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

Item# 167214
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. 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, 4 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, 4 months ago
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What fuel does this item use?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
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It uses either natural gas or LP (propne).
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
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jrbr
 - Chagrin Falls, OH
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This Generac generator runs on either LP or natural gas.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
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Is the transfer switch automatic ?

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Yes. All Generac transfer switches are automatic.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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Generac
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Yes, the Core Power has an automatic transfer switch.
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Can this be connected to a manual transfer switch?

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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, 9 months ago
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Generac
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No, this can't be connected to a manual transfer switch.
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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, 8 months ago
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 - 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, 8 months ago
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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.
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can an OUTDOOR transfer switch be ordered with unit ?

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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The outdoor rated transfer switch must be purchased separately from this unit.
answered 2 years, 8 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.
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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 1 year, 10 months 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 1 year, 10 months 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.
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Can this be used to power a three wire service? If so how does the wiring change?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
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The 7kW Core Power automatic standby generator is a single phase unit, and is not compatible with a three phase system. If a three phase generator is required, we recommend considering our QuietSource series units.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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Generac
 - Waukesha, WI
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This generator is a single phase unit, and is not compatible with a three phase system.
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Does this unit have a surge power rating?

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The 7kW automatic standby generator has a maximum continuous load rating of 7,000 watts when utilizing liquid propane, and 6,000 watts when utilizing natural gas. Sizing for an automatic standby generator should be based on the maximum load you will apply to the generator, as the continuous load rating for the generator should exceed the loads you intend to run. We do not provide surge or start-up wattage ratings for this reason. As a recommendation, the continuous load rating should exceed your expected wattage and amperage requirements by approximately 20%. This will ensure proper operation and will prevent the generator from becoming overloaded.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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Generac
 - Waukesha, WI
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The 7kW automatic standby generator has a maximum continuous load rating of 7,000 watts when utilizing liquid propane, and 6,000 watts when utilizing natural gas. Sizing for an automatic standby generator should be based on the maximum load you will apply to the generator, as the continuous load rating for the generator should exceed the loads you intend to run. Generac does not provide surge or start-up wattage ratings for this reason.
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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, 9 months ago
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 - 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, 9 months ago
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Generac
 - Waukesha, WI
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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.
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