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Old 12-05-2006, 02:41 PM   #1
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I want to hook up a devise to let me know when the gen. set starts. When I am on the road and want to start the gen. I have to stop and listen very hard to know when the thing starts. If I had some sort of light or anything to let me know when to release the start button when the thing fires up. Any Ideas?
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I want to hook up a devise to let me know when the gen. set starts. When I am on the road and want to start the gen. I have to stop and listen very hard to know when the thing starts. If I had some sort of light or anything to let me know when to release the start button when the thing fires up. Any Ideas?
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Old 12-05-2006, 03:08 PM   #3
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The gen set switch on our Southwind has a light in it. It blinks while cranking and glows when running, works quite well.
Hope that helps.
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:03 PM   #4
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Trapshooter, If your genset panel doesn't have a light to tell when it's on you can get a small panel light for 110V that will help. you can get them at Radio Shack or another radio store. Just tie into a 110v plug and run the wire to the dash and mount on on the genset panel. Mines red and I can see it better at night than daytime but if any brighter and it would blind my night vision. Have a Happy Holiday,Dan
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Plug a night light into a 110V receptcle that you can see from the drivers seat.
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:58 PM   #6
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One of the wires on your generator set switch is the "B+" wire. It provides 12 VDC power from the genset whenever the unit is running. This normally lights the LED on the rocker switch but it also is tapped into to run the hourmeter. If your switch or hourmeter are not located on the dash, you should be able to drop down to the genset itself or the switch and run a 12 volt wire from it to the dash, where you can mount a 12 volt LED or pilot lamp.

The other option is just to take the muffler off. Then you'll always know when it's running.
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:27 AM   #7
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The rocker generator switch on ours has a light and also after it is on I can hear our microwave beep with a loud sound.

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Cruzer,
Thanks for the info. I have a hobbs meter on the dash. I will tap in there and add a light. Of course the muffler idea is a good option also, Thanks
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