Atlas Copco releases compact iP generators

Inverter P3500i

Atlas Copco has unveiled two new inverter power (iP) generators.

The two models, the P 2000i and P 3500i, are the latest in the range of portable generators.

Atlas Copco’s inverters use advanced electronics and magnets to ensure efficiency.

An inverter, in essence, produces first high voltage multi-phase AC power; the AC power is then converted to DC.

Finally, the DC power is inverted back to clean AC predictable power at the required voltage and frequency.

Designed for daily use, or for frequent single jobs, typically involving handheld power tools, the iP portable generators are easy to operate, with a recoil start function that ensures fast activation.

Fuel consumption is low due to variable speed control that adapts engine speed to load conditions. Additionally, the generators can be connected and used in parallel to increase the overall power capability without requiring a larger generator.

Incorporating fuel tanks of four and 11 litres respectively, the P 2000i and P3500i can run for up to six hours before refuelling.

Despite their large fuel capacity, the generators are compact and sufficiently lightweight, at 21kg and 45kg, to be easily moved around sites.

The generators are also fitted with noise-reducing canopies to keep engine noise levels at a level of around 63dBA, which is comparable with an electric razor.

Thermal protection enables the generators to operate efficiently even in extreme weather conditions, while automatic voltage control (AVR) ensures clean, consistent and reliable power where it is most needed.

The iP generators, together with the previously launched P generators, provide an easy-to-operate solution for contractors seeking efficiency and reliability at the click of a switch.

These generators sit alongside Atlas Copco’s larger portable generators, including the QEP range.

Designed for more intensive use, with higher power levels and extended features, the QEP model is perfect for rental use or larger work sites where the power needs to be shared. The additional safety features found on the QEP R minimise the risk of damage to the generator through misuse, while the model’s on-board differential circuit breaker provides further safety assurance. The final model in the range, the QEP S, which features a noise suppression design, is ideally suited to urban environments where even lower noise levels are required for heavy construction activities.