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Generac Guardian™ 9kW Aluminum Standby Generator System (100A ATS w/ 16-Circuit Load Center)

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Model: 7030
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Run Watts
Rated Watts
120/240 Single-Phase
9kW (LPG) / 8kW (NG) Guardian™ Standby Generator
Protects your home and family during a power outage

100-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch w/ Integrated Load Center
NEMA 3R Outdoor Alumuinum enclosure; Great when main breaker panel is located outdoors

16-Circuit Essential Circuit Load Center
For large main service & only partial generator backup
Allows you to backup 120V & 240V circuits; Tandem breaker compatible

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
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
Engine Brand
Generac OHVI
Starting System
12v Auto Start
426 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
5 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Product Specs
120/240 Single-Phase
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
9000 Watts
Rated Watts
9000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
8000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
9000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
109 (BTU: 109,000 BTU/HR) ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
133 (BTU: 133,000 BTU/HR) ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
1 (BTU: 90,750 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
1.50 (BTU: 136,125 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
Rated Amps
37.5 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m
66 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Included)
Transfer Switch Amperage
Max Circuits
Not Included (540 CCA)
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
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Grade Type
Made in USA
340 Pounds
Product Style
Standby Generator
Product Length
48 Inches
Product Width
25 Inches
Product Height
29 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
5 Years
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  7 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: 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
Generac Guardian 7030 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
4.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 5
High Quality (2)
Exceeded Expectations (2)
Quiet (2)
Durable (1)
Light Weight (1)
Packaging (2)
Difficult To Use (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
apparently was not quali... (1)
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56% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Mike, the Generator Expert
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Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
10747 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

The Guardian 9 kW Emergency Power System is one of the smallest home standby generator offered by Generac Power Systems with their OHVI industrial engine.

It starts automatically -- just the like the bigger versions -- and protects mission critical appliances from power failure.

Here's the major difference. The 9 kilowatt version can restore power to 16 mission-critical circuits such as a sump pump, refrigerator, furnace fans, lights and more. The 9 kW version simply lacks the strength to... more
Mike Recommends This Model
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James R.
Suffolk, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/18/16
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Built With The Installer In Mind!!!
I'm an electrical engineer who started my career designing and building 20kw to 1,500kw gensets. I know first hand all the little details of building generators and the electronics involved to prevent certain possible failures. Generac realized that not everyone is a generator professional and has helped generators evolve to what we have now. The Generac brand of generators is truly engineered to make the installation seamless.

This particular unit, a model 7030, was easy to position and... more
Pros: Features, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: see review
James Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
James's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
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"Ordered my first unit that was "factory direct" and in stock. The estimated ship date came and went. I had to look on the website under my account to see that the ship date moved out by two weeks. That day came and went. This time I had an email stating that the unit is backordered and is two weeks out. Now, my customer is upset and I'm going to lose the order. I decided to upsize the generator to something in stock. The price difference is $500.00. I call Electric Generators Direct and tell them the situation and ask if the they will split the difference in the higher cost, I feel that it is ultimately their issue. If they had indicated that it would not ship I would have bought another unit or from somewhere else. They indicated that the newly selected generator was already on sale and they couldn't do anything to help out. I ordered the new unit and ate the $500.00 loss, I certainly can't ask an upset customer for more money. I didn't make much on this but I feel their friends and neighbors will make purchases. I will certainly buy from Electric Generators Direct again but I have little faith of them stepping out of the box to make things right should something go wrong."
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
We are very sorry about the issues you experienced with your original order. In some instances, like this one, we are at the mercy of the manufacturer when it comes to a transition to an updated model.
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Barbara M.
Kenmore, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/16/16
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Had nothing but problems keys were locked inside, rocker arms were completely off the push rods,would not run, had to pay for a mechanic to fix it, does not start when the least bit cold. Generac is giving me a hard time about reimbursement for mechanic.
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Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Packaging, apparently was not quality inspected
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
We are sorry to learn of your frustrating experience. Please know that warranty coverage can be provided by an independent authorized service provider in your local area. However, if you have chosen to use a servicing party that has not completed our certified training programs, or if it is determined by an authorized party that your unit's issues do not stem from warrantable causes, warranty coverage cannot be applied. If you have any questions about your product's warranty policy, or if you would like to discuss your personal experience in further detail, please call us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) with the serial number of your personal unit. We do apologize for any inconvenience this unfortunate scenario may have caused.
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Thomas E.
Stamford, VT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/22/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Will Not Buy This Package
The package deals use to come with a transfer panel already pre wired—Not any more. Better off to order right from Generac the gent and the panel separately.
Cons: Difficult To Use, Packaging
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Donald G.
Ludington, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/25/17
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
I received the generator in good condition and it appears to be a quality product but I haven't gotten it installed because the 3 installers that I requested have yet to call. So I have a machine here and have it it position but no wait to test it. I have called many local electricians but they do not respond to my calls. My advice to anyone wanting to purchase one would be to have a contract in hand before buying.
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Very sorry to hear that you're having issues finding an installer in your area. You can also use the Generac Dealer Locator to find installers in your area.
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Larry C.
So Cal, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/27/17
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Value, Easy To Set Up. Works Flawless.
Needed a good home generator for emergencies. Selected the 9 kw to power up most of the house. The included auto transfer switch was just right. Set up was fairly straight forward and programming was simple. Worked perfect first time . No problems.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Larry Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Larry's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
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"Ordered on a Sunday afternoon, online. Delivered to CA on Friday. With all the extra parts too!"
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William A.
Clarence, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/26/17
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Make Sure To Use A Generac Consulant Prior To Ordering
I would recommend speaking to a consultant prior to ordering. The Generac we ordered and received will not generate enough amps to cover our needs. I answered the questions on line and the unit I ordered was recommended to supply coverage, We are very satisfied with the unit and installation, but, just would recommend you speak to a consultant to insure you are receiving the unit to meet your needs.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again
William Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
While we try to provide tools that let you size a generator for your home, we always suggest consulting with an electrician prior to making your purpose.
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Al H.
Los Angeles, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/6/17
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Model 7030 Generac
Very quiet, client was very pleased.
Pros: Durable, Quiet
Al Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Al's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
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"Great experience."
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Richard H.
Poolesville, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/30/17
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
9 Kw Generator And Transfer Switch
The product is fine.
Pros: Light Weight
Cons: Bad Instructions
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