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38kW Protector QS

Model #RG038

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Generac Protector 38kW QS Standby Generator

Automatic Backup Power For Large or Custom Homes
Looking to back up your entire home, or more items than usual? Consider the Protector 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.

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 optional 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 1 out of 5 by from Too many problems. Too many delays. Still not operational because of poor installation that would not pass City of HOUSTON Inspections. Passed on t Still not operational because gas meter has not been upgraded( part of your responsibility under contract). Thourghly disgusted with frequent requirements to turn electricity and gas off due to failure to pass inspections. What a mess! Wish all the SuperCenter and Generac high ups had to experience this so they would place more value on customer convenience and satisfaction . Any hope for getting us up and running???
Date published: 2020-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality and value for the money The 38 kW generator is ideal for large home installation. Once wired into the new transfer switch and tested it started quickly and was able to assume the entire house load with out a wimper. Much credit must be given to the quite professional installation team from Trademark Electric (all of 6 of them) who did what seemed was the impossible and completing the removal of an old generator and transfer switch and installation of the new equipment in less than 5 hours!
Date published: 2020-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality made! Installed by my utility company. Great reviews! Extremely quite.
Date published: 2020-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my second Generac which should tell you all you need to know. I have been very satisfied with this product. The American Electrical staff and install technician have been very efficient and professional in helping me through the sale and installation process of my Generac generator. I highly recommend Generac generators and American Electrical to anyone in need of a generator and/or any electrical work.
Date published: 2019-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Provides peace of mind Will help immensely with power outages during hurricanes.
Date published: 2019-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, reliable, and quiet Very happy with PowerSource for installing the device. Turn key and flawless. Highly recommend the product and PowerSource
Date published: 2019-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Generator up sizing This is the 3rd Generac that we have owned. We up sized to the 38kw due to installing a larger A/C and other equipment. We have had a good experience with Generac. We have no run hours yet but based on history I have confidence that this new unit will preform as well as the others.
Date published: 2019-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features Peace of mind if electricity goes out. No Worries. Thank you
Date published: 2019-07-03
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