Powerlite Honda 8kVA Generator Recoil Start

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Product Description

Currently FREE with the Powerlite Honda 8kVA Generator is Honda Service Kit for Honda GX340 and GX390 Engine - filters, spark plug and oil (RRP $83)!

Product Description:

Powerlite Honda 8kVA Generator, 2 Year Warranty.

Starting Method Options:

  • Recoil Start
  • Electric Start

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

 

Specifications

SKU PH080-Elec

Brand Powerlite

Warranty Period: 2 Years + 1 Year Alternator

Product Category Portable Generators

kVA 8

Continuous Output (kW) 6.8

Continuous Output (Watts) 6800

Fuel Petrol

Fuel Tank Capacity 6.5L

Starting Method Recoil | Elec

Voltage 240V

Cont. Working Time 2.8 hours

Engine Honda GX390

Wheel Kit 2 Wheel Kit

Output Type 2 x 15A

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

Frequency 50Hz

Product Dimensions (mm) LxWxH 760x500x540

Net Weight (kg) 70

Engine Warranty 4 year warranty

Alternator Type Mecc Alte

Noise @ 7m 74db


Videos

Customer Video Review of the Powerlite 8kVA Honda Generator: Graham from Hampton NSW

 

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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

Excellent Review by
Farm use runs a welder all day never missus a beat Robust frame I will put a wheel kit on it It is quite heavy
(Posted on 5 November 2022)
Happy with delivery and product Review by
Very happy with the price we got for the generator and also the speedy delivery and service from the company. I would definitely let friends know on such a good online store.
(Posted on 23 June 2022)
Happy with delivery and product Review by
Very happy with the price we got for the generator and also the speedy delivery and service from the company. I would definitely let friends know on such a good online store.
(Posted on 23 June 2022)
Excellent Review by
Farm use runs a welder all day never missus a beat Robust frame I will put a wheel kit on it It is quite heavy
(Posted on 11 May 2022)

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Excellent Review by
Farm use runs a welder all day never missus a beat Robust frame I will put a wheel kit on it It is quite heavy
(Posted on 11 May 2022)
Excellent Review by
Farm use runs a welder all day never missus a beat Robust frame I will put a wheel kit on it It is quite heavy
(Posted on 11 May 2022)
Great product Review by
I purchased this generator as my neighbour has had one and has had nothing but good to say of his. I am very happy with mine too. The only issue is it is a bit heavy to move around but as I added the wheel assembly to my purchase it is possible to move it when need be. And hopefully, that won't be too often.Easy to start and runs, touch wood, without a hitch. Thank you
(Posted on 17 December 2021)
Great product Review by
I purchased this generator as my neighbour has had one and has had nothing but good to say of his. I am very happy with mine too. The only issue is it is a bit heavy to move around but as I added the wheel assembly to my purchase it is possible to move it when need be. And hopefully, that won't be too often. Easy to start and runs, touch wood, without a hitch. Thank you
(Posted on 17 December 2021)
Great product Review by
I purchased this generator as my neighbour has had one and has had nothing but good to say of his. I am very happy with mine too. The only issue is it is a bit heavy to move around but as I added the wheel assembly to my purchase it is possible to move it when need be. And hopefully, that won't be too often.Easy to start and runs, touch wood, without a hitch. Thank you
(Posted on 17 December 2021)
Great unit runs the welder and grinder no worries Review by
Bought this unit for farm use it is a 2 man lift to put it in the Toyota but from then on you cannot fault the performance. Great bit of kit.
(Posted on 15 October 2021)
Great unit runs the welder and grinder no worries Review by
Bought this unit for farm use it is a 2 man lift to put it in the Toyota but from then on you cannot fault the performance. Great bit of kit.
(Posted on 15 October 2021)
RELIABLE/ROBUST GENERATOR Review by
I use this generator as back up for when I have power cuts. I would assume it would also work well in an off grid setting, but have no personal experience on that. When you are on tank water, you need a generator to run the water pump, or you don't have water to the house. This generator runs 2 fridges, a freezer, lights, stove, kettle, water pump all at the same time, seemingly with ease. The only complaint I have is that I think it should come with wheels as standard. I didn't realise until afterwards that I needed to have ordered a wheel kit with it. In my opinion, something this heavy needs to be on wheels, and if I were to order again, would definitely have ordered one with wheels.
(Posted on 3 October 2021)
RELIABLE/ROBUST GENERATOR Review by
I use this generator as back up for when I have power cuts.I would assume it would also work well in an off grid setting, but have no personal experience on that. When you are on tank water, you need a generator to run the water pump, or you don't have water to the house.This generator runs 2 fridges, a freezer, lights, stove, kettle, water pump all at the same time, seemingly with ease.The only complaint I have is that I think it should come with wheels as standard. I didn't realise until afterwards that I needed to have ordered a wheel kit with it.In my opinion, something this heavy needs to be on wheels, and if I were to order again, would definitely have ordered one with wheels.
(Posted on 3 October 2021)
Good buy from My Generator Review by
I've run the generator for the first time, no problem with the start, running was excellent, just a tad noisy, delivery was a tad stuffed up but overall the whole lot gets a good thumbs up from me.
(Posted on 1 August 2021)
Good service Very happy with generator Review by
The power light and Honda work well together. It does everything I ask of it and not to noisy.
(Posted on 19 June 2021)
Good service Very happy with generator Review by
The power light and Honda work well together. It does everything I ask of it and not to noisy.
(Posted on 19 June 2021)
Great generator Review by
Very good piece of equipment. There are many reasons why this model is a benchmark of quality and reliability for your off-grid power needs.
(Posted on 3 April 2021)
Great generator Review by
Very good piece of equipment. There are many reasons why this model is a benchmark of quality and reliability for your off-grid power needs.
(Posted on 4 March 2021)
Great generator Review by
Very good piece of equipment. There are many reasons why this model is a benchmark of quality and reliability for your off-grid power needs.
(Posted on 4 March 2021)
Excellent service Review by
Generator does all I want.
(Posted on 20 November 2020)
Excellent service Review by
Generator does all I want.
(Posted on 20 November 2020)
Excellent machine Review by
Great machine and runs my 185 amp welder easily.
(Posted on 6 June 2020)
Excellent machine Review by
Great machine and runs my 185 amp welder easily.
(Posted on 6 June 2020)
Very happy Review by
Started straight up and runs really well, plenty of power and good all round machine.
(Posted on 18 March 2020)
Very happy Review by
Started straight up and runs really well, plenty of power and good all round machine.
(Posted on 18 March 2020)
Great Service Great Machine Review by
The product was received in a remarkably short time given our location and in excellent condition. Once oiled and fuel and connected to the meter box, with just one pull of cord our total household electrical equipment was operating as if on mains power- The reason why we purchase this generator.
(Posted on 18 December 2019)
Great Service Great Machine Review by
The product was received in a remarkably short time given our location and in excellent condition. Once oiled and fuel and connected to the meter box, with just one pull of cord our total household electrical equipment was operating as if on mains power- The reason why we purchase this generator.
(Posted on 18 December 2019)
All good Review by
The generator does everything we ask of it.
(Posted on 10 April 2019)
All good Review by
The generator does everything we ask of it.
(Posted on 10 April 2019)
Exellent service, delivery and generator Review by
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.
(Posted on 30 March 2019)
Exellent service, delivery and generator Review by
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.
(Posted on 30 March 2019)
Easy to order, quick delivery Review by
Product is working well but has had little use as yet.
(Posted on 11 March 2019)
Easy to order, quick delivery Review by
Product is working well but has had little use as yet.
(Posted on 11 March 2019)
Very happy with the new generator Review by
Very happy with my new generator started first pull.
(Posted on 26 January 2019)
Very happy with the new generator Review by
Very happy with my new generator started first pull.
(Posted on 26 January 2019)
Good tradesman grade generator. Review by
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.
(Posted on 5 October 2017)
Good tradesman grade generator. Review by
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.
(Posted on 5 October 2017)
I have a few generators .The 8kva Powerlite exceed Review by
Filled a huge gap in my works programme.
(Posted on 1 July 2017)
I have a few generators .The 8kva Powerlite exceed Review by
Filled a huge gap in my works programme.
(Posted on 1 July 2017)
Speedy delivery, great product Review by
The generator arrived quickly after dispatch and had no problems with start up. Despite being 400cc engine the recoil start works first pull every time. So far only light loads running until the electrician installs switch over for house and workshop. The unit looks like a quality product.
(Posted on 20 March 2017)
Speedy delivery, great product Review by
The generator arrived quickly after dispatch and had no problems with start up. Despite being 400cc engine the recoil start works first pull every time. So far only light loads running until the electrician installs switch over for house and workshop.The unit looks like a quality product.
(Posted on 20 March 2017)
Great service very competitive Review by
Look's a good product will do the job when it needs to
(Posted on 12 February 2017)
Great service very competitive Review by
Look's a good product will do the job when it needs to
(Posted on 12 February 2017)
Exellent Review by
This is exactly what I've been looking for run my building equipment. It does exactly what the sale description say's it does.
(Posted on 2 November 2016)
A great Generator Review by
I bought this product for the sole purpose of running a 170 amp BOC inverter welder out on my job sites. This generator has plenty of grunt and I'm extremely happy with the way it performs.
(Posted on 6 October 2016)
A great Generator Review by
I bought this product for the sole purpose of running a 170 amp BOC inverter welder out on my job sites. This generator has plenty of grunt and I'm extremely happy with the way it performs.
(Posted on 6 October 2016)
Absolutely amazed Review by
Only used a few times so far running a cement mixer angle grinder and small mig welder. Not a problem for this machine. Upon arrival I put in oil and fuel and it started on the second pull. So far i am ultra pleased.
(Posted on 20 September 2016)
Absolutely amazed Review by
Only used a few times so far running a cement mixer angle grinder and small mig welder. Not a problem for this machine. Upon arrival I put in oil and fuel and it started on the second pull. So far i am ultra pleased.
(Posted on 20 September 2016)
Impressed Review by
Hi Folks, After a couple of months I was able to test the generator I received from you over the last weekend and I must say I am more than happy with the results it runs every thing at our local pistol club and was very much impressed with the unit.
(Posted on 13 September 2016)
Impressed Review by
Hi Folks, After a couple of months I was able to test the generator I received from you over the last weekend and I must say I am more than happy with the results it runs every thing at our local pistol club and was very much impressed with the unit.
(Posted on 13 September 2016)
Awesome Review by
Product was exactly as described and works well.
(Posted on 13 July 2016)
Awesome Review by
Product was exactly as described and works well.
(Posted on 13 July 2016)
A great Generator Review by
I bought this product for the sole purpose of running a 170 amp BOC inverter welder out on my job sites. This generator has plenty of grunt and I'm extremely happy with the way it performs.
(Posted on 10 June 2016)
Great generator, great customer service. Review by
We bought the gennie to start building our Tiny House in our neighbours unpowered paddock. Has meant we've been able to charge drills, power saws and all the tools we've needed along the way. We're looking forward to having it as our back up offgrid energy source when we move in!
(Posted on 31 March 2016)
Great generator, great customer service. Review by
We bought the gennie to start building our Tiny House in our neighbours unpowered paddock. Has meant we've been able to charge drills, power saws and all the tools we've needed along the way. We're looking forward to having it as our back up offgrid energy source when we move in!
(Posted on 31 March 2016)
Very impressed Review by
Very impressed with this robust and powerful generator.
(Posted on 27 November 2015)
Very impressed Review by
Very impressed with this robust and powerful generator.
(Posted on 27 November 2015)
Spot on, Exactly what I needed. Simple but effecti Review by
Honda motor with quality gen. How could I go wrong!
(Posted on 5 October 2015)
Spot on, Exactly what I needed. Simple but effecti Review by
Honda motor with quality gen. How could I go wrong!
(Posted on 5 October 2015)

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Product Q&A

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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.

  • 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.

  • What is difference between Dunlite and Powerlite Honda generators?

    Hi There, Dunlite and Powerlite are two different brands which both use Honda engines in some of there generators. The specs on each model are listed on our webiste. 

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