Winco Tri-Fuel Generator- HPS12000HE | Absolute Generators

Winco Tri-Fuel Generator- HPS12000HE | Absolute Generators

Winco Tri-Fuel Generator - HPS12000HE, 10800 Watt, Honda, Electric Start

Model: 16612-001

Status: Available

List Price: $5,762.00
Sale Price: $3,961.00


Tri-Fuel: LP, Gas, NG




Portable Generator



Watts (Rated)


Watts (Surge)



49 State Compliant

Winco Tri-Fuel 10,800 Continuous/12,000 Surge Watt Hybrid Propane/Natural Gas/Gasoline Portable Generator With Wheel Kit And Electric Start

  • 12000 surge Watts / 10800 continuous Watts
  • Honda GX630 688cc OHV engine
  • Electric start
  • Gasoline Consumption [Full Load]: 1.67 gal/hour; Propane Consumption [Full Load]: 2.2 gal/hour; Natural Gas Consumption: 200 cu. ft./hour
  • 30 and 60 Amp plug
  • Brushless alternator
  • Copper windings
  • Fuel gauge
  • GFCI protection: partial panel
  • Easy to move and store with 4-wheel wheel kit included with HPS12000HE model

With the ability to operate on gasoline, cleaner burning LP (propane)or natural gas fuels to meet a variety of power generation needs, the Winco Tri-Fuel (or Hybrid Fuel) Generator offers the ultimate in flexibility while maintaining an environmentally friendly design.  Operating on propane or natural gas increases your run time, will not gum up your generator's carburetor, and gives you quick, reliable starts.  It is very easy to to convert from regular gasoline to propane and then to natural gas.  To operate on vapor fuels you simply turn off the gasoline fuel line, connect the proper t-valve fitting for the selected fuel, and connect the main fuel supply. After start, the engine is capable of providing hours of uninterrupted power from an adequate fuel supply.  Furthermore, unlike gasoline, propane can be stored for years without going bad.  The unit is a great alternative to a permanently mounted standby back up generator.

The generators are powered by premium quality, long-life, durable Honda GX630 688cc OHV engine with low oil protection that helps prevent costly repairs and downtime.  This powerful, high-quality generator features inherent voltage regulation and protection for optimum reliability and safety. With a special carburetor and secondary gas regulator, the engine can operate on your most convenient fuel: gasoline, LP gas, or natural gas. 

The WINCO Tri-Fuel Generator features a maintenance free electronic ignition system, dual element air filter to reduce maintenance, inherent voltage regulation for precise, stable output and optimum reliability, 100% copper windings (NEMA class F insulation), capacitator excitation for brushless operation, special 120/240 volt receptacle for connection to a temporary power distribution system or to a building's electrical service with an approved manual transfer switch for emergency/standby use, standard straight blade (U-ground 120V duplex receptacles), circuit breaker overload protection, protective cradle (heavy duty tubular steel cradle with distinctive wrap-around design for added strength and durability), vibration isolation for smooth operation, and standard electric start with battery rack and cables (battery not included). 

This generator features a current of 120V and 240V AC, a continuous current rating of 90/45 Amps, (2) dual 120V 3 prong/straight blade outlets (NEMA 5-20R, standard household plug), (1) 120/240V 30A twist lock (NEMA L14-30), (1) 120/240V 60A straight blade (NEMA 14-60R), a 15 gallon fuel tank capacity, noise level of 78dB at 7 meters, a 14.5 hour run time @ 50% load, and a 9 hour run time @ 100% load.

Comparing against an aftermarket conversion kit applied unit or thinking of buying an aftermarket conversion kit to install yourself on your old gasoline generator?  Be careful!  Don't count on a modified generator to offer the sinergistic ease of switching between gasoline, natural gas, and LP gas.  Don't count on seemless warranty claims or parts service with a unit that no one claims as their own.  You can count on the manufacturer pointing the finger at the conversion kit and you can count on the conversion kit maker pointing the finger at the manufacturer. WINCO has been offering quality and smooth running American Built tri-fuel generators since 1984.

Multi-fuel generators utilizing vapor fuels must be started using electric start system. Recoil start will not crank the engine/fly-wheel fast enough to provide the proper vacuum to make the vapor fuel system function. Do not use the choke when operating on vapor fuels (propane or natural gas) as it will prevent a proper air to fuel mix ratio. Power ratings are based upon gasoline use. Derate 10% for LP gas and 20% for natural gas.

Hose, battery, and LP tank not included (see owner's manual for more information)

EPA approved. 


Manufacturer Winco
Model Number 16612-001
Generator Grade Emergency
Generator Style Portable Generator
Special Features 30 Amp Plug, 60 Amp Plug, Brushless Alternator, Built In America, Copper Windings, Fuel Gauge, GFCI Protection - Partial, Wheel Kit

Engine Details

Engine/Motor Brand Honda
Engine Model GX630
Fuel Type Tri-Fuel: LP, Gas, NG
Starting System Electric
Battery For Electric Start Add @ Checkout
Horsepower 20.0 HP
Engine/Motor Type V-Twin, OHV
Displacement 688cc
Engine RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Capacity 15.00 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Ld (Hrs) 14.5
Run Time @ 100% Ld (Hrs) 9.0
Fuel Cons. @ 100% Ld 1.67 Gallons/Hour
LP Consumption 100% Ld 2.20 Gallons/Hour
NG Consumption 100% Ld 200 Cubic Feet/Hour
Fuel Gauge Included
Enclosure Tubular Steel
Fuel Tank Material Steel
Low Oil Shutdown/Alert Yes
Engine Cyl. Sleeve Mtrl. Cast Iron
Operational Volume (dB) 78.0


Portability/Wheel Kit Included
Portability Handle(s) Fold-Away
Propane Tank Sold Separately
Fuel Supply Hose Sold Separately
Low Pressure Fuel Solenoid Kit Add @ Checkout
Cover Add @ Checkout
Trickle Battery Charger Add @ Checkout
Gas Can Add @ Checkout


Engine Warranty 3 Years
Consumer Generator Warranty 2 Years
Commercial Generator Warranty 120 Days


Built In United States

Other Information

Weight (Lbs.) 460
Unit Dimensions 44.7.0"L x 36.0"W x 33.0"H
Agency Compliance EPA
California Destination-Operators-Buyers Warning Click Here For California Proposition 65 Warning
UPC 408001001079


NEMA 5-20R Duplex (GFCI) (20 Amp 120, 2 Each)
NEMA 5-20R Duplex (GFCI) (20 Amp 120, 2 Each)
NEMA L14-30R (30 Amp 120/240)
NEMA L14-30R (30 Amp 120/240)
NEMA 14-60R (60 Amp 120/240)
NEMA 14-60R (60 Amp 120/240)

Generator Details

Surge Start Watts 12,000
Continuous Rated Watts 10,800
Power Derate Watts Propane By 10%, NG By 20%
Voltage 120, 240
Rated Amps @ Min Volt 90.0
Rated Amps @ Max Volt 45.0
GFCI Panel Protection Partial
Frequency 60 Hz
Phase Single-Phase
Alternator Brushless
Copper Windings 100%
Voltage Regulation +/- 5%
Frequency Regulation +/- 3%
Total Harmonic Distortion Less Than 5%
Circuit Breakers Yes
Bonded Neutral (Y/N) Bonded Neutral To Ground

Transfer Switch

Transfer Switch Add @ Checkout

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