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Cummins Power Generation

February 11, 2014 13:28 ET

New QuietConnect™ Generator Sets From Cummins Power Generation Provide Reliable and Super-Quiet Emergency Power for Residential Applications

Operating on Natural Gas or LP, New Generator Sets Feature Neighbor-Friendly Sound Levels While Keeping the Lights On

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - February 11, 2014) - New QuietConnect™ standby generators from Cummins Power Generation are specifically designed for low sound performance, plus high reliability and ease of installation in residential and light commercial applications. With output ratings from 22 kW to 40 kW, QuietConnect™ generators are sized to provide all the power necessary to power an average home or a business while still being neighbor-friendly.

"Since 2006, there has been a 58 percent increase in power outages that affect 50,000 or more people," said Tony Satterthwaite, VP Cummins, Inc., President, Cummins Power Generation. "At the same time, homes are becoming more and more dependent on a reliable supply of electricity for appliances, lighting, heating and cooling, home offices, home entertainment and security systems. With this new generator series, it's easier and more affordable than ever for homeowners and business owners to enjoy the convenience and peace of mind that a Cummins Power Generation reliable backup power can provide."

The QuietConnect is part of the Connect Series of generators that includes the PowerConnect standby generator, rated from 30 kW to 60 kW. The QuietConnect and PowerConnect generators are powered by the reliable Cummins QSJ2.4 engine. This new four-cycle, spark-ignited engine has a closed-loop electronic fuel system for improved performance and reliability. Both Connect™ Series models 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.

Both the QuietConnect and PowerConnect 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 Cummins Network for any maintenance and service requirements. For more information about the new QuietConnect and PowerConnect generator sets, visit http://power.cummins.com.

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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