Generator – Current reviews & specs for a large selection of high quality power gen sets from top brands.
The state of power supply in country is not news to anyone. There is need for an alternative source of power and a generator easily comes to mind.
There is a huge market for Generator in the country as demand is really high.
There are some well-known brands that people naturally go for whenever they want to purchase generator such as Tiger,Thermocool (TEC), Sumec Firman, Mikano, Elemax, Honda,Lutian,Elepaq e.t.c.
- Honda 2.0KVA generators (EP2500CX) – ₦205,000 to ₦250,000
- Honda 2.5KVA generator (FA3000P) – ₦139,000 to ₦185,000
- Honda 5.5KVA EG6500 – ₦510,000 to ₦600,000
- Mikano 13KVA – ₦2,400,000 – ₦2,950,000
- Mikano 40KVA – 2,400,000 NGN – 3,200,000 NGN
- Mikano 80KVA – 2,600,000 NGN – 3,150,000 NGN
- Tiger TG2700 2KVA – 60,000 NGN to 95,000 NGN
- Tiger TG1850 1.2KVA – 42,000 NGN
- Lutian 6.3kVA LT7990E – 193,000 NGN – 245,000 NGN
- Lutian 2.7KVA 36100 – 73,000 NGN – 115,000 NGN
- Lutian 1KVA LT1800 – 39,000 NGN – 75,000 NGN
- Lutian 8.8KVA LT10990 – 260,000 NGN – 300,000 NGN
- Firman 6.1KW ECO 8990ES – 195,000 NGN – 270,000 NGN
- Firman 7KVA ECO 10990ES – 215,000 NGN – 350,000 NGN
- Firman 2.7KVA ECO 3990ES – 125,000 NGN – 150,000 NGN
- Firman 2.2KVA RD2910 – 67,000 NGN – 105,000 NGN
- Yamaha 2KVA EF2600E – 199,000 NGN – 280,000 NGN
- Yamaha 5KVA EF7200E – 455,000 NGN to 530,000 NGN
- Elepaq 2.2KVA EC3000CX – 84,000 NGN to 90,000 NGN
- Elepaq 10KVA SV15000E2 – 198,000 NGN to 220,000 NGN
- Elepaq 7.5KVA EC15000CXS – 195,000 NGN to 220,000 NGN
- Thermocool 6.75KVA Generator (Odogwu) – 329,500 NGN – 375,000 NGN
- Thermocool 7.5KVA Optima 9200 Remote – 273,000 NGN to 320,000 NGN
- Thermocool 6.25 Optima 7500 Remote – 246,200 NGN – 295,000 NGN
- Thermocool 6.0 KVA Generator (Igwe) – 240,500 NGN – 270,000 NGN
- Thermocool 5.0KVA Generator (Oga) – 217,500 NGN – 270,000 NGN
- Thermocool 4.0KVA Generators (Big Boy) – 217,000 NGN – 250,000 NGN
- Perkins 30KVA – 3,500,000 NGN to 4,550,000 NGN
- Perkins 250KVA – 24,500,000 NGN to 30,650,000 NGN
- Perkins 50KVA – 4,500,000 NGN to 6,310,000 NGN
- FG Wilson 13.5KVA P13.5 (Soundproof) – 2,420,000 NGN to 3,950,000 NGN
- FG Wilson 20KVA P22-6 (Soundproof) – 3,500,000 NGN to 4,550,000 NGN
- FG Wilson 30KVA P33 (Basic) – 3,440,000 NGN to 4,650,000 NGN
- FG Wilson 30KVA P33 (Soundproof) – 3,725,000 NGN to 4,800,000 NGN
- Lister Petter 250KVA – 24,500,000 NGN to 30,550,000 NGN
- Lister Petter 17.5KVA – 650,000 NGN to 2,650,000 NGN
- Lister Petter 6KVA – 680,000 NGN to 1,310,000 NGN
- Sumec Firman SPG 3000 2.5KVA – 75,000 naiea – 115,000 NGN
- Sumec Firman SPG 3000E1 2.5KVA (key start) – 80,000 NGN – 115,000 NGN
- Sumec Firman SPG 3000E2 2.5KVA (key start & wheels) – 95,000 NGN – 150,000 NGN
- Parsun 2.3KVA PS3650DX – 95,000 NGN – 125,000 NGN
- Elemax 3.2KVA SH4600EX – 185,000 NGN
- Elemax 2.8KVA SH3900EX – 288,000 NGN to 310,000 NGN
- Elemax 2.2KVA SH3200EX – 239,000 NGN to 285,000 NGN
- Elemax 2KVA SV2800S – 193,000 NGN to 250,000 NGN
- Elemax 8.5KVA SH11000 – 1,390,000 NGN to 1,900,000 NGN
- Elemax 20KVA Diesel SHT25D – 3,350,000 NGN
- Kipor 10KVA (3-Phase Soundproof) – 1,600,000 NGN to 2,950,000 NGN
- Kipor 4.5KVA KDE7000T – 385,000 NGN to 550,000 NGN
- Kipor 17.8KVA KDE23S3 (3-Phase Soundproof) – 2,620,000 NGN to 4,650,000 NGN
- Tigmax 2.5KVA – ₦57,000 – ₦95,000
- Senci 2KVA SC3250 – ₦70,000 – ₦105,000
- Senci 3.2KVA SC5000 – ₦110,500 – ₦175,000
- Senci 6.5KVA SC10000 – ₦180,000 – ₦295,000
- Maxi 2.5KVA B25K – ₦104,000 – ₦195,000
- Maxi 3.3KVA E33K – ₦105,000 – ₦185,000
- Maxi 5KVA E50K – ₦165,000 – ₦255,000
- Hyundai 15KVA Diesel Sound-Proof generators – ₦1,900,000
- Hyundai 8.5KVA generators – 295,000 NGN
- Hyundai 4.5KVA Diesel generators – 225,000 NGN
- Hyundai 3.5KVA Diesel generators – 165,000 NGN
Do not assume that these brands are well known for nothing special in particular. They surely did not become household names just because people love the sound of their names.
Like we made it clear earlier, this is a huge market and for some brands to be quite well known they must have done something right.
They climbed that ladder for various reasons such as how strong and long-lasting their products are, how easy it is to maintain the generator and to locate spare parts, price amongst other reasons.
Of course there is no ban that is stopping you from trying out other brands of generators that are not so popular if you wish, it really is your call to make.
We have established the fact that an alternative source of power supply is well sort after in the country and buying a generator is actually a popular choice for this.
So if you are looking to purchase a generator set, there are a number of things you have to put into consideration so that you will not waste your resources purchasing a generator set that will not serve you properly.
POWER OUTPUT OF THE GENSET
A lot of persons make the mistake of buying a generator that does not produce enough power output to power their gadgets and appliances.
They are then stuck in a situation of always unplugging one gadget or appliance to be able to make use of another, for example putting off the standing fan to plug in the Television set or unplugging the refrigerator to make use of the micro wave.
You can totally avoid this predicament by purchasing a generator that can power all your electronics without a fuss.
You might be wondering how you would know the amount of power that your electronics consume so that you can make an informed choice on the generator to buy, we can help you out with that.
If you want to buy the generator for a space that has only the basics such as a Television, standing or ceiling fan, and light bulb, let us even throw in a computer, then a generator of 900VA to 1.5KVA will be able to power all that comfortably.
You know the type of generator that is popularly known as “I pass my neighbor”, yes that should do.
If the space is bigger and contains not just the basic electronics such as television, light bulb and ceiling fan but also refrigerators and air conditioners then you have to go for a 2.5KVA to 5KVA generator.
You see, it all depends on the electronics you want to power and how much power they consume.
Don’t even assume that there is a gadget or electronic that cannot be powered by a generator.
There are industrial and heavy duty generators that can power an entire factory so don’t be bothered.
All you have to do is know how much power output you would require in a generator to power all your appliances and voila there is a generator for you.
GENERATOR START OPTION
You also have to decide on the start option which could be recoil, key start or push button start system.
This however is not a choice you can make separately as most times a start option for a generator depends on the type of the generator.
Let us consider the small generator, that is the “I pass my neighbor generator”, most of this type of generator is fitted with a recoil start system that is the start option that involves you pulling a rope-and-grip.
It is not common to see a small generator that is fitted with the push button start option.
Likewise, a generator above 10KVA is most likely to come with a key start or push button start option.
If you are considering a medium power generator, you are likely to have more options because some are fitted with the recoil start option only.
Others are equipped with the recoil start option as well as the key start option. some come with the electrical push button start option.
Bear it in mind that the generators that have start up options such as key-start or push-button are more expensive than the recoil start generators.
In the end everything comes down to choice and what you can handle comfortably.
If you have the strength to handle the rope and grip option then go ahead, it is not even that difficult these days, just a simple tug will be just fine.
And if you can afford the other options or you don’t want any sort of energy expended on starting your generator, then you know the type to go for.
PETROL OR DIESEL FUEL GENERATORS IN NIGERIA?
Some generators run on petrol while some run on diesel. The ones that run on diesel are mostly the large generators while the small and medium-sized generators usually run on petrol.
There are however, exceptions to the general rule as some medium-sized generators function with diesel while some of the large generators use petrol as fuel.
Yes there are advantages and disadvantages associated with the two options so you have to evaluate all these and go with the option that will serve you best.
Petrol generators are generally cheaper than diesel generators and a lot of persons go for this, however the petrol generators consume more fuel than the diesel generators.
The diesel generators do not just consume less fuel, but with proper maintenance, they last longer than the petrol generators.
Nevertheless, the diesel generators release more poisonous gases and CO2 per liter of fuel.
If you believe that your generator will have to be moved from place to place on a regular basis then you have to go for a generator that supports mobility and is fitted with features that can handle it.
Features such as strong, ergonomic handles and tires that makes it easy to move from one place to another.
This option is usually not available for large generators because those ones are usually fixed at a particular point.