Kohler 20kW Composite Home Standby Generator

Kohler 20kW Composite Home Standby Generator
Model: 20RESA
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Product Description
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
20,000
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine


Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

Features
Features
  • Commercial-Grade Kohler Command PRO® OHV Engine
  • Meets emission regulations for U.S. EPA & California
  • Powerful and reliable engine for heavy-duty applications
  • Powerful Performance w/ PowerBoost™ Technology
  • Greater motor-starting ability for large electrical loads
  • Premium Power Quality (+/-1% Voltage Regulation)
  • Protects sophisticated electronics with low distortion (<5%THD)
  • Fast Response
  • Kohler™ generators restore power in as little as 10 seconds
  • New Silencer Reduces Sound Levels & Provides Quiet Operation
  • Maintains neighborhood solitude - approx 69 dB(A) at 7 m (23 ft)
  • New RDC2 Controller
  • Glare-resistant, 2-line 16-character display - No More Codes
  • Easily view ATS status via LED lights on controller
  • Optional OnCue Remote Monitoring System (Sold Separately)
  • Built-in Ethernet card, no hardware needed for OnCue
  • Exclusive 100% Corrosion-Proof Composite Enclosure
  • Will not rust - even in harsh seaside environments
  • Premium Warranty - 5-year/2,000-hour limited warranty
  • Transfer Switch (Sold Separately) & Group 51 Bat. (Not Included)
Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Kohler
CC
999 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
5 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
20000 Watts
Rated Watts
20000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
18000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
20000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
161 ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
281 ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
2.3 gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
3.9 gallons/hr
Rated Amps
83 Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m
69 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Not Included)
Enclosure
Composite
Battery
Not Included (500 CCA)
A/C Ton Rating
5-Tons
Mounting Pad
Composite (Included)
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Grade Type
Emergency
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
500 Pounds
Product Style
Standby Generator
Product Length
48 Inches
Product Width
26.2 Inches
Product Height
29 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
5 Years
UPC
650531125569
Grade
Style
Run Watts
20,000
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine


Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

Features
Features
  • Commercial-Grade Kohler Command PRO® OHV Engine
  • Meets emission regulations for U.S. EPA & California
  • Powerful and reliable engine for heavy-duty applications
  • Powerful Performance w/ PowerBoost™ Technology
  • Greater motor-starting ability for large electrical loads
  • Premium Power Quality (+/-1% Voltage Regulation)
  • Protects sophisticated electronics with low distortion (<5%THD)
  • Fast Response
  • Kohler™ generators restore power in as little as 10 seconds
  • New Silencer Reduces Sound Levels & Provides Quiet Operation
  • Maintains neighborhood solitude - approx 69 dB(A) at 7 m (23 ft)
  • New RDC2 Controller
  • Glare-resistant, 2-line 16-character display - No More Codes
  • Easily view ATS status via LED lights on controller
  • Optional OnCue Remote Monitoring System (Sold Separately)
  • Built-in Ethernet card, no hardware needed for OnCue
  • Exclusive 100% Corrosion-Proof Composite Enclosure
  • Will not rust - even in harsh seaside environments
  • Premium Warranty - 5-year/2,000-hour limited warranty
  • Transfer Switch (Sold Separately) & Group 51 Bat. (Not Included)
Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Kohler
CC
999 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
5 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
20000 Watts
Rated Watts
20000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
18000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
20000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
161 ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
281 ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
2.3 gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
3.9 gallons/hr
Rated Amps
83 Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m
69 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Not Included)
Enclosure
Composite
Battery
Not Included (500 CCA)
A/C Ton Rating
5-Tons
Mounting Pad
Composite (Included)
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Grade Type
Emergency
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
500 Pounds
Product Style
Standby Generator
Product Length
48 Inches
Product Width
26.2 Inches
Product Height
29 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
5 Years
UPC
650531125569
Product Specs
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Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Kohler
CC
999 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
5 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
20000 Watts
Rated Watts
20000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
18000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
20000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
161 ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
281 ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
2.3 gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
3.9 gallons/hr
Rated Amps
83 Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m
69 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Not Included)
Enclosure
Composite
Battery
Not Included (500 CCA)
A/C Ton Rating
5-Tons
Mounting Pad
Composite (Included)
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Grade Type
Emergency
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
500 Pounds
Product Style
Standby Generator
Product Length
48 Inches
Product Width
26.2 Inches
Product Height
29 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
5 Years
UPC
650531125569
Reviews
(11)
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Kohler 20RESA Reviews & Ratings
57% of Reviewers Recommend This Product
Product Q&A
(8)
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Does the OnCue require a hardwired ethernet connection? And what is the purpose of the flex fuel line?
Joe 
from New York 
March 19, 2014
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Answer
Yes, the OnCue system must be connected to your router via an Ethernet cable as it does not have wireless capability.

The Flex Fuel Line is required to prevent vibrations in the fuel piping which could cause the connection points to come loose or crack over time.
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Hey Jim, I thought only certified Kohler techs could start their generators in order not to void warranty. And also is this Kohler RXT Series 400-Amp Outdoor Automatic Transfer Switch suitable with Model: 20RESA
Franck Cathelot 
from Illinois 
October 08, 2013
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Answer
Thank you for your inquiry....

Any "certified" electrician can do a start-up on a Kohler generator. You do not need to have a Kohler tech do the start-up. The only difference is when the warranty starts.

When a certified electrician starts the generator the warranty starts the day the unit ships from Kohler and when a Kohler tech does the start-up the warranty starts the day the tech does the start-up.

Yes, you can use a 400A RXT switch with the 20kW Kohler unit as long as the generator has the output capacity to handle the load. We recommend using the Kohler LCM (Load Control Module) to help alleviate some of the starting loads.

Kohler LCM
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What size gas supply pipe is needed from tank to generator?
Richard Evans 
from Pennsylvania 
July 20, 2013
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Answer
Fuel pipe size is based on the distance from the fuel source and for the Kohler models the recommended pipe size and max distances are listed in the installation guide and in the Kohler spec sheet....

Kohler Spec Sheet
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How does the warranty work? Does it have to be installed by a Kohler certified dealer for the warranty work?
Franz Gerster 
from New York 
December 13, 2012
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Answer
Kohler does not require a Kohler certified installer only a minimum would be a certified electrician.

When a Kohler installer does the installation and start-up the warranty starts the day he starts the unit.

When a certified electrician installs and starts the unit the warranty starts the day the unit was shipped from the factory.

All service and warranty work must be completed by an authorized Kohler service technician.

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Is the battery included with the unit?
Darryl B 
from Louisiana 
September 22, 2012
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Answer
No, the battery is not included with the Kohler model 20RESA. You would need to purchase it locally. Most battery suppliers like Sears or Batteries Plus should carry it. You will need a 12 volt, 500 CCA (Cold Cranking Amp), Group 51 size battery.
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How do I determine the amount of wattage needed for my house?
Daniel Knepp 
from Michigan 
March 10, 2012
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Answer
Thank you for visiting Electric Generators Direct. In regards to your question, the generator size is determined by the starting amperage load of the equipment you are planning on powering when you lose power. The starting amperage load will be much larger than the running load and proper calculations need to be done to properly size a unit. We recommend having a certified electrician do your wattage calculations as every home is different. The electrician would calculate with the following formula to properly size the generator which should be sized at 80% of its running capacity to allow enough flexibility to handle large intermittent loads and still keep voltage output at proper levels. (Starting Amps x Volts = Watts).
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Could you tell me how many BTU's this unit is? Thanks
Christine 
from Ohio 
February 28, 2012
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Answer
The BTU's are listed on the spec sheet found on the generator product page under the specs link.

281 CUFT/HR @ Full Load (281,000 BTU/HR)
161 CUFT/HR @ 50% Load (161,000 BTU/HR)

SPEC SHEET
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Hi Jim, What is the difference between the 20resl and 20resal? I don't see the composite pad on this unit 20resal? Thanks, Steve
Steve 
from New Jersey 
February 21, 2012
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Answer
The new "A" version has the following features added:
** New Controller - RDC2/DC2
- New display readable in direct sunlight, 2 lines, 16 characters per line, no more codes.
- Built-In 2.5A battery charger using 120 VAC allowing deletion of the separate 6A battery charger
- Includes Ethernet Board, so no hardware required to be installed for OnCue
- RDC2 has built-in LED's on controller overlay to view status of RXT transfer switch and source availability while standing at the genset
- Real Time Clock - Allows setting of Exercise for any time and day you want
- Internal protection, no controller fuses to service
- Controller is fully potted for protection against snow and moisture

** New Silencer design to reduce sound levels
- 14RESA sound level during exercise is 63 dBA, and 67 dBA during normal operation
- 20RESA sound level during exercise is 64 dBA, and 69 dBA during normal operation

The composite pad is the same color as the entire unit and already attached to the bottom of the generator.
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