Dunlite Honda 8kVA Generator

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The Dunlite Honda 8 kVA generator is a winner on the worksite, the farm, in the shed or in the back of the Ute. The number one size for trade and construction applications, this generator will reliably power your drills, pumps, jackhammers, saws and more. The Honda GX390 engine powers 6000 watts continuous and two 15 Amp outlets.

Add optional extras including a wheel and handle kit, long-range fuel tank, earth leakage protection and electric start to create a generator for your specific work needs. Also available in WorkCover approved model (DGUH7S-2TRADE) which satisfies all the necessary safety requirements on a worksite.

Built with grunt, the Dunlite DGUH7S-2 really is an all-purpose portable trade generator. 

The package is complete with a 2-year generator warranty backed by a national service network. The Honda engine comes with a 3 year warranty.

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



Brand Dunlite

GTIN 9334786000031

Warranty Period: 2 Years

Product Category Portable Generators

kVA 8

Continuous Output (Watts) 6500

Max Output (kW) 6.5

Continuous Output (kW) 6.5

Fuel Unleaded Petrol

Fuel Tank Capacity 6.5L

Starting Method Recoil

Outlets 2 x 15 Amp plugs

Max Output (Watts) 6500

Cont. Working Time 2.8hrs @ 80% load

Engine Honda GX390

Alternator Type NSM

Product Dimensions (mm) LxWxH 810x520x525mm (LxWxH)

Wheel Kit 2 Wheel Kit

Engine Warranty 3 year Engine Warranty

Note Product specifications provided by Manufacturer. This is a portable air-cooled petrol generator designed for short term/standby applications - for pri

Frequency 50Hz

Voltage 240V

Noise @ 7m 76 dBA

Net Weight (kg) 80


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Customer Reviews

Excellent Review by
Just as described just what I wanted at a reasonable price.
(Posted on 20 July 2017)
Dunlite 8KVA Generator Review by
This is a great priced unit delivered to my door for less than I could buy it off anyone else .
(Posted on 14 March 2017)
Very happy with generater Review by
Great Generator for my business it runs everything I need drop saws, inverter welder.
(Posted on 31 March 2016)

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  • Can this generator run a welder?

    Hi John, an 8kVA conventional generator like this model is a good size to run a standard stick welder up to around 180amp. 

    When you start going above that in terms of welder sizing, you may need a bigger generator. We always recommend that you contact the manufacturer of your welder (e.g. Unimig, Cigweld etc.) and ask their advice on what size generator they would advise for your particular make and model of welder. In our experience, the technical departments of the leading welding manufacturers are very helpful in advising the best generator size for their welder models. 

    Many thanks.

  • Hi, there are two generators listed, one is a Gentech, one is a Dunlite - They look similar, but slightly different pricing. What is the difference in the generators? Regards, Neville

    Hi Neville, great question. Dunlite & Gentech are both built / distributed by an Australian company called Welling & Crossley. They have been Australian owned and operated since 1926, and are recognised as an Australian leader in the manufacture and supply of petrol & diesel power equipment and generating sets for industrial, commercial and domestic applications.

    Welling & Crossley's range of portable generators has always been Gentech. Then around 20 years ago, they acquired a similar portable generator brand in Dunlite. Each brand has excellent recognition throughout Australia. So both brands now come out of the same Welling & Crossley factory and so the models are not just similar, but the same – either branded ‘Gentech’ or ‘Dunlite’.

    In the instance where the price is slightly different, this just relates to stock levels and availability of that particular model. In any case, there are Dunlite/Gentech portable petrol generators from around 2kVA to 16kVA in size, mostly powered by genuine Honda engines and are the trusted option for tradesmen, farmers, industrial applications, domestic requirements, small businesses and much more... similarly, the Dunlite/Gentech diesel portable generator models up to around 9kVA in size are powered by the likes of Lister Petter and Kohler engines and used for all matter of commercial, industrial and rural power requirements.

    All Gentech/Dunlite products are backed by comprehensive warranties from the manufacturer (Welling & Crossley) and come with national service agent and spare parts support. Thanks. 

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

    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. 

  • 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?

    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.

  • Hi guys, is the engine in this Dunlite genset a genuine Honda engine? I know there are some cheap imitation engines in the market. Thanks.

    G'Day, this is most definitely a genuine Honda engine! The Dunlite range of Petrol Generators use 100% authentic Honda engines purchased from Honda Australia and are backed with a full 4 year commercial warranty for the Honda GX model engines. The generator, including the frame and alternator etc. comes with a 2 year warranty. You can have the engine serviced or inspected by any approved Honda service agent in Australia - there are more than 400 accredited Honda service agents around the country.

    We are also aware of some cheaper brands using imported "Honda" engines or cheap imitation generator brands labelling the engine as Honda. We do not stock any products that use non-verified Honda engines from Honda Australia. Dunlite have had a presence in Australia for over 75 years and have a very strong reputation for tough worksite and farm site generators around the country. Along with Gentech and Powerlite, they are one of our best-selling portable trade generator brands.

    Hope that helps, Cheers - Steve

  • Can the electric start be retro fitted to this unit?

    Hi - no the electric start cannot be retro-fitted to the standard unit. You can order the unit as an electric start model though - this electric start model model is powered by a Honda IGX390 engine (a slightly different engine to the standard Honda GX390 engine). You can select this option in the accessories list on the product page. 

  • What additions do I need to have on the generator to ensure it is Work Cover Approved?

    Hi Luke - The additional Work Cover features on a generator are;  Earth Leakage Protection, Weatherproof Outlets and Rollover Frame. 8kVA is our most popular sized trade generator and brands like Powerlite, Gentech, Dunlite and Crommelins Subaru have 8kVA models in standard, or as a Work Cover Approved. 


  • 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?

    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

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

    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.


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

    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.



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