This superb dual voltage, heavy duty 5500 W petrol powered generator from SGS Engineering offers a reliable source of electrical power for applications remote from mains electricity. The robust unit is ideal for light traden and domestic uses including powering power tools, pressure washers, remote lighting, freezers and water pumps.
Supplied with 1 litre of 10W30 engine oil.
The SPG5500 delivers up to 5.5 kW / 6.9 kVA of power from a a 16 amp 115 V, 32 amp 115 V or 32 amp 230 V socket and in addition has a 12 V DC output for battery recharging.
All our generators come with 100% copper motor coils instead of the more commonly used (and cheaper) aluminium coils found on other models. This ensures a greater and more reliable power output from SGS generators.
It is fitted with an extra large 25 litre fuel tank for up to 10 hours continuous operation between refueling, is powered by a reliable electric start 4-stroke petrol engine and is protected by a sturdy all steel surround frame fitted with large rubber wheels for maneuverability.
Fitted with an AVR (automatic voltage regulator) to sense and maintain a constant voltage as the load on the generator varies.
Tips on ordering the correct generator:
It is recommended to leave 20-25% headroom when ordering a generator. So a 1000W kettle should be run on a 1200W generator, to help extend the life of the generator.
Resistive and inductive loads:
A generator can be used for two types of loads – resistive and inductive. A resistive load has no moving parts and no start-up power requirement – for example kettles, light bulbs and heaters. An inductive load applies to most items with a moving part – for example motors, air compressors, power washers, drills and hoovers. Items with an inductive load require three times their rated wattage at start-up. So a 1000W drill would need up to 3000W at start-up.
NOTE: The generator will require filling with 1.1 litres of 10W30 grade oil before first use.
NOTE: This generator will require both our 32 amp to 16 amp and a 16 amp to 13 amp fly leads for use with a standard 3 pin plug. We also supply this generator as a bundle with the required fly leads and oil. Covered by a 2 year extended warranty.