Cummins Onan has begun full production of the newly redesigned RV QG 2800 generator sets. According to a press release the new models, which replace the KV and KVD product families, meet EPA Phase III standards for small spark-ignited engines.
The new models have a larger, 217cc engine that produces more horsepower than the previous models. In addition, the RV QG 2800 models offer several new features and improvements, including:
• Advanced onboard diagnostics with fault code analysis.
• Easier starting in extreme cold and hot operating conditions.
• Internalized muffler and patented intake system for reduced noise.
• Low-profile exhaust outlet with additional 4″ ground clearance.
• B+ terminal for easier installation.
The 50 Hz models are CE-certified and meet all applicable EU emissions regulations. The 60 Hz models are CSA-certified and meet the latest Tier 3, Phase 3 emissions levels.
Al Camargo, RV marketing manager for Cummins Onan, said, “The compact design of the new RV QG 2800 is ideal for truck campers, Class B motorhomes and travel trailers. It can run a high-efficiency 13,500 BTU air conditioner and a 900-watt microwave at the same time (depending on operating conditions).”
The 60 Hz models (both gasoline and LP vapor) are available now. The 50 Hz models will be available in the first quarter of 2013. All models can be ordered immediately. Contact your local Cummins Onan dealer for pricing.
Elkhart, Ind.-based Ultra-Fab Product has introduced a new line of 3500 electric-start generators, boasting 4,000 peak watts and 3,500 running watts.
According to a press release, the 3500 model comes standard with electric start (battery included), 6.5-hp 4-stroke engine, trigital meter and 30-amp RV plug along with a durable vinyl cover for storage and a handle with wheel kit.
Ultra-Fab said the 3500E watt model has enough power to run an air conditioner, refrigerator, lights, microwave and laptop computer with ease. Other features include:
• Integrated Control Panel.
• 10-hour run time.
• 4-gallon fuel tank.
• Total Weight: 132 pounds.
• Operating Sound Level: 68 decibels.
• Low oil shut-off.
• Electronic circuit protection.
• Cast iron cylinder sleeve for durability,
The Ultra-Gen 3500 is available in four configurations:
• Ultra-Gen 3500-Manual Start (p/n 51-940036)
• Ultra-Gen 3500E-Electric Start (p/n 51-940035)
• Ultra-Gen 3500C-Manual Start — California Compliant (p/n 51-940038)
• Ultra-Gen 3500CE-Electric Start — California Compliant (p/n 51-940037)
Cummins Onan recently celebrated the production of 2 million RV generators at its Fridley, Minn., plant. To help mark this historic milestone, the company is inviting RVers to submit their favorite RV trip photos. RVers who submit a photo will have a chance to win an Apple iPad 2.
“We know from RV customers that our generators have made a big difference in their comfort and convenience on the road,” said Shon Wright, director of RV and commercial markets. “And we are proud of producing two million reliable RV generators over the past 50 years. So it makes sense to invite our customers to join in the celebration by sharing their favorite RVing photos.”
The contest kicks off today (Jan. 10) at the Florida RV SuperShow and will run through March 31. The photos submitted will be put up on the contest website, and people will be able to vote for their favorite. The person submitting the photo that gets the most votes by the end of the contest will receive the iPad 2, complete with FaceTime, Smart Cover, 10-hour battery, 16 GB of memory and Wi-Fi.
To enter an RV trip photo and learn the details of the contest, go to www.rvphotocontest.com.
Cummins Power Generation, a business unit of Cummins Inc., officially unveiled its Acoustical Testing Facility (ATC) at its Fridley headquarters Oct 6. According to a press release, it is the largest engine-testing facility of its kind in the world.
By eliminating any external noise interference or input, the ATC, with its state-of-the-art hemi-anechoic (no echo) chamber, allows the company to measure precisely 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, “greener” products. In addition, the ATC reduces the environmental impact on the surrounding neighborhood by eliminating the need for outdoor testing. The facility was built in accordance with LEED guidelines for green building design.
Tony Satterthwaite, president of Cummins Power Generation, said, “The opening of the ATC demonstrates our company’s commitment to continuous improvement in product design as well as to environmental responsibility. It also allows us to create several new jobs, one more example of the continuing growth of Cummins Power Generation.”