Advanced Paralleling Gen-Set Controllers


Parallel Genset Controller with Integral Heater
User Configurable as: Single-Set Controller / Multi-Set Controller/ Auto Mains (Utility) Failure Controller / Group Controller

The G8600 is a parallel genset controller with integral heater designed for complex paralleling applications. The G8600 can be configured to provide paralleling for up to 4,032 generators on a single site and provides a wide range of high-end features for multiple application environments. The module is configurable for use as a single-set controller, multi-set controller, mains (utility) controller or group controller.
Overall (W x H x D)
248 mm x 182.6 mm x 45.2 mm / 9.77” x 7.19” x 1.78”

Panel Cut-Out (W x H)
220 mm x 160 mm / 8.66” x 6.3”

Maximum Panel Thickness
8 mm / 0.31”

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Product Highlights

Key Features

Key Features

Multiple bus sectioning
Group controller functionality
Spinning reserve
Load demand schemes
Advanced MSC link (AMSC)
Advanced PLC functionality
Multi-purpose PIDs
Phase locking
Virtual inputs
On-screen mimic (SLDs)
Multiple application support
Multi-level pin protected front panel editor
Integral LCD display heater
Enhanced high-resolution 240 x 128 pixel display
Single or multiple generator control
Latest ECU / ECM support
Load sharing & VAr sharing
Virtual shared inputs / outputs and data via AMSC
Touch screen panel PC support (DSE SCADA)
Zero Sequence voltage protection
Integral gasket (IP65 protection)
  • Additional Features
  • Built-in governor & AVR control
  • DSE digital AVR support
  • Base load (kW export) control
  • Positive & negative kVAr export control
  • Dead bus synchronising
  • Mains (utility) decoupling protection
  • Multiple language support
  • 3-phase generator sensing & protection
  • 3-phase mains (utility) sensing
  • 3-phase bus sensing
  • Mains (utility) failure detection
  • Generator current, protection & power monitoring
  • Configurable timers
  • Integrated SNMP
  • Data logging
  • PC configuration
  • DSENet® Expansion Support
  • Flexible I/O (inputs/outputs)
  • Automatic and front panel breaker control
  • Power-save mode


DC Supply

Continuous Voltage Rating
8 V to 35 V DC continuous

Cranking Dropouts Able to survive 0 V for 100 mS, providing supply was at least 10 V before dropout and supply recovers to 5 V. This is achieved without the need for internal batteries. LEDs and backlight will not be maintained during cranking.

Maximum Operating Current
700 mA at 12 V, 350 mA at 24 V

Maximum Standby Current
350 mA at 12 V, 190 mA at 24 V

Charge Fail Excitation Range
0 V to 35 V

Real Time Clock Battery
Not replaceable

Voltage Measurement

Measurement Inputs
3 ph + N

Measurement Range
15 V to 415 V (L-N) / 25 V - 719 V (Ph-Ph)

1% full scale

Frequency Range
3.5 Hz to 75 Hz

Input Impedance
450 K L-L

Current Measurement

Measurement Inputs
3-phase & neutral

Measurement Range
0-1 A, 0-5 A

Max Allowed Continuous Current
5 A

1% full scale

Input Impedance
0.02 R


4 sender inputs configurable 1 x 0-3 K, 3 x 0-5 K

Digital (Flexible)
3 configurable, active low / active high, 0-3 K resistance, 0-10 V, 0-32 V, 0-20 mA

9 active low digital outputs

Standard senders with floating common, digital flex use system ground with separate return terminal

1 R, 0.1 V, 0.1 mA

1% full range


Governor / AVR configurable ±10 V, ±20 mA

Fuel / crank protected FET output 15 A

8 protected FET @ 2 A

Switching To
Plant supply

Volt-Free Contact
2 volt-free contacts (C & D) 8 A at 250 V AC

AVR Governor Control

Minimum Load Impedance
Voltage mode minimum = 500 R, Current mode max = 500 R

Gain Voltage
0-10 V, 0-20 mA configurable

Offset Voltage
0-10 V, 0-20 mA configurable

Magnetic Pick-Up

Voltage Input Range
0.5 V to 70 V RMS

Frequency Input Range
1 Hz to 10 KHz

Frequency Measurement Tolerance
Better than 0.1%


Fully isolated x 2

10/100 Ethernet Port

1 x storage device

1 x non isolated host / programming

Fully isolated x 3


Operating Temperature
-30° C to +70 ° C / -22° F to +158 ° F

Storage Temperature
-40° C to +85 ° C / -40° F to +185 ° F


Overall (W x H x D)
248 mm x 182.6 mm x 45.2 mm / 9.77” x 7.19” x 1.78”

Panel Cut-Out (W x H)
220 mm x 160 mm / 8.66” x 6.3”

Maximum Panel Thickness
8 mm / 0.31”

Environmental Testing Standards

Electro-Magnetic Compatibility 
BS EN 61000-6-2 - 
EMC Generic Immunity Standard for the Industrial Environment 
BS EN 61000-6-4 - 
EMC Generic Emission Standard for the Industrial Environment 

Electrical Safety
BS EN 61010 - Safety of Information Technology Equipment, including Electrical Business Equipment 

BS EN 60068-2-1 - Ab/Ae Cold Test -30°C
BS EN 60068-2-2 -
Bb/Be Dry Heat +70°C

BS EN 60068-2-6 - Ten sweeps in each of three major axes
                                5Hz to 8 Hz at +/-7.5mm
                                8Hz to 500 Hz at 2gn
BS EN 60068-2-30 - 
Db Damp Heat Cyclic 20/55°C at 95% RH 48 Hours
BS EN 60068-2-78 - 
Cab Damp Heat Static 40°C at 93% RH 48 Hours

BS EN 60068-2-27 - Three shocks in each of three major axes
                                  15 gn in 11 ms

Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures 
BS EN 60529 - IP65 - Front of module when installed into the control panel (Integrated Gasket)

Connection Diagram

DSEG8600 connection diagram

Product Variants

No product variants available