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Generac XT8000EFI Generator
Recall notice

In July 2021 this portable generator was recalled because an unlocked handle can pinch consumers’ fingers against the generator frame when the generator is moved, posing finger amputation and crushing hazards. 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable generators, unless the locking pin has been inserted to secure the handle in place before and after moving the generator, and contact Generac toll-free at (844)-242-3493 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.generac.com/handleguard or www.generac.com and click on Important Safety Information for more information.

For more information go to the CPSC recall notice at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Generac-Recalls-Portable-Generators-Due-to-Finger-Amputation-and-Crushing-Hazards#

XT8000EFI
This Generac Portable (7000 - 8500) generator is gasoline-powered and is rated for 8000 watts. It has:
  • electric start
  • low-oil shutoff
  • 5 power outlets
Description
This Generac Portable (7000 - 8500) generator is gasoline-powered and is rated for 8000 watts. It has:
  • electric start
  • low-oil shutoff
  • 5 power outlets

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Power delivery

Power delivery

How much wattage models delivered and how well they handled surges in power demand over various loads.

 /  5
Power quality

Power quality

A generator's ability to deliver power smoothly, with consistent voltage.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

Measured at 23 and 50 feet from the generator. We recommend hearing protection for standing close by the unit while it's running.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

Includes starting, transport (for portables), and helpful features such as fuel shutoff.

 /  5
CO safety technology

CO safety technology

The presence and responsiveness of built-in CO-sensing technology to automatically shut the generator off in an enclosed space before CO builds up to dangerous levels.

 /  5

About

The Generac XT8000EFI is part of the Generators test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Portable Generators models like the XT8000EFI are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Power delivery How much wattage models delivered and how well they handled surges in power demand over various loads.

Power quality A generator's ability to deliver power smoothly, with consistent voltage.

Noise Measured at 23 and 50 feet from the generator. We recommend hearing protection for standing close by the unit while it's running.

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