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Good you please give me a price on a generator Mac Africa 8.75KVa 7Kw 31.8A as soon as possible for house hold use. I am staying in Vryheid. Which of your branches has one. Thanking you in advance.
All prices are listed on our website. We have run out of stock for now nationwide due to excess demand unfortunately.
What will happen if you use the elemental appliances to a 5kw generator?
They can work but use allot of power. One plate on a stove pulls about 2 to 3 kw of power, the oven even more. Its not advised. We recommend perhaps using gas energy to cook while your stove has no power. Use the generator for other appliances such as lights, TV and computers.
I use solar for my light. So what size can I use for the fridge; kettle, iron, tv and sound system
Due to the kettle, you might need a much as 5kw. Without a kettle, a 4kw can do the trick just fine. We recommend people maybe use gas as a backup during power cuts so they can use their generator for longer while needed, and then you also don’t need a big generator.
Hi Franscois, Can the Mgener-550, -008 & 010 be connected to the mains DB Board via a manual changeover swich in compliance with SANS 10142-1 ?. Does the generator have a V-O-V earth which is not permitted ref. clause 184.108.40.206 “that a 230 V generator with a V-O-V earth connection (centre tap on winding which is earthed), shall not be connected to a fixed electrical installation” ?.
Yes, all our machines can be connected to a manual change over switch. As far as the question goes with VOV. As I understand it a VOV connection is for mobile machines that cannot be earthed on a fixed installation. Our machines can and should be earthed. We especially recommend them to be installed directly to a DB board and earthed safely. But they are mobile in the sense that they have wheels and can be used wherever you need them (on site work) you will just use the front plugs in that instance. When using them fixed most electricians divert the plugs and use the poles located behind the genny’s front panel, it means a more secure connection and with a lower risk of shorts.
Hi Francois – are you sure about this? I recently bought a 7kW generator from Adendorff, all installed as per regulations….but I have flickering LED lights and a voltage reading between L-E of 140V and N-E of 80V. Generator is earthed. This tells me you are selling VOV generators, which requires internal modification to winding taps before they can legally be connected to a permanent installation.
Please correct me if I am wrong or missing something.
Good day Martin,
Here is an article relating to the correct way to connect a generator with and without VOV.
Let us know if you need anything else.
Hi Francois, I bought a Mgener-450. It came with a handle and wheels that need to be assembled. Is there maybe a step by step description/images for how to assemble the wheels?
Hi there, I’m sorry but a mistake must have been made. that machine does not have wheels or a handle. Please contact the store for more info they perhaps loaded an additional box meant for a different machine.
Good day. I would like to know how long do you need to charge your battery before you use your generator for the first time. Thanks. John
Hi, the batteries that come with our machines 99% of the time has enough charge to get going. The alternator keeps the battery topped off. When completely flat a 2hours quick charge would do the trick.
Hello, Can the MAC-AFRIC 6.3 kVA (5 KW) Standby Petrol Generator
MGENER-550 power a TV set, fridge and some lights?
Yes no problem. You just need to avoid elements like kettles heaters and cooking appliances
I need a generator for household use. Mainly to power 1 light, and 3 plugs to charge laptop, run my home alarm system and wifi router. I do not know which one would suit my basic needs. I also need delivery and installation if possible. Please advise.
Hi at least a 2kw unit will be just fine. We only sell machines. Our warranty approves of any qualified electrician to do the installation. At this stage, all goods are collected in store.
Hi. I am looking for someone in Pretoria who can do Ryobi VOV to VOO conversions.
Does anyone perhaps know?
Unfortunately, this is not something we are experts on. I’m sure any Ryobi sales agent will know.
Hi there I am looking to power up 1 fridge and freezer and wifi router. Wat size generator do I need.
Good day Devchand,
A 2KW generator would be enough.
HI, is the MAC-AFRIC 6.3 kVA (5 KW) Standby Petrol Generator a dual key start and pull start?
Yes if the battery is dead you can pull start the machine.
I need to power a medium sized fridge (not double door) + 7 overhead power saving lights @ 75W ea + 1 x 12000 btu split unit aircon + Tv & DSTV and laptop.
What size gennie would i require to run this setup?
A 12000 BTU should be needing around 3500w + 250W for the fridge. However, fridges have a startup of around 1250W. All this is speculation a load test is recommended. We estimate all this to need around 5.5kw so a 7kw (8kva) machine should be enough. Aslo speculation based on the info provided. We recommend doing some kind of load test on the board or each device to make sure how much power it uses.
Hi Francois I need back up to run Dstv , few lights and a router. What size generator would you recommend
A 1kw will be fine. But for the price, a 2kw makes more sense
Hi Francois, can I connect a portable standby generator to my db board?
of course yes. They can run a cable from the power output into a change over switch and then run mains & generator power through the switch. Make sure the genny used has a working AVR (automatic voltage regulator). Machines with no AVR are not recomended
My power needs are small when load shedding.
At the moment I use a sinewave inverter with a deep cycle battery to run my laptop, internet router, desk fan, and desk light. I get about 4 hours.
OK my question is: Can I use a small generator that will run my 2 door fridge, upper section fridge lower section freezer plus the deep cycle battery with an CTEK
smart charger attached permittedly that will run the laptop, internet router, desk fan, and desk light?
Yes, a 2kw would be probably good enough for 1 full fridge but for 2 fridges a 4kw will probably be required. You see when the fridge switches on it surge due to the gas compressor starting up to build pressure. So you need quite some power to switch them on.
Hi, I want to know what you would recommend for these: 6 lights on, cctv’s 4 cameras, electric fence, 1 router, 1 laptop to watch netflix. Thanks
Hi, we are not too sure how much power the fence needs but a 4kw should be fine. This is just speculative we recommend you do a load test to ensure the amount of current needed.
Hi Francois, I purchased a MGENER-604 and has an ATS plug. I would like to know what the ATS connector pin outs are allocated to so i can get the correct ATS controller. We have gone through the diagrams in the supplied books and none show the pin outs.
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Morning….What is ATS stand for? I got a 5KW Diesel gen. I would like to auto start this gen. Can you assist pleas?
The Low-voltage automatic transfer switch (ATS) assemblies provide a reliable means of transferring essential load connections between primary and alternate sources of electrical power.
We do not offer any auto switches. We do offer change over switches.
If you want an auto-start on your generator, you would have to contact an electrical person that can assist you with this.
Hi Francois, please help, what size gen would comfortably run the following, please note that the following components will be in use permanently:
Alarm system 40watts,
Fridge freezer 220 watt,
wifi router 15 watt,
TV 150 watt,
small radio 250 watt
and 10 x 15 watt LED lights, then occasionally with the above mentioned a Hair dryer 2500watt and coffee maker 1500watt, but my thinking or the plan rather is to only run the hair dryer if the coffee maker is not in use and visa versa?
Because of the hairdryer, I would no use anything smaller than 6.5 kva. But if you are careful a 5 kva can work.
If you avoid using those 2 appliances you can use a much smaller 2.5 kva machine.
I need to power a medium sized fridge, floor lamp and tv with decorder.
which generator do advise me to get?
Hi Lwazi, a 5KW or 7KW would be about right for you.
If i want to powerer just the tv and decoder. and charge my phone. will the 650w be enough?
Hi Lwazi, yes it would be enough for only your above-mentioned answer.
Wich generator cut pull 200 single phase mig welder
We don’t recommend that for running the machine on 200A but welding under 160A a 7 KW machine would be just fine.
Hi francois which generator is needed to run 250A inverter Arc welder.
We do not recommend this but a 7.5kVA should be able to handle it at around 200A output.
Which generator is needed to run a 1.1kw submersible pump?
Good day Rammolawa
You would need at least a 5KW generator to run your submersible pump as on startup you require 3x the amount of power to run the pump.
Thanks very much
What machine would I need to acquire if powering
2 wifi routers
Electric fence + Gate
7 LED lights
Hi due to the geyser and the fact I’m unsure of how much power an electric fence needs i would say a 7.5 kVA for sure but a 6.5 kVA might be OK for shorter 4 hours run times.
The 6.5 kVA will struggle with the geyser but might be ok for shorter periods. Consider switching the geyser of, it keeps temp for over 8 hours or longer depending on the type.
Hi i have 2 ice cream fridge big and 1 small fridge what generator will i need for my shop?
We are not entirely sure about the current needed as each model is different. Ice cream machines probably have a big motor so please check the manufacturer’s electrical label. But if we have to guess a 8.75 kVA will probably be the right choice.
What generator size will be suitable for me?
I wish to have it for the following.
28 X down-light LED globes (There’s 4 globes in each room)
5 X Fridges (Starndard size)
5 X TVs (55″ inch)
Because of the fridges and uncertainty from my side on the input needed a 8.75 kVA will work if you switch the fridges on one by one. A 12 kVA is probably needed because of the high current needed when they are switched on.
What would be suitable to run the below?
5 X 55″Inch TVs together with decoders.
I would recommend a 6.7 kVA but a 2.8 kVA will run those at high load. 6.7 kVA will be more economical and will be great to have for additional needs.
Hi what gennie do i need to tun following
1 x bosch fridge freezer
1 x bar fridge
2 x tv
1 x computor
3 x phone chargers
2 x soundbars
6 x lights
1 x hairdryer
1 x fan
Good day Chris
As far as I know, the 2 fridges take at least +-1.5KW each. I would suggest at least a 10kW generator. Why do I say so?
The fridges contain an element that needs almost 3x more its original power to start up.
Thank you for all your replies, I would like to find out if I could use a 2KW generator for:
1 x Hisense single door Fridge Freezer
1 x laptop
1 x light 14w
It s for a lady and am looking at your electric start machine. Will it be sufficient?
You see the fridge might need some more power to switch on. But if you switch on the fridge 1st the 2kw should be ok.
Hi Guys when will you 8kw generators in stock or do you have currently?
Good day Willie
Our closest Generator to an 8KW is the following:
We do have stock.
Hi there, what do I need to run
. Swimming pool pump
. 2 freezers
. 1 fridge
. 6 light bulbs
. 1 DSTV
. 1 Computer and router
. Electric fence and gate
Considering the pump is around 1100 Watts a 4kw should be enough I would recommend a 5kw for a more reliable setup.
Hi. I would like to know what size can I buy for
3 electric blankets
Electric blankets and kettle won’t be use fully only in winter
Because of the kettle and the blanket a minimum of 6.5 kVA. We recommend not using elements when power is off and only use the essentials.
I have the 7.5 mac afric generator, is it ok for the engin to use air fryer on it? I mean you don’t get gas air fryers that I no of. I asume when you unplugg freezers and fridges it will be ok?
Most models need between 1.2 – 2kw so it will work fine. It uses less power than an electrical oil fryer.
Is the 7kw enoughto power 1 fridge, 3 laptops, 1 freezer, wifi, 3 tvs with dstv, electric fence (30m), pool pump.
Yes, that will be perfect you will never overload the machine based on your info provided.
Hi. I need to run a 2500W chip fryer at markets. what is the best sized generator that will carry the load for up to 8 hours.
Good day Machiel,
I would recommend a 4KW generator for your use. Please note the duty cycle is 4hours, so you would have to rest the generator for at least 30min when using it.
My 2kw generator produces white smoke from time to time, more especially when its under strain( i think).. What could be the problem and how can i fix it?
How big a generator do i need to power 32 units with geysers, fridges, four lights and a stove. Also include the electric fence, turnstile gate and gate motor for an average 6 hours a day.
Hi there Francois I’m interested in buying a 8.75kva.Need to run the following:
10 led lights
1 wifi router
(will it be advisable to use undertile heating on very low in one room.)
Hi, the only thing I’m worried about is the geyser really I would avoid running the fridges alongside the geyser. I can only estimate, but i recommend you do some kind of load test on the DB board to see total usage and pay attention to the total current draw (amps). The heating is also probably a heavy load.
Good day, what size generator would you recommend for the below to be fully functional for a 4hour period
1 deep freezer
Geyser- not continuously running
+/- 12 down lights
Kettle- not running whilst other appliances are on
Thank you, much appreciated
Because of the stove/oven as much as 20Kva would be needed. Just 1 plate on your stove can draw as much as 3000W. Avoid the stove and maybe use a gas stove in situations like load shedding and an 8.75 kva machine would do well.
If you cut out the stove, kettle, and geyser a 6.5 kva is also fine.
Geyser keeps temps at least 4 hours. No need to run fridges in load shedding either.
Hi I have a 553 6.5kva will it be able to pull my geyser if I only turn the geyser on
Good day Rudolph,
You will be able to run only the geyser and maybe a few lights on the 553 when you want to use the geyser.
Good day, I am planning on getting a 5KW petrol gennie for basic household applications. If my house only uses LED light bulbs, that technically would mean I could then run two 1500W fridges at the same time as not all of my load would be going to lighting, am I correct by saying this?
Should be OK but try switching them on one by one. We can only provide information on the machine’s output which is listed on the website. There are many brands of fridges that all use different amounts of current to start.
Hi what gen size can i use to power a 100l belt compressor with 9amps
Hi, I am in need of a wheel and handle set for a Genset 8000s 7.5kw generator. Do you sell these or any idea where I can buy it. Thank you
Hi please contact any of your nearest stores.
I bought a 5kw generator and i was wondering if it would be able to run a 100l compressor with 9amps
Hi Francois I’ve a mgener 553 so I want to make a box for it is necessary to buy a fan or it has it’s own fan thanks
The generator has its own cooling system.
Hi i bought the 5kw generator and i was wondering if it would be a able to run a 100l compressor with 9amps
I need to buy a genie for my standard home and connect to automatic switch. Can I get some pre inspection to can know what and which size to buy.
You would need to get in a qualified technician to see exactly what size of generator you would need.
We do not offer those services.
Want to know Will the mac afric 200amp mig welding work on 8.75 generator ? thank you
Hi ,I want to buy diesel generator that can run an icecream machine with 3,7 kw ,which one is the best
Is there a way to maybe adjust the speed and petrol to reduce petrol consumption on a Mac Africa 7kw petrol generator
I need a generator to start my bore hole and booster pump – so it needs initial ‘whoosh’ and then settles down. Please advise I am 68 and have no water when the power cuts thanks
We would recommend a 4KW Generator with peak output, the reason being the bore hole pump running at 0.5KW and the booster pump running at max 3KW.
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