The HSS Guide to Power

Comprehensive Power Solutions

Whether you work in utilities, construction, manufacturing, data centres or events or if you’re working on a site without mains power, HSS can get you up and running with a portable power generator. Our fleet of generators offer the full range of typical power outputs from 1.6kVA to 60kVA as well as multi-socket outlets and low noise emission as standard.



At HSS, Abird and APEX generator output is expressed in kVA units (kilovolt amperes). To obtain the true usabel output, you need to multiply the kVA by the power factor which will give you the kW (kilowatt) output. Our Quick Reference Chart below can help you out but if you have any further queries, don’t hesitate to call your local branch.


Max PowerFuel typeNumber of socketsHardwire facilityRoad towableRuntime at 3/4 loadCode
1.6kVAPetrol17 hours41108
1.6kVAPetrol17 hours41112
2.6kVAPetrol113.6 hours41103
2.6kVADiesel113 hours41402
4.0kVAPetrol113.5 hours41107
6.0kVADiesel3316 hours41506
10kVADiesel4310 hours41310
20kVADiesel331YesYes13 hours41521
20kVADiesel32YesYes10 hours41620
40kVADiesel222YesYes9.5 hours41340
40kVADiesel32YesYes9 hours41640
60kVADiesel65YesYes24 hours41360
100kVADiesel21Yes12 hours25313
150kVADiesel1Yes17 hours25312
180kVADiesel1Yes14 hours25315
200kVADieselYes14 hours25316
250kVADieselYes10 hours25309
300kVADieselYes9 hours25321
400kVADieselYes19 hours25306
500kVADieselYes14 hours25301
800kVADieselYes5 hours25307
1000kVADieselYesTrailer11 hours25308
1250kVADieselYesTrailer8 hours25376
1260kVADieselYesTrailer9.5 hoursA6057


With a large fleet of the latest diesel generators from 20kVA to 1260kVA available on short or long term contracts as well as ancillary equipment and lighting towers, we offer power solutions for all industries and can supply, fit, service and manage all of your power requirements.




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Lauren King

Lauren works in our Ecommerce Team, with over 6 years of experience at HSS. She brings product knowledge and is able to give her advice on the right tool for the job no matter how big or small.

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