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Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator - 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

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
 
4.9

(based on 102 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Refrigerator / freezer (64)
  • Lights (61)
  • Furnace (58)
  • Television / radio (52)
  • Computer (39)

Cons

    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

      This was a lifesaver!

      By Solly

      from Yardley

      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

      During our last storm, our neighbors lost power, but thanks to our generac generator we were able to enjoy the comforts of our home. Best investment we ever made!

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      3.0

      Not reliable

      By cgrantski

      from Ann Arbor

      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

      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.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      This product is very reliable!

      By samurai2001

      from Joliet

      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

      I purchased this product in 2009 and it has not failed me yet. I love the fact that it runs on natural gas instead of gasoline, this fact makes it very reliable!

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      4.0

      This product is great to have because its automatic no need to do anything when you loose power

      By PaulaTH

      from Wilmington

      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

      works good when functioning properly. must make sure to do regular maintenance on it periodically. make sure it exercises weekly, check the battery semi-annually after the first year and manually transfer to the generator power to test regularly so you won't be disappointed later if there is an issue.

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      5.0

      I Love my Generac

      By victo14

      from Painesville

      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

      I just recently purchased a Generac Guardian generator, and can't wait for the power to go out, so I can see how wonderful it works.

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      4.0

      Happy so far

      By R J 9039

      from Saint John

      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

      I've had this unit a couple of years, and has been good. However since it has seen this sub zero temps arrive the weekly start up has not happened 3 times. I had to manualy start up the unit. with the help of my installer [ very helpful ] via the phone .

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      5.0

      This product saved our basement from flooding multiple times!

      By pieceofmind

      from Lockport

      Pros

      • Furnace
      • Refrigerator / Freezer
      • Sump pump

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

          This product has been great at keeping the basic things running in our house, like our sump pumps. Well worth the piece of mind!

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          5.0

          This product gives peace of mind!

          By flmd1966

          from Joliet

          Pros

          • Computer
          • Furnace
          • Lights
          • Medical Equipment
          • Other
          • Refrigerator / Freezer
          • Security System
          • Sump pump
          • Television / Radio
          • Well/water pump

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

              We purchased our generator after having gone thru the latest power outage in our area. I was very pleased that the 8kw Guardian model would handle my power needs and the installation was done in a very professional manner. The last time our power went out we could not get into the house...locked up tight and garage doors do not work....had to break in. Will sleep well knowing the sump pumps, fridge and freezer will be functioning. The Generac generator was purchased as an insurance policy since our power goes out 4 or 5 times a year I consider this to be a very good investment.

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By Elevator guy

              from Louisville

              Pros

              • Computer
              • Furnace
              • Lights
              • Medical Equipment
              • Other
              • Refrigerator / Freezer
              • Security System
              • Sump pump
              • Television / Radio

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

                  Have a portable generator but wanted a permanent stand-by generator with automaic operation. The unit is reasonably quiet and delivers smooth power for all of the selected circuits. Can't be beat for the price.

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                  5.0

                  Very Satisfied

                  By Catman

                  from New Providence

                  Pros

                  • Furnace
                  • Lights
                  • Refrigerator / Freezer
                  • Sump pump

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator:

                      I am very pleased with my new generator and can now relax when there is a loss of power.

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                      Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator

                      Generac Guardian Series 8kW Standby Generator

                      Discontinued


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