Pramac 5.9kVA Electric Start Diesel Generator, S6500

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Product Description

Pramac 5.9kVA Electric Start Diesel Generator, S6500, 3 Year Warranty. The Pramac S6500 is strongly built auto start generator designed for domestic or small business backup. Powered by a highly reliable Yanmar diesel engine, with a 24 litre fuel tank which provides 16 hours run time at 75% load.  The unit produces a maximum power of 6.5kVA and a continuous output of 4300 watts. This generator is used for either backup to off-grid solar systems or for backup to mains power;


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


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


CLICK HERE for the AMF Generator Bundle


Overall, the Pramac S6500 is a popular no-fuss, affordable, tough generator for backup power requirements and is supported by a national service agent network. 

Pramac S6500 Product Card

Pramac 2 Wire Auto Start Controller Accessory Info

Enerdrive BTEC Product Drawing

Wiring Diagram


SKU PD482SY4001

Brand Pramac

GTIN 8018539077778

Warranty Period: 3 Years

Product Category Portable Generators

kVA 5.9

Max Output (kW) 5.3

Continuous Output (kW) 4.4

Max Output (Watts) 5300

Continuous Output (Watts) 4400

Model S6500

Fuel Diesel

Fuel Tank Capacity 24L

Starting Method Electric

Frequency 50Hz

Cont. Working Time 16h at 75% load

Engine Yanmar L100

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

Engine Speed 3000rpm

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

Product Dimensions (mm) LxWxH 840x641x696mm

Net Weight (kg) 114

Displacement 406

Voltage 230V

Noise @ 7m 80db


Pramac S6500 / S6000 Video Tutorial


Pramac Two Wire Auto Start Control Box


Product Q&A

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  • 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.

  • 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 

  • What size (dia in mm) are the metal bars in the frame/cage around the unit, please ?

    Hi and thanks for your inquiry. The metal frame for this unit consists of 35mm diameter tubing.

  • 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 

  • 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.



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