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Kohler 12RES - 12 kW Home Standby Generator

Kohler 12RES - 12 kW Home Standby Generator
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Model: 12RES
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Product Description
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
12,000
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Emergency
Style
Standby (Air Cooled)
Run Watts
12,000
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
LP/Natural Gas
Engine
Kohler
Features
Features
  • Kohler™ 12RES Home Standby Generator
  • Requires Kohler Automatic Transfer Switch (Sold Separately)
  • Kohler™ Command PRO« OHV Engine
  • Meets emission regulations for U.S. EPA & California
  • Powerful and reliable engine with hydraulic valve lifters
  • Simple field conversion between natural gas and LP
  • Premium Warranty
  • Covered by a 5-Year / 2,000-Hour Limited Warranty
  • PowerBoost™ Technology
  • Greater motor-starting ability for large electrical loads
  • Provides enough power to start a 4-Ton (48,000 BTU) central AC
  • Cleaner Power for Sensitive Electronics
  • Protects sophisticated electronics with low distortion (THD)
  • Faster Response
  • Kohler™ generators restore power in as little as 10 seconds
  • Quiet Operation
  • Maintains neighborhood solitude 65 dB(A) at 7 m (23 ft)
  • ADC-RES Advanced Digital Control
  • Digital voltage regulation & engine speed governing
  • LED display shows system status and setup information
  • Easy Installation
  • Polymer base eliminates the need for a concrete pad
  • Load connection terminal block allows easy field wiring
  • Galvanneal« Steel Enclosure
  • Automotive-grade paint for superior corrosion-protection
  • Rodent-proof construction prevents unwanted pests
  • **Compatible For Off-Grid Applications***
  • 18-Month / 1000-Hour Off-Grid Limited Warranty
Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Kohler
Starting System
12v Auto Start
CC
725 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
5 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
430 Pounds
Product Style
Standby Generator
Product Length
42.5 Inches
Product Width
30.5 Inches
Product Height
32.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
5 Years
UPC
650531349521
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Rated Watts
12000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
10400 Watts
LP Power Capacity
12000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
124 ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
193 ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
1.8 gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
2.3 gallons/hr
Rated Amps
50 Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m Learn More Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
65 dbA
Battery
Not Included (525 CCA)
Enclosure
Steel
A/C Ton Rating
4-Tons
Mounting Pad
Composite (Included)
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Not Included)
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Grade Type
Emergency
Grade
Style
Run Watts
12,000
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Emergency
Style
Standby (Air Cooled)
Run Watts
12,000
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
LP/Natural Gas
Engine
Kohler
Features
Features
  • Kohler™ 12RES Home Standby Generator
  • Requires Kohler Automatic Transfer Switch (Sold Separately)
  • Kohler™ Command PRO« OHV Engine
  • Meets emission regulations for U.S. EPA & California
  • Powerful and reliable engine with hydraulic valve lifters
  • Simple field conversion between natural gas and LP
  • Premium Warranty
  • Covered by a 5-Year / 2,000-Hour Limited Warranty
  • PowerBoost™ Technology
  • Greater motor-starting ability for large electrical loads
  • Provides enough power to start a 4-Ton (48,000 BTU) central AC
  • Cleaner Power for Sensitive Electronics
  • Protects sophisticated electronics with low distortion (THD)
  • Faster Response
  • Kohler™ generators restore power in as little as 10 seconds
  • Quiet Operation
  • Maintains neighborhood solitude 65 dB(A) at 7 m (23 ft)
  • ADC-RES Advanced Digital Control
  • Digital voltage regulation & engine speed governing
  • LED display shows system status and setup information
  • Easy Installation
  • Polymer base eliminates the need for a concrete pad
  • Load connection terminal block allows easy field wiring
  • Galvanneal« Steel Enclosure
  • Automotive-grade paint for superior corrosion-protection
  • Rodent-proof construction prevents unwanted pests
  • **Compatible For Off-Grid Applications***
  • 18-Month / 1000-Hour Off-Grid Limited Warranty
Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Kohler
Starting System
12v Auto Start
CC
725 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
5 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
430 Pounds
Product Style
Standby Generator
Product Length
42.5 Inches
Product Width
30.5 Inches
Product Height
32.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
5 Years
UPC
650531349521
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Rated Watts
12000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
10400 Watts
LP Power Capacity
12000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
124 ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
193 ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
1.8 gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
2.3 gallons/hr
Rated Amps
50 Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m Learn More Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
65 dbA
Battery
Not Included (525 CCA)
Enclosure
Steel
A/C Ton Rating
4-Tons
Mounting Pad
Composite (Included)
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Not Included)
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Grade Type
Emergency
Product Specs
+
Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Kohler
Starting System
12v Auto Start
CC
725 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
5 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
430 Pounds
Product Style
Standby Generator
Product Length
42.5 Inches
Product Width
30.5 Inches
Product Height
32.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
5 Years
UPC
650531349521
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Rated Watts
12000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
10400 Watts
LP Power Capacity
12000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
124 ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
193 ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
1.8 gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
2.3 gallons/hr
Rated Amps
50 Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m Learn More Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
65 dbA
Battery
Not Included (525 CCA)
Enclosure
Steel
A/C Ton Rating
4-Tons
Mounting Pad
Composite (Included)
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Not Included)
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Grade Type
Emergency
Reviews
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Can this Kohler 8kW Home Standby generator be started remotely?
Kris 
from Idaho 
December 22, 2016
Answer
This unit is a standby generator only and will only power up when utility power is lost. The generator cannot be manually/remotely started.
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