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Old 05-24-2019, 04:45 PM   #1
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2017 Voltage 3970 Gen Connections

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I have a 2017 Voltage 3970. It has a 5.5kw Onan RVQG Generator. I am installing a solar system on the 5th wheel with an inverter tied to the electrical system. The inverter has a "Auto Gen Start/Stop 2-wire connection on the side of it. It can be wired directly to the generator from my understanding. Is this possible? I know the EC-30 is obsolete at this time. I have a wiring diagram for the gen but not sure about how to wire it up. The inverter is a AIMS POWER 4000 watt pure sine inverter w/lcd control panel.

Does this model 5th wheel have Auto Gen Start when the batteries are below a certain voltage? If no it has never kicked on or do I know how to check to see if that is available. Thanks.
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:00 PM   #2
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The RV does not have a remote gen start, the Onan generator does.
https://www.electricgeneratorsdirect...-LP/p6316.html
Look up the manual for the Onan.
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The RV does not have a remote gen start, the Onan generator does.
https://www.electricgeneratorsdirect...-LP/p6316.html
Look up the manual for the Onan.
I have the manual but I can not find anything related to wiring up the auto start feature. The only thing I know about is to maybe run 2 wires to the start /stop wires then to the inverter.
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Did you look at the link I posted? There is a remote start kit associated with it. Does it look like your generator?
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Did you look at the link I posted? There is a remote start kit associated with it. Does it look like your generator?
That is the correct gen. I can start the gen from inside the coach, even from my phone. But I want the gen to wire into my inverter so it will auto start when the battery is low.
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Old 05-25-2019, 01:31 PM   #6
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The manual for the remote start kits shows wiring diagrams. The start and stop buttons on the remotes are momentary contact single pole, double through switches. They act by grounding one wire or the other. They are normally off.

Start the generator by grounding the start wire. Stop by grounding the stop button. The inverter must do the same. Does the manual for the inverter have instructions for wiring to the generator?
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The manual for the remote start kits shows wiring diagrams. The start and stop buttons on the remotes are momentary contact single pole, double through switches. They act by grounding one wire or the other. They are normally off.

Start the generator by grounding the start wire. Stop by grounding the stop button. The inverter must do the same. Does the manual for the inverter have instructions for wiring to the generator?
No, the manual for the inverter just explains the feature, no wiring diagram. Im thinking that I'll have to run a wire to the start and stop wires on the generator then to the inverter so it will ground them out. That's all i can think of at this point.
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There are two other wires in the kit cable. One is the "remote run" and the other the "status" wires. The "basic" remote switch also uses the status wire but not the run wire. I don't know if the inverter can use one, the other or both.

What is the make and model of the inverter?

Disclaimer, I do not have any of this equipment. I have never wired an inverter to a generator start system.
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There are two other wires in the kit cable. One is the "remote run" and the other the "status" wires. The "basic" remote switch also uses the status wire but not the run wire. I don't know if the inverter can use one, the other or both.

What is the make and model of the inverter?

Disclaimer, I do not have any of this equipment. I have never wired an inverter to a generator start system.
4000 watt AIMS Power Pure Sine Inverter.
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Aims (https://www.aimscorp.net/3000-Watt-P...harger-UL.html) lists a 3000 watt 12 volt inverter with transfer switch. Aims does not list a 4000 watt 12 volt inverter.
What is the model number?
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