SOURCE: Cummins Power Generation

Cummins Power Generation

November 11, 2013 12:12 ET

New QuietConnect and PowerConnect Generator Sets Bring Reliable Emergency Power to Homes and Businesses

Operating on Natural Gas or LP, This New Family of Generator Sets From Cummins Power Generation Features Super Quiet Operation, Easy Installation and Excellent Fuel Economy for Residential and Light Commercial Applications

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - November 11, 2013) - Cummins Power Generation has introduced a new family of gas generator sets designed for residential and light commercial standby applications. With output ratings from 22 kW to 60 kW, QuietConnect™ and PowerConnect™ generator sets are designed to provide reliable backup power for homes and businesses. 

"Cummins Power Generation is entering the residential and light commercial marketplace with new and innovative standby generators that feature our legendary product performance, quality and service, specifically designed for these segments," said Tony Satterthwaite, VP Cummins, Inc., President, Cummins Power Generation. "Now it's easier and more affordable than ever for homeowners and business owners to enjoy the peace of mind that reliable backup power from Cummins Power Generation can provide."

These series of generators are a completely new design and the development team focused on customer needs and engaged in over 500 separate interviews to help gather key requirements from the market.

The Connect Series offers output ratings from 22 kW to 60 kW and features generators that are extremely quiet, making them suitable for both residential and business applications. The super quiet operation has been achieved through advanced sound attenuation design and testing conducted at Cummins' industry leading Acoustical Testing Center (ATC).

Cummins Power Generation's design team focused on major sources of noise and incorporated key design attributes that reduce noise levels and improve the overall sound quality. The ATC provides Cummins Power Generation with a unique capability to test, improve and validate sound performance. By eliminating any external noise interference or input, the ATC, with its state-of-the-art hemi-anechoic (no echo) chamber, allows Cummins Power Generation to precisely measure the noise output from fully assembled generator sets of all types and sizes. Pinpointing the sources of noise in a generator set helps Cummins Power Generation design quieter products. 

Along with the new Connect generator series, Cummins Power Generation is also launching the RA series 100A and 200A transfer switch and PowerCommand 500, which is the latest remote monitoring device for residential and business applications. The new, 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 controlled by the generator control and only require four wires for operation.

The PowerCommand 500 facilitates remote diagnostics and troubleshooting, and 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.

The Connect series generators are powered by the reliable Cummins QSJ2.4 engine that has been designed specifically for this application. The 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 LP and natural gas with no mechanical changes. Rounding out the list of features is a durable enclosure that is built to withstand winds up to 150 mph. For ease of maintenance, the units have side-access panels for fast and easy access.

The new Connect Series 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

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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  • Robert Sheldon, APR
    (On behalf of Cummins Power Generation)
    Creative Communications Consultants, Inc.
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