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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.

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 2 out of 5 by from Fan belt blew and generator went out within an mos of installation…. See above! Second generator install in four mos. First generator had an oil leak!!! Had to be replaced under warranty.
Date published: 2023-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Replaced old Generac with a new one Well initially mixed feelings on my new generator…..after 2 1/2 weeks of battery issues our installers got a technician out who discovered a bad wire connection which apparently occurred during the build of it. It kept draining the battery which our installers replaced twice and finally after some significant trouble shooting the problem was discovered.Glad we did not have any power outages. Hopefully everything will now work like it should. Would appreciate a Generac company customer service representative contact me to discuss the reason l had to replace my previous 36 KVW one.
Date published: 2023-06-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Product does not work New generator contractor cannot make work, it has been 6 weeks since t has been installed after waiting of 11months!! Contact us button does not work when trying to contact customer service directly . Not sure it was just the generator or the contract, Power house
Date published: 2023-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would recommend the Generac Generator I would recommend the Generac Generator. It nice to know that you will have power if the power goes out. The system looks nice.
Date published: 2023-05-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A few things to consider.... It's a little early to give a full review about the functionality and reliability of the unit since I have not had an outage yet, but here are my initial thoughts: 1. It's big - kind of an eye sore. Had I known how big it was, I would have been a little more thoughtful on where I placed it or maybe had selected a smaller model. PowerOn, (my sales consultant) was not helpful in this respect. 2. It's LOUD. Like, freight train loud. You'd think that Generac would put a muffler on it given its use in a residential setting. 3. It took 12 months to deliver. Yeah, I get the whole supply chain horse hockey we went through. My salesman didn't set a good expectation here and internal Generac support didn't communicate very well. But what really irritated me is everywhere I went (google, social media, et al) there were constant ads and promotions about buying a Generac home protection generator. How about fill your existing orders before you go on a robust marketing push to sell more generators. 4. It takes a ton of fuel to run. I have a 500 gallon propane tank solely dedicated to this unit and I'll be lucky to get 3 days of protection. We will definitely use our appliances sparingly when an outage occurs. -So that's all I have for now. I don't regret my order and I'm sure I'll be smiling when we have a power outage, but I should have done my due diligence before my purchase - that's totally on me.
Date published: 2022-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from new OK, so far, have not used it in a operational test. the auto switch is not working
Date published: 2022-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT! The only company that had a generator large enough and available for our project.
Date published: 2022-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has more features than I expected. The longer it took to receive the generator the larger it got. I was concerned that I oversized it, but when it finally got here, I was pleased. It has more features than I had remembered it coming with. That's a plus. It does just like it's advertised. I highly recommend this generator. It's well worth the money.
Date published: 2022-02-04
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