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Kohler 38kW Liquid Cooled Generator Natural Gas or Propane Single Phase 240V | 38RCL

  • Kohler provides advanced voltage and frequency regulation along with ultra-low levels of harmonic distortion for excellent generator power quality
  • Kohler is known for extraordinary reliability and performance and backs that up with an industry-leading 5-year or 2000 hour warranty
  • All-Aluminum Sound Enclosure
  • Kohler's Fast-Response II excitation system delivers excellent voltage response and short-circuit capability using a permanent magnet (PM)-excited alternator
  • Kohler home generators provide quiet, neighborhood friendly performance
  • Powerful and reliable GM 4.3 L liquid-cooled engine
  • Electronically controlled fan speeds minimize generator set sound signature

Kohler Generators 38RCL Details and Specifications

Kohler 38RCL Liquid Cooled 38kW Standby Generator Natural Gas or Propane Single Phase 120/240V

Reliable standby power for large residential or small business needs.  When the power goes out during a bad storm or power failure, your 38kW Kohler generator with industrial-grade engine keeps your home or business - from central air to sump pump to personal computers - up and running.

Not for Sale to CA/MA.


In just 10 seconds, your Kohler generator automatically restores power and keeps you connected to the things you love to do.


You get steady, high-quality power that protects your electronics from damage related to low-quality power sources.

Premium Warranty

We've got you covered with 5-year, 2,000-hour protection, and an aluminum enclosure that's built to last.


Neighborhood-friendly, with weekly exercise volume that's similar to a normal conversation.


This generator's patent-pending innovations include a three-fan, autmotive-style cooling system that keeps the sound level down.

The Power You Need

Powerful operation on either natural gas or liquid propane (LPG) the 38RCL provides 158 amps on natural gas or LPG.  Extraordinary peak motor-starting capacity, with 38RCL* at 95kVA at 240V. 

Premium power quality delivers exceptional digital voltage and frequency regulation along with extremely low levels of harmonic distortion to protect sophisticated electronics and appliances.

Powered by General Motors Vortec automotive-grade engine with hydraulic valve lifters to eliminate need for lengthy break-in periods and expensive valve adjustments, operation speed 1800 RPM.

The Conveniences You Expect

RDC2 controller designed for today's sophisticated electronics manages both the generator set and Model RXT transfer switch functions. (Sold Separately)

Extremely quiet operation with sound at 61 dBA at full speed and 58 dBA at exercise (normal conversation level).

Corrosion-resistant aluminum enclosure is standard.

Runs on either natural gas or liquid propane (LPG) with simple switching between natural gas and LPG in the field.

Streamlined installation, including built-in base that eliminates need for concrete mounting pad and simple terminal block for easy field connections.

Compatible with optional OnCue Generator Management Systems 3.1 or higher and Programmable Interface Module. (Available Accessory, sold separately)

Automatic transfer switches are sold separately.

* Check the appliance manufacturer’s specifications for actual power requirements. Consult a Kohler Power Systems professional to calculate your exact residential power system requirements.

IMPORTANT:  Warranty Coverage - Stationary standby applications used as a backup to a commercial utility source: Five (5) years or 2000 hours (whichever occurs first).  To find your local Kohler Dealer go to www.kohlerpower.com

Not for Sale to CA/MA.


Product Warranty

Manufactures Warranty: 5-Year Limited

Product Specifications

Model Number 38RCL
Manufacturer Kohler Generators
Made In USA Yes
Rated Watts 38kW LP/38kW NG
Rated Amps 158 Amps
Voltage 120/240V Single Phase
Ac Ton Rating 5 Ton
Enclosure Aluminum
Ul Listed Yes
Decibel Rating 7m 57 dBA during exercise
Starting System Automatic Start
Low Oil Alert Yes
Hour Meter Yes
Battery Reqments 12V, Group 24, 630 CCA
Mounting Pad Requires Prepared Site
Weight 1640 lbs
Dimensions 90L x 33.5W x 45.1H
Engine Brand GM
Engine Size 4.3L
Engine Rpm 1800
Cast Iron Sleeve Yes
Cooling System Liquid Cooled
Alternator Type Brushless
Frequency 60 Hz
Auto Voltage Regulation Yes
Type Natural Gas (NG) / Propane (LP)
NG Power Capacity 38kW
LP Power Capacity 38kW
NG Consumption Full Load 545 cu.ft/hr
NG Consumption Half Load 350 cu.ft/hr
LP Consumption Full Load 224 cu.ft/hr
LP Consumption Half Load 106 cu.ft/hr
Transfer Switch
Model Sold Separately - RXT Series
Warranty Information
Consumer Warranty 5 Year Limited Warranty
Type Standby Generator
Shipping Information
Ship Shipping Dimensions 48H X 96W X 37D
Ship Shipping Weight 1740 lbs
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About Kohler Generators

Who is Kohler?

Kohler Generators bring a sense of safety, security and conve-nience to a home. In your house, generator power can bring light during a summer storm and heat if the power is lost during winter. If power is lost in your community for an extended period of time, a home generator can save you the expense of having to relocate, allowing you to continue your day-to-day life in comfort.