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20 kW Generator

20RCA with OnCue Plus Single Phase or Three Phase, Natural Gas|LPG

Starting at $4,791.00 MSRP*
*Starting price in US dollars. Does not include installation, automatic transfer switch or accessories or costs to export outside the US.

Automatic Transfer Switch Options What's This?

An automatic transfer switch (aka ATS) is a required component in your automatic backup power system. Click to see full description.

ATS Product Options *Does not include installation

Overview

Our most popular generators for backup power provide award-winning reliability and performance. When you lose power during an outage or storm, a hard-working 14/20 kW KOHLER® generator keeps your appliances working, the heat or AC running and your security system on. Now also available in 3 phase.*

  • Reliable.
    Every KOHLER® generator is equipped with a heavy-duty, commercial-grade engine that stands up to extreme weather.
  • Powerful.
    In just 10 seconds, your KOHLER generator automatically restores power to a 5-ton (60,000 BTU) air conditioner, major appliances and electronics.*
  • Premium warranty.
    We've got you covered with 5-year, 2,000-hour protection, and a corrosion-proof enclosure that's built to last.
  • Award winner.
    KOHLER generators have received several awards, including the Most Valuable Product (MVP) Award 2010 by Building Products magazine.

THE POWER YOU NEED

  • PowerBoost™ technology provides power to start large loads such as central air conditioners without dropping power to other appliances
  • Extraordinary peak motor-starting capacity: 14RCA at 33kVA at 240V and 20RCA at 41kVA at 240V
  • Premium power quality delivers exceptional digital voltage and frequency regulation along with low levels of harmonic distortion to protect sophisticated electronics
  • Powered by reliable KOHLER Command PRO® engine, designed and tested for tough commercial applications; with hydraulic valve lifters to eliminate need for lengthy break-in periods and expensive valve adjustments; operation speed is 3600 rpm (the standard for air-cooled generators)
  • Compatible with 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
  • Quiet, neighborhood-friendly operation with sound levels similar to a typical central air conditioner
  • Stylish corrosion-proof enclosure impact tested to -30°F
  • Runs on either natural gas or liquid propane (LPG) with simple switching between natural gas and LPG in the field
  • Streamlined installation, simple terminal block for easy field connections. Kohler also offers concrete mounting pads to lower installation costs and time.
  • Streamlined installation, simple terminal block for easy field connections. Kohler also offers concrete mounting pads to lower installation costs and time.

*Based on generator and load size.


Rated kW LP 20 kW
Rated kW NG 18 kW
Amps LP 83 amps
Amps NG 75 amps
Peak Motor Starting kVA @240 V 41 kVa
Alternator Note All information shown is for 1 Phase 60 Hz generator with the largest alternator option available.
Displacement 999 cm³ (61 cu. in.)
Horsepower NG 27.1 HP, LP 30.9 HP
Enclosure Material Aluminum
Sound Output During Weekly Exercise 64 dB(A)
Sound Output During Full-speed Operation 69 dB(A)
Response Time 10 seconds
Warranty Premium five-year limited warranty
Country of Origin US
Certifications/Listings CSA|UL 2200|cUL|EPA
Automatic Transfer Switch Included No
Remote Monitoring Available Included
Off Grid / Utility Backup Utility Backup
Weight 555 lbs. (252 kg)
Alternator Type 2-Pole, Rotating Field
Fuel Consumption on NG at 50% load? 161 cfh
Fuel Consumption on LP at 50% load? 82 cfh
Controller RDC2 Controller
Cylinder Arrangement V-2
Dimensions 1193 mm x 666 mm x 817 mm (47 in. x 26.2 in. x 32.2 in.)
Engine Manufacturer/Description KOHLER
Engine Model CH740
Engine/Alternator RPM 3600
Fuel Type Natural Gas|LPG
Frequency 60 Hz
Phase Single Phase or Three Phase
Voltage @ 60 Hz 120/240|277/480
Digital Voltage Regulation ±1.0%
Built in Mounting Pad Yes