Fischer Panda introduces its new light and compact Neo generators at this year’s Southampton Boat Show. The Panda 4000s Neo and the Panda 5000i Neo are the first to use Fischer Panda’s in-house designed water-cooled FPE320 single cylinder diesel engine.
Affordable and easy-to-install, the Neo generators are the latest additions to diesel generator expert Fischer Panda’s range of compact gensets and are ideal for boat owners with limited space who are looking for independence away from marinas or shore power.
Both generators provide 230V/50Hz AC output that ensures a reliable, clean power supply for running household domestic equipment, electric cooking and keeping batteries charged. Featuring the renowned Fischer Panda sound insulation, they run extremely quietly at a noise level of 54db(A) at a distance of 7m.
Panda 4000s Neo
The compact Panda 4000s Neo is a fixed speed generator rated at 3.4 kW (4.25kVA). It is the perfect solution for boat owners looking for an easy-to-install unit to provide continuous 17amp output to charge batteries and run a range of domestic appliances as well as some on-board electrical systems.
Weighing just 93kg, the 4000s generator measures 550mm (length) x 450 (width) x 518 (height). Launched in April this year to add to Fischer Panda’s ‘entry level’ range, it is the re-design of the longstanding and popular Panda 4000s FC.
Panda 5000i Neo
The environmentally-friendly 5000i Neo is rated at 4.0 kW (5kVA) and is part of Fischer Panda’s variable speed iSeries ‘Perfect Power’ range.
The 5000i is extremely lightweight at 75kg and measures 456mm (length) x 426 (width) x 526 (height). Like all iSeries Fischer Panda inverter generators featuring variable speed control, the new model is characterised by its high efficiency, quiet operation and compact design. The next generation technology means the speed of the diesel engine is adjusted according to the user’s changing power requirements while the output voltage always remains constant from the PMGI inverter. This not only significantly improves fuel efficiency, but also benefits the environment as the engine is always working correctly loaded thereby operating at its most efficient with reduced wear and emissions in comparison with a traditional generator with fixed speed RPM.
The 4000s and 5000i are 'twin circuit cooled' via an integral heat exchanger and treated sealed fresh water circuit, an efficient system featured in the majority of Fischer Panda’s AC gensets.
The new FPE320 engine features integrated oil filter and synchronous alternator for even lower running noise levels and reduced vibration.
Chris Fower, Marine Sales and Marketing Manager for Fischer Panda, said: “The Panda 4000s Neo and 5000i Neo are extremely compact and offer significant weight and space savings for boat owners looking for freedom away from shore or marina power.
“By manufacturing our own engine we have complete control over the whole production process and can ensure the longevity of this size of generator. We have been able to answer demand from our customers to reduce weight and improve sound levels and still make the overall mass of the unit smaller, while of course also ensuring a competitive price.”
Fischer Panda is the leading distributer of mobile, quiet diesel generators and offers the market’s largest selection of marine generators from RIBs up to super yachts.
The Panda 4000s Neo has been available since April 2017 at a typical sale price of circa £4,500 + VAT. The Panda 5000i Neo is available now at a typical sale price of circa £5,500 + VAT.
The new Panda 4000s Neo and Panda 5000i Neo marine generators will be presented at this year’s Southampton Boat Show from September 15th to 24th on Stand E020.