Generac 6998 PowerPact 7.5kW Generator with 50A 8-circuit Transfer Switch Features:
NEW MODEL (SAME AS MODEL 69981).
Generac 6998 Features:
- The 50-Amp, NEMA 1, indoor only, lightweight Automatic Transfer Switch provides 8-circuit, automatic power to your home from this standby generator.
- The 6998 is run by the Generac OHV Engine, a staple in Generac power and reliability.
- Maximum 7500 LP Watts and 6000 NG Watts.
- It operates at 69 Decibels, which makes it a quiet electricity solution for homeowners.
- The True Power TM Technology in this model means reducing harmonic distortion to less than 5%. This equals cleaner quality of power for sensitive devices and appliances
- Residential standby generators must be durable, and the Steel Enclosure and Powder-Coat Finish are key in helping this model resist the elements.
- The 6998 comes with a 3-Year Limited Warranty.
- Generac takes pride in customer service, and offers 24/7, year-round customer support.
- Generac generators and their engines are constructed in the USA.
The new Generac 6998 7.5 kW PowerPactTM Home Standby Generator is of the same quality and affordability that sellers and homeowners have come to expect from Generac. As a residential standby generator, it offers features similar to those of the popular Guardian Series. Generac’s powerful and reliable OHV Engine powers the 6998. It measures at 36” long, 27” wide, and 25” high, weighs approximately 208 pounds, and runs with a limit of 7500 LP watts and 6000 NG watts.
The 6998 standby generator provides plenty of backup electricity to the home automatically, while also protecting your house’s 8 circuits via a lightweight Automatic Transfer Switch—indoor-rated, 50-Amp, NEMA 1. It is also a quiet unit, operating at 69 Decibels and satisfying any potential neighborhood noise regulations. It is also a powerful system that runs the home and family’s most important devices and appliances during an outage. It does so without a manual setup—thanks to its automatic transfer switch—refueling, or cords. Moreover, the Generac 6998 7.5/6 kW PowerPactTM, Air-Cooled Home Standby Generator also supplies gentle, clean power for more delicate appliances; True PowerTM Technology reduces harmonic distortion to less than 5%. This means significantly cleaner power quality which, in turn, means the electricity is safe for sensitive devices.
Generac generators and their engines are built in the USA, utilizing domestic and foreign parts in the construction. As a trusted generator and generator parts provider, Generac takes pride in the reliable construction and operation of their products, and in their customer service. They offer 24/7, 365 days-per-year customer support as part of all purchases. They’re always ready to answer your questions and make sure you get the most from your home’s standby power investment. The 6998 also has a 3-Year Limited Warranty and is, overall, an excellent alternative to a portable home generator.
I got this PowerPact generator (6KW Natural Gas) as I got tired of using a portable 5KW generator for the occasional times we lose power. Our home does not have any major electrical appliances (everything is NG), so 6KW provides enough power for the entire house as long as we are careful about not turning on too many appliances (like a toaster or coffee maker) at the same time. The price was reasonable and there was the added benefit of an 8 circuit automatic transfer switch (ATS).
Some things to keep in mind: Even though some of the advertising refers to this unit as being digital, there is very little, if anything, that is digital. The control panel only has a few push button switches and idiot lights. There is no digital display of any kind. There is no engine hour meter to help you monitor the need for oil changes. I purchased an inexpensive digital hour/rpm meter for the generator unit and twin frequency/voltage/amperage meters for the ATS so I could monitor and balance load. And I was surprised to learn after I purchased this that there is no ability to use any kind of wireless app with this unit, nor is there any kind of accessory available from Generac to do this. Wireless apps make it much easy to monitor the device and look at usage history.
The other thing to keep in mind is there are very substantial costs in putting in a standby generator even if you do all the work yourself and shop for good prices on materials and supplies. So far, my additional costs have been about $1,300 above the cost of the generator. The single largest cost has been for multi-conductor generator and hook-up wire, which has been about $500. A starter battery and battery heater mat are not included. The battery heater is recommended for any conditions below freezing. You may or may not have to build a separate pad and there are things like any gas fittings and pipe. It all adds up. If you hired someone, the $1,300 cost would probably double at a minimum and maybe triple.
So, now the bad news about Generac. I had a solenoid in the ATS box fail while testing. The coil burned up. Upon closer inspection, I could see that two of coil wires were pinched in the subassembly frame during manufacturer. A very clear error. I wish I had seen it before testing as I could probably have removed the subassembly and reassembled it with no pinch.
Generac has been terrible. I have sent pictures showing the problem. I even offered to send them the offending part and install myself, but they insist on having a dealer do the work. So, it has been over a month and no repair. The Generac agent assigned to this case never replies to emails, answer the phone, or returns calls. This is just miserable warranty service. Nothing like the brochure that describes “24/7, 365 Customer Support Team standing by all-day every-day from our headquarters in Wisconsin to answer any questions you might have.” I have tried finding someone else at Generac to respond or take over. No luck.
I installed mine last year and this has worked perfect. It runs once a week for maintaining non loaded. I have had it come on Three times with power outages and I have to say I am very happy with my unit as a back up. No cords no old fuel and only ten seconds of a delay ! Great deal for the price.
Very pleased with our purchase and the support we received over the phone from AP Electric. Arrived quicker than promised.
We did not need to power up everything in house so this Generac 6998 was the perfect size for us. Install was easy. Product shipped fast and arrived undamaged. Happy
this Generac 6998 7.5kW generator was the just the right size for what I needed to power up in the event of a power outage which happens frequently in my neck of the woods in Michigan. Arrived quickly and in perfect shape. Bring on the snow and wind storms I am ready this winter. Thank You AP!!