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Standby Use Of Generators (Guardian 17kW): Steel Package 1Ph



…Steel Enclosure, ATS Included




This standby generator is best suited for: 1)medium to large-sized homes (T-Rex recommendation from 3400 - 4500 square feet); 2)small or home-based businesses (that require single-phase 120/240-volt electricity).



The 17 kW Guardian standby use of generators package from Generac (5873) will satisfy most large residential applications, but it won't provide whole-house backup within the T-Rex recommended square footage. We rarely advise clients to back up a whole house, because, in most instances, it means acquiring a much larger standby use of generators machine than needed, excess capacity which will often sit idle and unused in the application. For instance, this 17 kW Guardian from Generac will back up a whole house that is 1300 - 1500 square feet in size - as you can see, an application far smaller than what we regard as optimal for the unit. What this standby use of generators package features: a steel enclosure (package of aluminum-enclosed generator & 200-amp service-entrance rated ATS also available), Generac's generator-specific OHVI motor (992 cc, air-cooled, pressurized lubrication), plus a 100-amp EZ Switch & priority load center with 16 pre-wired circuits, (also pre-wired & color-coded conduits, and external connection box). Standard transfer-switch housing is NEMA 1 indoor-mount - designed for easy installation near home's existing fuse box. Standby use of generators model also comes with tri-lingual Nexus controls, auto voltage regulation, and electronic governor. This standby use of
generators package is CARB approved, available to California residents.
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  • Important: See the shipping tab for information regarding our liftgate option, and residential versus commercial deliveries. At present, because T-Rex is shipping Generac products direct from the company's Wisconsin-based factory, any
  • residential delivery weighing in excess of 80 lbs will require the $75.00 liftgate shipping option. Shipments to commercial addresses (non-residences) remain exempt from these charges unless specified by customer.

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    Model:  5873-1
    Price:  $3,694.00
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    Model Specs



    Manufacturer: Generac Guardian
    Model #: 5873
    Color: White
    Enclosure: Steel
    Engine Make: Generac
    Transfer Switch Included?: Yes
    Price: $3,694.00


    Output
    Rated Power (Natural Gas): 16000 Watts
    Rated Power (Liquid Propane): 17000 Watts
    Phase: 1
    Frequency: 60 Hz
    Voltage: 120/240
    Rated Amps: 66.6(NG)/70.8(LP)
    Rotor Poles: 2
    Mainline Circuit Breaker: 65 Amps


    Motor/Performance
    Engine Type: OHVI™ V-Twin
    Intake Method: Carburetor
    Cylinder Block: Aluminum
    HP/cc: NA/992
    Number of Cylinders: 2
    Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
    Lubrication Method: Pressurized
    Valve Arrangement: Overhead
    Engine Cooling: Air
    Engine rpm: 3600
    Fan Type: NA
    Governor System: Electronic
    Ignition System: Electronic
    Starter Voltage (DC): 12
    Battery Required (Volts/Cold-Cranking Amps): 12/525 (Not Included)
    Startup Delay (After Power Interruption): Programmable (10-30 Seconds)
    Engine Warm-Up Duration: 5 Seconds
    Engine Cool-Down Period: 1 Minute
    Fuel Type: Natural Gas(NG)/Liquid Propane(LP)
    Fuel Consumption (NG @ 50% Load): 183 Cubic Feet/Hour
    Fuel Consumption (NG @ Full Load): 261 Cubic Feet/Hour
    Fuel Consumption (LP @ 50% Load): 1.61 Gallons/Hour
    Fuel Consumption (LP @ Full Load): 2.57 Gallons/Hour


    Convenience Features
    Automatic Voltage Regulation: Yes
    Low-Voltage Shutdown: Yes
    High-Voltage Shutdown: Yes
    Low-Oil Shutdown: Yes
    Overspeed Shutdown: Yes
    High-Temperature Shutdown: Yes
    Starter-Overcrank Protection: Yes
    Low-Battery Protection: Yes
    Built-In Battery Charging Capability: Yes
    UL Listed: Yes
    External-Fault Capability: Yes
    Internal-Fault Protection: Yes
    Incorrect-Wiring Protection: Yes
    Mainline Circuit-Breaker Protection: Yes
    Safety Fusing: Yes


    Measurables
    Weight: 535 lbs
    Dimensions (Inches): 48L x 25W x 29H
    Decibels (@ Exercise - 7 Meters): 60
    Decibels (@ Full Load - 7 Meters): 66
    Compliance: 50-State US


    Additional Features
    Package of 17 kW Guardian air-cooled generator and 100-amp 16-circuit automatic transfer switch
    2-cylinder V-style motor with OHVI trademarked engineering
    Galvannealed-steel housing; aluminum-housing package available
    External mainline circuit breaker
    Standard ATS is NEMA 1 indoor-mount style
    Easy-to-read/tri-lingual LED display of generator operating status
    Plethora of standard shutdowns and protections built into system



    Transfer Switch



    Manufacturer: Generac
    Model #: 5873
    Model Description: 100-Amp 16-Circuit Automatic Transfer Switch/Load Center (Indoor Model)
    Rating: Open
    Built-In Load-Shedding Capability?: No


    Input
    Voltage (AC): 125/250
    Phase: 1
    Frequency: 60 Hz
    Maximum Generator kilowatts: NA
    Rated Amps: 100
    Maximum Generator Amps: NA
    Maximum Utility Amps: NA
    Number of Poles: 2
    Number of Circuit Breakers: NA


    Power Management
    Startup Delay (After Power Interruption): Generator Controlled
    Engine Warm-Up Duration: Generator Controlled
    Engine Cool-Down Period: Generator Controlled
    Exerciser: Every 7 Days/12 minutes
    Minimum Run Time: NA
    Return to Utility (Retransfer): 15 Seconds
    Voltage Sensing (Normal Power Source): Yes
    Voltage Sensing (Standby Source): No
    Frequency Sensing (Standby Source): No


    Measurables
    UL Listing: Yes
    Weight: NA
    Dimensions (Inches): 7(Depth) x 12.5W x 26.5H
    Cabinet Type: NEMA 1


    Additional Information
    Sixteen pre-wired circuits in total
    10 single-pole 125-volt circuits: five 15 amp; five 20 amp
    3 double-pole 250-volt circuits: one 20 amp; one 40 amp; one 50 amp
    Contacts electrically operated, mechanically held
    Color-coded pre-wired harnesses for easy hookup
    Transfer switch and generator's Nexus controller designed to function flawlessly as system



    Warranty


  • 3-year manufacturer's limited warranty

  • Shipping

    NOTE: all Generac residential shipments weighing in excess of 80 lbs require our $75.00 liftgate shipping charge (by Generac policy). Liftgate service is optional for commercial deliveries. This policy change does not apply to shipments from other manufacturers.

    The T-REX Free Shipping Pledge:
    The manufacturers we work with are large concerns that ship multiple items each day. This enables them to attain the best shipping rates available. T-REX passes these savings on to our customers by providing free shipping to any commercial or residential address in the continental United States. This is the T-REX pledge. We will adhere to it even when a freight carrier adds one-time or unanticipated shipping fees. Try obtaining these terms from another Internet-based generator seller. You will not find a more customer-friendly policy than ours.

    About Lift Gates:
    Typical delivery trucks are designed to be unloaded at docks, or by forklifts. In other words, they are designed to deliver to commercial locations where such options are available. By contrast, a lift gate-equipped truck lowers heavy items from the truck trailer (which can be several feet high) to the ground, using a hydraulic mechanism similar to an elevator. If your delivery will go to an address not equipped with a loading dock, and you don't have access to a forklift, then selecting the lift-gate delivery option is a convenient alternative.

    A generator from T-REX can weigh hundreds of pounds. Without access to a loading dock or forklift, unloading one safely may require several able-bodied individuals. Delivery drivers are NOT required by their companies to help customers unload. Unless you are certain that a sufficient number of helpers will be available during the delivery, we urge you to specify the lift-gate shipping option before checking out. Charge for the lift-gate is $75.00, and is NOT included in the Free-Shipping Pledge offered by T-REX. We feel, however, that it is worth the investment.

    Residential Delivery:
    You need to inform us if your delivery will be going to a residential address. Freight companies need to know this because many residential areas can't be serviced by large semi trucks. The generator will instead be loaded onto a smaller truck tailored to home deliveries. A home which serves as a place of business (regardless of the presence of company name/signage), if located in a residential area, is still considered a residential address for shipping purposes. Please select the residential delivery option if applicable. T-REX agrees to pay all additional residential delivery costs, but to do so, we must be properly informed before shipping arrangements are made.



    To select your choice of residential or commercial delivery, please see the purchase options in the Add To Cart area.


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