Affordable and Durable Portable Generators So Versatile They Fit Almost Any Application

The Generac GP Series portable generators is one of the best-selling generator lines on the market. From camping to job sites, outdoor events to home backup, the GP Generators sport features not found on many of the more basic portables. Designed for versatility, these generators fit many applications. Whether you’re looking for an all-around generator to fit various needs or have just a single purpose in mind, the GP series is the first place to look.

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Norwall sells models ranging from 1700 watts to 17,500 watts, including three inverter models for quiet, fuel efficient power. At the top end of the power range, the 17500 watt and 15000 watt generators power large job sites or an entire home through an outage.

Generac GP Series Inverter Generator at a Campsite with Couple

Quiet & Efficient Generac GP Series Inverter Generators

For the most sensitive electronics, RV appliances and air conditioners, or a making morning coffee on a camping trip, Generac GP inverter generators produce clean power while consuming minimal fuel and making less noise than regular portables.

The Generac GP2200i is perfect for camping trips or a parking a small RV away from regular hookups at parks and campgrounds. Rated at 1700 running watts and 2200 starting watts, the GP2200i fully enclosed design is quiet and neighborhood friendly, with dramatically reduced noise levels. Rated for a continuous output of 14.1 amps, it’s perfect for a small appliance or two, a window fan, and some lights. Need more power, but not all the time? Add a second GP2200i with a parallel kit for 28.2 amps and 3400 running watts—enough for single rooftop air conditioner in a camper or travel trailer plus the lights and an appliance or two.

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For a more power in a similar package, the Generac GP2500i puts out 2200 running watts and 2500 starting watts of power while weighing in under 50 pounds. This is the generator for serious campers and RVs, tailgate parties, and picnics. Like its smaller brother, the GP2500i is quiet and easy on fuel instead of guzzling it. In parallel with a second generator, total available power is 4400 watts (36.6 Amps) and 5000 starting watts (41.6 Amps.)

Planning to run two of these generators in parallel? The parallel kit connects to both generators and provides two 30-amp outlets. An L5-30R 120-Volt 30-Amp Twist Lock Receptacle prevents accidental disconnection. The RV ready TT-30R uses the same shore power cord for an RV to connect an RV hookup in a park or campground.

GP2200i and GP2500i generators meet all US EPA and California CARB emissions requirements for sale and use in all 50 States.

For larger RVs, bigger tailgate parties, or to keep the lights on through a power outage, the Generac GP3500iO provides up to 3000 running watts and 3500 starting watts of power. Receptacles include a 1-Amp USB Port, two 20-Amp 120-Volt household outlets, and one 120-Volt 30-Amp L5-30R Twist Lock. For use with RVs, an inexpensive adapter converts the L5-30R to a TT-30R.

This GP Generator is an open frame inverter, which means it’s a little louder, but still quieter than regular portables. Power your RV air conditioner or keep your home’s refrigerator cold throughout a power outage.

The GP3500iO is parallel ready with the 7668 Parallel Kit, which provides one 120-Volt 50 Amp L5-50R and one 120-Volt 30-Amp TT-30R receptacles. Perfect for large RV travel trailers and fifth wheel RVs or Toy Haulers. EPA and CARB compliant, the Generac GP3500iO is for sale and use in all 50 states.

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Generac GP Series Portables

In a month’s time, over two thousand people will ask, what does GP stand for? Or what does GP mean? We like to think it means Great Product. And it is a great product. Or maybe it just stands for Generac Portable Generator. In any case, the GP Series generators start easy and run forever if you take care of them. Follow the maintenance schedule, run the carburetor empty when you’re done, and always use clean, fresh gasoline. Store it with fuel stabilizer in the tank and run it on a 25 percent rated load for fifteen minutes at least once every few months.

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3600 Watt Generator: Affordable, not very heavy, and useful for so many things, the Generac GP3600 Portable Generator with PowerRush technology is an excellent choice for a home generator. Run power tools away from outlets or backup a few appliance circuits during a power outage. Generac built this generator on a durable tubular steel frame. It weighs 105 pounds out of the package, making it easy to move or unload from a car or pickup. Comes with two 120-Volt 20-Amp 5-20R Receptacles and one 120-Volt 30-Amp 5-30R Twist Lock Receptacle. Powered by a Generac OHV 212 cc engine.

6500 Watt Generator Electric Start: Mobile on a set of never flat wheels and convenient fold-down handle, using the Generac GP6500E is easy with electric start and the included battery and battery charger. Enough power for job sites, to power some appliances during an outage, or run some power tools along the back fence.

The GP6500E uses Generac’s PowerRush technology for up to 40% more starting power than basic generators. It delivers 6500 running watts at 120/240-Volts and 8125 starting watts. The control panel has two 5-20R 20-Amp 120 Volt Receptacles and one L14-30R 120/240-Volt 30-Amp Twist Lock Receptacle. A Generac OHV 389 cc engine with low-oil shutdown protection powers this generator.

8000 Watt Generator Electric Start: With a large capacity fuel tank, a full featured control panel, and 50 state emissions, the GP8000E Generac generator is ready to handle almost anything you throw at it. With Electric Start from the included battery, the GP8000E is a breeze to use. Put it where you need it, start the engine, and in seconds its ready to provide 8000 running watts of power or 10,000 starting watts.

Features include never-flat wheels, fold-down handle, covered outlets, and hour meter to track maintenance. Runs up to 11 hours at 50 percent load on the 7.9-gallon steel gasoline tank. Powered by Generac OHV 420cc engine with low oil shutdown. The control panel includes four L5-20R 120-Volt 20-Amp receptacles and a single 120/240-Volt L14-30R Twist Lock 30-Amp Receptacle. Great for on the job power or home backup. Also available: the GP8000E with 49-State Emissions.

15000 Watt Generator Electric Start: Rated near the top of the power range for portable generators, the Generac GP15000E produces 15000 running watts and 22500 starting watts. Plenty of power for home backup with a 2 to 4-ton A/C rating and up to 94 starting amps and 62 running amps. Built on a 1 1/4-inch tubular steel frame and featuring a lift eye for moving off a truck.

The control panel features multiple outlet options, starting with four 120-Volt 20-Amp L5-20, one of which is a GFCI outlet. Two L5-40 Twist Lock 120-Volt 30-Amp outlets, one 30-Amp 120/240-Volt L14-30R, and the 50-Amp 120/240-Volt 14-50R. The GP15000E uses the 992 cc Generac OHVI V-Twin Engine with pressurized lubrication and Low oil pressure shutdown. Run time is 10 hours at 50 percent load on the 16-gallon fuel tank.

Excellent for job sites, home backup, or power at events.

17500 Watt Generator Electric Start: One of the most powerful portable generators available with 17500 running watts and 26,250 Starting Watts. The Generac GP17500E generator has the power for almost anything in your home, including most central air conditioners up to a 5-ton. On job sites, it handles multiple pieces of equipment plus power tools, lights, and battery charging. At events, provide power for multiple stands and equipment. Lifting eye for easy mobility from truck to site.

The Generac OHVI 992 cc V-Twin engine comes equipped with low oil shutdown and spin-on automotive style filter. Multiple outlet options include L5-20R GFCI Duplex (household), L5-20R 20-Amp household (household), two 120-Volt 30-Amp L5-30 Twist lock, one 120/240-Volt 30-Amp L14 Twist Lock, and one 50-Amp 120/240-Volt 144-50R outlets. The generator runs for 10 hours at 50 percent load on 16 gallons of gasoline. Idle control switch for reduced noise and fuel economy.

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Transfer Switches for Reliable Safe Connections

Planning to use your generator for home backup? Consider a manual transfer switch to make generator to home connections. They make all the connections with a single cord and eliminate the trip hazards and hassle of running extension cords from the generator to the house.

A manual transfer switch allows you to power hard-wired appliances like air conditioners, well pumps, and any appliance with a permanent electrical connection.

The transfer switch disconnects all the circuits running on the generator from the electric utility. It’s a safe way to connect that protects your generator, and it protects your neighbors and utility lineman from injury or even death. It also meets National Electrical Code standards for safety. Do yourself, your neighbors, and the utility workers by making your connection and use a safe connection. Ignore advice that suggests DIY cords that plug into an appliance outlet. Backfeeding is dangerous, illegal, and you will be liable for any injuries or damage caused by the illegal connection.