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 Power Fuel type Number of sockets Hardwire facility Road towable Runtime at 3/4 load Code
110v 240v 415v
1.6kVA Petrol 1 7 hours 41108
1.6kVA Petrol 1 7 hours 41112
2.6kVA Petrol 1 1 3.6 hours 41103
2.6kVA Diesel 1 1 3 hours 41402
4.0kVA Petrol 1 1 3.5 hours 41107
6.0kVA Diesel 3 3 16 hours 41506
10kVA Diesel 4 3 10 hours 41310
20kVA Diesel 3 3 1 Yes Yes 13 hours 41521
20kVA Diesel 3 2 Yes Yes 10 hours 41620
40kVA Diesel 2 2 2 Yes Yes 9.5 hours 41340
40kVA Diesel 3 2 Yes Yes 9 hours 41640
60kVA Diesel 6 5 Yes Yes 24 hours 41360
100kVA Diesel 2 1 Yes 12 hours 25313
150kVA Diesel 1 Yes 17 hours 25312
180kVA Diesel 1 Yes 14 hours 25315
200kVA Diesel Yes 14 hours 25316
250kVA Diesel Yes 10 hours 25309
300kVA Diesel Yes 9 hours 25321
400kVA Diesel Yes 19 hours 25306
500kVA Diesel Yes 14 hours 25301
800kVA Diesel Yes 5 hours 25307
1000kVA Diesel Yes Trailer 11 hours 25308
1250kVA Diesel Yes Trailer 8 hours 25376
1260kVA Diesel Yes Trailer 9.5 hours A6057


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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