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17/16 kW Generac Air-Cooled Standby Generator

GENERAC-5873

The generator experts present the #1 selling automatic standby generator for 24/7 automatic power protection. Choose what you would like to backup, so you can keep your life going without disruption. ... read more

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GENERAC-5873 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 133.
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Features

The generator experts present the #1 selling automatic standby generator for 24/7 automatic power protection. Choose what you would like to backup, so you can keep your life going without disruption. Unlike a portable generator that requires frequent refueling, the automatic standby generator runs on existing natural gas or LP fuel. The Generac OHVI® engine is designed for extended run times - up to 3,000 hours of service with proper maintenance and typical usage. Generac automatic standby generators include a pre-wired EZ switch and wiring kit that provides the easiest and most cost effective installation available on the market. The programmable, automatic weekly self-test means you can be confident that the generator is ready to automatically power up when the power goes out, UL Listed.

Additional Features

  • If the power ever goes out, your Generac standby generator system goes on - automatically - protecting you and your home 24/7 the engine runs on existing natural gas or LP for a continuous, worry-free fuel supply
  • Generac OHVI engine is designed specifically for generator use and extended operation with a two year, 200 hour service interval, your Generac generator will be easy to maintain and last for years to come
  • Patented, Quiet-Test features an ultra-quiet, neighborhood-friendly self-test that you can schedule whenever you choose with user friendly digital controls
  • Includes a 100 Amp pre-wired EZ switch with 16 circuits, wiring kit, flexible fuel line, and composite mounting pad - for the most cost effective and easiest installation available also features an external GFCI outlet for outdoor power needs
Specifications
Included Accessories: Composite mounting pad, pre-wired whips, flexible fuel line, manual, installation guide, keys
Acme Tools Brand Name: GENERAC
Acme Tools Part Number: 5873
Acme Tools Supplier Bullet 1: In Store Pick up Pricing may vary.
Assembled Weight (lbs): 435
Automatic Idle Control: Yes
Automatic Transfer Switch Included: Yes
Automatic Voltage Regulation: Yes
Battery Charger With Cables: Yes
CSA Certified: No
Color / Finish: Bisque / Steel
Control Switch Specs - Start/Stop Control: Auto/Manual/Off
Cord Set: No
Country of Origin: USA
Current Range (A): 141.6/70.8LPG 133.3/66.6NG
ETL Listed: No
Engine Cooling System: Air Cooled
Engine Displacement (cc): 992
Engine: Generac
Engine Start-Up Type: Automatic Override
Exercise Cycle: Yes
Frame Material: Steel
Fuel Consumption Using Full Load Per Hour: 261
Generator Specs - Engine/Alternator: Yes
Generator Specs - Rated Power: 17000
Height (in): 29
Hour Meter: Yes
Internet Product Code (IPC): FAA978C4686
Length (in): 48
Low Oil Shut Down: Yes
Number of Protected Circuits: 16
Overload Protection: Yes
Package Contents: Automatic Standby Generator with 100 Amp pre-wired Automatic Transfer Switch, outdoor connection box, pre-wired conduits, flexible fuel line connector and composite mounting pad
Package Weight: 520
Rated Wattage: 17000
Recommended Oil & Capacity: SAE 30 above 40°F, 10W-30 40°F to 10°F, synthetic 5W-30 below 10°F, 1.7 qt
Response Time (s): 25
Sound Decibels (dB): 66
Standby Generator Fuel Type: Liquid Propane Or Natural Gas
Surged Wattage: 17000
Transfer Switch Specs - Current Rating: 100
Transfer Switch Specs - UL Approved: Yes
Transfer Switch Specs - Voltage Rating: 250
UL Listed: Yes
Voltage Rating: 120/240V
Warranty: 3-year limited
Weight (lbs): 445
Width (in): 12.5
Internal Supplier Part #: 5873
MFG Model # (Series): 5873
MFG Part # (OEM): 5873
Product Name: 17/16 kW Generac Air-Cooled Standby Generator
UPC: 696471058734
Top Rated: 4.8
Acme Tools Air Shipment Restricted: N
Acme Tools Prop65 Compliant: N
Acme Tools Carb Compliant: N
Customer Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The unit has come to our rescue many times When there have been power outages in our neihborhood, either caused by weather or by power company work, the unit has been very dependable. But twice since last October, the battery charger has failed to maintain the battery. This has caused some concern since it points toward a generic issue that needs to be solved to insure the continued dependability I have expected. The unit is currently waiting service for this problem.
Date published: 2014-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comact in size and is what I chase to keep my electric running at the worst times Just recently installed one at my home and I alm firmiliar with the Genereacts. Had a 11KW installed at my home in Maine and a 17KW at the Jersey Home. It saved my electric during the outages in Maine and I am sure that it will do the same here.
Date published: 2014-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sometimes it is all what it's cracked up to be! Purchased my Generac Guardian 17KW with the 100 amp 16 circuit transfer switch. Upon arrival of the unit I was first struck by the quality of the parts and by the overall good looks of the generator. I knew it would be an ambitious DIY project going into it but I must say that any questions I had related to installation or startup were handled very professionally by the support team at Generac. I am more than pleased with the output as it runs my whole house including a central air unit. The peace of mind that comes along with owning this is a beautiful thing! Understand that if you're looking to do this on your own, it does require some electrical and plumbing skills. Either way you install it, you need this!
Date published: 2014-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is Great! Our local Dealer sold and installed a system. We could not be happier with the product, value, and the professionalism by the dealer with the installation!
Date published: 2014-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is exactly what I wanted. I am very pleased with the Generac Guardian 11kw generator that I purchase from Boyland Electric, Laytonsville, MD. The installation and set up went very smoothly. Justin was the employee that set up the installation and was very helpful in identifying which circuits that I needed. From the very beginning, I found this company, represented by Dan Turner, to exercise a genuine care and concern and provided just what I needed. The product is simple to understand and has a nice appearance. I felt no sales pressure as the product speaks for itself. Wish I had done 30 years ago.
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Generac Owner Had my 17KW Home unit installed this morning. Tested and it kicked right on. Running entire house including AC and Hot Tub. I can finally rest easy during the storm season.
Date published: 2014-06-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Upset with company I have been waiting for a replacement flex pipe for over a month...it's been on back order. What's the point in having a generator that doesn't work?? Totally unacceptable. I would have rated this higher had the necessary part been available and I'd highly recommend my sales/installer company but his hands are tied.
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Running now! Best home investment I ever made. My power is out right now, but the generator kicked in and we're still watching tv with the AC on!
Date published: 2014-05-21
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