Generac 5846 8,000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator (CARB)

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Generac 5846 8,000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator (CARB)

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The 5846 includes:

  • 1x Generac 5846 XG800E 8000 Watt Portable Generator with Electric Start, CARB Certified
  • 1x Battery
  • 1x Battery Tender (Charger)


  • Provides 8,000 watts of power
  • Emissions Certification: CARB, electric start
  • Control panel is illuminated for easy viewing in all weather conditions
  • Fold down handles and rally-style wheels make transportation easy across any terrain
  • OHVI engine is made specifically for generators, providing 3-4 times longer life
  • Physical damage is taken on the heavy duty frame tubing instead of the generator itself
  • Engine is protected from damage by low-oil shutdown
  • GFCI outlet protection and covers keep the outlets safe from damage

Whether you need power at an outdoor event or in your home when your utility power goes out, Generac's XG8000E Electric Start Portable Generator will provide you with years of reliable service. Transporting 8,000 watts of power wherever you need it is made easy with the fold down handles and rugged wheels. To protect the engine (and the rest of the generator) from physical damage, Generac cradled it in heavy duty frame tubing. Speaking of engine, the included one is an OHVI engine, designed specifically for generators and provides 3-4 times longer life. For further protection, when oil levels are dangerously low, the unit shuts down automatically rather than let the engine be damaged. Unlike many companies, Generac doesn't like leaving the outlets exposed to the elements. That's why the XG8000E features outlet covers as well as GFCI outlet protection.

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  • Residential Yes or No?
  • *Liftgate needed or no Liftgate needed. (For Jet, Powermatic and most Generac items, there is no extra charge for Liftgate service.)(Note: there is a $75** fee for this)
  • Commercial Yes or No? (If yes, please provide the business name and address of the company)

*What is a liftgate: A liftgate is used on the back of a commercial vehicle to lower heavy items to the ground. Without the lifgate option you are agreeing that you can get the item off the end of the truck. The truck driver is only obligated to get the items to the back of the truck, but in some case will provide some assistance.
**We will send you a Paypal invoice or contact you to set up alternate payment method. Upon payment, we'll release your item for shipment.

Covered by Generac's 2 Year Limited Warranty. Click Here for Generac Warranty Documentation.

Tech Specs:

  • Brand: Generac
  • Model: XG8000E
  • MPN: 5846
  • UPC: 696471058468
  • Type: Portable Generator
  • CSA/CARB model: Yes
  • Running watts: 8000
  • Starting watts: 10000
  • Engine displacement: 410cc
  • Engine type: OHVI
  • Pressure lube with filter: Yes
  • Starting method: Electric/Manual
  • Battery included: Yes
  • Low oil shutdown: Yes
  • Fuel tank size (gallons): 9.0 (steel)
  • Run time @ 50% load: 10 hours
  • PowerBar wattage meter: Yes
  • Control panel LED lights: Yes
  • Hour meter: Yes
  • Outlets: (4) 5-20R GFCI (1) L14-30R 120/240V Twist-Lock
  • Covered outlets: Yes
  • Handle style: Folding/locking
  • Wheels: 10-inch semi-solid
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches): 31.5 x 25.5 x 28
  • Weight (pounds): 250
  • Warranty, residential: 2-year, limited
  • Warranty, commercial: 1-year, limited
  • Package Qty.: 1

How To Setup and Maintain your Portable Generator

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Getting to Know the Controls and Components on Your XG Series Portable Generator

Assembling the Wheel Kit on Your XG Series Portable Generator

Adding Fuel to Your XG Series Portable Generator

Adding Oil to Your XG Series Portable Generator

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  4. What are the 3 ways to incorporate a generator into your backup power plan? (Audio Answer)

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  6. How will a transfer switch eliminate the need for a lot of messy cords? (Audio Answer)

  7. What size extension cords should I be using with my generator? (Audio Answer)

  8. What is the overall cost of transfer switch installation and how easy to they make it to use the generator? (Audio Answer)

  9. Is a 5000 or 5500 Watt generator enough to cover my needs? (Audio Answer)

  10. Is there a complicated maintenance procedure needed when the generator is not in use? (Audio Answer)

  11. What about fuel stabilizer? (Audio Answer)

  12. Should I keep the fuel tank full or empty? (Audio Answer)

  13. What about oil changes? (Audio Answer)

  14. I just need a simple installation to power a single appliance, like a sump pump. What do I need to know? (Audio Answer)

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