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Generac Guardian™ 16kW Standby Generator System (200A Service Disconnect + AC Shedding)

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Model: 6462
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
16,000
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine


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Generac's New 16kW Smart Circuit Standby Generator System
Restores power to your entire electrical panel automatically
Digital Power Management (DPM) protects against overload

Generac Smart Switch™ (RTSW200A3 - Included)
DPM technology allows for the smart control of 2 air conditioners
Service Rated ATS: Mounts between meter and main service panel
200-Amp Aluminum indoor/outdoor (NEMA 3R) cabinet

Evolution™ Digital Controller
Provides system status to compatible Generac wireless monitors

Steel Sound-Attenuated Weather Proof Enclosure
Reduces sound pressure to a low 58 dB(A) during exercise

Can Be Installed Within 18" Of A Building*
Must be away from windows & doors, *Check Local Building Codes

Automatic Voltage Regulator
Regulates ouput voltage to ±1% which prevents damaging spikes
Safe for sensitive electronics like computers and televisions

Generac OHVI Air-Cooled Engine
Full pressure lubrication system w/ 2 year oil change interval
12" flexible fuel line and manual included

5-Year Limited Warranty & 24/7/365 Customer Care
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac OHVI
CC
992 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
5 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
16000 Watts
Rated Watts
16000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
16000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
16000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
193 (BTU: 193,000 BTU/HR) ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
312 (BTU: 312,000 BTU/HR) ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
1.99 (BTU: 180,593 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
3.57 (BTU: 323,978 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
Rated Amps
67 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m
66 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Included)
Transfer Switch Amperage
200-Amps
Enclosure
Steel
Battery
Not Included (525 CCA)
A/C Ton Rating
4-Tons
Transfer Switch Style
Service Disconnect
ATS Load Shedding
Built-In
ATS Service Disconnect
Yes
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Grade Type
Emergency
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
513 Pounds
Product Style
Standby Generator
Product Length
48 Inches
Product Width
25 Inches
Product Height
29 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
5 Years
UPC
696471064629
Model
6462
  1 Question
Q: Can aluminum wire be used to feed the breaker on a Generac generator?
by Glenn from New Jersey on December 11, 2014

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

When wiring the generator it must be in accordance with local jurisdiction and codes. If ALUMINUM conductors are used, apply corrosion inhibitor to conductors.

by Mike, Product Expert

Generac Guardian 6462 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Price (26)
High Quality (14)
I'd Buy It Again (14)
Quiet (13)
Reliable (12)
Cons
Heavy (4)
Bad Instructions (3)
To Loud (1)
No Lifting Eyes Hard To ... (1)
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96% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Frank G.
Tannersville, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/12/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Investment Ever!
Thank you Mike and PED. I had a new house built in Poconos PA. This was the deal breaker. Told the builder I have to have it, he told me to order it, they installed it. For those of you that aren't aware of it, but the Poconos are famous for losing power during the storms. Last night and this afternoon, lights out, lights on in a split second. My central a/c is running just fine! 2- refrigerators, one freezer, and the 60" TV! No problem. Better have it and not need it, than need it and not... more
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Kevin D.
Bremerton, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/18/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Peace Of Mind
We now have a solution for the several power outages that hit our area each winter. Before I would wheel my portable generator out into the storm, hook it up start it up check on it constantly, fuel it and protect it from driving rain etc.
Well... that's all in the past thanks to our Generac #6462 16kw generator.

Our Electrical Contractor Thompson Electric, in Poulsbo, Washington did an excellent job installing it for us. We are very pleased with the finished product, thanks to Electric... more
Kevin Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Larry B.
Walker, LA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/25/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product! Works As Expected
I would highly recommend this product. Power went out for a short time, power was restored in a few seconds.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Fast
Larry Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Wade M.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/26/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
To Early To Tell
The unit seems to work well. We lost power for a few minutes and the unit came online without a problem, we were not home at the time. I really like the electronic logs that tell you if the unit is doing the bimonthly test run cycles or if we have lost the utility power.
Pros: Features
Wade Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Keith F.
Camano Island, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/7/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac, Fantastic Product, Service And Support
My Generac LP 16KW generator shipped and delivered on time without issue. I also purchased the battery, cement pad and service kit. After checking the oil and having installed the battery and transfer switch, it started immediately. Tested flawlessly and shut down once power was restored as advertised. Couldn't be happier.
Pros: Reliable
Keith Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Keith's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great customer Service with knowledgeable sales rep's. Responses were accurate and timely. Everyone was very accommodating, including questions regarding shipping and tracing your order. Would not hesitate to recommend this company to not only a friend, but to FAMILY as well."
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Michael S.
Eaton Rapids, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/30/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
16kw Generac Standby Generator
As of yet we have not had a power outage so I can only tell you about the test run.I have a disconnect box between the meter and the transfer box. When I pulled the disconnect it took about 10 to 15 seconds before the generator kicked in. The power automatically switch to generator. It ran everything in the house with ease. I then turned the disconnect box back to city power. It took about 30 to 45 seconds for the process to complete and the generator to shut down. I am very pleased with this... more
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Cons: Fuel economy
Michael Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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D. Swift
Northwest Pa, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/20/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Enjoying Some Piece Of Mind With Our New Generac Generator
We had this generator installed buy a local electrician. He was experienced with the Generac generator. They did an excellent job in regards to installation and explaining how this thing works. We have not had any power outages to date but we are confident that it won't let us down.
Pros: Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Features, Fast
D. Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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William M.
Okemos, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/8/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Generac Purchase
I was persuaded to purchase my Generac Guardian 16KW/990 GRD + 200A SE T/SW STL unit because of the great sale price, free lift gate drop off at my residence, 10 year extended guarantee, no tax and additional discount for cash payment. I was very pleased with the delivery and packaging. The unit arrived in perfect shape and the driver was most helpful in final placement of the boxed unit.

I elected to use a stone base for the unit because of ease of construction and drainage properties. ... more
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Features
William Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Elizabeth C.
Pelahatchie, MS
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/13/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
16kw Standby Generator
We ordered the 16kw, early one morning and they had it on the way here that evening... Got it in on the 3rd day... It's just what the dr ordered... Our electricity goes out a good bit where we live.. We got it installed for a reasonable price, and the tech showed us how it works, and it comes on periodically to keep the battery up.. Not very loud at all.. And it really beats having to drag the old portable one up on the deck and running all those cords in different directions.. This was the... more
Elizabeth Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Thomas G.
Lake Linden, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/12/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Smooth Start
Just got the generator installed and activated last week. Was amazed at how quickly it started and went through its initial 5-minute exercise cycle. It was easy to set the unit up to run its exercise cycle at the time I specified. The noise level is quite low, in fact much lower than my neighbor's generator of a different brand. My only criticism is the lack of clarity in the installation and owner's manuals. I suggest some emphasis be placed on improving the manuals. With so many... more
Pros: Price, High Quality, Reliable, Quiet
Cons: Bad Instructions
Thomas Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Peter K.
Dillwyn, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/2/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
15
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great
So far so good - hope it continues to work. Lightening hit our last unit. It was also a Generac and was close to 10 years old and served us well. We want this one to be as good.
Peter Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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