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Generac 5887 Guardian Series Air-Cooled 20kW 120/240V Single Phase Aluminum Residential Generator (CARB)
Model#: GRCN5887
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Generac 5887 Guardian Series Air-Cooled 20kW 120/240V Single Phase Aluminum Residential Generator (CARB)

Model#: GRCN5887
This item is no longer available.
It has been replaced by the GRCN6247.
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Stand up to unpredictable weather and unforeseen outages with the most trusted name in residential standby power. If the power ever goes out, your Generac standby generator goes on - automatically - protecting you and your home 24/7.
Never feel powerless with the #1 selling home standby generator. Choose the generator four out of five families have already installed.
Replaces Discontinued Generac Model 5525
Features:
  • Powered by the innovative Generac OHVI engine specifically designed for generators
  • Nexus Controller, the most comprehensive available today, features a dual line, tri-lingual LCD display that allows for easy monitoring and management of generator functions
  • Outperforms most competitor's similar generators
  • TruePower technology provides clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics and appliances
  • Simple field conversion from liquid propane to natural gas
  • Aluminum, all-weather enclosure prolongs the life of your generator with corrosion resistant protection from the elements, making it ideal for salt-air coastal climates
  • External at-a-glance LED lights offer an easy, fast way to tell generator status without opening the enclosure
  • Superior noise reduction with enclosures lined with sound reducing foam panels
  • Hour meter tracks usage between maintenance sessions
  • Engine life three to four times longer allows for less scheduled maintenance checkups
  • Super silent neighbor-friendly Quiet-Test mode for a weekly self diagnostic exercise
  • External GFCI outlet safely provides greater external usability during a power outage
  • Requires compatible Generac Transfer Switch
  • Composite mounting pad included eliminating the need to pour a concrete base
  • Low oil pressure shutdown protection prevents catastrophic engine damage due to low oil
  • High temperature shutdown prevents damage due to overheating
  • Digital load management technology allows for the smart control of multiple loads without any additional items
  • Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval
  • ASCE7 standard
  • 150 MPH wind resistant design
  • Large reverse-stamped louvers
  • Generator disconnect breaker
  • CARB compliant for use in California
  • Base fascia for added ground protection
Includes:
  • 1 ft. Flexible Fuel Line Connector
  • Composite Mounting Pad
  • Instruction Sheets

Specifications

Series: Guardian Series
Length: 48 in.
Width: 25 in.
Depth: 29 in.
Weight: 451 lbs.
Amps at 240V LPG: 83.3
Amps at 240V NG: 75
CARB Compliant: Yes
Enclosure Type: Aluminum
Engine Displacement: 999cc
Fuel Type: Convertible
Horsepower: 38
Noise Level: 66 dB at 23-ft
Operating RPM: 3,600
Phase: 1
Rated Watts: 20 kW
SCAQMD Compliant: Yes
Starter: 12 Vdc
Transfer Switch: Sold Separately
Transfer Switch Required: GRCNRTS16EZA1, 100 Amp RTS Switch, 200 Amp RTS Switch, GenReady Load Center
Type: Residential
Voltage: 120/240V

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GeneracGuardian Series Air-Cooled 20kW 120/240V Single Phase Aluminum Residential Generator (CARB)
 
5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dependable (9)
  • Good power output (9)
  • Easy to start (8)
  • Quiet (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Power outages (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (4), Casual do-it-yourselfer (4)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    Never misses a beat!

    By Pinkhamr

    from Altus, OK

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Dependable
    • Powerful
    • Quiet
    • Well worth the cost

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Power Outages

      Comments about Guardian Series Air-Cooled 20kW 120/240V Single Phase Aluminum Residential Generator (CARB):

      It just takes care of itself. Never had an issue with it.

       
      5.0

      Great product and great sales personel.

      By Electricman48

      from Northeast Iowa

      About Me Professional

      Pros

      • Dependable
      • Easy to Start
      • Powerful
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Power Outages
        • Ranches

        Comments about Guardian Series Air-Cooled 20kW 120/240V Single Phase Aluminum Residential Generator (CARB):

        This is one of the best investments I have ever invested in.I would not own or sell anything but a generac home system.The money invested is well worth the comfort on a 100* day outside and knowingly you have the generac protection. I would advise anyone who buys a generator, check with "CPO" First for the best price around. Al Smith/Master Electrician

         
        5.0

        WOW! Super quiet & smooth performance

        By HandyManny

        from Atkinson, NH

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Dependable
        • Easy to Start
        • Powerful
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Construction Sites
          • Power Outages

          Comments about Guardian Series Air-Cooled 20kW 120/240V Single Phase Aluminum Residential Generator (CARB):

          The generator was a snap to install. It took 2 technicians, 4.5 hours to install. This 20KW unit powers my entire home effortlessly. It requires very little maintenance and since it's propane powered, it doesn't require constant refueling. It's very quiet for it's size. The performance is smooth as silk and the automatic switch over when power is lost is really fast!

          This set was worth every dollar I spent on it. It's a great investment for my home.

           
          5.0

          Doesn't get any better then this

          By Loneranger_1962m

          from Dowagiac, MI

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

          • Dependable
          • Easy to set up and instal
          • Easy to Start
          • Powerful
          • Quiet
          • Runs whole house

          Cons

          • Hard to unlock lid

          Best Uses

          • Power Outages

          Comments about Guardian Series Air-Cooled 20kW 120/240V Single Phase Aluminum Residential Generator (CARB):

          Back up generator that starts 30 seconds after power goes out.. had enough power to run my entire 200 sq ft home including AC and washer dryer.. voltage output is stable enough that it doesn't even cause a flicker on monitors and video equipment

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          Warranty

          GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS "THREE YEAR" LIMITED WARRANTY FOR "AIR-COOLED EMERGENCY AUTOMATIC STANDBY GENERATORS"


          For a period of three years from successful activation of the unit (one (1) year or one thousand hours, whichever occurs first, for units in international markets), Generac Power Systems, Inc. (Generac) warrants that its standby generator will be free from defects in material and workmanship for the items and period set forth below. Generac will, at its option, repair or replace any part(s) which, upon examination, inspection and testing by Generac or an Authorized/Certified Generac Service Dealer, is found to be defective.

           

          Any equipment that the purchaser/owner claims to be defective must be examined by the nearest Authorized/Certified Generac Service Dealer. This warranty applies only to Generac emergency automatic standby generators used in "Standby" applications as Generac has defined Standby. Scheduled Maintenance, as outlined by the generator owner’s manual, is highly recommended. This Scheduled Maintenance should be performed by an Authorized/Certified Generac Service Dealer. This will verify service has been performed on the unit throughout the warranty period.


          WARRANTY SCHEDULE
          UNITED STATES AND CANADA YEARS ONE and TWO

          Limited comprehensive coverage on mileage, labor and parts listed.


          All COMPONENTS YEAR THREE

          Limited comprehensive coverage on parts listed


          ALL COMPONENTS INTERNATIONAL YEAR ONE

          (or 1000 hours, whichever occurs first) – Limited comprehensive coverage on labor and parts listed.


          All COMPONENTS

          Extended Warranties are not available on units sold into International Markets.


          GUIDELINES:
          • 1. Warranty begins upon the successful activation of the unit.
          • 2. Unit should be Registered and Proof of Purchase and Maintenance must be available.
          • 3. Warranty is transferable between ownership of original installation site.
          • 4. Warranty only applies to permanently wired and mounted units.
          • 5. Any and all warranty repairs and/or concerns, must be performed and/or addressed by an Authorized/Certified Generac Service Dealer, or branch thereof. Repairs or diagnostics performed by individuals other than Authorized/Certified Generac Service Dealers not authorized in writing by Generac will not be covered.
          • 6. A Generac Transfer Switch is highly recommended to be used in conjunction with the generator set. If a Non-Generac Transfer Switch is substituted for use and directly causes damage to the generator set, no warranty coverage shall apply.
          • 7. Steel enclosures are warranted against rusting for the first year of ownership only. Damage caused after receipt of generator is the responsibility of the owner and is not covered by this warranty. Nicks, scrapes, dents or scratches to the painted enclosure should be repaired promptly by the owner.
          • 8. All warranty expense allowances are subject to the conditions defined in Generac's General Service Policy Manual.

          THIS WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING:
          • 1. Any unit built/manufacturer prior to April 2010.
          • 2. Generac generators that utilize non-Generac replacement parts.
          • 3. Costs of normal maintenance (i.e. tune-ups, associated part(s), adjustments, loose/leaking clamps, installation and start-up).
          • 4. Units sold, rated or used for "Prime Power", "Trailer Mounted" or "Rental Unit" applications as Generac has defined Prime Power, Trailer Mounted or Rental Unit. Contact a Generac Distributor for Prime Power, Trailer Mounted or Rental Unit definition.
          • 5. Damage to generator system (including transfer switch) caused by improper installation or costs necessary to correct installation.
          • 6. Units used for Prime Power in place of existing utility power (where utility power is present) or in place of utility power where utility power service does not normally exist.
          • 7. Fuel connections other than conventional utility company supplied natural gas systems or conventional LP vapor withdrawal systems.
          • 8. Any failure caused by contaminated fuels, oils, coolants/antifreeze or lack of proper fuels, oils or coolants/antifreeze.
          • 9. Steel enclosures that are rusting due to the improper installation, location in a harsh or saltwater environment or scratched where integrity of paint applied is compromised.
          • 10. Failures due, but not limited, to normal wear and tear, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence or improper installation. As with all mechanical devices, the Generac engines need periodic part(s) service and fluid replacement to perform as designed. This warranty will not cover repair when normal use has exhausted the life of a part(s) or engine.
          • 11. Failures caused by any external cause or act of God, such as collision, theft, vandalism, riot or wars, nuclear holocaust, fire, freezing, lightning, earthquake, windstorm, hail, volcanic eruption, water or flood, tornado or hurricane.
          • 12. Damage related to rodent and/or insect infestation.
          • 13. Products that are modified or altered in a manner not authorized by Generac in writing.
          • 14. Covered warranty labor rates are based on normal working hours. Overtime, holiday, or emergency labor costs for repairs outside of normal business hours will be the responsibility of the customer.
          • 15. Any incidental, consequential or indirect damages caused by defects in materials or workmanship, or any delay in repair or replacement of the defective part(s).
          • 16. Failure due to misapplication.
          • 17. Telephone, cellular phone, facsimile, internet access or other communication expenses.
          • 18. Living or travel expenses of person(s) performing service, except as specifically included within the terms of a specific unit warranty period.
          • 19. Expenses related to "customer instruction" or troubleshooting where no manufacturing defect is found.
          • 20. Rental equipment used while warranty repairs are being performed and/or overnight freight costs for replacement part(s).
          • 21. Costs incurred for equipment used for removal and/or reinstallation of generator, (i.e.: cranes, hoists, lifts, etc.)
          • 22. Planes, ferries, railroad, buses, helicopters, snowmobiles, snow-cats, off-road vehicles or any other mode of transport deemed abnormal.
          • 23. Starting batteries, fuses, light bulbs and engine fluids.

           

          THIS WARRANTY IS IN PLACE OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, SPECIFICALLY, GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

           

          Any implied warranties which are allowed by law, shall be limited in duration to the terms of the express warranty provided herein. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to purchaser/owner.

           

          GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS ONLY LIABILITY SHALL BE THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PART(S) AS STATED ABOVE. IN NO EVENT SHALL GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF SUCH DAMAGES ARE A DIRECT RESULT OF GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS, INC. NEGLIGENCE.

           

          Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to purchaser/owner. Purchaser/owner agrees to make no claims against Generac Power Systems, Inc. based on negligence. This warranty gives purchaser/owner specific legal rights. Purchaser/owner also may have other rights that vary from state to state.