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30kW Protector

Model #RG030

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Generac Protector 30kW 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.

Can Be Installed Just 18" From a Structure
Capability to be installed 18 inches away from a structure, ideal for areas with tight lot lines.  Generac’s is the only manufacturer of standby generators to have 18” offset on most of its residential lineup.

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

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™ Connectivity
Mobile Link™ Connectivity allows you to monitor the status of your generator from anywhere in the world using a smartphone, tablet or PC.  Easily access information such as the current operating status and the generator's maintenance schedule. Learn more about Mobile Link
Mobile Link comes standard with Protector Series 22 - 100 kW gaseous models and diesel (RD) models.  The Wi-Fi device is standard on every Protector series generator except for the RG13090/RG15090 and the 130 - 150 kW gaseous models.

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 3 out of 5 by from Too soon to tell maybe Still having issues with the generator giving error codes. Waiting on replacement part to see if it corrects the issue. Also, for a new unit there are several spots of rust already showing, not sure how this will hold up for years to come. Also, still trying to get this connected to the Wi-Fi network for easier monitoring, which has not been easy. The jury is still out on our opinion of the unit.
Date published: 2024-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Recently installed Only have had the generator for a couple weeks so it is difficult to comment on quality/durability. It did function as it should during a couple of outages lasting a couple minutes each. The Mobile Link app could use some work. I could not get it to install at all. Our installer came out and got it to work after fiddling with for over an hour using several devices for something that should be fairly straight forward. Overall I am satisfied with the generator so far.
Date published: 2024-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent knowledge and service the installer was very knowledgeable and informative. he also provided additional recommendations on cellular service backup.
Date published: 2024-01-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not at all satisfied!! We bought this generator brand new and it is still not working! It ran for a few minutes when the electricians were trying to have it up and running. Unfortunately all it did was blow out most of my circuit breakers and burned up my AC motor. The electrician just left my residence saying it still will not start! We had such high hopes for this generator and it is failing miserably!
Date published: 2023-10-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed with “Upgraded” Features Purchased a 30 kW liquid cooled unit. It took almost four months for delivery. I purchased the liquid cooled unit because I was told it would be quieter; there is no noticeable noise reduction. At the installation, it was discovered that the liquid cooled unit will not connect wirelessly and I would, at added expense need to run a line to my modem. So, mobile link is useless to me right now. I have no doubt, the product will run if I loose power but I don’t think it was worth the upgrade. #Disappointed
Date published: 2023-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy. Piece of junk and lack of service The installer registered our 30KW Protector on June 26th. But could not get it to run when they simulated loss of grid. He spent most of the day on the 27th with Generac Tech support and finally got it to work on the 29th. At 6:20 AM on the 30th, the transfer switch shorted out and the Generac starting running. Despite calls to the Service Depot there was nothing that could be done. The installer took it off line and sent in a warranty claim. Today is the 10th of July. The Generator is still offline and the Installer has heard nothing from the "Warranty Company" It is completely unacceptable that a $26K product lasts less than 24 hours and service is not even scheduled. What good is an automatic full house back-up generator if it can't even run for a day and there is no urgency on the part of Generac to get it on line 10 days later.
Date published: 2023-07-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from damage Unit came with a damaged fan blade, and oil is leaking or spilled on bottom of unit. Now i have to hire a certified tech to come out and replace the fan blade since it was damaged in the factory. Unit is also throwing codes, haven't been able to start it. Their air cooled units seem much better.
Date published: 2023-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comes on when the power goes out! I live in TX where spring storms and sever winters can knock out power. On May 5th a lightning strike took out my power, in the past that would be a huge problem but not this time. Within a minute my Generac generator automatically kicked in and brought the power back on!
Date published: 2023-06-07
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