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Automatic generator switch
How low do the house batteries have to go before the generator automatically fires up.
Is it percent or a voltage we look at.

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How low do the house batteries have to go before the generator automatically fires up.
Is it percent or a voltage we look at.
On our '00 U320 the 10kw PT Generator will auto start on low voltage...

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I have lithium batteries.
The problem is the stay max voltage even at ,20 percent.
I'm letting the batteries go down now to see if the generator kicks on.
Right now it is at 26 percent but still 12.9 volts.

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I have a Dyna-Gen model on my 1999 U320 but it is adjustable for start voltage, high voltage (shutoff), delay on, and run time by adjusting some potentiometers.  Easy to do with the manual and a voltmeter.  If I can find the manual I'll post it.
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How do you know/find out at what voltage the gen will start?
Thanks
Chris

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I know mine will come on once the batteries get to 12.2v for a period of time, not just a minute or two. So to find out if your auto start works turn off shore power, turn on the inverter with a small load maybe small space heater, turn on lights...

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How do you know/find out at what voltage the gen will start?
Thanks
Chris
Ten years ownership and observations of the battery/charging/generator systems.  I have  two Battery Voltage...

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When am solar installed my lithium ion system they also removed per the previous owner's request the automatic transfer switches. I now have a manual transfer switch. I like it for its simplicity, but it does create issues for me with the...

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Down to 15 percent.
12.8 volts

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My 2001 U320 has a Powerline monitor it allows me to select the voltage the generator starts at. It was set to 11.5 volts I changed it to 12.2 volts.
Safe Travels
Dave