Kohler 48RCL-QS5 Kohler Power Systems 48 kW 3-Phase 208V Liquid Propane/Natural Gas Standby Generator with Aluminum Enclosure

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Product Features:

  • Covered by Kohler's 5 year (2000 hour) limited warranty
  • 48 kW power capacity preserves electricity through unexpected outages
  • Connects to an existing natural gas supply or liquid propane for easy, efficient power - no need for refueling
  • Aluminum enclosure is fully corrosion-proof
  • RDC2 controller features a glare-resistant 16 character display and real-time clock
  • Compatible with OnCue® Plus wireless management systems and Programmable Interface Modules (PIM)
  • Quiet, neighborhood-friendly operation - sound levels similar to normal conversation
  • UL listed to 2200 for safety
  • Features a self-test mode - periodically runs a self test to ensure that the generator will be ready to run when needed

Engine Features:

  • Covered by Kohler's 5 year (2000 hour) limited warranty
  • Reliable, air-cooled Kohler engine ensures power is available when needed
  • 4-cycle V8 engine - ensures optimum efficiency
  • Features a low oil alert function

Product Specifications:

  • Overall Height: 45-1/10" (measured from bottom to top of generator)
  • Overall Width: 90" (measured from left to right edge of generator)
  • Overall Depth: 33-1/2" (measured from back to front of generator)
  • Noise Rating at Exercise: 58 dbA (Test) (when unit is running a self check)
  • Noise Rating at Normal Operating Load: 61 dbA (Full Load) (when unit is running at normal power)
  • NG (Natural Gas) Power Capacity: 48 kW (wattage when running on natural gas)
  • LP (Liquid Propane) Power Capacity: 48 kW (wattage when running on natural gas)
  • NG Consumption (50% Load): 461 cubic feet per hour
  • LP Consumption (50% Load): 4.8 gallons per hour
  • Engine CC: 4999
  • Engine RPM: 1800 (unit's total revolutions per minute)


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Our SKU: Kohler 48RCL-QS5

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  • Kohler 48RCL-QS5

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Kohler 48RCL-QS5 Product Specifications

Specification Sheet
Amperage 167, 200
Approved for Commercial Use Yes
Auto Shut Off Yes, No
Battery Included No
Battery Type 650 CCA, 630 CCA
CC 4999
Controls Electronic
Cooling System Liquid Cooled, Air Cooled
Country Of Origin USA
Depth 33.5
Enclosure Material Aluminum
Engine Brand General Motors, Kohler
Engine Type 4-Cycle V8
Frequency 60
Fuel Type Liquid Propane, Natural Gas
Height 45.1
Horsepower 89
LP Consumption 5, 4.8
Length 90
Low Oil Alert Yes
Manufacturer Warranty 5 Year Commercial, 5 Year Commercial (Engine), 5 Year Residential, 5 Year Residential (Engine), 5 Year Limited
Motor RPM 1800
Mounting Pad Material Concrete
Natural Gas Consumption 461
Noise Rating 58 dbA (Test), 61 dbA (Full Load)
Phase 3
Product Weight 862
Service Entrance Rated No
Theme Modern
Transfer Switch Included No
UL Listed Yes
Voltage 120, 208
Wattage 48000, 4800
Width 33.5, 90

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