RP8000 E with CO DEFENSE™

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  • Higher running wattage for light industrial usage
  • Keeps your jobsite equipment running at peak performance
  • Keeps you working for up to 10.5 hours at 50% load
  • Starts with the turn of a switch, and keeps its own lithium ion battery charged
  • LED illuminated control panelon one side for simple operation
  • CO DEFENSE™, a Carbon Monoxide Sensing & Shutdown technology to keep you and your family safe
  • EPA Compliant

The workhorse you need

The best choice when the job calls for power
This powerful yet still very portable generator is good for any light industrial application when you need a lot of power in a small footprint. You can take to any location, even across rough terrain. The RP8000 E provides several hours of run time, even when powering multiple items:

  • Table Saws
  • Hammer Drills
  • Air Compressors
  • Furnaces and smaller AC units

The workhorse you need

CO DEFENSE™ − Detect. Protect.

At Caterpillar, safety is our top priority. This RP8000 E is equipped with CO DEFENSE™, a Carbon Monoxide (CO) Sensing & Shutdown Technology to keep you and your family safe. When carbon monoxide reaches unsafe levels, the sensor light will blink red and the generator will shut down. Once this happens, leave the area immediately until it’s safe to return.

Safety first

We've designed our portable generators with your safety in mind. Snap-fit rubber outlet covers keep vital connections between your valuable devices and the generator protected against moisture, dust and debris . We've also installed ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) that shut off the power if it detects an issue in order to keep you safe.


The Cat® RP8000 E is ideal for light commercial use and can power critical home loads in seconds.

Running Power 8000.0 W 8000.0 W Less
Starting Power 10000.0 W 10000.0 W Less
AC Output 120V / 240V @ 60Hz 120V / 240V @ 60Hz Less
DC Output Less
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Less
Receptacles 2x 5-20R GFCI Duplex, 1x L5-30R (Twist Lock), 1x L14-30R (Twist Lock) 2x 5-20R GFCI Duplex, 1x L5-30R (Twist Lock), 1x L14-30R (Twist Lock) Less
Voltage Regulation AVR AVR Less
Battery Type Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Less