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VOLVO 500KVA 3 Phase Silent Diesel Generator (GKV-550)


Standby Power: 550kVA@ 230/400v | 50Hz | 1500rpm
Volvo six-cylinder water-cooled TAD1641GE diesel engine
Prime power (PRP): 500kVA
Ideal for business applications
Dimensions (LxWxH): 4200mm x 1500mm x 2350mm
Dry Weight: 5500kg
Starts & Stops Automatically
Maintenance-free Battery
Silent Weatherproof Mild-steel Canopy
Long-range Fuel Tank
Easy Cable Entry
Emergency Stop Button
Weatherproof Exhaust System

Volvo 500kVA Three Phase Diesel Generator

Volvo generators (Volvo Penta) are known around the world for their reliability.

Used extensively throughout the world, Volvo powers everything from heavy trucks, commercial vehicles and mining applications.

Volvo generators are a good choice for anyone investing in high-quality standby or prime power applications for business or industrial use. This premium range of engines, power generators from 220kva – 770kva.

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  • The complete generator set is mounted as a whole on a heavy duty fabricated, steel base frame
  • Steel chassis and anti-vibration pads
  • Base frame design incorporates an integral fuel tank
  • The generator can be lifted or carefully pushed/pulled by the base frame
  • Dial type fuel gauge on the fuel tank


  • Ventilation parts are designed with modular principles
  • Weather resistant and lined with sound reducing foam
  • All metal canopy parts are painted by powder paint
  • Panel window
  • Lockable doors on each side
  • Easy maintenance and operation
  • Easy lifting and moving
  • Thermally insulated engine exhaust system
  • Exterior emergency stop push button
  • Sound attenuated


*All ratings are quoted at maximum ratings at sea level and derating will be applicable for altitude and power factor.



Control supervision and protection panel is mounted on the genset base frame. The control panel is equipped as follows:

Auto mains failure control panel
  • Controller with Smartgen automatic transfer switch
  • HGM7220 Smartgen electronic controller
  • Emergency stop push button
  • Static battery charger
  • Three-pole electrically and mechanically interlocked ATS
Generating set control module HGM7220 Smartgen features
  • This module is used to monitor a mains supply and automatically start a standby generating set
  • Shutdown alarms
Metering via LCD display
  • Mains volts (L-L/L-N)
  • Generator amps (L1, L2, L3)
  • Generator frequency; generator (cos)
  • Engine hours run; plant battery (volts)
  • Engine oil pressure (psi and bar)
  • Engine speed (rpm)
  • Engine temperature (degrees C)
Automatic shutdown and fault conditions
  • Under/over speed; fail to start
  • High engine temperature; fail to stop
  • Low oil pressure; charge fail
  • Under/over generator volts
  • Under/over generator frequency;
  • Emergency stop/start failure
  • Under/over mains voltage
  • Charge failure


No, the price does not include installation. Each installation is different and requires a different length cable. Travel time and distance vary. All installations need to be carried out by a qualified electrician who needs to issue a valid Certificate of Compliance (COC) for insurance and to validate our warranty.

No, GenKing are the manufacturers of the gensets units and are the largest wholesaler of diesel generators in Sub-Saharan Africa. Any qualified electrician can do the installation and issue the electrical certificate of compliance (COC).

Quoted prices exclude delivery. Delivery can be quoted separately if you supply us with the delivery location. Our sales team will provide a quote on request and provide logistical support. Prices quoted for delivery exclude insurance.

Yes, our silent generators all include silent canopies and automatic transfer switches (ATS). Delivery and installation are not included as noted above. Accessories and customisations can be included as required, speak to our sales team for more information.

The warranty is 12 Months or 1000 Hours whichever occurs first and is a limited warranty which covers the replacement of defective spare parts but not the labour or travel. Please refer to our standard terms and conditions for more information.

The pricing is subject to change with no prior notice based on availability and the exchange rate. Any publically available pricing is indicative. Written quotes are valid for 7 calendar days and while stocks last.

All ratings are stated at sea level and de-rating will be applicable for both altitude and temperature variations.

It is important to note that a qualified electrician measures how many Amps per phase you will need to draw on site for your running load and your maximum first-step load.

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Richard (verified owner) - August 13, 2017

Very well worth the money.

Jackson (verified owner) - September 19, 2017

Good service.

Riley (verified owner) - November 25, 2017

Very well worth the money.

Dominic (verified owner) - August 23, 2018

Very well worth the money.

Riley (verified owner) - September 27, 2018

Good quality.

Jackson (verified owner) - January 30, 2019

The product is firmly packed.

Angel (verified owner) - June 18, 2020

Good service.

Leo (verified owner) - October 20, 2020

Very well worth the money.

Tyler (verified owner) - December 26, 2020

Very fast delivery.

John (verified owner) - January 22, 2021

Good service.

Ryder (verified owner) - February 2, 2021

Good quality.

Riley (verified owner) - February 11, 2021

Good service.

Ryan (verified owner) - February 19, 2021

Very well worth the money.

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