Small Generators in Nigeria: Prices, Specs and Review

How Much Does Small Generator Cost?,

Price of a small generator – It is quite unfortunate that we still have to look out for generators as a basic necessity in a country like Nigeria. However, this is how it has come to be.

It is essential today to have generators in your house. This is because you are unsure of when you may ever get an electricity supply, and how long it will even last.

Before, small generators meant that you had to use all of your energy when trying to put it on. These are called the manual-start generators. But it is not the case anymore as the small generators now even come with a key-starter.

Here, we will be reviewing the different prices of small generators in Nigeria.

Price, Specs, and Review of Small Generator in Nigeria 

Generators are sold according to their sizes and the kVA rating. Mainly, the higher the kVA rating, the more power the generator produces and therefore, the more costly it will be.

So, if you want the lowest possible amount of a generator, you should be aiming for the lowest kVA.

Another factor to consider is the manufacturer of the generator that you want to buy. Manufacturers like FIRMAN and MIKANO will cost more than the manufacturers who are not as popular. Diesel generators and soundproof generators will also require more.

In this article, we will be focusing on the price of some popular generator(s). Please keep reading.

Tiger TG950 – ₦35,000 – ₦50,000 

This is one of the most popular small generators in Nigeria. The tiger generator used to be a way for people to brag that they were better off than their counterparts. At least they can afford a small generator when their colleagues cannot afford any at all.

This was how it became known to be referred to as “I better pass my neighbor”.

The tiger generator has helped save many Nigerians from a life of boredom, darkness, and heat. Although it is small in size and capacity, it can at least power necessary appliances like electric fans, televisions, and electric light bulbs.

The small tiger generator is very affordable with the price ranging from as low as ₦35,000 to ₦50,000 for a Tiger TG950 650VA

The advantages of the small tiger generator are that it is easy to maintain, the spare parts are available everywhere in the market, and it does not consume a lot of petrol.

The disadvantage is that it cannot power so many appliances at the same time. It cannot power gadgets with large capacities like microwaves, air conditioners, and irons.


But the most critical factor is that it is capable of powering the fundamental things that you need to battle poor electricity in your home.

Tiger TG2700 – ₦65,000 to ₦80,000

The Tiger TG2700 is a slightly bigger version of the TG950. The engine of this small generator has been made to rest above the ground. This helps to protect the generator and its engine from oil spillage, friction, sand, and water.

Unlike the TG950, the noise level of this generator is quite low. Also, it comes with a 12L fuel tank storage, a big difference from the 4L tank storage of the TG950. The price of this small generator ranges from ₦65,000-₦80,000.

Hyundai 2.5KVA generators – ₦60,000 – ₦90,000

The generators from Hyundai are just as good as their cars. This generator makes very little noise, and so you can place it close to the house‎.

‎ It has a Low-oil shutoff that protects your generator‎’s engine from damage if it runs too low on oil‎,‎ a spin-on oil filter, and a fuel gauge to show you the level of fuel left‎.

The fuel tank Capacity on this generator is‎ 15L, a better improvement on the smaller generators. It also comes with a built-in AVR that regulates power and protects your appliances from damage and guess what?

This generator also comes equipped with an electric starter, so less stressful for you.

Sumec Firman SPG 950 – ₦35,000 – ₦55,000 

This is a very strong generator. The Sumec Firman generators are one of the most popular and best-selling brands in Nigeria. The small generator does not make a lot of noise, and it is made in a way that the engine does not rest on the ground.

This makes for protection against friction, as well as water and sand. They also have an in-built AVR which regulates power and protects your appliances.  More small Sumer Firman generators are:

Sumec Firman SPG 1800₦40,000 – ₦75,000
Sumec Firman SPG 2500₦65,000 – ₦ 95,000
Firman SPG 3000E1 2.5KVA (key start)₦80,000 – ₦115,000
Sumec Firman SPG 3000E2 2.5KVA (key start & wheels)₦95,000 – ₦150,000

Elepaq 1.8KVA SV3200 – ₦35,000 to ₦50,000 

The Elepaq 1.8KVA small generator is almost precisely the same as the small tiger generator. While the tiger generator may be known to make a lot of noise, the sound coming from the Elepaq is not as much.


This may be why it costs more; coupled with the fact that it has a little more energy capacity and fuel storage than the small tiger generator. The fuel tank capacity is 5.5L.

Elepaq 3.5KVA – ₦78,000 to ₦95,000

This generator, on the other hand, is also a manual start generator but it comes with 3.5KVA. This means that it has a larger capacity than the 1.3KVA.

It also means that while the 1.3KVA may only be able to power your ceiling fan and television. The 3.5KVA can go on to power your electric iron, kettle, and small fridge. It also has a much larger fuel tank space, up to 15L.

Other low-cost Elepaq generators are:

Elepaq 1.2KVA ECO 2200S₦45,000 to ₦60,000
Elepaq 1.3KVA SV2200₦40,000 to ₦65,000
2.2KVA SV2900₦60,000 to ₦85,000
Elepaq 1.4GHz ECO 1990S₦65,000 to ₦80,000
Elepaq 2.8KVA ECO 4990ES₦70,500 to ₦95,000

Other affordable small generators In Nigeria;

Firman 1.2KVA ECO 1990₦65,000 to ₦100,000
Firman 1.5KVA SPG 2200₦40,000 – ₦95,000
Thermocool 1KVA Generator₦60,800 – ₦ 85,000
Thermocool 1.25KVA Generator₦60,500 – ₦95,000
Firman 2.5KVA SPG 2900E2₦75,000 – ₦90,000
Hyundai 2.2KVA generators₦80,000 – ₦105,500
Firman 2.2KVA RD2910₦80,000 – ₦105,000
Firman 2.2KVA ECO 2990S₦75,000 – 90,000
Thermocool 2.0KVA Generator (Bobo Manual)₦85,700 – ₦120,000

What are the Prices of Diesel Generators in Nigeria?

Diesel generators cost more than the usual petrol generators. Below are the prices of some diesel generators in Nigeria.

Hyundai 4.5KVA₦300,000
Hyundai 3.5KVA₦200,000
The Hyundai 5.5KVA₦180,000

Where to Buy Generators in Nigeria?

The various types and brands of generators are available at Jumia, Konga, or other electronics stores in the country.


Navigating the world of small generators in Nigeria involves considering a balance between prices, specifications, and user reviews. By assessing the unique needs and preferences, you can make an informed decision to ensure a reliable and efficient power solution tailored to your requirements.

So while we wait for our light situation in Nigeria to get better, we will continue finding ways to make it convenient for ourselves. So quickly hurry and get your generator.

You do not want to be left out when your neighbor is watching an exciting movie in her own home, while you sleep in darkness and heat.

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