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Generac® Introduces New Hybrid Electrical System for Recreational Vehicles

RV Related Waukesha, Wis. – November 25, 2009 –- Generac Power Systems, Inc., the leading manufacturer of residential and commercial standby generators, along with Magnum Energy and Precision Circuits, have introduced a new Hybrid Electrical System for recreational vehicles (RVs).

As today’s motor coaches have all the bells and whistles and comforts of the home, they are using far more energy than ever before. The appliances and accessories that need to be powered are increasingly more sophisticated and advanced and need a dependable, clean power source. Generac has partnered with Magnum Energy and Precision Circuits, Inc. to introduce the first Hybrid Electrical System to deliver all the power needed for large RVs without having to install a larger, more costly generator.

“For more than 50 years, Generac has garnered considerable expertise in producing small engines, providing innovative and value-driven generator products for the residential, commercial and RV industries. Generac’s staff of talented engineers is responsible for creating this opportunity to expand the company’s RV product offerings, developing a cutting-edge system to answer consumer needs for a better power solution on the road,” states Bill Slavik, director of RV OEM, Generac. “This new power management system allows consumers to now have all the comforts of home without the increased energy costs.”

According to Slavik, the new Hybrid Electrical System can save up to $3,000 on the cost of a larger generator and weighs 270 pounds less – thus, increasing fuel savings and lowering emissions. This smart power management system begins to supply power to the coach one circuit at a time – keeping all start up spikes in energy to a minimum. This allows the system and the Generac generator to run up to three separate air conditioners at one time. If peak demand exceeds the output of the generator, the inverter turns on and supplements the power. If the battery voltage drops too low, the Hybrid Electrical System will begin to shed non-critical loads until a balance is maintained. Once the peak demand is over, the system begins to return service to the preselected loads supplying seamless, clean power.

Generac has been providing quality RV generators since 1970 and introduced the first gaseous-fueled automatic home standby system in 1989 which has been the leading brand ever since. Generac is a proud supporter of the Home Safety Council and has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal after evaluation by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. For more information on Generac RV, residential and commercial products, visit http://www.Generac.com or call 888-GENERAC.

Media Contact:
Kate Krejci
Griffin & Company, Inc.
888-420-0256, ext. 102


About Generac Power Systems, Inc.
Since 1959, Generac Power Systems, Inc., has been a leading, innovative manufacturer and marketer of portable and standby generators, automatic transfer switches, modular paralleling systems, and small engines for recreational vehicle, residential, and commercial applications. Generac’s power systems range in output from 1 to 9,000 kilowatts. Generac is a proud supporter of the Home Safety Council and earned the Good Housekeeping Seal in 2009. For more information on Generac and its extensive line of both portable and automatic generators, visit www.GENERAC.com.

In 2009 Generac® Power Systems was selected as the Waukesha County Business of the Year and was named a top Milwaukee workplace by the Milwaukee Business Journal. The Generac Liquid-Cooled Standby Generator was selected as one of Professional Builder’s 2009 “100 Best New Products.” The Generac Guardian Series 20 kW Air-Cooled Standby Generator was named one of Professional Builder’s 2008 “100 Best New Products;” was a finalist for the Building Products’ “2008 MVP Awards” and Electrical Contracting Products’ “2008 Innovation Award.” In addition to the GenReady Load Center Panel, the 20 kW Air-Cooled Standby Generator received Professional Remodeler’s 2008 “50 Most Innovative Products Award.” In 2007, Building Products named the Generac® 16 kW QuietSource commercial generator one of its “2007 Top Products.” Generac also received Building Operating Management’s “2007 Reader’s Choice Award” for the QT Series of commercial generators. The Generac Gemini® Twin Pack was a finalist for Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s “2008 Product of the Year” award. Since 2006, Generac has been a Better Business Bureau Accredited business with an A+ Business rating.