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The DKG-517 is a comprehensive generator control unit designed to start and stop the generating set both manually and remotely. The manual control is made using the pushbuttons on the front panel. The remote control is made via the REMOTE START input signal.

The unit is available with MPU or CANBUS versions. The CANBUS version connects to ECU controlled electronic engines providing engine control, protection and instrumentation without extra senders.

The unit is able to initiate modem calls and send SMS messages in fault conditions through external modems.


The unit provides a comprehensive set of digitally adjustable timers, threshold levels, input and output configurations, operating sequences and engine types. All programs may be modified via front panel pushbuttons, and do not require an external unit. 

Last 100 faults are stored in the event log file. The event log includes not only the date-time information, but also a comprehensive list of measured genset parameters at the time that the fault has occurred.

The WINDOWS based RAINBOW program allows remote monitoring and control. 

True RMS measurements

ECU connection through J1939 CAN option

J1939 ECU warnings displayed as text

MPU input option

Dual genset mutual standby operation

Event logging with time stamp and measurements

Battery backed-up real time clock

Built in daily / weekly / monthly exerciser

Weekly operation schedule programs

Field adjustable parameters

RS-232 serial port

Free MS-Windows Remote monitoring SW

GSM and PSTN modem support

GSM SMS message sending on fault

MODBUS communications

Multiple language support

Customer logo display capability

10ADC relay outputs

Configurable analogue inputs: 4

Configurable digital inputs: 7

Configurable relay outputs: 2

Total relay outputs: 4

I/O expansion capability

Plug-in connection system 

Product Brochure

User Manual

Parameter Setup and Monitoring Software: Rainbow

CE Safety Certificate

CE EMC Certificate

UL-CSA Certificate

PC Cable  (non-isolated)

PC Cable (isolated)

Watertight Gasket

Screw Type Plastic Bracket

Spring Plastic Bracket

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Input Extension Module (DKG-188)

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