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Generac Guardian™ 14kW Standby Generator System (200A Service Disconnect + AC Shedding)

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Style
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14 kW
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240V
Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine
OHVI
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Smart Circuit Standby Generator System
Restores power to your entire electrical panel automatically
Digital Power Management (DPM) protects against overload

Generac Smart Switch™ (RTSY200A3 - Included)
DPM technology allows for the smart control of 2 AC units
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

True Power® Electrical Technology - Provides less than 5% THD
Won't harm sensitive electronics & micro-chip based appliances

Automatic Voltage Regulator
Regulates output 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

Steel Enclosure w/ RhinoCoat™ Finish
Superior Weather Protection, Withstands up to 150 mph Winds
Lockable design & reduces sound pressure to a low 66 dB(A)

5-Year Limited Warranty & 24/7/365 Customer Care


Model
  Model Number:6241
 UPC:696471062410
 Manufacturer:Generac Guardian
 Made in USA:Yes
Engine
 Brand:Generac OHVI
 HP/CC:992 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:5 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:5 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 Capacity14,000 Watts
 LP Power Capacity14,000 Watts
 NG Consumption (50% Load)177 ft³/hr (BTU: 177,000 BTU/HR)
 NG Consumption (100% Load)279 ft³/hr (BTU: 279,000 BTU/HR)
 LP Consumption (50% Load)1.85 gallons/hr (BTU: 167,888 BTU/HR)
 LP Consumption (100% Load)3.07 gallons/hr (BTU: 278,603 BTU/HR)
 Rated Amps:58 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:66 db(A)
 A/C Ton Rating2 x 3-Tons
 EnclosureSteel
 Mounting PadComposite (Included)
 Transfer Switch:Automatic (Included)
 Transfer Switch Amperage:200-Amps
 Transfer Switch StyleService Disconnect
 ATS Service Disconnect:Yes
 ATS Load Shedding:Built-In
Overview
 Battery:Not Included (525 CCA)
 UL ListedYes
 Weight:435 Lbs.
(121.92 x 63.50 x 73.66 cm)
 Dimensions:48"L x 25"W x 29"H
 Consumer Warranty:5 Years
 Commercial Warranty:5 Years


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  24 Questions
Q: Are there recommended installation distances from other items? I have an AC unit near where I would like to place the generator. Also, would it be okay to be under a porch? There is about 5' from the ground to the bottom of the porch.
by Matt from Pennsylvania on June 18, 2014

A: The minimum distances can be found in the installation guide we have available on the site on the product page under the specs tab in the download document section.....

Installation Guide

The unit needs at least 3 feet clearance on the sides of the unit for proper air flow and 3 feet from the front for proper maintenance. Also, the unit requires a minimum of 5 feet clearance from the top of the unit. These units cannot be installed under a porch. These units also require a minimum of 5 feet from any window, door or ventilation opening.

We recommend you consult with your local inspector or AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) for your local code requirements as they can sometimes supersede the manufacturers recommendations.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I'm interested in the Generac 14 kw standby generator and I want to power it with natural gas. All your other Generac standby generators show a wattage loss of about 2kW when powered with natural gas, but this one does not show a loss in the specs I have reviewed. Is this a misprint in the specs or is this a true output? If I power it with natural gas will it deliver 12 kW or 14 kW?
by Albert Leblanc from Michigan on May 06, 2014

A: This is not a misprint in the specification. The unit will produce 14kW when operating on Natural Gas and LP as tested at the factory.

Also noted on the manufacturers specification sheets is the following....

"Maximum wattage and current are subject to and limited by such factors as fuel BTU/megajoule content, ambient temperature, altitude, engine power and condition, etc. Maximum power decreases about 3.5 percent for each 1,000 feet (304.8 meters) above sea level; and also will decrease about 1 percent for each 6° C (10° F) above 16° C (60°F)."

Specification sheets can be found on the individual product pages under the Specs tab and within the download document section.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Is the housing for Generac Home Standby Generators (Model 6437) fireproof?

by Robert C. Vose III from Massachusetts on April 26, 2014

A: The following information can be found in the installation manual and the installation guide we have available on the product page under the specs tab in the download document section.....

INSTALLATION GUIDE

The National Fire Protection Association has a standard for the installation and use of stationary combustion engines. That standard is NFPA 37, its requirements limit the spacing of an enclosed generator set from a structure or wall (Figure 1.10).

NFPA 37, Section 4.1.4, Engines Located Outdoors: Engines, and their weatherproof housings if provided, that are installed outdoors shall be located at least 5ft. (1.52m) from openings in walls and at least 5ft. (1.52m) 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 it has been demonstrated that a fire within the enclosure will not ignite combustible materials outside the enclosure.
Annex A — Explanatory Material
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 (Generac) contracted with an independent testing laboratory to run full scale fi retests to assure that the enclosure will not ignite combustible materials outside the enclosure.

NOTE: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUE TESTING APPROVES 18IN. (457mm) INSTALLATION MINIMUM FROM STRUCTURE. SOUTHWEST RESEARCH IS A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED THIRD PARTY TESTING AN LISTING AGENCY.

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.

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE DECAL (LOCATED INSIDE THE GENERATOR, NEXT TO THE GENERATOR'S DATA DECAL)

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BASED ON THIS TESTING AND THE REQUIREMENTS OF NFPA 37, SEC 4.1.4., THE GUIDELINES FOR INSTALLATION OF THE GENERATORS LISTED ARE CHANGED TO 18IN. (457mm) FROM THE BACK SIDE OF THE GENERATOR TO A STATIONALY WALL OR BUILDING. For adequate maintenance and airflow clearance, the area above the generator should be at least 5FT (1.52m) with a minimum of 3ft. (.91m) at the front and ends of the enclosure. This would include trees, shrubs and vegetation shorter than 12in. (305mm) in height. Vegetation taller than 12in. (305mm) in height must have a clearance of 60in. (1524mm). Vegetation not in compliance with these clearance parameters could obstruct air flow. In addition, exhaust fumes from the generator could inhibit plant growth. See Figure 3.1 and the installation drawing within the owner’s manual 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 Mike, Product Expert
Q: I am looking at the 62411 14KW model. Can I run this unit on NG and be abel to switch to LP if I need to.

Can I run it on 100lb tank?

by Chuck from Utah on April 20, 2014

A: Fuel type is selected during the installation and typically not changed later. However, the unit can be changed over but a Generac service tech needs to get into the controller (password protected) to change the initial fuel selection to a different selection.

A 100lb tank will not offer the proper amount of fuel pressure for the engine to start or operate properly as it requires a specific amount of pressure that would be regulated by an external pressure regulator.

This unit (14kW) requires 278,603 BTU/HR at start-up and a 100lb tank outputs a maximum of 79,700 BTU/HR @ 60F which is not enough to start the engine.

The minimum recommended tank size would be 250 gallons per the manufacturer.


by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What size natural gas line does does the model 6241 require?
by Ken Schaffer from New Jersey on February 18, 2014

A: The 14kW unit has the following fuel requirements for natural gas....

Pressure 5 - 7 Inches of Water Column

1/2 Inch = N/A
3/4 Inch = Max 10 Feet
1 Inch = Max 50 Feet
1-1/4 In = Max 245 Feet

Pressure 3.5 - 5 Inches of Water Column

1/2 Inch = N/A
3/4 Inch = N/A
1 Inch = Max 20 Feet
1-1/4 In = Max 80 Feet
1-1/2 In = Max 175 Feet

***Add 2.5 Feet per any bend, tee or angle in the pipe to the overall distance.

***Gas pipe sizing is one of the most commonly made mistakes. A properly sized gas pipe is critical to the proper operation of the generator. The generator inlet size has no bearing on the proper gas pipe size.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Regarding the Generac 7kW fueled by Nat Gas . Spec states fuel consumption is 85 ft3/hr for 1/2 load. My question is what is this equivalent to in CCF?

by Ed from Pennsylvania on February 06, 2014

A: Natural Gas is usually measured by volume in the United States and is stated in cubic feet. A cubic foot of gas is the amount of gas needed to fill a volume of one cubic foot under set conditions of pressure and temperature.

To measure larger amounts of natural gas, "CCF" (centum cubic-feet) is used to denote 100 cubic feet, and "MCF" (mil cubic-feet) is used to denote 1,000 cubic feet.

With that said, due to the small amount of consumption you wouldn't convert the current ft3/hr to CCF.

However, if you are trying to calculate the cost in relation to therms listed by your natural gas company the conversion is 1000 ft3/hr equals 10 therms.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: model 6241 Generac Guardian™ 14kW Standby Generator System 200A Service Disconnect + AC Shedding comes with autotransfer switch. Customer prefers manual switch. Can be done? Price reduction?

How does this compare to model 6247? Whats diference?

Thank you
Carol

by Carol Battsti from New York on January 25, 2014

A: These systems are automatic operation only and any use as a manual system will void the warranty and you will have issues with the internal generator controller as it must be connected to an automatic transfer switch.

Model 6247 is the same generator except it does not include the automatic transfer switch. They offer this due to the multitude of applications which may require a specific switch not offered in a package.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Does the Generac 6241 model come with any wiring to hook it up?
by Sam from West Virginia on January 19, 2014

A: With this being a whole house system and the switch being outdoor mounted Generac does not provide any installation wiring due to many different installation applications.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: So, you can't hook LP that you get from your local store to this and make it work?
by JOHN from Florida on January 09, 2014

A: A small LP tank from your local store is typically 20 lbs which gives you approximately 5 gallons of LP which nowhere near enough fuel for one of the permanent home standby systems to operate off of. Also, a small tank will not offer the proper amount of fuel pressure for the engine to operate properly as it requires a specific amount of pressure that would be regulated by an external pressure regulator.

This unit (14kW) requires 278,603 BTU/HR at start-up and a 20 lb/5 gallon tank outputs a maximum of 100,000 BTU/HR which is not enough to start the engine.

The minimum tank size would be 250 gallons per the manufacturer.




by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Would winter time installations of automatic generators be good or bad?

by Ron Mills from Michigan on December 30, 2013

A: You can install a generator at any time. However, it would be based on if you are putting down a concrete base as it will not set in cold temperatures. If you are putting down crushed stone or pea gravel it should be no problem.

You can also go with a GenPad (Gen Manufacturer Specific) which is a preform concrete base, so no concrete curing time. These can be installed in any temperature.

Generac GenPads

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What does AC shedding mean?

by Dan Unkefer from Michigan on December 29, 2013

A: The following How-To-Library article will help explain AC Shedding.....

How-To-Pick-the-Perfect-Automatic-Transfer-Switch
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I have a low pressure nat. gas line in my residence, what is the largest generator I will be able to run without doing major updates ?

by Chuck from Ohio on December 10, 2013

A: The Generac line of home standby systems can now operate on low pressure natural gas. Their low fuel pressure requirement is 3.5" to 5" of water column (1" of water column = 0.036 PSI).....0.123 PSI to 0.18 PSI. This would be for all sizes from 8kW up to 20kW.

Proper sizing of the generator is crucial to the success of any generator installation and requires a good working knowledge of electricity and its characteristics, as well as the varying requirements of the electrical equipment comprising the load.

A certified electrician needs to be consulted for proper sizing and installation of any generator.

When analyzing the electrical load, consult the manufacturer’s nameplate on each major appliance or piece of equipment to determine its starting requirements in terms of amps and voltage which can be calculated to watts using Ohms Law (Amps x Volts = Watts).

When choosing the generator output select a rating that is approximately 20 to 25% higher than the peak load (for example, if the load is about 8 kilowatts, select a 10 kW generator).

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.

Note: Applications such as commercial, all-electric homes, heat pump systems or geothermal systems require special installation procedures and a certified electrician must be contacted to evaluate and install these types of systems.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: If I'm not around when my home standby generator is running, what type of protections systems do the Generac units have?
by Josh from New Jersey on November 13, 2013

A: The generator may have to run for long periods of time with no operator present to
monitor the engine/generator conditions. Therefore, the generator is equipped with a number of systems to automatically shut down the unit to protect it against potentially damaging conditions. Some of these systems are as follows:

• Low Oil Pressure Sensor
• High Temperature Sensor
• Overcrank Sensor
• Overspeed Sensor
• RPM Sensor
• Under-frequency Sensor
• Undervoltage Sensor
• Overvoltage Sensor
• Internal Failure Sensor
• Low Battery Voltage Alarm

The control panel contains a display which alerts the operator when a fault condition occurs. The above list is not all inclusive. For more information about alarms and control panel operation, see Section 3 (Operation) in the owner's manual.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What type of oil should I use in my Generac home standby generator?
by Jim from Illinois on November 11, 2013

A: The maintenance section in the Generac's home standby owner's manual lists that the oil type is based on temperature ranges specific in your area.....

SAE-30 above 32º F (0º C)
10W-30 between 40º and -10º F (4º and -23º C)
Synthetic 5W-30 for all temperature ranges

All new models come with SAE-30 oil in them and have been test run at the factory for 25 hours and no break-in is required. The first oil change would be at 2 years or 200 hours, whichever comes first.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I'm not sure if this falls into the repair area but, I'm concerned about the sound this generator produces. Is there a way to lower that? Is there sound proofing approved for use for the interior walls of this type of home standby? My neighbors bedroom window will be 20ft from where I plan to install the generator. I would prefer doing something inside the generator as apposed to some type of fencing or other exsternal methods.

by Mark Hernandez from New Jersey on October 23, 2013

A: The manufacturers make every effort to reduce the sound of their generators as best they can keeping within NFPA and UL requirements. There are currently no options or parts available to install inside home standby systems to reduce their db(A) levels.

Your only option is location or sound barriers installed around the unit while keeping within NFPA and manufacturers distance requirements for proper fire protection, air intake and exhaust output.

We recommend consulting with your local inspector or AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) as to the specific local code requirements.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Is the smart Switch the actual Automatic Transfer Switch? Or are they different? The specs says that there is an automatic transfer switch included. Also, I would like to know if a bottom pad for the generator included?

by Joseph Pylilo from New York on October 21, 2013

A: The "smart switch" is the automatic transfer switch. The ATS has an internal load manager that will load shed up to 2 AC units preventing the overload of the generator at start-up.

The generator does come with a composite pad already attached to the bottom of the unit (generator base) but a permanent base is required and can be either concrete, crushed stone or pea gravel with a minimum thickness of 3 - 4 inches.

We do offer the GenPad which comes in both 3 inch and 4 inch thickness...here is the link to review their info and pricing....

Generator Pads

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I have a new 2013 Generac generator and I'm wondering what oil it came with? I would like to top it off properly after the installation.

by John from New Jersey on October 18, 2013

A: The Generac 2013 automatic standby generators are shipped with a SAE 30 non-synthetic oil. If you are located in an area that receives snow, it is recommended to perform an oil and filter change to switch to a synthetic 5W-30 oil to promote proper generator operation. The cold weather kit is also recommended.

The appropriate intervals for oil changes and other maintenance items will be located in the owner’s manual in the Maintenance Schedule.

Current production models do not require any break in, so if the Maintenance Schedule in the owner's manual indicates that oil changes only need to be done every 2 years or 200 hours, you could drain the existing oil and switch to synthetic 5W-30 right away.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I have another question about the genrac 14kw generator. my propane tank will be about 150 feet away. what size propane line do i need?
by Clint Yates from Arkansas on September 23, 2013

A: The 14kW unit has the following fuel requirements for propane....

1/2 Inch = N/A
3/4 Inch = Max 45 Feet
1 Inch = Max 170 Feet
1-1/4 In = Max 690 Feet

***Add 2.5 Feet per any bend, tee or angle in the pipe to the overall distance.

***Gas pipe sizing is one of the most commonly made mistakes. A properly sized gas pipe is critical to the proper operation of the generator. The generator inlet size has no bearing on the proper gas pipe size.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I am interested in the Guardian 14kw. Before I purchase, I would like to know the required NG pressure to ensure that my meter will be sufficient or that my gas company could install a meter that meets the demand of the generator and my other gas appliances.



by Fred Simpson from Virginia on September 10, 2013

A: Full load start-up requirement for the 14kW Generac Home Standby Generator (6241) is 279,000 BTU/HR.

This unit requires 3.5 - 7 Inches of Water Column for pressure.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I am looking at the Generac 6241. I will have to run on propane so I was looking at the 250 gallon tank. Is this big enough? And also how low can it get before it needs to be refilled?
by Clint Yates from Arkansas on September 01, 2013

A: Thank you for your interest in Electric Generators Direct!

This unit will consume up to 3.07 Gal/hr at 100% operation. As such, you can expect this unit to provide you with up to three days of support while operating at full load.

Keep in mind that in most situations, you will not achieve 100% output all of the time. Depending on how conservative you are with your electronics, you may achieve 4-6 days of support with that 250 gallon propane tank.


by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Jim, I am looking at the Generac 6241 and 6237. I do not want to install a full propane tank at home. Can the unit be easily hooked up to individual 5 gal. propane tanks?
As a backup, I am looking at the Generac 7500 Watt ($999) gasoline fueled unit...why cannot it not be shipped to CA? THX

by Alan from California on August 28, 2013

A: You cannot hook the home standby generators to 5 gallon propane tanks, you must install a minimum 100-150 gallon tank for them to operate properly.

Some generators cannot be shipped to CA because they do not meet the CA CARB compliance laws. The following link shows available models that can ship to CA.....

CARB Compliant Generators

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What is the recommended time frame to change the break-in oil on my Generac 20kW generator?

by Karin Green from New Jersey on August 10, 2013

A: All of the new 2013 Generac Home Standby generators have been pre-run at the factory for 25 hours. So, no break-in period is required.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What is the difference between the Generac model 6052 and their new model 6241 since they are the same size? How do they compare?
by Todd from Maryland on June 17, 2013

A: Generac's model 6052 was another one of Generac's best selling generators on the market and Generac went ahead and improved on the design, warranty and ease of installation after listening to consumer reviews and technicians.

They bumped up the warranty an additional 2 years to give it a solid 5 year overall which is one of the highest rated on the market.

They improved on the generator controller by upgrading to a new technology and moved from their very good Nexus design to the new and improved Evolution controller. This new controller has a back-lit interface with LED's that shows the generator status at a glance.

The new Evolution controller includes maintenance reminders and logs, battery condition (no guessing) and over a half-dozen additional alarms the Nexus controller did not have. This thing rocks!

They upgraded the engine to include a no choke carburetor which helps with all weather starting. They changed the fuel selector for natural gas and LP to an easy knob that is easy to access and change fuel type with ease (No tools required).

For the installers they made several changes to help with installation costs and time, minimize errors and accommodate current and future electric code interpretations by re-engineered some of the wiring connections.

With the changes to the carb and engine they were able to change the low fuel pressure rating for Natural Gas down from 5" of Water Column to 3.5" of Water Column. This will help tremendously with low fuel pressure areas in the country so the meters do not need to be changed as often.

With all of these upgrades they have performed I believe Generac's newest model is one of the best out there and comes highly recommended.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I am interested in Model 6052. Are there any considerations to locating unit outside of house proper that have to be met?
by Richard E. Baker from Ohio on June 03, 2013

A: Yes, there are specific codes that need to be followed for proper installation. The manufacturer does have recommendations listed in the owner's manual and the installation drawing but local code can supersede them.

We suggest checking with your local inspector or AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction).

Installation Drawing

by Mike, Product Expert
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96% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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H W J
Mena, AR
Total Helpful Votes
33 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Massive Ice Storm
We just experienced a massive ice storm. Our County was rated the worst impacted in Arkansas. My standby generator preformed perfectly, and we, unlike our neighbors, had power. We were without electrical service for over 4 days and were comfortable and warm. Evem managed to run hot tub. Generator ran ( all electric home), Refrig, heat, well pump, freezer, lights, water heater, etc. Great product, was the best decision I made when I built the house in the mountains. I'm going to prchase a larger... more
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Reliable, Quiet
H Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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332
Paul T.
Warminster, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/17/14
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Defective Out Of The Box
I installed this generator & transfer switch on July 27, 2014 right out of box the transfer switch would not work properly I called Generac and they recommended a service provider be called, which i did. It is now August 7, 2014 and I'm still waiting for parts to be replaced that may be the problem, but no guarantee I was told maybe by August 14, 2014.
Cons: Unreliable
Paul Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
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Paul,
Sorry to hear about the issues you're having with your generator. Hopefully Generac should have this resolved shortly.
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Mr. R.
Chauvin, LA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/4/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great So Far
Ordered and installed 14kw unit and auto transfer switch May of 2014. I did install it myself. Everything went as planned. It has only run for its weekly cycles and a few very short outages. Will update once it's had time to be broken in.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Fast
Mr. Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Baxton C.
Maple Valley, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/10/13
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
16
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
First Time Use Failure
I have purchased 2 generators from Electric Generators Direct over the last few years. The order process was easy, the delivery was on time and as promised. But that is where the good stopped. Both generators required a visit from a local Generac service company in my area. The first was minor, the second required a new control panel, evidently it was not controling the voltage properly. This process of waiting to get the problem diagnosed took several days of waiting, due to the fact they are... more
Pros: Price
Baxton Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Charles D.
Coal Center, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/8/13
Total Helpful Votes
23 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Nice Unit
I do not have much of a story to tell, and that is a good thing. I like the unit and it is very easy to use. I was told by many neighbors and friends that have smaller portable units and not stand by units that it was to costly to buy a stand by. But when I see them going out to hook up, placing gas in it, and then only able to run a couple of things at a time with their small units I am glad I bought what I did. I am a farmer who has come down with M.S. and my wife has heart problems so I do... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Features, High Quality
Cons: Heavy, Packaging, Durability, Expensive
Charles Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Paul D.
Goodrich, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/18/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
31
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generator Installation
I bought the generator after a long and thorough study which pushed the startup date into late December. I thought I could do a little at a time because the severe weather in our area occurs in March.

On December 22 at 5:00 am the ice storm caused a power outage and my WIP project was completed by my children, and Christmas Eve the generator started and ran until power was restored 3 days later. My wife and I could not do without it.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Durable
Paul Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Paul Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Delivered as promised, truck driver very helpful and I am glad I ordered the lift gate service."
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Bob H.
Schererville, IN
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
39 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
19
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Could Not Belive How Good It Started In The Cold Weather
This generator started in the cold weather here. I have told many people about it. My wife has told many people about it.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, Was Easy To Install
Bob Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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J Griffin
Goodyear, AZ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/14/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wonderful Customer Service
Your employee, Sherry Gruennert was the best! I phoned and talked to her on Monday AM, the product was shipped and we receives it on Wednesday in Minneapolis, MN. We had the unit installed and up and running on Friday of that same week! Great job Sherry
Pros: Price, Easy To Use
J Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Jack M.
East Freetown, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/7/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Piece Of Mind
I'am happy with my generator. I have nothing bad to say about it at this time. It is a peace of mind knowing that generator is there in case we need it.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Durable
Jack Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Richard F.
Duluth, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/21/13
Total Reviews
5 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Stand-by System
Installed the generator for an older couple for power outages. They have a sewer lift pump and sump pump that must work when there are outages. So far so good. Simply hook-up, easy to use, and easy for the homeowner to understand.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Features, High Quality
Richard Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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David H.
Point Pleasant, WV
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/4/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Over Kill Is Under Rated
I installed the generator in my limited free time over a couple week period. The unit started on the second attempt after purging air from the system. Voltage unloaded was 243 vac and 121+ to neutral. Frequency stayed between 58.9 to 60.5 Hz when unloaded. Pressed the auto button and it shut down ready for a power fail. I opened the utility feed to the transfer switch and in 5seconds the generator was running. In another 5 seconds the transfer switch loaded the generator. It ran several... more
Pros: Price, Quiet
Cons: Documentation Could Be Better
David Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
David's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I not only got a good generator but a nice pressure washer. Cash discount. I am very satisfied. Thanks"
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