Which Generator is Best for Home use in Nigeria 2024

Which Generator is Best for Home use in Nigeria 2024

A power generator is a great choice for any homeowner irrespective of your location or the reliability of the power supply in your area. However, if you live in Nigeria getting a generator for home use is much more important due to the erratic power supply problem plaguing the country for decades now. One of the best home generators in Nigeria is the Honda Inverter Generator Super Quiet EU220i, it is portable, light, and has a sophisticated carbon monoxide detection system.

Gasoline Generator 5.5Kw GE55003 INGCO

Gasoline Generator 5.5Kw GE55003 INGCO

Nigeria has grown to be one of the largest marketplaces for a number of generator brands such as Ai-power, Maxmech, Honda, and Ingco with various features and capacities suitable for home use. However, we've discovered that some generators do not meet up to consumers expectations, either in terms of fuel consumption or maintenance requirements. Therefore, before choosing any model, it is important to take note of a brand's reputation, the load requirements of your home as well as the type of generator you prefer and ensure to call an electrician to plug the generator into your home.

There are a number of different factors that need to be considered before choosing the best generator for home use in the year 2024, ranging from brand reliability, durability, maintenance requirements as well as the fuel choice. This content will be helpful if you're looking for information on what are the best and most durable home generators, as we've outlined the three main types of generators, all these generators go through the same maintenance to ensure long-term use.

1) Portable generators

Portable generators come in quite handy for a number of reasons. They offer power during scheduled or unexpected power outages and can be very handy when grid power fails during crises or natural disasters. For domestic use and in smaller businesses like retail stores and shops, portable generators are a better choice. They make use of a combustion engine and are powered by either gasoline or diesel fuels.

A) Maxmech Gasoline Generator RFS 5200E

Maxmech Gasoline Generator RFS 5200E is made up of 100% copper wire, works with a full power output because of the maximum power at which it operate. This generator has an extremely stable voltage, designed to have superior rigidity, It is almost noiseless which makes it suitable for any environment.

Maxmech Gasoline Generator RFS 5200E

Specifications of Maxmech Gasoline Generator RFS 5200E

  • Maximum Power 3.0kW
  • Rated Power 2.8 kW
  • Rated Voltage 230V
  • Frequency 50Hz
  • Net Weight 46kg
  • Gross Weight 48kg
  • Package Size 610 x450x 450mm

B) Gasoline Generator DISCOVERY SERIES 7.5kw/9.0Kva DS13800CEW A-iPower

This Gasoline Generator DISCOVERY SERIES 7.5kw/9.0Kva DS13800CEW A-iPower is ideal for multiple uses at the job site or at home. It can power up lights, TV, refrigerator, pumps, air conditioner, and fan all at the same time.

ipower Gasoline Generator

Technical Specifications of Gasoline Generator DISCOVERY SERIES 7.5kw/9.0Kva DS13800CEW A-iPower

  • Max Starting Watts 8000
  • Running Watts 8000
  • AVR √
  • AC Load 230V
  • Phase, Frequency Single. 50Hz
  • Starting Method Key Starter
  • Engine Type OHV, Air-Cooled, Gasoline
  • Displacement 259
  • Horse Power 7.0 Hp
  • Low Oil Shut Down Automatic
  • Fuel Tank Capacity 15 L
  • Built in Fuel Gauge √
  • Engine Oil Capacity 0.6L
  • Low Oil Alert Lamp √
  • Steel Frame Φ25 mm
  • Spark Plug Socket √
  • Plug 2x250V/16A
  • Wheel Kits √
  • Gross Weight 70 Kg

2) Standby generators

Standby generators serve the purpose of switching on automatically when power fails. These are especially helpful for buildings that use grid power, such as residences, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and retail stores. They use an internal combustion engine and usually operate on liquid propane or natural gas fuels.

3) Inverter generators

Inverter generators, on the other hand, use an engine connected to an alternator to produce AC power, before converting it into DC power using a rectifier, then finally inverting it back to AC to provide steady current to appliances. They are very useful for appliances that require specific voltage and frequency values to function well, such as refrigerators and air conditioners as you can set the voltage and frequency output for inverter generators. Additionally, they are small, light and very fuel efficient.

A)Honda Inverter Generator Super Quiet EU220i

Our Honda Inverter Generator Super Quiet EU220i is a portable, lightweight inverter generator for homes and construction shops with stable power and advanced carbon monoxide detection system.

Honda Inverter generator

Buy online the Inverter Generator for home

Technical Specifications of Honda Inverter Generator Super Quiet EU220i

  • Full model name: EU2200ITAN
  • Engine: Honda GXR120
  • Displacement: 121cc
  • AC Output: 120V 2200W max. (18.3A), 1800W rated (15A)
  • Receptacles: 20A 125V Duplex
  • DC Output: NA
  • Starting System: Recoil
  • Fuel Tank Capacity. 95 gal
  • Run Time per Tankful3.2hr @ rated load 8.1 hrs @ 1/4 load
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 20.0" x 11.4" x 16.7"
  • Noise Level :57 dB(A) @ rated load 48 dB(A) @ 1/4 load
  • Dry Weight: 47.4 lb.

Maintenance Tips for Power Generators

  • Change the oil periodically. Before starting a generator, always check the oil
  • Make sure the fuel is clean
  • Keep the air filter free and clear
  • Keep the engine clean
  • Check for leaks
  • Tighten up loose parts
  • Check the spark plug
  • Monitor the fuel strainer

Ingco Diesel Welder generator GDW65001

Ingco Diesel Welder generator GDW65001

Frequently Asked Questions About Generators

1. What size generator do I need?

The size of the generator that you’ll need depends on what you are looking to power in the event that your electricity goes out. You can determine the electrical capacity (size) you’ll need by adding up the total watts of each load amount that will be plugged into the generator, and ensuring you get a generator that provides more wattage than your total.

2. Do generators need maintenance?

Generators require maintenance just like any other piece of mechanical equipment does in order to avoid permanent damage and keep your appliance in good functioning condition.Make sure to look up the recommended maintenance schedules and methods in your user manual.

3.What type of fuel is best?

Every fuel type often has advantages and disadvantages. Although gasoline is readily available, having a lot on hand might be risky because it is very flammable. On the other hand, propane has a longer shelf life, but the tanks it is kept in are often big and take up a lot of room. Diesel has a longer shelf life than gasoline but is significantly more expensive than gasoline.

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Honda Generator EM10000

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Generators are a great investment for keeping your most important appliances up and running, and they can help everyone in your home stay more comfortable during power outages. Having a generator is key to being prepared, as it will give you peace of mind. If you're in need of a generator, we have great news for you. 

In this content we have highlighted a range of reliable brands for your homes such as Ai-power, Honda, Ingco and Maxmech, however, having read this content we are quite confident that you are better equipped to make the right choice for you. When considering the best generator for your home the wattage is an important consideration when ensure to  add up the wattage of everything you want to power with your generator, including during a power outage or in an area with limited or no electrical service. Other factors to consider include fuel type, run time and noise level.

Contact GZ Industrial supplies for more information regarding the purchase of a suitable home generators.

Feb 16, 2023 Jason Scott-Emuakor

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