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Magnum AGS-N to Champion Generator Model#100433

 
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Hi folks.

We are wanting to hook up our Champion generator (Model 100433) as a backup to automatically charge the batteries on our solar system.  We have a Magnum AGS-N, but dispite the sales claim that any generator with auto start capabilites can be used with this AGS, we are not having any luck finding a solution to wire them together.  I have contacted Magnum and they said that external relays would need to be used, but they have not yet been able to provide a solution as to what exactly is needed.  

The Champion generator has a start/stop button (same button for starting and stopping) that needs to be pressed twice to start (0.5 to 2 seconds per push, with at least a 2 second interval between pushes), and pressed once to stop it (again a 0.5-2 second push). Pushing the start/stop button just completes a circuit and sends a 12V pulse to a controller which actually controls the starting and stopping of the generator.

Anyone have any ideas on the configuration of external relays required, or any other ideas for a solution?

Thanks!!
 
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Hey Vince,   Not exactly what your looking for but perhaps this schematic could provide some insight into things until someone else chimes in.

Filename: ME-AGS-N-Champion-Model-46512-46565-41535-41552-Rev-12-06-2013.pdf
File size: 63 Kbytes
 
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There are other companies that make these. Atkinson likely has a module.

http://atkinson-electronics2.mybigcommerce.com/gscm-mini-i-generator-start-control-module/
 
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This thread was similar from last year...
https://permies.com/t/88144/Wiring-generator-AGS#725466
 
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Thanks Folks,
Posts were very helpful.  I see two options to go forward with, so far.... 1) Contact Atkinson and see what they have, or 2) Swap the Champion Generator #100433 with a #46565 (Since I have access to one) and use the wiring diagram Gerry posted.

Gratitude!!
 
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Vince Schultz: Welcome to Permies! Keep an eye on this thread, people sometimes respond for quite a while.
Always good to have people around who know solar, hope to stay to be part of it
 
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