The Kohler 8RESV is a new vertical shaft 8000 watt generator model that has a smaller installation footprint by design. This unit comes with the RDC2 advanced digital controller that allows for adjustable voltage, speed and performance settings directly from its onboard controller with touch buttons and a LCD screen so that you can perfectly dial in your installation voltage that is actually getting to your appliances and home or business equipment without being stuck with voltage drops that may otherwise be seen due to the lengths of wire and electrical junctions that already exist throughout your home or business.
The advanced clean voltage and frequency regulation that is produced by the 8RESV provides extremely low levels of harmonic distortion in order to protect your sensitive and valuable electronics, and during a utility power outage, its clean power output has 16.8kVA electric motor-starting capacity and can power 4-ton central air conditioners, many types of heating systems, and your refrigerator, water heater, microwave, lights, garage door opener, basement sump pump, alarm system, computers, televisions, home automation equipment, and even sensitive medical equipment. If you have more than 8000w of equipment needing standby power, this generator can be installed with Kohler's optional Load Control Management system that will allow you to customize and prioritize which loads are started first and powered in the event of an outage and therefore greatly expand the amount of equipment that can be automatically powered by this generator.
While the 8RESV can be used with nearly any brand of Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) in regards to receiving an automatic start and transfer signal, we recommend that you use Kohler's RXT series of transfer switches in order to properly communicate and have access to all of the advanced control features that are included with the generator's onboard advanced digital controller and the included OnCue® Plus Generator Management System. It is also compatible with Kohler's RDT and RSB series Automatic Transfer Switches, Load Control Modules, Load Shed Kits, and Programmable Interface Modules.
The included OnCue® Plus remote monitoring system can notify you anytime you have a power outage and assure you that the generator is running and powering your home or business, and it allows you to easily start, stop, and see the generator's status at any time from anywhere securely from any computer, or your smartphone or tablet with an internet connection. It also comes with auxiliary inputs that you can use to remotely control other things, such as powered storm shutters, powered security gates, etc.
The 8RESV enclosure has a 181mph wind rating, and its powder coated finish looks great as it provides and additional layer of corrosion protection on top of its e-coat dipped steel structure. The design provides for easy installation by utilizing terminal blocks for connection points, and Its installation footprint and sound levels are similar to a typical home central air conditioning unit.
The 8RESV will run on either LP Gas or Natural Gas, and it is designed to be easily switched at any time between liquid propane and natural gas fuels without purchasing any additional items. Optional pre-made concrete mounting pads are also available to reduce your installation time and cost.
A five year 2000 hour warranty is included, and it provides significantly more coverage than competitive brands that state they also offer five year warranties.
Free shipping included in the continental US.