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Powerlite Honda 8kVA Generator

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Wheel Kit 4 x Pneumatic, Powerlite

Wheel Kit 4 x Pneumatic, Powerlite

Electric Start Honda, Powerlite

Electric Start Honda, Powerlite

Honda fuel stabiliser for Honda petrol powered engines

Honda fuel stabiliser for Honda petrol powered engines

2 Wheel Kit and Handle, Powerlite

2 Wheel Kit and Handle, Powerlite

Long Range Fuel Tank 18L, Powerlite

Long Range Fuel Tank 18L, Powerlite

Earth Leakage Protection, Powerlite

Earth Leakage Protection, Powerlite

Weatherproof Outlets + Earth Leakage Protection, Powerlite

Weatherproof Outlets + Earth Leakage Protection, Powerlite

Automatic Voltage Regulator, Powerlite

Automatic Voltage Regulator, Powerlite

Wireless Remote Start Powerlite

Wireless Remote Start Powerlite

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Centre Lifting Bar, Powerlite

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Powerlite 8kVA, powered by Honda, 2 year warranty

Powerlite Honda 8kVA Generator
  • "All good"

    Review by Matthew Wilson , Junee NSW (Posted on 10 Apr 2019) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    The generator does everything we ask of it.

    Shopping Experience

    Purchase was quick, easy and efficient. No hassles. Delivery was quick and easy.

    Recommend To A Friend?

    yes
    (Posted on 10 Apr 2019) Read more
  • "Exellent service, delivery and generator"

    Review by John Gamper , George Town TAS (Posted on 30 Mar 2019) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    I needed a reliable generator with adequate kva,s so I can complete jobs on some acreage that is not yet connected to mains power.

    This beauty is easy to start and runs superbly.

    An excellent buy.

    Shopping Experience

    I phoned sales person who was very helpful in organising transportation to Tasmania.
    Even organised transportation to my closest town at no extra expense.

    Recommend To A Friend?

    yes
    (Posted on 30 Mar 2019) Read more
  • "Easy to order, quick delivery"

    Review by Arch Pointon , Goomeri Qld (Posted on 11 Mar 2019) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    Product is working well but has had little use as yet.

    Shopping Experience

    Site was easy to maneuver around, easy to process order and quick delivery.

    Recommend To A Friend?

    yes
    (Posted on 11 Mar 2019) Read more
  • "Very happy with the new generator "

    Review by Luke Kenny , Mosquito Hill South Australia (Posted on 26 Jan 2019) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    Very happy with my new generator started first pull.

    Shopping Experience

    Very simple and easy to choose what you needed.

    Recommend To A Friend?

    yes
    (Posted on 26 Jan 2019) Read more
  • "Good tradesman grade generator. "

    Review by Ed Nixon , Deakin Australian Capital Territory (Posted on 6 Oct 2017) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    Bought as a farm generator to run a 160 amp welder and 3hp air compressor, does both with ease. Good quality Honda motor and solid generator. We've mounted it to a work trailer, and it's going just fine. recommend for anyone needing offsite power. Tank lasts 4.5hrs, less when under load. I opted for the electric start too. Just makes life easier.

    Shopping Experience

    Great phone support when I called to order. Friendly, problem solving conversation.

    Recommend To A Friend?

    yes
    (Posted on 6 Oct 2017) Read more

Details

Product Description

Currently FREE with the Powerlite Honda 8kVA Generator is a Honda Service Kit for Honda GX390 Engine, RRP $75:

Genuine Honda service kit to suit PH080 Powerlite Generator / GX390 Honda engine. Service kit includes filters, spark plug and oil.


Product Description:

Powerlite, Honda Powered 8.0 KVA. 

When it comes to power for the jobsite or at home, this generator shows ‘em who’s boss. Built and tested by Australia's leading manufacturer of generator sets, it is packed with rugged features to deliver dependable power that meets your trade needs.

This 8000 watt (8KVA) generator is powered by a reliable Honda GX390 4-stroke engine with a recoil or optional electric start to drive a totally maintenance free brushless alternator for a continuous output of 6800 watts. That’s ample power for large and small tools around the jobsite or farm site.

Low oil protection is fitted to all models. Optional extras include Earth Leakage Protection (ELP) and a Long Range Fuel Tank.Designed for the rugged demands of workmen all over, it’s built in a tough fully welded frame complete with heavy duty anti-vibration mounts for smooth operation. The 3-year Honda engine warranty and 2 year Powerlite generator warranty is backed by a national service network has your maintenance needs covered.

This is our best-selling all purpose trade generator.

Industry:

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

GX390 Engine Manual

Powerlite Wireless Remote Start Brochure

This product is ‘Honda Australia Approved’ - meaning that the Honda engine used in an Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) product, has been engine match tested by Honda Australia, is a genuine Honda engine and meets their strict quality and operational standards, and is backed by their national service agent network. The following table outlines the new extended warranty for the different Honda engine types:

Honda Engine Warranty

Additional Information

Specifications

Short Description Powerlite 8kVA, powered by Honda, 2 year warranty
SKU PH080
GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) 9336430002033
Brand Powerlite
kVA (Max Power) 8.0 kVA
Continuous Output 6800 w
Frequency 50Hz
Voltage 240V
Alternator Type Mecc Alte
Engine Honda GX390
Starting Method Recoil
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.5L
Cont. Working Time 2.8hr
Fuel Petrol
Noise @ 7m 74
Output Type 2 x 15A
Product Dimensions (mm) LxWxH 760x500x540mm
Net Weight (kg) 70.0 Kg
Engine Warranty 3 year engine warranty
Manufacturers Warranty 2 year Generator warranty, 1 year Alternator warranty

Videos

Product Videos

Customer Video Review of the Powerlite 8kVA Honda Generator:

Graham from Hampton NSW 

 

Powerlite Generators Australia 

 

Powerlite Petrol Generator User Guide: 

 

8kVA Honda Powered Petrol Generator; the number 1 choice for Trade and Farming applications: 

 

Powerlite Australia - Powerlite Powered By Honda 

 

Customer Reviews

All good Review by Matthew Wilson , Junee NSW
Quality
Value
Price

Product Review

The generator does everything we ask of it.

Shopping Experience

Purchase was quick, easy and efficient. No hassles. Delivery was quick and easy.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 10 Apr 2019)
Exellent service, delivery and generator Review by John Gamper , George Town TAS
Quality
Value
Price

Product Review

I needed a reliable generator with adequate kva,s so I can complete jobs on some acreage that is not yet connected to mains power.

This beauty is easy to start and runs superbly.

An excellent buy.

Shopping Experience

I phoned sales person who was very helpful in organising transportation to Tasmania.
Even organised transportation to my closest town at no extra expense.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 30 Mar 2019)
Easy to order, quick delivery Review by Arch Pointon , Goomeri Qld
Quality
Value
Price

Product Review

Product is working well but has had little use as yet.

Shopping Experience

Site was easy to maneuver around, easy to process order and quick delivery.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 11 Mar 2019)
Very happy with the new generator Review by Luke Kenny , Mosquito Hill South Australia
Quality
Value
Price

Product Review

Very happy with my new generator started first pull.

Shopping Experience

Very simple and easy to choose what you needed.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 26 Jan 2019)
Good tradesman grade generator. Review by Ed Nixon , Deakin Australian Capital Territory
Quality
Value
Price

Product Review

Bought as a farm generator to run a 160 amp welder and 3hp air compressor, does both with ease. Good quality Honda motor and solid generator. We've mounted it to a work trailer, and it's going just fine. recommend for anyone needing offsite power. Tank lasts 4.5hrs, less when under load. I opted for the electric start too. Just makes life easier.

Shopping Experience

Great phone support when I called to order. Friendly, problem solving conversation.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 6 Oct 2017)
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  • Q:Need some advice; I have a small farm, looking so do some minor property work occasionally. Only one appliance at a time; Drill, circular saw, grinder and possibly small welder. Would this unit be suitable?
    A:

    Hi Martin, yes this this generator is likely to be a great portable power solution for your farm; it's a common choice for farmers, tradesmen, builders and professional contractors. 

    Ideally you would know the exact wattage draw for each of your appliances to be certain the generator will have enough power. However as mentioned, an 8kVA generator such as this one is very popular for running drills, saws, grinders, small to medium welders etc.on worksites and farms.

    This unit is made in Australia and powered by a Honda engine, so if you ever need it serviced or repaired, there are over 400 approved service agents around the country. 

    Thanks, Steve

  • Q:Can I change this alternator to avr control? If I can what is the price?
    A:

    Yes, AVR can be fitted to this unit by the manufacturer - its is an option within the accessory list on the product page which has the price listed. Thanks

  • Q:I need to run two freezers, a bar fridge and a Slushie machine. Is this generator suitable or do I need the avr kit?
    A:

    Hi there, in terms of fridges and freezers we have always has no issue recommending a conventional generator without AVR. A slushie machine is not as common, so I would advise that you contact the manufacturer and ask if the machines requires voltage regulated power. Best to be on the safe side. Many thanks

  • Q:Could this genny be connected to my house mains to provide automatic backup power during a blackout? I imagine I would need a switch or connection of sorts to connect to the mains panel?
    A:

    Hi Scott - good question! Unfortunately, for automatic start the short answer is no: not this type of generator.

    To connect to your house mains electricity and provide automatic power backup, you need to connect an AMF (automatic mains failure) Panel to a two wire auto start generator. So the first thing you need to do is to look at the auto-start generator range; Pramac, Powerlite  and Generac have models designed specifically for this purpose. All the generators in this range are fitted with two wire auto start and can be connected to your main switchboard via an AMF Panel (an additional accessory) that signals to start the generator in the event of a mains power failure. The installation needs to be done by a qualified electrician.

    However, for this Generator, you can talk to an electrician about fitting a transfer switch between the generator and your home switch board. This will provide backup power to your home, but you will need to manually start the generator - it will not start automatically as explained above.  

    Cheers.

  • Q:How will it go running a small inverter welder say around 160amps?
    A:

    Hi, for welders; we always recommend you give the manufacturer of your welder a call (e.g. Unimig, Cigweld etc.) and ask them two things:

    1. What size generator do they recommend to run your particular welder model?
    2. What type of generator is required to run your model? (i.e. is an inverter generator required?)

    Typically, a conventional style 7-8kVA generator (like this one) will run a large number of welder models on the market, however some models require more power and a certain power type. So, its best to double check with the welding manufacturer to ensure you get the right generator for your particular welder make/model.

     

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

    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.

  • Q: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 appliance). Presumably you can get more than 15Amps out of the outlets then?
    A:

    Yes, that is correct. A 15 Amp outlet can deliver more power than 15 Amps for a short period, as there is no circuit breaker fitted to the generator as standard. You can briefly pull the full rated power amount of the generator (continuous and maximum) through the 15 Amp outlet.. noting that this is only for a short time - i.e. when you are first starting up an appliance such as a comprossor, drop saw, air conditioner etc. it may draw around 30 Amps (as an example) to start up, and then drop back down to 10 Amps to keep running.  

    However, if your appliance draws more than 15 Amps continuously, it is not recommended you run it for prolonged periods from a 15 Amp outlet, as it is likely to 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. 20 Amp, or 32 Amp outlet for example) - this can be configured upon request at extra cost. Thank you.

  • Q:Are these Powerlite generators using legitimate Honda engines? Some cheap brands use Honda engine rip-offs.
    A:

    Hi there – Most definitely yes. The Powerlite Petrol Generators use 100% authentic Honda engines purchased from Honda Australia. The engines come with a full 3 year commercial warranty, along with a 2 year generator warranty for frame, alternator etc. You can have the engine serviced or inspected by any approved Honda service agent around the country - there are more than 400 accredited service agents.

    We are aware of some cheaper brands using imported "Honda" engines in generators and other power equipment which are not authentic engines from Honda Australia. We do not stock any products that use non-verified Honda engines. Powerlite have been manufacturing generators in Australia for over 50 years and are a leading brand for tradesmen, farmers, mining companies, and professional contractors requiring portable power.

  • Q:Do I need AVR to charge batteries via the Stanbury Constant Voltage charger?
    A:

    Hi - if your battery charger is suitable for your batteries, then you won't need AVR. A conventional generator connected to the correct charger for your batteries will charge your batteries safely. Thanks 

  • Q:What oil does the engine need and how often should I replace it?
    A:

    The recommended oil is SAE- 10W-30

    The service schedule for the Honda GX390 is oil change after first 20 hours.

    Oil change Every 6 months or 100 Hour

  • Q:What is the power output wave form? Pure sine wave, modified sine wave?
    A:

    Hi Jeff, this is a conventional generator using a brushless alternator that produces a power output with harmonic distortion of +/- 5%.

    conventional generator is designed to run appliances with resistive and heavy loads, e.g. power tools, farming equipment, domestic applainces without microprocessors. Conventional generators can handle 'overloading' for short periods, where an appliance will surge (usually when starting up) briefly. However, conventional generators are not intended to run sensitive electronic equipment (e.g. TV's, laptops, mobile phones etc.). Conventional generators are built tough and are popular for trade, construction, farming, industrial use, plus certain domestic requirements. 

    The type of generator that produces pure sine wave output is an inverter generatorAn inverter generator can run sensitive electronic equipment. Note that Inverter generators cannot handle large 'overloading' that conventional generators can. Too much overload on an inverter generator will cause the generator 'trip the breaker' and stop producing power. These inverter generators are quiet, fuel efficient and are designed for recreational use, small home backup, DIY tasks, small mobile business and small events. 

     Finally, its worth mentioning AVR Generators This type of generator has an Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) fitted, so they reduce large voltage fluctuations that can potentially damage appliances. These types of generators are commonly used for Domestic backup applications and small business backup requirements. 

  • Q:How would this unit cope with a 10cfm compressor as well as a drop saw going at the same time?
    A:

    Hi Kevin, compressors and drop saws are definitely popular pieces of equipment to run from this Powerlite Honda 8kVA Generator model. In terms of sizing, ideally you would know the exact max (starting) power draw (either in watts or amps) of your compressor and drop saw. You should be able to get this info from the product manual / data plate, or by calling the product manufacturer directly. Failing that, an electrician can always take a reading on the starting power draw of your appliances.   

    However as an approximate guide, the compressor you have mentioned appears to be around the 3 horsepower (approx.) size, which can draw around 5000 – 8000 watts on start up depending on the compressor make and model. A 10 inch drop saw will draw around 2000 watts (approx.), so again it depends the size of your drop saw. Note that this generator will also be able to handle some power overload for a short period. 

    In summary, this generator is designed to run compressors and drop saws on work sites, but just to be certain it can handle your particular pieces of equipment at the same time, you should find out the starting power requirements.

  • Q:Can I use this generator to charge my power tool batteries?
    A:

    Hi there,

    Charging battery packs is fine from a conventional generator, we'd recommend having a steady load on the generator and don't connect appliances that will cause the load to jump around during charging.

    Thanks.

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