Meet the Piccolo GV 3 Plus
The Piccolo GV 3 Plus combines the latest diesel engine technology with a new way of producing electrical power. Instead of adding an alternator with fixed speed on the back of the fly-wheel, we have designed a very compact permanent magnet alternator (PM), located just behind the engine. The Piccolo GV3 Plus is designed to produce DC power by connecting up to 3 superchargers (DC PowerCubes), which can be connected to shore/land power as well.
Continuous Power at 25°C (77°F)12 kW
Number of DC PowerCubes3
Nominal output voltage24/48 VDC
Rpm range1500 .. 2500 rpm, adjustable
EngineWhisperPower Kubota D1105
Emission classStage V / EPA / Tier 4
Length x width x height (cabinet), mm (in.)882 x 570 x 690 (34.7 x 22.4 x 21.2)
Length x width x height (DC PowerCube), mm (in.)575 x 221 x 316 (22.6 x 8.7 x 12.4)
Dry weight (cabinet + DC PowerCube), kg (lb.)210 + 3 x 21 (463 + 3 x 46.3)
|49001505||Piccolo GV 3 Plus|
|Continuous Power at 25ºC (77ºF)||12 kW|
|Number of DC PowerCubes||3|
|Nominal output voltage||24/48 VDC|
|Charge characteristics||Bulk, absorption, float|
|Noise level||54 dB(A) at 7 m, 65 dB(A) at 1m|
|Rpm range||1500 .. 2500 rpm, adjustable|
|Alternator technology||Permanent magnet|
|Generator cooling||Indirect water cooling (engine + alternator)|
|Control panel||DDC Local + DDC Remote|
|DIESEL ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS|
|Engine||WhisperPower Kubota D1105|
|Bore & stroke, mm (in.)||87 x 78.4 (3.4 x 3.1)|
|Air consumption||<1.47 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.)||882 x 570 x 690 (34.7 x 24.4 x 21.2)|
|Length x width x height (DC PowerCube), mm (in.)||575 x 221 x 316 (22.6 x 8.7 x 12.4)|
|Dry weight (cabinet + DC PowerCube), kg (lb.)||210 + 3x 21 (463 + 3x 46.3)|
|Exhaust type, mm (in.)||Ø 40 (1.6), wet|
|Max. operating angle||25º in all directions|
Unique Genverter Technology
For cases when a constant AC high power consumption isn’t required, installing a Genverter© system with one or multiple DC PowerCubes, combined with an AC PowerCube inverter, can prove to be a smart decision.
The advantage of this unique system is that a non-stop AC power is always available, even without a running engine. This is thanks to the 4, 7 or 14 kVA AC PowerCube inverter which is connected to one or multiple onboard lithium batteries being charged by one or several DC PowerCubes.
How it works
Whenever the 24/48 VDC batteries need to be recharged, the Genverter© starts up automatically. At the same time, the DC PowerCube is connected to the shore power – during shore power connection, the various onboard batteries are charged with a maximum of 3.5 kW or a multiply of this.
Using the remote control panel, supplied as standard, the shore power can be set to the required ampere value (4,6,8,10,16 A). The DC PowerCube also features a separate charging output for 12 or 24 VDC.
Stage V / EPA / Tier 4, low emission, water cooled engine
Only the best 2 & 3 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 (indirect cooling applied).
882 x 570 x 690 mm, 210 kg
34.7 x 24.4 x 21.2 in., 463 lb.
Overview of electrical parts
Piccolo GV 3 Plus system configuration
A system is only as strong as its weakest link. WhisperPower has developed literally all components needed for a perfect installation. Main objective is to ensure a superior installation and functionality.
- Genverter diesel generator with all necessary installation parts (see drawing)
- Up to 3 24 V or 48 V DC DC PowerCube Super Chargers connected to the Genverter
- Land power connection to the DC Power Cube Super Chargers (90-265 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz)
- AC PowerCube Super Inverter(s) power providing non-stop power to the various AC appliances (4, 7, or 14 kVA, 200% peak power)
- Long life heavy-duty lithium batteries, 24 or 48 VDC, unlimited capacity
- DC distribution console for DC in/ out, with fuse holders and fuses (custom configured)
- Monitoring and control panel Touch 7 or 10 inch for full control on the system
- WhisperCare, stay connected to the system anytime, anywhere in the world
Overview of mechanical installation parts
This mechanical installation provides an overview of all the essential installation equipment for a generator system. We recommend only using original WhisperPower parts for optimal quality and lifetime.
We provide installation kits or individual parts to facilitate the installation of the Piccolo GV 3 Plus. All products are high quality and specifically designed for the intended function.