All You Need To know About Converting To Propane Generator

All you need to know about converting to propane generatorI know some people are still considering whether to convert their gasoline/petrol generator to propane/gas generator. Whatever might be your reasons; you are missing a lot! However, I honestly agree that there are lots of things one need to know about converting from gasoline/petrol generator to propane/gas generator. These things are usually the bases why some people are yet to convert their gasoline generator to propane generator.

More-so, there are basically four things you need to know about converting your generator from gasoline/petrol to propane/gas which are:

  1. How Safe Is This Device  – Conversion Kit? People want to know if using propane/gas is safer to using gasoline/petrol.
  2. Is Gas Safe For My Engine? People like to know if using propane is good for their engines.
  3. How Economical Is It To Run On Propane? People want to know if cheaper to operate on propane/gas than gasoline/petrol.
  4. The Cost of The Device: Some people can not afford the conversion kit itself. To them it is too expensive!

So, lets get started!!!

1. How Safe Is This Device  – Conversion Kit?

Safety FIRST! Using a propane generator is safer than what most people think. As a matter of fact, this is not an issue in developed countries because gas is used to power almost all their home and office appliances.

If using gas to cook wont kill you; why should it kill you if used to power your generator. Using gas to cook suppose to be more dangerous because you light nicked GAS but yet cause no harm. So, how then can a gas running through a hose to the generator cause harm? Remember no NICKED gas involved – the gas moves from the gas container through the hose into the generator.

2. Is Gas Safe For My Engine?

I think the best way to convince you on this is to compare Petrol to Diesel and to Propane for you to see for yourself.



  •  Easily obtained
  •  Portable in small containers


  • Highly flammable
  • Short shelf life of fuel (approximately 12 months)
  • Storing large quantities of fuel is hazardous
  • May not be available during power outages



  • Least flammable fuel source
  • Fuel easily obtained (fuel is easier to obtain during a disaster because it is a necessary fuel for the military, trucking industry, and farming operations)
  • On site fuel delivery available
  • Designed for off-road applications and can operate on dyed or farm/construction diesel fuel which is sold without the road tax and thus is considerably cheaper to purchase.
  • Engines designed to work under a load for long periods of time and perform better when worked hard rather than operated under light loads.
  • In high use situations overall long term cost of operation is much lower than gaseous GenSets.


  • 18-24 month shelf life, without additives
  • May not be available during power outages.
  • Installing large storage tanks raises cost of system
  • Engine noise is higher on a diesel compared to a gaseous engine.
  • Most of the diesel generators face a problem called “wet stacking”.
  • Requires clean moisture free fuel and a bit more maintenance than a comparable gaseous unit;



  • Long shelf life
  • Clean burning
  • Easily stored in both large tanks or in smaller 5 – 10 gallon cylinders
  • Home delivery available for larger tanks
  • Quieter engine noise level
  • Less expensive units with air-cooled engines are budget priced.
  • Engine life for liquid-cooled 1800 RPM engines can approach 5,000 to 6,000 hours on industrial quality gaseous GenSets


  • Pressurized cylinder of flammable gas
  • Fuel system is more complicated (increased possibility of failure)
  • Somewhat expensive fuel, check your local prices
  • Propane can become very dangerous if lines are broken.
  • Initial cost of generator is somewhat higher, 15 to 20% especially in sizes larger than 30 kW.
  • More expensive to operate by as much as 3-times the fuel consumption compared to diesels;
  • Smaller air-cooled gaseous engines are less expensive than comparable diesels but have a short life expectancy as low as 500-hours depending on engine make and use

3. How Economical Is It To Run On Propane?

Lets quickly do a bit of Mathematics here; don’t worry if you are not gifted in Mathematics – it’s going to be simple. trust me.

Real life scenario; if you are using a 2.5KVA Generator…

A 12.5kg gas will last you up to 40 hours depending on the load on the Generator. This 12.5kg gas will cost you 3,000 at most; you can get it cheaper sometimes.


40 hours of light on propane = N3,000

1 hour = N75

N.B: This is 3 times cheaper compare to running on Petrol

4. The Cost of The Device:

This is something you should also consider before converting to propane generator. The cost of getting this device is High but crashing now anyway. Before now, you can get the device for 2.5KVA for 30,000 – 35,000 but now it sold between 18,000 – 20,000 at the moment. Maybe I need to say it again that your generator KVA determine the type of CONVERSION KIT to buy.

However, you can always get your ORIGINAL PROPANE CONVERSION KIT FROM US for just N15,000. This is the best price right now in the market anywhere. Hurry and make your order NOW!!!

12 thoughts on “All You Need To know About Converting To Propane Generator”

  1. I love that you mentioned that propane gas is a clean option to use for a generator. Maybe I should start looking for a propane delivery service around where I live to make sure that I always have a supply of it. This way, I wouldn’t need to worry much about blackouts and power interruptions in the future.

  2. It’s interesting to read about some of the benefits and drawbacks of using various fuels such as gasoline, diesel, and propane. I’ve been wanting to switch some of my appliances and generators to propane as I think it could be beneficial. I especially think it could be nice as the propane is clean burning so I wouldn’t have to worry about pollutants in the air around my home. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I’ve been asking the same questions too. When traveling in a RV, I usually bring with me a portable generator. My friend suggested to try out propane operated generators as they are safer when it comes to emissions. As far as I know, they don’t emit carbon monoxide.

      • How safe is it to convert to propane, will it cut costs. how clean does it operate. I’ve read a blog post talking about a doomsday scenario when gas and diesel becomes so scarce or become depleted, what would be the best alternative to it. Those kind of questions.

        • @Maria, thanks for vising EARNBASE. As for your questions; propane cut cost, it is safer and more efficient than petrol.
          However, there is a post here on EARNBASE that talks about it benefits over petrol.
          I hope I answered your question.

  4. I own a 7000W portable dual fuel generator for my house. I’m from a pathless area of Florida. A clinic near to my house where I supply electricity from the house. I had a gasoline generator that I changed to gas but it got damaged itself automatically.

    I bought a new one. Thank you for letting know this concern.

  5. I’d never heard about propane conversion kits before. I have a buddy who’s been trying to sell me on propane for years, and has all the contact info for propane delivery and everything, but I hadn’t really seriously considered anything until I read this. It seems like conversion is initially expensive, but may pay for itself over time. Thanks for giving me something to think about!

    • @Tobias, you are welcome. Propane conversion kit as being around for years but people are accepting the technology now than before because of the high price of petrol and it’s quality in question.
      However, there are lots of money to be made for any serious minded person.
      You can call us on this number (+2348060023272)for the training and be automatically be our wholesalers.


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