A new year has begun, and as you start preparing for the upcoming season, it’s the perfect opportunity to update your systems with our advanced generator replacement technology ‘Integrel’.
An exciting development in marine engineering, Integrel has revolutionised the boating world, allowing you to get the most out of your engine, while having your home comforts wherever you are. A great step towards becoming self-sufficient, and being more eco-friendly out on the water.
What is Integrel?
Integrel is a fully automatic power generation, storage, conversion and distribution system. It completely replaces your stand alone generator by using spare capacity from your inboard engine. In doing so, you save precious space, weight, time and energy.
Integrel uses smart new technology to generate up to 9kw of electrical energy while ensuring your engine is always running at optimum fuel efficiency, without compromising its performance. With fuel savings of up to 25%, minimal maintenance required from you and no intervention needed to ensure it runs smoothly, you can enjoy complete peace of mind that investing in an Integrel system delivers excellent returns.
How does Integrel work?
Your inboard engine has a significant amount of spare capacity most of the time, which Integrel uses to generate electrical energy which you can immediately access through your boat’s electrical system. It also generates electrical power to charge the banks of batteries, with a system to alert you when they need recharging.
As the spare capacity increases and decreases with engine revs, Integrel adjusts its power generation accordingly. Permanent magnets are embedded into the system coupling of the magnetic flux between the rotor and stator, dramatically improving its efficiency.
How do I control Integrel?
The highly intelligent system controller for Integrel is a relatively small touch screen device that can be installed quickly and easily to the wall of your engine compartment. It is programmed with information about the propeller and engine, plus the main elements of the boat’s electrical system. The controller can then perform load management in real time, to work out 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.
Why should I use Integrel?
By using your engine for both propulsion and power generation, both tasks are delivered at optimum efficiency, reducing the amount of fuel needed. Integrel is also completely automatic, working in the background with no direct input needed from you. It requires no maintenance other than a periodic belt change, saving you maintenance costs across its entire lifetime.
With Integrel, you can have all your home comforts wherever you go. You can plug in your phone charger, pop the kettle on or dry your hair straight away. Want some ice in your drink? Integrel can power your freezer, creating fresh ice whenever you want it. Integrel can handle all of your electrical needs, and generate further electrical energy to keep the battery banks charged.
Key facts on Integrel
Type: High power density, asynchronous
Nominal output voltage: 48v
Maximum output current: 170A (software governed)
Max electrical power at 800rpm (engine revs): 3.5kW
Max electrical power at 1400 rpm (engine revs): 9.0kW (software governed)
Want to find out more? Our FAQs can answer questions you may have. Take a look at our video demonstrations for a more detailed explanation of the system and how it works!
Ready to switch? Speak to a member of our team today about installing your own Integrel system.