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Old 03-25-2014, 08:08 AM   #1
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Revolution Auto Start Gen on low battery????

Has anyone ever found out if the Rev's will auto start the generator if the house batteries get low?
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That is not standard on any coach that I'm familiar with, but is an option that could be installed in any coach.
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Those I have seen with AGS have this.
I have not had a use for it yet, but there it is.

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Has anyone ever found out if the Rev's will auto start the generator if the house batteries get low?
Don't know about the Rev, but mine will, that's one of the things it's for. Then, when the batteries are charged, it will shut itself off.

I have the Magnum that CampDaven has.
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If you have a residential refrigerator I think it would be mandatory. Otherwise I feel it would only be an option.
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Don't know about the Rev, but mine will, that's one of the things it's for. Then, when the batteries are charged, it will shut itself off.

I have the Magnum that CampDaven has.
I have exactly the same as both of these posts, it works very well. Automatically starts and shuts off based on the settings when you want it to turn on. I am still attempting to figure out how to adjust mine not to start so quickly and allow the batteries to be in a lower state before it auto starts. I see in the manual there are directions but I haven't figured it out yet.
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We have been using auto start for years, wouldn't be without it.
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I have a rev and that magnum, it has a feature in the autostart menu to "test". I tried it and nothing happens.

I think this is needed:
ME-AGS-N Automatic Generator Start Controller (Network Version)

Anyone added one?

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That part doesn't look too expensive, but does require a fair amount of wiring. Was just reading the manual.
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Johnny,
Apparently the remote (the control panel in your coach) comes in two flavors, regular and advanced. The advanced offers more customization for autostart. Food for thought.

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I have exactly the same as both of these posts, it works very well. Automatically starts and shuts off based on the settings when you want it to turn on. I am still attempting to figure out how to adjust mine not to start so quickly and allow the batteries to be in a lower state before it auto starts. I see in the manual there are directions but I haven't figured it out yet.
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I don't know if it has always been standard on the Rev, or if not, when it became so, but the auto start feature was standard when we bought ours. It has a separate control from the inverter/charger monitor shown in an earlier photo within this thread. Yes, it will start the gen set once the battery charge level gets to the parameter you set. For our AGM batteries I have it set at 12.1 volts.
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I don't know if it has always been standard on the Rev, or if not, when it became so, but the auto start feature was standard when we bought ours. It has a separate control from the inverter/charger monitor shown in an earlier photo within this thread. Yes, it will start the gen set once the battery charge level gets to the parameter you set. For our AGM batteries I have it set at 12.1 volts.
Do you know what the default is set for? I haven't figured out how to program it yet and really wouldn't know what to program it for. I just hit auto then enter and the gen does come on sometimes ... but not sure when! So ... do you know what the default is set to? Thanks, Lynn
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On my 2005, like John's, my build card from Fleetwood shows it was an option not installed. My inverter is just like the Magnum in the first picture, but I've never tried the button, as I did not know what it even stood for.
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So that looks like yet another option, which is to have a standalone autostart device. The module I linked to works WITH the Magnum and is controllable via the Magnum control interface. You install the module and viola. I do not appear to have the "advanced" display for Magnum, so mine doesn't show many options. I may look into this tho, especially with the residential fridge. Only concern I would have is the Gen firing up while in my indoor storage facility, although perhaps that isnt a big deal. I may have to call American and see where the gen wires I will need to "tap into" are.

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I don't know if it has always been standard on the Rev, or if not, when it became so, but the auto start feature was standard when we bought ours. It has a separate control from the inverter/charger monitor shown in an earlier photo within this thread. Yes, it will start the gen set once the battery charge level gets to the parameter you set. For our AGM batteries I have it set at 12.1 volts.
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