48 kW Generator

48RCL Single Phase or 3 Phase, Natural Gas|LPG

Starting at $15,081.00 MSRP*
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*Starting price in US dollars. Does not include installation, automatic transfer switch or accessories or costs to export outside the US.

Overview

Reliable power for large residential or small business needs. When the power goes out during a bad storm or power failure, your 48 kW KOHLER® generator with industrial-grade engine keeps your home or business – from central air to sump pump to personal computers – up and running.*

  • Powerful.
    In just 10 seconds, your KOHLER generator automatically restores power and keeps you connected to the things you love to do.
  • Smart.
    You get steady, high-quality power that protects your electronics from damage related to low-quality power sources.
  • Premium warranty.
    We’ve got you covered with 5-year, 2,000-hour protection, and an aluminum enclosure that’s built to last.
  • Quiet.
    Neighborhood-friendly, with weekly exercise volume that’s similar to a normal conversation.
  • Innovative.
    This generator’s patent-pending innovations include a three-fan, automotive-style cooling system that keeps the sound level down.

THE POWER YOU NEED

  • Powerful operation on either natural gas or liquid propane (LPG); the 38RCL provides 158 amps on natural gas or LPG, while the 48RCL provides 200 amps on natural gas or LPG
  • Extraordinary peak motor-starting capacity, with 38RCL at 95kVA at 240V and 48RCL at 113kVA at 240V
  • Premium power quality delivers exceptional digital voltage and frequency regulation along with extremely low levels of harmonic distortion to protect sophisticated electronics and appliances
  • Powered by General Motors Vortec automotive-grade engine with hydraulic valve lifters to eliminate need for lengthy break-in periods and expensive valve adjustments; operation speed 1800 rpm
  • Compatible with optional OnCue® Plus and OnCue® Plus Wireless Generator Management Systems, and Programmable Interface Module (PIM)
  • Also compatible with Load Control Module (LCM) or Load Shed kit with single-phase generators only

THE CONVENIENCES YOU EXPECT

  • RDC2 controller designed for today's sophisticated electronics manages both the generator set and Model RXT transfer switch functions
  • Extremely quiet operation with sound at 61dBA at full speed and 58 dBA at exercise (normal conversation level)
  • Corrosion-resistant aluminum enclosure is standard
  • Runs on either natural gas or liquid propane (LPG) with simple switching between natural gas and LPG in the field
  • Streamlined installation, including simple terminal block for easy field connections

*Based on generator and load size.


Rated kW LP 48 kW
Rated kW NG 48 kW
Amps LP 200 amps
Amps NG 200 amps
Peak Motor Starting kVA @240 V 113 kVa
Alternator Note All information shown is for 1 Phase 60 Hz generator with the largest alternator option available.
Displacement 5.0 L (305 cu. in.)
Horsepower 89 HP
Enclosure Material Aluminum
Sound Output During Weekly Exercise 58 dB(A)
Sound Output During Full-speed Operation 61 dB(A)
Response Time 10 seconds
Warranty Premium five-year limited warranty
Country of Origin US
Certifications/Listings EPA|CSA|UL 2200
Automatic Transfer Switch Included No
Remote Monitoring Available Yes
Off Grid / Utility Backup Utility Backup
Weight 1900 lbs.
Alternator Type Brushless, Rare-Earth, Permanent-Magnet
Fuel Consumption on NG at 50% load? 461 cfh
Fuel Consumption on LP at 50% load? 175 cfh
Controller RDC2 Controller
Cylinder Arrangement V-8
Dimensions 2280mm x 836mm x 1147mm (89.8 in. x 32.9 in. x 45.2 in.)
Engine Manufacturer/Description General Motors
Engine Model Industrial Powertrain Vortec 5.0L
Engine/Alternator RPM 1800
Fuel Type Natural Gas|LPG
Frequency 60 Hz|50 Hz
Phase Single Phase or 3 Phase
Voltage @ 60 Hz 120/240
Digital Voltage Regulation ±1.0%