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Old 10-04-2012, 07:00 PM   #11
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Mine is mounted under the panel where the slide switches, water heater switch, tank/propane/battery gauge is located. Never new it had the ability to auto start the generator. Will need to look into that.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:01 PM   #12
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I don't know if you have a residential style refrigerator, but I heard the autostart feature is required for them. I suppose it is supposed to protect your fridge contents in case you drain the batteries. (anyone else ever wonder why 'fridge' has a 'd' in it, but the word 'refrigerator' has none?)
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:11 PM   #13
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I don't know if you have a residential style refrigerator, but I heard the autostart feature is required for them. I suppose it is supposed to protect your fridge contents in case you drain the batteries. (anyone else ever wonder why 'fridge' has a 'd' in it, but the word 'refrigerator' has none?)
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:19 PM   #14
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No residential fridge, asked FR for a build sheet on the HM, but not holding my breath. Have looked everywhere for the control panel, only place left is a small covered gray box up by the generator but I think it's just a connection point where the generator cables join the cables going to the rear. If we don't have a genset autostart, then the bigger question is why the generator started on it's own. Guess one way is to let the batteries run down and see what happens.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:35 PM   #15
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Mine has a battery disconnect switch. Wouldn't throwing that switch have the same effect as running down your batteries if yours has some sort of autostart?
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:41 PM   #16
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Great idea, however if I switch the battery disconnect, then the generator can not start since it has no battery. I have turned off the battery disconnect before and generator never started.

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:14 PM   #17
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Oh, ok. I was thinking the generator started off the chassis batteries. I guess the run-down technique is your best bet.
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