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Old 10-02-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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genset auto start controls

our Berkshire came with a genset auto start, didn't know it had it until one evening it started. We can not find any control panel for it. Any ideas?

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Old 10-02-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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good thing you weren't changing the oil !!!!!!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:46 PM   #3
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our Berkshire came with a genset auto start, didn't know it had it until one evening it started. We can not find any control panel for it. Any ideas?

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Sure it had one? Maybe fault in remote start wiring. I think I'd disable it, could be dangerous. We used them for critical generator start on loss of power, why does a M/H have it? Just wondering. When I've seen them fitted there's always a obvious panel where Op selects auto or Man standby position, with handle and usually a indicator light.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:07 PM   #4
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Looked on the Magum inverter and it says "inveeter/and or autostart. Got me wondering what they put in the HM.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #5
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Genset auto start

On your FR Appliance Information Sheet is the Inverter that was installed on your coach. Mine is a Magnum 1212 w/no auto start
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:58 PM   #6
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our Berkshire came with a genset auto start, didn't know it had it until one evening it started. We can not find any control panel for it. Any ideas?

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Found the control you were asking about. If you have it you can program to start DG set. Gotta believe you would find it if fitted. Didn't research it but looks like it can be retrofittel. Found on Magnum website


Magnum ME-ARC50 Advanced Remote Control Your Price: $239.20
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:22 PM   #7
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Have any idea where it would be located, it's not inside and haven't found it in a bay. Thanks

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Have any idea where it would be located, it's not inside and haven't found it in a bay. Thanks

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Looks like from the installtion/operation manual it's flush mounted in an interior hollow wall. Cabling should be near the DG (another kit is needed) and the inverter. Where are the existing controls for start DG and, if any, for inverter ? The DG controls requires a Kit and its shown as a separate option. If there are any existing Gen or inverter controls, the remote I'm showing is not fitted. It would take the place of controls now in place. Its a very good book I found under Magnum Converter.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:31 PM   #9
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Vince, thanks for looking. Think we will call magum with the model of the inverter and see what they say. If we don't have a auto start, then the question what started the generator?

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BTY even without autostart, looks like a very useful monitor!
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