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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
Availability:
Special Order: 7 To 14 Day Delivery Time (details)
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Estimation zip code - 20149 edit
MethodEstimated DeliveryCost
Scheduled DeliveryApr 5th - Apr 19th$169.94
Scheduled Delivery (White Glove)Apr 5th - Apr 19th$269.94

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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 215 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (170)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 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

right out the carton ,

By 

from kaukauna

Comments about Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator:

we purchased this unit ,removed from the carton @the job site filled with oil that was provide from Generac and fill with gasoline ,hooked up to a outside project job trailer and ran the unit for 40.o hrs even in the cold weather it never missed a beat ,I am glad to have made such a smart purchase of a high quality generator ,originally we were thinking about renting because we didn't want the headache of having to have the rental company have to fix the unit or do repairs when we really depended on electrical power .thank you, Jesse f Rose president of environmental services plus ,Kaukauna wi

 
4.0

Easy start

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator:

Needed because of ice storm power would be off for at least a week. Filled with oil and gas it started on first pull. It run all night with one tank of gas. Had quick connect at power pole easy work for next when you live in country, South Dakota

 
5.0

Excellent product

By 

from Sherman

Comments about Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator:

I like the color and paint job. It starts easily and holds a good quantity of fuel. Construction is German caliber excellent. Portability is good despite the weight.

 
5.0

Great generator for the money.

By 

from Manchester

Comments about Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator:

I purchased this generator as a backup to keep the heat on, well pump running, and refrigerator running. It was easy to assemble, and runs fairly quietly. I recommend it.

 
5.0

Great product for the price

By 

from Boswell

Comments about Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator:

This generator works great and I got it for a great price on sale. I havn't used it much, but it starts right away and seems to have a lot of power. The only complaint I have is that getting the cotter pins in for the wheels is a bit hard how they have them positioned. Other than that the generator seems to be great so far.

 
4.0

This product was not needed

By 

from Haskell

Comments about Generac GP Series 6500 Watt Portable Generator:

Recently purchased to use for the anticipated ice storm that did not come. Overall seems to be of great quality and very user friendly. Will update review after using.

 
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

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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.

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