Generac 5802 XG10000E Review
The heavy duty, professional quality Generac 5802 XG10000E portable generator features an impressive 10,000-watt power supply (12,500 surge watts). Powered by a powerful 530cc OHVI (Overhead Valve Industrial) engine the Generac 5802 enjoys a longer product life than other competitive engines. Engineered to provide an emergency power supply for domestic blackouts in order to run household appliances such as security systems to fridge freezers whilst also being powerful enough to be used in commercial/construction applications. With an advanced lit display control panel to ensure ease of use during low visibility and a useful electric start up and power bar to monitor wattage, this portable generator offers a quick and efficient power supply. The Generac 5802 runs up to 10 hours on a 50% load and also features an automotive spin-on style oil filter so that the oil stays cleaner for longer, ensuring less maintenance is required.
Users have been pleased with the ease in which the generator has supplied numerous household appliances during emergency domestic blackouts, commenting upon the noteworthy 1,000 output wattage. Customers have also been satisfied with the aesthetic design of the Generac 5802 as being compact, solid and ergonomic considering its powerful output and heavy duty capacity and portable ability. Despite this, some users have expressed difficulty in the location of the oil tank in terms of refilling it using a funnel or tubing and suggesting that a longer, thinner funnel is supplier with the Generac to improve ease of use. Other criticisms of the design have included that the battery connecting cables are also in a problematic place meaning that attachment is challenging. A notable number of customers have also been dissatisfied with the reliability of the output as it would not stay constant causing a disjointed power supply during blackouts which may be due to the fact that the motor did not always engage. However, the simplicity and usefulness of the set up manual has been praised for being fool proof therefore making the generator easy to assemble, including the attachment of the wheels and frame.
Overall, customers were mostly satisfied with the value of money and performance of the Generac 5802 XG10000E portable generator notwithstanding aforementioned potential design flaws. It purports to provide a professional level power supply which is perfect as a back-up portable power supply for a variety of household appliances during unpredictable periods of weather such as impending storms.