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Cummins Power Generation

February 13, 2014 11:00 ET

New PowerConnect™ Generator Sets From Cummins Power Generation Make Backup Power Easy for Light Commercial Applications

New Generator Sets Operate on Either Natural Gas or LP and Offer Quiet Operation, Excellent Fuel Economy in Light Commercial Applications

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - February 13, 2014) - The new PowerConnect™ standby generator from Cummins Power Generation has been specifically designed to simplify quiet backup power for light commercial and larger residential applications. Available in output ratings from 30 kW to 60 kW, PowerConnect generators offer high reliability, ease of installation and low sound performance for neighbor-friendly operation.

"When there is a power outage, businesses can face significant financial risks due to lost sales, lost data, lost inventory or an inability to provide customer access or support," said Tony Satterthwaite, VP Cummins, Inc., President, Cummins Power Generation. "With the number of significant power outages increasing every year, it is more important than ever for small commercial facilities to consider an emergency backup power system. With this new generator series especially designed for light commercial and residential applications, it's now easier and more affordable for customers to enjoy the convenience and financial protection that a Cummins Power Generation reliable backup power can provide."

The PowerConnect generator is part of the Connect™ Series which includes the QuietConnect™ generator, rated from 22 kW to 40 kW. Both PowerConnect and QuietConnect generators are powered by the reliable and quiet Cummins QSJ2.4 engine. This new four-cycle, spark-ignited engine has a closed-loop electronic fuel system for improved performance and reliability. The Connect Series generators have been designed and tested to perform under extreme temperatures and high-altitude applications.

These generators can easily be switched between natural gas and LP with no mechanical changes. Rounding out the list of features are durable enclosures that are built to withstand rain, snow and winds up to 150 mph. For ease of maintenance, the units have side-access panels for fast and easy access.

Made to be used with the new Connect Series generators is the RA series 100A and 200A automatic transfer switches. These UL-approved RA series transfer switches use an interlocking mechanism to ensure a safe and reliable transition from one power source to the other. These new RA series transfer switches are designed for simpler and faster installation and meet a variety of national codes.

For the ultimate in safety and convenience, the Connect Series is available with the optional PowerCommand 500 system that facilitates remote diagnostics and troubleshooting. This system can deliver notifications via email or text and log operational events for future viewing. The overall accessibility of the system is also improved with a user-friendly icon-based graphic interface.

PowerConnect and QuietConnect generators meet all EPA emissions regulations for emergency and stationary generators, as well as UL 2200, IBC seismic and NFPA 110 standards. The Connect Series generators, RA series transfer switch and the PowerCommand 500 are fully supported by local Cummins distributors and dealers nationwide for any maintenance and service assistance. For more information about the new PowerConnect and QuietConnect generator sets, visit

About Cummins Power Generation

Cummins Power Generation, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), is a global leader dedicated to increasing the availability and reliability of electric power around the world. With more than 90 years of experience, the company's global network of distributors in more than 190 countries delivers innovative solutions for any power need -- commercial, industrial, recreational, emergency and residential.

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