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Old November 3rd, 2012   #1
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Default New 10kW Generac standby not charging battery

I just finished installing my new 10k NG standby generator. Everything tests out but the battery doesn't seem to be charging. I removed the fuse and turned off the CB and installed a new battery and the unit starts, transfers and produces the expected AC supply. The battery over time and multiple starts becomes dead. I can charge the battery with my battery charger and re-install and the unit is happy until the battery runs down again. Is there something I can check or can I assume the controller is bad?
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Old November 3rd, 2012   #2
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Did you hook up the "T1" wire during installation?
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Old November 3rd, 2012   #3
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same asabove , T1 has to have 120v coming to it
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Old November 3rd, 2012   #4
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T1 was the problem. thanks for the info. It was hooked up but the plug between the generator junction box and the transfer switch had the pins mis -matched. T1 was in the in 4 from the transfer and pin 3 from the generator. I assume pin 4 is not used and T1 goes through Pin 3. Now that they match up the controler has power and the charger appears to be working. Thanks for the help on where to look. I now have power at T1 at the generator.
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Old November 3rd, 2012   #5
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Glad it's working, I haven't had a power outage sense I installed mine, I have run it under varying loads to get it broken in for it's first oil change.
It also exercises every week.
So far so good.


Have you run it under any loads?
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Old November 3rd, 2012   #6
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I ran it under load for testing only for about 30min. I don't have much of a load. I had the well, ejector pump and furnance all on as well as some lights and toaster oven. I had about 5A on one leg and 7A on the other. Thats about the most load it will see. I'm sure the well will cycle peaks at 10 or 12A @240V but I'm still well under my 10KW. It's all I need. Heat, water, lights and of coarse internet.

My manual says no break in required. What is the common practice for oil change and break in?
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I ran it under load for testing only for about 30min. I don't have much of a load. I had the well, ejector pump and furnance all on as well as some lights and toaster oven. I had about 5A on one leg and 7A on the other. Thats about the most load it will see. I'm sure the well will cycle peaks at 10 or 12A @240V but I'm still well under my 10KW. It's all I need. Heat, water, lights and of coarse internet.

My manual says no break in required. What is the common practice for oil change and break in?
Run it for the eight hours called for in the manual with the non-synthetic oil the factory put in. Then change the oil and filter and follow manual guidelines. I do like breaking one in by running it thirty minutes no load, two hours 25% load, two hours 50% load, and then two hours at 75% load if possible.
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