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Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator - 5940

Abt Model: 5940 | UPC Code: 696471059403
Long Life OHVI Engine/ Low Oil Shutdown Protection/ Covered, Circuit Breaker Protected Outlets/ Steel Fuel Tank with Built-In Fuel Gauge/ Locking, Fold-Down Handle/ Never-Flat Wheel Kit/ 1.25 " Hardened Steel Tube Frame/ Low Tone Muffler/ Hour Meter to Track Maintenence/ Four 5-20R 120V Outlets/ L14-30R Twist-Lock 120/240V Outlet/ Orange Finish
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Special Order: 7 To 14 Day Delivery Time (details)
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Estimation zip code - 20149 edit
MethodEstimated DeliveryCost
Scheduled DeliveryJan 30th - Feb 13th$160.85
Scheduled Delivery (White Glove)Jan 30th - Feb 13th$260.85

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Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator - 5940

Features:

  • Long Life OHVI Engine
  • Low Oil Shutdown Protection
  • Covered, Circuit Breaker Protected Outlets
  • Steel Fuel Tank with Built-In Fuel Gauge
  • Locking, Fold-Down Handle
  • Never-Flat Wheel Kit
  • 1.25" Hardened Steel Tube Frame
  • Low Tone Muffler
  • Hour Meter to Track Maintenence
  • Four 5-20R 120V Outlets
  • L14-30R Twist-Lock 120/240V Outlet

Specifications:

  • Configuration/Emissions: 49-State
  • A/C Rated Output Watts: 6500
  • A/C Maximum Output Watts: 8000
  • A/C Voltage: 120/240VAC
  • A/C Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Rated 120/240 VAC Amperage: 27.1
  • Max 120/240 VAC Amperage: 33.3
  • Engine Displacement: 389cc
  • Engine Type: OHV
  • Engine RPM: 3600
  • Recommended Oil: SAE30
  • Lubrication Method: Splash Sump
  • Choke Type: Manual Lever
  • Fuel Shut Off: Manual Lever
  • Idle Control: Full Speed
  • Starting Method: Manual
  • Low Oil Shutdown Method: Low Level
  • Start Switch Type: On/Off Toggle
  • Switch Location: On Engine
  • Fuel Gauge: Built-in Tank
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Gal): 7.20
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Ltrs): 27.25
  • Run Time at 50% (Hours): 10
  • Handle Style: Folding Interlocked
  • Wheel Type: 9.5" Solid Wheels
  • Maintenance Kit: Sold Seperately

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth (Handle Extended): 45"
  • Depth: 28.8"
  • Width: 26.8"
  • Height: 25"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 184 lbs
  • Shipping: 197 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer):
    • Commercial 1 Year
    • Residential 2 Year
More reasons to buy the Generac 5940 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Generac 5940 is Brand New.
  • The Generac 5940 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
 
A/C Rated Output6500 Watts
Starting MethodManual
Fuel Tank Capacity (Gal.)7.2
InstallationPortable
Height (inches)25
Width (inches)26.8
Depth (inches)28.8
Warranty2 Years Residential, 1 Year Commercial
  

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Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator
 
4.7

(based on 209 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (166)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Home backup power (110)
  • Camping (8)
  • Jobsite (7)
  • Other (5)
  • Tailgating (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Trustworthy Generator

My husband and I bought this generator during a recent power outage. We found this generator to be reliable during the four days we did not have power. The generator powered two refrigerators,...Read complete review

My husband and I bought this generator during a recent power outage. We found this generator to be reliable during the four days we did not have power. The generator powered two refrigerators, a sump pump, a couple of lamps, and two box fans for 10-12 hours on one tank. I'm pregnant and was able to easily start the generator. It takes a little bit of strength, but nothing that I would say would be unexpected for a generator of its size. Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with this purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

GREAT GENERATOR. ORDERING PARTS VERY DIFFICULT !!!

After a lot or research I purchased two 2011, 6500e generators, one for my parents and one for my sister. Other then one generator being shipped with one end of the fuel line...Read complete review

After a lot or research I purchased two 2011, 6500e generators, one for my parents and one for my sister. Other then one generator being shipped with one end of the fuel line disconnected because of a missing hose clamp, the units seem to be great machines and well built (haven't had to use them and have only run them for a few minutes). However, we broke the AC/DC Adapter cord that keeps the battery charged, its made out of a very flimsy thin wire. Well, trying to find this simple part has proven to be an exercise in frustration and this is why I don't recommend the product anymore. Three dealers I visited don't stock it, even though I bet it has to be the most ordered part because it's so flimsy and easy to break. I can't locate the part on the generac website or on the internet, no matter how you word it, the part can not be found. My mother, my girlfriend, my sister and I have spent many hours trying to find this part. I traveled 60 miles to three dealers only to have them tell me they can't find it anywhere. And NO the AC/DC adapters at Home Depot, Lowes, Target, Walmart, and Radio Shack, even the universal ones with lots of different ends, don't properly fit the generator !! The store adapters are all 12 V and the one that came with the generator is 14V. The part is >> AC/DC Adapter, Model YP-018. (Specifics are 120v-60hz, 20W, 14vdc, 800 mA, 11.2 VA). I own a 16 year old Sears 3500 generator and ordering parts for this machine is very simple.

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5.0

Great Generator

By 

from Albany

Comments about Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator:

This generator is great and starts right up with no problem. The option to be able to pull start it is also great.

 
5.0

Great purchase

By 

from Ogdensburg

Comments about Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator:

I had to use the generator about 1 week after purchase. I had it installed with a transfer switch. It was easy to use. It supplies enough power to run my whole house. We ran it for 4-5 hours without any issues.

 
5.0

This Generator Saved My Butt

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from Tewksbury

Comments about Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator:

I bought this generator a few years ago and boy did it save my butt. I lost power last winter and had to use my new generator. Having it I was able to Heat my house and keep my refrigerator cold. I also had some lights wired too. Having this generator made my wife happy and that is what's important. A happy wife is a happy life. This was money well spent. Thank You General.

 
5.0

Great Back-up Generator

By 

from Sedro Woolley

Comments about Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator:

Used for back-up emergency power works great runs well pump and everything else needed to keep our house going.

 
5.0

Great product

By 

from Superior

Comments about Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator:

I have had the pleasure of not having to use my generator that I purchased just over a year ago. However for the first time this summer it was finally used but yet again not by me. During a series of severe weather outbreak a friend of mine last power due to downed trees. I offer my generator to him to help keep his basement from flooding. His intention were just to use it for the sump pump. He ended up running not only the pump, but his freezers, refrigerator, air conditioning units and other things. He used it for 40 hours straight and forgot he was even on a generator until he had to fill it after the first 27 hours of run time.

 
5.0

Greatest thing since sliced bread

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from Jackson

Comments about Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator:

There's nothing I can say that would even come close to doing this machine justice , bought another generator from a competitor , biggest mistake I could have made. The features, durability and quality is second to none , highly recommended this to anyone over any other brand .

 
5.0

The Power Came on Just Before We Fired It Up!

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator:

We were into a two day power outage and the temperature was in the 20's. Called ahead and paid over the phone - picked Generac because of the name and quality. Drove 70 miles and picked it up and by the time I got home I was too tired to put it together. It got down to 13, but our propane stove kept us warm - put our food outside! Got the generator put together and the power came on! Took a break, added oil and cranked w/o gas to make sure everything was oiled good and it started! Filled with gas and started on the first crank. Plugged in 2 space heaters and the truck engine heater and let it run for an hour and a half to break it in for next time. Plugged in the battery charger and charged for 24 hours to make sure it is ready to go - really like the battery start feature! Great purchase for us - we have been wanting to get one. (Your program won't let me post a 4 X 6 photo.)

 
5.0

Very happy with the GP6500

By 

from Helena

Comments about Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator:

This generator ran perfectly and powered what we needed during our last ice storm. I have 1500 sq ft and we could run our water well, water heater and lights and receptacles.

 
5.0

Great features and extremely easy to use

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from sedalia

Comments about Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator:

I bought this unit as a backup for our new home and I'm extremely happy with the investment. This is a very easy to use and maintain unit that takes care of all of our needs. Thank you for a great product.

 
4.0

Nice generator

By 

from Hartford City

Comments about Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator:

Bought this for mainly pump water and freezer during power outage. Put it together and started on first pull. Ran great. Just a little loud. Loader than a lawnmower, but worth the money. Nice to have during those ice storms. Would of giving it 5 if it wasn't so loud.

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Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator

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