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NorthStar Portable Diesel Generator — 6500 Surge Watts, 6120 Rated Watts, Model# 165930

Item# 165930

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Product Summary

Powerful NorthStar® Generator packs 6500 surge watts and 6120 continuous watts! Reliable, single-phase, 100% copper-wound, brushless generator head for years of long lasting power. Cast iron cylinder sleeve. For years of long-lasting power, this generator uses a reliable, 100% copper-wound brushless generator head. NorthStar's V-mounts are designed to extend life by dampening and isolating engine vibration. The interlocking V-mounts have a rubber isolation mount made with a specially formulated vibration dampening elastomer that provides optimal flexibility and stiffness and interlocking brackets that protect the rubber mounts. This interlocking design allows NorthStar to use softer rubber, resulting in a smooth-running engine. Frame constructed from ERW hot-rolled steel tubing. The solid base provides a strong foundation for the generator and extends life by serving as a barrier between the ground and the generator. This prevents grass, dirt, dust and other debris from being sucked into the engine and the alternator.

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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 Yanmar Diesel Engine

This NorthStar generator uses a Yanmar industrial-grade diesel engine to deliver rugged, reliable performance with less maintenance — no spark plugs or carburetor to service. Plus, diesel fuel is not explosive, making storage safer. For extra convenience, this generator is equipped with electric start.

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 6% harmonic distortion at full load, 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.

Low Distortion
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 six outlets allows 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. An extended run fuel tank reduces refilling and power interruptions. Tubular full steel roll cage construction ensures extra durability. 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 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 Diesel Generator — 6500 Surge Watts, 6120 Rated Watts, Model# 165930
  • Four 20 Amp 120V GFCI-protected receptacles
  • One 30 Amp 120V locking plug receptacle
  • One 30 Amp 120/240V locking plug receptacle
  • Uses NEMA 5-20R, NEMA L5-30R and NEMA L14-30R plugs
  • Brushless generator heads are proven to be superior in efficiency, performance and lifespan compared to brush-style generator heads
  • Less than 6% THD for use with power-sensitive equipment
  • Run Time Meter
  • 100% Copper windings
  • Conveniently located control panel
  • Control panel has thermal magnet circuit breaker
  • Baked-on poly coat paint prevents scratches and corrosion
  • Plugs sold separately
  • Optional wheel kit Item# 165916 sold separately
  • Requires battery, not included
  • Replacement parts are available through Northern Tool Parts Department 1-800-270-0810

Key Specs

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Item#165930
Ship Weight320.0 lbs
Surge Watts6,500
Rated Watts6,120
Start TypeElectric w/recoil backup
EngineYanmar L100
HP10
Engine Displacement (cc)0.406 liter/24.78 cu.in.
Run Time13 hrs. @ 1/2 load
Receptacles (qty.)6
Noise Level (dB)75
Fuel TypeDiesel
Fuel Capacity (gal.)6.5
Low Oil ShutdownYes
Gross Torque20 N-M
Battery IncludedNo
Battery RequiredYes
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)34 x 23 1/4 x 22 1/4

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Surge Watts
9,000 9,375 8,000 13,000 6,500
Rated Watts
7,250 7,500 6,600 10,500 6,120
Start Type
Electric, recoil backup Electric, recoil backup Recoil Electric Electric w/recoil backup
Engine
Powerhorse OHV Generac OHV Honda GX390 OHV Honda GX630 OHV Yanmar L100
HP
- - - 20.2 10
Engine Displacement (cc)
420 420 - 688 0.406 liter/24.78 cu.in.
Run Time
8 1/2 hrs. @ 1/2 load 12 hrs. @ 1/2 load 10 hrs. at 1/2 load 10 hrs. at 1/2 load 13 hrs. @ 1/2 load
Receptacles (qty.) 11 5 Eight 120V, 20A outlets; one 120/240V, 30A locking outlet; one 120V, 30A locking outlet; 12VDC outlet 11 6
Noise Level (dB)
75 - 74.5 79 75
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Diesel
Fuel Capacity (gal.)
6.6 7.5 6.5 11 6.5
Low Oil Shutdown
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gross Torque
- - - 35.1 ft.-lbs. at 2,500 RPM 20 N-M
Battery Included No Yes - No No
Battery Required Yes Yes - Yes Yes
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
29 x 22 x 28 30 x 24 x 26 1/2 25 3/4 x 21 1/4 x 22 1/4 32 3/8 x 24 3/8 x 26 7/8 34 x 23 1/4 x 22 1/4