Hyundai Generators are a series diesel generators with low noise performance. The Hyundai HYD120US 9KVA single-phase generator and the Hyundai HYD220US 17KVA 3-phase generator are some of the members of the series currently available in Nigeria.
Hyundai Generators Prices in Nigeria
The price of the 8.5kva ultra-silent generators starts at around 915,000 Naira, while the 17KVA models cost 1,400,000 Naira.
Hyundai ultra silent generator feature key start and auto start, making them great standby generators. The soundproof generators can automatically start itself when power fails. They also feature built-in AVR for a stable power supply.
Hyundai ultra silent generator features sound-proof with a very low noise level of 51dB(A) at a distance of 7m, making them great if you do not want to disturb your neighbors.
The 8.5KVA model, the Hyundai HYD120US is a single phase generator with 2 power receptacles and offers a continuous running time of 16 hours, giving it good stamina for days of prolonged power failure. The fuel tank can hold 31 litres of diesel.
The 17KVA model, the Hyundai HYD220US is a 3-phase generator great for small industrial ventures. Both Generators are water cooled.
Advantages of Hyundai generators
- Compared to other brands of generators, Hyundai generators are cost effective for homes or small businesses.
- Great value for money is what Hyundai generators offer with its key start, recoil start, built-in AVR and overload protection.
- Using an Hyundai generator translates to saving on fuel cost as it consumes low fuel.
- To ensure longevity and durability, Hyundai generators come with fuel sediment cups which prevents dirt or water from flowing to the carburetor from the fuel tank.
- They are very easy to maintain and fix, and their spare parts are readily available in Nigeria.
Hyundai generators range from as low as 800KW to 2.5KVA, 2.5KVA to 4KVA and from 4KVA to 10KVA.
Disadvantage(s) of Hyundai generators
- Hyundai generators can be a bit noisier when compared with other brands.
The purchasing price of Hyundai Generators differ based on the following:
- Brand type
Hyundai Generator Buying Guide
It is important to understand the characteristics of a generator before making a purchase. These characteristics are otherwise known as the generator rating.
A knowledge of the important ratings of Hyundai generators and how they affect their performance will help you make an informed buying decision.
The following are some of the important rating/characteristics you should look out for before making a purchase.
Output Voltage: The value of voltage supplied by the generator set is the output voltage. Ideally, it ranges from 210V to 250V for most generators in Nigeria. For Hyundai generators, the output voltage is usually about 220V.
Rated Power: This is the load that a generator can carry under normal operations. At this power rating, generators are designed for standby supply and not continuous usage. This rating is in KVA or VA or W. KVA simply means 1000 VA.
Hence, a 1.5KVA generator is the same as 1500 VA. To enjoy optimal power supply, it is advisable to buy Hyundai generators with rated power above your need, so that you don’t exceed rated power.
Maximum Power: There is a maximum load or power that a generator can carry over a very short period (less than 30 minutes).
Under no circumstances must this power be exceeded. Although most Hyundai generators can carry load up to maximum power, it is recommended that you operate generators within rated power.
Always ask to see rated power and maximum power on any Hyundai generators panel before you make purchase.
Rated Output frequency: This is the frequency of your generators output voltage. In Nigeria, it must be 50Hz, in some other countries it is 60Hz. When buying any Hyundai generator, always ensure that the rated frequency is similar to public power supply.
Fuel type: Diesel or Petrol. Most Hyundai generators run on petrol. However, there are a few that uses diesel fuel.
Recommended Engine Oil: The recommended engine oil for each brand of generator can differ. Other times, it can be the same.
Presence or absence of an Automatic Voltage regulator (AVR): One of the unique qualities of Hyundai generators is that they come with AVR as Hyundai generator manufacturers do not produce small size generators.
Dimension: You should also consider the available space for operating and storing the generator.
Starting method (excitation method): Hyundai generators comes with either key (kick starter), recoil starter (rope & grip), or both. The ones with key starter are easier to use, but will cost more. If your budget allows for it, key start generators are highly recommended.
Portability Kit: This includes everything that makes moving your generators easier such as wheels and rollers, and handles. Hyundai generators with wheels or rollers and handles are easier to handle. Though they will cost more but you are sure to get value for your money.