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Generac Guardian Series 10kW Standby Generator - 5883

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Generac Guardian Series 10kW Standby Generator - 5883

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) 10,000 Watts*
  • Rated Maximum Continuous Power Capacity (NG) 9,000 Watts*
  • Rated Voltage 240
  • Rated Maximum Continuous Load Current – 240 Volts 41.6LP/37.5 NG
  • Total Harmonic Distortion Less than 5%
  • Main Line Circuit Breaker 45 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 63

Engine

  • Type of Engine GENERAC OHVI V-TWIN
  • Number of Cylinders 2
  • Displacement 530cc
  • Cylinder Block Aluminum w/Cast Iron Sleeve
  • Valve Arrangement Overhead Valve
  • Ignition System Solid-state w/Magneto
  • Governor System Electronic
  • Compression Ratio 9.5:1
  • Starter 12 Vdc
  • Oil Capacity Including Filter Approx. 1.7 Qts./1.6L
  • Operating RPM 3,600
  • Fuel Consumption
    • Natural Gas
      • cu.ft./hr.
      • 1/2 Load: 102
      • Full Load: 156
    • Liquid Propane
    • ft3/hr (gal/hr) [Liter/hr]
    • 1/2 Load: 46 (1.25) [4.73]
    • Full Load: 70 (1.93) [7.31]

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: 387 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Three Year Limited
A/C Rated Output10,000 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 10kW Standby Generator
 
4.9

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (67)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Refrigerator / freezer (41)
  • Lights (39)
  • Entire home (37)
  • Television / radio (37)
  • Furnace (36)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great during Hurricane Irene in CT

      Hurricane Irene hit CT on August 28th, 2010. That morning at 7 am we lost power. The unit detected the power outage and kicked in as scheduled 15 seconds later. Then it...Read complete review

      Hurricane Irene hit CT on August 28th, 2010. That morning at 7 am we lost power. The unit detected the power outage and kicked in as scheduled 15 seconds later. Then it ran... and ran... and ran... until August 31st at 1 am. After all that time it burned through only 40% of two large propane tanks (80 gallon tanks) and it could have run another three days easily (6 days total). Since it is on propane, it is relatively quiet to the other units in the neighborhood. It was trouble free and gave very even output no matter what the load was on the unit with its 20 circuits. For a 3500 square foot home, including the basement, it powers about 65% of the devices (lights, water pump, septic system pump, electronics) and makes staying in the home easy while my neighbors either (A) went to hotels or (B) struggled with their portables, refilling their tanks every 6 to 8 horus of use. I recommend this unit as you will be hard pressed to do better.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Poor first impression; time will tell

      Unit installed and tested ok, but during several subsequent weekly tests it would not start, and showed the "stopped-alarm-overcrank" notice. The installer found that the unit shipped WITHOUT its air...Read complete review

      Unit installed and tested ok, but during several subsequent weekly tests it would not start, and showed the "stopped-alarm-overcrank" notice. The installer found that the unit shipped WITHOUT its air filter, and that the butterfly valve for the choke was damaged and had to be replaced. This took several weeks and calls, and one power outage when it did not work. This was extremely stressful, and for weeks after we dreaded the weekly tests. It has been several months now and we are hoping all is well but we were not at all impressed with this unit for the first few months. We don't blame the installer; the air filter is hidden away and there was no reason for him to question if it was there or not. Love the concept of a generator that runs on LP gas, turns on automatically, and all that simplicity, but it would take a different initial impression to give me the confidence to recommend this to a friend or neighbor. Many are in the market, after Irene.

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      5.0

      Great product... and FYI ...

      By Hank14

      from Black Mountain

      Pros

      • Entire Home

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Generac Guardian Series 10kW Standby Generator:

          My house runs on propane, so the generator is hooked directly to the propane system. It has been in place about two years and works great! Have gone through several outages, and it kicked on flawlessly. The weekly test run is set at 10:30 AM (11:30 in daylight savings time) on Mondays. I checked with the local Generac agent who installed it to ask how much propane the generator uses per hour. He said (if I remember right) it uses 3 gallons an hour. I have a 500 gallon propane tank so if I ever have an extended outage, I plan to turn it on and off over time. The refrigerator and freezer will chill back down, everyone will rush to get a shower, etc. The FYI is .. I have a checkoff list to prep for vacation trips (stop the mail, etc), and I added turning the generator off to the list. Otherwise, a days-long outage could deplete my propane tank. An owner should consider how to handle such a situation. My answer was to turn it off, others might want to have friends monitor it.

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          5.0

          Great Price

          By Earl1

          from Harrisburg

          Pros

          • Entire Home

          Cons

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              Comments about Generac Guardian Series 10kW Standby Generator:

              Sales person very knowledgeable. Service and installation has been very good. Two problems have occurred. When installed the battery that came with the generator was bad but new one was installed the same day. Since installation the internal clock isn't keeping time, however the installer will correct this problem. Have recommend the generator to other people in our community and several have taken my recommendation and have had them installed. Have lived at this location for 7 years and the electric has gone out 18 times in the past 3 years. A very good investment.

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              4.0

              Very good product

              By Ivona

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

              • Refrigerator / Freezer

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Generac Guardian Series 10kW Standby Generator:

                  Very good product. Recommed it. Satisfied with its performance.

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                  5.0

                  A great unit

                  By inkycat

                  from MEDWAY

                  Pros

                  • Air Conditioner
                  • Furnace
                  • Lights
                  • Refrigerator / Freezer
                  • Television / Radio
                  • Well/water pump

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 10kW Standby Generator:

                      We installed a Guardian backup system in 2002. It has operated flawlessly for a decade. The only maintenance has been oil changes and air filters. We have replaced the starting battery twice. We are thinking of moving up to a 17 kw unit. My only regret is that a stainless steel housing was not offered as an option.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      This is the Best Generator

                      By Modar

                      from Wasilla

                      Pros

                      • Entire Home

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Generac Guardian Series 10kW Standby Generator:

                          Well the only down side was the electric contractor I hired to install this generator. They made a 4 hour job into a 8 hour job (WTG). Other than that, the generator preforms like a dream. During the test they shut off my electric and within 10 secs the generator kicked in and the whole house had power up. When they turned the power back on you could hardly notice that the switch took place. It was smooth and quick unlike the electric contractor. Before you hire someone to install this, be sure to check around and ask lots of questions. Like: Do you know what your doing and get it in writing. This is the best though even though I had to put up with that part of it. Here in Alaska you have to get the cold weather package...a real must. I'm loving it.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Got us through Hurricane Sandy

                          By 1zondo

                          from Colts Neck

                          Pros

                          • Air Conditioner
                          • Furnace
                          • Lights
                          • Refrigerator / Freezer
                          • Television / Radio
                          • Well/water pump

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Generac Guardian Series 10kW Standby Generator:

                              After being without power for 6 days following Hurricane Irene, we decided to invest in a natural gas powered house generator. It was our best investment ever! Following Hurricane Sandy, we lost power for 8 days, and our Generac generator made it bearable. We had heat, water from our well, hot water to shower, didn't lose any food. We were taking in lots of our neighbors. So happy we made this decision. Highly recommend!

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Generac10KW Installed and running!

                              By Gregory42

                              from Pittsburgh

                              Pros

                              • Entire Home

                              Cons

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                                  Comments about Generac Guardian Series 10kW Standby Generator:

                                  I just completed the installation of a 10KW generac. In short it's awesome. I did it all myself and it works beautifully. I’d highly recommend this unit to anyone! It runs my whole house! 10 seconds after the power goes out it fires up and 5 seconds later the power’s back! If you want peace of mind in the winter or in a storm just get one!

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  This product is very reliable. You can count 19 seconds when the power goes out to when the generator kicks in. Everytime, it never fails

                                  By Chuckie007

                                  from Imlay City

                                  Pros

                                  • Entire Home

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Generac Guardian Series 10kW Standby Generator:

                                      The natural gas connection a one of the features I like. No running around with a gas can. It has never failed.

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                                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Peace of Mind ... Only change one thing

                                      By Snafflehound

                                      from Woodinville

                                      Pros

                                      • Computer
                                      • Entire Home
                                      • Lights
                                      • Medical Equipment
                                      • Refrigerator / Freezer
                                      • Sump pump
                                      • Television / Radio
                                      • Well/water pump

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Generac Guardian Series 10kW Standby Generator:

                                          My father bought a 15kW propane Generac 20 years ago in NC and it has performed flawlessly through numerous ice storms and outages. When we moved into a new home in a Seattle suburb known for outages due to downed trees on power lines, I bought 10kW Generac and have hardlined into gas lines. It has performed wonderfully for seven years through quite a few outages. Only time it didn't was when battery died. It'd be nice if there was an alarming feature that let's you know when battery is too low or that the weekly exercising it does failed. We have a son with disabilities so need power for medical reasons. Its a relief to know my wife will have power within 20 secs if there is an outage and she doesn't have to wheel one out, plug it in and keep it gassed up. Well worth the money. The one feature I'd change more flexibility in managing the power during an outage. When we had it installed, we had to choose to power either the washer/dryer or double ovens. It'd be nice to have the ability toggle back and forth during an outage and use one or the other but not both simultaniously.

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Peace of mind

                                          By justin31

                                          from Coeymans Hollow

                                          Pros

                                          • Entire Home
                                          • Lights
                                          • Refrigerator / Freezer
                                          • Sump pump
                                          • Television / Radio
                                          • Well/water pump

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Generac Guardian Series 10kW Standby Generator:

                                              This is one of the best investments i made, the shipping was fast, had my uncle hook it up who is a certified electrician only took him 4hrs and he said the electrical panel and parts were very well built. I lost power for an hr couple days ago fired right up and had no problems, exercise function works like it should I am a very pleased customer.

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                                              Generac Guardian Series 10kW Standby Generator

                                              UPC Code: 696471058833
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