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Cummins Releases New Generators in QuietConnect Series
2017-12-22 10:11:08

New stand-by generator models, RS125 and RS150, for home and light commercial use are released in time for winter storm season and beyond 

Cummins, Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced the new RS125 and RS150 models in the QuietConnect series, now ranging from 13 kW up to 150 kW to back up larger homes and small businesses, including dental and medical offices, grocery stores, gas stations and strip malls. The 125 kW and 150 kW models will be released in the beginning of January 2018, just in time for winter storm season. 

The new generators were designed to weather everything from biting winter storms to high-powered hurricanes. Both models are equipped to operate under extreme environmental conditions including cold weather starts well below 0°F and can withstand winds of up to 180 miles per hour when equipped with the necessary accessories. The generator can operate reliably in ambient temperatures up to 122°F, providing peace of mind to consumers worried about grid failure due to extreme heat. The generators are ideal for powering both homes and small businesses through prolonged power outages. 

“Every year during winter storm season, hundreds of thousands – sometimes millions – of people lose power, which, in many cases also means heat,” said Jodie Wilson, director of marketing communications at Cummins. “Our new generators are designed to power up seamlessly when the power goes down, providing home and business owners with a peace of mind that their families and businesses won’t be without lights and heat in the winter months or air conditioning in the summer months. We’re constantly looking for new ways to serve our customer base, expanding our capabilities and proving to them that Cummins is the brand they can trust with what matters most.” 

The RS125 and RS150 are powered by the Cummins QSJ8.9G spark-ignited engine, an adaptation of the rugged and reliable QSL9 diesel engine which was engineered to power demanding commercial applications such as construction, agriculture, and mining equipment, as well as trucks. Gas-powered generators like these provide an advantage when diesel supplies may be interrupted by severe weather. For homeowners and small business owners, this means that they now have a more robust solution to support their power needs in the case of outages. 

Both models use PowerCommand®2.3 electronic control, an industry-leading self-diagnostic system, designed to ensure service and preventative maintenance can be completed in a short period of time. Additionally, it allows users can put the generator into Flexible Exercise Mode, enabling the generator to exercise at a time, frequency and duration set by the customer, in as little as two minutes every six months. 

Patented sound technology, coupled with an advanced and aesthetically pleasing housing design, make the QuietConnect among the quietest generators available on the market today. The RS125 and RS150 are backed by a 2-year limited warranty and supported by a nationwide dealer network of over 500 dealers specializing in installing and servicing generators for homes and small businesses, to provide additional peace of mind to consumers. 

David Richey, President for Benchmark Electric, the Cummins-authorized dealer based in Cordova, Tenn., said, “We have had great success with the QuietConnect and the Connect Series products, as a result of superior design and engineering coupled with competitive pricing. The introduction of the RS125 and 150 closes the gap in the standby market, by providing a solution for the mid-size customer base.”