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Cubewano introduces lightweight portable generator

25th November 2011 - 17:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Cubewano has introduced a new lightweight portable generator system for the use of troops in theatre, called Hornet. Cubewano made the announcement in a company statement on 23 November 2011. 

Hornet is a man-portable generator weighing 28lb and producing one kilowatt of power. Light enough to be carried by one person, Hornet will run on almost any fuel including JP8 heavy fuel; and as a result, complies with the US Army’s single fuel concept.

The Hornet system grew out of the lightweight heavy fuel rotary engine developed as part of Class 1 increment 2 for the US Armed Forces for use in UAVs. This system, with ‘exceptional’ power to weight ratio, was developed into a lightweight portable system for troops in the battlefield.

Craig Fletcher, founder and CEO of Cubewano, said: ‘A platoon currently carries up to 11 battery types weighing up to 436lb for a 72 hour mission, as current generators running on heavy fuel are too heavy for one person to carry. Developing a power generation solution around our small and efficient heavy fuel rotary engines for the military market was a logical step.’

According to the company, Hornet is auto-start and will produce enough power for 13 laptops, or other essential equipment such lighting and radio gear. A variety of packaging options are available including cased or open frame. The power output options include 28v DC, 12v DC, 240v 50hz AC and 110v 60hz AC.

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