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NorthStar Dual Fuel Portable Generator with Electric Start — 10,000 Surge Watts, 9450 Rated Watts, EPA and CARB Compliant, Model# 16956

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This NorthStar Dual Fuel Generator with Electric Start runs on natural gas or propane, giving you the security of dual fuel versatility and Honda reliability in one rugged package. You have the option of connecting to your home's natural gas or propane lines, eliminating the need to refuel or stand in long gas lines during power outages. (LP and natural gas connections should be made by a qualified technician in accordance with local regulations and electrical codes.) Powered by a Honda GX630 OHV engine with electric start for convenience and quiet operation.

What's Included

  • (1) Dual fuel generator
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 dual fuel 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. Plus, electric start provides no-hassle starting every time.

Dual Fuel Versatility

With this high-performance generator's dual fuel capability, you have the convenience of using natural gas or propane. That eliminates the need to interrupt power for refueling or waste time in long lines at service stations during power outages. For even greater convenience, you can connect this high-performance generator to your home's natural gas or propane lines so you have an always-ready power source.

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 antirip 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.

Fully Equipped
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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  • Dual fuel operation runs on natural gas or propane
  • Can be connected to your home's natural gas or propane lines
  • 10,000 surge/8400 rated natural gas; 10,000 surge/9450 rated LP
  • Honda GX630 OHV engine with electric start (battery not included; requires battery, Item# 349900, sold separately)
  • High-quality 100% copper-wound brushless head with low THD for safe use with sensitive equipment
  • Digital CDI ignition offers excellent starting and high-power output
  • Low oil shutdown protects engine
  • Full roll cage protection with anti-rip mounts
  • Solid base prevents grass, dirt and dust from getting into the engine and alternator
  • V-mount vibration isolation system extends generator life
  • Eight 120V 20A outlets, one 120/240V 60A outlet, one 120/240V 30A locking outlet and one 120V 30A locking outlet
  • Propane use requires minimum 100-lb. tank (not included)
  • 79db noise level
  • Includes volt and hour meters
  • CARB- and EPA-compliant
  • Wheel kit (Item# 165621) sold separately
  • Engineered, Tested and Assembled in U.S.A.

Key Specs

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Item#165956
Ship Weight375.0 lbs
Surge Watts10,000
Rated Watts9,450
Start TypeElectric
EngineHonda GX630
HP20.2
Engine Displacement (cc)688
Rated Watts LP9,450
Surge Watts LP10,000
Rated Watts NG8,400
Surge Watts NG10,000
Receptacles (qty.)11
Noise Level (dB)79
Fuel TypeLP/NG
Low Oil ShutdownNo
Gross Torque35.1 ft.-lbs. @ 2,500 RPM
Battery IncludedNo
Battery RequiredYes
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)32 3/8 x 24 3/8 x 25 1/2

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Surge Watts
9,000 9,375 13,000 26,250 10,000
Rated Watts
7,250 7,500 10,500 17,500 9,450
Start Type
Electric, recoil backup Electric, recoil backup Electric Electric Electric
Engine
Powerhorse OHV Generac OHV Honda GX630 OHV Generac OHVI Honda GX630
HP
- - 20.2 - 20.2
Engine Displacement (cc)
420 420 688 990 688
Rated Watts LP
- - - - 9,450
Surge Watts LP - - - - 10,000
Rated Watts NG
- - - - 8,400
Surge Watts NG - - - - 10,000
Run Time 9 1/2 hrs. @ 1/2 load 12 hrs. @ 1/2 load 10 hrs. at 1/2 load 10 hrs. at 1/2 load -
Receptacles (qty.) 11 5 11 8 11
Noise Level (dB)
75 - 79 - 79
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline LP/NG
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 6.6 7.5 11 16 -
Low Oil Shutdown
Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Gross Torque
- - 35.1 ft.-lbs. at 2,500 RPM - 35.1 ft.-lbs. @ 2,500 RPM
Battery Included No Yes No Yes No
Battery Required Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
29 x 22 x 28 30 x 24 x 26 1/2 32 3/8 x 24 3/8 x 26 7/8 48 1/2 x 31 x 39 1/2 32 3/8 x 24 3/8 x 25 1/2