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30kW Protector

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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
Comes standard with all Protector Series generators. Mobile Link 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

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 4 out of 5 by from Fired up the first time! We ordered a 30kW automatic standby generator for our 3400 sq ft house, and sadly the first one arrived badly damaged. We had to refuse delivery, and Generac sent out another one a few weeks later. This generator was in great shape, and after our electrician installed it and wired it up, it started on the first try. Since then it's been doing it's automated self-test each week. We haven't had a power outage since it was installed but rest a little easier knowing it's there to back us up if needed. The price for these things has shot up dramatically the last couple of years, unfortunately. Our only complaint is that there is a small shut off switch located on the outside of the unit, near the top edge, and it's very easy to inadvertently move it to the off position if someone brushes it as they walk by. If the switch is off, the generator won't run. Putting a small protective shield over it, or moving it inside the control panel enclosure would be a better design choice.
Date published: 2023-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The product has not failed when there has been a lost of power. have experienced an odor emitted by engine when in use as something burning (oil/engine running hot etc.)
Date published: 2022-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent reliable unit; noisy Installed the 30kW unit 2 years ago and it performed flawlessly through 2 hurricanes and 1 tornado. Lots of reserve for our compound with 2 houses, 3 ACs, ovens, hottub, landscaped and well lit inside. Only complaint is noise. This thing runs at over 3200rpm with LPG supply and while i like the fact ive got >1000 gallons in underground lpg, i wish it had hospital grade mufflers. While im not disturbed, its outside my neighbours bedroom. Im contemplating noise barriers and additional mufflers but have been warned about nulling the warranty.
Date published: 2022-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from looks good / works good Love the Generac, we have had to use it 3 times in the first month so has come in very handy. Did take forever to come as is the way with most everything in 2022.
Date published: 2022-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 30 KW Was toying with a cheaper 24kw unit instead of the 30kw. The 30kw covered the whole house plus pool whereas the 24 needed to have certain loads taken off. Auto exercises and seems to work like a champ.
Date published: 2022-09-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Appears good for power replacement Had our 30 KW unit installed about 6 weeks ago. Pretty straight forward for the installer until we got to the wifi setup. Probably the most complicated setup I have ever seen (and I have done IT work) and took hours to complete. In the end, the issue was our router setup, where THAT installer set selection of 2.4 or 5 gHz to AUTO. Most devices today can recognize and pick the one best suited, but the Wifi module in the Generac could not. We had to recode the router to separate the 2.4 band and then the setup went quickly. Instructions were a bit lacking although they did say to look for 2.4 gHz, just not that the router needs to be specifically set for it. The tech support team was AWESOME and spent over 1 hour with me trying to get it working, but to no avail. It took the installer talking with the house IT installer to figure out the answer. Today we lost power due to a line cut and it worked FLAWLESSLY, so for that we give 5 STARS! The phone app is pretty wimpy, only giving status information. In todays world, one would expect to be able to run an exercise mode, start or stop generator activity, maybe the engine temp, amps being drawn while running, etc. Could use some work here. And, this app should ALWAYS be FREE for the cost and necessity of this type of appliance. e.g. just like pool and irrigation controller apps. We cannot rate as to long term use and durability at this time.
Date published: 2022-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like what I bought Just installed today. Give me a few months to provide a real experience with the product. Ready for hurricane.
Date published: 2022-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the control panel on the Generac generator Great generator and looks great. Gives us great piece of mind that we will never go to darkness and have heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer Rick
Date published: 2022-02-12
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