Powerlite, Honda Powered 8.0 KVA Generator Recoil Start Worksite Approved with weatherproof outlets, RCD, wheel & handle kit.
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.
The 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 fitted to all models.
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 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:
Product Category Portable Generators
Warranty Period: 2 Years + 1 Year Alternator
Continuous Output (Watts) 6800
Continuous Output (kW) 6.8
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.5L
Starting Method Recoil
Cont. Working Time 2.8hr
Engine Honda GX390
Output Type 2 x 15A IP66 rated weatherproof outlets with RCD
NOTE Product specifications provided by Manufacturer. This is a portable air-cooled petrol generator designed for short term/standby applications - for pri
Product Dimensions (mm) LxWxH 760x500x540mm
Net Weight (kg) 70
Engine Warranty 4 year warranty
Engine Warranty 3 year Engine Warranty
Alternator Type Mecc Alte
Noise @ 7m 74
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Reliable, everything as described Review by Troy PalmerWorks as we had hoped. Good power output, easy to move with no issues yet after daily use for 1 month, 8 hours/day. Honda engine means parts replacement is easy if required in the future.(Posted on 14 August 2018)
Excellent Product - Excellent Service Review by Wayne BiggsGenerator is excellent quality and highly recommended(Posted on 11 April 2018)
Are these Powerlite generators using legitimate Honda engines? Some cheap brands use Honda engine rip-offs.
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.
How would this unit cope with a 10cfm compressor as well as a drop saw going at the same time?
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.
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 specific generator/alternator warranty, servicing and spare parts inquiries for Powerlite Generators, you can find information HERE.
Can I use this generator to charge my power tool batteries?
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:
- What size generator do they recommend to run your particular welder model?
- 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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