New Northern Lights M944T 38 kW Generator is Model for Full Line Upgrades

Northern Lights new 38 kW M944T generator is the first of a full line of upgraded products, with smaller size, higher power density and lower noise and vibration signatures.
Northern Lights M944T

Northern Lights M944T 38 kW Generator


Northern Lights recently announced the availability of a new high power-density 38 kW generator, the M944T.  This new generator sports features that will soon become standard on the entire 5 kW-38 kW product line.  The new features include a “revolutionary new frame design,” in which the sound enclosure shares a base frame with the generator set, creating a compact power and sound-attenuation package that reduces both noise and vibration while maximizing engine room space.  Northern Lights says the new design also allows for easy installation of an additional set of vibration mounts for an even smoother, quieter package, with only minimal increase in height.

Other convenience features on the new generator include fuel and oil drains located outside of the sound enclosure for easy connections, as well as both forward and rear exhaust exit options.  The company announced the new generator at the recent Miami International Boat Show and said avaiability for delivery would be in “spring 2009.”

The total package is 60 inches long, by 32 inches high and 29 inches wide.  It will produce 38 kW of 60 Hz power at 1,800 RPM.  Optionally, it can be configured to product 32 kW at 50 Hz, at 1,500 RPM.  At 1,800 RPM, under full load, the generator can be expected to burn about 2.8 GPH; approximately 1.5 GPH at half-load.  Dry weight of the generator is 1,499 pounds.  The M944T is based on a heavy duty Lugger 4 cylinder, vertical inline diesel, with Bosch fuel injection and liquid cooling.

You can see the M944T specis and drawings here.

“The new design of the M944T is a very important step forward for Northern Lights,” said Colin Puckett, Northern Lights manager of marketing and sales administration.  “The configureation of the base frame and sound enclosure leads to numerous benefits, including ease of installation in both new-build and re-power applications, and improved overall access in a clean, compact, powerful package.”  Puckett added that the “increasing power requirements of today’s yachts call for a power solution that can reliably power complex systems at full load, without dominating the engine room.”

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