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Having a generator on hand to provide power to the necessary appliances in your home during an emergency, or to provide power to your job site during construction is always a good idea. But, with so many on the market today to choose from, it is hard to know which one can work well for you. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to, narrowing down our top three choices for the best 5,000 watt generators for this year.

 

Best Overall 5,000 Watt Gas Generator – WEN 56551

Our Best Overall goes to the the WEN 56551 5500-Watt 389cc 13-HP OHV Gas-Powered Portable Generator with Wheel Kit. Its 6.5 gallon fuel tank provides enough power to run for 11 hours on a half-load. It’s the perfect solution for emergency power at home or on a job site. Featuring a 13 hp motor, this generator delivers a consistent 5,000 watts, but offers an additional 500 watts for when you need extra power to start certain appliances.

When used on a job site, the WEN 56551 will deliver all the power you need to handle all construction tools. When used at home during a power outage, it will keep everything running smoothly to keep everyone comfortable and safe.

Because you never know what you may need to power with the generator, there are four 120-volt (standard U.S.) three-prong power outlets, a 120-volt/140-volt outlet, and a cigarette lighter style 12-volt plug, perfect for charging cell phones and other devices.

This generator features a light to indicate when power is on, so there is no guessing or having to read a meter. There is also a digital hour counter to show how many run time hours the generator has been used – which helps users determine when required maintenance should be handled. This generator also features a low oil automatic shutdown option, so that if users forget to add or change the oil, the engine does not become damaged. Running the generator with too little oil can lead to the need for expensive repairs.

The WEN 5500 generator features a manual starter, that in most cases can start with a single pull, though sometimes multiple pulls may be needed to get it started. It features everything you need to keep the generator stable on the ground once it is running, and a mobility kit designed to make it easy to move. It also comes with a two year limited warranty.

Looking for a nice tri-fuel generator? Take a look at our breakdown of the best tri-fuel generators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Portable 5,000 Watt Gas Generator – Yamaha EF6300iSDE

We’ve given this award to the Yamaha EF6300iSDE. It produces up to 6,300 watts of power, and can run for up to 13 hours at a ¼ load, on a single 4.5 gallon tank. It features an electric battery-powered starter and a an optional wireless remote control for ease of use, so you can start or stop the generator from up to 66 feet away. The Noise Block feature ensures it runs quietly and does not disturb your family during use.

With the 5,000 watt inverter generator, you have all the power you need to run power tools, computers, appliances, and other electronic equipment. Your engine speed will automatically adjust to the power demand, which ultimately conserves fuel to save you money. The built-in fuel level gauge lets you see how much fuel is left in the generator at a glance.

With dual voltage at 120 and 240 volts, you can run nearly anything in your home. The power meters lets you easily see how much power you’re using, and how much power is available. The hour meter lets you see how much running time you have accumulated, so you can easily see when it is time to either refuel or to perform routine maintenance tasks to keep the generator in good working order. The generator also comes with a three year warranty.

How about a smaller portable generator? Take a look at our list of the best generators under 3,000 watts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best 5,000 Watt Propane Generator – Champion Power Equipment 71330 LP

For those who would rather have a propane generator, we’ve given the title of Best 5,000 Watt Propane Generator to Champion Power Equipment No.71330 LP, a 6,000 watt portable generator. It produces 5,000 watts rated, and 6,000 maximum. It will run up to 8 and a half hours on a single 20 lb. tank of propane, at a half load.

Keep your family comfortable and safe during a power outage at home, as this generator can run your television, sump pump, refrigerator, and furnace fan all the the same time. If you need it for a construction site, it can run three to four power tools at once. The generator features a mobility kit to make it easier to move from place to place as needed.

This generator features two 120-volt duplex outlets, a 120-volt twist lock, and a 120/240 volt twist lock receptacle. There is built-in overload protection to prevent the generator from experiencing mechanical issues from trying to run too much power. There is also a low oil sensor that alerts you when it is time to change the oil in the motor. The Intelligauge feature shows the watts and hertz of power being used, and also includes an hour clock to show you how long the generator’s been in use. This helps the user see when routine maintenance tasks need to be performed to extend the overall lifespan of the generator. The generator comes with a two year limited warranty, as well.

No matter whether you want a gasoline or propane powered generator, any of these 5,000 watt generators will get the job done. Power what you need, when you need it, when electricity is not available. Because you never know when a storm may keep you without electricity for days on end, it is a good idea to keep a supply of either gasoline or propane to power your generator for a few days. If you need to conserve fuel, only run the essentials to charge your cell phone, protect your food supply and keep the temperature of your home ideal.

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