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"NorthStar Portable Generator - 15,000 Surge Watts, 13,500 Rated Watts, Electric Start, EPA and CARB-Compliant"

Item# 165607
"Rugged, newly designed NorthStar 15,000 Watt Generator features a smaller footprint and the latest Honda V-Twin engine to deliver more power, use less fuel and run quieter Noise Level dB 79, Engine Honda GX690 OHV, Fuel Capacity gal. 11, Battery Included No, Rated Watts 13,500, Start Type Electric, Run Time 8 hrs. @ 1/2 load, Engine Displacement cc 688, Receptacles qty. 11, Surge Watts 15,000, Dimensions L x W x H in. 32 3/8 x 24 3/8 x 26 7/8, HP 22.2, Battery Required Yes, Low Oil Shutdown Yes, Gross Torque 35.6 ft.-lbs. @ 3,600 RPM, Fuel Type Gasoline. Variable Timing Digital CDI ignition offers excellent starting and high-power output Low oil shutdown protects engine Volt and hour meters allow for convenient monitoring Full roll cage protection with antirip mounts Solid base prevents grass, dirt and dust from getting into the engine and alternator V-mount vibration isolation system extends generator life High-quality 100 copper-wound brushless head with low THD for safe use with sensitive equipment EPA and CARB compliant Optional wheel kit, Item# 165621, adds convenient portability"
Average Customer Rating:
4.667 out of 5
4.7
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Rating Summary (6 reviews)
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6 of 6(100%)would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for "NorthStar Portable Generator - 15,000 Surge Watts, 13,500 Rated Watts, Electric Start, EPA and CARB-Compliant"
Review 1 for "NorthStar Portable Generator - 15,000 Surge Watts, 13,500 Rated Watts, Electric Start, EPA and CARB-Compliant"
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

GOOD ECONOMICAL GENERATOR

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February 5, 2015
By FRANK56
from SANTA MARIA CA
" This generator seems robust and well made for the price. Has a good Honda engine, its not too loud. I would not run it overnight if you were in a campsite. Provides good even power. Very little assy. required. Just add a battery, fuel and oil. Started right up after a few cranks. It is a little heavy for one person to move around. I recommend buying the wheel kit if your going to be solo while using it. "
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+3points
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Review 2 for "NorthStar Portable Generator - 15,000 Surge Watts, 13,500 Rated Watts, Electric Start, EPA and CARB-Compliant"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

A Beast!

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January 7, 2015
By 1HouseMouse
from Maine
" Please order the wheel kit before the generator or when the truck arrives, the generator sits where it's placed. It's a beast. Read all the directions that are supplied and you will have absolutely no problems. Customer service is wonderful and on top of the game. Research the 14-60R outlet before you order the generator if you intend to use it to power your whole building or home. The corresponding wiring, plugs and transfer panel or switch can be quite expensive to set up but, it you take your time and shop, you can find the bargains. They are out there. I'm quite pleased with the performance and overall sound level of the muffler. It's not as "Loud" as others have made issue of. I find it quite within reason. "
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
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Review 3 for "NorthStar Portable Generator - 15,000 Surge Watts, 13,500 Rated Watts, Electric Start, EPA and CARB-Compliant"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Top Quality Portable Generator

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April 24, 2013
By Neilmc5
from Stanhope New Jersey
" I own a small 3,500 watt Portable Generator. Being a big fan of Northern Tool and Equipment because of their exceptional Values and quality Tool's, I decided during the Last Serious Hurricane on the East Coast to upgrade to a much more capable Portable Generator. I chose the 15000 watt North Star. This unit employes a Honda twin cylinder engine, is very portable and constructed of very high quality parts and has the power to run all the appliances in my home simultaneously. Although on backorder when ordered, it arrived in perfect condition in two weeks! I hooked it up to my Pannel after installing the battery and gassing it up, it fired up in seconds and was carreying the load with ease and at a very low noise level compared to my old 3,500 watt unit. This is a very capable Generator for home or on the job sites, I am very happy and pleased with its purchased.
Neilmc5 "
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
0points
12out of 24found this review helpful.
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Review 4 for "NorthStar Portable Generator - 15,000 Surge Watts, 13,500 Rated Watts, Electric Start, EPA and CARB-Compliant"
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice product / poor packing job

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August 11, 2012
By easygo123
from PA
" The product is very nice with the exception it is a bit loud. I added fuel and oil (I choose to use 5-30 Synthetic oil) pulled the choke, turned the key, and it started without hesitation. The exhaust becomes hot very fast. Be sure to keep all combustable things far away from the exhaust. Upon delivery, I was not overly impressed. The unit was delivered in a cardboard box. It was not strapped to a pallet. The plastic bag apparently was just tossed in the generator box because it had a large hole in the bag from rubbing against the steel cage and some of the battery hardware fell out of the bag and was nearly lost. The wheel kit is okay. The handles are not that strudy. The wheels are okay, but I would suggest you ask about and negotigate and purchase a pair of Never Flat All Rubber Tires. A center lift hook would be nice, but there are ways to lift the unit without one. Caution, do not weld anything to the cage of the unit because there is the high possibility that the unit could be damaged internally due to a welding ark.
I hope to get many years of service out of this unit. I like the fact the Northern Tool has customer service at NorthStar. The folks there seem very knowledgable about this product. Overall, I am very satisfied with this product.
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+2points
10out of 18found this review helpful.
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Review 5 for "NorthStar Portable Generator - 15,000 Surge Watts, 13,500 Rated Watts, Electric Start, EPA and CARB-Compliant"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Powers the whole house

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May 14, 2012
By HarleyRiderFLHTP
from Florida
" I bought this generator and had an electrician set up the Transfer station for remote power to the house if we lose power. It handles the power for the entire house even the central air. The house is about 1600 SF and has no trouble. "
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+11points
11out of 11found this review helpful.
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Review 6 for "NorthStar Portable Generator - 15,000 Surge Watts, 13,500 Rated Watts, Electric Start, EPA and CARB-Compliant"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Best Gen set I have seen

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January 9, 2012
By BetterThanExpected
from Amherst, NH
" I just bought this generator and had the transfer switch installed. Setup was easy. I was impressed with this package. It is very well made and should provide years of service. Everything about it is heavy-duty. I have tested it by switching my entire home over to it and running basically everything at the same time including the electric range (1 large burner). During the test, the engine never appeared to be working hard to carry the load. I have two other homes that I now need to have transfer switches installed. During a major power outage, I will use this generator to cover the homes that are without power. My neighbors will become my new best friends when the power goes out and they see all my lights on. "
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+11points
11out of 11found this review helpful.
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