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Powerlite Briggs & Stratton Vanguard 8kVA Generator, Electric Start

Powerlite Briggs & Stratton Vanguard 8kVA Generator, Electric Start 5/5 | 4 Reviews

Built to Order. Build time approx 3-5 days

RRP: $3,176.00

SALE Price: $1,949.00

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Powerlite 8kVA with Electric start, powered by Briggs & Stratton Vanguard, 2yr Warranty

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Customer Testimonials

Ordered a 12 volt fridge from My Generator, cannot speak highly enough of the customer service we received. Fridge was ordered on a Friday, came from WA to SA, delivered on the Monday. Sean, who assisted us was very helpful, answering several questions and sending us info via email before our purchase. Well done My Generator!

 I ordered a Dometic fridge for my van. The price was great and included free delivery. I was later contacted to say the model I wanted had sold out, but for the same price I could get a more expensive one. The service I received was exceptional as nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend My Generator to anyone.

Product Details


Briggs & Stratton 13 hp Vanguard 8kVA Generator by Powerlite. Continuous output of 6,800 watts, this Petrol Powerlite Generator comes with Electric Start included.

Its ideal use is for portable electric tools, including 140 Amp welder (on light duty), shearing plant, air compressor (with up to 2.2kW electric motor), heaters, lights, appliances, excellent motor starting and welder performance, provided that the total power consumption at any one time is less than 6,800W.

8kVA is the most popular sized portable generator for tradesmen, construction sites, farmers and rural applications.


  • Construction & Trade
  • Hire & Rental
  • Farm & Rural
  • Backup Power
  • Shires & Councils
  • Government



Additional Information

Country of Manufacture
Brand Powerlite
Phase Single
Voltage 240 volt
Voltage Regulation 8kVA
Continuous Output 6,800 watts
Alternator Type Mecc Alte
Engine Briggs & Stratton Vanguard
Engine Type 13 hp Vanguard
Starting Method Electric & Recoil
Rated Power 6,800 watts
Fuel Tank Capacity 7.9 litres
Product Dimensions (mm) LxWxH 760x500x540
Net Weight (kg) 75.0 Kg
Fuel Petrol
Fuel Consumption 3.2 litres/ hour (75% load)
Frame Roll
Outlets 2 x 15Amp
Engine Warranty 1 year warranty
Manufacturers Warranty 2 year Generator warranty, 1 year Alternator warranty
NOTE This is a portable air-cooled petrol generator designed for short term/standby applications. For prime/continuous power, a stationary water-cooled diesel generator is recommended.


Customer Reviews

Excellent product and service Review by Bob Goulton , Oakey Qld

Product Review

Very good product, started straight away , runs everything i need it to.

Shopping Experience

Easy shopping, dispatched and delivered in a very reasonable time.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 5/6/17)
Good service and great product Review by Craig Bushell , Marian QLD

Product Review

Fast service and a great generator for emergency backup for the house..

Shopping Experience

Positive and friendly, received the generator within 2 weeks of ordering (even just after Cyclone Debbie)
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 5/1/17)
very good machine. Thanks Review by Peter Smith , Singleton NSW

Product Review

The generator arrived on time and started straight away. Excellent machine and great service.

Shopping Experience

My Generator were very helpful to deal with and give good advice. Thanks to the team there.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 4/3/17)
Superb machine. 10/10 Review by Graham Cragan , Ceduna South Australia

Product Review

Just a great product for the purpose it is intended ..thanks for the service.. Graham

Shopping Experience

As expected..
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 2/9/17)

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  • In terms of warranty, where can I find details of service agents for Powerlite Generators?

    Powerlite use premium grade components in all their generators. Starting with the engine, all of the engine manufacturers have national service agent and spare parts networks. The links below will help you with details of their respective service agents:

    For their petrol range, Powerlite mostly use Honda engines from Honda Australia. The Honda service agent network is listed HERE.

    Some petrol models have Briggs & Stratton / Vanguard engines, with their service agents listed HERE.

    For their diesel range, they use both Yanmar Engines and Hatz Engines.

    For specific generator/alternator warranty, servicing and spare parts inquiries for Powerlite Generators, you can find information HERE.

  • How is it that this generator has 15Amp outlets, but the generator’s power rating is greater than 15Amps? (as 15Amps equates to 3600watts on a 240Volt). Presumably you can get more than 15Amps out of the outlets then?

    Yes, that is correct. A 15 Amp outlet can deliver more power than 15 Amps, as there is no circuit breaker fitted to the generator as standard. You can pull the full rated power amount of the generator (continuous and maximum) through the 15 Amp outlet.

    However, if your appliance draws significantly more than 15 Amps continuously, it is not recommended you run it for prolonged periods from a 15 Amp outlet, as it can result in overheating issues. It may be prudent to consider re-fitting the outlets to a larger size to fit your continuous power requirement (i.e. 32 Amp outlet for example) - this can be configured upon request at extra cost. Thank you.

  • Overall dimensions of frame of this 8 kva generator?

    Hi Jean, overall dimensions for this unit are:  760x500x540  (LxWxH mm). 

    Many thanks.

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