Cummins Onan RV QG 5500 - 5.5HGJAB-901 - 5.5kW RV Generator Gasoline (2023)

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Features

Grade

Recreational

Style

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RV

Run Watts

5,500 Rated Watts

Voltage

120 Single-Phase

Fuel

Gasoline

Engine

Cummins Onan

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  • 5.5 kW Gasoline Powered RV Generator (Model 901)
  • More power for medium size RVs (30A & 20A Breakers)
  • Runs two 13,500 BTU AC units w/ 1100 additional watts available
  • Cummins Onan 4-Cycle OHV V-Twin Engine (.6 Gal/H @ 1/2 Load)
  • Quietest in its class w/ excellent fuel economy
  • Microprocessor Controlled
  • Digital voltage regulator prevents damaging voltage spikes
  • Self-diagnostic capability to simplify troubleshooting
  • Sound-Attenuating Enclosure w/ Thru Flow Cooling System
  • Integral USDA Forest Service-approved spark-arrestor muffler
  • NON EVAP MODEL- Generator Fuel Must Come from Chassis Fuel Tank
  • Universal Mounting Tray
  • Structural capability to support the generator set in RV apps.
  • 4-Point focalized mounting system with vibration isolators
  • Integral Control Panel
  • Instant one-touch stop switch
  • Added Features
  • Fuel filter, oil filter, air filter & mechanical governor
  • Automotive type starter & electric fuel pump
  • 3 Year / 2000 Hour Warranty (Please See Warranty Sheet)

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Warning: This product can expose you to chemicals including Carbon black (airborne, unbound particles of respirable size) which is known to the State of California to cause Cancer, and Lead which is known to the State of California to cause Developmental Harm.

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Specifications

A063B868

Cummins Onan RV QG 5500 - 5.5HGJAB-901 - 5.5kW RV Generator Gasoline (9)

Overview

Weight

279 Pounds

Consumer Warranty

3 Years

Product Style

RV Generator

Product Length

33.6 Inches

Product Width

22.2 Inches

Product Height

16.7 Inches

UPC

690781001244

Additional Model Numbers

RV QG 5500, A063B868

Product Specs

Voltage

120 Single-Phase

Frequency

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60 Hertz

Alternator

Brush

Auto Voltage Regulation

Yes

Rated Watts

5500 Watts

Fuel Type

Gasoline

Rated Amps

45.8 Amps

Decibel Rating @ 3m

67

Idle Control

No

Fuel Consumption

.3-.9 gallons/hr

Circuit Breaker Size

20-30 Amps

Min. Air Inlet - Front

4.7" x 18.7"

Min. Air Outlet - Bottom

6.3" x 17.8"

Engine

Engine Brand

Cummins Onan

Starting System

12-Volt Button Start

CC

653 CC

Consumer Engine Warranty

3 Years

Engine RPM

2400 RPM

Low Oil Alert/Shutdown

Yes

Cast Iron Sleeve

Yes

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FAQs

What kind of gas does an Onan 5500 generator use? ›

5500 Watts. Operates on gasoline, 10% Ethanol or less.

Is the Cummins Onan generator gas or diesel? ›

Cummins Onan RV manufactures gasoline, diesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), and liquid petroleum vapor (LPV) generators for recreational vehicles (RV's) and commercial mobile applications.

How much gas does an Onan 5500 generator use? ›

The Onan 5.5 uses . 6 gallons per hour under moderate load.

Are Onan generators gas or propane? ›

Whether it's remote-start controls or installation-friendly automatic start systems, Green Onan generators pack a lot of power, and are easy to use. A variety of diesel, gasoline and liquid propane generators and accessories feature the latest tech advances like remote-start controls.

How much gas does an RV generator burn per hour? ›

How much fuel does an RV generator use? A 4,000-watt diesel RV generator will consume about one gallon of fuel for every 3 hours it runs at half capacity. If it's run at full capacity you can expect to get about an hour on one gallon of fuel.

How much fuel does a Onan generator use per hour? ›

While many onan generators use diesel or gasoline, there are also models that use propane. According to Onan, an average generator will use 0.5 gallons of fuel per hour. That means if your generator runs for 8 hours, it will use up 4 gallons of fuel.

Do RV generators run on gas or propane? ›

Some may opt for portable RV generators. Those generally run on gasoline, though a few also will work on diesel. Built-in RV generators can run on gas, diesel, or propane. There's even one model – the Champion 3800-Watt Dual Fuel RV Ready Portable Generator with Electric Start – that can run on gas or liquid propane.

Are Onan generators diesel? ›

Cummins Onan Quiet Diesel™ Series RV Generator | QD 8000 (8.0HDKAK/1046) The power in your “home away from home” should be dependable. Cummins has set the standard for quiet, reliable and innovative RV power for over 80 years. Choose from a variety of diesel, gasoline and liquid propane generators and accessories.

How many hours does a gas Onan generator last? ›

Typical design for an Onan generator (gas or diesel) is 30,000 hours of continuous operation. With one month equaling 750 hours, you can do the math.

How long does 5 gallons of gas last in a 5000 watt generator? ›

Example: A 5,000W running wattage gasoline generator will run for 36.33 hours on a 5-gallon gas tank.

How long will a 5500 watt generator run on a tank of gas? ›

Versatile and convenient power is yours with the Champion 5500-watt portable generator. Dual Fuel Technology allows the 389cc engine to run on your choice of gasoline or propane. This unit includes a propane hose, and provides up to 10 hours of run time on gasoline or 6.5 hours on propane.

How much fuel does a Cummins Onan generator use? ›

Half to three quarters gallon and hour. It comes to about 90mpg if you're driving with the generator running. Generator won't run if you're below 1/4 tank(ish) of fuel.

How do I fuel my RV generator? ›

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Which is better in an RV diesel or propane generator? ›

A diesel generator is more efficient and economical than an onboard propane generator. Our Cummins Onan diesel generator uses about one third of a gallon of fuel per hour operating under a full load of electricity. We can power our motorhome for about 60 hours before we need to refuel.

Does Onan make gas generators? ›

Designed to go wherever you do, the 9500df portable generator brings together efficiency, durability and performance, backed by the Cummins 24/7 support network to ensure that you'll always have power for when you need it most.

How long can an Onan generator run on a gallon of gas? ›

A built-in generator in a motorhome can operate as long as there is gas in the tank, using approximately 1 gallon of gas every 3 hours. With gas tanks averaging 60-100 gallons, that has a run time of 7.5 days to 12.5 days.

How much gas does an Onan RV generator use? ›

1/2 gallon per hour... about 12 gallons if run continuously for 24 hours at 50% load.

Can you sleep in RV with generator running? ›

Yes, running your RV's generator while you're sleeping is possible. Just be sure to follow safety guidelines and camping etiquette. No one wants to hear even the quietest generators all night long.

How much gas does a 5000 watt generator use? ›

If your generator is trying to power multiple appliances, it's bound to run out of gas quickly. As mentioned, the average five-kilowatt generator can consume 0.75 gallons of gas per hour if you're running survival equipment.

How long can you run Onan generator? ›

You can expect to get approximately 8-13 hours on average of non-stop power from a portable generator and built-in generators can run nonstop for days, with proper maintenance.

How many gallons does a diesel generator use? ›

Diesel Generator Fuel Consumption Chart
Generator Size (kW)50 Percent Load100 Percent Load
402.30 gal/hr4.00 gal/hr
602.90 gal/hr4.80 gal/hr
753.40 gal/hr6.10 gal/hr
1004.10 gal/hr7.40 gal/hr
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Is it cheaper to run a generator on propane or gasoline? ›

Gas is historically cheaper than propane.

Those with access to a natural gas line beneath their homes typically choose NG generators. This because the cost of fuel is less expensive by unit. This is hard to say for sure, as prices fluctuate, but it's often the case.

Does RV generator use gasoline? ›

There are 3 types of fuel that are most often used to power built-in RV generators: diesel, gas, and propane. Built-in gas and diesel RV generators may have the option of using the rig's fuel tanks as well as their own.

Is it cheaper to run a generator on propane or petrol? ›

It is cheaper to run a generator on propane than gasoline, as gasoline has traditionally been the greater power output as a fuel source. However, if gas prices continue rising faster than propane prices, this will decrease gasoline's cost-effectiveness and make propane a more attractive option.

What type of oil does a Onan generator take? ›

Cummins 3265336 Onan SAE 15W-40 Oil - 1 Quart.

What size generator do I need for a 30 amp RV? ›

What Size Generator Is Needed for a 30 AMP RV? You will usually need a generator that can supply at least 3,000 watts. You will not be able to go over 3,600 watts. Ideally, you will find a generator somewhere in the middle or closer to 3,600 watts so that you always have enough power for different situations.

What is the quietest generator for an RV? ›

Quietest RV generator overall

The quietest RV generator on our list is the Generac iQ3500. Generac claims this model is 40% quieter than the popular Honda EU2200i.

Is it OK to run RV generator while driving? ›

Driving with the RV generator on is perfectly safe and will allow you to run all of your major RV appliances while driving your RV. Even though it is not the most fuel efficient way to drive your RV, you and any passengers on board may be very happy being able to use all the conveniences the RV has to offer.

Can you run a generator overnight? ›

Well, my final answer is YES, you can. However, there are some precautions you must take to make sure no serious accidents happen. These are the preventive measures I'd take to run a generator all night: Place the generator outside to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Is 500 hours alot for a generator? ›

On average, a standby generator can run for up to 3,000 hours powering a medium-sized home, though it is recommended you do not run a generator for longer than 500 hours continuously.

How long will a 5500 watt generator run on a tank of gas? ›

Versatile and convenient power is yours with the Champion 5500-watt portable generator. Dual Fuel Technology allows the 389cc engine to run on your choice of gasoline or propane. This unit includes a propane hose, and provides up to 10 hours of run time on gasoline or 6.5 hours on propane.

How much gas does an Onan generator use? ›

Half to three quarters gallon and hour. It comes to about 90mpg if you're driving with the generator running. Generator won't run if you're below 1/4 tank(ish) of fuel.

How much gas does a 5000 watt generator use? ›

Example: A 5,000W running wattage gasoline generator will run for 36.33 hours on a 5-gallon gas tank.

How long can you run Onan generator? ›

You can expect to get approximately 8-13 hours on average of non-stop power from a portable generator and built-in generators can run nonstop for days, with proper maintenance.

How long does a 100 gallon propane tank last for a generator? ›

A 7kW generator will run for 66 hours, a 12kW generator will run for 36 hours on a 100 gallon tank at full load. Most of the time, the generator is operating between 25-75% capacity and the fuel supply will last much longer.

Can you leave a generator running all night? ›

The most serious risk of running a generator all night is carbon monoxide poisoning. Because of its nature, a portable generator emits carbon monoxide when its engine is turned on.

Is it cheaper to run a generator on propane or petrol? ›

It is cheaper to run a generator on propane than gasoline, as gasoline has traditionally been the greater power output as a fuel source. However, if gas prices continue rising faster than propane prices, this will decrease gasoline's cost-effectiveness and make propane a more attractive option.

How long can an Onan generator run on a gallon of gas? ›

A built-in generator in a motorhome can operate as long as there is gas in the tank, using approximately 1 gallon of gas every 3 hours. With gas tanks averaging 60-100 gallons, that has a run time of 7.5 days to 12.5 days.

How many gallons of gas does a generator use? ›

As mentioned, the average five-kilowatt generator can consume 0.75 gallons of gas per hour if you're running survival equipment. If you choose a larger unit, such as a 30-kilowatt design, it can consume up to three gallons per hour on a full load.

Do generators use less fuel with less load? ›

Please note that when a generator is used for bigger loads, the fuel consumption will be higher. When it is used for loads below 50 percent, the fuel consumption will be significantly lower. The generator is a reliable backup source of electricity when the regular supply is interrupted.

How long will a 20 lb propane tank run a generator? ›

A 20-pound propane tank will run a generator for a total of about five hours. A propane tank of this size can usually carry around 4.6 gallons of propane. So, depending on the total weight of your load of propane, the operating times may vary.

Can a generator run 24 hours a day? ›

Most gas-powered generators are going to stay running for anywhere from a few hours to up to 24 hours. However, some portable gas-powered generators have a large fuel tank. These generators are good enough to last for a few days.

How long will a 3500 watt generator run on a tank of gas? ›

Champion's 3500-watt RV Ready generator features Dual Fuel, allowing the 224cc engine to run on either gasoline or propane. Featuring Volt Guard™ and Cold Start Technology, this unit includes a propane hose and provides up to 9 hours of run time on gasoline or 10.5 hours on propane.

Is it OK to run RV generator while driving? ›

Driving with the RV generator on is perfectly safe and will allow you to run all of your major RV appliances while driving your RV. Even though it is not the most fuel efficient way to drive your RV, you and any passengers on board may be very happy being able to use all the conveniences the RV has to offer.

Should I let my generator rest? ›

Typically, it's recommended that you limit continuous usage when able and give the unit rest and a cool down. You can run the generator for a week if necessary, but if you can shut it down daily, allow it to cool and check the oil it is the recommended practice.

Can you drive with a generator running? ›

Running a portable generator while driving is a completely different story—it produces carbon monoxide, which can be deadly. In addition, a portable generator can slide around when you're driving, which can damage your RV or even cause injuries. It would also need to be protected from moisture.

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