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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
Airooled Standby Generators
Style
Watts
16 kW
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 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)
I'd Buy It Again (14)
High Quality (14)
Quiet (13)
Reliable (12)
Cons
Heavy (4)
Bad Instructions (3)
To Loud (1)
No Lifting Eyes Hard To ... (1)
Paper Check Discount Is ... (1)
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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Charles B.
Orange, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/26/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Company Ever To Buy From
I ordered a Generac 16 kw generator and got a bonus 3100 psi power washer for free. What was exceptional was delivery service. I had liftgate service and generator was se in garage. I would highly recommend buying from Generators Direct when you need anything they happen to sell.
Charles Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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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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Ellis H.
Agua Dulce, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/6/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I live in Agua Dulce, a small horse community north of Los Angeles. I am on a well with a pressure pump that keeps the pressure up so I have water to the house. My horses drink water from a automatic waterer that works when they put their noses in the bowl. If the power goes out for any length of time and they drink a lot, the pressure will go to zero and there will be no water for my horses.

I worry that if we get a large earthquake and I can't get home from work my horses will not get... more
Ellis Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Bob G.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/30/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Flawless Transaction
Purchase was simple and very straightforward. Very good website that explained everything I needed to know about a generator. Delivery of the unit was as promised. Unit was delivered to my home and placed exactly where I wanted it. I'm very satisfied!
Pros: Price, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Bob Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Kenneth D.
Lewisburg, WV
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/20/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just Installed
Have not experienced it running under a outage, but it works in testing and we are very happy with it.
Kenneth Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Robert M.
El Dorado, AR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/9/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Operates Great!!
Just finished the final hookup today! Test went perfect and is ready for use when we have our next power failure. Best power move I could have made!
Robert Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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10
Jeffrey W.
Rockaway, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/21/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Delivery
Have been talking about this since Sandy. Just received Nat Gas and decided to order. Ordered on Tues afternoon , was delivered on Thursday, unbelievable. Hired an Authorized Electrician, couldn't have gone smoother. Been thru two test cycles, ready for next outage. Very please with product and service .
Jeffrey 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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