Updated Small Generator Price in Nigeria 

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Nigeria is a developing country where stable electricity has been an issue for years. And even in places where there is stable electricity, sometimes there is no electricity with a report that it got spoiled either by a storm or by the area’s transformer.

And for me not to surprise you, the United States of America, despite being developed, has more power outages, according to Popular Science. Some places in the country use generators, like Nigeria, because they mostly have more stable electricity than us.

So, if you don’t have a generator as a business owner or homeowner who has to power necessary appliances, you will stay for days or probably weeks with no electricity till it gets repaired.

To avoid something of this nature, Nigerians are investing in solar, inverters, and generators to keep their appliances running. But how much for a small generator in Nigeria? What’s the actual price of a small generator in Nigeria that you should expect?

You see, here in Nigeria, if you aren’t smart enough, you will be cheated as there are different generators of the same type, model, and features with different prices. 

For instance, copper generators tend to cost more than their aluminum counterparts. And for someone who doesn’t know the difference, he would be sold an aluminum generator for the price of a copper generator.

To avoid all this, we wrote this article for you. We aren’t only going to tell you the price of small generators but also factors you need to consider when buying one so you won’t be cheated.

Types of Small Generators

As the name implies, “small generators”, are generators that are small due to what they can power and not necessarily because they are small. 

There are some small generators that you alone can not carry. But according to me, I would like to say, small generators are anything below 6 kVA, meaning they can be of different types and for different purposes.

Hence, here are the different types of small generators we have in Nigeria: So, ensure you read carefully until the end of this article.

1. Petrol Generators

Firstly, we have petrol generators. These petrol generators are types of generators that are popular in Nigeria due to their affordability, ease of use, and widespread availability of petrol as a fuel source in the country.

I must say that they are mostly recommended for being suitable to power small appliances such as televisions, laptops, bulbs, essential electronics, and limited home or office equipment. 

Petrol generators are known for their portability and relatively quiet operation compared to the other types of generators we have in Nigeria.

2. Diesel Generators

Secondly, we have diesel generators, which come after petrol generators in Nigeria. Diesel generators are mostly known for their robustness, durability, and high fuel efficiency. 

They are ideal for heavy-duty applications, such as powering construction sites, large commercial establishments, or industrial operations. 

One thing about diesel generators is that they are generally more expensive than petrol generators due to their higher power output, longer lifespan, and maintenance.

Also Read:- Diesel Generator vs Gasoline Generator: The Differences

3. Gas Generators

Lastly, we have gas generators, but these types of generators have not yet gained popularity in the Nigerian generator market.

Gas generators, particularly those running on propane or natural gas, have cleaner emissions and are more cost-effective. Meaning they don’t emit smoke as much as their counterparts, diesel generators, and petrol generators. 

However, gas generators may require additional installation and safety measures, making them more suitable for fixed locations than portable use.

Factors Affecting Small Generator Prices in Nigeria

So, when it comes to buying a generator, the price is determined by different factors, and trust me, understanding those factors would help you choose the best generator. That’s if you already know the number of appliances your generator is powering and the right generator wattage you need

So to avoid wasting your time, let’s get right into the factors that influence small generator prices in Nigeria.

1. Power Output

At the beginning of this section, I said choosing the best generator for your needs would be easier if you already knew the generator wattage you needed and what you were powering the generator with. 

You see, the power output of a generator is one of the key determinants of its price. When the generator you intend to buy has a higher power output capability for supplying electricity to multiple appliances or larger spaces, it will generally cost more than lower-power generator models.

2. Brand and Reputation

Secondly, the brand and reputation of the generator matter a lot. However, recently, there have been fake generators on the market. 

Getting a real, reputable generator brand that has a long-standing presence in the market often offers higher-quality products but at a premium price. 

So, if you recognize one, invest in research to ensure you are getting the original one. You can also do it with a trusted generator professional to help you diagnose if it’s real or not. 

However, it’s always important to strike a balance between brand reputation and the affordability of the generator parts.

3. Fuel Type

The choice of the generator fuel type you are going for can also impact both the price and the running cost of a small generator. 

Let’s say, for instance, that if you are going for petrol generators, they are generally cheaper compared to diesel or gas generators. 

Diesel generators are mostly higher in price because of the higher fuel efficiency and durability they offer, unlike petrol generators.

And for gas generators, I can say it’s because of the additional installation for them to use either propane or natural gas, which may involve higher initial expenses.

4. Features and Accessories

Last but not least, factors that influence small generator prices in Nigeria are the features and accessories of the generator.

Some generators come with additional features such as electric start, automatic voltage regulation (AVR), low-oil shutdown, and noise reduction technologies.

These features aren’t there for fashion. They are there to help you have an enjoyable time using your generator, which in return tends to cost more if you buy such generators.

Small Generator Price in Nigeria 

Now that you know the different types of generators we have in Nigeria, and the factors affecting the prices of these generators, in this section of this article, I will list some of the best and most popular small generators in Nigeria and their estimated prices.

BrandModelPower Output Fuel Type Estimated Price 
Elepaq Constant EC5800CX1.8 KVAPetrol₦70,000 to ₦100,000
SenweiSPG 22001.8 KVAPetrol₦70,000 to ₦100000
Sumec Firman SPG 18001.0 KVAPetrol₦70,000 to ₦90,000
Sumec FirmanSPG 22001.8 KVAPetrol₦70,000 to ₦100,000
TigerTG 950/1550650 KVAPetrol₦50,000 to ₦80,000
Elepaq GPSV68002.2 KVAPetrol₦100,000 to ₦200,000
Tiger TG 27002.5 KVAPetrol ₦100,000 to ₦180,000
Parsun PS4000DXE24.5 KVAPetrol₦280,000 to ₦400,000
Senwei SV52004.5 KVAPetrol₦180,000 to ₦300,000

Note that this is just a rough price and not the real price in the Nigerian generator market. And if you’d like to get one, you can get it within or below the range mentioned above. 

For a better understanding of the small generator price, if you are going for:

A generator that’s less than 1 KVA, can get it for less than ₦100,000.

For 1.0 KVA to 2.0 KVA, you can get it for less than ₦180,000.

For 2.0 to 4.0 KVA, you can get it for less than ₦300,000, and the price increases the more the generator output increases.

I want you to know that some generators might have the same KVA, but the price might differ because some might come with different features than the former, so it’s important you know what you need. 

How Can You Differentiate Fake Generators from Original Generators 

The truth is that you can’t differentiate fake generators from original ones. Reasons because there are some factors to check and notice, which if you aren’t a generator engineer, you can notice.

The best I could advise you is to find a generator professional you trust, tell them you need an original small generator product, and tell them the things you want to power with this generator.

After you have done so, just settle down and watch how they ensure you have the best generator. 

Conclusion 

Buying a new generator can be stressful, especially if you don’t have any knowledge of how the generator works or factors to consider when buying one. 

So, whenever you want to buy one, ensure you go with a professional generator repairer who will ensure you have the right size generator you need.

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