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Generac XG10000E Spec Review

The Generac XG10000E (5802) is a powerful open frame generator with a rated wattage of 10000 W and a starting wattage of 12500 W.

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Description

Plenty of power is just one advantage of this heavy-duty generator engineered for high performance using the Generac OHVI engine. Most compact, User Friendly Power Generator. Easy to move, and one of the most powerful portable units on the market.

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In a nutshell, the Generac XG10000E is a powerful portable generator mostly geared towards professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment.

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device, along with its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Generac XG10000E in use

The Generac XG10000E

The Generac XG10000E houses a 530 cc Generac OHVI 4-stroke engine, which provides 120/240V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 10000W along with a peak wattage of 12500W.

This generator gets running thanks to a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included).

Thanks to a fuel capacity of 10 gallons, the XG10000E can operate for around 10 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 1 GPH).

The XG10000E produces a clean sine wave: thanks to a <5% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), your sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 7 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

Even though this Generac generator isn't quite RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle allows an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the XG10000E is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

The dimensions of the Generac XG10000E, which are L31.2 x W29.5 x H31.3 in, and its typical, open frame design provides stability and enables the generator to be raised above ground level. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

As the generator's weight is 300 pounds, manually moving it or transporting it may be challenging, despite the fact that it is technically considered 'portable' (movable). Nevertheless, thanks to its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.

Features

Panel of the Generac XG10000E

The XG10000E's control panel

One of the many XG10000E's features is the data center, included in its control panel, which conveniently provides information on the lifetime run hours and power output (via the PowerBar™) and thus, helps you monitor its activity and status. To offer you even more control and easy operation during night time, the panel is LED-lit.

The generator allows for a quick, easy and convenient assessment of its gas level, as it is equipped with a built-in fuel gauge.

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), giving you a peace of mind during use.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Generac XG10000E also comes with some accessories: oil and tool kit are included.

Emissions

The Generac XG10000E is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

However, it features a spark arrestor and thus, may be used in forested areas.

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The Generac XG10000E versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Generac XG10000E compare to generators of similar power (between 9500 and 10500 W).

  • Considering its dry weight of 300 pounds, the Generac XG10000E is one of the heavier generators producing between 9500 and 10500 running watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Rainier R12000DF, standing at just 196 lbs.
  • The XG10000E, falls within the average autonomy range compared to generators of a roughly same power, with a run time of around 10 hours at a 50% load and a full tank. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Powerhorse 13000ES, which is able to run for around 15 hours.
  • Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator. In fact, this generator is not among the most fuel efficient, within the aforementioned wattage range : its estimated gasoline consumption at 50% load is around 1 GPH. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Rainier R12000DF, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.55 GPH, may be the right generator for you.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Generac XG10000E vs DuroMax XP10000E.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 9500-10500W generators, the Generac XG10000E is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this generator nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Illuminated control panel
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
  • Clean sine wave
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No recoil back-up
  • No remote start
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • On the heavy side (300 lbs)
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Generac XG10000E and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine530 cc Generac OHVI 4-stroke
Starting systemElectric
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts10000 W
Starting watts12500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)83.3/41.7 amps
Peaks amps (@120/240V)104.2/52.1 amps
Run time @50% load10 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerPower output and lifetime run hours
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 10 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight300 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)31.2 x 29.5 x 31.3 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
THD< 5%
EmissionsEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, tool kit, battery, and wheel kit
Warranty2 years
SeriesXG
Other model numbers5802

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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About Generac

Generac Power Systems is an American based generator and power equipment manufacturer, founded in 1959. As its name suggests, the main focus of Generac are power generators, and other related electric equipment, such as switches, paralleling systems and small engines. The company has several manufacturing facilities based in the US, thus, their products are made in the USA. However, the company provides no information about the origin of their components.

Warranty Information

The Generac XG10000E is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Generac generators, please consult Generac's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-GENERAC (888-436-3722).

Questions & Answers

What can it power?
Examples of items that can be simultaneously powered.
The examples below are based on a maximum load of 80% and estimated wattages. For a more accurate estimation, use our generator sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Dish washer15003000
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Waffle iron750750
Total7992 W9492 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
DVD player350350
Total7990 W8580 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Disc sander12001200
Reciprocating saw730960
Total7990 W12490 W
What is the noise rating of the XG10000E?

Due to the lack of standardization in noise emission measurement, Generac does not provide their units' noise levels.

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