Safe, Quiet Operation with Overload-Protected Outlets
If security and quiet operation are important to you in a generator, then the 7,000-Watt Generator with Electric Start is an ideal choice. Its four 120-volt outlets and single 120/240-volt 30 Amp twist lock outlet are circuit-breaker protected, guarding against power overloads and allowing the generator to smoothly send power to your appliances. And the low-tone muffler means the generator runs at a comfortable noise level that easily blends into the background.
- Steel fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge
- Locking fold-down handles and wheel kit
- Hour meter with maintenance resets
- 8,750 Surge-Watt/7,000 Rated-Watt
- Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California
Plenty of Wattage to Run a Full Range of Appliances
The 7,000-Watt Generator with Electric Start supplies 7,000 output watts and 8,750 maximum watts (for start-up of devices). It has an A/C voltage of 120/240 and a frequency of 60 hertz.
For unexpected blackouts, this is enough wattage to run home appliances such as security systems, computers, and electric stoves, as well as window A/C units and sump pumps. For construction and landscaping applications, it's enough to support large devices such as lawn mowers, belt sanders, and table saws. And for camping and outdoor events, it can run portable stereos, outdoor lights, and electric grills.
A Durable Power Supply Wherever You Need It
The Generac 7,000-Watt Generator with Electric Start is an ideal portable generator to have at home, on the job site, or wherever you need power. Its compact frame--33.5 x 26.5 x 27.5 inches (LxWxH)--is fitted with never-flat wheels and locking fold-down handles, so it can easily accompany you wherever you go. And with its hardened steel-tube cradle, this rugged generator holds up well for frequent travel, allowing you to look forward to years of operation. Plus, this model features an electric ignition for fast, easy start-up.
Thanks to its versatile design, the 7,000-Watt Generator with Electric Start adds comfort and possibility to any situation. Use it to keep your family safe and well-equipped through unexpected blackouts, add some fun and luxury to a camping trip, or make construction jobs faster and easier.
Featuring a compact, wheeled frame for easy transport, the Generac 7,000-Watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator with Electric Start provides a reliable power supply wherever you need it. A Generac OHVI (overhead valve industrial) engine delivers performance and power, while a sturdy steel-tube cradle protects the generator's exterior. For safe and comfortable use, the circuit-breaker outlets prevent power overloads, and the low-tone muffler makes for ultra quiet operation.
A Low-Maintenance, High-Performance OHVI Engine
Designed specifically for generators, the 7,000-Watt Generator with Electric Start's heavy-duty 410-cc OHVI (overhead valve industrial) engine boasts host of features. An exclusive X-Torq governor maximizes the engine's performance to keep it running without stalls. And so engine components continue moving smoothly, a pressurized lubrication system sends oil directly to critical areas.
Thanks to this full-pressure lubrication system, the engine can employ an automotive-grade, spin-on oil filter that sifts out dirt and other unwanted substances. The oil filter works alongside a dual-element air filter. Together, the two keep engine performance at a maximum and maintenance at a minimum.
Plus, this generator's sturdy, eight-gallon steel tank ensures a full 11 hours of operation at a 50-percent load, letting you relax for hours of use. And with the tank's built-in fuel gauge, you can monitor fuel levels at a glance. Generac even provides you with your first supply of oil.
This generator is backed by a two-year limited warranty.
This review is from: Generac 5626 GP7000E 8750-Watt 410cc OHV Portable Gas Powered Generator with Electric Start
For Want of a Nail, the Horse was Lost...But It Works Fine, September 7, 2011 By Dr. Terrence McGarty (Florham Park, NJ)
I use this as an office back up power supply. The basic unit works well, but beware.
For the battery starter model the battery charger is a cheap as could be. The rest of the unit holds up well. The charger is frankly a piece of junk. First the connector to the side is always coming unattached. Second, the battery charger breaks at the connector interface making it unusable. Then when you ask Generac for a replacement they send you to dealers who have no idea what you are asking for since it is not part of the product.
It is a shame that so much good engineering is spoiled by some incompetent decision to put a cheap part in a critical path and then to disregard the customer totally. Then again it is American engineering. Perhaps a Japanese product would pay attention to detail. It is detail that counts.
Generac should also try to deal with its customers better, especially using the Internet rather than shoving the customer off to some dealer which is some fifty to 100 miles distant, and I am just outside New York City!
The solution is to get a stand alone 12 v charger and use that directly on the battery.
Now an update. We just had a 50+ hour blackout in New Jersey (October 2011) and the generator functioned like a charm. I have the unit outside, covered and away from the premises and it went for almost all of the period. Power was reliable and steady.
I used about 15 gallons of gas for the 50 hours, load was modest, but the voltage was fairly level and no surge issues. The unit is easy to start and as long as you follow directions quite easy to maintain.
The only problem running is to have adequate fuel supply and I had to top it off about ever six hours. I use it to run 6 circuits, 2 20W and four 15 W circuits, two of which were done for repairs on the loads so I used only four.
It is a bit noisy but it is a motor generator set. Noise inside is modest and there were no complaints, but near the unit the noise level is high.
Well worth having. Just a nit on the battery charger. I also change oil every fifty hours as well.
Well built American made generator, April 24, 2011 By Richard L Ellis Jr (Scarsdale, NY United States)
The Generac 5626 GP7000E is very well made and has never failed to start. Made in the USA, the capacity is as advertised, unlike foreign made units who over promise on size. The Generac engine is very reliable.
Excellent Portable Generator, November 13, 2010 By Mark J. Brunet (Lowville, NY USA)
Delivery of the Generac GP7000E was fast and the curbside delivery by the carrier was excellent. They brought the generator up onto my front porch. (not something they do all the time). The generator is sturdy and well made. As a handyman I liked the fact that most of the important maintenance parts are easily assessable (oil filter, spark plug etc.)
Some assembly is required for the frame (handles, wheels etc.). The diagrams were hard to read mainly because some important illustrations are head on drawings rather than showing front and rear). However it's not hard to figure out.
After filling with the supplied oil and hooking up the battery wire to the starting coil (it's tagged with a illustration in the manual) I filled it with 5 gallons of gas with a fuel stabilizer. In today's age of methanol/gasoline mixtures I feel this is a must.
I then started it up with two short pushes of the power switch.
The sound is tolerable as almost all generators are somewhat loud. I then tested it under load through my transfer switch and it did very well.
The next day I tested the recoil start. Here it took me six or seven pulls to start it. The good news though is the recoil start is positioned in such a way as it pulls straight without obstruction. This was not always true on older Generac models where the frame sometimes made a straight pull difficult. It was also easy to pull and not the strenuous heart attack pulls needed on older models.
My only complaints are trivial. I do not like the start button at the back of the machine ,near the choke , nor do I like the fact it is a black button on a black field. You can stare straight at it and not see it.
The manual leaves a bit to be desired.
Also , this machine does not charge the battery when it runs. It does however come with a 120 volt charger. This however only makes sense if you routinely check the battery. Obviously in a power failure situation with an undercharged battery it would not be of only use.
Overall I believe this portable generator is very well made and highly recommended.
I have owned and used much more expensive and more notable generators and believe it compares favorably.
Generac Generator, September 13, 2010 By jdefranc
I have noted that I "like" this item, but I really don't know yet. The generator arrived with a leaking gas tank and a fuel gauge that does not work. We found a dealer that could look at the generator and hopefully repair it. It's been three weeks now and still no repair. I do hope that the generator will be repaired soon and in good working order for us. The Generac name was highly recommended. Perhaps the generator was damaged during shipment and it may be better to purchase something like this from a local dealer.
Generac GP7000E, January 31, 2010 By Stephen E. Tharp (Yukon, Oklahoma)
Unit was very easy to put together (wheels and handles). Connected the battery lead, put in oil, gas and it started right up. Battery was charged from the factory. It does come with a AC charger for the battery that plugs into the front of the generator panel. I wish it was a trickle charger but it said to only leave it plugged in for max of 48 hours. It does have a pull start backup.
Bought it in combo with the GenTran 3028K 30 Amp 8-Circuit Transfer Switch/Power on Amazon. The manual transfer switch kit came with 25ft generator cord, plugs and everything I needed to connect to my load center. I can run 10 circuits and almost everything in my house except the AC. Ran it for about 8 hours with partial load on one tank of gas.