Cummins onan generator

Cummins onan generator. 4 MDKBH and a 9.5 MDKBM Cummins Onan generator sets at METS. Depending on the size of the boat a genset can add AC power for the ultimate comfort on-board. With a generator you can power many creature comforts without needing to start the engine, or if you use an inverter to run down the battery bank. Modern gensets are smaller and quieter than units of just a few years ago.

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This article on Generating AC power describes all the possibilities including; Inverters, Generators Shore Power and how to calculate how much power you will need.

If you decide on a generator, you will find Cummins Onan is one of the most popular models. They have been around for 70 years and have they claim the largest worldwide certified distributor/dealer network in the industry. Onan make generators in both 50 and 60 Hz.

Cummins Onan About

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More than 70 years of marine experience, relentless passion for technological excellence. Complete line of marine diesel generators from 4–99kW State-of-the-art controls and diagnostics Global generator supplier to military, recreational and commercial boaters, including the world’s finest yacht builders Reliable, smooth and quiet operation Extensive global support and distribution network that’s there for you, world wide

Cummins Onan digital generator sets, the QD™ – Quiet Diesel Series give you smart power with extensive diagnostics. Our digital generator models from 4-99 kW are the first marine generators with self-monitoring capability and network communication.

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Beneteau’s Swift Trawler 34, is on the final legs of her circumnavigation of the eastern U.S. The trip began in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 15, and is scheduled to finish back in Annapolis on September 7. The boat is making a leisurely passage up the Atlantic coast, cruising many inland waterways and stopping for planned events in Key West, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville and Charleston, South Carolina. The Charleston stop included a planned service for the MDKBJ marine generator from Cummins Onan.

Cummins Onan Marine Generator

Marine QD 9


Rugged dependability, high quality and innovation make Cummins Onan Marine Generators the leader in marine generator design and development, providing performance you rely on.™

The digital QD (Quiet Diesel) Series models are the first marine generator sets with self–monitoring capability and network communication. The optional Cummins Onan Digital Display provides user–friendly diagnostics including extensive engine and alternator information, self–diagnostic features and text display.

The Cummins Onan Marine Generators with advanced design and development processes use technology to lower sound and vibration. Our sound shields minimize noise and deliver better sound quality. The optimized mounting system greatly reduces vibration. Certified to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emission standards. Cummins Onan Marine Generators have the largest worldwide certified distributor/dealer support network in the industry with more than 70 years of experience.

Marine QD 9 Specification sheet

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Generator survey

Every year Yachting World magazine conducts a survey on the equipment used by competitors in the ARC rally. Part of the gear focus is on generators. Boats that had generators tended to be over 48 feet.

The most popular generator manufacturer used in the rally was Cummins Onan. The Onan also came third in reliability/ease of use/value for money rating with a score of 13.03 out of 15. The winner of this was the Northern lights genset a 13.25.


All Onan Generators are digitally controlled with remote panels with the possibility of networking.

Most larger Onan Generators above 6KW have running speeds of 1500 or 1800 depending on the HZ ie Europe or States.

This article generators-done-right from Proboat will help you with installation