Generac 5873 Guardian Series 17/16 kW Air Cooled Generator

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Generac 5873 Guardian Series 17/16 kW Air Cooled Generator
Generac 5873 Guardian Series 17/16 kW Air Cooled Generator.


Provides essential circuit power protection for your home, ensuring the necessities remain powered during an outage or up to whole house coverage when paired with one of Generac’s load shedding devices. Capable of backing up a five ton air conditioner. Generac's Nexus™ Controller is the most comprehensive available. The dual line, tri-lingual LCD display allows for easy monitoring and management of generator functions including manual/auto/off switch, utility voltage sensing, engine warm-up/cool-down, programmable seven day exerciser, main line circuit breaker, electronic governor and more. Simple field conversion from natural gas to LP. Generac’s OHVI® engine was designed specifically for generators. It out performs most competitive generator engines with an engine life that is three to four times longer and has a significantly longer period between scheduled maintenance checkups. TruePower™ Technology provides clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics and appliances. Sturdy galvanneal steel enclosure for superior protection against the elements, modeled to withstand 150 mph winds. QuietTest™ Mode for a weekly self-test that runs quieter than other brands. External “At-a-Glance” indicator lights offer an easy way to tell generator status without opening the generator enclosure. Added Sound Reduction with enclosures that are lined with sound reducing foam panels for further noise reduction. Hour Meter monitors run time, providing information to determine maintenance intervals. Easiest installation on the market and an excellent value. This model is pre-packaged with a pre-wired 16 circuit automatic transfer switch with built-in priority load center. Composite mounting pad is included, eliminating the need to pour a concrete base. Comes with a pre-wired external connection box, 1 ft. flexible fuel line connector, pre-wired conduits and UL Listed wire nuts. CARB compliant.
  • Rated Maximum Continuous Power Capacity (LP): 17,000 Watts
  • Rated Maximum Continuous Power Capacity (NG): 16,000 Watts
  • Rated Voltage: 120 / 240
  • Rated Maximum Continuous Load Current – 240 Volts: 70.8 LP/66.6 NG
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 5%
  • Main Line Circuit Breaker: 65 Amp
  • Phase: 1
  • Number of Rotor Poles: 2
  • Rated AC Frequency: 60Hz
  • Battery Requirement (not included): Group 26R 12 Volts and 525 Cold-cranking Amperes Minimum
  • Unit Weight: 455 Pounds
  • Dimensions (L"" x W"" x H""): 48 x 25 x 29
  • Sound output in dB(A) at 23 ft. with generator operating at normal load: 66
  • Type of Engine: GENERAC OHVI V-TWIN
  • Displacement: 992cc
  • Cylinder Block: Aluminum w/Cast Iron Sleeve
  • Ignition System: Solid-state w/Magneto
  • Governor System: Electronic
  • Oil Capacity Including Filter: Approx. 1.9 Qts./1.8L
  • Operating RPM: 3600
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Power Source Gas