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36kW Protector

Model #RG036

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Generac Protector 36kW Standby Generator

Automatic Backup for Large or Custom Homes
Looking to back up your entire home, or more items than usual? Consider the Protector Series gaseous automatic backup generator line. These units powers essential appliances and modern technologies during power outages, allowing homeowners and their families to continue living life comfortably and without interruption.

What Makes the Protector Series Such a Great Choice?
Generac's Protector Series offers benefits that competitors’ can’t match. Installation flexibility and cost reduction. Sophisticated, yet intuitive controls. Quiet operation. Supported by a 24/7/365 customer support team at our corporate headquarters, and a nationwide dealer network of more than 6,000 strong.

The best liquid cooled engine packs more power into a smaller footprint - ideal when space is a premium.  The neutral styling, color and small footprint fits unobtrusively into landscaping. Clean burning, continuous fuel choice of natural gas to LP.

True Power™ Technology
Delivers best-in class power quality with less than 5% total harmonic distortion (THD) for clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics and appliances.

Evolution™ Controller
A cutting-edge, intuitive control. The Evolution controller features a multilingual, two-line LCD text display with color-coded, backlit buttons. It has received upgrades, including USB flash capability, smart battery charging, voltage adjustment, and backlit membrane pad style buttons.

5-year limited warranty, with extended warranty options available.
We are proud of our innovative product design, high quality and first-class reliability so we stand behind them with a strong 5, 7 or 10-year limited warranty.

Tough, Durable All-Aluminum Enclosures
Our RhinoCoat™ powder-coated finish helps make corrosion-resistant aluminum perfect for all weather conditions.

All backup generators run a weekly test to ensure the system is running properly. Thanks to Quiet-Test, your Protector Series home generator runs its self-test at a lower, quieter RPM, which can be programmed to run weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.

Mobile Link™ Remote Monitoring
Mobile Link is the optional cellular remote monitoring system from Generac that allows you to check your generator’s status from anywhere in the world using your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Additional Features
Improved stub ups and electrical connection access decrease installation costs. All connections are dual conductor rated, and the implementation of quick connects for the control wires, completely eliminates the need for crimping or lugging.
Improved customer connection access, which decreases installation costs.

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from I hope this one works i purchased a similar product 4 years ago and it never worked properly. The people who installed it are no longer in business and Generac basically washed their hands of the issue. We purchased a brand new product on the "hope" that based on the "reputation" (and only the reputation) of Generac, that this will work .. I see comments about reliability . .this has not been our experience with a $20k product.
Date published: 2019-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very reliable This is our second one and no problems with either one.
Date published: 2019-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good So far it has been outstanding a lot quieter than I expected for a 36000 KW. Looks great also. JUST WAITING FOR THE HURRICANES.!!!
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The product has great features. The product is easy and effortless to use. It will automatically kick in when the power goes out. I don't have to worry about my food in fridge or freezer if I'm not home. I no longer have run out and hook up my gas generator for power.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works when you need it to! I bought this generator to be installed along side a new 3800+ sq ft home in a rural area of Florida. I researched quite a few options before ultimately deciding on Generac for the value, reputation, and dealer network. The installation wasn't overly complicated for my electrician or propane company to tackle, albeit it did take quite a bit of work moving it into position. My wife and I moved into our house shortly before hurricane season, when the West Coast of Florida was hit with Hurrican Irma. Needless to say the money spent on this generator was well worth it. Our area was without utility power for nearly 4 days (short compared to others) and the generator started up, transferred power, and ran flawlessly for all of them, stopping only so that I could service it and check it over. The only complaint (and It's really not even that) is that this generator seems a little louder than I was expecting, although still quieter than a larger portable gas unit would be. I think this is partially just my perception since the engine runs at 3600 rpm constantly. In hindsight I may have gone with a Quietsource series from Generac since they are engineered to run at 1800 rpm, spec sheets don't show that much of a reduction in DB levels though. Overall I am very pleased with this generator so far, hopefully we will get many years of service from it!
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The unit was the right size for our needs. The unit was just installed and we have not experienced a power outage yet so it is too early for a complete review. The appearance is good and the size of the motor with the switching system was the best fit for our home so I am happy with the features and the value we received for the price.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ready to use! We hope we won’t need it, but if we do we’re ready for bad weather.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet but Control Panel Funky Our new Generac generator is now in place and runs well. It is extremely quiet for a generator of its size!! Good news!! However, setting up the generator with the control panel is a real pain and requires reading the instructions thoroughly. It should be much more simple and intuitive. More after it fires up at its first regularly scheduled test and sends me diagnostic data via the app...
Date published: 2017-09-15
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