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Generac XP Series 6500E Portable Generator

This compact yet rugged unit is easy to transport to job sites while still packing power with Generac’s OHVI® engine.

Full panel GFCI protection is OSHA and NEC 2011 compliant.

Idle control conserves fuel and reduces noise.

Integrated lifting eye allows for easy transport and security on the job site.

120/240V selector allows full 120V power or 120/240V power output.

Electric start with manual pull start backup. Battery included.

Generac’s OHVI™ engine is the only engine designed specifically for generator use, providing the reliability needed to run for hours on the job site, and days or even weeks during an outage.

Durable construction with hardened 1.25" steel tube cradle and cast metal corners minimizes damage from rough handling.

TruePower™ technology provides clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics, tools, and appliances.

Low oil pressure shutdown protects engine from damage.

On/off switch, fuel shut-off and choke controls conveniently located on control panel.

Covered outlets for more protection from the environment.

Locking, folding handles and never-flat wheels are included.

Maintenance kit included.

Generac <strong>XP Series 6500E</strong> Portable Generator

The Power to Live. Work. Play.

Portable generators are a welcome addition to many activities at home, at work, and away. In an emergency, portable generators can provide critical backup power. They make camping and tailgating more comfortable. And contractors appreciate the flexibility portable power brings to the jobsite.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good overall Pros: Good output, reliable, starts well, good features Cons: Loud, battery cables too short, pull start cord rubs on frame Wish it had a remote start feature
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this generator is the best generator made I have owned this generator, and I have to say there is nothing that compares to it, it is quiet, well built, easy to use, overall the best purchase I ever made, well worth it, gets a 10 out of 10
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from well built product I am very happy with my generator so far. I only was able to test it out in my garage with a small load, at this point, because I, fortunately, have not lost power. Once, I get to try it out with an actual power outage, I will post an updated review!
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product. I would buy another. Have had this unit for 5 years for backup power during hurricanes and other outages. Fortunately have not had to use it much. It starts well with electric or rope pull starter. It runs steady with our without load. It is most reasonable on fuel consumption. Very solid and durable construction. The negatives, which I do not consider to be a big deal, are; Fuel valve is very difficult to actuate, fuel gauge broke off internally, rubber covers over switches fall off easily, and since it is recommended that the fuel be drained for long term storage it would be good if there was a simple way to drain it - like a drain valve. It is a very good product and I would buy another just like it if I needed one.
Date published: 2014-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ready for the jobsite Very happy with our new xp6500e, very helpful sales dealer and unit arrived quickly once ordered. It takes the abuse on the jobsite!!
Date published: 2014-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Problem So Far I have had this generator for a week now. Set-up was straight forward. Once I was familiar with the operations I gassed it up and it started up and smoothed out just fine. I did put a load on it and the auto-idle control worked fine. I ran it for 30 minutes with no issues. I will exercise it regularly as described out in the manual. It comes with a maintenance kit for the first service. I'll follow-up in a few months or after the first time we loose power and I use it for an extended period.
Date published: 2012-06-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Failures I've had several failures while running. It just stops producing electricity. The Voltage regulator and Stater have been replaced, but I'm afraid to use it because it will be in the shop for weeks waiting for parts.
Date published: 2011-12-18
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