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Generac Guardian 16KW Home Backup Generator - 70351

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Generac Guardian 16KW Home Backup Generator - 7035-1

Provides essential circuit power protection for your home, ensuring the necessities remain powered during an outage or up to whole house coverage when paired with one of Generac’s load- shedding switches. Capable of backing up a five ton air conditioner.

*Transfer Switch Not Included

Key Features:

  • True Power™ Technology
    delivers best-in-class power quality with less than 5 percent total harmonic distortion for clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics and appliances.
  • Generac's G-Force Engines
    are purpose built, pressure-lubricated engine capable of handling the rigors of generator use, resulting in power that's more reliable and requires less routine maintenance than any competitive engine.
  • Generac's Evolution™ Controller
    features a multilingual LCD display that allows you to monitor battery status and track maintenance intervals to ensure your generator is in top operating condition.
  • Tough, Durable All-Aluminum Enclosures
    Our Rhino Coat™ powder coated finish helps make corrosion-resistant aluminum perfect for all weather conditions.
  • Removeable Front and Side Panels
    to allow easier access for routine maintenance.


  • Mobile Link™ Remote Monitoring FREE with every Guardian Series Home standby generator Allows you to monitor the status of your generator from anywhere in the world using a smartphone, tablet, or PC. Easily access information, such as the current operating status and maintenance alerts. Connect your account to your authorized service dealer for fast, friendly and proactive service. With Mobile Link, you are taken care of before the next power outage.
  • Quiet-Test™ Self-Test Mode runs at a lower RPM for a five or twelve minute test, making generators significantly quieter than other brands while consuming less fuel.
  • Generac's G-Force Engine is a purpose-built, pressure-lubricated engine capable of handling the rigors of generator use, resulting in power that's more reliable and requires less routine maintenance than any competitive engine.
  • 24/7/365 Customer Support Team standing by all day, every day from our headquarters in Wisconsin to answer any questions you might have.
  • Generac’s Evolution™ Controller features a multilingual LCD display that allows users to monitor battery status and track maintenance intervals to ensure your generator is always in top operating condition.
  • Generac generators and engines are engineered and built in the USA*.



  • Rated Maximum Continuous Power Capacity (LP): 16,000 Watts*
  • Rated Maximum Continuous Power Capacity (NG): 16,000 Watts*
  • Rated Voltage: 240
  • Rated Maximum Continuous Load Current – 240 Volts (LP/NG): 66.7/66.7
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 5%
  • Main Line Circuit Breaker: 70 Amp
  • Phase: 1
  • Number of Rotor Poles: 2
  • Rated AC Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Power Factor: 1.0
  • Battery Requirement (not included): 12 Volts, Group 265R: 540 CCA Minimum or Group 35AGM 650 CCA Minimum
  • Sound output in dB(A) at 23 ft (7m) with generator operating at normal load: 67
  • Sound output in dB(A) at 23 ft (7m) with generator in Quiet-Test™ low-speed exercise mode: 55
  • Exercise Duration: 5 min


  • Type of Engine: GENERAC G-Force 1000 Series
  • Number of Cylinders: 2
  • Displacement: 999 cc
  • 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. 1.9 qt/1.8 L
  • Operating rpm: 3,600
  • Fuel Consumption
    • Natural Gas: ft³/hr (m³/hr)
      • 1/2 Load: 218 (6.17)
      • Full Load: 309 (8.75)
    • Liquid Propane: ft3/hr (gal/hr) [l/hr]
      • 1/2 Load: 74 (2.03) [7.70]
      • Full Load: 107 (2.94) [11.11]
  • Note: Fuel pipe must be sized for full load. Required fuel pressure to generator fuel inlet at all load ranges - 3.5-7" water column (7-13 mm mercury) for natural gas, 10-12" water column (19-22 mm mercury) for LP gas. For BTU content, multiply ft³/hr x 2500 (LP) or ft³/hr x 1000 (NG). For Megajoule content, multiply m³/hr x 93.15 (LP) or m³/hr x 37.26 (NG).


  • 2-Line Plain Text Multilingual LCD Display: Simple user interface for ease of operation.
  • Mode Buttons:
    • Auto: Automatic Start on Utility failure.7 day exerciser
    • Manual: Start with starter control, unit stays on. If utility fails, transfer to load takes place.
    • Off: Stops unit. Power is removed. Control and charger still operate.
  • Ready to Run/Maintenance Messages: Standard
  • Engine Run Hours Indication: Standard
  • Programmable start delay between 2-1500 seconds: Standard (programmable by dealer only)
  • Utility Voltage Loss/Return to Utility Adjustable (Brownout Setting): From 140-171 V/190-216 V
  • Future Set Capable Exerciser/Exercise Set Error Warning: Standard
  • Run/Alarm/Maintenance Logs: 50 Events Each
  • Engine Start Sequence: Cyclic cranking: 16 sec on, 7 rest (90 sec maximum duration)
  • Starter Lock-out: Starter cannot re-engage until 5 sec after engine has stopped.
  • Smart Battery Charger: Standard
  • Charger Fault/Missing AC Warning: Standard
  • Low Battery/Battery Problem Protection and Battery Condition Indication: Standard
  • Automatic Voltage Regulation with Over and Under Voltage Protection: Standard
  • Under-Frequency/Overload/Stepper Over current Protection: Standard
  • Safety Fused/Fuse Problem Protection: Standard
  • Automatic Low Oil Pressure/High Oil Temperature Shutdown: Standard
  • Over crank/Overs peed (@ 72 Hz)/rpm Sense Loss Shutdown: Standard
  • High Engine Temperature Shutdown: Standard
  • Internal Fault/Incorrect Wiring Protection: Standard
  • Common External Fault Capability: Standard
  • Field Upgradable Firmware: Standard

Approximate Dimensions:

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

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 406 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 5 Year Limited Warranty for automatic standby generators.
California customers: Proposition 65 WARNING

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Key Features

True Power Technology/ Generac's G-Force Engines/ Tough, Durable All-Aluminum Enclosures/ Smart, User-Friendly Controls/ Mobile Link Remote Monitoring/ Beige Finish (Transfer Switch Not Inclued)

More reasons to buy the Generac Guardian 16KW Home Backup Generator 70351 from Abt Electronics

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A/C Rated Output16000 Watts (LP)/ 16000 Watts (NG)
Starting MethodAuto/Manual
Height (inches)29
Width (inches)48
Depth (inches)25
Warranty5 Years


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