Perkins introduces Electropak engine for electric power generation

Perkins 2806J-E18TAG1 ElectropaK

To meet the critical needs of the electric power generation industry, Perkins has introduced the 18-litre 2806J-E18TAG1 Electropak.

Building on its Stage V power offering and more than 90 years of design experience, the new engine that delivers a powerful package and ease of integration to meet the requirements of the electric power sector.

By achieving ISO 8528-5 G2 performance, the 2806J-E18TAG1 Electropak provides excellent load acceptance in a wide range of electric power applications. From a stationary prime source of power to a mobile unit serving the rental sector, the 2806J generates dependable power for everything from jobsites to critical installations including hospitals and data centres.

“Reliable electric power is not an option, it’s a fundamental need to keep operations running, whether that’s for standby when the mains power fails or to meet onsite prime power requirements,” said Jaz Gill, Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing, Service and Parts for Perkins.

“Our engines are engineered and expertly crafted to provide reliable, stable and sustainable power for our customers, with the new 2806J being the latest in a long line of products that also deliver a low total cost of ownership.”

For generator manufacturers and end users looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the 2806J Electropak can run with biodiesel up to B20, based on a 20 per cent dilution of biodiesel with standard diesel, or on 100 per cent hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). 

Electropak ECM

The 2806J Electropak produces up to 610 kVA at 50 Hz and is switchable to 60 Hz, delivering up to 625 kVA. As well, the Electropak features the latest electronics with a single, on-engine electronic control module (ECM) that simplifies wiring harnesses, eases installation, supports future diagnostics and is fully capable of integration with customers’ telematics solutions.

The ECM also manages all aspects of aftertreatment operation and regeneration without operator input. Regeneration occurs automatically with no impact to performance to maximize uptime.

Perkins offers a growing portfolio of connectivity solutions that can help promote the optimal performance of diesel engines. Available as a standalone service from Perkins or integrated with generator equipment, connected engine capabilities deliver timely insights through a customizable dashboard of performance, fuel and oil consumption, and other vital engine data points that assist in boosting uptime of Perkins-powered equipment.

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The connectivity offerings are integrated with expert maintenance and service capabilities from the Perkins global distributor network to prompt the proactive diagnosis and resolution of engine issues, helping technicians provide solutions and minimize downtime and repair expenses.

The new 2806J Electropak joins the Perkins full lineup of Stage V certified engines for electric power generation, including the 400 Series, 904 Series, 1200 Series, 1700 Series, and the 2000 Series, with power ranging from 4 kW at 1500 rpm to 559 kW at 1500 rpm.