Generac PowerPact™ 7.5kW Home Standby Generator System (50-Amp 8-Circuit ATS)

Generac PowerPact™ 7.5kW Home Standby Generator System (50-Amp 8-Circuit ATS)
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Product Description
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
7,500
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Emergency
Style
Standby (Air Cooled)
Run Watts
7,500
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
LP/Natural Gas
Engine
Generac
Features
Features
  • 7.5kW (LPG) / 6kW (NG) PowerPact
  • The most affordable standby generator system on the market
  • 50-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch w/ Integrated Load Center (Whip Not Included)
  • NEMA 1 Indoor rated, lightweight enclosure
  • 8-Circuit Essential Circuit Load Center
  • For large main service & only partial generator backup
  • Allows you to backup 120V & 240V circuits
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • Plus 24/7
  • 420cc Generac OHV Air-Cooled Engine
  • Cast iron cylinder walls provides durability & long engine life
  • Revolving Field Alternator Design w/ Automatic Voltage Regulation
  • Operates 25% more efficiently than a revolving armature generator
  • Prevents damaging voltage spikes
  • Digital Generator Controller
  • LED lights provides system info without having to open the gen enclosure
  • Manual/Auto/Off Switch & Seven Day Exerciser
  • Main Line Circuit Breaker & Timed Trickle Battery Charger
  • Galvaneal Steel Enclosure & Composite Mounting Pad
  • Will not rust & is ideal for harsh and coastal installations
  • Enclosed Critical Grade Muffler
  • Provides quiet operation and provides added safety
  • Also Includes:
  • Flexible Fuel Line Connector
  • Generac Auxiliary Shutdown Kit NOT available for this unit
Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac
Starting System
12v Auto Start
CC
420 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
7500 Watts
Rated Watts
7500 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
6000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
7500 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
73 ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
117 ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
0.87 gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
1.42 gallons/hr
Rated Amps
31.25 Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m ? Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
69 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Included)
Transfer Switch Amperage
50-Amps
Enclosure
Composite
Battery
Not Included
Mounting Pad
Composite (Included)
Transfer Switch Style
Standard Installation
ATS Load Prioritizing
Not Compatible
ATS Load Shedding
Not Compatible
ATS Poles
2 Poles
ATS Service Disconnect
No
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Grade Type
Emergency
Transfer Switch Circuits
15A 120V
5
20A 120V
1
30A 240V
1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
360 Pounds
Product Style
Standby Generator
Product Length
36 Inches
Product Width
27 Inches
Product Height
25 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
696471069983
Grade
Style
Run Watts
7,500
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Emergency
Style
Standby (Air Cooled)
Run Watts
7,500
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
LP/Natural Gas
Engine
Generac
Features
Features
  • 7.5kW (LPG) / 6kW (NG) PowerPact
  • The most affordable standby generator system on the market
  • 50-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch w/ Integrated Load Center (Whip Not Included)
  • NEMA 1 Indoor rated, lightweight enclosure
  • 8-Circuit Essential Circuit Load Center
  • For large main service & only partial generator backup
  • Allows you to backup 120V & 240V circuits
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • Plus 24/7
  • 420cc Generac OHV Air-Cooled Engine
  • Cast iron cylinder walls provides durability & long engine life
  • Revolving Field Alternator Design w/ Automatic Voltage Regulation
  • Operates 25% more efficiently than a revolving armature generator
  • Prevents damaging voltage spikes
  • Digital Generator Controller
  • LED lights provides system info without having to open the gen enclosure
  • Manual/Auto/Off Switch & Seven Day Exerciser
  • Main Line Circuit Breaker & Timed Trickle Battery Charger
  • Galvaneal Steel Enclosure & Composite Mounting Pad
  • Will not rust & is ideal for harsh and coastal installations
  • Enclosed Critical Grade Muffler
  • Provides quiet operation and provides added safety
  • Also Includes:
  • Flexible Fuel Line Connector
  • Generac Auxiliary Shutdown Kit NOT available for this unit
Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac
Starting System
12v Auto Start
CC
420 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
7500 Watts
Rated Watts
7500 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
6000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
7500 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
73 ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
117 ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
0.87 gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
1.42 gallons/hr
Rated Amps
31.25 Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m ? Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
69 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Included)
Transfer Switch Amperage
50-Amps
Enclosure
Composite
Battery
Not Included
Mounting Pad
Composite (Included)
Transfer Switch Style
Standard Installation
ATS Load Prioritizing
Not Compatible
ATS Load Shedding
Not Compatible
ATS Poles
2 Poles
ATS Service Disconnect
No
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Grade Type
Emergency
Transfer Switch Circuits
15A 120V
5
20A 120V
1
30A 240V
1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
360 Pounds
Product Style
Standby Generator
Product Length
36 Inches
Product Width
27 Inches
Product Height
25 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
696471069983
Product Specs
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Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac
Starting System
12v Auto Start
CC
420 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
7500 Watts
Rated Watts
7500 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
6000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
7500 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
73 ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
117 ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
0.87 gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
1.42 gallons/hr
Rated Amps
31.25 Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m ? Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
69 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Included)
Transfer Switch Amperage
50-Amps
Enclosure
Composite
Battery
Not Included
Mounting Pad
Composite (Included)
Transfer Switch Style
Standard Installation
ATS Load Prioritizing
Not Compatible
ATS Load Shedding
Not Compatible
ATS Poles
2 Poles
ATS Service Disconnect
No
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Grade Type
Emergency
Transfer Switch Circuits
15A 120V
5
20A 120V
1
30A 240V
1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
360 Pounds
Product Style
Standby Generator
Product Length
36 Inches
Product Width
27 Inches
Product Height
25 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
696471069983
Reviews
(11)
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Generac 6998 Reviews & Ratings
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Product Q&A
(5)
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Search Product Q&A's Answered by Jared, the Generator Expert
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How large of a house will this run?
Jimmy 
from Texas 
June 24, 2018
Answer
In regards to your question, 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.

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

Please see our Home Standby Generator Calculator as a reference.
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What size battery does this unit take?
Pat 
from New Mexico 
June 20, 2018
Answer
The generator requires a Group U1, 12 volt and 300 CCA minimum battery.
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Can any type of transfer switch be used on this Generac?
Stan 
from Ohio 
February 23, 2017
Answer
Due to the control wiring and communication between the generator and transfer switch this unit will only work with a Generac branded transfer switch.
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Could this be used to charge a battery bank for going off-grid?
Pete S. 
from Maine 
January 31, 2017
Answer
This particular unit requires utility power to be present and due to the control wiring it cannot be used off-grid. If you have a battery bank or off-grid application that has an alternative energy source, then I would recommend the Generac EcoGen 7034 unit which is made specifically for this application. Another option for off-grid would be the Kohler 14RESA, but am unsure how it would be wired. Kohler approves this unit for off-grid but has an 18-month warranty and NOT the standard 5 year.
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Can aluminum wire be used to feed the breaker on a Generac generator?
Glenn 
from New Jersey 
December 11, 2014
Answer
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.
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