- Wattage (Gas): 10,000 W / 8,000 W
- THD: < 20%
- Noise Level: Unspecified
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 11 h
- Weight: 198 lbs
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The Generac GP8000E has a 420 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke engine that puts out 120/240V, runs on gasoline, and puts out 8,000W at full power and 10,000W when running. This generator can be started with either a pull-start mechanism or an electric starter that is easy to use (battery included). The GP8000E can run for about 11 hours at 0.5 load on a full tank and 7.9 gallons of fuel (fuel consumption is approximately 0.72 GPH). Because the GP8000E has a high THD (20%), it shouldn’t be used to power sensitive electronics.
Two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes and a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle are among the 5 AC outlets on the control panel.The GP8000E is ready for a transfer switch because it has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle.You can connect it to a breaker box to power your home when the power goes out.
A digital data center, which is part of the GP8000E’s control panel, lets you check on its status and activity.It also tells you how many hours it has run in its lifetime.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to check how much gas is in it.As for safety features, the device has a circuit breaker for overheating and an automatic shut-off for low oil, so you can use it without worry.Generac packed the GP8000E with the usual paperwork and owner’s manual to get you up and running quickly, as well as some oil.
The Generac GP8000E is 27.2 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 26.5 inches high.It has a typical open frame design that makes it stable and allows it to be raised above ground level.The design works well in rough places and for hard outdoor use.Even though this generator is technically “portable” in the sense that it can be moved, it is very hard to move by hand because it weighs 198 pounds.It is hard to move around, but its wheel kit (dia:9.5) makes it possible “Once it’s on the floor, it will be easier to move because of the handle that folds down.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Generac-7686-GP8000E compare to other generators with the same power output.
**Fuel efficiency is give in relative percentage, 0 being the lowest and 1 being the highest value. Please see below specification table for actual value.
|420 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke
|AC: 120/240V 60 Hz
|Running amps (@120/240V)
|Peak amps (@120/240V)
|Run time @50% load
|Run time @25% load
|Automatic Voltage Regulator
|1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
|Lifetime run hours
|Steel, 7.9 gal
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)
|27.2 x 27 x 26.5 in
|Noise (lower limit)
|Low oil and overload protection
|Oil, battery, and wheel kit
- We compared more than 500 portable generators at 50% load. We found that there is “skewed right” distribution for the difference between 50% load and 25% load and the median comes at 1.43. With this number we converter all the 25% load runtime to 50% load. Same with the propane efficiency, where median is 1.38.
- For some generators where propane runtime was not given, we used NIST 1994 GGE (Gasoline Gallon Equivalent) formula: 5.66 lbs. of propane = 1 gal of gasoline. All propane runtime is for 20 lbs. propane tank (4.7 gallons).
- Unlike many other sites, we actually tried to find out information about each of the above requirements. However, we are human and are therefore capable of the odd oversight or mistake. Please let us know if you spot any missing or erroneous values so that we can fix them.
About the Manufacturer
Founded in 1959, Generac Power Systems is an American manufacturer of power tools and generators.Generac’s primary business is, as its name implies, the manufacture of power generators as well as other electrically related products like switches, paralleling systems, and tiny engines.The corporation has multiple US-based production facilities, thus its goods are produced there.The company, however, doesn’t disclose where the components they use were made.
The warranty for the Generac GP8000E lasts for up to 3 years.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.Generac’s warranty policies can tell you more about how long generators are covered by warranty.You can also call their customer service line at 1-888-GENERAC (888-436-3722).