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2013 Electric Generator Models


2013 Featured Standby Generators from GE Generator Systems

Standby generators by GE are smaller and more reliable than ever. Featuring our ground-breaking Symphony® II Power Management System, GE Generator Systems offer functionality, dependability and an attractive design.

Is a standby generator the best choice for your home’s backup power needs? Learn more about how a generator works and the difference between a backup generator and portable generator.

Find out how the 2013 lineup of GE standby generators can empower homeowners.

The Small but Mighty GE 8kW1 Generator

GE’s 8kW1 generator is the most powerful generator for its footprint and tackles an entire home’s  backup power needs. While keeping light bulbs and refrigerators running, units can be placed as close as 18’’ to the home in accordance with National Fire Protection Agency 37 testing standard.2 This small generator is a perfect fit for small properties and tight lot lines.

Designed to protect families and manufactured to last, the 8kW1 standby generator by GE is the only generator of its size with an all-steel enclosure and all-steel base so it can withstand temperatures more than double that of aluminum, and far beyond that of plastic. Equipped with an automatic transfer switch, the 8kW1 home generator unit immediately detects power loss, determines power needs, and starts automatically.

Despite their small size, 8kW1 standby generators are powerful enough to run all of the essentials, keeping homes warm, food fresh, and lights on while being an affordable alternative to larger generators, as they can pay for themselves in just one power outage. 

Value-Oriented 10kW1 Standby Generator by GE

Compact and a great value, a 10kW1 generator by GE is equipped with Symphony® II Power Management tools to automatically manage and prioritize backup electricity to any appliance, light, TV or computer in your home, including up to two central air conditioner units. With the smallest footprint of its class, the 10kW1 unit is both compact and affordable. 

Like the 8kW1 generator, 10kW1 generators can also be placed 18’’ from your house while meeting rigorous National Fire Protection Agency standards2. These small generators by GE are also equipped with a thermally-protected fuel system. 

Durable Generators by GE Home Generator Systems

While the small generators are the newest addition to the GE lineup, every 2013 standby generator from GE is built to last.  Our durable generators are protected by enclosures made from rust-resistant, tough galvanized steel. This galvanized steel generator enclosure’s advanced paint process protects against the chipping and abrasion that occurs from wear and tear by the elements.

All GE home generators are powered by Briggs & Stratton engines that were recently redesigned to meet the reliability and durability needs of standby generators.


>> Check out the full line of Standby generators available to meet diverse power needs. 

Buy a Standby Generator from GE

Are you interested in an efficient standby generator that saves money and time by keeping your food fresh, your floors dry, and your lights on throughout a storm? Find a GE generator dealer today.

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 operations

1 This 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).

2 Installations 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.