GP6500E Watt Portable,49-State
You get what is advertised
I decided that going without electricity and having the basement flood after the last hurricane was more stress than I wanted in my life. I did a lot searching on the internet for a generator that would give me the best peace of mind. I settled on the Generac 5940 GP6500- 6500 Watt Portable Generator (5940).
I paid for the tail gate service and it was delivered very promptly and wheeled up to my house. Assembly was extremely easy. I put oil and gas in it as directed, and with one pull it was running. A few weeks later I had the "Transfer Switch" installed and we killed all power to the house, started the generator, and flipped the transfer switch to the operating position. Everything we had connected (which was just about everything except central air conditioning) was powered on. We even ran water until our well pump turned on and the generator never even hesitated or appeared to be under strain.
So if we ever lose electricity again, especially for a long duration of time, the neighbors will see that we have heat, water, and lights. They will all be welcome!
Thanks Generac for supplying a product that truly is what is advertised. In today's world it is nice to see some honesty in advertising.
November 22, 2011
I loved it
I am very pleased with the unit to have a peace of mind
November 28, 2013
The generator started right up, first try out of the box. It seems to be a strong generator compared to the old one I had.
November 23, 2013
Snap to set up
At this time all I have to go on is the initial set up as I bought this for power outages in our home. If it works as nicely when we have a outage as it did in set up it will give my wife and I a peace of mind which we have not had since we bought a home in this area.
November 22, 2013
Sure is a handy..
We bought a GP 6500..Great brand..one you can trust..wouldent be caught with out one..runs every thing in our house. We have an outdoor wood boiler and runs it with no problem and runs for ever..no having to go out and fill it multiple time during the night with gas to make it thru the night
November 19, 2013
This generator powers my heat-pump,well,sump-pump and refrigerator no problem during a power outage.
August 27, 2013
Tje product will will my needs if there is a storm like sandy again
Last year after storm Sand we were without power for 13 days. I don't ever want to be in a situation like that again, Cold showers and food wasted. I had an old Volt generator that would only run 90 minuets on a fuel refill. then had to wait for it to cool down to start over again, The features of the Generac generator I purchased will run 10 hours and has an battery start. Being 73 years old that is a life saver , i should have done this sooner . I need this for the next storm. Love the product
August 21, 2013
Product did it's job right out of the box.
Took unit right out of the box, added gas and oil and one pull, started right up. Had plenty of power to power up what I needed. Ran it for six hours straight. Saved my contents in fridge, freezer and keep my sump pump running. Wife asked if it could run the coffee maker. Yep it did.
Well worth the purchase price!
August 14, 2013