The Top 25kW Generators For Sale

A generator that’s 25kW in size tends to be intended for use either commercially in industry, or as a home backup generator. 25,000 watts is a seriously large amount of power and is therefore very suitable for providing home backup power.

Due to the size of 25kW, and the generally speaking smaller market for them, there are not a great amount available. In this article, we’ll take a look at a couple of those that are available, and that we believe to be the best 25kW generators.

Briggs & Stratton 76180 Standby Generator

The Briggs & Stratton 76180 is a powerful 25kW generator that’s intended to provide home backup power. It can be fuelled by your choice of liquid propane or natural gas. A dual-fuel capability on a generator as important as a home backup generator is an almost essential feature to have – in the event that one of the fuels is in scarce supply or cannot be accessed for whatever reason, you will still have power in your home assuming that you can access the other.

When the 76180 is connected to your home, it will automatically detect power loss in your home and start providing backup power. You won’t be left without power for any length of time.

The 76180 comes with some very advanced features, one of which is the Symphony II Power Management System from Briggs & Stratton. This system aims to prioritize the power needs of various appliances that are demanding the power of the generator. Higher-demand appliances are prioritized, allowing you to really get good power coverage over your entire home.

The 76180 is a durable and weather-resistant unit. It’s enclosed in galvanneal steel that is designed to resist rusting. It’s also painted with special powder-coated paint that acts against weather and general damage.

Key Features

  • 25kW of Home Backup Power
  • Symphony II Power Management System
  • Corrosion Resistant Enclosure
  • Liquid-Cooled Engine
  • 5-Year Briggs & Stratton Warranty
  • Automatic power loss detection
  • Dual-Fuel – can run from either propane or natural gas

 

Generac Protector Series 25kW  

The Generac Protector 25kW Standby Generator that can be fuelled by either natural gas, or propane gas. It’s a home backup generator, that offers automatic power loss detection and automatic backup for your home, in the event of a power cut for any reason.

The Protector Series 25kW uses inverter technology in order to output power that has less than 5% total harmonic distortion. This means that the power that it outputs is suitable for use with all types of devices, including sensitive electronics. For reference, the power that runs around the national grid has around 6% total harmonic distortion.

The 25kW Protector uses a liquid-cooled engine that’s very power dense. This helps to keep the total size of the unit to a minimum, whilst still being able to output a good amount of power. The fact that this generator can be fuelled by natural gas is advantageous too – fewer carbon deposits are left in the engine when natural gas is burnt, and the life of the engine and generator is, therefore, longer than it would be if it were to be running more traditionally on gasoline.

The Protector can also be safely installed at a distance of only 18 inches from a structure. This makes it particularly useful for those that may not have a large amount of outside space, and that would like to keep the space that their backup generator uses to an absolute minimum.

Key Features

  • 25kW of Home Backup Power
  • Corrosion Resistant Enclosure
  • “Tue Power” technology to ensure that the power output is of high quality with minimal THD
  • Liquid-Cooled Engine
  • 5-Year Limited Generac Warranty
  • Automatic power loss detection
  • Dual-Fuel – can run from either propane or natural gas
  • Conductor Rated Connections

 

Conclusion

In our opinion, the Briggs & Stratton 76180 is the finest 25kW generator on the market. It’s sturdy, weather-resistant, and very powerful. The Generac 25kW protector is a great generator too though – its liquid-cooled engine outputs very high-quality power with less than 5% total harmonic distortion.

Either of the generators that we’ve looked at here will provide you with a great and large source of power. If we were choosing, we’d go with the Briggs & Stratton unit purely for the aesthetics and supreme quality of the enclosure.