C175-16 (60 Hz)

C175-16 Generator Set

Producing reliable power from 2500 – 3365 ekW at 60 Hz, our C175-16 diesel generator sets are made to meet your mission critical, continuous, standby and prime applications. We’ve designed each to ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100% rated load in one step. The generator set is Low Fuel Consumption, U.S. EPA Certified for Stationary Emergency Use Only (Tier 2 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards) certified.

Cat Generator Set Package

  • Cat generator set packages have been fully prototype tested
  • Accepts 100% block load in one step and meets NFPA 110 loading requirements
  • Conform to ISO 8528-5 steady state and transient response requirements

Cat Diesel Engine

  • Reliable, rugged, durable design
  • Field-proven in thousands of applications worldwide
  • Four-stroke-cycle diesel engine combines consistent performance and excellent fuel economy with minimum weight

SR5 Alternator

  • Superior motor starting capability minimizes need for oversizing alternator
  • Designed to match performance and output characteristics of Cat diesel engines
  • Robust Class H insulation

Cat ECS Control Panel

  • User-friendly interface and navigation
  • Scalable system to meet a wide range of installation requirement
  • Expansion modules and site-specific programming for specific customer requirements

Cooling System

  • Designed to operate in standard ambient temperatures up to 50°C (122°F)
  • Contact your Cat Dealer for specific ambient and altitude capabilities


  • UL 2200 Listed
  • CSA
  • IBC seismic certification
  • OSHPD pre-approval

One Safe Source

  • Components used in the generator set are selected at the design stage to provide optimum package performance
  • The generator set is fully assembled at a Caterpillar facility following our quality guidelines
  • Each generator set package is tested before leaving the Caterpillar facility
  • Cat product support, including dealer service, parts and warranty covers the entire Cat power system

Worldwide Product Support

  • Cat dealers have over 1,800 dealer branch stores operating in 200 countries
  • Your local Cat dealer provides extensive post-sale support, including maintenance and repair agreements

Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • 4 x Single element canister with service indicator(s).
Control Panel
  • 2 Programmable relay outputs (Form C)
  • Low coolant level
  • Over/under voltage
  • Coolant temperature
  • Serial annunciator module data link
  • Alarm acknowledge
  • Text alarm/event descriptions
  • Volts (L-L & L-N)
  • Reverse power
  • Over/under frequency
  • Environmental sealed front face
  • Programmable protective relaying functions
  • Speed adjust
  • Generator phase sequence
  • Low coolant temperature
  • Generator mounted - rear facing
  • Overspeed
  • Controls
  • Frequency (Hz)
  • Engine cycle crank
  • Engine cool-down timer
  • Warning/shutdown Indicators:
  • Lamp test
  • 2 Programmable digital outputs
  • 6 Programmable digital inputs
  • High coolant temperature
  • Customer data link (Modbus RTU)
  • Auto/start/stop control
  • Emergency stop pushbutton
  • RPM
  • Digital Indicators
  • Communications
  • Accessory module data link
  • Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar)
  • Low oil pressure
  • Overcurrent
  • Emergency stop
  • 24 Volt DC operation
  • 4 Programmable relay outputs (Form A)
  • Failure to start (overcrank)
  • True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy
  • Power factor (per phase & average)
  • Operating hours
  • DC volts
  • Amps (per phase & average)
  • Cat ECS 100
  • Reverse reactive power
Exhaust System
  • Bolted flange, with bellow for each turbo
  • Exhaust flange outlet
Fuel System
  • Engine mounted filters #REF!
  • Filters x 3
  • 10 Micron spin on yype
  • Secondary/tertiary fuel filters
  • 4 Micron spin on type
  • Primary fuel filter water/fuel water separator
Generators and Attachments
  • Right side extension box, bottom cable entry
  • IEC platinum stator RTDs
  • Reactive droop capability
  • 3 Phase voltage sensing
  • (MV) Busbar connections, right side extension box, bottom cable entry
  • Class F temperature rise at 40C ambient
  • Anti-condensation space heater
  • NEMA Class H insulation
  • 6 Leads
  • Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient
  • Voltage regulator
  • Exciter diode monitor
  • Form wound
  • RFI suppression
  • (LV) Busbar connections, top/center mounted, top cable entry
  • 3 Phase brushless
  • 60 Hz models: NEMA standard hole pattern
  • Permanent magnet excitation (PMG)
  • Min / max exciter limiter
  • Salient pole
Governing System
  • Redundant shutdown (Overspeed protection through a duplicate speed sensing system)
  • ADEM A4
Lube System
  • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
  • Integral lube Oil cooler
  • Oil drain lines and valve
  • Fumes disposal
  • Lubricating oil
  • Prelube - required with prime, continuous, and standby
  • Gear type lube oil pump
Mounting Systems
  • Rails - Engine/generator
  • Rubber anti-vibration mounts - shipped loose
  • Dual 24 volt electric starting motors
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • Batteries and battery rack w/cables
Power Termination
  • Busbar
Service Instructions
  • Two PM inspections
  • Paint - Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails & radiator
  • SAE standard rotation
  • LH Service
  • Flywheel and flywheel housing-SAE No. 00
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