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auto-generator-start-stop:start [2019-01-27 00:57]
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auto-generator-start-stop:start [2019-01-28 13:56]
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 Various Victron products have functions to automatically signal when to start and stop a generator. Here is advice on when to use which product and method. Various Victron products have functions to automatically signal when to start and stop a generator. Here is advice on when to use which product and method.
  
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 +=== Option 1: Venus-device like CCGX or Venus GX ===
 When there is a [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] (CCGX, Venus GX, or other) in the system, the best option is to use its [[ccgx:​generator_start_stop|Generator Start Stop mechanism]]. Its the most feature-rich generator start/stop system that we have to offer. It provides for basic functions as starting and stopping on Battery State of Charge, Battery voltage as well as High load situations. And also has many advanced features, including automatic test runs and silent times. When there is a [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] (CCGX, Venus GX, or other) in the system, the best option is to use its [[ccgx:​generator_start_stop|Generator Start Stop mechanism]]. Its the most feature-rich generator start/stop system that we have to offer. It provides for basic functions as starting and stopping on Battery State of Charge, Battery voltage as well as High load situations. And also has many advanced features, including automatic test runs and silent times.
  
 +=== Option 2: BMV Battery Monitor ===
 The next most used option is a BMV-700 Battery Monitor or similar model. It can start the generator on low battery voltage and/or low battery state of charge. See the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​battery-monitors/​bmv-700#​manual|BMV-700 manual]] for configuration. The next most used option is a BMV-700 Battery Monitor or similar model. It can start the generator on low battery voltage and/or low battery state of charge. See the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​battery-monitors/​bmv-700#​manual|BMV-700 manual]] for configuration.
  
 +=== Option 3: Using the relay in the Multis or Quattros ===
 The Multis, MultiPlus-IIs,​ Quattros, EasySolars and the rest of the VE.Bus family also have Generator start/stop feature with a relay. There are two different ways to configure them: The Multis, MultiPlus-IIs,​ Quattros, EasySolars and the rest of the VE.Bus family also have Generator start/stop feature with a relay. There are two different ways to configure them:
  
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   - [[assistants:​overview_of_available_assistants#​generator_start_and_stop|Generator start/stop Assistant]] (more advanced / complex)   - [[assistants:​overview_of_available_assistants#​generator_start_and_stop|Generator start/stop Assistant]] (more advanced / complex)
  
 +=== Combining the options ===
 Lastly, its of course also possible to combine above mentioned methods, by wiring the open contacts in parallel to each other, or in series, to the Generator. Lastly, its of course also possible to combine above mentioned methods, by wiring the open contacts in parallel to each other, or in series, to the Generator.
  
-==== 2. How to wire a a genset with three-wire interface ====+==== 2. How to wire generators with a three-wire interface ====
  
-All above products and devices have a single relay; ​that require a generator ​that starts and keeps running ​when- and while the relay is closed; and stops again when opened. Or the other way around.+All above Victron ​products and devices have a single relay; ​which will close when the generator ​needs to startsand then expect the generator to then keep running ​until the relay is opened ​again. Or the other way around.
  
 When having a generator that requires a start pulse and a stop pulse, such as for example Cummins/​Onan generators; additional wiring is required. When having a generator that requires a start pulse and a stop pulse, such as for example Cummins/​Onan generators; additional wiring is required.
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 {{ :​auto-genset-start-stop:​onan_relay2.jpg?​nolink |}} {{ :​auto-genset-start-stop:​onan_relay2.jpg?​nolink |}}
  
-==== Alternative using Assistants ===+=== Alternative using Assistants === 
 (provided by Thierry Cortasa) (provided by Thierry Cortasa)
  
-hy+hi
  
 just for information,​ one solution using multiplus relay for start stop a three-wire generator. ​ just for information,​ one solution using multiplus relay for start stop a three-wire generator. ​
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