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Old 12-05-2020, 08:08 AM   #1
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This is my first time really boon docking I set the generator (via LCI one control) to come on when battery is 12v. It tried once, didnít start and then - nothing. Whatís the story on this? Is there a setting somewhere? Are these systems not to be relied upon? I hear about some systems that start on temperature if you leave pets etc. - I donít have pets but this so far, is not giving me confidence.
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Old 12-05-2020, 09:00 AM   #2
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our Magnum AGS has no issues starting our diesel generator anytime it needs to...sounds like you need to manually start your generator to make sure it's not a starting issue, the AGS should then be able to start it from then on. I imagine that some AGS try for a certain time, but if the generator doens't start, it stops trying.
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Old 12-05-2020, 09:28 AM   #3
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You mention this being your first time boondocking.

What year is your rig and your generator?
What make/model is your generator?
How many hours on your generator?
What preventative maintenance have you done?
Have you test run your generator for several hours to make sure itís stable?
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Voltage

Based on the info available I would think your genset will not start because of low voltage. 12V is a 60% discharged battery. Easy to test this theory. Charge the batteries up to at least 12.5 volts and set your AGS for 12.4 volts.
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Old 12-05-2020, 12:04 PM   #5
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In addition to raising the AGS turn on voltage as just mentioned, I would be sure to have run the generator very recently. Carb bowls dry up, and if itís been a while since the generator ran, it may not start up easily without being reprimed.
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