Generators serve as a reliable source of electricity to our homes, offices, factories and other businesses here in Nigeria. The truth is that Electricity is essential in every facet of our lives for providing energy to light bulbs, sockets for charging of phones, and powering of other household appliances needed for daily business needs.
Due to the shortages in power supply across the country and inconsistent power supplied from the national grid, today almost everyone has a generator of their own and if your business deals with machines and other electricity-powered tools, you will be needing almost a steady power supply to be able to render customers the services they’ve always wanted.
There are different generator sizes and brands which all vary in the quantity of current or voltage they can supply at one coulomb per second. Most big generators bought by an average home in Nigeria can handle the appliances in a typical building, but it’s important to always be moderate with things so as not to overload the generator and shorten its lifespan or worse still, damage it.
Small Generator Brands, Capacities and Prices in Nigeria
Here are both Petrol and Diesel generator brands that can be bought for their high load-carrying or bearing capacities in kVA across the country.
- Sumec Firman
This brand, Honda is obviously one of the most patronized generator companies in Nigeria. They are a strong brand due to the longevity and quality they offer and as a result, they are more expensive compared to other brands.
These Honda generators as we have seen have a capacity of 0.5 kVA to 9.5 kVA and usually have a 4 stroke cylinder. These generators can handle normal household appliances and some heavy appliances like pressing iron, freezers, etc. The price of Honda generator ranges from ₦100,000 to ₦900,000 Naira in Nigeria.
Tiger Gen (for short) are the most popular generator brand in Nigeria, commonly known as I better pass my neighbor and one of the most durable and of course, portable brands. These small Tiger generators have a capacity of 1 kVA to 2.5 kVA and are usually used for less energy-consuming activities like charging of phones, watching of television, and powering of laptops etc. The average price of Tiger generators in Nigeria today is from ₦49,000 to ₦65,000 Naira per unit.
This generator brand is well known in Nigeria. The brand provides quality small generators in the markets and has a capacity of 2 kVA to 8 kVA. It is advisable to use these generators moderately between light and heavy appliances. Yamaha generators price in Nigeria is between ₦200,000 to ₦500,000 naira in Nigeria.
SUMEC Firman Generators
Sumec firman generators are indeed stable generators, they also are popular amongst Nigerians. They are quite expensive compared to other brands though. The generators have a capacity of 1.1 kVA to 7.2 kVA, the generator can carry light and other relatively heavy appliances. The price of SUMEC Firman generators in Nigeria range from ₦55,000 to ₦600,000 Naira.
This brand offers great, efficient, and durable generators sets, they are known to consume less fuel. Due to the quality of the generator, it is one of the most expensive portable generators in Nigeria. The capacity of most small Thermocool generators is between 1.25 kVA to 8.45 kVA with prices ranging from ₦99,000 to ₦650,000 Naira in Nigeria.
This generator offers reduced engine noise and is also economical with fuel consumption. These small generators have a capacity of 1.25 kVA to 10 kVA. The price of Maxi generators in Nigeria range from ₦170,000 to ₦1,000,000 Naira.
This generator brand is also widely known among Nigerians and has capacities starting from 2 kVA to 7.6 kVA. This generator can be used moderately between light and heavy appliances. Elemax generators are expensive with prices ranging from ₦160,000 to ₦800,000 Naira in Nigeria.
These are portable generators sold in Nigeria, they are suitable for light and heavy appliances. Senwei generator has a capacity of 1.3 KVA to 4.5 KVA, with prices ranging from ₦70,000 to ₦140,000 in Nigeria.
This is a new generation of generators in the Nigerian market. This generator is a cheaper option with the quality embedded in it. Lutian generator has a capacity of 1.2 kVA to 10.5 kVA, it’s Prices in Naija range from ₦80,000 to ₦900,000.
These generators are one of the portable generators sold in Nigerian markets as of today, in fact, they are a more affordable option in the market. They have interesting features such as overload protection, quick starter among others, which is important to some customers. Elepaq generator has a capacity of 1.5 KVA to 12 KVA with prices ranging from ₦70,000 to ₦330,000 in Nigeria.
Big Generator Brands, Capacities and Prices in Nigeria
These are also known as heavy-duty generators because of the workload they can carry. The following brands sell big generators in Nigeria
- FG Wilson
This is one of the top brands when it comes to a heavy-duty generator used to power large complexes. The generators run on diesel, they are soundproof and of very outstanding quality. The capacities of these generators are from 20 kVA to 800 kVA. The prices of Mikano generators in Nigeria range from ₦3,000,000 to ₦60,000,0000 Naira.
FG Wilson Generators
This brand produces sturdy and hard generators that are efficient and reliable. They have a capacity of 6.8 kVA to 2,500 kVA. This generator runs on diesel and also gas depending on the model. The generator is mostly used in powering industrial plants. FG Wilson generator prices in Nigeria range from ₦2,000,000 to ₦30,000,000 Naira.
This brand produces hardcore generators which are available in the market, they also produce generator parts for other generators brands too. Their products have a capacity of 10 kVA to 250 kVA. The prices of Perkins generator in Nigeria range from ₦2,500,000 to ₦18,000,000 Naira.
This is a popular brand of generator that is available in the market and they run on diesel. The generator has a capacity of 6.5 kVA to 20 kVA. The prices of Kipor generators range from ₦550,000 to ₦6,000,000 in Nigeria.
These generators are fabricated here in the country and are very tough generators that also run on gas or diesel. These generators are soundproof and designed to carry large equipment or complexes. They have a capacity of 12.5 KVA to 706 KVA. The average price of a Mantrac generator in Nigeria is from ₦3,000,000 to ₦153,000,000 Naira.
Things to Consider Before Buying a Generator
It is important you know that Generators come in different sizes and shapes. The purpose of buying the generator needs to be considered before you consider going to the market. This is because buying a small and/or portable generator to power heavy machinery will not only result in permanent damage to the generator but a loss of money on your end. As a result, here is a list of things to consider before purchasing a generator.
- Capacity, this will determine the load the generator can carry, and it’s important to not overload the generator more than what it can carry.
- Noise level
- Fuel tank capacity and the usage by the generator
- Your budget, there are different varieties of generators which can do the same thing and cheaper if that’s what you want to go after.
- Physical size
- Maintenance plan
- Kindof fuel used by the generator
Summary on Generators
With many options available in the market you can choose any generator of your choice. You can consider buying expensive portable generators like Thermocool, Honda, maxi generators, or the cheapest like the Tiger generator, Lutian. It all depends on your choice and budget. Thanks for reading our article.