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Generac XG10000E Spec Review

The Generac XG10000E (5802) is a powerful open frame portable 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. (source: Generac (opens in a new tab))

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In summary, the Generac XG10000E is a powerful portable generator especially useful for 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 is powered by a 530 cc Generac OHVI 4-stroke engine. It delivers 120/240V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 10000W as well as a peak wattage of 12500W.

This generator features a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included).

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

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 following 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

While this Generac generator is not RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle can be used for a simple RV connection with 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 Generac XG10000E has a conventional, open frame design, of the following dimensions: L30 x W29.5 x H31 in, which offers support and allows it to be raised above ground level. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Since the generator weighs 300 lbs, it will be incredibly difficult to manually lift it and transport it, even though it is technically considered to 'be portable' (in the sense that it is movable). Nevertheless, it can still be moved quite conveniently with the help of its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle, once it is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Generac XG10000E

The XG10000E's control panel

To help you monitor the XG10000E's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the lifetime run hours and power output (via the PowerBar™). To offer you even more control and easy operation during night time, the panel is LED-lit.

A built-in fuel gauge allows for a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the generator.

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

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the Generac XG10000E's package also includes these accessories: tool kit and oil.

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, which makes it suitable for use 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).

  • A weight of 300 lbs makes the Generac XG10000E one of the heavier devices in the 9500-10500 rated wattage range. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Rainier R12000DF, weighing just 196 pounds.
  • As the XG10000E offers around 10 hours run time on a full tank at a 50% load, it falls within the average autonomy range among the generators of a similar power. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Powerhorse 13000ES, boasting with around 15 hours.
  • While the run time is an important parameter, it is dependent on the fuel tank’s capacity and thus, doesn’t say much on its own unless we consider fuel consumption as well. Compared to its peers, this generator is not exactly fuel efficient, compared to similarly powerful devices, with an estimated fuel consumption of 1 GPH at a 50% load. 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
  • 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% loadN/A
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)30 x 29.5 x 31 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
THD< 5%
EmissionsEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, tool kit and battery
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.

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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeSump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Furnace fan (1/2 hp)8752350
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Clothes dryer54006750
Blender400850
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Cell phone charger2020
Total7992 W9467 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total7985 W8405 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Disc sander12001200
Reciprocating saw730960
Total7990 W12490 W

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