AGS settings - a lot to know
Just got off the phone with Newmar and as usual they were very helpful. I was curious as to why my AutoGen did not kick in when my coach wasn't plugged in last time and the batteries went completely dead.
Here are the setting Newmar recommends (silverleaf)
Go to AutoGen tab on Silverleaf
Safety lock - CLEAR (this is the most important step - more about this later)
Auto Charger - Enabled
Exerciser - Disabled (unless you want to run generator weekly)
Auto Temp - Enabled (if you want generator to kick on once coach gets to a certain temp)
Autocharger start volts - 12.1
Autocharger Max Run Time - 240 min
Topoff volts - 12.6V
Topoff Run Time - 90 min
Quiet time begin 8:00am
Quiet time end 8:00am (these are the same because you want the generator to kick in ANY time - you can change them, but it wont work during quiet hours)
Chassis start volts - 12.7V
Charge bridge duration - 60 min
Page 4 (only pertains if you have exerciser function enabled)
Exerciser day of week - any
Start time - any
Run time - at least 30 mins
Auto temp set point (78 - can set at whatever you want)
Auto temp delay time - 1 min
Auto temp deadband 2F
These were recommended by Newmar. Your needs/wants may vary. I will say almost none of mine were set correctly.
Here's two very important points..
If you start the generator manually at any time AND/OR if you open the front generator compartment for any reason, the "safety lock" kicks in and MUST BE CLEARED in order for AGS to be active. If the safety lock is on, the AGS is not. This was my issue.
So, the rule of thumb that was suggested was every time you leave the coach, go to the "genset" button (the one in the left column, not the one in the middle column - that will start the generator), and hit the "clear AGS" button, verify that the AGS message is "Standing By", and you are good to go.
So glad I called on this. I was completely clueless.
Jeff & Tracie (Stella & Hoonah - the rescue mutts)
2018 Mountain Aire 4531
2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport