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XQ2280 Tier 4 Final

The Cat® XQ2280 rental power module extends the line of Cat Rental Power offerings that meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Driven by the Cat 3516C engine, the Cat XQ2280 power module provides up to 2 MW of standby power or 1825 kW of prime power.
The XQ2280 is equipped with an enhanced control system, designed to reduce installation and startup time.
Advanced product autonomy and monitoring capabilities reduce on-site manpower support requirements, minimize operator exposure to hazards, and permit site performance and maintenance data to be conveniently viewed, archived, and analyzed.
This module is ideal in a stand-alone environment, combined with dozens of units in a power plant solution, or supporting utility systems worldwide.
The Cat XQ2280 is suited for data centers, healthcare facilities, municipal infrastructure, wastewater treatment plants and other utilities, mining and quarry sites, and other large-scale applications.


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  • Generator Set
    Spec Value
    Rating Prime 1825 ekW (2280 kVA)
    Frequency 60 Hz
    Voltage 480/227 V
    Fuel/Emissions Strategy U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final
    Rating Standby 2000 ekW (2500 kVA)
  • Engine
    Spec Value
    Engine Cat® 3516C
    Fuel Diesel
  • Dimensions
    Spec Value
    Width - Without Chassis 96 in
    Height - Without Chassis 2896 mm
    Length - Without Chassis 576 in
    Weight - Without Chassis, With Lube Oil and Coolant 82000 lb

Standard Equipment

Cat 3516C Diesel Engine

  • Reliable, rugged, durable design
  • Electronic ADEM A4 engine control
  • EPA Tier 4 Final and CARB Emissions Certified
  • Turbocharged, air to water aftercooled
  • Aftertreatment module.
    DEF System

Alternator and Alternator attachments

  • 3 Phase, brushless, 12 lead, Permanent Magnet Excited
  • 1667 Frame
  • Coastal insulation protection and anti-condensation space heaters
  • Integrated voltage regulator (IVR) with VAR/PF control
  • Sized for 120°C temperature rise at 40°C ambient

Control Panels

  • EMCP 4.4 Generator-Set Mounted Digital Controller
  • Externally accessible Color Touch-Screen HMI Control Center
  • Manual and automatic paralleling capability

Governing system

  • Electrical governing system ADEM™ A3

Cat Connect remote monitoring

  • Provides package monitoring and management

Cooling System

  • Horizontally, isolation-mounted radiator withvertical air discharge from the container
  • Provides 43°C ambient capability at Prime ratingand 500m

Charging / Starting System

  • 120V, 50 Amp battery charger
  • 60 Amp charging alternator
  • Solar maintainer for batteries
  • Dual 24V Electric Starting Motors

Fuel System

  • 1050-gal (3975 L) double-wall fuel tank, UL 142and ULc 601 Listed and complies with Transport Canada requirements, 10-hour runtime @ 75%prime, external fuel fill
  • Transfer pump to on-board and off-board fuel
  • Primary fuel filters (3x) with integral water separator
  • External connections for fuel transfer and fuel tank overflow


  • Externally-accessible, Vibration Isolated, 3200A LSIG, UL Listed, 100 kAIC breaker withadvanced protections and power metering
  • Busbar connections
  • Removable plexiglass plate w/safety switch for livebus protection

Sound Attenuated Container

  • 48' ISO high cube container
  • Sound level is 81 dB(A) at 7 meters per SAEJ1074 measured at 75% prime load
  • Sound attenuated air intake louvers and five lockable personnel doors with panic release

Lube System

  • Full flow oil filters with water-cooled oil cooler
  • Oil drain lines routed to the engine rail


  • Factory tested and inspected
  • Full manufacturer’s warranty
  • UL, NEMA, ISO, and IEEE standards