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Generac PowerPact™ 7kW Home Standby Generator System (50-Amp 8-Circuit ATS)

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Generac Power Equipment and AccessoriesModel: 6519
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Grade
Airooled Standby Generators
Style
Watts
6 kW
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine
Fully Automatic Operation - Includes Automatic Transfer Switch
The most affordable standby generator system on the market

Generac OHV Air-Cooled Engine
Cast iron cylinder walls provides durability & long engine life

Revolving Field Alternator Design w/ Automatic Voltage Regulation
Operates 25% more efficiently than a revolving armature generator
Prevents damaging voltage spikes

Digital LED Controller
Provides system info without having to open the gen enclosure

Galvaneal Steel Enclosure & Composite Mounting Pad
Will not rust & is ideal for harsh and coastal installations

Enclosed Critical Grade Muffler
Provides quiet operation and provides added safety

Includes 8 Circuit Load Center Style Auto Transfer Switch (50A)
All wiring must be provided by installer, (No Pre-Wired Whip)

Added Features
Manual/Auto/Off Switch & Seven Day Exerciser
Main Line Circuit Breaker & Timed Trickle Battery Charger

3-Year Warranty - Listed to UL2200 Standard for Safety
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac
CC
420 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
7000 Watts
Rated Watts
6000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
6000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
7000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
73 (BTU: 73,000 BTU/HR) ft3/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
117 (BTU: 117,000 BTU/HR) ft3/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
0.73 (BTU: 66,248 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
1.3 (BTU: 117,975 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
Rated Amps
25 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m
69 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Included)
Transfer Switch Amperage
50-Amps
Enclosure
Composite
Battery
Not Included
Transfer Switch Style
Standard Installation
ATS Load Prioritizing
Not Compatible
ATS Load Shedding
Not Compatible
ATS Poles
2 Poles
ATS Service Disconnect
No
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Transfer Switch Circuits
15A 120V
5
20A 120V
1
30A 240V
1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
360 Pounds
Product Length
36 Inches
Product Width
27 Inches
Product Height
25 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
696471065190
Model
6519

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  2 Questions
Q: Does the 6519 come complete with everything for installation (with exception of entry cable maybe)? It says it runs on both natural and lp gas. Does it need some sort of conversion kit or does it convert much like a gas range? Also, what is a 7 day exerciser? The local electrical supply just switched from generac to Kohler generators. Said they had poor service and generac did not have a service tech in this area (Monticello, Arkansas 71655). Thanks.
by Ted White from Arkansas on October 09, 2016

A: The Features for this unit say "Includes 8 Circuit Load Center Style Auto Transfer Switch (50A): All wiring must be provided by installer, (No Pre-Wired Whip)

It can be installed in either Natural Gas or Liquid Propane systems, but it's one or the other- not both. There are more details on the Spec Sheet PDF and in Section 5 of the Owner's Manual PDF available under theSpecs tab of the product page.. The unit arrives configured for Natural Gas; the Owner's Manual describes the process needed to convert it to use with LP vapor withdrawal systems.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Hi Mike,

We installed the Generac 6519 at our house and have a question about the generator being that is tied into the propane line. If we decide to flip off the switch to the prone access line to turn off the generator if it is running or to keep it off for a few hours will it burn up any of the electrical components inside or in the electrical boxes or anything related? The installation engineer we used thought it would be fine. Just checking.

by Susie Basanda from California on June 28, 2016

A: The fuel line should not be turned off if the generator is running and may cause damage to the unit. I would check with Generac direct at 888-436-3722 to see what they recommend.


by Mike, Product Expert
Generac 6519 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (2)
Price (2)
Light Weight (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Cons
Factory Un-testing (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
Heavy (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Mike, the Generator Expert
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Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
8904 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

When it comes to small standby generators, there aren't many options. Most people skip the standby option and opt for a portable generator instead.

The new Generac PowerPact 7kW, offers you a compact home standby system at the price of a portable generator.

For the price, can you believe this model even includes an 8 circuit load center style 50 Amp automatic transfer switch?

So I think you should take that $1860 you were going to spend on a portable and get a home standby instead.... more
Mike Recommends This Model
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Carter
Clermont, FL
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Unit, Some Startup Issues
I bought this unit,and was able to mount and install it with the help of one other person. Note if you're installing it yourself, it is VERY heavy.

Everything went great, until startup. Trying to get it to start manually, it would attempt a number of times but never get past a cranking phase. Then it would time out, and we'd wait a while to try again. After about the third cycle of this, it was time to investigate. Gas pressure was great, battery was perfect. On a whim, I pull the... more
Pros: Durable, Quiet, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Heavy, Bad Instructions, Factory Un-testing
Carter Recommends This Generac Product
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Doug P.
Seattle, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/2/15
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
07
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
More Qc Needed
The Generator was delivered and installed without a hitch. Instruction books were adequate to get the job done although some of the key details were a bit difficult to find like the gas pressure.

We did experience an issue a few weeks into usage. I noticed when it was running its regular exercise that it was surging. After removing the covers and restarting the unit we observed the carburetor was shaking violently. Inspection revealed the the carburetor mounting bolts had come loose allowing... more
Doug Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Doug,
While we are disappointed to learn of your unit's issues, we are pleased to learn that they were addressed appropriately. An independent authorized service provider in your local area can always provide any warranty coverage that applies to your personal unit. If you would like to discuss your experience with us in further detail, or if you have any questions about your product's warranty, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
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Chester R.
Milford, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/3/15
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Generator, Easy Installation
I live in the Pocono mountains in an oak maple forest. The area is hit by power failures every two years of so, the last time being Hurricane Sandy. I poured a cement slab, ordering a #6519 7 KW Generac from Electric Generators Direct. Delivery was in less than a week, and the delivery man moved it into position behind my house.


The wiring and LP hookup went smoothly, and the 7 KW output should be adequate for my well pump, pellet stove, TV and computer, lighting, and... more
Chester Recommends This Generac Product
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Travis E.
Bernville, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/30/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Low Cost Standby
Low cost option for a standby generator. Installation was easy. Started on second try and ran smooth. Thought it would have an oil filter, guess that is a way to cut cost. Overall good product.
Travis Recommends This Generac Product
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Jonas B.
Sandwich, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/26/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Size
Great size and price. Living in NE, AC is not an issue. Making sure you have heat is!! I have gas boiler but you still need electricity. This unit is enough for every major item in the house, plenty of lights, except the electric range, but I can cook up plenty with the microwave! Quiet, easy to install and not a monster size and weight during delivery and installation.
Jonas Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Jonas,
We are pleased to learn of your satisfaction with your PowerPact unit! Thank you for providing us with your thoughtful review. If you have not done so already, be sure to register with Generac Nation to receive warranty updates and product-related alerts. Registering is easy, and it can be completed online via the following link: http://www.generac.com/generac-nation-sign-up?cid=frm-105-aa . If you have any questions about the registration process or your product's warranty, do not hesitate to give us a call at 888-GENERAC (436-3722). Again, we thank you for your positive feedback.
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5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Requested delivery during a particular window when I'd be home to receive... and it came right on time...perfect. Tech support at Electric Generator is okay but don't expect too much technical expertise..."
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Marlene
High Falls, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/2/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
16
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Economical Security!
We had ours installed by a local licensed Generac installer and were very impressed with his knowledge of the product and it's capabilities. this machine takes care of most of our house, except the garage and the clothes dryer, but in a storm who cares? It's programmed to go on every Monday morning and so far, it does. We have every confidence that it will work when needed during blizzards, tornadoes, or the occasional tree falling on the wires.

Our only criticism, so far, is the battery.... more
Marlene Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Marlene,
This generator requires Group U1, 12V, minimum 300 CCA battery. I'm not aware of any connectors required that aren't already included with the generator, as these batteries all should have the same type of terminal posts.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Marlene,
Thank you for providing us with your feedback. As EGD has alluded, the 7kw PowerPact series automatic standby generator, model number 6519, requires the use of a U1, 12V, 300 CCA minimum battery. The unit's battery charger is integrated into the control panel in all models; additional adaptors and/or connection points beyond what is already provided during the unit's initial installation are not required. To ensure that your unit and associated charger are working appropriately, we would recommend working with an independent authorized dealer in your local area. If you need assistance locating a dealer in your local area, or if there are any other questions that we can answer for you, please know that we can be reached 24/7 at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) and are available via email at customersupport@generac.com. We hope you find this information to be helpful.
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Eddie F.
Rush, KY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/29/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Standby Gen
I had gen installed and I love it. I will be moving it next door to my daughters house as soon as I can afford it so she will be ready for an outage I will be going to a whole house unit very well please thank you very much.
Eddie Recommends This Generac Product
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Joe T.
Santa Barbara, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/30/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's Pretty
I haven't hooked it up yet. ( RAIN ) but it's to pretty to put outside.
Joe Recommends This Generac Product
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Charles C.
Weldon, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/27/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
#6519
Works like a champ.
Charles Recommends This Generac Product
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Terry H.
Gaffney, SC
Total Helpful Votes
74 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Watch Out For Ants!
Great product, well designed, easy to install for someone with electrical background. After about a year, the generator stopped auto-start testing weekly. When I took a look at the controls, small black ants were everywhere. They are apparently attracted by the heat and frequency of operation of the chips on the control board.

I was able to clean them all off, but they must have shorted out some of the circuits, because it does not auto start to test now. We must do it manually. I... more
Terry Recommends This Generac Product
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Robert L.
Lake Hill, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/17/15
Total Helpful Votes
51 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
07
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Value
It's easy to understand why these Generac units are so popular. It is hard to find a better value for an automatic stand by generator. I've installed three of these units over the last three months, and all worked as designed.

That being said, I'm not thrilled about the business polices embraced by the company. There is very little technical assistance from Generac, who basically refers you to a trained technician in your area, which means big money if you ever have a problem once your... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Price, Light Weight
Robert Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Robert,
Thank you for providing your detailed review. As you have alluded, warranty coverage can only be provided to a unit by an independent authorized service provider during the life of a product's warranty. These trained professionals are not only familiar with our products, but have also gone through our training programs to best prepare them for any issues that might be incurred by a particular product. This training gives service providers access to our detailed documentation and training materials. With this information and hands-on training, independent authorized service providers are able to identify the cause of a unit's issues and provide any necessary servicing work thereafter. Please note that we are unable to diagnose a unit's issues over-the-phone. Considering this, we do recommend contacting an independent authorized service provider for assistance in-person. As generators involve electrical wiring and fuel-related configurations, we do not recommend having any untrained individuals attempt to perform diagnostic work or associated repairs; doing so can be dangerous if you are not intimately familiar with the generator, electrical configurations, electrical safety, and/or the various functions of a particular product. However, if you feel as though you have the appropriate background knowledge, and are interested in taking our training courses to become an independent authorized service provider, please feel free to contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) to speak with a member from our Dealer Acquisition team.

Also, please note that there is a plethora of parts available online via the following link: http://www.ordertree.com/generac/. Please note, however, that certain parts might not be readily available for online purchasing; acquiring these would in fact require contacting an independent authorized service provider for the product's pricing and availability.

We are happy to learn of your satisfaction with our product and encourage you to contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722), if you have any additional questions or if you require further assistance at any time. We hope you find this information to be helpful.
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Robert's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good service and easy to deal with."
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