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Manual Start/Stop Ample Power Genie ...DC Amps Generators
Genie 150, and Genie 90
Genie 24/175, and Genie 12/280
A Fast, Full Charge
Charging batteries from an alternator is much more efficient than going through an AC generator and a battery charger. That's why we use Kubota diesels to drive large frame DC alternators ...to charge batteries fast and full.
Chances are you'll already have an inverter onboard, so when you want AC, it's there whether you run the engine or not. If you want AC for a long time, then you'll have to run the engine to keep up with demand.
A Genie is perfect for multihulls using outboards which have limited charge capability, especially at anchor. It is also ideal for small sailboats owners who don't want to run their main engine just to charge batteries or make hot water.
Better By Design
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Five standard Models
There are five standard models to choose from, covering a range of voltages and power.
The standard models are shown in the table below. The kilo-Watt rating is calculated using rated Amps and the absorption setpoint voltage.
Gauge Panel Option
An optional instrument panel is available with any of the Genies. This panel has gauges for water temperature, oil pressure, and an hour meter. The control switch is incorporated into the panel. Dimensions are 6 inches square.
Intake Silencer Option
There's a lot more to noise reduction than just enclosing an engine. An enclosure that allows the engine to pull hot intake air will lead to premature engine failure. The engine must get ambient intake from outside the enclosure(s).
Without an intake silencer, noise levels will be dramatically higher. In many remote applications, that may not be a problem.
We have tested many solutions before settling on the intake silencer offered as an option.
Hot Water Option
While the DBCs are efficient, there is waste heat which can be used to make hot water, or heat living spaces. Distributing this heat is done with a circulating pump which is turned on and off by the EnerMatic Controller. The controller senses engine coolant temperature and turns on the pump when the engine is warm enough.
The DBC hot water system can be connected to the same coolant circuits as the passive solar panels, however great care must be taken to keep the liquid circuits full at all time.
Heating a water tank can be quickly accomplished by using an inverter to drive the AC heating element, and the DBC to circulate coolant through the coils in the tank. The inverter represents a significant load for the DBC, so not only does it provide heat via the AC element, but it also causes the engine to heat and thus provide more energy for the hot water tank.
The Hot Water Option requires the EnerMatic Controller and includes the DC circulating pump;
Remote Cooling Options
Standard units are built using the factory radiator mounted to the engine. To be effective, the radiator needs to be mounted against an exterior wall such that ambient air is pulled through the radiator. The air pulled must also be exited from the compart to avoid overheating. Adequate ventilation for the engine generally means that noise levels are noticeable.
A remote radiator or marine heat exchanger can be used to reduce air circulation requirements, and subsequently reduce noise levels. The air intake to the engine should always be drawn from ambient temperature ...never from inside a hot enclosure.
A custom aluminum remote radiator is available. An electric fan is included. Fans are more efficient pulling air than pushing air. Either fan can be ordered. The EnerMatic Controller can be programmed to run prior to starting the engine and for a specified time after the engine is stopped.
A marine heat exchanger can be used, where engine coolant is circulated on one side and raw water is circulated on the other side. A marinized unit requires the heat exchanger, a raw water pump, and a custom header to cool the exhaust.
Marine Installation Kit Option
The Marine Installation Kit includes parts necessary to plumb raw water to the heat exchanger.
Fuel System Kit
All engines need well filtered fuel.
Most engines have an mechanical diaphram pump, which has a limited lift range. Even so, an electric fuel pump is useful to pre-charge/bleed the fuel system.
The EnerMatic Controller can operate the fuel pump continuously, or in a pre-charge mode where it operates before cranking the engine and for a programmed time after the engine starts.
The fuel system kit includes a Racor housing and cartridge and a fuel pump.
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Notes: The Gauge Panel is only available for manually controlled Genies ...not applicable to units with the EnerMatic Controller.
The Marine Cooling option is not required for G12-150 and G24-90. These units are built with a custom heat exchanger that sits on the top of the engine.
For other units the Marine Cooling option includes a fresh water cooled exhaust manifold, raw water pump, and a marine heat exchanger.
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