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Choosing the Right 10kVA Generator

10kVA generators are the one size that suits many different applications and are one of the most popular sizes available

Since hundreds of  people each month are looking online for 10 kVA generators in Australia, you have to wonder why. It will power almost anything on your building site or at your home/office/shop. You can get 10 kVA generators in 3000RPM diesel and Petrol or 1500RPM diesel. They can be plain open-frame air cooled to Film silenced water-cooled.

A 10 kVA Generator can cost you from as little as $2000 up to $20000, so it’s important that you know that you are armed with the right information before making a purchase.

You can buy them with Chinese engines, generally marked as OEM. These are cheap. But ask yourself if you can even get the filters to service the unit from anywhere or if at all. Consider where can you buy spare parts from now and even think about 5-10 years in the future. I would recommend a well known 10kVA sized engine like Kubota, Perkins, Honda, Briggs, Yanmar, Powerlink, Lister. Any of these would be a great choice.

Questions You Need to Ask Before Buying a 10kVA Generator

There are important questions you need to know to make a good 10kVA generator buying decision.

  • Is the engine a genuine manufactured engine like Kubota or Perkins?
  • Will the product be covered by a real warranty policy?
  • Should it be air-cooled or water-cooled?
  • Do you need 3000 rpm or 1500 rpm and what is the difference?
  • Do you need Standby or prime-rated and what does this mean?
  • Do you need 3phase or single phase power?
  • How crucial is the power when needed?

These questions along with the price will form a big part of your decision-making process.

I can guarantee the right advice to you. Give Dougie a call.

Choosing a Generator Built for Australian Conditions

I also understand that there is a market for the cheaper Chinese power products, especially since they’ve flooded our market over the last few years. Some are built with a reasonably good quality standard while others are a potential hazard waiting to happen.

As an Australian consumer, you need to know which generators to steer toward. You need to ensure the generator complies to Australian Safety Standards whilst keeping the price ticket affordable. Finding spare parts and repair service providers can be a problem, but we can assist you at Powerlite.

View our 10kVA generator range.

Bridging the Gap Between Affordability and Quality

The challenge of finding a generator that adheres to Australian safety standards without exceeding budgetary limits is a common one. Powerlite, drawing on its extensive network and experience, bridges this gap by curating a selection of generators that strike the right balance. These generators are designed to meet stringent safety standards while still being accessible to a wide range of consumers.

Powerlite’s approach is not just about providing products but also about empowering consumers with knowledge. Through informative resources, consultations, and a transparent understanding of what makes a generator reliable, Powerlite enables customers to make informed decisions that align with their requirements.

The Wide Application of 10kVA Generators in Australia

Thousands of 10kVA Generators are sold each year in Australia.

10 kVA diesel generators in both single & three phase configuration are sold in every state and territory. They have many different configurations, engines, controllers, alternators but one thing is common. The user expects them to work when needed. They’re often used in the following industries and environments:

  • Agriculture
  • Telecommunication infrastructure
  • Constructions site sheds
  • Mining camps
  • Expensive Aquaculture installations
  • Residential off-grid solar backup and home backup power.

Powerlite’s Top Recommendation: The Kubota Powered GMS10KS-AU

Our absolute best 10kVA diesel generator is the Kubota Powered GMS10KS-AU (3 Phase) or the PK10KS-AU (Single phase). It really is a “one size fits all” product and perfect for both prime & standby power applications.

Utilising the bulletproof Japanese Kubota D1105-BG engine, Stamford PI044H Alternator and Made in GB DeepSea PLC Controller. The generator also features class-leading noise level – 55dB(A) @ 7 meters, 100 liter bunded fuel tank and 2-wire remote start for easy integration to a transfer switch or off grid solar system inverter.

One of the most important things is that it is designed for Australia, not the Northern Hemisphere. Why does this matter? Well, it’s the conditions. We live in the driest, hottest country in the world, as such we have a 50oC ambient temperature design as a standard feature.

Powerlite: Your Trusted Partner in Generator Solutions

We at Powerlite have also sourced some good Chinese water-cooled machines for the budget-conscious, based around our requirements for the 10 kVA Generators compliance to Australian conditions, Spare parts and back up. You can be assured as Powerlite have been around since 1964.

Powerlite also builds diesel- & petrol-powered machines in our Sydney warehouse. So, whatever your budget or need, you can call 1300 436 738. We would be glad to assist you.

Talk to a generator expert today.

My name is Doug Levings. I am the sales/engineering manager at Powerlite Australia. I have been in or associated with the generator game for over 40 years. I have supplied, installed, serviced. and hired generators to residential and commercial clients for a very wide range of uses for many years.

Even If I don’t get the sale, I can be happy that at least you have the right information before making a purchase.



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