Kohler 38RCL 38 kW, 120/240V Liquid Propane / Natural Gas Aluminum Standby Generator

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  • Kohler OnCue Recommended
  • Load Control Module Recommended
  • Transfer Switch Recommended

Product Features:

  • 38kW of power will ensure your business will retain power and stay open through unexpected outages
  • Connects to existing liquid propane or natural gas fuel supply for easy and efficient power
  • Covered under 5 Year Commercial / Residential Warranty
  • Enclosure made from aluminum is lightweight and offers superior corrosion resistance
  • RDC2 Controller provides advanced control, system monitoring and diagnostics
  • UL Listed to UL2200 Engine / Generator Standard for Safety
  • Self-Test Mode – periodically runs a self test to ensure that your generator will be ready to work when you need it


  • GM Vortec Engine – More fuel efficient and quieter than 3600 RPM engines, these engines feature neighbor and budget-friendly operation
  • 4-Cylinder Engine Ensures Optimum Efficiency
  • Engine Horsepower: 75
  • Engine RPM: 1800 (the unit’s total revolutions per minute)
  • Liquid Cooled
  • Covered Under 5 Year Commercial Warranty
  • Covered Under 5 Year Residential Warranty
  • Includes Low Oil Alert and Automatic Shutdown

Product Technologies / Benefits:

  • High Quality Power - Kohler home generators provide advanced voltage and frequency regulation along with ultra-low levels of harmonic distortion for excellent generator power quality to protect your valuable electronics.
  • Corrosion-Proof Enclosure - The bold new Kohler design is completely corrosion proof, even in harsh seaside environments, and is impact-resistant even at -34 C (-30 F).
  • Fast Response - Kohler’s unique Fast-Response excitation system delivers excellent voltage response and short-circuit capability.
  • Quiet Operation - Kohler home generators provide quiet, neighborhood-friendly performance.

Product Specifications:

  • Overall Height: 45.1” (measured from the bottom of the base to the highest point on the generator)
  • Overall Length: 90” (measured from the back to the front of the generator)
  • Overall Width: 33.5” (measured from the furthest point on the left to the furthest on the right)
  • Noise Rating at Exercise: 58 dbA (when the unit is running a self check)
  • Noise Rating at Normal Operating Load: 61 dbA (when the unit is operating at normal power)
  • NG Power Capacity: 38kW (wattage when running on natural gas)
  • LP Power Capacity: 38kW (wattage when running on liquid propane)
  • NG Consumption (50% Load): 350 cubic feet per hour
  • LP Consumption (50% Load): 4.1 gallons per hour

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Our SKU: Kohler 38RCL

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Kohler 38RCL Product Specifications

Specification Sheet
Kohler Generator Sizing Form
Amperage 158
Auto Shut Off Yes
Battery Included No
Battery Type 650 CCA
CARB approved No
Controls Electronic
Cooling System Liquid Cooled
Enclosure Material Aluminum
Engine Brand General Motors
Engine Type 4-Cycle V6
Frequency 60
Fuel Type Liquid Propane, Natural Gas
Height 45.1
Horsepower 75
LP Consumption 4.1
Length 90
Low Oil Alert Yes
Manufacturer Warranty 5 Year Commercial, 5 Year Commercial (Engine), 5 Year Residential, 5 Year Residential (Engine)
Motor RPM 1800
Mounting Pad Material Concrete
Natural Gas Consumption 350
Noise Rating 58 dbA (Test), 61 dbA (Full Load)
Phase 1
UL Listed Yes
Voltage 120, 240
Wattage 38000
Width 33.5

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