UPS, generator sale surges in Lahore

Manzoor Qadir

The recent spell of load shedding in the city ahead of start of summer season has pushed the sales of electricity generators and UPS by 25 percent up as compared to previous months.

The new phase of the load-shedding, which is expected in the coming months manifold expressed apathy of the government and private power companies, who thus far have miserably failed to come up with any solution of the persistent power crisis.

Majority of the wholesalers and retailers are anticipating a high surge in the demands in the month of April and May, however, generators and UPS sales have started getting momentum from the last week.

According to official figures, the country pre-summer is facing a shortfall of 2500MW to 3000MW of electricity, which is expected to rise up to 5000MW that could further prolong the duration of the load shedding to 10/12 hours per day.

A survey conducted by The Post revealed that the prices of the generators and UPS of all types are available at cheap rates as compare to some six months ago when there was a world wide shortage in copper wire, a main ingredient of the UPS and generator.

Mudassar Ahmad, a dealer of generators at Ram Gali admitted that there is surge in the sale of generators in the recent days in market. However, he said that there is scarcity in the generators and surge in the price as supply is in abundance as compare to demand.

He informed that a 5KV generator of Chinese origin is available around Rs 30,000 while a 10 KV of electricity generator is Rs 9000, 12 KV of 92000 and 15 of Rs 100,000.

Saqib Khan, a dealer of UPS on Hall Road observed that the demand for UPS and generators by the electricity consumers surging, in the wake of the approaching summer. He lamented the government that no tangible efforts were visible to remove the load shedding, while the people are engaged buying UPS as a safeguard to the impending deluge

He said that 500 W of Ups is available from Rs 5800 to 6700 in the market, 750 W from Rs 7500 to 8500 and 1000 W from Rs 9500 to 10500. He further said that 1000 W Ups with double battery is on hand at Rs 13000.

Source: The Post, 21-Mar-09

5 thoughts on “UPS, generator sale surges in Lahore”

  1. The Sales Dept

    Do u supply UPS ( new or used ) for house usage as following:

    1) Bulbs: 15 units

    2) Ceiling fans 6 units

    3) small Fridge 2 units

    4) Computer 1 unit

    5) TV 2 units

    6) Iron 1 unit

    Do u offer or which of the following option you offer with your UPS:

    1) overload protection

    2) Fuse protection

    3) Maintenance free lead acid battery ( do u offer dry batrey )

    4) How much rechargeable battery time for full b/up ( for above electric items at home)

    5) Does b/up time depends on household items

    6) Does your UPS has chargeable switch ( not to allow btry current to other un necessary household items )

    7) How much watts capacity UPS I need for above itmes.

    8) Do u offer any future spare parts replacment warrany programe to customers

    9) Money back guaranty if not liked your ups

    10) Self starting kit if over charged

    11) Does your ups has screen for showing btry functions

    12) Does your UPS accept another second btry to be attached with ups

    Advise pls with price and your full after sale service programe



  2. Dear Manzoor Qadir,

    Would someone please explain to me the “logic” for use of UPS and even generators. As you know with UPS shortage will not decrease (actually increase) and generator power is very expensive? Why are we all “ignoring” a better alternative, PV Solar? I would love to do a cost comparison of generator vs PV solar. I would bet that over 5 to 10 years solar will cost 50% less than generator.
    Please check out this linkd: and comment. I would love to hear from people who disagree with me as well as people who agree and are interested in doing something about it.


    1. January 26, 2010

      My Sir,

      I had call to you today but not answering.

      Please send me the prices list of selected Chinese generators detail is below.

      Please note that the specifications as given below are net output load of generators will be.

      If not available similarly please code the prices which you have in stack. Near about the given specifications.


      Irfan Ahmed.


      20pcs 30pcs 30pcs 20pcs 15pcs 5pcs 5pcs

      No-1 GREEN POWER 1 Kw 2 kw 2.5 kw 3 kw 3.5 kw 4 kw 5 kw

      No-2 JD-TEK 1 Kw 2 kw 2.5 kw 3 kw 3.5 kw 4 kw 5 kw

      No-3 POWER FULL 1 Kw 2 kw 2.5 kw 3 kw 3.5 kw 4 kw 5 kw

      No-4 KIPOR 1 Kw 2 kw 2.5 kw 3 kw 3.5 kw 4 kw 5 kw

      No-5 LIFAN 1 Kw 2 kw 2.5 kw 3 kw 3.5 kw 4 kw 5 kw

      N0-6 LUTIAN 1 Kw 2 kw 2.5 kw 3 kw 3.5 kw 4 kw 5 kw

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