Generac 5943 - GP7500E 7500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator

Generac 5943 - GP7500E 7500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
7,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
9,375
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Emergency
Style
Portable
Run Watts
7,500
Surge Watts
9,375 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Generac


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Features
Features
  • Portable Emergency Generator
  • Energizes mission-critical appliances - except central a/c
  • Electric Start
  • Start the generator with the press of a button (battery included)
  • Generac OHV® Engine
  • Splash type lubrication for improved engine life
  • Low Oil Pressure Safety Shutdown
  • Protects the engine and generator from lack of lubrication
  • Steel Gas Tank w/ Fuel Gauge
  • Durable gas tank with offset filler tube to minimize spillage
  • Heavy-Duty Cradle
  • 1-1/4" diameter hardened steel frame to protect it from damage
  • Portability Kit
  • Oversized wheels with Never-flat technology
  • Heavy-duty fold-down handles that lock
  • Hour Meter
  • Built-in resets remind you of scheduled maintenance
  • Low Tone Muffler
  • Minimizes noise levels and maintains neighborhood sanity
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
CC
420 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
1 Year
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
9375 Watts
Rated Watts
7500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
31 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
8 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
12 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Emergency
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
201 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
27.25 Inches
Product Width
27 Inches
Product Height
25 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
696471059434
Grade
Style
Run Watts
7,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
9,375
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Emergency
Style
Portable
Run Watts
7,500
Surge Watts
9,375 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Generac


Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

Features
Features
  • Portable Emergency Generator
  • Energizes mission-critical appliances - except central a/c
  • Electric Start
  • Start the generator with the press of a button (battery included)
  • Generac OHV® Engine
  • Splash type lubrication for improved engine life
  • Low Oil Pressure Safety Shutdown
  • Protects the engine and generator from lack of lubrication
  • Steel Gas Tank w/ Fuel Gauge
  • Durable gas tank with offset filler tube to minimize spillage
  • Heavy-Duty Cradle
  • 1-1/4" diameter hardened steel frame to protect it from damage
  • Portability Kit
  • Oversized wheels with Never-flat technology
  • Heavy-duty fold-down handles that lock
  • Hour Meter
  • Built-in resets remind you of scheduled maintenance
  • Low Tone Muffler
  • Minimizes noise levels and maintains neighborhood sanity
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
CC
420 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
1 Year
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
9375 Watts
Rated Watts
7500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
31 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
8 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
12 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Emergency
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
201 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
27.25 Inches
Product Width
27 Inches
Product Height
25 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
696471059434
Product Specs
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Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
CC
420 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
1 Year
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
9375 Watts
Rated Watts
7500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
31 Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
8 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
12 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Emergency
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
201 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
27.25 Inches
Product Width
27 Inches
Product Height
25 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
696471059434
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(411)
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Can this generator be kept outside all year long?
Susan D. 
from New Jersey 
April 25, 2018
Answer
It is not recommended to keep generators stored outside year-round. This is to prevent the generator from getting wet either from weather or condensation. The water will corrode metals and connections over time and will cause the generator to fail. If you must store it outside then I would highly suggest using a water proof cover and winterizing the unit before storage.
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Is this generator electronics friendly? Do you know the specs for Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)?
Dan 
from Michigan 
January 06, 2014
Answer
Thanks for your inquiry.

The factory doesn't publish the THD% for this series. My recollection from our training was that they were in the "15-20%" threshold which would make them not suitable for sensitive electronics.

Outside of Honda presently, I haven't seen many portable synchronous generators that are any better as most are 15% or greater with their capacitor excitation. Of course, the Honda 6500 watt is twice the cost.

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I was interested in buying the Generac GP17500E. I did my homework and believe it is the one for me. The questions I have are: 1. Can I convert it to propane? 2. How long will a 15lb propane tank last on this generator if I'm not powering the whole house and just the bare necessities? Thank you Ryan
Ryan  
from New York 
October 16, 2013
Answer
Thanks for your inquiry.

We at Power Equipment Direct do not recommend converting your gasoline portable generator to an alternative fuel and doing so will void the manufacturer’s warranty and may cause damage to the generator itself. These conversions are not recommended by any of the generator manufacturers.

Gasoline has an Ignition Point of 475–536 °F. When a generator is manufactured to run solely on gasoline these temperatures are taken into consideration and the engine components are made to handle these temperatures.

Propane (LP) has an Ignition Point of 920-1020°F and Natural Gas (NG) has an Ignition Point of 900–1500°F. These higher temperatures will cause damage over time on any “gas only” powered engine.

The following guidelines cover Honda engines (Also applies to other engine manufacturers) modified to run on fuels other than the one for which they were designed, such as converting an engine to run on propane (LP) or natural gas (NG).


• Honda gasoline engines are certified to operate on unleaded fuel with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher, containing no more than 10% ethanol (E10).

• Any change to the original configuration of a certified Honda engine is a potential violation of the Clean Air Act prohibition against tampering (40 CFR §1068.101(b)(1)). The tampering prohibition is important because poorly designed and installed modifications can increase emissions.

• The Clean Air Act prohibits anyone from removing or rendering inoperative any device or design element installed on engines in compliance with regulations. These actions are considered tampering, which carries a civil penalty up to $37,500 for each engine or equipment in violation.

• Engines converted by a third party (OEM, dealer, converter, etc.) to run on a different fuel type must be recertified with the EPA on the new fuel to comply with applicable emission standards. The third party must recertify under a new family and notify Honda to not include the modified engines in the original family.

• Converted engines to be sold for use in California must meet CARB requirements and the converter must obtain approval from CARB. EPA certificates or tampering exemptions will not satisfy the requirement for CARB certification.

• Once certified, the third party must remove the Honda emission control label and apply a compliant emission control label for the new fuel indicating the new certifying manufacturer. Honda will no longer assume any responsibility as the certifying manufacturer.

• The Honda Distributor's Limited Warranty does not extend to parts affected or damaged by the conversion to or use of fuel other than the fuel for which the engine was originally designed.


• Honda offers V-twin engines specifically designed and certified for use in LP/NG applications. The engines incorporate special design features that address the higher combustion temperatures and reduced lubrication to the valve guide area (since it is a dry fuel, not liquid). Please contact your sales representative or distributor for additional information.


Disclaimer: The guidance provided is intended for Honda dealer/distributor informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You must contact the appropriate certifying agencies if you require information on how regulations apply to your specific application.

The regulations and additional information can be found at these web sites:

EPA - EPA

CARB - CARB


The run times will always vary based on the actual load put on the generator.


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hi, i purchaed a Generac 7500 E from you recently. i was looking to see what type of Oil i need to purchase ? is it 2 cycle or 4 cycle ? or neither ? please let me know , thanks
Brett 
from New York 
January 28, 2013
Answer
The unit uses a standard motor oil (4-cycle) and you will need to refer to the chart in the owner's manual for the recommended viscosity. Unit comes with SAE 30 weight oil and most applications use 10W-30.

Per Section 2.7.1 of the manual:

"All oil should meet minimum American Petroleum Institute (API) Service Class SJ, SL or better. Use no special additives. Select the oil's viscosity grade according to the expected operating temperature (also see chart)."

• Above 40° F, use SAE 30
• Below 40° F and down to 10° F, use 10W-30
• Below 10° F, use synthetic 5W-30
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Looking at the 7500E and wondering what is the type and rating of the Battery, Lead Acid , NiCad Metal Hydride?? Cost of replacement??
Bob Vandegrift 
from Virginia 
September 03, 2012
Answer
They use lead acid batteries that are AGM, sealed batteries. These typically cost between 40-50 if they need to be replaced & can be sourced from a Batteries Plus or an InterState battery store.
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I am looking at a Generac 5943 7500 Watt generator. It is rated at 31 amps. Can I install a 30 amp 10 circuit transfer switch or do I need to go to a 50 amp transfer switch? The transfer switch is 150 ft away from the generator. Will 10 guage 4 conductor wire be adaquate or do I need to go to 8 guage 4 conductor wire?
Dick Heaton 
from Massachusetts 
August 04, 2012
Answer
You would need to go with 30A accessories to connect to the Generac model 5943. The largest outlet on the generator is 30A and that is what you match your accessories to.

You will definitely need to go to a larger gauge wire but still may have some voltage drop due to the distance.

Please consult with a certified electrician for installation and wire sizing assistance.
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My electrician recommended getting a generator of 7500 or 8000 running watts. Does the 5943 qualify? What is a "float charger"? Does this model have it? Does the battery charges when it is running?
Gary Stauffer 
from Virginia 
July 14, 2012
Answer
Model 5943 is a good choice to meet your electricians recommendation.

A float charger allows you to keep the charger plugged in all the time where it will charge the battery when it gets low and stops charging when it is fully charged and won't over charge the battery.

Model 5943 does not come with a float charger. The charger supplied can only be plugged in for a max of 48 hours.

This is because you should start the generator weekly and if the battery seems low you can charge it with the supplied charger. This keeps the engine lubricated and ready to use when needed.

The generator does not charge the battery when it is running.
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What"s the warranty on the Generac Model 5943?
Terry Pfaff 
from Michigan 
March 11, 2012
Answer
Consumer Warranty: 2 Years
Commercial Warranty: 1 Year
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How many amps on 240 volt receptacle ?? Thanx, Jim
Jim Mothershead 
from Maryland 
February 07, 2012
Answer
You can find the maximum amperage rating listed in the specs section on the product page.

31 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
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What type/style of battery comes with the Generac 5943? I would like to know what type of a battery charger/maintainer the battery would require. I am thinking about a BatteryMINDer Charger/Maintainer/Desulfator - 1.3 Amp, 12 Volt, Model# 12117. This one is not recommended for deep cycle batteries.
Tom Wagasky 
from Ohio 
January 20, 2012
Answer
Generac does not provide the Group number for the battery that comes with the generator. It is listed as a 12V with 10Ahr and the generator comes with a batter charger already.

You can confirm with Generac customer support at 888-436-3722.
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Is this model made in America?
L Carr 
from Indiana 
January 06, 2012
Answer
The engines are produced overseas and the generators are put together in Wisconsin at their facility.

If you are looking to purchase American made only then you need to look at the Generac XG & XP models which are entirely built in Wisconsin.

Generac Portable Generators
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I just bought this generator form EGD and wand to know if it has a Voltage Regulator? and also would like to know if you recommend Synthetic Oil?Thanks John P>S I just orderd it 10-9-11 I paid more for it on your site then other sites but your site seems more profesional & provides more information.
John Eichinger 
from New Jersey 
October 10, 2011
Answer
John,

Per Generac their GP models do have Voltage Regulation and the recommended oil per Generac is based on temperature in your area and can be found in the owner's manual. If you are in a colder climate then synthetic oil is ok to use.
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We are interested in the Generac 5943. We want to utilize a transfer system to power our fridge/freezer, submersible water pump, and enough lights to keep us from "breaking legs" in an emergency. Our home is 2800 sq ft. Do we need to accessory kit, or anything else? Are we "over killing" mode or are we on the right track?
Charles McDonald 
from Connecticut 
August 31, 2011
Answer
You're on the right track. The Generac 5943 is a great choice to power a small home.

With a transfer switch, it can energize 10-circuits in your home. Just doesn't have the strength to power a central air conditioner.

Here's a link to the Power Transfer System that we recommend with this unit:

Reliance Controls 30-Amp Power Transfer System
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I planning to get a generator and, with a proper interlock, backfeed into my panel. I'm considering the Generac 75000E. It has a 240-volt 30-amp receptacle. Do any of these other generator have a receptacle greater than 30 amps in the same price range.
Mike 
from Pennsylvania 
August 31, 2011
Answer
First things first, NEVER backfeed into your panel!

This article explains what happens when you do:

How NOT to Connect a Portable Generator

Secondly, consider getting a Power Transfer System to connect to the generator.

How to Pick the Perfect Power Transfer System

Finally, this generator has a 30-amp outlet because it produces approximately 30-amp of power.

If you want a generator with a 50-amp outlet, you'll need a bigger generator around 10- to 17.5-kilowatts.
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I just bought this generator from your company and am expecting it any day. I now need a transfer switch to accompany the generator. I am looking at the Reliance Controls 31410CRK switch. Will this compliment the generator and be sufficient?
Pete Leclerc 
from Rhode Island 
August 31, 2011
Answer
You chose wisely.

The 31410CRK is the perfect companion to this generator because it features 10-circuits.

Reliance Controls 3140CRK
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I’m looking at getting an emergency generator for storm/hurricane outages we have here in the Houston area. It is for an 1800 sq-ft house. I’d like to power as much of the house as possible to continue “normal life” as much as reasonable. I understand I won’t be able to power the central A/C. Instead I’ll have an 8000 BTU portable A/C unit I’d like to power (about 1100 watts). So, in general, the main things I’d like to run are: o Refrigerator o Portable A/C o 3 ceiling fans o Microwave o Washer o Gas dryer o Computer and TV o Miscellaneous lights I’d like to power at least 6 single-pole circuits. 8 would be better, and 10 would be ideal (that would power all my circuits in the house). I don’t need to power any double-pole circuits. My main service panel is mounted outside, on the back of my house. Putting a transfer switch indoors would be quite involved. So mounting outside is desired. The Generac 5943 – GP7500E 7500 watt looks like it would fit what I’m looking for. Do you agree? What would you recommend for a manual transfer switch and/or any other items I need in order to get this set up right?
Steve Collins 
from Texas 
April 18, 2011
Answer
Steve,

The 7500watt generac is a good unit for basic needs. The main thing to understand is that you will have to manage your loads and this is best accomplished by using a manual transfer panel (outdoor) which would be mounted after your meter but before your main panel. This allows you to manage your entire panel (making sure you do not overload) by selecting the circuits you want to run as certain times. The link below is a model I recommend for this to be done. Please have certified electrician install this system due to the nature of the install.

Manual 200A Outdoor Transfer Panel

Manual 100A Outdoor Transfer Panel
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I just received the generator I purchased from you (Generac GP5500 - 5500 Watt Portable Generator) and it comes with a bottle of oil. It does not say on the bottle what type it is. 30 weight or 10w30? Do you know so that it is the proper oil to use for the current temperature. Thanks, Larry
Larry 
from Ohio 
March 26, 2011
Answer
Generac uses 10W30 in their kits that get sent with the portable generators.
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