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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.
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 188.8.131.52 “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, 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? Thanks!
Unfortunately, this is not something we are experts on. I’m sure any Ryobi sales agent will know.
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.
Hi Francois 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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