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"FREE SHIPPING - Generac Guardian Air-Cooled Standby Generator - 11kW (LP)/10kW (NG), 50 Amp Prewired Transfer Switch, Model# 6437"

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"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. 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. Battery Included No, Transfer Switch 50A w/12 circuits, Phase Single, Rated Watts kW 11 LP/10 NG, Mounting Pad Pre-attached composite mounting pad, Battery Required Yes, Enclosure All-weather steel, Engine Displacement cc 530, Start Type Automatic, Safety Alerts Yes, Rated Watts LP kW 11, Engine Generac OHVI, Amps 41.6/37.5, Fuel Type LP or NG, Engine Cooling Air cooled, Dimensions L x W x H in. 48 x 25 x 29, UL Listed Yes, Rated Watts NG kW 10, Volts 120/240, Auto Shutdown Yes. Includes 50-Amp 12-circuit prewired 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 - 11kW (LP)/10kW (NG), 50 Amp Prewired Transfer Switch, Model# 6437"

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Can the 30 foot whip from the generator to the ATS be extended

I cannot locate the generator within the 30 foot range of the existing whip. Can this be extended by an qualified electrician to 40-45 foot using a junction box and appropriately sized wiring?
asked 7 months ago
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brm1898
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The 30 foot whip can be extended up 15 more feet. It is recommended that if the pre-wired whips are too short that they be discarded and contact a certified installer or an electrician to install new wire and conduit for the required distance.
answered 7 months ago
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ProductExpert13
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Transfer switch question

My existing house has several Ground/Arc fault breakers that feed circuits that I will power from the ATS. What type of circuit breakers is the ATS listed for and can it use the GF/AF type of circuit breakers?
asked 7 months ago
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Anonymous
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The included automatic transfer switch that comes with this Generac generator is only compatible with Siemens breakers. Check with a local certified electrician about replacing breakers to follow local codes.
answered 7 months ago
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ProductExpert13
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on this generac

can it run a houseboat with 30amp service 110 volts
asked 9 months ago
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number1man
 - PeterD
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This generator would be able to supply that power to the houseboat. However it should be mentioned that this is not intended nor designed to be a primary power source, and runs off a permanent propane or natural gas line.
answered 9 months ago
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ProductExpert36
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What are the dimensions for the Transfer switch for the 6437 and how close does it need to be to the main circuit panel?

asked 1 year ago
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homefixerupper
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The transfer switch will measure 22.5" high and 15.4" wide when the enclosure's cover is appropriately in place. Also, the unit will come with a pre-wired 2 foot whip; this should be utilized to connect into the existing electrical panel. We would recommend working with a local certified electrician and licensed plumber to ensure that your setup is configured appropriately in accordance with your local codes.
answered 1 year ago
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ProductExpert41
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Can you manually start and stop this generator?

I was thinking of using it as a source of power for my ranch work shop that is in a very remote area so there will not be any "grid power" interuption to trigger the auto start/stop.
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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JB1DSR
 - Palo Pinto county Texas
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This Generac Guardian Air-Cooled Standby Generator is not designed for off- grid use. We do offer a generator that is designed for off-grid use.

Please see my recommendation below:
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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ProductExpert37
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The Guardian series automatic standby units 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. Installing this unit in a location without utility power will not allow it to perform functions such as charging the battery, and exercising.
The automatic standby generators can be manually started and stopped at the unit, but you must interact with the control panel on the generator itself as well as the transfer switch to do this. We cannot guarantee the unit will operate as desired if installed in an off grid application.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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Generac
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Is the weekly test enough to keep the battery charged?

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
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mfll
 - NORTH NJ
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The battery charger is integrated into the control panel. The battery is charged off of the T1 line from the transfer switch. The T1 line will be powered whether utility power or generator power is present. The battery charger does not feed directly off of the alternator while the generator is running, and the battery charging system does not depend on the generator’s running to operate
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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ProductExpert19
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The 10kW automatic standby generator’s battery charger is integrated into the control panel. The battery is charged off of the T1 line from the transfer switch. The T1 line will be powered whether utility power or generator power is present. The battery charger does not feed directly off of the alternator while the generator is running, and the battery charging system does not depend on the generator’s running to operate.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Generac
 - Waukesha, WI
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How many minutes does the automatic test cycle last?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
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harve
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The generator is programmed to exercise weekly for 12 minutes.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
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ProductExpert19
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The automatic standby generators are programmed to exercise weekly for 12 minutes.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
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Generac
 - Waukesha, WI
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does Mod5871generator run 100% while or adjust to usage?

will it cost less to run if fewer electrical items are used
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
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dmilliken
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This will run at 3600 RPM regardless of the load on the generator. The fuel consumption will decrease as the load decreases.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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The 10kW automatic standby generator, as well as all of our other air cooled product, will run at 3600 RPM regardless of the load on the generator. The volume and pressure required for the 10kW unit operating at full load utilizing natural gas is 156,000 BTU/hr with 5-7” water column, and while utilizing liquid propane is 176,400 BTU/hr with 10-12” of water column. The fuel consumption will decrease as the load decreases; the unit operating at half load while utilizing natural gas will need 102,000 BTU/hr, and while utilizing liquid propane will need 115,920 BTU/hr.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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Generac
 - Waukesha, WI
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Generator set 5871 (1 )what is the case size HxWxD of the EZ transfer switch?

(2) Is there a longer whip (connection cable) to go from transfer sw. to service panel? I'm unable to get with in 2' of my service panel. generator set #5861 w/ez switch
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
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Johnsr
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The EZ Switch is 29.25 inches tall, 12.5 inches wide, and 7 inches deep. When installing an automatic standby generator with our EZ Switch transfer switch, the 30 foot pre-wired whip from the transfer switch to the junction box can be extended up to 15 feet further, while the 5 foot pre-wired whip from the generator to the junction box, and the 2 foot pre-wired whip from the EZ Switch to the home’s main panel cannot be altered. If the provided pre-wired whips are too short, you will need to discard the pre-wired whips and have your certified installer or electrician install new wiring and conduit suitable for the distance needed.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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ProductExpert19
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The 10kW automatic standby generator, model 5871, will come pre-packaged with the 12 circuit EZ Switch. The 12 circuit EZ Switch has a physical size of 29.25 inches tall, 12.5 inches wide, and 7 inches deep. When installing an automatic standby generator with our EZ Switch transfer switch, the 30 foot pre-wired whip from the transfer switch to the junction box can be extended up to 15 feet further, while the 5 foot pre-wired whip from the generator to the junction box, and the 2 foot pre-wired whip from the EZ Switch to the home’s main panel cannot be altered. If the provided pre-wired whips are too short, you will need to discard the pre-wired whips and have your certified installer or electrician install new wiring and conduit suitable for the distance needed. Generac does not have any wiring harnesses or extension kits to accommodate a longer distance.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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Generac
 - Waukesha, WI
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Would Northern have available contractors in my area to install this unit (Model 5871)? I assume both a plumber and electrician are needed.

asked 3 years, 5 months ago
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NYTEX
 - Commack,NY
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For authorized technicians in your area it is recommended to contact Generac direct.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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