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FREE SHIPPING - Generac Guardian Air-Cooled Standby Generator - 17kW (LP)/16kW (NG), 100 Amp Transfer Switch, Model# 6242

Item# 37247
This Generac Guardian Series Standby Generator provides peace of mind with 24/7 automatic power protection from blackouts whether you're home or away. Backup preselected circuits or the whole house. When connected to your existing LP or natural gas fuel supply, this Generac Guardian Series Standby Generator automatically kicks in within seconds of determining power loss. Plus, it runs for as long as necessary until utility power returns. You enjoy easy hands-free operation with no fueling, no manual starting and no extension cords. Add even greater convenience with a Mobile Link or remote monitoring system, Item#s 37871, 167223 and 167218 sold separately. Auto Shutdown Yes, Battery Included No, Battery Required Yes, Dimensions L x W x H in. 48 x 25 x 29, Enclosure All-weather steel, Engine Cooling Air cooled, Fuel Type LP or NG, Mounting Pad Yes, Noise Level dB 66, Phase Single, Safety Alerts Yes, Start Type Automatic, Transfer Switch 100A w/16 circuits, UL Listed Yes, Rated Watts LP kW 17, Rated Watts NG kW 16, Amps 70.8 LP/66.6 NG, Engine Generac OHVI, Engine Displacement cc 992, Volts 120/240, Rated Watts kW 17 LP/16 NG. Includes 100-Amp 16-circuit pre-wired transfer switch Generac OHVI engine is designed to run for extended periods, ensuring reliable, uninterrupted power Generac's Evolution Controller features a dual-line, improved multilingual LCD display for easy monitoring and management of generator functions, built-in hour meter and external at-a-glance indicator lights Install as close as 18in. to home as certified by NFPA standards or directed by local codes True Power technology provides clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics and appliances Quiet-Test weekly self-test mode runs at lower RPM, is quieter and consumes less fuel Sturdy, all-weather steel enclosure with Rhino Coat finish for superior weather protection to withstand 150 MPH winds Tool-less fuel conversion with swivel-action fuel selector dial allows for easy switching between natural gas and LP fuels Mobile Link compatibility for adding Mobile Link wireless remote monitoring system to receive status updates using your computer, tablet or smart phone Battery required, not included 24/7 Generac customer care support 365 days a year Engineered and built in U.S.A. 5-year limited warranty
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Questions & Answers for FREE SHIPPING - Generac Guardian Air-Cooled Standby Generator - 17kW (LP)/16kW (NG), 100 Amp Transfer Switch, Model# 6242

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Conductor size and length

What size are the conductors from the generator to the transfer switch?
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The wire sizing is located in the owners manual and will vary depending on installation location. It is recommended to contact a local electrician for more information regarding installation in your area.
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Wire size recommendations for the control wiring is located in the transfer switch’s manual. Please also note that power wires should be appropriately sized, in accordance with the output power of your personal generator. We recommend confirming wire size specifications with your local inspector or certified electrician, as local codes may vary and will supersede any of our recommendations as the unit’s manufacturer.
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What is the wire size?

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Determining the size of wire to use would be determined by a local electrictian.
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Wire size recommendations for the control wiring utilized for the unit’s installation is located in the transfer switch’s manual; the required size will vary with the distance provided between the generator and associated switch. Please note that all control wires will carry 120V or less. We recommend confirming wire size and type with your local inspector or certified electrician, as local codes may vary and supersede any of our recommendations as the unit’s manufacturer.
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how do you wire for whole house vs. individual circuits?

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For wiring configuration we recommend to contact your local electrician.
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how much lp used per hr

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On a full load this generator uses 2.57 gallons of LP per hour.
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What size LP regelator does the 17 KW need

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The generator will require a fuel pressure for liquid propane of 10 to 12 inches of water column (0.36 to 0.43 psi) at a volume of 236,880 BTU/hour. The primary regulator is not included, and should be specified by your fuel line installer using the fuel volume and pressure provided.
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The 17kW automatic standby generator will require a fuel pressure for liquid propane of 10 to 12 inches of water column (0.36 to 0.43 psi) at a volume of 236,880 BTU/hour. The primary regulator for the propane supply is not included with the generator and should be specified by your fuel line installer using the fuel volume and pressure provided.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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how close to meter does the generator have to be or maximum distance away

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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Always check local codes as some may vary, but Generac recommends the unit be at least 8 feet from the fuel source. Installing the unit close to the transfer switch and gas is always recommended.
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The 17kW automatic standby generator should be positioned no closer than 8 feet from your fuel source meter. The unit should be installed as close as possible to the fuel supply to reduce the length of piping, and should be installed as close as possible to the transfer switch. We recommend checking with your local inspector, as local codes may also regulate these distances and locations.
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 - Waukesha, WI
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does the 17kw air cooled generac generator have a battery charging system

there is no mention of this feature in your product description
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
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These units do have a battery charging system to keep the battery charged.
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what size gas line should be ran from ng meter about ten ft from generator 17kw

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You will need to check your local codes for natural gas line size.
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LP Line

The unit would be about 50 feet away from my 500 gallon Propane tank. What size of line would I need to have ran to provide sufficient fuel to the generator?
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For 30 - 130 feet a 1 inch line is recommended. But most important that you stay within the 11-14" water column required for the propane line.
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do the generac guardian generators have a block heater for cold weather starting

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Generac has a cold weather kit that fits the 992CC engine in this. This kit includes a battery warmer pad and a crankcase heater. The kit is our item #16627.
 
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