How to Choose a Generac Generator

How to Choose a Generac Generator

Are you looking to join the Generac family with a new generator?

With portable generator sizes up to 17,500 watts, Generac has all the power options you need. Each Generac generator series has its ideal applications and usage (recreational, prosumer/home backup, commercial). Before choosing one, determine what applications you need to power and how much wattage you need.

Add up your common appliance wattages, then learn about the generators that have the power you need below.

iX Series: 800 - 2,000 Watts

Recreational

ix Series Generators Generac iX Series Generators

Generac's iX Series Generators are perfect for camping, recreational, and tailgating use. These generators are 40% lighter than a standard generator and are equipped with inverter technology to protect your sensitive appliances. They range from 800 - 2,000 Watts and pack a lot of power for their small size. Common applications for the iX Series Generators include TV, hair dryer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, computer and much more!

Popular Features:

  • Inverter Technology:A special microprocessor protects your sensitive equipment and gives you smooth power.
  • Compact and Lightweight: These generators are 40% lighter than a standard generator and compact enough to transport anywhere.
  • Flex Power for Operation Mode Options: Flex power allows you to choose your mode for smoother operation and fuel efficiency. High mode allows a larger load capacity. Eco Mode is to save fuel and reduce noise.
  • Electronic Overload Protection: Protects the circuit load so overloading will not happen.
  • LED Status Light: Keep track of your system status by the LED lights on the control panel.
  • Low Oil Shutdown: Protects the engine by shutting it down when low oil is indicated.

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GP Series: 1,800 - 17,500 Watts

Prosumer: Emergency home backup

GP Series Generators Generac GP Series Generators

Generac's GP Series Generators are most often used for home emergency backup power. These generators range from 1,800 - 17,500 Watts. They're equipped with a large fuel tank for extended run times and covered outlets for protection against the elements. Common applications of the Generac GP Series include a refrigerator, coffee maker, fan, sump pump, washing machine, well pump and much more.

Popular Features:

  • Steel Frame: Durable steel frame built to withstand tough environments or weather conditions.
  • Covered Outlets: Outlets are covered to protect against the elements or working conditions.
  • Fuel Tank: Large capacity fuel tank for extended run times.
  • OHV Engine: Long lasting engine with splash lubrication.
  • Hour Meter: Visible hour meter to keep track of maintenance intervals.
  • Low Oil Shutdown: Protects the engine by shutting it down when low oil is indicated.
  • Wheel Kit: The GP3250, GP5500, GP6500, GP6500E, GP7500E, GP15000 and GP17500 all include wheel kits for easier transportation.
  • Electric start: GP6500E, GP7500E, GP1500E GP17500E all come with electric start.

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XG Series: 4,000 - 10,000 Watts

Commercial / Home Backup

XG Series Generators Generac XG Series Generators

Generac's XG Series Generators can be used for home emergency backup power or on a job site. These generators range from 4,000 - 10,000 Watts. An hour meter and Powerbar on an LED illuminated control panel allow for easy monitoring of the power wattage use and maintenance cycles. Common applications of the XG series Generators are coffee maker, TV, microwave, refrigerator, hand drill, circular saw, and much more.

Popular Features:

  • LED Control Panel: An LED control panel improves visibility for use at night.
  • PowerBar: Allows you to monitor the power wattage easily.
  • Hour Meter: Assists in keeping track of maintenance cycles and tracks usage.
  • OHV Engine: Automotive style spin on oil filter and full pressure lubrication extend engine life.
  • Covered Outlets: Outlets are covered to protect against the elements or working conditions.
  • Steel Frame: Durable 1 1/4 inch steel cradle frame built to withstand tough environments or weather conditions.
  • Fuel Tank: Large capacity fuel tank for extended run times.
  • User Friendly Design: All of the controls are placed in one conveniently located area.
  • Electric Start: XG8000 and XG10000 are available with electric start.

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XP Series: 4,000 - 10,000 Watts

Commercial

EG Series Generators Generac XP Series Generators

Generac's XP Series Generators are perfect for a construction work site. These generators are designed with impact-resistant cast metal corners and a durable hardened steel cradle to withstand harsh working conditions. Equipped with TruePower Technology, these generators give a smooth operation with reduced fluctuations to operate your sensitive equipment. Their wattage capacity ranges from 4,000 - 10,000 Watts. Generac's XP Series Generators can power a hand drill, pressure washer, table saw, circular saw and much more!

Popular Features:

  • TruePower Technology: Offers a smooth operation with minimum fluctuations for sensitive electronics.
  • Idle Control: Conserves fuel and reduces noise for extended usage.
  • GFCI Protection: Protects against electric shock by stopping the flow of power when it's interrupted. Meets OSHA safety requirements.
  • 120/240 Selector Switch: Allows you to choose between 120 and 240 volts.
  • Steel Frame: Durable 1 1/4 inch steel cradle frame and metal corners built to withstand tough environments or weather conditions.
  • Low Oil Shutdown: Protects the engine by shutting it down when low oil is indicated.
  • All Terrain Wheels: Wheels can handle rugged environments with the never flat all terrain wheels.
  • Electric Start: The XP8000E and XP10000E come with electric start.

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LP (Liquid Propane) Series: 3,250 - 5,500 Watts

ix Series Generators Generac LP Series Generator

Generac's LP Series Generator can be used for the job site, home emergency use and camping. The generator runs off of propane fuel, eliminating the use of gasoline and creating a safer environment. These generators have a running wattage of 3250 - 5500 Watts. The Generac LP Series Generators can be used for running your refrigerator/freezer, microwave, lights, camping equipment and much more!

Popular Features:

  • Propane Fuel Tank: 20lb fuel tank made for propane use.
  • PowerDial: Control all start-up and shutdown functions with a simple dial.
  • Handle Bars and Grab Bar: Dolly-style handles that fold down for storage allow for easier transportation.
  • Never-Flat Wheels: 11 inch never-flat wheels for easy transportation on any terrain.
  • Amp Outlet: Can be easily hooked up to a transfer switch to provide back-up power to your home.
  • Wheel Kit: A wheel kit is included for easier transportation.
  • Steel Tube Cradle Frame: A rugged steel frame protects the generator from harsh environments.
  • Covered Outlets:Outlets are covered to protect against the elements or working conditions.
  • Circuit Breaker Protection: Overload protection is included on the circuit breaker.

View Generac's LP3250 or LP5500 generators

Portable Power With Generac

Generac builds powerful and reliable generators that can be used for multiple purposes. Whether you need a generator for a recreational use, emergency-home use or a construction site, Generac has you covered!

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