Generac 5500 Watt Portable Generator

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5500 W Portable Generator - 49 State

GENERAC-5939

The Generac® GP5500 portable generator delivers power for anything from emergency situations to camping trips. This Generac portable generator's OHV engine is durable enough to run for days at a time.... read more

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GENERAC-5939 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 502.
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Features

The Generac® GP5500 portable generator delivers power for anything from emergency situations to camping trips. This Generac portable generator's OHV engine is durable enough to run for days at a time. The 7.2-gallon tank lets you run for up to 10 hours at half load. The 1-1/4-inch steel tube cradles make this machine one of the most durable portable generators for sale today. Its built-in hour meter shows how long you have to go before maintenance is due. It features a low-oil level shutdown to keep from overheating or damaging parts. This Generac portable generator has four 120V outlets and a 120/240V outlet to run your tools and other devices. The outlets are covered to protect them from moisture. This generator is CARB and CSA-certified for eco-friendly operation.

Additional Features

  • Generac 5500 Watt Portable Generator gives you power anywhere its needed
  • 2-year residential-use limited warranty
  • 1-year commercial-use warranty
  • Durable OHV engine can run for days at a time
  • Generac portable generator's 7.2-gallon tank provides up to 10 hours of power at half load
  • 1-1/4-inch steel tube cradle provides exceptional protection
  • Built-in hour meter displays run time, so you know when it's time to perform maintenance
  • Low-oil level auto shutdown prevents damage to the motor
  • Features: 4 120V outlets and 1 120/240 V outlet
  • Covered outlets for moisture protection
  • CARB and CSA certified
Specifications
Acme Tools Brand Name: GENERAC
Acme Tools Part Number: 5939
Alternator Type: n/a
Assembled Weight (lbs): 180.0
Automatic Idle Control: No
Automatic Transfer Switch Included: No
Automatic Voltage Regulation: No
Battery Charger With Cables: N/A
CARB Compliant: Yes
CSA Certified: No
Color / Finish: Orange/Gray/Black
Control Panel: Yes
Country of Origin: CHN
Current Range (A): 45.8/22.9
ETL Listed: No
Engine Design: OHV
Engine Displacement (cc): 389
Engine: Generac
Engine Series: OHV
Frame Material: 1.25" Hardened Steel Round Tube
Fuel Gauge: Yes
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal): 7.2
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Height (in): 25.12
Horsepower (hp): 0
Hour Meter: Yes
Internet Product Code (IPC): 3E6B1C692BD
Length (in): 27.24
Low Oil Shut Down: Yes
Osha Required GFCI Outlets: Yes
Overload Protection: Yes
Package Contents: Portable generator, fold-down locking handles, wheel kit, and oil
Package Weight: 194
Portable Generator Starting Type: Pull
Power Cord: No
Rated Wattage: 5500
Recommended Oil & Capacity: SAE 30
Run Time @ 1/2 Load (hrs/tank): 10
Small Engine Maximum Torque (ft-lbs): 0
Sound Decibels (dB): 0
Surged Wattage: 6875
Towable: No
UL Listed: No
Voltage Rating: 120/240
Warranty: Residential 2 year limited, Commercial 1 year
Weight (lbs): 171
Wheel Diameter (in): 9.5
Wheel Kit Included: Yes
Width (in): 27.05
Internal Supplier Part #: 5939
MFG Model # (Series): 5939
MFG Part # (OEM): 5939
Product Name: 5500 W Portable Generator - 49 State
UPC: 696471059397
Top Rated: 4.7
Acme Tools Air Shipment Restricted: N
Acme Tools Prop65 Compliant: N
Acme Tools Carb Compliant: N
Customer Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what we needed Bought this generator just before landfall of Hurricane Matthew. We were able to power both of our refrigerators and an upright freezer and chest freezer. We then switched over to our window AC unit and powered our microwave and two fans along with 2 lamps without a hiccup in power loss. It worked PERFECT! Very well pleased with this generator. In fact, it worked so well, I am considering having a transfer switch installed to hook directly into the generator just to keep from running drop cords throughout the house to the different items that need power.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Customer Great product, starts easy and very easy to move around, also good on gas.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great for house power Bought this generator after last hurricane. Since then, I only had to use it once during a snow storm. Started on first pull and ran for hours without any problem. Overall a great product.
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, so far. Fortunately, we haven't had a power outage since I bought the 5500 -- Murphy's law in reverse. But unpacking, assembly and startup were simple and straightforward to understand. With the conversational directions and easy pull start, I made sure my wife could start and use it if I was away. Success. If and when we have to put it through its paces, I'll write another review.
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Solid Machine My experience with the GP5500 has be very favorable. If there was an option to give the machine a 4.5 star rating, that is what I would have rated it. Because there wasn't that option, I rated it 4 stars. I bought this generator to power essential services at my elderly mother's home in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. It performed very well in the nine days that she was without power and allowed my bedridden mother to stay in her home as she wished. I would not hesitate to by this machine again. Since Sandy, we have had a few occasions to use the machine for much shorter periods of time. It has always started with relative ease. The only criticism I have of the unit is that it is very noisy. Obviously, quiet operation is not the primary concern during an emergency situation. But it is worth noting in that multi-day operation of the unit does impose the burden of having to deal with the noise. I've purchased an extra long cable that allows us to get the machine further away from the house.
Date published: 2016-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional value for the price ! The features of this generator and the cost exceed my expectations. it will handle any of my power needs during our twice a year blackouts in my area.
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GP5500 = One tough genny. The storm: The derecho of 2015 hit southern N.J. hard and fast leaving our part of Gloucester county without power for more than a week.The high winds knocked down many large, mature trees taking out the power of nearly our entire town.Our neighborhood was without power for eight days total, one of the last to have power restored. After locating one of the last generators within 100 miles I was pleased it was of a brand I had heard of .I worried it would be under-powered but that turned out not to be the case. Up and running: I used this genny to power my large kitchen refrigerator (new), ancient chest freezer, hot water heater/ furnace (oil/hydronic) lights, TV and computer. The GP5500 ran without a stutter for eight days. I changed the oil once and refilled it when the fuel level dropped to 1/4 tank. It easily ran all night on a full tank with these loads. Preparation and use: Refueling took about 10 to 15 minutes with 5 gallon gas cans and oil changes about the same. It takes about a quart of oil. The generator is easy to move around and wheels easily over the small bumps present in my yard. It was fully assembled when I picked it up from the hardware store. After a quick read of the well written instructions, I filled the crankcase and fuel tank. Turn a switch, fuel line open... It started on the first pull. I used extension cords run to my appliances during the storms aftermath and have since added a manual transfer switch to my electrical service. It now runs all the previous loads and six ceiling fans easily. Overall impression: This generator will serve emergency power needs for my 4 bedroom N.E. colonial home nicely. It seemed to be on the loud side at first but other portable generators in the neighborhood were audible over it. Re-fueling with gasoline can be a bit of a chore but for the storms I anticipate and the competitive price of the unit something I will deal with gladly. It is finished nicely with thick paint and seems well made. If you do not mind schlepping gasoline around and the minor mess it entails this is a good emergency power source.
Date published: 2015-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to operate, start, and maintain I began my research for a portable generator that I could use at home to power several of the essential appliances in a power outage. I also wanted a generator that could used to power my travel trailer for long camping trips. After observing and testing other generators, I decided on the Generac because of price, ease of operation, portability, and reputation. The Generac 5500 watt generator easily filled the bill for both of the home and recreation requirements. It is simple to operate, easy to start, and maintain. I would highly recommend it for work, home, and recreation activities.
Date published: 2015-12-15
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