Generac GP5500 is quite a reliable power generation machine that produces impressive starting and running watts. It is an ideal choice for homeowners and contractors to keep their life and work running during a power outage.
It has a powerful engine with a big fuel tank. It starts only by using a recoil mechanism, but it is quite easy to start the generator. You will only need a pull or two to turn the generator on. Also, it is highly portable and has multiple safety features.
Fuel Source: Generac GP5500 is a portable gas-powered generator.
Engine: It comes with a Generac 14HP, 389cc OHV engine with cast iron sleeve for protection.
Power Output: If we focus on power output, then the Generac GP5500 produces 6875 watts of peak power and 5500 watts of continuous power.
Fuel Tank Size and Runtime: You will get up to 10-hour runtime at 50% load on a 7.2-gallon fuel tank. A fuel gauge is there to help you in focusing the fuel level.
Its fuel tank capacity is higher than the Champion 5500-watt generator, and that’s why it gives extended runtime.
Start System: Generac GP5500 only comes with a recoil start system. Even in cold weather, you will be able to start your generator within a couple of pulls.
Noise Level: There is a low-tone muffler that keeps the noise level at 71 dB (A).
Portability: It is featured with a fold-down locking handle and never-flat tires that make both storage and transportation easier.
Weight and Warranty: The weight of GP5500 is 180 pounds. Also, it features a 2-year limited warranty.
Certifications: It is not a CARB (California Air Resources Board) or CSA (Canadian Standards Association) compliant unit. You cannot use or ship it to California.
Control Panel: The control panel of this generator is simple. There are four 120V AC household outlets and one 120/240V AC outlet. All these outlets are rubber covered for protection. Also, we have an hour meter that helps you to track maintenance intervals.
Safety Features: Low-oil shutoff sensor turns off the generator’s engine anytime when it detects lower oil levels. Also, it has a fuel shutoff valve that turns off the fuel supply and allows the generator to run without fuel to prevent stale gas related issues. Moreover, its power outlets are circuit breaker protected.
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