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Generac Guardian™ 10kW Standby Generator System (100A 12-Circuit Switch)

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Grade
Air Cooled Standby Generators
Style
Watts
10 kW
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240V
Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine
OHVI
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Fully Automatic Operation

Generac OHVI Air-Cooled Engine
Features plateau honed cylinder walls and plasma-moly rings
Full pressure lubrication system w/ 2 year oil change interval
Aids in cooling the engine for longer life

Operates On Clean Burning, Efficient Natural Gas or LP (Vapor)

Skewed Rotor Design For Smooth Output Waveform "Clean Power"
Automatic voltage regulator equipped for +/- 1% regulation

Nexus™ Digital Controller Monitors & Controls All Functions
Provides system status - compatible with Nexus™ wireless monitors

Sound Attenuated Weather Proof Enclosure
Attractive styling with lockable access doors
Incorporates electrostatically applied epoxy paint technology
Sound dampening enclosure limits sound pressure to a low 63dB(A)

Includes 12 Circuit Load Center Style Auto Transfer Switch (100A)
5' Pre-wired External Connection Box From Wall to Generator
30' Pre-Wired Indoor Conduit From Switch To External Box
2' Pre-Wired Indoor Conduit From Transfer Switch To Main Panel
1' flexible fuel line and DVD manual included

Listed to UL2200 Engine/Generator Standard for Safety


Model
  Model Number:5871
 UPC:696471058710
 Manufacturer:Generac Guardian
 Made in USA:Yes
Engine
 Brand:Generac OHVI
 HP/CC:530 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:3 Years
 Engine RPM:3600 RPM
 Low Oil Alert/Shutdown:Yes
Product Specs
 Voltage120/240 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Cooling SystemAir Cooled
 Fuel TypeLP/Natural Gas
 NG Power Capacity9,000 Watts
 LP Power Capacity10,000 Watts
 NG Consumption (50% Load)102 ft³/hr (BTU: 102,000 BTU/HR)
 LP Consumption (50% Load)1.25 gallons/hr (BTU: 113,438 BTU/HR)
 Rated Amps:42 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:63 db(A)
 A/C Ton Rating2.5-Tons
 EnclosureSteel
 Mounting PadComposite (Included)
 Transfer Switch:Automatic (Included)
 Transfer Switch Amperage:100-Amps
 Transfer Switch StylePre-Wired (12-Circuit)
 ATS Service Disconnect:No
 ATS Poles:2 Poles
 ATS Load Shedding:Not Compatible
 Transfer Switch Circuits:5  - 15A/120V
3  - 20A/120V
1  - 30A/240V
1  - 40A/240V
 Battery:Not Included (525 CCA)
Overview
 UL ListedYes
 Weight:387 Lbs. (175.54 kilograms)
 Dimensions:48L x 25W x 29H
(121.92 x 63.50 x 73.66 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:3 Years


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  30 Questions
Q: How long is the weekly test run?
by John from New Jersey on January 26, 2013

A: The weekly test run is approximately 12 minutes.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Hi Jim, do I need the activation code to get generator running or is it simply part of registration process?
by Mark from New Jersey on January 07, 2013

A: It is basically part of the registration process. When you register the unit either online via the Generac website or by calling the number provided with the generator they will give you the activation code.

Without the activation code the unit will not run in automatic mode.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: If the distance from the transfer switch to the generator far exceeds the 32 ft. prepackaged configuration, would I order a prepackaged unit then eliminate the 32' shielded cable and replace with my own? What is the gauge of the power wires in the 32' cable?
by Dan Vecchio from New Jersey on December 22, 2012

A: The indoor run from the switch to the wall where you go out to the generator is 30 feet and the run from the switch to your electrical panel is 2 feet. The generator also has an outdoor run of 5 feet connected to the back of the generator along with an outdoor connection box to connect the 30 foot length to where you penetrate the wall.

Per Generac you can add an additional maximum of 15 feet to any of the 3 lengths if needed.

The control wires are 14 gauge, the 2 hots and neutral are #6 and the ground is #8.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: I have a 100 amp breaker panel in my home, wish to purchase the 10K model, but would like the "smart switch" option vs. having to wire to specific circuits. Is that possible?
by John Johnson from Michigan on December 21, 2012

A: Generac does not offer a prepacked 10kW with the 100A Nexus switch so you would have to purchase each item individually.

Generator model 5883

Switch model RTSD100A3

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: I am looking at a 10kw gen I had a few questions:

1. what are the gauges of the cable on the 30' run and how many?
2. does the system include an exterior disconnection box?
3. Is the connection between the disconnection box and the 10KW included?

by Juan Salcedo from Pennsylvania on December 11, 2012

A: The 30 ft run is indoor only and has 14 gauge control wires, #8 Ground and #6 Neutral and Hot wires.

You can only add an additional 15 ft maximum to the existing run for a max total of 50 feet from switch to generator.

The generator does include a 5 ft whip with an outdoor connection box to connect the 30 ft whip to.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: What is the code for the Generac Guardian 5871-10KW
by Troy Hebert from Louisiana on October 12, 2012

A: If you are looking for the activation code for the generator you will need to go to the Generac website and register the product for the activation code.

Here is the link....

Product Registration and Activation
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: My 500 gal propane tank has a two stage regulator on it . Do I need another regulator at the the generator?
by Michael Schwartz from New York on October 07, 2012

A: A regulator may be required if the pressure exceeds the generators required 10 to 12 inches of water column (0.36 - 0.43 psi)

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Are mounting bolts for concrete install included in unit packaging?
by Walter from South Carolina on October 06, 2012

A: Generac does not provide the concrete mounting bolts with the generator because it is optional to permanently mount it to concrete.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Does the 5870 construction (enclosure make up) meet NFPA 37 condition 2 requirement?
by Bob from New Jersey on October 02, 2012

A: Subsection 4.1.4 of NFPA 37 reads as follows:

“4.1.4 Engines Located Outdoors. Engines, and their weatherproof housings if provided, that are installed outdoors shall be located at least 1.5 m (5 ft) from openings in walls and at least 1.5 m (5 ft) from structures having combustible walls.
A minimum separation shall not be required where the following conditions exist:

(1) The adjacent wall of the structure has a fire resistance rating of at least 1 hour.
(2)* The weatherproof enclosure is constructed of noncombustible materials and it has been demonstrated that a fire within the enclosure will not ignite combustible materials outside the enclosure.”

A4.1.4 (2) Means of demonstrating compliance are by means of full scale fire test or by calculation procedures.
Because of the limited spaces that are frequently available for installation, it has become apparent that exception (2) would be beneficial for many residential and commercial installations. With that in mind, the manufacturer contracted with an independent testing laboratory to run full scale fire tests to assure that the
enclosure would not ignite combustible materials outside the enclosure.

Per Generac Owner's Manual (All 8, 10, 14, 17 & 20kW Air Cooled Automatic Standby Generator):

The criteria was to determine the worst case fire scenario within the generator and to determine the ignitability of items outside the engine enclosure at various distances. The enclosure is constructed of non-combustible materials and the results and conclusions from the independent testing lab indicated that any fire within the generator enclosure would not pose any ignition risk to nearby
combustibles or structures, with or without fire service personnel response.

Based on this testing and the requirements of NFPA 37, Sec 4.1.4, the guidelines for installation of the generators listed above are changed to 18 inches (457mm) from the back side of the generator to a stationary wall or building. For adequate maintenance and airflow clearance, the area above the generator should be at least 4 feet with a minimum of 3 feet at the front and ends of the enclosure.
This would include trees, shrubs and vegetation that could obstruct airflow. See the diagram on the installation drawing within the owner’s manual on under the specs link for details.

Generator exhaust contains DEADLY carbon monoxide gas. This dangerous gas can cause unconsciousness or death. Do not place the unit near windows, doors, fresh air intakes (furnaces, etc.) or any openings in the building or structure, including windows and doors of an attached garage.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: I have received my 20Kw Generac 5875. Was it shipped with oil or do I need to add oil before i start it up? Or is it just a break in oil (the oil on the dip stickis very light) that needs to be removed and filled with what I will be using in this area? Shipment was timely and arrived n excellent condition.
by Larry from Washington on September 30, 2012

A: These units have been run and tested at the factory prior to being shipped and do not require any type of break-in.

This unit comes filled with oil from the factory. Check the oil level and add the appropriate amount if necessary.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Are there 110volt receptacles on this unit?
by Troy Hebert from Louisiana on September 17, 2012

A: The additional 120V receptacles are only available on the 17kW and 20kW models.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Where do you connect the 12VDC battery charger?
by Darrell from Texas on July 15, 2012

A: The Generac Guardian home standby generators have a built in battery charger in the controller inside the generator called the battery sentinel.

This charger will only charge the battery when needed so it will not overload the battery and the controller in the generator monitors the battery and will notify you when there is a battery issue.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: With the recent power outages that occurred in my area it becomes apparent that a standby generator may need to run contiuosly for up to a week. This might happen with ambient temperatures exceeding 100 degrees F. Will the air cooled models such as the GuardianSeries 5871 be able to do this?
by Jim Hochgesang from West Virginia on July 12, 2012

A: These units have been tested at extreme temperatures and will run to suit your needs. However, when these generators need to run for extended amounts of time you will need to check the oil frequently and fill as necessary. This keeps the unit in good mechanical condition and allows the unit to cool for a time when you are doing the maintenance.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: How do I know how the kw size I need for my 3-bedroom 2-bath with central air double wide, and how much total cost if installed.
by David Wambaugh from Michigan on July 06, 2012

A: David, the best way to size your generator is to identify which circuits in your main electrical panel that you want powered during an outage.

If you just input your circuits into our calculator, it will instantly recommend a standby generator for your home.

/stories/46-How-to-Size-a-Home-Standby-Generator.html
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Do the generators have a built in propane regulator for the Generac 8 and or 10kw models?
by Curtis Gibson from Virginia on July 03, 2012

A: They do have their own propane regulator but if you are supplying too much service a separate exterior regulator is required. The one in the unit is not adjustable.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: What size breaker do I need for the main panel for a Generac model 5870?
by Terry from Ohio on May 31, 2012

A: You will need a 40A double pole breaker for the 8kW Essential Circuit model and all other Essential Circuit models (10-17kW) require a 70A double pole breaker.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Jim:
If the steel brackets that hold the # 57811 Generac 10 KW onto the shipping pallet are used to hold the unit down to the concrete pad. How do you use the Black Plugs to fill the holes after installation of these brackets

by Jim from Florida on April 18, 2012

A: Actually, Generac does not recommend using them anymore. On the installation drawing they show anchor points inside the unit to mount it to a concrete pad....see link for details.....

Installation Drawing

Also, Generac does not offer any plugs for their newer models and the old plugs available are a different shape and will not fit.

Generac recommends going with the fascia kit instead.

Generac Bisque Fascia Kit

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Where do I get the installation instructions for the Generac Home Standby Generators?
by T Wanamaker from New York on March 12, 2012

A: The unit comes with the installation instructions or you can find them on the Generac website. The instructions you get without the serial number will be basic.

Generac Manual Search

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: If I need more wire than the 30 feet supplied, can I splice what ever i need onto it? Also, are the circuit breakers standard ones if i ever need to replace one, or do i have to buy them from Generac?
by Stanley Zydel from New York on February 10, 2012

A: The maximum length you can add is 15 feet as long as local code permits adding length (some do not). If you need to go beyond this length then the entire run of wiring needs to be changed because of the wire sizes/gauge.

Generac typically uses Siemens breakers in their switches which allows for replacement to be easy.

Please keep in mind that you cannot put larger amperage breakers in to replace smaller amperage breakers.

Please always consult with a certified electrician for proper installation and wiring.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Hi Jim,is there any codes to how far from a window the standby generator must be.

Thank You
Frank

by Frank Gelsomino from Connecticut on January 24, 2012

A: NFPA 37 - 4.1.4 Engines Located Outdoors. Engines, and their weatherproof housings if provided, that are installed outdoors shall be located at least 1.5 m (5 ft) from openings in walls and at least 1.5 m (5 ft) from structures having combustible walls. A minimum separation shall not be required where either of the following conditions exist:

(1) The adjacent wall of the structure has a fire resistance rating of at least 1 hour.
(2)*The weatherproof enclosure is constructed of noncombustible materials and has been demonstrated that a fire within the enclosure will not ignite combustible materials outside the enclosure.

The above code is referenced in NFPA 70 - Article 445 Generator Locations.

You do need to reference with your local inspector what the requirements are for your local city codes along with the requirements in your area for noncombustible materials.

Always consult with a certified electrician on all installation procedures and processes.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: What is the percentage of THD for the 5871 Standby Generator? Is this figure somewhere in the specs pages or owners manual?
by Ray Lacourse from Massachusetts on January 04, 2012

A: The THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) for the Generac Guardian Series Home Standby Generators is less then 5% which can be found in the Generac spec sheet. The link for the spec sheet is under our specs tab on the product page.

Generac True Power Technology

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Concerning transfer switch circuits. I don't need the 40a 2 pole breaker or the 30 amp 2 pole. But could use 2-20amp 2 pole breakers. Could also use 6-20 amp single pole breakers and 2-15's. Can we make changes to the circuit configurations as long as they don't exceed overall rating? Looking at the Model 5871.
by Kent Reeser from Illinois on June 04, 2011

A: The pre-wired automatic transfer switches can be modified in the field as long as the internal wiring is changed to the appropriate amperage that gets installed.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: What is a composite pad ?
by CHARLES BLYTHE from North Carolina on April 08, 2011

A: The composite pad is a strong, lightweight mounting pad provided to simplify the installation. By including the pad with the generator, installation time and cost is reduced since a concrete base is no longer a requirement.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Hello Jim, do you have, or can you recommend stand-by generator installers for the Houston, Texas area? We are in the N.W. Houston area.
by David Reece from Texas on February 13, 2011

A: Since we do not get involved in the installation process and since we ship all over the continental US we do not have a list of installers to provide. You can contact a local Generac dealer who may do installations at a reasonable price and will provide you with the best installation knowledge. You do not necessarily have to purchase a Generac generator from them to utilize their installation and they would be your resource for maintenance and warranty repairs.

Service Dealers

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: How far does a generator has to be from my house?
by Jim from Massachusetts on February 04, 2011

A: The manufacturer recommends the back side of the unit to be set no less then 18 inches from any non-combustible surface and the sides of the unit need at least 36 inches for proper intake and exhaust.

Note: It is recommended to check with your city, county and state codes as they may differ from the manufacturers recommendations.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Is this generator (Model 5884) a good choice for off grid solar system backup. 14kw not essential circuit?
by Avery Edwards from Colorado on January 25, 2011

A: The Generac 5884 generator is specifically designed for emergency backup only and will not be warranted in an off-the-grid application.

Generac did come out with a new model specifically designed for off-the-grid and solar applications.

Off Grid Generator

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: What size battery do I need?
by James Fritch from Pennsylvania on January 25, 2011

A: The battery is a Group 26R with 525 cold cranking amps - which is often difficult to find locally.

However, don't get too caught up in the specs. We already sized the battery for this model.

Click on the "Add 12V Start Battery" box when ordering.

The current battery price is listed below the generator pricing by the check box.

We don't sell the batteries individually because they are hazardous materials that must ship via freight. If you bought one individually, it would cost more to ship than the battery is worth.

Since this generator is already shipping via semi-truck, we shrink wrap them together, and the battery tags along for the ride.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: What kind of oil comes in the generator, and when it is time to change it? Can I run Mobile 1 Synthetic 5W30 year round in central Oklahoma?
by Ron Hopper from Oklahoma on January 24, 2011

A: The Generac standby generators are shipped with 5W30 oil in them and Generac does give the option to use 5W30 Synthetic in needed. The owner's manual covers all oil options and temperature ranges. Oil changes are determined by use and maintenance is also covered in the manual.

Owners Manual

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Can this generator be anchored to the slab? If so, can you provide an anchor bolt layout
by Gregg Deemer from Texas on January 21, 2011

A: Generac's model 5885, as with all of their standby generators, are anchored to the pallet at all 4 corners with special anchors which can be used to anchor the unit directly to your concrete base using concrete bolts.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Jim,
We're interested in this Generac model 5870 and we were wondering under full load what size LP tank capacity should we consider and approximately how much run time could we expect. This will be used in a home application with backup to HVAC needs, a light circuit, sump pump refrigerator /freezer. 3,000 sq ft home. I know that there are many variables and I probably need to get you more information, however, I thought that this would be a good start. Thanks, Mike

by Mike Mitrione from New Jersey on January 18, 2011

A: Proper sizing of the generator is to size it to 80% of the generators full capacity. A higher rated generator will operate comfortably at approximately 80% of its full capacity and will provide a margin of flexibility if the load increases in the future. So if your need is 8kW then you should look at a 10kW standby generator. Tank size is based on how much run time you want available when you lose power. The fuel usage is listed in the owner's manual which you can find our our website under the specs tab for each model. Normally a 100-Gal. tank or larger is best suited.
Generac 5870
Generac 5871
IMPORTANT!! Please review your wattage needs with a certified electrician to verify you are selecting the right size generator for your needs.
by Jim, Product Expert
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John M.
Seven Hills, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/27/13
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Power Outage 2013
Last night, the power went out at 9:45 P.M. In about 15 seconds, the generator kicked in. Other than the loud POP in the Transfer Switch, the Generator performed well until the power came on again after 1 hour and 45 min.
Pros: Features, Durable, Quiet, Light Weight
John Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Robert V.
Pomona, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/29/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic!
From the get go, when ordering online all went smooth. Product was a replacement for a portable 10k Generac to the auto version. Installation went well. Nobody beats a Generac product for quality and performance.
Pros: Features, Price, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Robert Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Robert Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Recomended your company to many others looking for generators."
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Michael H.
Minocqua, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/20/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Guardian 10kw Unit Up & Running...
I received my Generac Guardian 10KW unit without incident -- the truck driver even helped get the unit as close to the installation site as possible. The unit was packaged securely & there was no damage. The installation went very smoothly. I don't consider the gas piping & transfer switch installation a DIY project -- at least not for me. I had an electrician install the transfer switch & other related electrical components & an HVAC contractor do the gas piping. The... more
Pros: Durable, Features, Reliable, High Quality
Michael Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Michael Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Your website is like having a "store front operation" just around the corner -- very accessible, full of usefull information & easy to navigate. I emailed your Support team a question on the Mobile Link accessory that came with my Guardian 10KW unit & it was answered the same day -- solved my problem. Thank you for providing a great resource for this equipment!"
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Robert M.
Plymouth, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/21/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Product
We purchased this because last year we lost our power for four days and we weren't going to have if happen again.
Pros: Easy To Use
Robert Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Robert Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"The service was excellent, the generator was delivered in excellent condition and was easy to install, we did have professionals install the gas line and connect the electrical."
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Carroll
Bel Air, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/8/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
10k Generac Guardian Generator Installation
Without a lot of details,I can say that the installation of the unit went smoothly with an Electrician taking the lead with the support of a Plumber that he works with on many other installations. The unit was delivered in a timely manner and was taken to the site by the Driver of the delivery truck. I opted for the delivery truck to have a tail gate that lowers the unit to the ground,this was a $50 additional charge but was well worth it to eliminate the anxiety of worrying how I was going to... more
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John
Lyman, ME
REVIEWED
JAN.
17
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Peace Of Mind
I purchased this for my home as I live in a remote area and lose power on occasion.

The purchase was easy, the price was very good and delivery was prompt and without issue. My electrician installed it during recent renovations to the home.

The generator works very well and with easy programming, self test weekly. It has brought much peace of mind to both my wife and I.
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Alfred M.
Houston, MS
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/21/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
15
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Couldn't Do Without It
We moved from NY to MS, where we would lose power often. There are very bad storms,and tornadoes here.

My Generac was easy to install, and very reliable. It comes on by itself, and goes off when the power comes back. The generator
runs by itself for 10 mins. to exercise.

I couldn't do without it!!
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Stephen B.
Plymouth, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/28/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Installer Review
Hi, this is my 4th generator that I have installed. I like them a lot and recommend them to everyone who is looking. The one issue that I have is the length of the cable you supply for the generator connection. I wish that you offered some different length for this. A lot of these installations are on large homes or the customer wants to get them away from their homes. Other then that one issue, I have no other problem. I am going to install one in my own home in the near future. Thanks again,... more
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Ralph
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/28/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
20
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Advertised
I purchased the 5871 10 KW Generac generator with the 100 Amp 12 Ckt Auto transfer switch. Also bought the cold weather kit. It was installed by a local Generac dealer.

I had to have a new service entrance and meter box installed. It was such a pleasure to shut off the main breaker and let the power company do their work. The generator had to run for over 4 hours during installation, inspection and so on. The generator and transfer switch worked perfectly. I was impressed. GREAT... more
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Prince
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/15/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Guardain 10kw
I live in the Md-DC-Va area and occasionally there are power failures. Last year the power was out for eight (8) days. I lost all food in two (2) in the freezers and a fridge. I purchased the Generac 10K unit several weeks ago to prevent the possibility of being without power again. The technician installing the unit experienced no problems . The unit self test's on schedule every week on time and I have no doubt that it will perform its backup power duties as advertised.
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Lou
Doylestown, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/9/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
31
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Lou Menta Electrical Contractors Llc
We have used/installed the 10kw units.
Very quick ship time and advanced notice on arrival date makes for a happy customer
I have installed the same unit at my residence and not worried about our next outage knowing we have a Generac Guardian ready to come on line when a outage occurs
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