JustAnswer Customer: What is the differences between the designations XT, XG, etc?
JustAnswer Customer: Generac.
JustAnswer Customer: Looking at XT 8000 (Lowes) and XG 8000 (Home Depot).
JustAnswer Customer: Not sure what Costco carries.
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Curtis B.: Technician: Here is direct response from Generac on both units.
Curtis B.: Technician: Looks lie either will do simialr jobs, with the XG having more plug options and idle control on the E model.
Curtis B.: Technician: Generac’s XT8000E and XG8000E portable generators are two very comparable units.
Curtis B.: Technician: Both of these portable generators feature a 120/240, 30 Amp outlet, which features a L14-30R twist-lock receptacle.
Curtis B.: Technician: These receptacles are protected by two 20 Amp circuit breakers.
Curtis B.: Technician: These generators also bestow two 120v, 20 Amp GFCI duplex outlets, however, the XT8000E’s duplex outlets are protected by a 30 amp, 2 pole circuit breaker, whereas the XG8000E is protected by two 30 Amp push-to-reset circuit breakers.
Curtis B.: Technician: Both of these portable generators feature a fuel shut off valve, functional choke, single touch electric start, and low oil shutdown.
Curtis B.: Technician: Furthermore, each unit is AC rated for 8,000 continuous running watts and 66.6 amps at 120v and 33.3 Amps at 240 volts.
Curtis B.: Technician: There are however, several differences between these two portable generators as well.
Curtis B.: Technician: To start, Generac’s XT8000E features the OHV Engine (420cc), where as the XG8000E utilizes Generac’s OHVI Engine (407cc).
Curtis B.: Technician: Additionally, XT8000E features 10” wide, never-flat wheels and a comfort grip handle with a fold-down mechanism, while the XG8000E features 9.5” semi-solid wheels and a folding/locking handle.
Curtis B.: Technician: While the XT8000E features Idle Control, the XG8000E does not have this feature (Idle Control enables the engine to operate at a normal rpm when there is an electrical load present and automatically reduces the engine to a lower rpm when a load is not present).
Curtis B.: Technician: Moreover, the XT8000E has fuel tank capacity of 7.5 gallons (28.4L) and an 11 hour run time at 50% load, whereas the XG8000E features a fuel tank capacity of 9 gallons (34L) and a 10 hour run time at 50%.
Curtis B.: Technician: Please note that there is no difference in the quality of power provided by either of these units.
Curtis B.: Technician: While the OHVI engine utilized in our XG8000E is the longest lasting engine in the industry, the idle control featured on the XT8000E will help the unit conserve fuel and reduce noise levels emitted from the unit.
Curtis B.: Technician: Should you need further assistance deciding which unit you would like to utilize, please contact Generac directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) with any further comments, questions, or concerns.
Curtis B.: Technician: Thanks!
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