C13 (60 Hz)

C13 Generator Set

C13 (60 HZ) 320-400 kW Diesel Generator models represent a customizable and flexible solution for your mission critical, standby and prime applications.

C13 Diesel Generator Front Right


The C13 diesel generator sets have been developed for your mission critical, standby and prime applications. Producing reliable power from 320 to 400 ekW at 60 Hz, each generator set has been designed to meet ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and built to accept 100 % rated load in one step. Our C13 generator sets are certified to Low Fuel Consumption Emissions / Fuel Strategy.Caterpillar is leading the power generation marketplace with Power Solutions engineered to deliver unmatched flexibility, expandability, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.Electric Power

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

A-Frame 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

GCCP1.3 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 55°C (131°F)
  • Contact your Cat Dealer for specific ambient and altitude capabilities


UL2200 Listed; CSA 22.2; Certification of Compliance – IBC Seismic; Dual IBC & HCAI

One Safe Source

  • Components used in the generator set are selected based on seamless design integration to provide the optimum 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

World Wide 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
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs
  • Docs

Standard Equipment

  • Air Inlet System
    • Aftercooler core
    • Air cleaner; light duty with disposable paper filter
    • Turbocharger
  • Control Panel
    • GCCP 1.3
  • Cooling System
    • Caterpillar extended life coolant
    • Coolant drain line with valve
    • Fan drive, battery charging alternator drive
    • Radiator and cooling fan with guard
  • Exhaust System
    • Stainless steel exhaust flex, gaskets, raincap & SAE exhaust flange for customer use - shipped loose
  • Fuel System
    • Base, formed steel with single wall integral 8-hour fuel tank
    • Standard open set fuel tank/base supplied
  • Generator and Attachments
    • Segregated low voltage (AC/DC) wiring panel
    • Power center, IP22
    • Integrated voltage regulator (IVR)
    • Mandatory option circuit breaker, IEC, 3 pole, mounted in power centre
    • A Frame generator - IP21 Protection
    • Optional LC Frame generator - IP23 Protection
  • Governing System
    • Cat electronic governor (ADEM A4)
  • Packaged Generator Set
    • Service indicator
    • Radiator package mounted
    • Low coolant level sensor
    • Coolant drain line with valve
    • Coolant level sight gauge
    • Disposable air filter
  • Lube System
    • Lubricating oil
    • Oil drain valves
    • Oil cooler
  • Mounting System
    • Captive linear vibration isolators between base and engine-generator
    • Includes lifting provisions and termination points for coolant and lube oil drain lines
  • Starting / Charging System
    • 24V battery with rack and cables
  • General
    • Engine and alternator pre-paint, Caterpillar yellow

Optional Equipment

  • European Certificates
    • EU Certificate of Conformance (CE)
    • Global Certification for CIS
  • Air Inlet System
    • Single element air cleaner
    • Dual element air cleaner
  • Circuit breakers
    • 4 Pole (IEC-100% rated) Circuit breaker
    • Circuit breaker (IEC) Auxiliary contacts
    • 4 Pole (IEC-100% rated) Circuit breaker - Motorised
    • Padlockable circuit breaker device
    • Power terminal strip
    • Shunt trip for IEC circuit breaker
    • 3 Pole (IEC-100% rated) Circuit breaker
    • 3 Pole (IEC-100% rated) Circuit breakers - Motorised
  • Control Panels
    • GCCP 1.4
    • Local alarm modules: Local annunciator
    • Volt free contacts
    • Control panel protective devices: Earth fault relay ; Earth leakage ground fault ; Overload shutdown via breaker ; Low fuel level alarm ; Low fuel level shutdown ; High fuel level alarm ; Fuel level sensor
    • Remote annunciator module
  • Cooling System
    • Stone guards
    • Radiator duct flange
    • Low coolant temperature alarm
  • Enclosures
    • Sound attenuated enclosures
    • High ambient sound attenuated enclosures
  • Exhaust System
    • 6 and 8 inch elbow kit
    • Flexible 8 inch exhaust fittings
    • 6 and 8 inch flange GP
    • Mufflers - End in/end out
    • 10, 25 and 35 dBA attenuation
  • Fuel System
    • Manual fuel transfer pump
    • Integral dual wall fuel tank base
    • Fuel transfer system controls
  • Generator and Attachments
    • Permanent magnet excitation (PMG) generator
    • LC frame generator
    • LC CIP generator
    • A Frame CIP generator
    • A Frame oversize generator
    • Ingress protection
    • Space heaters
  • Lube System
    • Manual sump pump
  • Mounting System
    • Narrow skid base
  • starting / Charging System
    • 5 Amp single Battery charger
    • Jacket water heater
    • Battery disconnect switch



Long Name:
C13 Generator Set
C13 (60 Hz)

Generator Set Specifications

Maximum Rating
400 ekW
Minimum Rating
320 ekW
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
Low Fuel Consumption
380 to 415 Volts
60 Hz
1800 rpm
Duty Cycle
Standby, Prime

Engine Specifications

Engine Model
C13 ATAAC, I-6, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
5.12 in / 130 mm
6.18 in / 157 mm
762.8 in³ / 12.5 l
Compression Ratio
Air to Air Aftercooled
Fuel System
Governor Type

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum
186.7 in / 4743 mm
Width - Maximum
79.3 in / 2014 mm
Height - Maximum
84 in / 2133 mm