Completely replace your stand alone generator by using ‘spare’ capacity from your existing inboard engine
Generates up to 9kw of electrical power without compromising your engine’s performance
Fuel savings of up to 25% by producing propulsion and power generation at optimum efficiency
Fully automatic – it just works! It even warns you when the batteries need recharging
WHAT IS IT?
Integrel is the future of power generation afloat, completely replacing your stand alone generator by using “spare” capacity from your existing inboard engine.
Integrel uses smart new technology to generate up to 9kW of electrical power without compromising your engine’s performance. In fact, the system actively manages its output so that the engine is always running at its most fuel efficient.
By using your engine for both propulsion and power generation, both tasks are delivered at optimum efficiency, resulting in fuel savings of up to 25%. One engine, two jobs, less fuel.
Integrel is completely automatic, working in the background with no direct input from you. It requires no maintenance other than a periodic belt change, offering substantial savings on fuel and maintenance costs across its lifetime.
Paul and Sheryl Shard from Distant Shores sailing television series try out the Integrel system on their brand new Southerly 480
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Your existing inboard engine has a significant amount of spare capacity most of the time. Integrel uses this spare capacity to generate electrical energy either for immediate consumption or to charge the battery banks. As that spare capacity increases and decreases with engine revs, Integrel adjusts its power generation accordingly.
Effectively, the Integrel generator is like an alternator on steroids. Permanent magnets embedded in the rotor improve the internal magnetic coupling, delivering exceptionally high power and efficiency.
But such high power needs to be handled carefully. Our system controller is programmed with information about the propeller and engine, plus the main elements of the boat’s electrical system. This allows the controller to calculate in real time exactly how much additional load can be added to bring the engine to its most efficient point at any given engine speed.
Propulsion is always prioritised and the electrical power is ramped up slowly to avoid any shock loading on the engine.
Nigel Calder talks us through the Integrel system (full video)
Nigel Calder’s 4 min summary
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
Integrel is fully automatic and almost no user intervention is required. Simply start the main engine and it will start generating power. All of the information regarding your boat’s energy system is available on the dedicated user interface, including the amount of diesel fuel that you have in your tank.
When the engine is not running, all of the boat’s electrical systems automatically continue to be supported by the energy stored in the batteries; the more batteries, the greater the boat’s electrical autonomy.
When the batteries need recharging, a reminder appears on the screen indicating the battery level and advising that the engine should be started. Because the generator is so powerful, the engine only needs to be run at idle, or a little above, to recharge the batteries very rapidly.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
The standard Integrel system consists of:
- 9kW engine mounted Integrel generator
- Engine mounting kit
- Integrel system controller
- 48v battery sensor
- Integrel 600W 48v to 12/24/36v battery to battery charger
- 5” touch screen user interface
- Wiring loom and fuses
Additional options and upgrades:
- Additional battery storage can be added in 10kWh increments. Lithium ion batteries are available as an option
- Inverter/charger is also available in 5kW, 8kW, 10kW and 15kW
- Integrel battery to battery charger is upgradable in 600W increments to 2400W
- Simrad multi-function display
- Further battery sensors can be added to monitor the house and engine start batteries
- 3kW 48v inverter/charger