Homelite 5000 Watt Generator Specifications

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Portable generators are very useful in the event of a utility blackout.
Portable generators are very useful in the event of a utility blackout. (Image: Nicholas Eveleigh/Photodisc/Getty Images)

The Homelite 5000 Watt Generator is a portable machine manufactured for home emergency use or use at a campsite. The portability feature allows for multiple uses. The unit operates at 5,000 running watts and 6250 starting watts. Backed by a two-year manufacturer's warranty, this unit has received very good reviews by many consumers.

Dimensions and Weight

The Homelite 5000 Watt Generator is not very large. It has a depth of 26 inches, a height of 24 3/4 inches and a width of 28 inches. The unit weighs 160 pounds.

Fuel and Fuel Capacity

The Homelite 5000 Watt Generator uses gasoline as its fuel. The fuel tank holds 6.5 gallons of gas. As there is no fuel gauge, knowing the run-time of the engine is important. It consumes .65 gallons per hour. The motor is a 389cc OHV Engine with low lubricant shut down. Rated at 10 horsepower, its run time is seven and a half hours at 50 percent of load.

The Homelite 5000 Watt Generator uses gasoline as fuel.
The Homelite 5000 Watt Generator uses gasoline as fuel. (Image: old gas pump image by Brett Bouwer from Fotolia.com)

Electrical Specifications

The Homelite 5000 Watt Generator operates at 5,000 running watts and 6250 starting watts. It puts out 30 amperes (Amps). The unit has four 120V 20Amp outlets and one 120V/240V 30Amp twist lock outlet for a total of five outlets.

Additional Features

The Homelite 5000 Watt Generator ships with a wheel and handle kit that includes assembly hardware, support feet with hardware, additional engine lubricant and an operator's manual. With its included muffler, the generator puts out 85 (db) decibels.

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