Generac XP6500E : A professional grade generator

The “XP” in the name of Generac XP6500E denotes professional quality grade of this portable generator. It is built with contractors and construction sites in mind. It is fitted with Generac OHVI engines which is specifically designed for generators for extended job site use. With TruePower technology, you are provided with clean electricity for the smooth operations of your sensitive electronics, tools, and appliances.

For it to be even tougher for construction sites, the corners are made of impact-resistant cast metal heavy-duty, hardened steel tube cradle. It is also fitted with a lifting eye for easy transport and security on the job site.

 

Advantages and Dis-advantages

Pros

  • Fuel gage installed
  • Clean power
  • Well built
  • 3 year warranty

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Expensive

Our Review

POWER

Packed with a whopping 8125 starting watts it is enough to start and run most of your tools and appliances simultaneously. This generator has a 120/240V selector which allows full 120v power or 120/240V power output.

RELIABILITY AND DURABILITY

Powered by the Generac’s OHVI engine, you are rest assured that the generator is powerful, reliable and durable. Generac OHVI engines are designed specifically for generators and can run for hours, days and even weeks during an outage. The low oil pressure shutdown protects the engine from damage. It outlets are covered for protection from the environment.

OPERATIONS

It has an idle control which conserves fuel and reduces noise. So because of that you get a good 11 hours of continuous operation at 50% load. I know you are wandering the starting method of this generator, it has electric start with a manual pull start as backup.  Centralized control panel gives you easy access to controls at one place.

CONCLUSION

It is a powerful and durable generator.  It was designed with contractors in mind, so it has extra features and durability that are additional cost over the XG series. It would be great if you have enough money to buy it. Click here to buy this generator and also read more reviews on Amazon.com.

Specifications

Generac XP6500E
Engine
Brand Generac
Type OHVI
Starting System : 12V Button Start w/ Recoil
HP/CC : 410cc
RPM : 3600RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown Yes
Idle Control Yes
Hour Meter Yes
CARB Compliant No
Cast Iron Sleeve Yes
Power
Rated / Maximum AC Output 6500 / 8125 Watts
Rated / Maximum AC Current 27 Amps @120 V Single Phase
Voltage 120/240 Single-Phase
DC Output
Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) Yes
Frequency 60Hz
Alternator : Brush
Voltage Meter No
Neutral Type Bonded
Fuel
Type Gasoline
Tank Size 9 Gallons
Run Time (50% Load) 11 Hours
Tank Material Metal
Gauge Yes
Overview
Battery Included
Portability Kit NeverFlat
Decibel Rating @ 3m
Lifting Eye Yes
Weight 241 lbs (109.32 kg)
Dimensions 34.5″ L x 29″ W x 27.25″ H (87.63 x 73.66 x 66.29 cm)
Warranty
Consumer 3 Years
Commercial 3 Years

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TIPS

These are some of the general tips you need consider when you buy this genset;

  •  Get a fuel stabilizer
  •  Periodically start the machine if it is going to be unused for a very long time
  • Tie units down when in transport
  •  Limitations of the genset; what it can and cannot run.
  •  To deter thieves, buy a cable lock
  • Always test your newly bought generator out before there is an emergency or the actual time of using. In that you will be  sure the machine works. If anything than that you can replace it before the warranty expires.

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