5 kVA

5kVA Generators

Generators come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and for a variety of different uses. But if you are looking for something versatile that will power a multitude of different applications, one of your best bets would be to check out a 5 kVA generator.
Here at Diesel Generator Direct, we stock a full range of these small and flexible friends that you can use at home, on site, or for small events - and a lot more besides. But which generator will best suit your needs? Read on to discover more about 5 kVA generators and what they might be used for.

5 kVA Silent Generator

Some generators are too big, some are just too small. But the 5 kVA generator is perfectly sized for so many applications it makes sense to have one whether you want to power home or garden devices, run an outdoor-based small business, or simply use for recreation. They are also common on small construction sites, and can even be used - with the help of a professional electrician - as a backup for your residential power.

Our range of 5kVA diesel generators features 5kVA gensets from Pramac generators with Yanmar and Lombardini high-performance engines.

5kVA Genset

5kVA generators are the lowest power kVA sets we offer, these compact diesel generators offer high-performance efficiency coupled with neat packaging

5kVA Diesel Generator

Because of the size of the 5 kVA generators, they are perfect for mobile businesses such as catering and food vans. However, to find the perfect option, there are a few things you need to consider. Ideally, you will want to check out some 5 kVA silent generators so that you keep noise down to a minimum - look for noise block technology and inbuilt mufflers. The more compact design, the better, too - some of the small 5 kVA generators are a massive 25kg less than others in terms of weight, which will save you struggling when setting up your stall. And finally, ensure you select a fuel efficient model, and also think about getting an inverter generator to produce a better level of clean power, enabling you to use your generator for sensitive electronic appliances such as laptops and mobile phones.

A sturdy 5 kVA generator is also going to be good for using on trade sites and rural areas such as farming locations. Again, though, there are a few things you might need on your 5 kVA generator to ensure it is best suited for your requirements. 5 kVA power generators on construction sites and farms need to be able to power small and medium-sized drills, pumps, saws, and a whole plethora of different common tools, so you should be aiming for a generator running power between 4,000 and 5,000 watts. You should also seek out a steel rollover frame to protect your engine, and a large fuel tank to ensure it lasts the duration of your tasks. You can get optional long-range fuel tanks on some models, lifting bars, electric starts for speedy use, and earth leakage protection - all essential for working outside.

Unsurprisingly, if you want a 5 kVA home generator, there are a few key features and procedures you need to consider. High power and excellent economy are essential, of course, so look for something with a large fuel tank and robust design - something like a 4-stroke engine should be enough. 2-wire auto start controllers are also handy for backing up your solar power, or look for an automatic transfer switch - or AMF panel - to back up the mains in your house or business premises. With these features, as soon as the power dies, the 5 kVA generator will spring into action. Bear in mind that you will need the help of a qualified electrician to install your generator properly - if you aren’t one yourself.

"If you just need a portable generator to use for electric tools, small- to medium-sized farming equipment and pumps on sites, homes or farms, then there are plenty of 5 kVA generator options for you. Consider going for a air-cooled diesel option, which tends to have lower cost of ownership, will last you a lot longer than the alternatives, and need less looking after in the long-term. Seek out a 5 kVA generator with a heavy duty steel frame if you will be using your generator in tough, challenging conditions.

Finally, seek out a 5 kVA generator with electric start and single phase if you work in areas where noise restrictions can be a problem. These devices are great for when you have to work at nights or when doing things like roadworks or events.

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  1. 3.9kW Pramac

    4.6kW Standby
    PRAMAC PETROL · E5000
    230V/115V
    Single Phase · Recoil Start

    £706.00
    Free Shipping + VAT
  2. 5 kVA Yanmar

    6kVA Standby
    PRAMAC DIESEL · P6000
    230V / 115V
    Single Phase · Key Start

    £2,618.00
    Ex Works + VAT
  3. 5 kVA Yanmar

    6kVA Standby
    PRAMAC DIESEL · P6000
    230V Only
    Single Phase · Key Start

    £2,414.00
    Ex Works + VAT
  4. 7 kVA Perkins

    8kVA Standby
    PRAMAC DIESEL · GBW10P
    230V Only
    Single Phase · Auto Start

    £4,487.00
    Ex Works + VAT
  5. 8 kVA Lombardini

    9kVA Standby
    PRAMAC DIESEL · P9000
    230V Only
    Single Phase · Key Start

    £3,341.00
    Ex Works + VAT
  6. 9 kVA Perkins

    10kVA Standby
    PRAMAC DIESEL · GBW15P
    230V Only
    Single Phase · Auto Start

    £4,794.00
    Ex Works + VAT
  7. 9 kVA Perkins

    10kVA Standby
    PRAMAC DIESEL · GBW10P
    400V Only
    3 Phase · Auto Start

    £4,437.00
    Ex Works + VAT
  8. 9 kVA Perkins

    10kVA Standby
    PRAMAC DIESEL · GBW10P
    400V Only
    3 Phase · Key Start

    £4,073.00
    Ex Works + VAT
  9. 9 kVA Perkins

    10kVA Standby
    PRAMAC DIESEL · GSW10P
    400V Only
    3 Phase · Auto Start

    £5,186.00
    Ex Works + VAT
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