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FREE SHIPPING - Generac Core Power Air-Cooled Automatic Standby Generator - 7kW (LP), 6kW (NG), Generac OHV Engine, Model# 5837

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24/7 automatic power protection has never been more affordable. Core Power provides backup power to 8 essential circuits within seconds of a power outage. Weather-proof composite enclosure is ideal for both coastal and in-land areas. Permanently installed standby generator runs on LP or natural gas. Includes composite mounting pad and flexible fuel line connector to simplify installation. Handsfree operation no fueling, no manual starting, no extension cords. Compact design for easy serviceability. Includes 50 Amp automatic transfer switch with 8-circuit load center. U.S.A. Not intended for use as primary power in place of utility or in life-support applications. Read the owner's manual in its entirety before using this product. Auto Shutdown Yes, Battery Included No, Battery Required Yes, UL Listed UL 2200, Start Type Automatic, Transfer Switch 50 Amp, 8-circuit load center, Mounting Pad Included, Phase Single, Engine Cooling Air cooled, Fuel Type Liquid propane, natural gas, Dimensions L x W x H in. 24 x 30 x 33, Enclosure Composite polymer, Rated Watts LP kW 7, Rated Watts NG kW 6, Engine Generac OHV, Engine Displacement cc 420, Volts 240, Rated Watts kW 7 LP/6 NG. Low oil pressure, overspeed, high temperature and overload auto shutdown for safety
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Questions & Answers for FREE SHIPPING - Generac Core Power Air-Cooled Automatic Standby Generator - 7kW (LP), 6kW (NG), Generac OHV Engine, Model# 5837

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How can I buy the transfer switch separately? I am building now and will not need the generator for a while. Thanks

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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We would not be able to supply the transfer switch prior to the generator. These would be delivered together direct from the manufacturer.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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What fuel does this item use?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
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It uses either natural gas or LP (propne).
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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jrbr
 - Chagrin Falls, OH
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answer 2
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This Generac generator runs on either LP or natural gas.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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will this 50 amp transfer adapt to a 100 amp home panel

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
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You can use the 50 amp transfer switch with your 100 amp panel. You will need to install a 50 amp breaker and run 2 leads to the transfer switch.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
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I'm "guessing" that your use of the term adapt means "be able to tie into".
The Transfer Switches act as a "sub-panel" and sub-panels can be fed off most any main panel. (I only use the term "most" because the tranfer switch HAS TO be rated for the environment it is to be installed in, which can range from oustside in the rain to a hazardous location) Main Fuse Panels must have provisions to power the sub panel.
The switch is normally intended for indoor use and has no problem being tied to the average main panel providing space is available. A "standard" installation.
A "custom" installation would be one where the transfer switch has to be located at a distance which exceeds the lengths of the equipment provided.
Even a "filled to capacity" main panel can be used because the circuits you deem as "critical circuits", to be protected by the generator, will be relocated to the Transfer Switch. This is good because you need to "free up" two spaces side-by-side for the Double Pole Breaker which will provide power to the transfer switch under "NORMAL POWER" while also providing the "sensing" voltage to the generator. This breaker is normally not included with your generator package and should not be larger than the breaker protecting the generator itself. (If the transfer switch is not part of a packge then it should not exceed the rating of the transfer switch which should be less than that of the buss.) This is for safety.
The majority of people hire qualified electricians to install the transfer switch and for good reason. There are a lot of "LIVE" parts in any electrical panel which must be avoided while you make a hole to tie the tranfer switch in through and then weave the wiring in through. Then there are sometimes existing conditions that can create a hazard. (like a loose connection, a nicked wire, a faulty electrical device or an item that just doesn't belong in there like water, a mouse or a metal object left sitting)
So the simple answer is yes. I haven't found an installation that I couldn't tie a transfer switch into.
The complicated answer is, I have had a run for my money on a few occasions. No two installations have been alike.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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Andyonymous
 - Massena, NY
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Is the transfer switch automatic ?

asked 3 years ago
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vivo
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Yes, the Core Power has an automatic transfer switch.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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ProductExpert31
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Yes. All Generac transfer switches are automatic.
answered 3 years ago
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Generac
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Can this be connected to a manual transfer switch?

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
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No, this can't be connected to a manual transfer switch.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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This unit cannot operate with a manual transfer switch. It requires an automatic transfer switch, which is included with the product.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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Generac
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Are these units intended to be installed indoors or outdoors or doesn't it matter?

Regarding Generac Model# 5837
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
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Perrin
 - New Jersey
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All Generac residential generators must be installed outdoors. They cannot be modified for indoor installation. Installing the unit indoors is extremely dangerous, due to the carbon monoxide in the engine's exhaust, which can lead to sickness and death in a matter of minutes.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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Generac
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Generators are for outdoor use and installation only. Carbon Monoxide from the engine exhaust is hazardous. Do not operate or install generators indoors.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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can an OUTDOOR transfer switch be ordered with unit ?

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
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elmbet
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The outdoor rated transfer switch must be purchased separately from this unit.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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Generac
 - Waukesha, WI
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An outdoor rated transfer switch would have to be purchased separately. Please see below.
answered 8 months ago
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Can the Core power model # 5037 7kw/LP be turned off during a power failure when not needed? From indoors?

I would like to be able to turn off the generator during a power failure when not needed, maybe at night in fair weather, from indoors. maybe at the transfer switch.
Thank you for your response.
asked 2 years ago
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The 7kW Core Power automatic standby generator can be shut down during an outage by following the section in the owner’s manual titled Shutting the Generator Down While Under Load. These steps will need to be performed both at your main distribution panel as well as at the generator to safely stop and re-start the generator. To locate a copy of the owner’s manual online, search the model or serial number for the generator here: http://www.generac.com/Service/ManualSearch/.
answered 2 years ago
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Generac
 - Waukesha, WI
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The generator can be shut down during an outage by carefully following the directions in the manual. It speaks directly to the procedure which is done at both the main panel as well as the generator.
answered 2 years ago
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ProductExpert27
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Is this a 100% duty cycle unit, ie, can it run 24 hrs a day, 7 day a week?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
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Steve321
 - NJ
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There is not a set time frame that you can expect your generator to run during an extended outage, but there are items we can recommend to ensure proper operation of your generator during an outage. First, always ensure you are having your generator properly maintained and serviced. Secondly, we recommend shutting the unit down after every 24 hours of operation to check oil levels and other maintenance items, such as the air filter. This will help make certain that the unit will continue without flaw when called upon to run for an extended period of time. After these maintenance items have been checked, the unit can be restarted. You can find further information regarding 24 hour shut down in the Checking the Engine Oil Level section of the owner’s manual that is provided with the unit.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Generac
 - Waukesha, WI
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answer 2
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There is not a set time frame that you can expect your generator to run during an extended outage, but there are items we can recommend to ensure proper operation of your generator during an outage. First, always ensure you are having your generator properly maintained and serviced. Secondly, we recommend shutting the unit down after every 24 hours of operation to check oil levels and other maintenance items, such as the air filter. This will help make certain that the unit will continue without flaw when called upon to run for an extended period of time. After these maintenance items have been checked, the unit can be restarted.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Can the generator and transfer switch be connected directly to the main panel in my home as a direct substitute for utility power?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
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4howard
 - Brooklyn
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The 7kW automatic standby generators, as well as all of our other air cooled products, are designed as a back-up to utility power only. Utilizing the unit in place of utility – prime power – will void the unit’s warranty.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Generac
 - Waukesha, WI
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Utilizing the unit in place of utility – prime power – will void the unit’s warranty.
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