Kohler 26kW Standby Generator

Kohler 26RCA

Brand: Kohler
Equipment Price: starting at $6520

The Kohler 26RCA Generator, offered by Carolina Energy Systems, stands as a premium standby generator engineered to deliver reliable backup power for residential applications. As one of Kohler Generators’ highly sought-after models, this generator seamlessly provides support to essential household appliances and systems in the event of unforeseen power interruptions, guaranteeing uninterrupted comfort and peace of mind. Carolina Energy Systems is dedicated to offering the Kohler 26RCA Generator, providing customers with a dependable solution supported by our expertise and outstanding service.

Product Description

Experience award-winning reliability and performance with our most popular backup power generators. When you face a power outage or storm, a hard-working 14/20/26 kW KOHLER® generator ensures your appliances keep running, your HVAC system stays on, and your security system remains active.*

Dependable: Each KOHLER® generator features a heavy-duty, commercial-grade engine that can withstand extreme weather conditions.

Powerful: Within just 10 seconds, your KOHLER generator automatically restores power to a 5-ton (60,000 BTU) air conditioner, major appliances, and electronics.*

Premium Warranty: We’ve got you covered with a 5-year, 2,000-hour protection plan, along with a corrosion-proof enclosure built to endure.

Award-Winning: KOHLER generators have received accolades, including the Most Valuable Product (MVP) Award in 2010 from Building Products magazine.

Customizable: Personalize your generator with ten new colors and three camouflage patterns.


  • PowerBoost™ Technology: Provides power to start large loads like central air conditioners without dropping power to other appliances.
  • Peak Motor-Starting Capacity: 14RCA at 33kVA at 240V, 20RCA at 41kVA at 240V, and 26RCA at 39kVA at 240V.
  • Premium Power Quality: Delivers exceptional digital voltage and frequency regulation while maintaining low levels of harmonic distortion to protect sensitive electronics.
  • Reliable KOHLER Command PRO® Engine: Designed and tested for tough commercial applications, it features hydraulic valve lifters, eliminating the need for extended break-in periods and expensive valve adjustments. Operating speed is set at 3600 rpm, the industry standard for air-cooled generators.
  • Compatibility: Works seamlessly with OnCue® Plus and OnCue® Plus Wireless Generator Management Systems, as well as the Programmable Interface Module (PIM). Also compatible with Load Control Module (LCM) or Load Shed kit for single-phase generators.


  • RDC2 Controller: Designed for today’s sophisticated electronics, it manages both the generator set and Model RXT transfer switch functions.
  • Quiet Operation: Operates at sound levels similar to a typical central air conditioner, ensuring neighborhood-friendly performance.
  • Durable Enclosure: Features an attractive powder-coated aluminum enclosure designed to withstand the elements, including hurricane force winds of up to 181 mph.
  • Fuel Flexibility: Runs on either natural gas or liquid propane (LPG) with simple switching between the two in the field.
  • Streamlined Installation: Simple terminal block for easy field connections. Kohler also offers concrete mounting pads to reduce installation costs and time.

Blend In or Stand Out

  • Custom Colors: Choose from one of our ten new exclusive colors to complement your home’s aesthetics or make a statement.
  • Mossy Oak® Camouflage Patterns: Elevate your generator’s appearance with Mossy Oak® camouflage patterns, available only from Kohler. Select from Original Bottomland, Break-Up Country, or Shadow Grass Habitat. (Available on single-phase generators only).

*Based on generator and load size.

Generator Specifications

Model: 26RCA
Rated kW LP: 26 kW
Rated kW NG: 24 kW
Amps LP: 109 amps
Amps NG: 100 amps
Peak Motor Starting kVA @240 V: 39 kVa
Alternator Note: All information shown is for 1 Phase 60 Hz generator with the largest alternator option available.
Displacement: 999 cm³ (61 cu. in.)
Horsepower: NG 33.0 HP, LP 36.4 HP
Enclosure Material: Aluminum
Sound Output During Weekly Exercise: 56 dB(A)
Sound Output During Full-speed Operation: 67 dB(A)
Response Time: 10 seconds
Warranty: Premium five-year limited warranty
Country of Origin: US
Certifications/Listings: EPA,cUL,UL 2200
Automatic Transfer Switch Included: Sold Separately
Remote Monitoring Available: Included
Off Grid / Utility Backup: Utility Backup
Weight: 625 lbs. (283 kg)
Alternator Type: 2-Pole, Rotating Field
Fuel Consumption on NG at 50% load?: 180 cfh
Fuel Consumption on LP at 50% load?: 85 cfh
Controller: RDC2 Controller
Cylinder Arrangement: V-2
Dimensions: 1193 mm x 660 mm x 820 mm (47 in. x 26.0 in. x 32.3 in.)
Engine Manufacturer/Description: KOHLER
Engine Model: CH1006
Engine/Alternator RPM: 3600
Fuel Type: LPG,Natural Gas
Frequency: 60 Hz
Phase: Single Phase
Voltage @ 60 Hz: 120/240
Digital Voltage Regulation: ±1.0%
Built in Mounting Pad: Yes

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