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Old 08-23-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
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Generator auto start

I have a Tuscany 4076, and one night the generator started up
by itself. We awoke to find it running. Anyone know what triggers
the auto start feature, if in fact it has such a thing ?
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I have a Tuscany 4076, and one night the generator started up
by itself. We awoke to find it running. Anyone know what triggers
the auto start feature, if in fact it has such a thing ?
I may be wrong but others will correct me if I am. I think low house battery voltage can trigger the auto start feature.

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So if the campground power went out during the night, and the
house batteries picked up the load and ran down, the system would
fire up the generator automatically ?
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Not knowing what auto start system you have, here is a link that may help you to understand your system.

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I have a Tuscany 4076, and one night the generator started up
by itself. We awoke to find it running. Anyone know what triggers
the auto start feature, if in fact it has such a thing ?
Just to be clear... to your knowledge, is your coach equipped with the gen auto start feature? I'm not being a wise guy here but I think I've read a few threads about generators not equipped with that feature starting on their own.
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If you do not have the quiet time programed in and the auto start is enabled it will start the genset when the battery voltage drops to 11.6 volts, what ever time it is. It should then shut down when fully charged. The auto start can also be completely disabled but then you run the risk of totally draining the batteries.
If in fact you do have an Onan Equanox system that is the way it works.
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I do not have an auto start system. I'm hearing maybe something the modular control board may have shorted, or loose something. It has only happened once in a hundred times camped out. I'm clueless and curious, hoping to find someone else that has had similar problem. Thanks for all the responses.
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