GENERATOR REVAMP

Kohler® Power Systems Revamps Generator Product Line

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Kohler Power Systems, a manufacturer of diesel and gasoline marine generators from 4 to 500kW for a wide range of pleasure craft and commercial applications, has introduced updated emissions-compliant diesel generators, ranging from 40 to 99 kW for 60 Hz and 33 to 80 kW for 50 Hz. The models are specially designed for rugged commercial marine environments, and several feature a high-pressure common rail fuel system offering optimum performance and fuel efficiency. They all include a newly designed Decision-Maker 3500 (DEC 3500) controller equipped with paralleling software – saving much of the space and cost of switchgear.

 “We’re focused on serving commercial marine customers who have increased load requirements due to advanced electronics equipment but have limited space for a larger unit,” said Frank Formas of Kohler Power Systems. “Our new paralleling controller increases fuel efficiency and reduces maintenance costs by matching power capacity with load needs.”

The DEC 3500 offers a newly designed customer interface for easier data entry and retrieval.  Advanced features include bus sensing, first on logic and synchronization.  It can be operated in one of three paralleling modes: P-gen (Kohler-patented), droop, or V-bias/S-bias.     

The new generators feature:

  • Kohler’s newly designed Fast Response X (FRX) alternators with superior permanent magnet excitation
  • Isolated ground DC electrical system (standard)
  • Smaller package versus older Kohler models (103 to 407mm shorter)

In addition to existing heat exchanger and keel-cooling options, Kohler released inline radiator models as part of the company’s commitment to offering fully integrated solutions for the workboat market.

Kohler Marine’s authorized service network includes more than 800 dealers and distributors around the world, and trained technicians are available 24 hours a day. Go to kohlerpower.com/marine to learn more.

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