.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
696471060010
Product Specs
+
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac
Starting System
Recoil Start
CC
389 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
No
Surge Watts
6875 Watts
Rated Watts
5500 Watts
Fuel Type
LP
Rated Amps
23 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Run Time @ 50% Load
7 Hours
Fuel Gauge
No
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
Yes
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Not Applicable
Grade Type
Emergency
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
184 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
35.5 Inches
Product Width
26.3 Inches
Product Height
36.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
696471060010
Reviews
(58)
+
Generac 6001 Reviews & Ratings
92% of Reviewers Recommend This Product
Product Q&A
(6)
+
Does the Generac 6001 came with electric start? If not what model does?
David Lasalle 
from Louisiana 
January 20, 2014
Read Response +
Answer
Thanks for your inquiry.

Generac does not offer a LP portable generator with electric start and one cannot be added to the engine due to the configuration of the engine.

The only LP portable generators with electric start we offer are the Winco Tri-Fuel units.

Winco Tri-Fuel Generators

Hide Response -
Is there a conversion kit to natural gas?
James  
from New York 
October 07, 2013
Read Response +
Answer
Thank you for your inquiry!

The Generac, 6001 is designed for use with propane fuel. The unit is not compatible with natural gas. There are no conversions available for this type of use.
Hide Response -
Which manual transfer switch would you recommend for Generac LP5500 - 5500 Watt Portable LP? I have a 200 amp Siemens panel in the basement. Would I be able to run a fan of central air/heating?
Uri 
from New Jersey 
September 13, 2013
Read Response +
Answer
Thank you for your inquiry!

The Generac LP5500 is equipped with a L14-30 receptacle. This is a 30 amp, 240 volt connection. In order to properly connect to your home's main electrical panel and get the most out of this generator, you will need a manual transfer switch. Below is a link to the Power Transfer systems which include the Manual Transfer Switch, Inlet Box and Power Cord.

30-Amp Power Transfer Systems

While the Reliance Controls product is a popular option, I feel that the Generac 6294 is more suitable for your installation. The Generac 6294 is more versatile and allows you to interchange the breakers.

While this will be sufficient to power your forced air furnace, we do not recommend that you attempt to run your central A/C due to the amount of power needed at startup which will far exceed this generators capabilities.

As an example my 3-ton AC unit requires 48A at start-up which is close to 11,500 watts and every time the compressor motor kicks on it needs the 48A. So, if I had a 12,000 watt generator running the AC along with any other items in my home I could easily overload the generator.

This is why we do not recommend using any portable generator to power central AC.

If you want to power AC you need to step up to a permanent home standby generator.

Hide Response -
Which transfer switch would you recommend for Generac 5500?
Richie Newfield 
from New York 
September 03, 2013
Read Response +
Answer
The Generac 5500 watt generators have a 30A 4-Prong 240V twistlock outlet which you would use to connect to a manual transfer switch using a generator power cord.

The following 30A switch kit is a recommendation found under the hand-picked accessories tab available on product page for each generator model....

Generac Model 6294 - 30A Transfer Switch Kit
Hide Response -
Is the LP5500 safe to use with modern electronics?
Jim Chapman 
from Missouri 
June 18, 2013
Read Response +
Answer
Standard emergency portable generators are not designed to power sensitive electronics unless otherwise stated. The Generac LP models are not designed for this and there are only a few models that state they can.

The only models would be small inverter generators (gasoline), the Winco Tri-Fuel portables (<6% THD), the Generac XP Professional Models (<6% THD) and the permanent home standby systems.
Hide Response -
Do any of the portable generators come with transfer switches?
Hal 
from Connecticut 
March 28, 2013
Read Response +
Answer
There are some kits available.

5500 Watt Kit

7500 Watt Kit

Both kits above are gasoline operated only.
Hide Response -
Recommended Accessories
+
How-To Articles
+
Manuals
+
 
 
×
Generac LP5500 - 5500 Watt Portable LP Generator
+
Reset View

Visit Electric Generators Direct on Facebook
View the Electric Generators Direct Twitter Profile Page
Follow Electric Generators Direct on Pinterest
View Electric Generators Direct YouTube Channel
View Electric Generators Direct on Blog
View Electric Generators Direct Tumbler
View Electric Generators Direct LinkedIn Company Profile