Model#: GRCN6865

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Generac 6865 HomeLink 6500E 6,500 Watt Portable Generator with Upgradeable Manual Transfer Switch

  • Generac 6865 HomeLink 6500E 6,500 Watt Portable Generator with Upgradeable Manual Transfer Switch
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Liftgate Service

For freight deliveries, you have the option of adding a liftgate to your delivery. A liftgate is the device that lowers a product from the truck to ground level.

CPO recommends adding liftgate service for freight deliveries exceeding 100 lbs if you do not have a loading dock or fork lift at the delivery address. Additional charges may apply. The liftgate option will be presented during the checkout process.

Please note that liftgate service only ensures the product is removed from the truck. We recommend you have the additional help of two to four people to move the product to its desired location because drivers are not required to assist.

Requesting liftgate service after ordering may result in additional charges and delays.

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The HomeLink 6500E portable generator from Generac makes an ideal choice for backing up the power to your home in the event of an outage.
Electric start means you can count on power when you need it. TruePower technology delivers less than 5% total harmonic distortion for clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics, tools and appliances such as your furnace, well pumps and lights. The 6500E also features an upgradable manual transfer switch, allowing you to step up to a Generac home standby generator in the future.
  • Upgradeable simply by using the HomeLink switch with the HomeLink portable generator today, and upgrade to use with a Generac Home Standby Generator later
  • Powers hard-wired circuits safely and easily delivers power to hard-wired appliances such as your furnace, well pump and lights
  • TruePower Technology provides less than 5% total harmonic distortion for clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics, tools, and appliances
  • Generac OHV engine with splash lubrication provides a long engine life
  • Single touch electric start provides hassle-free start-up
  • Hour Meter tracks maintenance intervals
  • Large-capacity steel fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times
  • Low-oil level shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage
  • Covered outlets provide added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions
  • Hardened 1-1/4 in. steel tube cradle for added durability and strength
  • Fold-down, locking handle for sturdy portability and compact storage
  • Heavy-duty, never flat wheels for reliable mobility
  • Plug-in battery charger jack keeps battery charged and ready to go
  • 6,500 Watt Portable Generator - 6865
  • Transfer Switch


Series: HomeLink 6500E
Length: 27.37 in.
Width: 27.6 in.
Height: 27.7 in.
Weight: 200 lbs.
Amperage: 54.2/27.1A
Engine Displacement: 389cc
Engine Make: Generac
Engine Model: OHV
Engine Speed (RPM): 3,600
Frame Type: 2-Wheel Cage
Fuel Tank Capacity: 7.5 Gal.
Fuel Type: 10W-30 / SAE30
Max. Watts: 8,125W
Number of Outlet(s): 3
Outlet Types: (1) 120/240V Twist Lock, (2) 120V Duplex
Rated Watts: 6,500W
Run Time (50% Load): 12 Hrs.
Starting System: Electric with Recoil Back-Up
Voltage: 120/240V
Wheel Size: 10 in.
Wheel Type: Never Flat



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What is the total harmonic distortion (THD) for this machine?
curious on Nov 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The THD is less than 5%