Cummins Launches New Ignition Protected Marine Generator

Charleston, South Carolina

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) unveiled its new ignition protected 7.5 kilowatt (kW) Onan marine generator during the 2019 Miami International Boat Show. The MDKBJ Onan marine generator meets U.S. Coast Guard 33 CFR183 requirements, and is certified to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3 emission standards.

“There is an increasing need for auxiliary power on small to mid-sized recreational boats and our new 7.5kW Onan ignition-protected genset provides safe, reliable power whether you are out for a cruise with your family or spending the day fishing offshore,” explained Scott Malindzak, Global Marine Segment Director for Cummins.
The MDKBJ ignition protected diesel genset is designed to supply auxiliary power to a vessel with gasoline propulsion engines. Cummins Onan gensets pairs dependable power generation with the quietest operation in the maritime environment. Utilizing an advanced design and development processes, Onan marine generators use sound shields and an optimized mounting system which lowers sound and vibration. 

The Back Cove 34O is the first boat to pair the MDKBJ with an outboard propulsion system.

“Like other Back Cove models, the 34O's systems are built to be robust, capable, and reliable. The 34O needed a power generation system appropriate for serious cruising, but which also included the ignition protection features required for safety and peace of mind aboard a gasoline outboard-powered boat,” explained Kevin Burns, VP Design and Product Development for Back Cove. “Cummins Onan has for many years been Back Cove's supplier of choice for quiet and reliable onboard power generation, and the new Ingress Protected (IP) rated generators ensure we will be able to continue to offer Onan systems to our owners on our new outboard cruising models like the 34O.”

About Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains and powertrain-related components including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, batteries, electrified power systems, hydrogen generation and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 61,600 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, environment and equality of opportunity. Cummins serves its customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distributor locations, and through thousands of dealer locations worldwide and earned about $2.3 billion on sales of $23.6 billion in 2019. See how Cummins is powering a world that’s always on by accessing news releases and more information at

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