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8kW1 Home Generator System

Smaller is Smarter

The 8kW1 Home Generator System by GE keeps the essentials powered in your home. The lights stay on. The refrigerator keeps things cold. The furnace keeps you toasty warm on a cold winter's night.

Our 8kW1 GE generator has the smallest standby generator footprint of its class. Its compact design, convenient placement options and unmatched warranty make it the best choice for homeowners with small properties.

Compact. Convenient. The smart choice.

MSRP: $2,199.00*

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*Unit price only. Installation not included.

  • Smallest Standby Generator

    Featuring a new space-saving design, this home generator has the smallest standby generator footprint of its class. This backup generator is a perfect fit for homeowners with small properties.

  • Comprehensive Warranty2

    We offer a comprehensive parts and labor, 4-year limited warranty2, so you can be assured of our commitment to quality. And your pocketbook.

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  • Natural Gas Pressure Requirements

    Rated for operation in areas with low natural gas pressure. This standby generator can operate at 3.5'' to 7'' water column.

  • Convenient Placement Options

    Our 8kW1 standby generators can be placed as close as 18” from the home in accordance with the National Fire Protection Agency testing standard3. Being a small generator, our 8kW1 standby generator is the best choice for home owners with tight lot lines.

  • Premium Engine in Your Backup Generator

    Newly designed for standby applications like this home generator, Briggs & Stratton engines deliver reliability, performance and durability to meet your power demands.

  • Designed Around Your Protection

    Thoroughly tested to meet rigorous the National Fire Protection 37 Agency standard, this is the only 8kW1 standby generator with an all-steel enclosure base, so it can withstand temperatures more than double that of aluminum and far beyond that of plastic.

    With an external, automatic gas shut-off valve, low pressure regulator and the only thermally protected fuel system found on any 8kW1 home generator in the industry, we’ve raised the bar on protecting your home and family.

  • Long-Lasting Durability

    Our enclosures are made from rust-resistant, durable Galvanneal steel, providing years of protection against chipping and abrasions on your GE generator.

  • Availability

    This standby generator is available for sale in all 50 states.

1This generator is rated in accordance with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) 2200 (stationary engine generator assemblies) and CSA (Canadian Standards Association) standard C22.2 No. 100-04 (motors and generators)
2Warranty details available at
3Installations must strictly comply with all applicable codes, industry standards, laws, regulations and provided installation manual. Running engines give off carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas so it is important to keep exhaust gas away from any windows, doors, ventilation intakes or crawl spaces. The installation manual contains specific instructions related to generator placement in addition to NFPA 37, including the requirement that Carbon monoxide detectors be installed and maintained in your home.
Not for Prime Power or use where standby systems are legally required, for serious life safety or health hazards, or where lack of power hampers rescue of fire-fighting capabilities.
Watts (LP) 8000
Watts (NG) 6000
Engine Brand Briggs & Stratton
Engine Series Intek
CC 500
Number of Cylinders 1
Operation Fully Automatic
Voltage (V) 120/240C AC, Single Phase, 1.0 pf
Amps (240V): (LP) 33.3
Amps (240V): (NG) 25.0
Alternator Type Brushed, Computer-Friendly
Fuel Consumption (Cubic Feet per Hour @ Half Load3) 1.04 gal/hr (Liquid Propane), 94 ft(3)/hr (Natural Gas)
Fuel Consumption (Cubic Feet per Hour @ Full Load3) 1.57 gal/hr (Liquid Propane); 121 ft(3)/hr (Natural Gas)
Fuel Pressure Lubrication Yes
Weekly Exerciser Yes
Battery/Battery Charger Battery Sold Separately/Battery Charger Included
Overcrank Protection Yes
Hour Meter Yes
Diagnostic Alerts with Remote System Status Yes
Length 28.0"
Width 24.4"
Height 33.5"
Weight (lbs) 252
Warranty2 4 Year Parts and Labor
MSRP $2,199.00
3Fuel consumption rates are estimated based on normal operating conditions at ½ load. Generator operation may be greatly affected by elevation and the cycling operation of multiple electrical appliances – fuel flow rates may vary depending on these factors.
Prices may vary. Price does not include cost of installation.

50 Amp, 10 Circuit Transfer Switch

Commonly used with the 8kW1 standby generator, the 50 amp, 10 circuit automatic transfer switch covers the basics by powering only a selected number of circuits.

Flexible, indoor /outdoor transfer switch placement makes it convenient to install. All of our weather resistant transfer switches are NEMA 3R rated for maximum protection against, dirt, rain, sleet and snow.

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