Generac 6242 Air Cooled Standby Generator

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Generac 6242 17,000/16,000 Watt Air Cooled Standby Generator w/ Steel Enclosure 100A 16-Circuit Switch

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  • Provides 17,000 watts (liquid propane) or 16,000 watts (natural gas)
  • Features plateau honed cylinder walls and plasma-moly rings
  • Automatic voltage regulator equipped for +/- 1% regulation
  • Provides system status for wireless monitors & Mobile LinkTM
  • Attractive styling with lockable access doors
  • Incorporates electrostatically applied epoxy paint technology
  • Sound dampening enclosure limits sound pressure to a low 66dB(A)
  • COPIED--TruePower technology makes the generated power safe for use with sensitive electronics

If you live by the coast, you know better than anyone the effect that salt air can have on standby generators. If you want a great way to provide backup power to your home that won't succumb to salt air, consider the Air Cooled Standby Generator from Generac. This 17kW/16kW generator has an (optional) aluminum enclosure that is weatherproof and won't let any salt air into the inner workings. You can choose which fuel source you prefer, whether it's liquid propane or natural gas. Nobody likes being without their appliances, computers, tv, etc. That's why TruePower technology is incorporated; it provides clean power that is compatible with those sensitive but essential electrics. If you don't need a concrete pad, the included composite mounting pad is a nice alternative that is included. Also included is a 100 amp pre-wired EZ switch. To ensure that the 5873 is working well, it runs a weekly self-test that runs quieter and with less fuel consumption than many generators with a similar function. Don't be caught unprepared in troubled times, Generac is on your side.

Covered by Generac's 5 Year Limited Warranty. Click Here for Generac Warranty Documentation.

The 6242 includes:

  • One (1) Generac GuardianTM 17kW Standby Generator System
  • One (1) 100A 16-Circuit Switch

Includes 16 Circuit Load Center Style Auto Transfer Switch (100A)

  • 5' Pre-wired External Connection Box From Wall to Generator
  • 30' Pre-Wired Indoor Conduit From Switch To External Box
  • 2' Pre-Wired Indoor Conduit From Transfer Switch To Main Panel
  • 12" flexible fuel line and manual included

Tech Specs:

  • Model Number: 6242
  • UPC: 696471062427
  • Manufacturer: Generac Guardian
  • Made in USA: Yes
  • Brand: Generac OHVI
  • HP/CC: 992 cc
  • Consumer Engine Warranty: 5 Years
  • Commercial Engine Warranty: 5 Years
  • Engine RPM: 3600 RPM
  • Low Oil Alert/Shutdown: Yes
  • Voltage 120/240 Single-Phase
  • Frequency: 60 Hertz
  • Cooling System Air Cooled
  • Fuel Type LP/Natural Gas
  • NG Power Capacity 16,000 Watts
  • LP Power Capacity 17,000 Watts
  • NG Consumption (50% Load) 190 ft³/hr (BTU: 190,000 BTU/HR)
  • NG Consumption (100% Load) 312 ft³/hr (BTU: 312,000 BTU/HR)
  • LP Consumption (50% Load) 2.06 gallons/hr (BTU: 186,945 BTU/HR)
  • LP Consumption (100% Load) 3.57 gallons/hr (BTU: 323,978 BTU/HR)
  • Rated Amps: 71 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
  • Decibel Rating @ 7m: 66 db(A)
  • A/C Ton Rating: 4-Tons
  • Enclosure Steel
  • Mounting Pad Composite (Included)
  • Transfer Switch: Automatic (Included)
  • Transfer Switch Amperage: 100-Amps
  • Transfer Switch Style Pre-Wired (16-Circuit)
  • ATS Service Disconnect: No
  • ATS Load Shedding: Not Compatible
  • Transfer Switch Circuits: 5 - 15A/120V/5 - 20A/120V/1 - 20A/240V/1 - 50A/240V/1 - 40A/240V
  • Battery: Not Included (525 CCA - Battery Group 26R)
  • UL Listed Yes
  • Weight: 471 Lbs. (213.65 kilograms)
  • Dimensions: 48"L x 25"W x 29"H
  • Consumer Warranty: 5 Years
  • Commercial Warranty: 5 Years

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  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)

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