The Woodward 2301E controls load sharing and speed of generators driven by diesel or gaseous engines. (These power sources are referred to as “prime movers” throughout this manual.) The 2301E is a microprocessor-based digital control designed to include the functions of and be compatible with 2301A and 2301D load sharing controls. The increased flexibility of software allows the 2301E to include control functions that required additional equipment in previous versions of 2301A and 2301D control systems. The 2301E therefore is suitable for upgrading existing control systems for increased functionality in new installations.
The control is housed in a sheet-metal chassis and consists of a single printed circuit board. The 2301E is set up and configured through an external computer connected at the 9-pin connector (RS-232 Port) at the front of the control.
The 2301E provides control in either isochronous mode, droop mode, or base load mode. The 2301E will allow for soft load transfer when being added to or removed from a bus.
The 2301E Control Hardware includes: • 1 Load Sensor • 1 Actuator Driver • 1 MPU Speed Sensor • 1 Configurable Analog Output • 2 Configurable Analog Inputs • 8 Discrete (Switch) Inputs (3 inputs are configurable) • 4 Configurable Discrete (Relay Driver) Outputs • 2 Serial Ports (RS-232 and RS-422)