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NorthStar Generator - 8000 Surge Watts, 6600 Rated Watts, Electric Start, EPA Phase 3 and CARB-Compliant

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This NorthStar Generator packs more power, greater fuel efficiency and quieter operation into a new, space-saving design. Fuel Type Gasoline, Start Type Electric w/recoil backup, Dimensions L x W x H in. 25 3/4 x 21 1/4 x 22 1/4, Noise Level dB 74.5, Fuel Capacity gal. 6.5, Surge Watts 8,000, Battery Included No, HP 11.7, Low Oil Shutdown Yes, Battery Required Yes, Engine Honda GX390 OHV, Engine Displacement cc 389, Run Time 10 hrs. at 1/2 load, Gross Torque 19.5 ft.-lbs. at 2,500 RPM, Receptacles qty. 10, Rated Watts 6,600. Honda GX390 OHV engine with electric and recoil start Optional battery, Item# 42533, sold separately Four duplex 120V, 20A GFCI outlets one 120/240V, 30A locking outlet one 120V, 30A locking outlet 12VDC outlet Idle control Digital CDI ignition offers excellent starting and high-power output Full roll cage with antirip mounts prevents damage if tipped Solid base prevents grass, dirt and dust from getting into the engine and alternator V-mount vibration isolation system extends generator life High-quality 100 copper-wound brushless head with low THD for safe use with sensitive equipment EPA and CARB compliant Optional wheel kit Item# 165620 sold separately Replacement parts are available through Northern Tool Parts Department 1-800-270-0810
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Questions & Answers for NorthStar Generator - 8000 Surge Watts, 6600 Rated Watts, Electric Start, EPA Phase 3 and CARB-Compliant

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DC Output?

How many amps does the DC outlet provide?
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The DC outlet provides 8 amps.
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can this generater run or be converted to run on natural gas. Would you be able to convert?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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j1414
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Northstar does not offer a natural gas or propane conversion kit.
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Ramp up time from no load condition???

I know this gen-set has an idle control that will let the engine idle with a no load condition, once a load is sensed how long does it take to ramp the RPM to 3600? My concern would be electric motors that do not tolerate low voltage during start up.

What is the RPM during no load conditions?
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The idle control on the NorthStar Generator does not state a RPM rating when at no load. This will ramp up immediately when power is needed. The idle control function is not to be operated when the generator is being used for back up power for a home as power is always needed. The idle control is only to be used when operating equipment such as a drill or a saw.
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Duty cycle

Is this unit rated for 100% duty cycle? My main concern is since I will be using this as a back-up during a power outage it may have to run between 10-13 hrs per day for multiple days. I need a unit that is robust and reliable enough to be able to handle this condition.
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The NorthStar Generator can run continuous until the gas tank needs refilling. At this time, the generator would need to be shut off and left to cool for two minutes before removing the fuel cap and refueling. Instructions for this are shown in the manual included.
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Will this generator charge the battery when running?

asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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gbyoung
 - Richmond, VA
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The NorthStar Generator does provide a charging system to charge the battery when running.
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Where is this made? More specifically the Honda GX390 OHV Engine?

asked 9 months ago
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Jonah555
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Most of the components on this generator are US made. Some parts like the engine are manufactured overseas. The engine is made in Thailand.
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How to connect to 3-wire outlet?

My current generator plugs into a 240V outlet in the basement that is a 3-wire range outlet (c. 1993) that comes from the main house electrical panel.
With a new generator, how can I connect the L14-30 4-wire system to this outlet?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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hoytp
 - western NC
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We do not recommend using a generator to backfeed power to your house. It can be dangerous and is most likely illegal in your area. We always recommend using a transfer switch with a 30 amp power inlet box that will match the L14-30 generator plug.
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on the 8000watt generator can you operate a 120v and a 240v tool at the same time. and can it start a 30 amp compressor motor from idle

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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The NorthStar 8000 can run both 120 volt and 240 volt tools at the same time, as long as they don't exceed the 6600 rated watts. A compressor motor that draws 30 amps can be started by this unit. If the 30 amps is at 240 volts(7200 watts), the surge rating will handle that load at start up, but if the compressor motor has a continuous draw at 7200 watts, you would need a larger generator.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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This generator has electric start with recoil backup. Is it possible to use this machine without having a battery?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
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ToolmanGlenn
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Yes, This NorthStar generator will operate and start properly without having a battery.
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Absolutely Yes. The recoil start is very easy to pull and my unit (right out of the box) started on the first pull. I did purchase the electric start, but I wanted to test the recoil before installing the battery. This Honda engine is fabulous. I have the 390cc unit in the 8000.

The key switch is simply turned to "ON" to operate the recoil. Once started, the generator is ready for plug-ins as the engine speed is pre-set for proper voltage.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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JDM1
 - York, PA
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My battery delivery was delayed because of storm. According to Northstar customer support you can operate without battery however you must tape off positive battery cable to avoid shorting out. I taped both cables just to be safe.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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lebbiekitchers
 - New Jersey
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Yes, I called Northstar they told me tape off red side battery cable to prevent shorting out. I taped both battery cables just to be safe.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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lebbiekitchers
 - New Jersey
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Foot Print

Can I get the foot print of this model with the wheel kit?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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biker381
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The overall dimensions with the wheel kit installed and handles in the up position are approximately: 40.75" x 29.25" x 22.25".
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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