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Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator - 5882

Abt Model: 5882
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Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator - 5882

Key Features:

  • Transfer Switch Sold Seperatly
  • Generac's Nexus™ Controller is the most comprehensive available. The dual line, tri-lingual LCD display in English, Spanish, and French allows for easy monitoring and management of generator functions.
  • Simple field conversion from natural gas to LP.
  • Generac’s OHVI® engine was designed specifically for generators. It outperforms most competitive generator engines with an engine life that is three to four times longer and has a significantly longer period between scheduled maintenance checkups.
  • TruePower™ Technology provides clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics and appliances.
  • Sturdy, galvanneal steel enclosure with RhinoCoat™ finish for superior weather protection, modeled to withstand 150 mph winds.
  • External “At-a-Glance” indicator lights offer an easy way to tell generator status without opening the generator enclosure.
  • Added Sound Reduction with enclosures that are lined with sound reducing foam panels for further noise reduction.
  • Hour Meter monitors run time, providing information to determine maintenance intervals.
  • Easiest installation on the market and an excellent value when purchased pre-packaged with a pre-wired transfer switch, or customize your system by purchasing the generator and transfer switch separately. Composite mounting pad is included, eliminating the need to pour a concrete base.

Features:

  • Innovative Design & Prototype Testing are key components of GENERAC’S success in “IMPROVING POWER BY DESIGN.” But it doesn’t stop there. Total commitment to component testing, reliability testing, environmental testing, destruction and life testing, plus testing to applicable CSA, NEMA, EGSA, and other standards, allows you to choose GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS with the confidence that these systems will provide superior performance.
  • Solid-State, Frequency Compenstated Voltage Regulation. This state-of-the-art power maximizing regulation system is standard on all Generac models. It provides optimized FAST RESPONSE to changing load conditions and MAXIMUM MOTOR STARTING CAPABILITY by electronically torque-matching the surge loads to the engine. An unequalled ±1% voltage regulation.
  • True Power® Electrical Technology: Superior harmonics and sine wave form produce less than 5% Total Harmonic Distortion for utility quality power. This allows confident operation of sensitive electronic equipment and micro-chip based appliances, such as variable speed HVAC.
  • Single Source Service Response from Generac’s extensive dealer network provides parts and service know-how for the entire unit, from the engine to the smallest electronic component.
  • Generac Transfer Switches. Long life and reliability are synonymous with GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS. One reason for this confidence is that the GENERAC product line includes its own transfer systems and controls for total system compatibility.

Specifications:

Generator

  • Rated Maximum Continuous Power Capacity (LP) 8,000 Watts*
  • Rated Maximum Continuous Power Capacity (NG) 7,000 Watts*
  • Rated Voltage 240
  • Rated Maximum Continuous Load Current – 240 Volts 33.3 LP/29.2 NG
  • Total Harmonic Distortion Less than 5%
  • Main Line Circuit Breaker 35 Amp
  • Phase 1
  • Number of Rotor Poles 2
  • Rated AC Frequency 60Hz
  • Power Factor 1
  • Battery Requirement (not included) Group 26R 12 Volts and 525 Cold-cranking Amperes Minimum
  • Sound output in dB(A) at 23 ft. with generator operating at normal load 62

Engine

  • Type of Engine GENERAC OHVI V-TWIN
  • Number of Cylinders 1
  • Displacement 410cc
  • Cylinder Block Aluminum w/Cast Iron Sleeve
  • Valve Arrangement Overhead Valve
  • Ignition System Solid-state w/Magneto
  • Governor System Electronic
  • Compression Ratio 9.4:1
  • Starter 12 Vdc
  • Oil Capacity Including Filter Approx. 1.5 Qts./1.4L
  • Operating RPM 3,600
  • Fuel Consumption
    • Natural Gas
      • cu.ft./hr.
      • 1/2 Load: 77
      • Full Load: 139
    • Liquid Propane
    • ft3/hr (gal/hr) [Liter/hr]
    • 1/2 Load: 34 (0.94) [3.56]
    • Full Load: 62 (1.68) [6.36]

Controls

  • 2-Line Plain Text LCD Display Simple user interface for ease of operation
  • Mode Switch
    • Auto: Automatic Start on Utility failure. 7 day exerciser
    • Off: Stops unit. Power is removed. Control and charger still operate.
    • Manual/Test (start): Start with starter control, unit stays on. If utility fails, transfer to load takes place.
  • Programmable start delay between 10-30 seconds Standard
  • Engine Start Sequence Cyclic cranking: 16 sec. on, 7 rest (90 sec. maximum duration)
  • Engine Warm-up 5 seconds
  • Engine Cool-Down 1 minute
  • Starter Lock-out Starter cannot re-engage until 5 sec. after engine has stopped.
  • Smart Battery Charger Standard
  • Automatic Voltage Regulation with Over and Under Voltage Protection Standard
  • Automatic Low Oil Pressure Shutdown Standard
  • Overspeed Shutdown Standard, 72Hz
  • High Temperature Shutdown Standard
  • Overcrank Protection Standard
  • Safety Fused Standard
  • Failure to Transfer Protection Standard
  • Low Battery Protection Standard
  • 50 Event Run Log Standard
  • Future Set Capable Exerciser Standard
  • Incorrect Wiring Protection Standard
  • Internal Fault Protection Standard
  • Common External Fault Capability Standard

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Length: 48"
  • Height: 29"
  • Width: 25"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 340 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Three Year Limited

More reasons to buy the Generac 5882 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Generac 5882 is Brand New.
  • The Generac 5882 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
 
A/C Rated Output8,000 Watts
Starting MethodManual
Fuel Tank Capacity (Gal.)3
InstallationPortable
Height (inches)29"
Width (inches)25"
Depth (inches)48"
Warranty3 Year Limited
  

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Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator
 
4.7

(based on 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (98)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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  • Lights (63)
  • Furnace (60)
  • Television / radio (53)
  • Computer (40)

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    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Love it

      We switched from oil to gas in August of 2012, and had a new high efficiency furnace installed... But also decided to install this 8kw generac just because in this area of Eastern...Read complete review

      We switched from oil to gas in August of 2012, and had a new high efficiency furnace installed... But also decided to install this 8kw generac just because in this area of Eastern PA there's way too many trees within the power lines, and of course the storms in the past 2 years have put out power for several days. It worked for the first time during hurricane Sandy (power was out for 4 days). It turned on with in 10 seconds and worked flawlessly the 4 full days. Great buy and great value. It really is tough to not have electricity and the unit was great for the simple reason that we 3 year old twins.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not reliable

      We've had our residential backup unit for about four years. It often doesn't start at all in really cold weather (it's supposed to run automatically for ten minutes once a week). We have...Read complete review

      We've had our residential backup unit for about four years. It often doesn't start at all in really cold weather (it's supposed to run automatically for ten minutes once a week). We have the service people out when we notice this happening, but that hasn't seemed to help. I don't know if it's been this way since it was installed, but we've definitely noticed it in the last couple winters. We just had our annual inspection and got hit for $600 for a new controller board because the choke supposedly wasn't operating correctly. All in all, if doing it again, I would seriously look at other brands. We went with a terrific local dealer who has done a lot of work for us and our employers. No problem with the dealer. But I do have questions about the hardware's reliability. Cold weather is probably the likeliest time for us to have a power outage, and we're not confident any more.

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      5.0

      8KW Generator

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      from Brewster

      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

      I have such peace of mind with my Generac 8KW. It starts right up when the power is out. If it happens during the night, in the morning I don't even realize that my power is through the generator.

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      3.0

      Content in a storm

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      from summit

      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

      added a generator after hurricane sandy/nj - it is comforting knowing the generator will be there in a store - tiresome journey with my generator buy worth it in the long run - diane/nj/usa

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      4.0

      Good unit, but did have some issues

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      from Moorefield

      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

      The product works well. It provides all the backup power I need. It takes over automatically, tests itself weekly. It was exactly what I wanted and it works. The issue I have had is that the weekly test cycle fails and after 6 months and finally 3 support visits the control board will be replaced tomorrow. Hopefully I will have no more issues after that.

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      2.0

      Original motor failed shortly after two year warranty. Costly replacement motor.. Hope the new one works for a long time.

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      from Blowing Rock

      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

      I purchased the 8kw with a two year warranty from my electrician. Shortly after two years the motor failed even though there was oil available. At a cost of $650 a new motor was installed and I have not had to use the generator. I was told that I have a new warranty.My fingers are crossed that it will last a long time with no more problems.

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      5.0

      great

      By 

      from point pleasant beach

      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

      super engineering,this product will save my house from hurricanes with resultant flooding from loss of sump pump due to electricity outages

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      5.0

      Great peace of mind

      By 

      from Horsham

      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

      We have had our generator for about 18 months now. We lost power a few times during that period- once for 5 days. The generator gave us comfort and peace of mind. With two small kids, having lights, heat, full ability to prepare meals, and even watch DVDs during the power outage was a huge help. We felt very blessed to have power and invited our neighbors over to stay warm. The system will kick on in the event of power outage even when we are not home, giving us peace of mind that our sump pump will run and our basement will not flood. Worth the investment if you loose power often.

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      4.0

      great price, suburb installtion quiet operation

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      from york

      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

      this is a quality product..installation was quick and unit runs fine.

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      5.0

      5 Stars

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      from Descanso

      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

      Had the unit professionally installed in 2013. Works great, lost power 5 times in 2014, kicked on, ran for nearly 24 hours during one outage. Propane fueled unit. 8KW unit.

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      3.0

      Be careful in real cold weather !

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      from Au Gres

      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

      I recently learned (in early October) that my generator has not been working since Jan.22 which alarmed me. I was away for that month and did not return until mid-February. Not having any outages since then, there was no reason for me to suspect it wasn't working. I only learned about the problem when I called the installer up to schedule an annual tune-up. He told me he stopped by recently to re-start it. He said the reason is that this particular type is a one-cycle which apparently couldn't handle the extreme low temperatures we had last winter (2014). His solution was for me to exchange it for a two-cycle 11kW, which I intend to do. No point in thinking my house has heat when I am gone only to find out after busted pipes and major damage that the generator failed to work. Of course I am disappointed in the additional expense but hopefully the problem will be solved.

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      5.0

      Awesome product

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      from Du Bois

      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

      Just installed the generator a few weeks ago and have yet to see it in full action. The unit looks great, was not too difficult to install (with some help). Weekly exercise mode went off without a hitch and right on time!!! The text alert function is really cool with the mobile link unit. I can hardly even hear it running from inside the house!

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