DE550 GC (50 Hz) | 550 kVA Diesel Generator

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Maximum Rating550 kVA
Minimum Rating550 kVA
Emissions/Fuel StrategyNon Regulated
Voltage380 to 415 Volts
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Maximum Rating550 kVA
Minimum Rating550 kVA
Emissions/Fuel StrategyNon Regulated
Voltage380 to 415 Volts
Frequency50 Hz
Speed1500 rpm
Duty CycleStandby
Engine ModelC13 In-line 6, 4-cycle diesel
Bore5.1 in (130 mm)
Stroke6.2 in (157 mm)
Displacement763 in³ (12.5 l)
Compression Ratio15.8:1
AspirationTurbocharged Air-to-Air Aftercooled
Fuel SystemEUI
Governor TypeAdem™A4
Length - Maximum122 in (3100 mm)
Width - Maximum52.7 in (1338 mm)
Height - Maximum85.4 in (2168 mm)
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)6693 lb (3036 kg)

Benefits and Features

  • Cat generator set packages have been fully prototype tested
  • Accepts 100% block load in one step and meets NFPA 110 loading requirements
  • Conform to ISO 8528-5 steady state and transient response requirements

  • Reliable, rugged, durable design
  • Field-proven in thousands of applications worldwide
  • Four-stroke-cycle diesel engine combines consistent performance and excellent fuel economy with minimum weight

  • Superior motor starting capability minimizes need for oversizing alternator
  • Designed to match performance and output characteristics of Cat diesel engines
  • Robust Class H insulation

  • User-friendly interface and navigation
  • Scalable system to meet a wide range of installation requirement
  • Expansion modules and site-specific programming for specific customer requirements

  • Designed to operate in standard ambient temperatures up to 55°C (131°F)
  • Contact your Cat Dealer for specific ambient and altitude capabilities

  • CE Certification Available
  • CIS Certification Available

  • Components used in the generator set are selected based on seamless design integration to provide the optimum performance
  • The generator set is fully assembled at a Caterpillar facility following our quality guidelines
  • Each generator set package is tested before leaving the Caterpillar facility
  • Cat product support, including dealer service, parts and warranty covers the entire Cat power system

  • Cat dealers have over 1,800 dealer branch stores operating in 200 countries
  • Your local Cat dealer provides extensive post-sale support, including maintenance and repair agreements

Standard Equipment

  • Cat® C13 Inline 6 Cylinder, 4 Stroke Diesel
  • Mechanical Governor
  • A Frame Standard Alternator
  • Single Wall 8 Hour Tank
  • Radiator and cooling fan with guards
  • Fan drive, battery charging alternator drive
  • 3 Pole Circuit Breaker
  • Neutral Earth Link
  • 24 Volt battery with rack and cables
  • Air cleaner; light duty with disposable element
  • Lubricating oil
  • Oil drain line with valve
  • Captive linear vibration isolators
  • Lifting provision and drag points
  • Mandatory Option circuit breaker, IEC, 3 pole, mounted in power centre
  • Coolant drain line with valve
  • Radiator package mounted
  • Service indicator
  • Low coolant level sensor
  • Disposable Air filter
  • Coolant level sight gauge
  • Cat Electronic Governor (ADEM A4)
  • Oil drain valves
  • Oil Cooler
  • Lubricating oil
  • Captive linear vibration isolators between base and engine-generator
  • Includes lifting provisions and termination points for coolant and lube oil drain lines
  • 24V battery with rack and cables
  • Engine and alternator pre paint, Caterpillar yellow
  • Engine and alternator pre-paint, Caterpillar yellow

Optional Equipment

  • Speed and Voltage Adjust Potentiometers
  • PLG 4G/3G/Ethernet
  • Annunciator
  • Emergency E-Stop
  • Cat GC Enclosure
  • 4 Pole circuit breaker
  • Auxiliary Contacts
  • Pad-lockable circuit breaker
  • Battery Charger
  • Wet Battery
  • Circuit breaker (IEC) auxiliary contacts
  • Shunt trip for IEC circuit breaker
  • 4 Pole (IEC-100% rated) circuit breaker - Motorised
  • Space Heater
  • AVR
  • Dual Wall 8Hr Fuel Tank
  • Single Wall 8Hr Fuel Tank with Spill Containment
  • Low Fuel Level Shutdown
  • Low and High Fuel Level Alarms
  • Manual fuel transfer pump
  • Integral dual wall fuel tank base
  • Fuel transfer system controls
  • Single Stage Air Filter
  • Dual Element Air Filter
  • EU certificate of conformance
  • EAC certification
  • 3, 4, 5 and 10 Years
  • Industrial Silencer
  • 10 dBA Attenuation silencer
  • Flexible 8 inch exhaust fittings
  • 10, 25 and 35 dBA attenuation
  • 6 and 8 inch flange GP
  • 6 and 8 inch elbow kit
  • A frame oversize generator
  • A frame CIP generator
  • Permanent magnet generator
  • Ingress protection
  • LC CIP generator
  • LC frame generator
  • Space heaters
  • Manual sump pump
  • Narrow skid base
  • 5 Amp single battery charger
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • Jacket water heater