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GE 17,000-Watt Generator System with Symphony II Whole House 200-Amp Transfer Switch

Model # 40380|Store SKU # 1000721765

Overview

Model # 40380 Store SKU # 1000721765

Perfect for medium-sized and large homes, our GE 17KW Standy Generators meet the power needs of your whole house. It features ground-breaking power management technology, advanced safeguarding features that meet rigorous industry fire protection standards, and a unique air flow design that makes this our quietest generator yet. There has never been a better time to protect your family.

  1. Thoroughly tested against rigorous national fire protection agency standards, this is the only 17KW standby generator with an all-steel enclosure and all-steel base, so it can withstand temperatures more than double that of aluminum and far beyond that of plastic
  1. Proven to deliver non-stop reliability, our 17KW standby generators are powered by premium-grade Vanguard engines that are developed for tough commercial applications
  1. Featuring unique air-flow technology, our 17KW standby generator is our quietest generator yet, and because it is 50% quieter than many portable generators, this is the best choice to keep your neighbors happy
  1. Our enclosures are made from the same rust-resistant, durable galvanneal steel and paint process that is used in the automotive industry, resulting in years of protection against chipping and abrasions
  1. Our electronic governor provides stable, consistent power for sensitive electronics and today's most advanced appliances
  1. The patented Symphony<sup>®</sup> II power controls provide a managed power solution that gives you access to every powered item in your home, just not at the same time. By using power management modules, appliances are prioritized and turn on/off based on need and the electrical load placed on your generator

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
34
Assembled Height (in inches)
31
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
484
Assembled Width (in inches)
48
Packaged Depth (in inches)
36
Packaged Height (in inches)
39
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
564
Packaged Width (in inches)
72

Details

Certified
Country of Origin
US-United States
Engine Make
Vanguard Engine
Features
Wireless Monitor, Power Management System, Rust Resistant, Fire Resistant, Transfer Switch Included
Fuel Type
Gasoline

Warranty / Certifications

5 year parts and labor limited warranty is one of the best in the industry
17,000-Watt Generator System with Symphony II Whole House 200-Amp Transfer SwitchGE 17,000-Watt Generator System with Symphony II Whole House 200-Amp Transfer SwitchPerfect for medium-sized and large homes, our GE 17KW Standy Generators meet the power needs of your whole house. It features ground-breaking power management technology, advanced safeguarding features that meet rigorous industry fire protection standards, and a unique air flow design that makes this our quietest generator yet. There has never been a better time to protect your family.
GE
1000721765
CAD59112022-07-05
The Home Depot Canada
17,000-Watt Generator System with Symphony II Whole House 200-Amp Transfer Switch is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 3.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality choice I install and have an 18/20k system generator since 2007. Mine also sounds like it is missing each week when it exercises and has since day one. However, when under load it runs smooth and works perfect. I also had an issue with multiple attempts to start before it would finally start. I found if I taped the Regulator control board relay it would start the first time. I then replaced the Regulator Control board and since 2014 have not missed a beat or any problems when I have a loss of normal power. Operates both A/C units in the summer plus 2 refrigerators and a freezer and sump pumps. No issues using other home appliances during any outage. The only thing I did do was to place the pool heater on a relay that shuts down the pool and heater power. Mainly because the heater is a 300,000 btu gas unit which I didn't want taking gas pressure away from the backup generator.
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from To Soon to Tell It can take up to 5 attemps to start on auto, 3 times not starting at all. Installer has been good about responding. Still don't trust the unit because of this. Motor sounds like it is missing when it is running. I was told at the time of installation that this would happen. I was told by the Tech that Briggs & Stratton say this is acceptable & should clear up with time. The tech also speculated that the electronic gov. may be an issue. It just sounds like it might cut off when running after spending that much money.
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Clearly not what I expected The generator looks good, but looks are deceiving. The gen has 4.6 hrs on it and doesn't run. The time we needed power, it failed. We have two codes which are flashing "under voltage and under frequency". We have contacted GE over three weeks ago and still no word as to when it will be fixed or replaced. I choose GE over all the other brands thinking it would be of high quality above all other standards. I now wish I went with another manufacturer and probably would had saved some money.
Date published: 2013-09-03
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can this generator be used on a continuos bssis?

I want to use it to power my cabin for up to 12 months continually
Asked by: watt
Although the generator can be run continually if needed, this is not meant to be the primary source of power for a residence. Having this be the primary source of power will void the warranty.
Answered by: Briggs & Stratton
Date published: 2018-09-04

can this generator be use out side the country?

Asked by: Nicky5
It depends on where you are located. To verify, please locate your nearest dealer here: http://bit.ly/YgUcSS
Answered by: GeGenerators Support
Date published: 2016-03-13

Country of origin

What is the country of origin of the motor and the generator? Are there any Chinese made parts on this gerator and are the windings all copper?
Asked by: Physicsman
The generator itself is made in the USA from global and domestic parts.
Answered by: GeGenerators Support
Date published: 2016-03-13

Natural Gas Line

What size gas line is needed for a whole house generator? The same as a BBQ pit or something larger in diameter?
Asked by: vhayes
Hello vhayes, The size of the gas line needed will depend greatly on a few factors. Most important of these factors is checking the NFPA guidelines under NFPA 54: National Fuel Gas Code the most recent edition of which can be found here: http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/document-information-pages?mode=code&amp;code=54 Other considerations when installing a generator like this is the amount of fuel required at half and maximum loads. As well as considerations like the inclusion of shut-off valves, one of which needs to installed on the fuel supply line within at least 6 ft of the unit. A licensed installer well be able to navigate many of these requirements, while also being knowledgeable of any unique local codes that need to be adhered to. I hope this information is helpful. Cheers, Chris
Answered by: ChrisFixit
Date published: 2016-01-24

will this generator power my pool equipment during an outage in winter?

Asked by: Greg
Hi Greg, Thank you for your question. I did reach out to the manufacturer on your question and here is their response to you. To ensure that this unit will support your pool equipment, please contact a certified and licensed electrician to do a load calculation to determine the correct size GE standby generator that will best suit your needs. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Sushma
Date published: 2015-11-04

Can Home Depot provide an electrician to make the connection and provide regular yearly service ?

Asked by: broker
Thank you for asking. Please see the following link for information on Generator Installation: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/ContentView?pn=SV_HS_Generator_Installation&amp;storeId=10051&amp;langId=-1&amp;catalogId=10053 -OR- contact your local certified and licensed electrician from The Home Depot, the brand you trust at 800-557-5221. Get professional installation help from our expert electrical contractors.
Answered by: HomeDepot
Date published: 2015-11-07
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