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Generac Guardian™ 16kW Aluminum Standby Generator System (200A Service Disconnect + AC Shedding)

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Model: 7037
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Grade
Airooled Standby Generators
Style
Watts
16 kW
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine
Generac 16W (LPG) / (NG) Guardian Standby Generator System
Protects your home and family during a power outage
Digital Power Management (DPM) protects against overload

Includes 200-Amp Service Entrance Rated Automatic Smart Switch
Installs between main meter & service panel for faster & less costly installation
DPM technology allows for the Smart Control of (4) A/C units
Great for homes with multiple Air conditioners (24 VAC controlled)

Add Up To (8) Smart Management Modules (SMM) (Sold Separately)
Frequency (Hz) monitoring design, no control wire required
Versatile design, easily prioritize loads & lock-out non-essential loads

5-Year Limited Warranty
Plus 24/7•365 Customer Support so you have you questions answers when its convient for you

Generac's G-Force Engine
Specifically desgined for the demanding enviroment standby generators endure
Full pressure lubrication system w/ 2 year oil change interval

Operates On Clean Burning, Efficient Natural Gas or LP (Vapor)
Connectes to your existing LP or natural gas fuel supply

True Power™ Electrical Technology & Automatic Digital Voltage Regulation (+/- 1%)
Less than 5% Total Harmonic Distorsion (THD) for utility grade power
Allows for faster response time & maximum motor starting ability

Evolution™ Digital Controller
Multilingual, 2-Line LCD display for simple, straighforward operation

Quiet-Test™ Low-Speed Self-Test Mode
Programmable-exerciser lets you set how often & what time generator will self-test

Tough, Durable All-Aluminum Sound Attenuated Enclosure
RhinoCoat™ powder-coated finish keeps enslosure protected from the elements

Compatible With Mobile Link™ Remote Monitoring (Sold Separately)
Easily montior generator status anywhere with a smartphone, tablet, or PC

Installation Flexibility*
Can be installed within 18" of a building; *Always check local bulding codes

Generac Standby Generators & Engines - Built In The USA*
Built in the USA using domestic & foreign parts

Additonal Features:
Flexible fuel line and Direct-To-Dirt composite mounting pad
Built-in Battery Charger (Battery Sold Separately)
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac OHVI
Starting System
12v Auto Start
CC
992 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
5 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
16000 Watts
Rated Watts
16000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
16000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
16000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
218 (BTU: 218,000 BTU/HR) ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
309 (BTU: 309,000 BTU/HR) ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
2.52 (BTU: 228,690 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
2.94 (BTU: 266,805 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
Rated Amps
66.6 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m
66 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Included)
Transfer Switch Amperage
200-Amps
Enclosure
Aluminum
Battery
Not Included (540 CCA)
A/C Ton Rating
4-Tons
Mounting Pad
Composite (Included)
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
513 Pounds
Product Length
48 Inches
Product Width
25 Inches
Product Height
29 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
5 Years
UPC
696471070378
Model
7037
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  9 Questions
Q: Can the air cooled unit operate in warm weather conditions and not overheat. We just had a 122 degree day and if the electricity had failed, would this generator be able to handle the load in the heat?
by Gene H. from California on June 27, 2016

A: Thank you for contacting us.

Generac Air-Cooled Standby Generators are tested in accordance to UL 2200 standards with an operating temperature of -20 ºF (-29 ºC) to 122 ºF for normal operating range

Please let us know if you have any other questions.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Should I pour a concrete base to place this unit on or can you place on a level dirt pad?
by Jim from Iowa on September 03, 2015

A: Thank you for contacting Electric Generators Direct.

I would advise pouring a concrete base. Or I would advise looking into a GenPad.


GenPad Product Info

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Can aluminum wire be used to feed the breaker on a Generac generator?
by Glenn from New Jersey on December 11, 2014

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

When wiring the generator it must be in accordance with local jurisdiction and codes. If ALUMINUM conductors are used, apply corrosion inhibitor to conductors.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What is the clearance needed on all four sides of the unit for proper operation?

by Mark C. from Connecticut on July 24, 2014

A: Page 11 of the Installation Guide shows proper installation distances according to NFPA and manufacturers recommendations. The guide is available on our site under the specs tab in the download documentation section......

Installation Guide


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

by Dan U. 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: 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 external methods.

by Mark H. 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.

by Joseph P. 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.


by Mike, Product Expert
Generac Guardian 7037 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
5.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 5
Pros
Price (3)
Easy To Use (2)
Features (2)
High Quality (2)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Cons
Explain DTG pad loose. (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
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Sure, when it comes to protecting your family, you’re willing to pay a premium, but there’s no reason you can’t get a good deal. The Generac 6462 earned our “best” spot because of its reasonable price and excellent transfer switch.

The 200-amp service-entrance automatic transfer switch features load shedding, which allows you to manage two centrals AC’s if the generator has enough power. When it doesn't, it keeps the essentials going and temporarily locks out the luxuries.

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Ronald C,
Raleigh, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/2/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
14
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Installed Without A Problem
Customer service was very good. Delivery to North Carolina was about 7 days. Trucker did excellent job of setting the generator in my driveway. I built the pad and got the building permits for the natural gas piping and electrical service. Got licensed contractors to install it for me. Smart way to go. Total cost was under $6k for generator, permits and installation.
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Ronald Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Steven G.
Westcliffe, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/2/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
05
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Product, Only One Minor Surprise
Everything seems to be of high quality and the unit works well. The only surprise was that the DTG (Direct to Ground) pad isn't attached to the housing, so when I picked up the housing with my tractor, the DTG pad stayed on the ground, making it harder to tweak the position. Had I known this in advance I would have duct-taped it to the housing first.
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Price, High Quality
Cons: Bad Instructions, Explain DTG pad loose.
Steven Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Steven,
Sounds like you may have unbolted the pad from the generator when you were removing it from the pallet.
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Neal L.
West Liberty, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/30/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased So Far
The generator, transfer switch and battery arrived in good condition. Installation was finished today and it is working perfectly. Installation cost for my situation was $2200 and was completed in one day. Before purchasing a generator I suggest reading the online manual describing the location requirements. Some requirements could create some difficulties and a more costly installation.
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Price
Neal Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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