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UAV Starter & Generator Systems Generators and starter electronics for UAV combustion engines
UAV Starter & Generator Systems

Generators and starter electronics for UAV combustion engines

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UAV Starter & Generator Systems

Plettenberg designs and manufactures generators and starters as well as related electronics for combustion engines in unmanned system applications. Our generators are available in the power range from 500 W to 15 kW.

Our combined starter-generator-systems start the combustion engine and once started switch to generator mode to supply electric power for onboard electronics. Most of our BLDC motors can be used as basis for the starter-generator system. The motor is then combined with a generator/starter-generator electronic box, to form a starter-generator system.

Our systems are available as external generator (separate to combustion engine), attachment kits (to be attached to combustion engine) or as integration kits (to be integrated in combustion engine housing). Our generators can be used for boxer engines, inline engines and single-cylinder engines from 100-650 cm³.

All our generators and starters have leading power-to-weight and efficiency ratios and are very compact in size. This makes them very useful for applications, in which a combustion engine is required to achieve extended reach or operational time. In addition, our generators and starter-generators as well as related electronic boxes are rugged in design and can be used in the harshest environmental conditions.

As for our motors, we can tailor our generators and starter-generators to the specific requirements of our customers. We can offer the system in custom housing and with various forms of mounting to the engine.

Key Benefits:

  • Super robust design for use in harsh environments
  • High IP protection class possible
  • Fully customizable to the requirements of your use case
  • Available as external generator, attachment kit or integration kit
  • Very high system efficiency
  • Market leading power-to-weight ratio
  • BLDC motor as basis, thus no wear of brushes, low noise, etc.