GP5500 Watt Portable,CSA
Great value for the money
During the Sandy storm we used our GP5500 to run a portable heater, 2 refrigerators a few lights, TV and cable box and an occasional hair dryer. We did have to alternate some of the appliances so that we did not overload the unit.We used a 30 amp cable with 4 outlets bought separately to run 4 appliances leaving the other GP5500 outlets unused. Overall we are very happy with the generator. We really used it for only the essentials and to keep informed on what was going on elsewhere in the northeast. I would suggest the 30 amp manual transfer switch kit to avoid the extension cords, that is my next investment!
November 22, 2012
Perfect for home use.
Very easy to use. The 5500 is compact and has plenty of power. Backup my house during Sandy for 7 days. 5 gallons of gas for 10 hours , 2 fridges , heating system, water heater, electric kettle and light.
November 13, 2012
Great value for what you get.
This is the 1st I've owned. Sandy motivated the purchase. Had to go on a waiting list and Lowes came through on Sunday before. Wired it into the panel. Set-up was easy. It started right up. Had to use it for 24 hours after Sandy and 24 hours after the nor'easter (Andrea?). Powered the whole house with no problems. This generator has provided a long awaited peace of mind.
November 13, 2012
Bought this days after hurricane Irene, didn't start it until the night of hurricane Sandy. Started right away after carb was primed. Was the envy of the neighborhood because I had prewired the house with a manual transfer switch so this generator became plug and play basically running my entire house. Can prob run a few window a/c units for summer outages if necessary. Worked well with very little effort.
November 4, 2012
Simple yet powerful
A very well built generator that is simple to assemble. It is easy to use, and very compact. The folding handle is a great idea! One tough little machine!
April 24, 2013
Perfect for my use!
Set up was extremely easy - only needed to mount the tires and the lifting bar, and that took me a total of about 10 minutes. The generator started up on the second pull. It's small enough to continue to be portable (requires a two-man lift to comfortably get it into the bed of a truck), yet powerful enough to meet my needs.
My next purchase will be the transfer switch to plug it directly into my house.
April 20, 2013
this a awesome product
this a awesome generator uncrated it put the oil and gas in started on first pull... well built and quiet running.
April 16, 2013
High Quality Generator!!
Bought this generator for backup power for my house. Two pulls and its running!! It will run everything in need in my house with no strain will even run the electric clothes dryer with everything else turned off!! What more could you ask for!! Great product!!
April 5, 2013