It’s amazing how much we rely on electricity now days just for our daily activities.

Computers, Fridges, Freezers, Ovens, Air Conditioners, Entertainment devices, Mobile devices and even Critical Medical equipment. You cannot avoid the natural hazards that bring about electrical outages, but you can install a Home Backup Generator to take over in these uncertain times. Of late we have experienced more outage events and they are longer, you dont need to be stuck install a backup generator for the home, We at Powerlite can help you select the best generator for home backup power australia.

Playing games in the dark might be fun, but it becomes a real hassle when the power outage lasts for hours or even days. That’s how  generators come in handy during this unwanted situation.

Generators are temporary power supplies that can light your house and turn on your appliances during power outages. There are three types of generators — portable, inverter, and standby.

Portable generators run on fuel, which can transmit limited electricity for essential home devices. Meanwhile, the inverter generator supplies voltage more efficiently because it adjusts its engine according to the required voltage needs. However, it can only power up limited appliances. Lastly, standby generators connect to home directly to detect a power outage and automatically turn on seconds after the interruption occurs.

Out of these three, it is the best choice to install a standby generator. It can be costly but can give a large power output that can turn on all of the appliances and devices in case of a blackout. These advantages might convince you more about why you should install standby generators for your home.


Standby generators power up automatically. 

When a power outage comes, they turn on automatically or through a remote. You don’t need to walk out to put fuel in and start the generator anymore as they have suitably sized appropriate fuel tanks. Moreover, when you are on vacation, no need to worry about break-ins since standby generators can reboot your security system to keep your home safe.

Standby generators connect directly to the home.

They connect to the home through a transfer switch to detect a power outage and disconnect from the mains supply. In this way, they could also protect your home from a power surge or the sudden change in the flow of electricity that damages your appliances. After the power comes back, they don’t turn off immediately so they can stabilise the power voltage required for your home – 240V in Australia’s case.

Standby generators can run high wattage devices.

No need to concern yourself about being bored and food spoilage because they can’t give you electricity for a few days. A regular house needs 5kW to 10kW of power to maintain essential needs. But a standby generator can supply power from 10kW up to 50kW, which is enough to run your house for a long time.


Installing a standby generator requires professional work, so call for  an electricians to plan it carefully according to your preference. Powerlite can assist you here.

  1. Get the necessary permits for electrical work.
  2. Make sure to place your generator at least 2 metres away from doors and windows.
  3. Set-up a concrete base, and secure the generator on this base.
  4. Hire an electrician to connect the electrical cables and transfer switch, respectively.


Standby generators can be expensive. But in the long run you will save from no loss of foods, time, alarms still active

How much does a Home Backup Generator System Cost in Australia?

Standby generators vary in cost depending on their  output wattage and fuel type. You can choose your standby generator by estimating your average power consumption for a day. Below are the estimated total costs:

Power required Estimated cost range
7-10kW $2000-$4000
10-20kW $4000-$12000
20-50kW $9000-$15000

Transfer switch 

It functions as a way to disconnect your electric circuit from the mains and connect the generator to power your home. It usually costs from $500 to $1900. This can be dependent on size and functionality.

Installation Labour

Installation requires an electrician to connect your electrical wiring and set-up the unit itself. Their combined labour cost averages from $400 to $3000, depending on how complex the connection will be.

We can help you choose the right system



Installation of standby generators is on the rise because it gives you the edge in terms of convenience and safety measures to protect your home when a power outage comes. It’s cost might be initially expensive, but in the long run you will benefit from no down time, lost or spoilt food your critical medical equipment still works.

We at Powerlite can install your standby generators for you to enjoy power when a blackout happens and those around you will be jealous. We can guide you from planning on what generator system you should purchase, up to its maintenance. All at an affordable price!

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