We have just installed a Cummins-Onan Hybrid Quiet Diesel fully-automatic power system in our race trailer to allow us to recharge the KillaCycle with a low carbon footprint. We run this system on Blue Sun biodiesel fuel.
Since we are often “off-grid” in the pits at the race track, we need to be fully self-contained. This powerful, yet whisper-quiet, 8/10 kW hybrid power system lets us recharge the bike in 7 minutes. When we are not charging the bike, and the power demands are modest, the system switches over to the trailer battery bank and runs completely silently. The switch-over is 100% “bumpless” for the loads we have assigned to be uninterruptable. The system provides uninterrupted, clean, true sine wave power from the battery bank, the biodiesel-fueled generator, or from grid (“shore”) power comletely automatically.
If you have a home that is off the grid, running primarily on solar or wind energy, then this system is the perfect suppliment for those cloudy or windless periods. It will come on automatically (and very very quietly) when your battery bank gets too low or the peak demand exceeds your inverter capacity. It runs very nicely on biodiesel, so you can stay “green” while providing the back-up your solar or wind system sometimes needs.
Here is a photo of the components of the Cummins-Onan HQD System:
Cummins-Onan HQD System
You can see the entire installation process in the BioDiesel Power System album in our photo section.
Click on this link to learn more about the Cummin-Onan Hybrid Quiet Diesel systems.