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NorthStar Portable Generator — 8000 Surge Watts, 6600 Rated Watts, EPA Phase 3 and CARB-Compliant
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NorthStar Portable Generator — 8000 Surge Watts, 6600 Rated Watts, EPA Phase 3 and CARB-Compliant

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This NorthStar® 8000 Watt Generator packs more power, greater fuel efficiency and quieter operation into a new, space-saving design.

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Ultimate Protection, Ultimate Performance

Ultimate Protection, Ultimate Performance

Keeping America Powered for Over 20 Years

Pros and homeowners who want the best trust NorthStar generators’ proven history of providing utility-grade electricity for reliable backup power, job sites, home projects, recreation and more. For over 20 years, NorthStar has set the portable power standard by engineering, assembling and rigorously testing all generator models at our state-of-the-art facility in Faribault, MN. Only premium quality components are used and each generator is backed by an industry-leading warranty. Trust NorthStar for dependable power in every situation, performance you can count on in emergencies and on the job.

Trusted in Emergencies

Powered by Honda Reliability

This NorthStar generator uses a top‐of‐the‐line, commercial‐grade Honda engine. This amazingly reliable, smooth‐running engine provides everything you need on the job or in emergencies — easy‐start convenience, improved power, greater fuel efficiency, longer run times and quieter operation.

Backed by Honda Durability

With an outstanding 3‐year limited warranty, the Honda GX engine adds even more value to your NorthStar generator. You get smooth, robust performance plus years of worry-free dependability.

Clean Power Keeps Electronics and Appliances Safe

Today’s appliances and electronics need clean power to run effectively. Clean power is smooth, steady power with low harmonic distortion. With less than 5% harmonic distortion at full load — the same as electricity from the utility company — this NorthStar generator provides reliable performance whenever you need it. Other brands advertise no load distortion levels yet actually have distortion levels as high as 20-30% at full load. Be sure to compare distortion levels at full load rating.

Trusted in Emergencies
Engineered To Perform

Engineered To Perform

Copper Heads Are Worth their Weight in Gold

Generator heads are often overlooked when it comes to choosing a generator. But their importance is key. NorthStar generators use oversized generator heads with 100% copper windings to provide the ultimate reliability and performance. Unlike other brands that use aluminum heads, we use copper‐wound brushless heads to allow your generator to run at full load continuously for weeks, if necessary, without the risk of overheating.

Less Vibration Means Less Wear, Longer Life

Excessive vibration is enemy number one to generators, causing premature wear and failure of generator components. Our advanced V‐mount vibration isolation system helps create a solid foundation to extend generator life, adding optimum flexibility and support. Captive vibration isolation mounts protect the generator when being transported and an optimized vibration control system provides smoother operation and less metal fatigue.

More Outlets Handle More Jobs

When you’re facing a power outage or a demanding project, it’s good to have options and this NorthStar generator gives you plenty. A full bank of up to 10 outlets allow you to power more tools, appliances and essentials than other brands. Plus, a built-in volt meter and hour meter provides feedback at a glance.

Fully Equipped

High Performance, Low Maintenance

This NorthStar generator is designed with all the extra features you need to keep power going in tough times. An extended run fuel tank reduces refilling and power interruptions. Variable Timing Digital CDI ignition offers excellent starting and high-power output. Tubular full steel roll cage construction with anti-rip V-mounts provide rock‐solid protection. Locking plug outlets allow for easy connection to a transfer switch to get power up and running in minutes. You can also add a wheel kit for maximum portability.

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Built To Last

Built To Last

Engineered to Last Up to 8 Times Longer

When it comes to quality, we’re in a class of our own. NorthStar generators are designed and manufactured to last up to eight times longer than other brands.

Over 1000 Hours of Testing

Nobody tests generators more than we do. NorthStar engineers test each generator design to the point of failure to make sure your generator won’t fail you. Thousands of hours of rigorous real-world testing situations in our Faribault, MN testing facility ensure optimum performance and maximum life. A test report is included with every generator to verify it is as good as the one we tested.

The NorthStar Advantage

Industry-Leading Warranty

NorthStar generators are built to last. For your extra peace of mind, we stand behind our product with an industry-leading 4-year consumer, 2-year commercial and 3 year Honda GX Engine limited warranty.

Guaranteed Satisfaction

Shop in complete confidence, knowing Northern Tool + Equipment protects your investment and is ready to provide you with the assistance and helpful resources you need.

Superior Service and Support

Should you ever need service or support, help is a phone call or e-mail away. NorthStar's field-trained technical staff is ready to help. For convenience, our professional in-store service department performs all repairs on site. Replacement parts are stocked at our Northern Tool + Equipment warehouse and ready to ship the same day your order is received.

The NorthStar Advantage

Features + Benefits

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Features for NorthStar Portable Generator — 8000 Surge Watts, 6600 Rated Watts, EPA Phase 3 and CARB-Compliant
  • Digital CDI ignition offers excellent starting and high-power output
  • Full roll cage with antirip mounts prevents damage if tipped
  • 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
  • Includes voltmeter
  • EPA and CARB compliant
  • Optional wheel kit, Item# 165620, adds convenient portability

Key Specs

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Item#165603
Ship Weight200.0 lbs
Surge Watts8,000
Rated Watts6,600
Start TypeRecoil
EngineHonda GX390 OHV
Run Time10 hrs. at 1/2 load
Receptacles (qty.)Eight 120V, 20A outlets; one 120/240V, 30A locking outlet; one 120V, 30A locking outlet; 12VDC outlet
Noise Level (dB)74.5
Fuel TypeGasoline
Fuel Capacity (gal.)6.5
Low Oil ShutdownYes
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)25 3/4 x 21 1/4 x 22 1/4

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Surge Watts
9,375 8,000 8,000 13,000 26,250
Rated Watts
7,500 6,600 6,600 10,500 17,500
Start Type
Electric, recoil backup Recoil Electric w/recoil backup Electric Electric
Engine
Generac OHV Honda GX390 OHV Honda GX390 OHV Honda GX630 OHV Generac OHVI
HP - - 11.7 20.2 -
Engine Displacement (cc)
420 - 389 688 990
Run Time
12 hrs. @ 1/2 load 10 hrs. at 1/2 load 10 hrs. at 1/2 load 10 hrs. at 1/2 load 10 hrs. at 1/2 load
Receptacles (qty.) 5 Eight 120V, 20A outlets; one 120/240V, 30A locking outlet; one 120V, 30A locking outlet; 12VDC outlet 10 11 8
Noise Level (dB) - 74.5 74.5 79 -
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Fuel Capacity (gal.)
7.5 6.5 6.5 11 16
Low Oil Shutdown
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gross Torque - - 19.5 ft.-lbs. at 2,500 RPM 35.1 ft.-lbs. at 2,500 RPM -
Battery Included Yes - No No Yes
Battery Required Yes - Yes Yes Yes
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
30 x 24 x 26 1/2 25 3/4 x 21 1/4 x 22 1/4 25 3/4 x 21 1/4 x 22 1/4 32 3/8 x 24 3/8 x 26 7/8 48 1/2 x 31 x 39 1/2