Price of a small generator – It is quite unfortunate that we still have to look out for generators as a basic necessity in a country like Nigeria. However, this is how it has come to be.
It is essential today to have generators in your house. This is because you are unsure of when you may ever get electricity supply, and how long it will even last.
Before, small generators meant that you had to use all of your energy when trying to put it on. These are called the manual-start generators. But it is not the case anymore as the small generators now even come with a key-starter.
Here, we will be reviewing the different prices of small generators in Nigeria.
Price, Specs and Review of Small Generator in Nigeria
Generators are sold according to their sizes and the kVA rating. Mainly, the higher the kVA rating, the more power the generator produces and therefore, the more costly it will be.
So, if you want the lowest possible amount of a generator, you should be aiming for the lowest kVA.
Another factor to consider is the manufacturer of the generator that you want to buy. Manufacturers like FIRMAN and MIKANO will cost more than the manufacturers who are not as popular. Diesel generators and soundproof generators will also require more.
In this article, we will be focusing on the price of some popular generator(s). Please keep reading.
Tiger TG950 – ₦10,000 Naira to ₦15,000
This is one of the most popular small generators in Nigeria. The tiger generator used to be a way for people to brag that they are better off than their counterparts. At least they can afford a small generator when their colleagues cannot afford any at all.
This was how it became known to be referred to as “I better pass my neighbour”.
The tiger generator has helped save many Nigerians from a life of boredom, darkness and heat. Although it is small in size and capacity, it can at least power necessary appliances like the electric fan, television and electric light bulbs.
The small tiger generator is very affordable with the price ranging from as low as ₦10,000 to ₦15,000 for a Tiger TG950 650VA
The advantages of the small tiger generator are that it is easy to maintain, the spare parts are available everywhere in the market, and it does not consume a lot of petrol.
The disadvantages are that it cannot power so many appliances at the same time. It cannot power gadgets with large capacities like microwave, air conditioners and irons.
But the most critical factor is that it is capable of powering the fundamental things that you need to battle poor electricity in your home.
Tiger TG2700 – ₦65,000 to ₦80,000
The Tiger TG2700 is a slightly bigger version of the TG950. The engine of this small generator has been made to rest above the ground. This helps to protect the generator and its engine from oil spillage, friction, sand and water.
Unlike the TG950, the noise level of this generator is quite low. Also, it comes with a 12L fuel tank storage, a big difference to the 4L tank storage of the TG950. The price of this small generator ranges from ₦65,000-₦80,000.
Hyundai 2.5KVA generators – ₦68,000
The generators from Hyundai are just as good as their cars. This generator makes very little noise, and so you can place it close to the house.
It has a Low‐oil shutoff that protects your generator’s engine from damage if it runs too low on oil, a spin-on oil filter and a fuel gauge to show you the level of fuel left.
The fuel tank Capacity on this generator is 15L, a better improvement on the smaller generators. It also comes with a built-in AVR that regulates power and protects your appliances from damage and guess what?
This generator also comes equipped with electric-starter, so less stress for you.
Sumec Firman SPG 950 –₦25,000–₦35,000
This is a very strong generator. The Sumec Firman generators are one of the most popular and best-selling brands in Nigeria. The small generator does not make a lot of noise, and it made in a way that the engine does not rest on the ground.
This makes for a protection against friction, as well as water and sand. They also have an in-built AVR which regulates power and protects your appliances. More small Sumer Firman generators are:
The Elepaq 1.8KVA small generator is almost precisely the same as the small tiger generator. While the tiger generator may be known to make a lot of noise, the sound coming from the Elepaq is not as much.
This may be why it costs more; coupled with the fact that it has a little more energy capacity and fuel storage than the small tiger generator. The fuel tank capacity is 5.5L.
Elepaq 3.5KVA –₦78000 to ₦95000
This generator, on the other hand, is also a manual start generator but it comes with 3.5KVA. This means that it has a larger capacity than the 1.3KVA.
It also means that while the 1.3KVA may only be able to power your ceiling fan and television. The 3.5KVA can go on to power your electric iron, kettle and small fridge. It also has a much larger fuel tank space, up to 15L.