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Generac 6212 - Cold Weather Kit for Air-Cooled Home Standby Generators

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Model: 6212-0
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Automatic Thermostatically Controlled Pad Warmer
Maintains optimum battery temperature
Automatically starts when temp falls below acceptable level

Crankcase Heater (New Slip-On Design)
Maintains crankcase oil temperature for easy starting
Automatically starts when temp falls below acceptable level

Recommended In Regions Where Temp Falls Below 32 Degrees
Must Change To 5W-30 Synthetic Oil When Installed

For Use w/ Generac Air-Cooled Standby Models Built 2008 and Later

Pad Wattage/Amps = 50 Watts/0.21 Amps

Crankcase Wattage/Amps = 40 Watts/0.17 Amps
Product Specs
Frequency
60 Hertz
Overview
Weight
4 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
90 Days
UPC
696471062120
Model
6212-0
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  5 Questions
Q: Will this work for model number 0052431?

by Tim Long from Virginia on January 23, 2014

A: The Generac Cold Weather Kit, Model 6212-0 will still be compatible with your older Guardian 16kW standby system. This kit will utilize the 240V connections that are present via the N1 & N2 terminals. It is recommended to have this kit installed by a Generac certified technician.
by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Are there instructions that show you where to plug these heaters in ?
by Jim from Michigan on January 22, 2014

A: Yes, you can find the installation instructions for the Generac cold weather kit published on our site. Please follow this link to view these instructions; Generac Cold Weather Kit Installation Manual
by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Does this cold weather kit come with enough length in the wiring harness to allow proper installation of the harness? In the photo, the length looks to be pretty short.

We recently install the 20KW unit and tonight our temps are expected to reach -17 degrees. This kit is something we should consider adding.

by Rick Santelli from Indiana on January 05, 2014

A: Some of the Generac home standbys will come with pre-wired harnesses so the use of the extension harness is not necessary. The Generac 6212-0 Cold Weather Kit will come with wire extensions in order to complete your installation where the extensions are not present.


Based on the record low temperatures we are experiencing, I would strongly advise the use of a cold weather kit.


by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Should the warmer be connected year round or only during the winter?
by Joe DaGraca from Massachusetts on August 26, 2013

A: The cold weather kit is temperature activated and does not come on until temperatures reach 34 degrees F or below.

This can be left on all year.

by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Can the Generac cold weather kit be retrofitted or does it need to to be put in during generator installation?
by P Manis from New Jersey on December 01, 2012

A: The cold weather kit can be installed at any time and does not need to be added during the initial installation.

by Mike, Product Expert

Generac 6212-0 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (21)
I'd Buy It Again (10)
Reliable (9)
High Quality (6)
Features (6)
Cons
Expensive (18)
Bad Instructions (4)
These Are Pricey (1)
No Cons (1)
Had A Bit Of Issue With ... (1)
89% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Ed M.
Wynantskill, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/19/15
Total Reviews
8 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
23 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Item, Works Well
Good item, works well, needed in the northeast.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, Light Weight
Cons: Expensive
Ed Recommends This Generac Product
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Michael S.
Eaton Rapids, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/30/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cold Weather Kit For Generac 16kw Generator
This kit is very straight forward to install it took me about 20 min.
Pros: Easy To Use
Michael Recommends This Generac Product
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Mark M.
Fergus Falls, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/29/14
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
26 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Up Here Where It's Cold In Winter
If you have ever had a car that wouldn't start in winter because of a dead battery...You know why you should have this on your generator. It heats the oil to make it easier for the engine to turn over, heats the battery to improve power output at cold temperatures. It's easy to install and it only works when it's cold outside...Perfect!
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, High Quality
Mark Recommends This Generac Product
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John
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/27/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
95 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
04
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not A Good Value For The Money
While this is not the fault of Electric Generators Direct, the price for this accessory is over the moon for what it is. I bought this because I thought I must, for using my generator in the cold Midwest. Upon hindsight, though, and upon reflection after installing these two heaters, I think I could have done without.

What you see in the item photo is what you get. A battery heater and an oil filter heater, with pigtails to plug into the generator power supply.

My installer told me that,... more
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Richard F.
Duluth, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/21/13
Total Reviews
5 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
32 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
03
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Cold Weather Kit
Battery heater seems like it would work OK, the oil filter heater is somewhat of a joke. Would be much better off with a dip stick heater or a magnetic heater for the block. Should have the option to by the battery heater separate with other options.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Richard Recommends This Generac Product
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Lonny W.
Greensburg, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/22/14
Total Reviews
7 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
35 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Accessory For Cold Climates.
We had a 20KW Generac standby generator installed in December 2013. Within the next three weeks we saw our temperatures plunge as much as fourteen degrees below zero. This had me a little concerned for the health of the starting ability of our new generator. Forecasters called for more subzero weather for the coming week. I immediately ordered the cold weather start kit, hoping for a break in the weather so this could be installed. January 22nd we had that opportunity when the heat was on at 39... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Lonny Recommends This Generac Product
Lonny's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have purchased from Power Equipment direct before, and once again I received the very same great customer service. It is refreshing to receive this kind of great service in today's environment. Thank you"
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Danny S.
Milltown, IN
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
28
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Blows My Fuses
I have had great service from EGD, and this is no fault of theirs, BUT:

This kit is now three days old, and every time the temp dropped below 3, the oil filter heater has over-amped, blowing the N1 and N2 fuses in the ATS. This causes the generator to start, run, and never shut down, since it can't "see" the utility voltage with the N1 and N2 fuses blown. I also got no error messages, since the generator is supposed to start when it can't sense utility voltage. The oil filter... more
Danny Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Danny,
We are sorry to hear of the issue you have had with this cold weather kit. If you do need further assistance with the kit we are available to help at 800-710-7499. If you have issues with the performance or design you would be best served contacting Generac directly because they warranty and manufacture the product. Generac can be reached at 888-436-3722.
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Louis L.
Wayland, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/25/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cold Weather Kit
I live in Michigan so this kit is a must. The weather here never gets above freezing in the winter, so this kit will help keep the oil warm and also the battery for a faster and safer start-ups. The item is over priced but if it last 5 years it will pay for it's self.
Pros: Features, Quiet, Light Weight, Reliable
Cons: Expensive, Bad Instructions
Louis Recommends This Generac Product
Louis Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great place to buy from, fast shipping and great products, thanks."
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Ken C.
Quemado, NM
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/24/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
22 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Needs Longer Wires
The way the instructions had you route the wiring was first of all cumbersome and then no instructions were given as to how to actually hook it up. Once I figured that part out though it was fairly straight forward albeit I wish the wires had been a foot longer. If they had, it could have been dressed in and made to look good. As is, the wires were barely long enough to go to the termination points following the channel provided. Haven't finished hooking up the generator as yet so the final... more
Pros: Features
Cons: Expensive, Difficult To Use, Bad Instructions
Ken Recommends This Generac Product
Ken Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Absolutely great to deal with. Lots of information on the site, including manuals. Very fast delivery too. I had the unit a full week ahead of the expected delivery date."
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Robert R.
Cincinnati, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/10/14
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
01
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Weather Kit For Air-cooled Home Standby Generators
I installed this Weather Kit in 10 minuets then checked an hour later, with temp below 30 degrees both heaters were heating up properly.

I am hoping that they are durable and last at the least several years as these heaters are VERY pricey for what they are and the warranty is way way too short for such a pricey item.
Pros: Easy To Use, Shipping Is Extremely Fast
Cons: Expensive, Warranty To Short
Robert Recommends This Generac Product
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103
Marshall
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/2/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
25
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Decisions Decisions Decisions
I originally didn't order this option, the more I thought about it I decided to add it. I would feel pretty bad if it's -20F and a power outage only to have my unit not fire up because the battery and oil were too cold. The price is really too high for this item but you're rolling the dice if you live in cold country.
Marshall Recommends This Generac Product
Marshall's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"No problems, shipped and arrived promptly."
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