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Old 05-28-2015, 08:48 AM   #1
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My parents have a 2007 CC 36' Inspire. My Dad is concerned the generator is not coming on line soon enough. After he starts the genny he says it takes apprx 30 seconds for it to start providing power to the coach. My 2013 Journey does the same, actually I think it takes a minute or more, I know my Journey is doing a self test to make sure it has good electrical power before feeding the rv systems. Is this the same for the Country Coach? Normal situation or not?
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That is a normal time delay on most all generators so that they can come up to operating rpm before having a load put on them. Tell him to relax and be patient, after all he is RVing
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That is a normal time delay on most all generators so that they can come up to operating rpm before having a load put on them. Tell him to relax and be patient, after all he is RVing

X2. This is a normal delay built into the electronics.


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Thanks all, that's what I told him. This coach seems to be a big upgrade from their 2003 Journey. Many systems are different than they are used to. They have had a few things that did go wrong & now i think he is paranoid every time he finds something different from how they did it for the past 20 years on their Winnebagos.
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Many systems in my Country Coach have delays. When I turn on our generator or plug into an outside source of power there is a short delay of about 30 seconds for the power to show up on the meters. If you turn on the AC it might take 2-3 minutes for them to go on. Even though power shows up on my gauges in 30 seconds it takes a couple of minutes for the inverters to kick on. So sometimes I sit and wait watching for the outgoing amps to register on the gauges.

And that is what happens on my rig. I have been told that these delays are to protect the vulnerable parts of the rig.
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This delay is a good thing, since it allows the genny to run a bit before adding a load. Assuming the coach came with manuals, has anyone actually read these?. The generator delay function should be described.

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My parents have a 2007 CC 36' Inspire. My Dad is concerned the generator is not coming on line soon enough. After he starts the genny he says it takes apprx 30 seconds for it to start providing power to the coach. My 2013 Journey does the same, actually I think it takes a minute or more, I know my Journey is doing a self test to make sure it has good electrical power before feeding the rv systems. Is this the same for the Country Coach? Normal situation or not?
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As soon as you start the genny, power is available....... however. There is a time delay built into the transfer switch and the time depends on the brand of switch. My old switch took exactly 1 minute and 18 seconds. That one died and the one I replaced it with now takes somewhere between 30 and 45 seconds. This delay allows the genny to stabilize a bit before being required to supply power.

I haven't figured out why the ac units take a couple of minutes to start up. It could be that the temp sensors haven't been read by the thermostat yet. I don't care as long as they come on when requested.
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