Meet the Piccolo 18,
available from mid Q3 2023
The WhisperPower Genverter© Piccolo 18 is the smallest, quietest and most powerful of its kind. Thanks to the electronic PMG inverter output, it delivers the ideal power quality for all your comfort equipment such as a washing machine, small air conditioning system, electrical cooking hob and battery charging devices.
Intermittent Power kW at 25°C (77°F)15 kW
Continuous Power kVA at 25°C (77°F)18 kVA
Nominal voltage / frequency230 VAC, 1 ph, 50 Hz (60 Hz) / 120 VAC, split phase, 60 Hz (50 Hz)
Rpm range2000 .. 2400 rpm, adjustable
EngineWhisperPower Kubota V1505
Emission classStage V certified / EPA / Tier 4
Noise level57 dB(A) at 7 m, 73 dB(A) at 1m
Length x width x height, mm (in.)990 x 560 x 705 (39 x 22 x 27.8)
Dry weight (cabinet + PMG), kg (lb.)230 + 22.25 (507.1 + 49.1)
|490070**||Piccolo 18 ( 230 V / 50 Hz )|
|490070**||Piccolo 18 - Ungrounded|
|49008005||Piccolo 18 ( 120 V / 60 Hz)|
|Intermittent Power kW at 25ºC (77ºF)||15 kW|
|Continuous Power kVA at 25ºC (77ºF)||18 kVA|
|Noise level||57 dB(A) at 7 m, 73 dB(A) at 1m|
|Rpm range||2000 .. 2600 rpm, adjustable|
|Alternator technology||Permanent Magnet|
|Generator cooling||Indirect water-cooling (engine + alternator)|
|Control panel||DDC Local|
|Inverter module||WP-PMG frame 3|
|Nominal voltage / frequency||230 VAC, 1 ph, 50 Hz (60 Hz) / 120 VAC, split phase, 60 Hz, (50 Hz)|
|Phase/wire||1 phase, 3 wires or split phase, 4 wires|
|Peak power 2 s||200%|
|Harmonic distortion||< 3%|
|Frequency tolerance||+/- 0,1%|
|DIESEL ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS|
|Engine||WhisperPower Kubota V1505|
|Emission class||Stage V certified / EPA / Tier 4|
|Bore & stroke, m (in.)||78 x 78.4 (3.1 x 3.1)|
|Air consumption||<2.45 m3 / min|
|Cooling system||Heat exchanger|
|Fuel consumption (no load - full load)||4.2-5.6 l/hr|
|Starter battery charge method/ current||Alternator 12 V / 40 A|
|DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT|
|Length x width x height (cabinet), mm (in.)||990 x 560 x 705 (39 x 22 x 27.8)|
|Length x width x depth (PMG), mm (in.)||568 × 347 × 198 (22.4 x 13.7 x 7.8)|
|Dry weight cabinet, kg (lb.)||230 (507.1)|
|Exhaust type, mm (in.)||Ø 40 mm, wet (1.6)|
|Max. operating angle||25º in all directions|
|Optional||2nd start/stop panel, Touch panel 7"|
Unique Genverter Technology
The Piccolo 18 generator is a combination of a diesel engine with integrated alternator and an inverter, hence the name Genverter. Key feature of this technology is the quality of the output combined with the surge power capability. Within a certain window of the rotating speed of the diesel engine, the PMG delivers the correct power quality to operate electrical equipment, such as tools, compressors, washing machines, air-conditioning, electrical cooking devices and various other AC appliances.
Ready to install
The Piccolo 18 diesel generator comes complete with all the fittings needed to connect the generator to the fuel tank, hoses needed to connect the engine to the cooling system, cables to connect the starter engine to the starter battery and electrical wiring to connect the Piccolo 18 to the on-board power system.
Why inverter technology & DDC panel
Devices such as air conditioning units and electric motors are often controlled by electronics to improve the efficiency and performance. Traditional generators may fail to operate these appliances. All Piccolo 18 models are equipped with a PMG module (Power Module Genverter©) to ensure that the voltage and frequency within the rotating speed range remain perfect so that all the equipment continues to run without interruption. Surge power is generated by the PMG to start up inductive loads.
Stage V Certified, low emission indirect water cooled engine
Only the best 4 cylinder engines are applied: long lasting, reliable, silent engines, complying with EPA /Tier 4 (USA standard) and Stage V (European standard). The engine and PM alternator back-end are connected into one cooling circuit and kept on a constant temperature via a heat exchanger.
18 kVA , 15 kW
230 VAC, 1 ph, 50 Hz (60 Hz) / 120 VAC, split phase, 60 Hz (50 Hz)
990 x 560 x 705 mm, 230 kg
39 x 22 x 27.8 in., 507.1 lb.
Quiet & vibration free
Vibrations are just as irritating as an over noisy diesel engine. special engine mounts, combined with the superior sound enclosure, result in a extremely silent and virtually vibration free set-up. All parts needed to be serviced are located at one side of the Genverter. The effective engine mounting inside the enclosure result in a audible noise level of less than 57 dBA and virtually no vibration.
High class installation parts
A system is only as strong as its weakest link. WhisperPower has developed literally all components and products needed for a perfect installation. Main objective is to ensure a superior installation. All these installation accessories are supplied as kits: the water-cooled exhaust system in various variants including high-quality certified rubber hoses, the metal strainer with hoses and valves, the siphon breaker, the fuel filter, the starter battery with additional battery charger, copper cables etc. Everything high-quality, from a single address.
Any space will do
All our Piccolo 18 models are extremely compact and can be installed in the smallest location. Only minor air ventilation is needed, as the entire generator including alternator is water-watercooled.
Advanced power system, one-stop-shop
We offer single brand solutions for the complete on board electrical power system. Everything from one hand: service batteries, inverters, chargers, control panels and all other products to complete your system.
Twin-Power, Cost effective and redundant
Our Twin-Power® solution allows you to parallel two WhisperPower Genverter generators with a single high speed communication wire. No extra boxes with oversized switch gear are needed, or other costly add-ons. Just install two generators instead of one traditional product and connect the PMG inverters plus the AC outputs to double the AC Power.
WhisperPower’s Twin-Power concept is offering at least 25% of fuel saving compared with traditional 1500/1800 Rpm generators, as the units will follow the required AC power consumption pattern (low mode, high mode). Traditional power generator systems are in general oversized in order to be able to deliver the peak of power consumption which in general has a short duration. By installing two Genverter generators in parallel, one unit can be switched off during low power consumption periods. Very important advantage of the power solution is the redundancy of power sources offered by this solution.