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Old 02-19-2014, 05:45 PM   #1
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I am seeking information on the Magnum networked automatic generator starter. This unit can monitor your house batteries and coach temperature and start the generator to run the HVAC system or replenish batteries.

Can it be set just to monitor batteries? Temperature? Or always default to both? Has anyone installed one?

I have looked at the Onan wireless, however, it appears to have received mixed reviews.

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Old 02-19-2014, 05:56 PM   #2
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Sorry, I can't answer your questions. But, I too would like to hear others responses.

I purchased and installed a new Magnum inverter recently. At the same time, I also purchased the Magnum Auto Generator start. I have studied the installation instructions only a little, but enough to find it quite daunting. I had hoped that it might be a quick, simple installation, but obviously it will be one of the things to add to my 'project list'.

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I have the Magnum Energy AGSn auto gen start on my coach. It is networked with my Magnum inverter. It can be programmed to auto start the generator based on temp in the coach and battery voltage. It can be programmed to not start the generator based on 'quiet times' that you establish.

We have it primarily to make sure our dogs don't get cooked if there is a shore power failure in warm weather while we may be away from the coach.

We had the Onan EC30W on our previous coach and it worked fine.

The Magnum AGS is not hard to install. You do need to run a network cable to the inverter, and wire it to one of the generator stop/start switches.
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these come standard on the Palazzo.... here is the manual.

http://www.magnumenergy.com/Literatu...20ME-AGS-N.pdf
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The answer is yes, I use mine for battery charging when we need to in the early spring and fall or when I do not need the a/c for the dogs and I have not shore available. I do not use auto to keep the coach cool, I have big dogs and will rather just keep the genset running rather having it go on and off. I feel safer that way.
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I have the Magnum Energy AGSn auto gen start on my coach. It is networked with my Magnum inverter. It can be programmed to auto start the generator based on temp in the coach and battery voltage. It can be programmed to not start the generator based on 'quiet times' that you establish.

We have it primarily to make sure our dogs don't get cooked if there is a shore power failure in warm weather while we may be away from the coach....
We are looking into this for the very same reason. Does the AGS use a separate temp sensor for the coach or does it use the coach thermostat to determine that it is time to start the generator for AC purposes?

I am primarily speaking of using it as a safe guard in case shore power is lost to the coach...not as a primary means to keep my GSD safe in boondock situations.
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The Magnum AGS uses the house thermostate to to maintain the temperatre. If for what ever reason there is not adequate power to start the AC it will automatically start the genny as needed to maintain the set temperatuire, shutting it down when the set temp is reached and the battery bank charged.
The OIP displays all pertainent battery information.
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AZ bound. The package materials in the Magnum starter appears to have another thermostat sensor. Are you sure it works with the house thermostat?
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AGS uses another temp sensor, our is installed sticking out of the thermostat.
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QT's # 3 information about AGM and many of the inverter/converters.
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I have to believe it depends on whether it is a fully integrated Magnum system, or the add on AGS.
In my case the original house thermostate is integrated into the system with no added sensors. The inverter/charger, AGS and OIP are all Magnum.
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Mine the same as AZ
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I have to believe it depends on whether it is a fully integrated Magnum system, or the add on AGS.
In my case the original house thermostate is integrated into the system with no added sensors. The inverter/charger, AGS and OIP are all Magnum.
can you provide the model/manufacturer of the thermostat that is integrated with your inverters... TIA
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We are looking into this for the very same reason. Does the AGS use a separate temp sensor for the coach or does it use the coach thermostat to determine that it is time to start the generator for AC purposes?

I am primarily speaking of using it as a safe guard in case shore power is lost to the coach...not as a primary means to keep my GSD safe in boondock situations.
Mine came with a separate temp sensor that is plugged into the device. I mounted the sensor next to the wall thermostat.
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