Power output matches load requirements to save energy

OptiGen Adjustable-Speed Generator from Baldor Electric Co. automatically adjusts generated power output to match various load requirements for standby power applications. Designed to supply up to 250% rated power for electric motor starting, OptGen is about half the size a fixed-speed unit. The new generator's exclusive power electronics and engine control regulates engine speed, and monitors ...

By Staff January 1, 2004

OptiGen Adjustable-Speed Generator from Baldor Electric Co. automatically adjusts generated power output to match various load requirements for standby power applications. Designed to supply up to 250% rated power for electric motor starting, OptGen is about half the size a fixed-speed unit.

The new generator’s exclusive power electronics and engine control regulates engine speed, and monitors electrical power consumption, while maintaining constant voltage and frequency output during all load conditions. OptiGen is installed like a standard fixed-speed generator, without the need for extra wiring, pad space, or electrical enclosures. An optional UPS module can be added for applications where power transfer time is critical. www.baldor.com

  • Supplies up to 250% rated power

  • Half the size of a fixed-speed unit

  • Maintains constant voltage, frequency output during all load conditions

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