InteliGen NT BaseBox

Order code: IG-NT-BB

InteliGen NT BaseBox is a controller for single or multiple diesel gen-sets operating in stand-by or parallel mode. Intended primarily for switchgear applications, this controller will ensure secure remote monitoring of your critical infrastructure installations such as datacentres, hospitals or banks. The InteliGen NT BaseBox is an earlier generation controller of our advanced InteliGen 1000. 
This controller also has a certified version for marine applications. Learn more: InteliGen NT BaseBox GeCon Marine 

  • Built-in PLC interpreter    
  • Remote connection & monitoring    
  • Controller redundancy
  • User defined protections and setpoints    
  • True RMS measurement 

Compliant with marine classifications: DNV, LR, ABS, BV, RINA, CRS, CCS and others

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    InteliGen NT BaseBox

Control your operations safely and easily with our InteliGen NT BaseBox controller, ensuring greater safety, user protection and minimal downtime.

The InteliGen NT BaseBox offers: 

  • AirGateComAp’s controllers incorporate AirGate connection technology to make access to the internet as simple as possible. AirGate enables our controllers to connect to the internet using the existing network infrastructure, negotiating firewalls and VPN systems and removing the requirement for static and public IP addresses. 2.0 technology for easy connection to your equipment remotely, without worrying for about your asset’s IP address  
  • Built-in PLCComAp has integrated Programable Logic Controller tightly with our standard line of controllers. This helps our customers to cut costs, minimise points of failure for advanced systems, and overcome any challenge that may occur. interpreter with the use of ComAp's free PLC Editor 
  • User-defined protections and setpoints on top of default protection
  • Controller redundancyRedundancy in critical backup power systems is essential to ensure that the power is never compromised. Our controllers allow for installing a second controller to continuously monitor for potential failure. minimising solution downtime and ensuring the power isn’t compromised 
  • More precise measuring with a True Root Mean Square measurement feature 
  • Remote control and monitoring of your gen-set operations with WebSupervisor, our cloud-based fleet management tool
  • Compatible load/Var sharing and power managementOur system allows for up to 32 generators running in parallel, regardless of whether the generators are of different sizes, power outputs, and from different manufactures. The system is highly adaptive and can create up to 4 different schemes of power management that can be switched with a simple switch. with other ComAp solutions*
  • Droop regulation allowing load and Var sharing when the inter-controller’s communication is lost
  • Start-up synchronisationComAp’s Start-up synchronisation eliminates any blackout time, and the start-up time is the same for sites running 2, 10, or even 30 gen-sets. To avoid delaying availability of the system due to slow-starting generators or other problems, any engines that fail to reach running speed with a specified time are rejected from the scheme and, if able, are left to perform traditional synchronising after the majority of sets have become available. to minimise the paralleling start sequence time and get the gen-set system up and running with the minimum possible delay
  • Dynamic spinning reserveDynamic Spinning Reserve allows the system to react flexibly to changes in power produced by renewable energy sources. ComAp controllers can react to requested spinning reserve and keep the sufficient amount of gen-sets running to cover the drop-in output of the renewable source (e.g. when cloud cover is heavier). helping to deliver maximum amount of available energy from photovoltaics ** 
  • Faster and cost-effective operations with signal sharing over a CAN bus across a group of control units 
  • Possibility to have a mains application in a gen-set controller with firmware upload functions
  • Event-based history for fast and easy troubleshooting 
  • Automatic Mains Failure that ensures automatic start of gen-sets and minimises downtime
  • Peak shaving for limiting the import from the mains (e.g. due to higher prices) 
  • Load shedding ensuring the most important loads are running even when there is a lack of power
  • Compatible with the following remote displays
      • InteliVision 5
      • InteliVision 8
      • InteliVision 12Touch
      • InteliVision 18Touch

* Feature available with a hardware dongle.

** Feature available with a software key. 

InteliGen NT BaseBox GeCon Marine

Reliable marine-certified generator and gen-set controller with PLC capabilities, enabing flexible operations, on-site and remote monitoring of simple and complex marine applications.

The InteliGen NT BaseBox GeCon Marine offers:

  • Main functions: AMF function, Baseload, Import / Export, Peak shaving, Voltage and PF control (AVR)
  • Faster and cost-effective operations with signal sharing over a CAN bus
  • Automatic synchronisation and power control via speed governor or ECU
  • Measurement of both generator and mains side
  • Configurable inputs and outputs enabling customers to design functions according to their various needs
  • Bi-polar binary outputs
  • Event-based history for fast and easy troubleshooting
  • Controller redundancy minimising solution downtime and ensuring the power isn’t compromised
  • Integrated PLC programmable functions
  • Embedded fixed and configurable generator protection
  • Easy customisation of the firmware solution according to your requirements
  • Recommended to use with external colour displays InteliVision 8 or InteliVision 5
  • The controller has been certified by the following marine organisations: DNV, LR, ABS, BV, RINA, CRS, CCS 

To run the GeCon software you need to order InteliGen NT BaseBox, and then install the correct GeCon software:

  • GeCon LandBased (included in standard firmware)
  • GeCon Marine (special dedicated marine firmware)
  • IGS-NT-LSM+PMS dongle (required for Load sharing and Power Management) 


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I unlock my controller?

If you have forgotten your controller password, it can be found using the password decode function.

You will need the following information about your device:

  • serial number
  • "password decode" number
Both numbers can be obtained through the monitoring software relevant to the device.
  • Serial number is available in Controller info
  • Password decode number is available in Values / Info

You can also show these numbers on your device's display. Typically, this requires a sequence or combination of buttons to be pressed. Details can be found typically in the device Operator guide.

Once you have these numbers, please contact your ComAp distributor and they will help you get your password back.


How do I connect to my ComAp controller? What types of connections are supported?

ComAp offers a wide range of options to connect to your controller:

  • RS232 / RS485
  • USB - USB A<->B (usually a printer cable)
  • Internet connection - LAN, GPRS, 3G, 4G

Note that some connection types require you to use a communication module (plug-in eg a RS232 card) or communication bridge (external device eg Internet Bridge NT).

Each ComAp device usually allows for multiple ways of connection. The simplest one supported by the majority of our devices is the RS232 (serial) connection. For this, you need an RS232 cable (null modem) and if your PC is not equipped with an RS232 port you need a USB<->RS232 converter.
USB connections are very common. Almost all ComAp devices support connection using simple USB A<->B cable (printer cable) for easy configuration. Some devices can be powered from the USB port for programming to allow easy configuration right on your desk.
Other connection types: Internet connection (LAN, GPRS, 3G, 4G), Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, SNMP, AirGate, Modem.
Note that some connection types require you to use a communication module (plug-in eg a RS232 card) or communication bridge (external device eg Internet Bridge NT). Not all types of connection are possible on each device. You can find all the details related to this topic in your device's Comprehensive guide or Communication guide.
Detailed information about connection to:
InteliLite NT, InteliATS NT, InteliCompact NT is available IL-NT, IA-NT, IC-NT Communication Guide (page 21)
InteliGen-NT, InteliSys-NT, InteliMains-NT is available in IGS-NT Communication Guide (page 19)
InteliLite is available in Global Guide InteliLite AMF25 Global Guide (page 126)


How do I change the controller firmware? Where can I get the latest firmware?

You can download the latest firmware package on the webpage of the device. You can easily navigate there through the ‘Products’ section or just use the Search function. If you cannot find the firmware on the website or if you require different than the offered version do not hesitate to contact our support team.

The firmware upgrade itself is easy to perform. You need the appropriate configuration software and a connection to the controller (preferably a direct connection). Prior to initiating the update process, we strongly recommend you to save a complete backup of your device.

It usually consists of several steps:
  • Create a controller back up.
  • Update the device firmware. It will contain default Configuration Archive and default Application.
  • Change the Application (SPtM, MiNT, MCB, MGCB, BTB, etc) to the required type (by programming appropriate default archive to the controller).
  • Use the Import Configuration Wizard to restore your previous configuration. In some cases manual interventions might be needed during this step.
  • Optional: Update the connected display firmware or device communication module firmware.
Should you be unsuccessful in programming the new version, the rollback procedure is to install previous firmware version and use your back up to restore the controller to its original state before the firmware upgrade was attempted.

What is the difference between InteliGen NT and InteliGen NTC?

The C stands for Communications. The NTC version contains extra USB, Ethernet and RS485(2) ports.

What is AirGate?

AirGate  allows our controllers to connect to the internet using existing network infrastructure, negotiating firewalls and VPN systems and removing the requirement for static and public IP addresses.

ComAp controls incorporate the AirGate connection technology to make access to the internet as simple as possible. AirGate was designed to overcome the issues commonly faced when trying to connect remote equipment using internet based communications.

AirGate allows our controllers to connect to the internet using the existing network infrastructure, negotiating firewalls and VPN systems and removing the requirement for static and public IP addresses.

Once AirGate in the controller is activated even if the IP address is changed, our configuration and monitoring tools will keep track of the remote equipment.

Local support you can count on

Your operation depends on everything running smoothly. Our experts are here to make sure of that. We offer:

  • 24-hour support on working days
  • Local contacts in 179 countries
  • Remote and in-person trainings and a range of support materials
  • Expert consultation, troubleshooting, and much more

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