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Old 05-10-2018, 02:49 PM   #1
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Automatic Generator Start (AGS)

Does the DX3 have Automatic Generator Start (AGS) built in the inverter, now or ever? If not, has anyone installed one aftermarket?
Iíve never run my batteries down enough to find out.
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:05 PM   #2
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AGS is a separate device on my DX3...Magnum Energy.
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I'm sure you do... look at your Magnum readout panel, if that's the brand you have, and press the AGS button... there you go!

- AGS status to ENABLE
- VOLTS to 12.0~
- RUN TIME to 1hr~
- set 'Type' to OTHER, not RV, as this will allow the AGS settings to stay in place even if you turn on/off your generator on your own

SHORE button, set to 40amps

TECH button, set LBCO(LowBatteryCutOut) to 11.5volts, this keeps the inverter from taking you batteries down too low, if the generator were to fail to start with the AGS


now, you can 'test' your AGS operation by changing the AGS status from ENABLE to TEST...it will attempt the start the generator, run for 30 seconds, then automatically shut it off.
if successful, you'll know that it's working as it should be. Change the AGS status back to ENABLE, to allow the AGS to operate when the batteries need it.
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Does the DX3 have Automatic Generator Start (AGS) built in the inverter, now or ever? If not, has anyone installed one aftermarket?
Iíve never run my batteries down enough to find out.
Early models did not have the AGS. Later models (I'm not 100% sure of the date....2017?) had low voltage AGS and for 2019 MY, we have started adding temp triggers as well (although some of the late 18's had them as well)
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My '18 came off the line in May '17 and it has a temp setting. Never used it though.
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AGS is a separate device on my DX3...Magnum Energy.


Did you add it? Does the inverter have to be changed? I donít believe I have AGS and Brian (bclemens) confirmed that.
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If you have the Xantrex inverter, there is a Xantrax AGS module I think can be added. We switched to the magnum one because while not as sophisticated it was WAY simpler to operate.
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If you have the Xantrex inverter, there is a Xantrax AGS module I think can be added. We switched to the magnum one because while not as sophisticated it was WAY simpler to operate.


Thanks, I should have my RV back this weekend and Iíll check. But as I remember it is a Xantrex. Iíve spoken to the manufacturer before and they were very helpful. Iíll call next week.
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Here are the two we have used.
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File Type: pdf Auto Generator Start - Magnum.pdf (1.43 MB, 50 views)
File Type: pdf Auto Generator Start - Magnum Flyer.pdf (396.0 KB, 33 views)
File Type: pdf Auto Generator Start - Xantrex - 809-0915.pdf (2.46 MB, 54 views)
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My 2015 DX3 does not have AGS. I am thinking of installing a system though.
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