The importance of dual mutual standby for gensets


Having Dual Mutual Standby in your genset control module offers OEMs a simple solution to a previously complex power installation. There are many applications with critical business needs that require a second back-up generator to safeguard against loss of power from both the mains and the standby generator – this is commonly found in applications in countries where mains power disruptions are a familiar occurrence, but dual systems are also common in remote locations where mains power is simply not available at all, and prime and secondary power are both provided by generators.

The new DSE7310MKII Auto Start and DSE7320MKII AMF control modules are packed with so many advanced features that it would be easy to overlook some of their finer points – automatic hours balancing in the Dual Mutual Standby function, is just one of them.

Having Dual Mutual Standby feature built in, takes away the need for all third party equipment and simplifies the whole process of balancing engine hours, and in a world of high tech system solutions it is refreshing when you find a simple answer to a formally complex subject.  The control modules are connected through an RS232 or RS485 communication link,  and will automatically run the appropriate genset ensuring that each set does an equal amount of work over a period of time.  Set-up of the modules is achieved through DSE’s user-friendly Configuration Suite PC software, where settings and languages can be changed to meet the specific requirements of the application.

DSE8610MKII Auto Start and Synchronising control module also has Dual Mutual Standby functionality through its MSC link, allowing engine hours balancing of multi-set systems of up to 32 sets.

For more information on Dual Mutual Standby within DSE genset control modules, visit the DSE website:


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