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Generac Guardian™ 17kW Aluminum Standby Generator System (200A Service Disconnect + AC Shedding)

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Generac Guardian Power Equipment and AccessoriesModel: 6243
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Grade
Airooled Standby Generators
Style
Watts
17 kW
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 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 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

Aluminum Sound-Attenuated Weather Proof Enclosure
Lightweight material offers superior corrosion resistance
Reduces sound pressure to a low 66 dB(A)
Attractive styling with lockable access doors

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
17000 Watts
Rated Watts
17000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
16000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
17000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
190 (BTU: 190,000 BTU/HR) ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
312 (BTU: 312,000 BTU/HR) ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
2.06 (BTU: 186,945 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
3.57 (BTU: 323,978 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
Rated Amps
71 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m
66 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Included)
Transfer Switch Amperage
200-Amps
Enclosure
Aluminum
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
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
437 Pounds
Product Length
48 Inches
Product Width
25 Inches
Product Height
29 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
5 Years
UPC
696471062434
Model
6243
Generac Guardian 6243 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (6)
Reliable (6)
I'd Buy It Again (5)
Price (4)
Quiet (4)
Cons
Defective Parts (1)
Customer Service (1)
None Yet (1)
Durability (1)
Unreliable (1)
83% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
12 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Anthony P.
Boardman, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/26/13
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Recent Power Outage
We have lost power recently about four times in the past month. Live in the country, the generator was a must for the peace of mind. Did it myself with the help of my friends. Instruction were good no problems. Now we wait to see when the power goes out how this baby really works.
Pros: Features, Quiet, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Anthony Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Karen S.
Exton, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/17/13
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
14
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Bought The Generator From You & Installed For A Customer
Delivery caused the generator to be dented. Customer service was great and shipped a new one out the next day.
Pros: Price, Reliable, Easy To Install
Cons: Wish The Punch Out In The Ats Were There
Karen Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Adam R.
Livingston, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/27/13
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Piece Of Mind
That's what I bought. My generator tests itself every week. It sends me text messages telling me of status changes. I can look online and see the status of the generator as well. Have not had to use it, yet. Just a matter of time....

I have my piece of mind....
Pros: Durable, Price, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Adam Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Adam Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy and problem free"
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Doit K.
New Milton, WV
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/16/13
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What I Wanted
I live in a section of West Virginia where the power was off for 10 days last year. To support a gas generator is not satisfactory and very expensive. I bought a Generac w Smart Box for peace of mind. It was very easy to install and worked like a charm from the get go. I do not see how this purchase could have been better.
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again
Doit Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Doit Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I am an aircraft Airframe & Powerplant mechanic. I installed the Generac myself. I would not recommend that a non professional electrician do that. I had to get advice from an electrician during the hookup. Secondly a non professional should not be messing around with the utility electrical service. I thought I was going to save money by doing it myself, but in the end I saved very little and was at risk. I recommend getting a licensed electrician to install the generator. If you touch the wrong wire at the wrong time it could be a disaster."
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133
Brent L.
Gettysburg, PA
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
14
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Money Well Spent
We live in an area that experiences outages frequently throughout the the year. In October 2013, we decided to purchase the Generac Guardian 17kW generator with the 200A Service Disconnect and AC Shedding and we're very please we did.

We had a very long and cold winter this year and in February 2014, experienced a bad ice storm and fridgid temperatures. Our area lost power for five days but we were living in our home as if nothing happened. Within 15 second after losing power, our... more
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Brent Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Ron B.
Southwick, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/2/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
05
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Warning Bad Generator
I have installed these for years, great value then Generac changed the fuel system and they run like crap. You're selling generators that should be recalled there is a service bulletin and repair parts needed. BIG disappointment to my customers and my reputation.
Pros: Quiet, Price
Cons: Low Quality
Ron Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Ron,
We thank you for the feedback and letting us know about your disappointment with these Generac generators. As with any mechanical product, there could always be issues. As an online, non-servicing dealer, we are not involved in any part of the service bulletin process. Because these generators are registered by the owner prior to start-up/operation, Generac will work with customers and local service centers if there's any issues regarding their specific model based on the serial numbers of the generator.
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Elliot G.
Islip Terrace, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/16/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Generac 17k
Just finished the install. Plumber & Electrician very familiar with this product so everything went well. Feel very confident that when power goes out I will be covered.
Pros: Reliable, Features, Easy To Use, Quiet
Elliot Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Elliot Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"From beginning to end it was a pleasure to deal with very organized, very professional."
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Zvi
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/6/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
26
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Oil Cahnge - 6243 17kw
Just changed the oil in my 6243 (17KW) Standby Generator. In general - it is simple to do, but.... Somehow, the Engineer at Generac who was in charge of the mechanical design, paid little attention to the length of the Oil drain hose...! :-(

Since the drainage exit is located at the bottom of the engine, and the rubber hose is so short, it is quite difficult to drain the oil into a bucket.

That hose should have been provided by Generac at least doubled in length!! I used an... more
Zvi Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Barry D.
Orange, VA
REVIEWED
NOV.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 17kw Two Years In Service
Bought one two years ago. As a power plant operator/mechanic, I read reviews and problems that some experienced with Generac and other brands. For the price, we decided to go with the Generac. So far, the only component replaced has been the battery.

The unit is serviced/checked twice a year, and every couple of months I kill utility power to our house for about 30 mins so the generator end gets loaded. Some reported the unit ran on weekly test runs for years, then failed when the power... more
Barry Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Jim
REVIEWED
NOV.
20
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Defective Coils
Owned portable Generac for years. Purchased this Guardian unit that was installed 3.5 years ago and 2 weeks ago it would not start. Service tech advised the magneto coils (both of them) were defective and failed. Unit has total of 57 hours on it of which 37 hours are for weekly self check, so we actually used it 20 hours in 3.5 years. Unit out of warranty for labor and 6 months out for parts. Paid over $500 to get this repaired. Contacted Generac, sent in all info, receipt, history, etc. ... more
Cons: Unreliable, Durability, Defective Parts, Customer Service
Jim Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Jim,
We are sorry to hear of the issue you had with your generac generator. Our advice would be to keep working with Generac due to the fact that they manufacture and warranty the generator. They typically provide a good product along with a good warranty program. They can be reached at 888-436-3722.
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Stan K.
Honey Brook, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/3/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Home Generator Stand By
Electric went out about week after install. It worked great. Very good investment.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Price, Features
Stan Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Stan's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast shipping, great price and sales staff very helpful. Thank You"
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