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Old 02-23-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Generator & Xantrex problem

while plugged into shore power the generator started automatically, we shut it down and a few minutes later it started again. It did this three times and then the intertor read a F200 fault. We checked the AGS and we did not have it on. Does anyone have any ideas

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Old 02-25-2013, 02:34 AM   #2
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What model AGS is it? (Xanbus?) Is your system using a sequencer too? F200 usually means too many retries on starting the generator. How were you "shutting the generator down?"

Depending upon how it's setup or programmed there are 3 basic things that can "trigger" the generator start - battery voltage, coach temperature or inverter load too high.

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Old 02-25-2013, 11:25 AM   #3
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You might try removing the large white plug on the AGS system, waiting about 30 - seconds, then reconnect it. It's the only source that may have caused the generator to start automatically.

However, since you can't set the exact time down to the minute or second on the AGS panel, it's best to reconnect it right after the first second of an hour. Otherwise, setting the "Quiet Time" could result in a very late minute within the hour you set. I acquired this information from Xantrex Technical Support. Hope this helps!
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:14 PM   #4
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You could also have the Thermostat armed in the inverter, which will start the generators for A/C. They can be armed and disarmed; this then will allow AGS to start the generator. This happens when the thermostat calls for A/C units to cool down the coach for pets when the owners leave, check for that option being armed.

NOTE: RV's have three modes for electricity; they are, in order of priority:
1. Generator - This is what the Transfer switch/Inverter looks for first when powering up the coach.
2. Shore power of at least 20A at 120 volts available, 30A it better, and 50A is preferred.
3. If the above are not, I repeat NOT present, the inverter by default will then power devices connected to it, using the 12V house batteries, until those are exhausted. At some point in that process if equipped and enabled, it will start the generator (AGS) for bringing up the house batteries to keep that process going.

Additionally, please post the make, model and year of the coach so we know which alpine we are trying to help you with.
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