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Generac Portable GP Series GP7500E CSA Certified 5978

  • Generac OHVI engine incorporates full pressure lubrication with automotive style spin on oil filter for longer life engine
  • Single touch electric start, battery included, provides hassle-free start-up
  • Hour meter tracks maintenance intervals
  • Low-oil pressure shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage
  • Covered outlets provide added protection from the environment and adverse working conditions
  • Hardened 1 1/4" steel tube for added durability and strength
  • Fold-down, locking handle for added durability and strength
  • Heavy-duty, never flat wheels for reliable portability
  • Plug in battery charger jack keeps battery charged and ready to go


Generac Power Systems 5978 Details and Specifications

Generac Portable GP Series GP7500E CSA Certified Model 5978

Power the fun stuff or cover an emergency with a GP Series portable generator. Affordable reliability and features not usually found on basic portable models make these a favorite for home use, camping, job sites or outdoor events. This electric start model includes a plug-in battery charger jack to keep the battery charged and ready to go.

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. Includes low oil shutdown and cast iron cylinders for added longevity, features not found on every portable generator 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 modelshave 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.

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.

Large-Capacity Steel Fuel Tank
With incorporated fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times.

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

Emissions: EPA/49 State-not for sale to California/CSA-Canada

Includes: Product Literature, Wheel Kit, Battery, Battery Charger and (1) Liter Oil SAE 30

Warranty Information

Warranty - Residential: 2 Year Limited
Warranty - Commercial 1 Year Limited

Product Specifications

Model Number 5978
Manufacturer Generac Power Systems
Made In USA Yes
Rated Watts 7.5kW
Surge Watts 9.375kW
Rated Amps 31.3
Surge Amps 39.1
Voltage 120/240V Single Phase
Starting System Electric/Recoil
Low Oil Alert Yes
Idle Control No
Receptacles 1-12VDC Battery Charger Input Jack
2-20 Amp 120V 5-20R Duplex Outlets
1-30 Amp 120/240V L14-30R Twist Lock Outlet
Fuel Gauge Built-In Tank
Portability Kit Included
Hour Meter Yes
Battery Requirement 12VDC 10Ah Included
Product Weight 191.5 lbs
Shipping Weight 215 lbs
Dimensions (Inches) 27.5L x 27W x 26H
Engine Brand Generac OHV
Engine Size 420 cc
Engine RPM 3600
Cooling System Air Cooled
Frequency 60 Hz
Auto Voltage Regulation Yes
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel Tank Material Steel
Fuel Tank Size 7.5 Gallons
Run Time (50% Load) 12 Hours
Warranty Information
Consumer Warranty 2 Year Limited
Commercial Warranty 1 Year Limited
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All generators include 24 hour delivery notification and residential delivery. Liftgate service is available on all air-cooled generators and some liquid cooled units – Please call for verification. Free Shipping is curbside service only. Curbside service means the freight company will deliver to your address and lower your generator to the ground. The freight company will not back down driveways, place a generator in a building or where it is being installed. You are responsible for arranging the movement and setting of the generator.

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