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Generac GP8000E - 8000/10000W Portable Generator With Electric Start

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Description

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In short, the Generac GP8000E is a portable generator adequately designed for:

  • Food truck owners who want to ensure that their business is fully self-contained and does not rely on potentially unreliable external power
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

The subsequent sections will explore in detail its power characteristics, the diverse outlets it provides, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it offers.

Power & Run Time

The Generac GP8000E houses a 420 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120/240V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 8,000W along with a peak wattage of 10,000W.

This generator can be started via a simple traditional pull-start mechanism, or a convenient and efficient electric starter (battery included).

With a fuel capacity of 7.9 gallons, the GP8000E can run for around 11 hours at 50% load when the tank is full (fuel consumption is approximately 0.72 gallons per hour).

The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the GP8000E is not recommended due to its high THD (<20%).

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 5 AC outlets:

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

With its twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the GP8000E is designed to be transfer switch ready, allowing easy connection to your breaker box for powering your home during a blackout.

Portability

At L27.2 x W27 x H26.5 in, the Generac GP8000E boasts a traditional open frame structure, ensuring stability and allowing for convenient maintenance access to components, promoting air circulation. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

While weighing 198 lbs, the generator is classified as 'portable,' indicating its mobility, albeit its heftiness may limit portability in specific situations. Nonetheless, the limited maneuverability is compensated for by utilizing its wheel kit (⌀9.5") and its folding handle, which facilitates shifting once the generator is set on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Generac GP8000E

The GP8000E's control panel

The GP8000E's control panel is equipped with a digital data center, furnishing detailed information on the lifetime run hours for you to easily track its activity and status.

Benefiting from its built-in fuel gauge, the generator allows for easy and immediate gas level inspections.

From a security standpoint, the generator is furnished with an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, ensuring peace of mind during operation.

Beyond the regular documentation and the user manual for quick start, Generac has included accessory] in the packaging of the GP8000E.

The Generac GP8000E versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Generac GP8000E compare to generators of similar power (between 7500 and 8500 W).

  • In terms of its dry weight, the Generac GP8000E stands at only 198 lbs, meaning that is one of the lighter devices of the 7500-8500 rated wattage category If weight is a key factor for your needs, the Westinghouse ecoGen10000 is noteworthy for being one of the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 147.7 pounds.
  • The GP8000E provides a higher run time than similarly powerful devices, reaching around 11 hours at 50% load. If prolonged run time is essential to your needs, you could consider the Champion 100416, which offers one of the highest autonomy among devices with similar power output, lasting around 12.5 hours.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. This generator can be considered as fuel-efficient, due to its low estimated fuel consumption of only 0.72 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, within the aforementioned wattage range. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Cummins Onan P9500df, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.6 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

Here's a list of the most popular specific comparisons:

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 7500-8500W generators, the Generac GP8000E 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
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
  • Lightweight for its kind (198 lbs)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • No remote start

Do you own the Generac GP8000E and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine420 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts8,000 W
Starting watts10,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)66.7/33.3 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)83.3/41.7 amps
Run time @50% load11 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 7.9 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight198 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)27.2 x 27 x 26.5 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
THD< 20%
ComplianceEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, battery, and wheel kit
Other model numbers7686
UPC696471074598

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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 engineered and built in the USA. However, their components can be a mix of domestic and foreign parts.

Warranty Information

The Generac GP8000E is covered under a warranty for up to 3 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 homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Dish washer15003000
Electric fry pan15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Security system180180
Total6372 W7872 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Satelite receiver250250
Total6390 W6980 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Paint sprayer600600
Bug zapper8080
Total5480 W9980 W
What is the noise rating of the GP8000E?

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

What grade fuel for 8000 watt generator (Asked November 11, 2021)

Gasoline should be clean, fresh, and unleaded with a minimum octane rating of 87.

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  1. 4.75
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    Quality
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    I’ve had this generator a little over 5 years. Have ran it 115 hours without a single issue. even the original battery is still holding up. Iget about 12 hours per tank while it’s connected to my house. Idle control and a 50 amp outlet would be nice added features. Overall very happy with this purchase and will buy Generac again in the future.

    + PROS:
    • Build quality, reputation, parts availability, warranty
    - CONS:
    • No idle control, no 50 amp outlet
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  2. 3.9
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    I could not disagree more with the review below. My GP8000e has run without any problems for several years. The electric start is great. I added a solar recharge for my battery and a over temperature kill switch in case the system overheats.

    + PROS:
    • electric start.
    - CONS:
    • weight
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  3. 1
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    I just purchased a GP8000e 49 state version. It is made in Vietnam and nit the USA. very cheaply made and it shows. If Generac cut cost on the things that are visible, what did they do with the critical components? Very disappointed in this unit.

    + PROS:
    • small size
    - CONS:
    • Poor quality, made in Vietnam
    • Generac can't answer the simplest of questions. I am sorry I purchased this unit.
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