Are you considering buying a generator to mitigate the effect of load shedding? Then you will surely be interested in just how much it might cost to purchase and install.

For home or small business use, we recommend either a mobile or static generator of at least 5.5kVA. An alternative brand 5.5kVa generator might only cost R8000.00 whereas the same size static diesel generator will R30000+ when installed

Keep reading for more info on how much a generator might cost you or alternatively complete our online form for an obligation-free quote from a leading generator company near you.

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For additional info on the pricing of other electrician-related services please follow these links. How Much Do Electricians Charge In 2023?, How Much Does A COC Certificate Cost In 2023?.

Silent Static Generator Prices

Diesel generators are more expensive than their mobile petrol counterparts but have many advantages:

  • They operate a lot quieter than their petrol equivalents.
  • They have a much higher duty cycle lasting long with longer service intervals.
  • They have electric starters and can be integrated into the electrical system and start automatically whenever there is a grid failure
  • They provide added safety with permanent electrical installation and less harmful exhaust gasses

A fixed diesel generator costs R18000.00 excluding installation for a 5kVA unit, and R50000 excluding installation for some 10kVA units.

Static Silent Generators Pricelist 

Adriatic Power 5kVA Diesel Generator Priced from R30000.00
Adriatic Power 6.5kVA Diesel GeneratorPriced from R34000.00
Adriatic Power 11kVA Diesel GeneratorPriced from R75000.00
TOTAL 6 Kva Silent Diesel GeneratorPriced from R25000.00
Accell 8.5Kva Silent Diesel Generator Priced from R39000.00
Pro Power 8.7Kva Silent Diesel Generator Priced from R33000.00
Pro Power 14kVA Silent Diesel GeneratorPriced from R71000.00
Generator Supply 8Kva Silent Diesel Generator Priced from R38000.00

Mobile generator Prices 

Mobile Open Frame Generators have the smallest initial investment and price can range from R2500 for a small 1.2kVA unit and R15000 for 8kVA Branded unit.  

If you wish to power your home during load shedding, we advise choosing a generator with a power output of at least 5.5 kVA. With a 5.5kVA generator you will be able to power the lights, television and most appliances but not heating and cooling devices like stoves, kettles and tumble dryers

A 5.5kVA unit from a leading brand might cost from R11000 with alternative brand units priced from R6000

Mobile Generator Pricelist

Ryobi RG-950 Air-Cooled 2-Stroke Generator .95kVA Generator Priced from R2300.00
Ryobi Generator 4-stroke Air-cooled – 1.2kvaPriced from R4500.00
Ryobi Generator 4-stroke Air-cooled – 3.0kvaPriced from R7500.00
Ryobi 5500W Petrol Key Start GeneratorPriced from R10000.00
Ryobi 6800W Petrol Key Start GeneratorPriced from R13000.00
Ryobi RG-10KVA 4-Stroke GeneratorPriced from R49000.00
Talon – Petrol Generator – 2.8kVA – Air-cooled Single Cylinder 4-strokePriced from R6750.00
Talon – Petrol Generator – 6 5KVA – Air-cooled Single Cylinder 4-strokePriced from R13500.00
Trade Professional 6kVA 4S 5.5kW Air-cooled Single Cylinder 4-strokePriced from R14500.00
Trade Professional 8000 4S 7.5KW 16HP 9.4KVA Priced from R17000.00
Alternative Brand 3.5kVA Air-cooled Single Cylinder 4-strokePriced from R4500.00
Alternative Brand 5.5kVA Air-cooled Single Cylinder 4-strokePriced from R7500.00
Alternative Brand 7.5kVA Air-cooled Single Cylinder 4-strokePriced from R11000.00

The Cost of a Generator installation

Electricians charge between R300 and R600 per hour, with electricians who specialise in generators charging more at the upper end of the range due to their high demand.

A static silent generator with automatic start and switchover can cost as much as R15, 000 to instal, whereas a basic installation of a mobile generator with manual start and switchover can cost as little as R5000

For other Generator related costs please visit our Cost of servicing a generator and Cost of running a Generator pages

Why Choose a GP Electricians partner to Supply and Install your Generator

It is often hard to find a reliable generator supplier and installer. Local Pros has vetted generator experts across South Africa and selected the best to join our network. When selecting a Local Pros partner you can be sure that they:

  • Are focused on client satisfaction.
  • Have competitive rates while not sacrificing their quality of service
  • Can handle the supply and installation of your generator from start to finish.
  • Have great after-sales service and transparent warranties 
  • Supply both Silent Static Diesel Generators and Mobile Petrol Generators 
  • Will advise you on what generator suits your needs and what installation is appropriate 
  • Have qualified personnel with years of experience
  • Know how load shedding affects businesses and understand the frustration it brings

A Local Pros partner can Supply and Install the generator of your choice.  Don’t be left in the dark. 

Contact Local Pros today and we will connect you with a trusted Generator Expert in your area.   

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