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Generac GP9200E - 9200/11250W Portable Generator

The Generac GP9200E (7971) is a powerful open frame generator with a rated wattage of 9,200 W and a starting wattage of 11,250 W.

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Latest updates:
  • $1,300.33 - January 8, 2023
  • $1,182.15 - January 3, 2023
  • $1,300.33 - December 31, 2022
  • $1,182.15 - December 25, 2022
  • $1,300.33 - November 30, 2022
  • $1,182.15 - November 19, 2022
  • $1,300.33 - October 5, 2022
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Since: October 5, 2022
  • Highest Price: $1,300.33 - October 5, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $1,182.15 - November 19, 2022

Description

Zoom on the Generac GP9200E

In a nutshell, the Generac GP9200E is a powerful portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • Prudent homeowners who want a backup power source in case of a power outage
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

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 GP9200E in use

The Generac GP9200E

The Generac GP9200E's engine, 459 cc OHV 4-stroke, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120/240V. It provides a running wattage of 9,200W and reaches a peak wattage of 11,250W.

This generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism and also a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included).

With a fuel capacity of 7.9 gallons, the GP9200E may run for around 8.5 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.93 GPH).

Outlets

The control panel features the following 5 AC outlets:

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

Due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the GP9200E is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

The design of the Generac GP9200E is a typical, open frame, with the dimensions of L27.2 x W27 x H26.5 in, offering support and stability and enabling the possibility of raising it above ground level. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

While the generator is considered to be technically 'portable' (in the sense that you can move it), manually lifting and transporting it may be challenging, due to its high weight of 213 lbs. Still, once it is on the ground, its wheel kit (⌀9.5") and its folding handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.

Features

Panel of the Generac GP9200E

The GP9200E's control panel

A digital data center, one of the features of the GP9200E's control panel, gives you information on the lifetime run hours, and thus, is helpful for the monitoring of its activity and status.

The generator includes a built-in fuel gauge, a quick, easy and convenient method of checking the device’s gas level.

As for its security measures, the device features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, letting you use it with a peace of mind.

The GP9200E also benefits from Generac’s COsense® carbon monoxide monitoring. This technology senses and manages CO output and shuts down the unit when necessary, to minitgate CO poisoning. It’s a welcomed additional security feature, but don’t forget to always take your generator outside (opens in a new tab).

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual, helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Generac GP9200E, the following accessories are also included: extension cord, oil and funnel.

Emissions

The Generac GP9200E is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. It can therefore be sold and purchased in all 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, which makes it suitable for use in forested areas.

The Generac GP9200E versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Generac GP9200E compare to generators of similar power (between 8500 and 9500 W).

  • Regarding its weight, the Generac GP9200E only weighs in at 213 pounds, which means it's one of the lighter generators in the 8500-9500 rated wattage range. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Pulsar PG12000B with only 205 pounds.
  • The GP9200E's autonomy is somewhat low end compared to devices of its power range, as it reaches only around 8.5 hours at 50% load on a full tank. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Westinghouse WGen9500DF, reaching around 12 hours.
  • The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. 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 0.93 GPH. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.55 GPH, the Westinghouse WGen9500DF is a device you could look out for.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Generac GP9200E vs Generac XT8500EFI.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 8500-9500W generators, the Generac GP9200E 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
  • COsense® technology
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
  • Lightweight for its kind (213 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • No remote start
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Generac GP9200E and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine459 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts9,200 W
Starting watts11,250 W
Running amps (@120/240V)76.7/38.3 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)93.8/46.9 amps
Run time @50% load8.5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 7.9 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight213 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)27.2 x 27 x 26.5 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
THDUnknown
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, extension cord, battery, and wheel kit
Warranty3 years
UPC696471084443

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 GP9200E 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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeSump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Furnace fan (1/2 hp)8752350
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Electric range21002100
Hair dryer18001900
Clothes iron12701270
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total7342 W8817 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Toaster oven800800
Radio100100
Total7330 W7750 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Drill600900
Bug zapper8080
Total6740 W11240 W
What is the noise rating of the GP9200E?

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

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