Generac Power Systems Inc., a Waukesha, Wis.-based manufacturer of residential and commercial standby generators, Wednesday (Nov. 25) introduced a new Hybrid Electrical System for recreational vehicles, according to the Milwaukee Small Business Times.
According to Generac, as today’s motorcoaches have all the bells and whistles and comforts of the home, they are using far more energy than ever before. The appliances and accessories that need to be powered are increasingly more sophisticated and advanced and need a dependable, clean power source.
Generac has partnered with Magnum Energy and Precision Circuits Inc. to introduce the first Hybrid Electrical System to deliver all the power needed for large RVs without having to install a larger, more costly generator.
“For more than 50 years, Generac has garnered considerable expertise in producing small engines, providing innovative and value-driven generator products for the residential, commercial and RV industries,” said Bill Slavik, director of RV OEM, Generac. “Generac’s staff of talented engineers is responsible for creating this opportunity to expand the company’s RV product offerings, developing a cutting-edge system to answer consumer needs for a better power solution on the road. This new power management system allows consumers to now have all the comforts of home without the increased energy costs.”
According to Slavik, the new Hybrid Electrical System can save up to $3,000 on the cost of a larger generator and weighs 270 pounds less – thus, increasing fuel savings and lowering emissions. The smart power management system begins to supply power to the coach one circuit at a time – keeping all startup spikes in energy to a minimum. This allows the system and the Generac generator to run up to three separate air conditioners at one time.
If peak demand exceeds the output of the generator, the inverter turns on and supplements the power. If the battery voltage drops too low, the Hybrid Electrical System will begin to shed non-critical loads until a balance is maintained. Once the peak demand is over, the system begins to return service to the preselected loads supplying seamless, clean power.