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Generac GP5500 - 5500 Watt Portable Generator w/ Power Transfer Kit

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Model: EGD-5939KIT
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
5,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
6,875
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Emergency Power Bundle (Generator & Power Transfer Kit)
Provide emergency power to your panel when you need it most

5500 Watt Portable Generator
Ideal for restoring power to mission-critical appliances

Generac OHV Engine w/ Low Oil Shutdown
Prevents engine damage and provides longer engine life

7.2-Gallon Steel Fuel Tank w/ Fuel Gauge
Provides up to 10 hours of power at 1/2 load

Heavy-Duty Cradle & Mobility Kit
Protects the generator and makes it easy to move

Pre-Wired 30-Amp Manual Transfer Kit For 6-10 Circuits (6853)
Interchangeable breakers make it easy to reconfigure or expand

Power Transfer Kit Includes:
30-Amp Manual Transfer Switch
30-Amp Non-Metallic Power Inlet Box (Must Be Hardwired)
10' 30-Amp (L14-30) Power Cord
Wiring Harness & Connectors, Conduit and Fittings
Installation Manual

PLEASE NOTE - Requires 2-Pole 60-Amp Breaker in Main Load Center

2 Year Warranty (Generator) & 5 Year Warranty (Transfer Switch)

This Product is a Kit and contains the following items
1 x Generac GP5500 - 5500 Watt Portable Generator (5939)
1 x Generac 6853 - 30-Amp HomeLink™ Upgradeable Pre-Wired Manual Transfer Switch System (6853)
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
Yes
Surge Watts
6875 Watts
Rated Watts
5500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
23 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
7.2 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
10 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Transfer Switch
Manual (Included)
Battery
Not Applicable
Grade Type
Emergency
Transfer Switch Circuits
15A 120V
2
20A 120V
2
20A 240V
1
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
199 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
27.25 Inches
Product Width
27 Inches
Product Height
25 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
Model
EGD-5939KIT
5939 Specs
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
Yes
Surge Watts
6875 Watts
Rated Watts
5500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
23 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
7.2 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
10 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
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
180 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
27.25 Inches
Product Width
27 Inches
Product Height
25 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
6853 Specs
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Rated Watts
7500 Watts
Rated Amps
30 Amps
Enclosure
NEMA 1R
Number of Circuit Breakers
8
Max Generator Input
30 Amps
Maximum Wattage
7500 Watts
UL Listed
Yes
Transfer Switch Circuits
15A 120V
5
20A 120V
1
30A 240V
1
Circuit Breaker Protection
Each Circuit
Plugs
NEMA L14-30R
1
Cord
Cord Length
10 feet
Connection Type
Male
Prongs
Four-Prong
Wire Gauge
10 Gauge
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
27.5 Pounds
Product Length
15.4 Inches
Product Width
15.8 Inches
Product Height
4 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
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  1 Question
Q: Is the transfer kit that is included in the GP5500 enable me to connect to my panel? So, with the panel included I just need to get a electrician?
by Dan Rinaldi from Connecticut on July 06, 2012

A: Dan, that's right. If you buy this kit, you just need the electrician to connect the transfer switch directly to your main electrical panel.
by Jared, Product Expert
Generac EGD-5939KIT Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
5.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 5
Pros
Durable (2)
Price (2)
Reliable (1)
Easy To Use (1)
High Quality (1)
Cons
Bad Instructions (1)
Heavy (1)
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Maria
Sherrill, NY
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
24
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product!
I worked with my electrician and he installed the transfer kit. When it came time for me to start it up it was intimidating but so easy. I've stored it away for the summer not having to use and, though it took a couple more pulls after a summer of no starts, it ran beautifully. As a single woman I purchased this for peace of mind during the winter months and am confident that anyone could be as happy with it as I am.
Pros: Durable, Features, Price, High Quality
Maria Recommends This Generac Product
Maria's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"They were very helpful and the delivery was easy and quick. Thank you"
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Mark
North Franklin, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/25/12
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hurricane Sandy
I called "EGD" the Thursday before the storm and ordered the generator kit. It was shipped out same day and I picked up at the carrier's terminal the following Monday morning of the storm.

I cannot say how thankful I was to have the unit. We luckily went only four days without power but I was able to maintain food and supplies.

We are very happy with the generator. It starts with one pull and it's not bad on fuel. I'm in the process of getting the sub panel wired.

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Wayne H.
Cornwallonhudson, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/18/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
More About My Generator
It would be helpful to explain that you need to add stabilizer to the gasoline.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, Reliable
Cons: Heavy, Bad Instructions
Wayne Recommends This Generac Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Wayne,
We actually have an article about gasoline and fuel stabilizer; Gasoline Stockpile - How to Safely Stockpile Emergency Gasoline

It also states it page 15 of your owner's manual.
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Wayne Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Simpler instructions for people like me with little equipment experience would help."
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Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Wayne,
The owner's manual for the generator is fairly straightforward and should be sufficient for someone with little equipment experience. As for the transfer switch instructions, we always suggest hiring a licensed electrician for the job.
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