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38kW Protector QS

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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 4 out of 5 by from Too early to tell but looks promising We installed the 38KW machine from the QS series of standby generators. The installation is about a week old at the time of this review and hence the 4-star qualified review. What we can say is that the local company (dealer and installer) we dealt with was excellent. From the time of first inquiry and quotation from the company, they consistently delivered on time and as promised. The quality of their work is superb. We have only had the generator running for about 5 minutes when the machine was started at completion of the installation. The test manually detached the power company service causing the generator to start and pick up the electrical load for the house. This the generator did with apparent ease. It started and came up to speed within a minute of so, picked up the house load and ran for another few minutes when the electrical power service to the house was manually switched back to the power company. The generator ran for another five minutes or so with no load in a cool-down mode and then shut down. The generator is surprisingly quiet when running under load. House guests were unaware that the generator had started and run. In the best of worlds we will never have an outage. We live in a cold winter location in a semi-rural setting with no alternative to electricity as a power source for the house. But we now have the comfort of knowing that if we do have an outage that the generator will provide for full coverage of our electrical needs.
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It worked as described The morning after the install the power went out for 5 1/2 hours. Unit came on and performed as we were told it would.
Date published: 2020-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will power my whole house Suggest making the color available in green to match landscaping.
Date published: 2020-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Generac 38kw I have a 6800 square foot home. 6 central a/c and heating units. Pool and spa. 2 refrigerators and 2 freezers. Has no problems running everything in home. Cannot hear unit run in home. Its sits on 7 foot stand over wooden fence. Everyone passing down street sees the Generac unit. I get more people ringing my door bell asking me about my Generac Generator. I tell them this the best purchase I ever had made. Have no problems what so ever. Thanks.
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent performance Had it installed about a month before Hurricane Laura. We had 3 families living here for a little over a week until the electricity came back on. It worked flawlessly as expected. Thanks for helping my family keep the everyday things we take for granted.
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great...Very Quiet I had the Generac 38KW QS installed by McQuage Electric. The unit is much quieter than the 25KW Generac we had before. Also, would like to recommend Troy McQuage w/ McQuage Electric for the installation. He was slightly higher than two other bids but his professionalism was well worth the difference. He did exactly what he said he would do, when he said he would do it and also required they get a permit...something that I wanted anyway. Total professionals! Would highly recommend them to any of my friends.
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just purchased Have only seen it run on start-up, but it worked smoothly/flawlessly. Plenty of power - not as loud as I feared - not much more than the air conditioning. There is a strong propane gas smell, so I am glad the siting is 6 feet from the house with open air. Easy hands-free operation - will only require annual check-up. Looking forward to my first Florida power outage :)
Date published: 2020-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent in all respects The local Generac distributor, Anderson-York (with whom we've been customers for over 15 years) as always did a superb job.
Date published: 2020-08-08
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