Generac GP17500E - 17,500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator w/ Power Transfer Kit

Generac GP17500E - 17,500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator w/ Power Transfer Kit
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Product Description
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
17,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
26,250
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Emergency
Style
Portable
Run Watts
17,500
Surge Watts
26,250 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Generac OHVI
Features
Features
  • Emergency Power Bundle (Generator & Power Transfer Kit)
  • Provide emergency power to your panel when you need it most
  • 17,500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator (Battery Included)
  • Starts with a simple press of a button
  • 992cc Generac OHVI Engine - Designed Specifically For Generators
  • Provides longer life and longer maintenance intervals
  • Automatic Idle Control
  • Reduces noise, increase fuel efficiency and extends life
  • 16-Gallon Gas Tank
  • Generates up to 10 hours of electricity @ 1/2 load
  • Pre-Wired 50-Amp Manual Transfer Kit For 10-16 Circuits (9855)
  • Interchangeable breakers make it easy to reconfigure or expand
  • Power Transfer Kit Includes:
  • 50-Amp HomeLink™ Upgradeable Manual Transfer Switch
  • 50-Amp Power Inlet Box (Must Be Hardwired)
  • 10' 50-Amp (L14-50/CS6364) Power Cord
  • Wiring Harness & Connectors, Conduit and Fittings
  • Installation Manual
  • Please Note Requires 50-Amp 2-pole Main Breaker in Load Center
  • 2 Year Warranty (Generator) & 5 Year Warranty (Transfer Switch)
  • Product Includes
    • (1) Generac GP17500E - 17,500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator (5735)
    • (1) Generac 9855 - 50-Amp HomeLink™ Upgradeable Pre-Wired Manual Transfer Switch System (Alum.) (9855)
Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac OHVI
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
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
26250 Watts
Rated Watts
17500 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 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
Yes
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
Yes
Transfer Switch
Manual (Included)
Transfer Switch Amperage
50-Amps
Neutral Type
Floating
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Emergency
Transfer Switch Circuits
20A 120V
4
20A 240V
1
30A 240V
1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
400 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
48.5 Inches
Product Width
31 Inches
Product Height
39.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
GP17500E Specifications
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
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
26250 Watts
Rated Watts
17500 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 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
Yes
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
Yes
Neutral Type
Floating
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Emergency
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
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
400 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
48.5 Inches
Product Width
31 Inches
Product Height
39.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
9855 Specifications
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Rated Watts
12000 Watts
Rated Amps
50 Amps
Enclosure
NEMA 1R
Number of Circuit Breakers
10
Max Generator Input
50 Amps
Maximum Wattage
12000 Watts
UL Listed
Yes
Transfer Switch Circuits
20A 120V
4
20A 240V
1
30A 240V
1
Circuit Breaker Protection
Each Circuit
Plugs
CS6369 - 50-Amp Twistlock
1
Cord
Cord Length
10 feet
Connection Type
Male
Plug Type
14-50R
Prongs
Four-Prong
Wire Gauge
10 Gauge
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
33 Pounds
Product Length
15.4 Inches
Product Width
15.8 Inches
Product Height
4 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Grade
Style
Run Watts
17,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
26,250
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Emergency
Style
Portable
Run Watts
17,500
Surge Watts
26,250 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Generac OHVI
Features
Features
  • Emergency Power Bundle (Generator & Power Transfer Kit)
  • Provide emergency power to your panel when you need it most
  • 17,500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator (Battery Included)
  • Starts with a simple press of a button
  • 992cc Generac OHVI Engine - Designed Specifically For Generators
  • Provides longer life and longer maintenance intervals
  • Automatic Idle Control
  • Reduces noise, increase fuel efficiency and extends life
  • 16-Gallon Gas Tank
  • Generates up to 10 hours of electricity @ 1/2 load
  • Pre-Wired 50-Amp Manual Transfer Kit For 10-16 Circuits (9855)
  • Interchangeable breakers make it easy to reconfigure or expand
  • Power Transfer Kit Includes:
  • 50-Amp HomeLink™ Upgradeable Manual Transfer Switch
  • 50-Amp Power Inlet Box (Must Be Hardwired)
  • 10' 50-Amp (L14-50/CS6364) Power Cord
  • Wiring Harness & Connectors, Conduit and Fittings
  • Installation Manual
  • Please Note Requires 50-Amp 2-pole Main Breaker in Load Center
  • 2 Year Warranty (Generator) & 5 Year Warranty (Transfer Switch)
  • Product Includes
    • (1) Generac GP17500E - 17,500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator (5735)
    • (1) Generac 9855 - 50-Amp HomeLink™ Upgradeable Pre-Wired Manual Transfer Switch System (Alum.) (9855)
Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac OHVI
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
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
26250 Watts
Rated Watts
17500 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 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
Yes
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
Yes
Transfer Switch
Manual (Included)
Transfer Switch Amperage
50-Amps
Neutral Type
Floating
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Emergency
Transfer Switch Circuits
20A 120V
4
20A 240V
1
30A 240V
1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
400 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
48.5 Inches
Product Width
31 Inches
Product Height
39.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
GP17500E Specifications
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
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
26250 Watts
Rated Watts
17500 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 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
Yes
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
Yes
Neutral Type
Floating
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Emergency
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
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
400 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
48.5 Inches
Product Width
31 Inches
Product Height
39.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
9855 Specifications
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Rated Watts
12000 Watts
Rated Amps
50 Amps
Enclosure
NEMA 1R
Number of Circuit Breakers
10
Max Generator Input
50 Amps
Maximum Wattage
12000 Watts
UL Listed
Yes
Transfer Switch Circuits
20A 120V
4
20A 240V
1
30A 240V
1
Circuit Breaker Protection
Each Circuit
Plugs
CS6369 - 50-Amp Twistlock
1
Cord
Cord Length
10 feet
Connection Type
Male
Plug Type
14-50R
Prongs
Four-Prong
Wire Gauge
10 Gauge
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
33 Pounds
Product Length
15.4 Inches
Product Width
15.8 Inches
Product Height
4 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Product Specs
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Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac OHVI
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
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
26250 Watts
Rated Watts
17500 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 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
Yes
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
Yes
Transfer Switch
Manual (Included)
Transfer Switch Amperage
50-Amps
Neutral Type
Floating
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Emergency
Transfer Switch Circuits
20A 120V
4
20A 240V
1
30A 240V
1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
400 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
48.5 Inches
Product Width
31 Inches
Product Height
39.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
GP17500E Specifications
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
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
26250 Watts
Rated Watts
17500 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 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
Yes
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
Yes
Neutral Type
Floating
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Emergency
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
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
400 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
48.5 Inches
Product Width
31 Inches
Product Height
39.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
9855 Specifications
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Rated Watts
12000 Watts
Rated Amps
50 Amps
Enclosure
NEMA 1R
Number of Circuit Breakers
10
Max Generator Input
50 Amps
Maximum Wattage
12000 Watts
UL Listed
Yes
Transfer Switch Circuits
20A 120V
4
20A 240V
1
30A 240V
1
Circuit Breaker Protection
Each Circuit
Plugs
CS6369 - 50-Amp Twistlock
1
Cord
Cord Length
10 feet
Connection Type
Male
Plug Type
14-50R
Prongs
Four-Prong
Wire Gauge
10 Gauge
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
33 Pounds
Product Length
15.4 Inches
Product Width
15.8 Inches
Product Height
4 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
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(8)
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(4)
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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
Answer
Thanks for your inquiry.....Generator manufacturers do not offer conversion kits or permanent enclosures for portable generators.

We at Power Equipment Direct do not recommend converting your gasoline portable generator to an alternative fuel and doing so will void the manufacturer’s warranty and may cause damage to the generator itself. These conversions are not recommended by any of the generator manufacturers.

Gasoline has an Ignition Point of 475–536 °F. When a generator is manufactured to run solely on gasoline these temperatures are taken into consideration and the engine components are made to handle these temperatures.

Propane (LP) has an Ignition Point of 920-1020°F and Natural Gas (NG) has an Ignition Point of 900–1500°F. These higher temperatures will cause damage over time on any “gas only” powered engine.

The following guidelines cover Honda engines (Also applies to other engine manufacturers) modified to run on fuels other than the one for which they were designed, such as converting an engine to run on propane (LP) or natural gas (NG).


• Honda gasoline engines are certified to operate on unleaded fuel with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher, containing no more than 10% ethanol (E10).

• Any change to the original configuration of a certified Honda engine is a potential violation of the Clean Air Act prohibition against tampering (40 CFR §1068.101(b)(1)). The tampering prohibition is important because poorly designed and installed modifications can increase emissions.

• The Clean Air Act prohibits anyone from removing or rendering inoperative any device or design element installed on engines in compliance with regulations. These actions are considered tampering, which carries a civil penalty up to $37,500 for each engine or equipment in violation.

• Engines converted by a third party (OEM, dealer, converter, etc.) to run on a different fuel type must be recertified with the EPA on the new fuel to comply with applicable emission standards. The third party must recertify under a new family and notify Honda to not include the modified engines in the original family.

• Converted engines to be sold for use in California must meet CARB requirements and the converter must obtain approval from CARB. EPA certificates or tampering exemptions will not satisfy the requirement for CARB certification.

• Once certified, the third party must remove the Honda emission control label and apply a compliant emission control label for the new fuel indicating the new certifying manufacturer. Honda will no longer assume any responsibility as the certifying manufacturer.

• The Honda Distributor's Limited Warranty does not extend to parts affected or damaged by the conversion to or use of fuel other than the fuel for which the engine was originally designed.


• Honda offers V-twin engines specifically designed and certified for use in LP/NG applications. The engines incorporate special design features that address the higher combustion temperatures and reduced lubrication to the valve guide area (since it is a dry fuel, not liquid). Please contact your sales representative or distributor for additional information.


Disclaimer: The guidance provided is intended for Honda dealer/distributor informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You must contact the appropriate certifying agencies if you require information on how regulations apply to your specific application.

The regulations and additional information can be found at these web sites:

EPA Regulations

CARB Compliance
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With this generator (Generac GP17500E) and supplied transfer switch, in the even of a power failure, the unit will start automatically? Or, the transfer occurs automatically, but the unit needs to start manually. Similarly when power is restored, the unit needs to be shut down manually?
Frank 
from New Jersey 
May 04, 2013
Answer
This is a completely manual system as there are no options for automatic start/stop with portable generators since they do not offer a permanent fuel source or specific generator control systems.
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Do you have a wireing diagram for the engine? It has a two wire low oil switch, I need to know where the wires go.
Bruce 
from Nebraska 
March 17, 2013
Answer
You can access all of the schematics and manuals via the Generac website using your units serial number....

Generac Manual Search
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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
Answer
When using the generator properly connected to the included transfer switch the circuits in the switch are properly disconnected from the utility service. So, when your utility service returns the other circuits in your electrical panel are going to be powered while the generator circuits are safely disconnected from them. When your other lights and appliances come back on you will know.

The maintenance is listed in the owner's manual available on the site and comes with the unit. Typically it will be oil changes, oil filter changes, air filter changes and spark plug changes. You will have a maintenance schedule to follow based on the usage time of the unit.

All service is performed by your local manufacturers service dealer who handles all warranty and general service on the generators. You can find on via the following link....

How To Find A Local Service Center
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