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36kW Protector

Model #RG036

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Generac Protector 36kW Standby Generator

Automatic Backup for Large or Custom Homes
Looking to back up your entire home, or more items than usual? Consider the Protector Series gaseous automatic backup generator line. These units powers essential appliances and modern technologies during power outages, allowing homeowners and their families to continue living life comfortably and without interruption.

What Makes the Protector Series Such a Great Choice?
Generac's Protector Series offers benefits that competitors’ can’t match. Installation flexibility and cost reduction. Sophisticated, yet intuitive controls. Quiet operation. Supported by a 24/7/365 customer support team at our corporate headquarters, and a nationwide dealer network of more than 6,000 strong.

The best liquid cooled engine packs more power into a smaller footprint - ideal when space is a premium.  The neutral styling, color and small footprint fits unobtrusively into landscaping. Clean burning, continuous fuel choice of natural gas to LP.

True Power™ Technology
Delivers best-in class power quality with less than 5% total harmonic distortion (THD) for clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics and appliances.

Evolution™ Controller
A cutting-edge, intuitive control. The Evolution controller features a multilingual, two-line LCD text display with color-coded, backlit buttons. It has received upgrades, including USB flash capability, smart battery charging, voltage adjustment, and backlit membrane pad style buttons.

5-year limited warranty, with extended warranty options available.
We are proud of our innovative product design, high quality and first-class reliability so we stand behind them with a strong 5, 7 or 10-year limited warranty.

Tough, Durable All-Aluminum Enclosures
Our RhinoCoat™ powder-coated finish helps make corrosion-resistant aluminum perfect for all weather conditions.

Quiet-Test™
All backup generators run a weekly test to ensure the system is running properly. Thanks to Quiet-Test, your Protector Series home generator runs its self-test at a lower, quieter RPM, which can be programmed to run weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.

Mobile Link™ Remote Monitoring
Mobile Link is the cellular remote monitoring system from Generac that allows you to check your generator’s status from anywhere in the world using your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Additional Features
Improved stub ups and electrical connection access decrease installation costs. All connections are dual conductor rated, and the implementation of quick connects for the control wires, completely eliminates the need for crimping or lugging.
Improved customer connection access, which decreases installation costs.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet but Control Panel Funky Our new Generac generator is now in place and runs well. It is extremely quiet for a generator of its size!! Good news!! However, setting up the generator with the control panel is a real pain and requires reading the instructions thoroughly. It should be much more simple and intuitive. More after it fires up at its first regularly scheduled test and sends me diagnostic data via the app...
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its big Got the36,000 KW because I have a all electric home with heat pump and back up furnace .I ll know more when the power goes off and I'm sure it will .
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big unit, but hopefully worth it. Ours is a larger unit, but with a little thought it is fairly easy to hide. Runs more quiet than we thought.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent generator- as expected! Great installation process - quick and professional! Two improvements could be made: 1. Set the thermostat for the optional cold weather kit to come on only when it's really needed. Coming on at 80 degrees appears excessive and 65-70 degrees would make sense and save energy. 2. The text/email messages when the machine turns off and shuts down are very useful. However, there should not be a 30 minute delay in these notifications. 2-3 minutes is understandable and much more reasonable.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Country living Best investment Living oout in the country this is the best investment we have made for our home ever.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great releaf from power outgages both my wife and myself are older and subject to get pain from heat. this unit will run our whole house including central unit. this is a great releaif and gives us a better out look on life.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied great value Very satisfied Great value Highly recommend this product
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Insurance I live in a rural South Louisiana area, and it seemed like we lost power overtime it got cloudy, or threatened rain. Bad weather was a sure power loss, so we decided to buy this generator. While a smaller Kw gen. would have probably sufficed, we have 3 central A/C units, 2 water heaters and all the lighting and electrics that a 3500sq. ft house contains, and to insure that , if we lost power while we were away,, the breaker wouldn't trip and the gen. would be running with no power to the house, worse case scenario. This one will do it, and it wasn't that much more expensive. Since the installation in Aug. 2015, we have only had 1 (ONE) pwr. outage, which lasted about an hour and a half. Almost doesn't seem worth it, but I have no doubt that we will lose power again and the peace of mind was/ is worth every penny. The installer was the owner of the company and in 100+ degree weather, he installed it by himself. All I could do was act as a go-fer! It runs about 15 min. every Wed. @ 1:00pm and hasn't used but 28 gals. of propane, including the one loss of power. Will have my old 17.5Kw. gasoline driven Generac serviced and plan on selling it, in the near future.
Date published: 2016-05-07
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