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Old 02-18-2018, 06:04 AM   #1
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AGS for new user

Just traded my gasser for a 2014 DP (Itasca Solei 38R) and had a Magnum AGS (ME-AGS-S - the model without an LED on the remote). Refrig is a residential, all electric. We have 4 coach batteries, no solar.

Q: when we are not on shore power and the coach engine is not running (as in boondocking) am I correct that: 1) the inverter should be on so that the refrig will run, and 2) the AGS should be "enabled" so that the gen will turn on when the batteries are depleted?

Q: what settings do you recommend? The factory defaults are:
  • Run time: 2 hours
  • Start Temp: no default.
  • Start volts: 11

Q: My understanding is that if there is no shore power and the inside temp hits the limit (let's say 79 degrees), the gen will kick on and run the set "runtime". It will not turn off when the internal temp reaches 79 degrees. Correct?

Q: The manual says to set the A/C to the same temp as set in the AGS. For example, if I set the AGS to 79, I should set the AC to 79. It seems to me if the gen is going to run for the set time (say 2 hours) that the AC could be set to a lower temp (say 72) since the gen is going to run for two hours anyway. Thoughts?

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take a look at this current thread on the newmar forum-- some good info
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I read the thread above and since it in the Newmar forum so I didn't respond. In that thread, it stated to set the voltage to 11 volts but that seems low to me. I have mine set to 11.9 but I'm a novice to AGS but I thought if the voltage gets much below 12 volts it could cause damage to the batteries. What are other sets the voltage to?
I set my temperature to 76 degrees when I have Gizmo our Papalon with us.
There is a procedure to check how you AGS operates on the thread above and is worth reading and I will be doing those test on my next out to better understand the AGS.
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As recommended by PanJH read the current posting - and many more that exist on IRV2. Note that AGS systems are pretty similar across different RV brands. Do pay attention to what 'software revision' you have and which style of monitor / command center.

You asked about 11 volts as an AGS starting voltage - I think that's too low. I've got mine set to 'auto' which gives me a start at ~ 12.0 - 12.1 with a delay for starting loads that may quickly pull the voltage down for < 30 seconds. Before you make any changes make sure you're not looking at the LBCO (low battery cut off) value - it is typically set between 10.5 - 11.0 volts.
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As recommended by PanJH read the current posting - and many more that exist on IRV2. Note that AGS systems are pretty similar across different RV brands. Do pay attention to what 'software revision' you have and which style of monitor / command center.

You asked about 11 volts as an AGS starting voltage - I think that's too low. I've got mine set to 'auto' which gives me a start at ~ 12.0 - 12.1 with a delay for starting loads that may quickly pull the voltage down for < 30 seconds. Before you make any changes make sure you're not looking at the LBCO (low battery cut off) value - it is typically set between 10.5 - 11.0 volts.
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