DC Gensets


DC GenSet

A DC GenSet – a  power generation unit at variable speed using advanced microprocessor based incorporation includes variation diesel engine,brushless low voltage alternator comprising.
* one, or more, powerful DC generators ,
* a DC voltage regulation/control system,
* one, or more, DC to AC inverters, and
* a storage battery bank of appropriate size.
GenSets can also be augmented with solar, wind, and hydroelectric power generating components for even greater efficiency.
A DC genset is the perfect high tech solution to high quality, reliable, and efficient AC power generation.

However, in addition to providing a fuel efficient source of engine driven AC power, DC gensets can also be multipurpose devises — used, for example:
* to produce fully regulated DC charging current for batteries, or
* to produce a plentiful supply of fresh water in a marine application, by powering   water purification equipment,
* to pump water for irrigation, or
* to produce hydraulic power.

Features of DC GenSet

Where E.B. is not available

1) There is no need of larger battery bank
2) Communication, monitoring, and controlling is done from the control room from anywhere in the world
3) User programmable
4) Fuel theft is not possible
5) Ac theft is also not possible

Where E.B. is available (AMF function)

Start : -
*    When battery bank has low voltage at certain level.
*    When E.B. is not available

Stop : -
*    When E.B. is available or
*    Battery bank charging current falls up to a certain level (programmable) or
*    DG continue running hours will be completed, (it is also programmable)

Comparing DC Gensets to Traditional AC Generators

A DC genset will typically be much lighter and smaller than a traditional engine driven AC power generator.

All components in a traditional AC generator must be physically large enough to handle both continuous and high short term startup loads (which can often be as much as twice the continuous load). Likewise, its engine must be powerful enough to drive the generator when supplying such loads.
However, a DC genset can use a smaller generator, and a smaller (and quieter) engine to supply the same electrical load. In a DC genset, both the engine, and the generator, are sized to efficiently meet the average continuous load for a given system — simply drawing on reserve battery power whenever it’s necessary to handle a large short term load. And, since precise engine speed control is not critical to system operation, engine speed can be varied and/or regulated, inexpensively, to save fuel — and, to reduce engine noise when light power loads are supplied.

Precise engine speed control is not required.

To provide 50 or 60 Hz AC power, a traditional AC generator must be operated at a precise speed — and, it must operate at this speed continuously — regardless the load which is being driven. And, because engine speed control is of such critical importance in an AC generator, a great deal of extra expense is typically required for proper engine controls.
However, a DC genset does not need to run at any particular engine speed to provide a perfect 50 or 60 Hz AC current. And, since precise engine speed control is not critical to system operation, engine speed can even be varied and/or regulated, inexpensively (call us for information on stock and custom hardware options for engine speed control), to save fuel and to reduce engine noise when light power loads are encountered.

DC Gensets Offer Lower Fuel Consumption than Conventional Generators

With a DC genset, engine speed and/or drive power can be adjusted and/or varied (automatically or manually) to efficiently produce the exact amount of energy required by a given load/application. With conventional AC generators, engine operation at speed is continuous, and power is also generated more, or less, continually — whether or not this power is required by the system load (or used for any other purpose).

DC Gensets Provide Superior Reliability

A DC genset is, typically, much simpler and smaller than a conventional AC generator and, moreover, has fewer, and less technologically critical components.