Energy & Power
Kohler launches 2015 mobile paralleling box
By Renée Francoeur
September 18, 2015 – Kohler Power Systems is launching a new mobile paralleling box, which allows users to combine different sized generators with different fuel types. It was specifically designed for use with Kohler’s gaseous and diesel mobile generator line.
Four of the new boxes can be used to parallel as many as eight generators. The Kohler Decision-Maker 3500 digital controller, which is standard on all Kohler gaseous and Tier 4 Final diesel mobile generators, provides the paralleling intelligence and network communications for remote monitoring.
The digital controller along with the new box makes it possible to parallel generators for applications such as using multiple smaller units to replace a larger generator.
The new system uses contactors to connect to the bus and eliminates the need for installing or investing in motorized breakers on generators that may never be used in a parallel application.