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Old 06-17-2014, 06:30 AM   #1
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Onan EC-30w Auto Generator Start

Anyone have any experience with the Onan wireless generator auto start?
Need to get something to make sure we can leave the coach for short periods of time with the dogs inside in the hot weather without worrying about power outages.
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can you just leave the genny running ? arguably more reliable that having it start and then having to worry that the A/C start, too....fuel and noise issues aside, naturally...
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can you just leave the genny running ? arguably more reliable that having it start and then having to worry that the A/C start, too....fuel and noise issues aside, naturally...
Actually the more I think about it you are right. That would be the mist reliable scenario. (noise issue aside, fuel not an issue)
So if shore power is connected and generator is running, is the default connection for the transfer switch shore power or whichever is supplied first?
If shore power is lost and transfer switches to generator, will transfer switch back to shore power if it comes back on? Would rather it just stay on generator.
Also, any thoughts on how this would affect AC units if any of this scenario happened?
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I wonder how hot it would get in the coach with the fantastic fan running and a few windows open. I would bet cool enough for the pups.
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I wonder how hot it would get in the coach with the fantastic fan running and a few windows open. I would bet cool enough for the pups.
well, if it's 80-85 out, and the coach is in the sun, it's gonna get hot.....i think too hot....it will be 90 in there minimum would be my guess, even moving the air.....
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Actually the more I think about it you are right. That would be the mist reliable scenario. (noise issue aside, fuel not an issue)
So if shore power is connected and generator is running, is the default connection for the transfer switch shore power or whichever is supplied first?
If shore power is lost and transfer switches to generator, will transfer switch back to shore power if it comes back on? Would rather it just stay on generator.
Also, any thoughts on how this would affect AC units if any of this scenario happened?
i think the shore power is trump over the genny.....and if you start the genny while connected to shore power and you have the auto transfer switch, the switch will not switch back to the genny until the shore power is unplugged....

but that's a guess....there is a safety issue there so the genny is not back feeding the line to the grid in the event of a power loss to shore power and you remain connected....just like a home genny with a manual or auto transfer swtich....
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CJD, if your auto gen start has a temperature setting, it should work fine. You can use it on trips, while driving or just parked at the house and it works great. Just set the AC about 3 degrees lower than the AGS temp setting and it will do the rest.
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Thank you for all the input. Not sure which way I'll go yet.
Most of the time on the South Carolina coast in July the air conditioners run 24/7. Might just bring a niece along to babysit. Cheaper and more reliable than relying on technology.
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