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Old 09-30-2014, 05:05 PM   #29
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My DuoTherm thermostat has a specific setting to enable the AGS. I use the "Zone" button to go past the normal zones and then the AGS related settings appear.
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yes mine has that too. do i have to have the ags on the thermostat turn on and also the ags on the xantrex control turned on too? both on at the same time?
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Dennis,

I don't have your Inverter/Charger setup but my guess would be no. I only know that my thermostat started my generator for AC without turning on the AGS (as I recall). I only tested mine once. As I stated earlier, I've never had the AGS start the generator because of low battery voltage and most likely won't at this point (not really necessary).

If you're testing/verifying AGS functionality, my suggestion would be to turn on the Xantex "AGS" and the thermostat "AGS" in an attempt to test an auto start based upon AC demand. If that works, then try the same test but with the Xantrex "AGS" turned off. If it still auto starts, then you don't need both.
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sure will. if i turn off the ags on the xantrex and leave the one on in the ac thermostat will gen still start up if running on the inverter and the dc drops low enough?
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Your question is a little confusing to me. The AGS applies to 2 - separate situations assuming that those applications have been enabled. 1) The generator is started because of demand from the thermostat needing to run one or both of your heat pumps. 2) The generator is started because the house voltage level has reached your programmed trigger point (like 12.0 VDC) and needs charged. There is NO dependency (or shouldn't be) between these situations.

My AGS is a separate system and has NO interconnections directly to the Inverter/Charger. My original Freedom 458 Combi and my newer Freedom SW2012 operate independently of the AGS. The thermostat and the AGS control panel have their own required trigger connections to the AGS system box. Your Inverter/Charger &/or its Remote Control Panel should have its own required trigger connections.

I have no specific information or experience with your Inverter/Charger and its Remote Control Panel. Somewhere in your configuration should be an actual AGS System such as the mine. If it's integrated into your Inverter/Charger I'd be surprised. I would expect a separate AGS System box typically mounted in the cabinet next to the cabinet with your Remote Control Panel. If so, then your Remote Control Panel probably operates in a similar fashion as my AGS control panel and simply supports the required trigger connections to the AGS system. And, this would also lend credence to the probability that either the thermostat OR the Remote Control Panel can start the generator.

Hopefully, someone with your Inverter/Charger configuration will chime in here to help you. I'm concerned that I might be leading you a stray and not be as helpful as I'm intending.
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