Pramac 5.9kVA AVR Silenced Electric Start Diesel Generator, P6000

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Product Description

Pramac 5.9kVA AVR Silenced Electric Start Diesel Generator, P6000, 3 Year Warranty. If you’re looking for a generator built for back-up for the home, stop right here. The P6000 is a market leader in the silenced class, making it the ideal generator for use in residential areas or for operation outside normal working hours. A popular quiet option for backup to off-grid solar appliactions or for use as backup to mains power;

PRIMARY APPLICATIONS FOR THIS GENERATOR:

1) Backup to Off-Grid Solar: For backup power to off-grid solar systems, this generator requires a Pramac 2 Wire Auto Start Controller (see Accessories List above to add to your order). This controller connects between your Pramac generator and your solar system for automatic charging of your solar batteries when battery charge is low. A qualified solar installer / electrician is required to undertake the install and connection. Click on below image for a video demonstration:

2 Wire Auto Start Controller for Solar Backup

ACCESSORY: 2 WIRE AUTO START CONTROLLER REQUIRED FOR SOLAR SYSTEM BACKUP

CLICK HERE for the 2 Wire Generator Bundle

 

2) Backup to Mains Power:  For backup power to your home/building when there is a mains power blackout, this generator requires an Automatic Mains Failure (AMF) Panel (see Accessories List above to add to your order)This panel is also referred to as an 'Automatic Transfer Switch'. This AMF detects when there is a mains power failure, and signals to the generator to automatically start up to restore power to your home/building. Conversely, as soon as the AMF detects mains power returns, it stops the generator. A qualified electrician is required to undertake the install and connection.

Pramac AMF panel

ACCESSORY: AUTOMATIC MAINS FAILURE PANEL REQUIRED FOR MAINS POWER BACKUP 

CLICK HERE for the AMF Generator Bundle

 

Overall, the P6000 is equipped with a reliable diesel Yanmar engine, first class components and complete instrumentation; the generator will work so quietly in the background, your neighbours won’t know it’s there. The reliable Yanmar L100N air cooled engine with electric start drives an AVR alternator for a continuous output of 4300 watts, and the long-run 24L fuel tank makes the genset ideal for intensive use.

Added to the reliable design features is a twelve-month warranty backed by a national service network for your maintenance needs.

 

Pramac P6000 Product Card

Pramac P6000 Product Drawings

Pramac 2 Wire Auto Start Controller Accessory Info

Wiring Diagram

Specifications

SKU PF482SY400E

Brand Pramac

GTIN 8018539056292

Warranty Period: 3 Years

Product Category Portable Generators

kVA 5.9

Max Output (kW) 5.3

Continuous Output (kW) 4.3

Max Output (Watts) 5300

Continuous Output (Watts) 4300

Model P6000

Fuel Diesel

Fuel Tank Capacity 24L

Starting Method Electric

Engine Speed 3000rpm

Outlets 2 x 15A 1ph Australian Retail & 1 x 32A 1ph CEE Form outlets

Cont. Working Time 18h at 75% load

Engine Yanmar L100N

Net Weight (kg) 186

Displacement 435

Alternator Type AVR

Product Dimensions (mm) LxWxH 945x595x825mm

Frequency 50Hz

Voltage 230V

Noise @ 7m 67db

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


Videos

Pramac Two Wire Auto Start Control Box

 

Pramac P6000 with 2Wire Auto Start Control Box

 

Product Q&A

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  • I live off-grid in a solar powered home. If I were to install an auto-start generator to back up my solar, what connection type would I need?

    Hi Steve - great question! You would require a Two-Wire Auto Start Controller for your solar application; This device would connect between your auto-start generator and to your battery pack inverter connection. When your deep cycle battery packs run low, the controller will detect this and signal for the generator to automatically kick in so you will not be without power! It will also signal for the generator to stop once the battery packs are charged.

    This connection and installation needs to be undertaken by a qualified electrician.  

    The Two-Wire Auto Start Controller can be found under the Accessory List on the product page. 

    Hope that helps- Thank you!

  • I can see that with an auto-start generator, an “AMF Panel” is required for mains power backup, and for solar back up a “2 wire auto start controller” is needed. But if I'm on solar and mains, do I need both to go with my auto-start generator?

    Hi, firstly you are completely correct; to use your auto-start generator for automatic power backup, you need either:

    • An AMF panel for automatic backup to mains power, or
    • A Two-wire auto start controller for automatic backup to off-grid solar systems

    For homes on solar and on mains power:
    In this case, the solar charge is either used within the household consumption or fed back into the grid, meaning there are no storage batteries like there is for an off-grid solar system. So,if you require an auto-start generator to automatically start up to restore power to your home (which is on solar and mains power), you would need an accompanying AMF panel - an electrician would undertake the connection. When a blackout occurs, the AMF panel would signal for the generator to start and restore power to your home.

    For homes with an off-grid solar system:
    The Two-Wire auto start controller is only for off-grid solar systems, whereby the controller is connected to generator and the solar battery system. When the batteries run low on power, the controller signals to the generator to start up and restore power to the batteries.

  • Do I still need to maintain the generator even if it hasn't been required for back up?

    Howdy - yes you do need to provide some simple maintenance. It is advised that you start up and run the generator periodically to run the engine and ensure that all is working for when it is required for backup.

    Regular oil changes (inline with manufacturer guidelines) and inspections are also advised to ensure maximum performance.  The owner’s manual comprises full routine maintenance procedures and schedules.

  • What engine oil should I use with this Generator?

    Hi - the generator requires standard engine oil;  either 10W-30 or 10W-40.

    This is available from any local service station. Many thanks 

  • Can I install one of these auto start generators myself? How difficult is it?

    Hi Ron, installation of an auto-start generator to provide backup power for mains failure or backup to solar applications needs to be done by a qualified electrician. It is a failry straighforward job for an electrician.

    Cheers, Steve.

  • We have solar panels on our house. Do we need to get an electrician to hook it into our metre box? What happens when the power fails, do we just start it ourselves?

    Hi There, thanks for your inquiry. The Pramac auto-start generator range are very popular as a backup to off-grid solar set ups. Via a two-wire auto start controller the generator is connected to your solar battery set up (this is undertaken by a solar installer / electrician). When your batteries get low on charge, the generator will automatically start up to re-charge your battery packs and the automatically stop again once your batteries are back to full charge.

    If you would like to discuss further, please give us a call on 1300 400 122 and we can help you out.

    Many thanks, Steve 

  • Does this generator have automatic choke?

    Hi there, The S8000 generator has an electric solenoid to pull a choke lever within the carburettor. It get energised by the push button on the instrument panel when manually starting the unit.

    When used with the two wire start controller this solenoid is also energised at the same time as the starter motor.

    The P6000 has a diesel engine and doesn’t utilise a choke solenoid at all but will start very well as they are a compression type fuel system. Thanks

  • 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.

    Thanks.

  • I live in a normal housing estate, so to make it even more quite, would having it installed in a sound proof box be possible, of course I would allow for ventilation.Thanks

    Hi There

    We are unable to recommend installing the generator inside any form of enclosure sorry.

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