Generac Portable GP Series GP17500E Electric Start
Generac Power Systems

Generac Portable GP Series GP17500E With Electric Start

The Most Powerful Portable Generator Available
Power outages usually occur without warning. Ideally, a homeowner is prepared with an automatic home standby generator installed and always ready to go. However, if a portable generator is the only option for backup power during an emergency, Generac's 17500 Watt unit is the ultimate option, with enough power to run up to a 5-ton air conditioner or up to 16 circuits. Also an ideal choice for job sites with high power requirements.

Reliability From the Start
It’s in the engine. Because of Generac’s focus on power generation, we know how to design an engine that can stand up to the long hours of continuous use generators can be required to run. Generac's OHVI® engine incorporates full pressure lubrication with automotive style spin on oil filter for longer life engine.

Easily Accessible Controls
A portable generator needs to be ready for use at all times. Generac added maintenance reminders right on the hour meter, and the convenient fuel gauge provides at-a-glance fuel monitoring. Many portable models have controls located in inconvenient locations, making it difficult to access them quickly, especially in the dark. We gave control placement careful consideration, with comprehensive control sets conveniently located for easy access.

Output Control Panel
Receptacles are protected by circuit breakers to protect cords and prevent overloading. The 50-amp, 120/240 volt receptacle is protected by a toggle-type circuit breaker. All other AC receptacles have pushbutton-type breakers. The 12-Volt DC charging outlet is current limited to 10 amperes. 30-Amp and 50-Amp receptacles require the correct generator cables for use (sold separately).

    •  (2) 120V 20-Amp 5-20R Duplex receptacles (one GFCI) provide up to 2400 watts of power each.
    •  (2) 120V 30-Amp L5-30R Twist Lock receptacles provide up 3600 watts of power each.
    •  (1) 125/250V 30-Amp L14-30R Twist Lock  receptacle for up to 7200 watts of power.
    •  (1) 125/250V 50-Amp 14-50R supplies 12,000 watts of power
    •  (1) 12-Volt, 10-Amp outlet allows battery charging using the included clip on battery cord.

This generator's ground is bonded to the frame for use as a portable. The floating neutral is not bonded to ground or to the generator frame to allow use with a two-pole manual transfer switch. Additional grounding lugs bonded to the frame allow connection to suitable earth grounds rods where required.

Framed for Durability
The hardened steel frame gives our portable generator cradles added strength and are a premium 1¼” thick, a full ¼” thicker in diameter than competitors' models. The addition of integrated brackets and impact resistant corners on most models gives contractors rugged options ideal for job site use.

Idle Control
Reduces noise and conserves fuel for extended run-times.

Integrated Lifting Eye
For easy transport and security on the job site.

Electric Start
Battery included, provides hassle-free start-up.

Emissions: EPA/49 State, not for sale to California

Includes: Wheel Kit, Battery, Battery Charge Cable, Preventative Maintenance Kit, Product Literature.

Country Living
Comment by Jim C. on 9th Nov 2014

My Mom and Dad are both in their 80's and live in the country. With the installation of the 6551 I can rest assured that they will never be without power, heat, ac and water. this is a great unit and worked perfectly upon startup. Should have installed this a lot sooner for them.

By the way, my son-in-law also has one for his home. I live in a motorhome or I would have one also.

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