Sherwooddavid

Am I correct in thinking that  the battery is not charging for a few seconds when the Utility drops and the 5 second timer is initiated before the generator starts up ?

After the generator starts I assume the battery will resume getting a trickle charge for as long as it runs.
Just wondering ? 🤔

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Cobranut
That is correct. 
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Sherwooddavid

Thank you Cobranut. So with the utility off would I measure 240v at the generator terminal N1 & N2 ? I suspect I wouldn’t but 120v would be present at T1 so the battery would charge.  Sorry for all the questions I like to know how things work and just going through the schematics. Dave

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Cobranut

Thank you Cobranut. So with the utility off would I measure 240v at the generator terminal N1 & N2 ? I suspect I wouldn’t but 120v would be present at T1 so the battery would charge.  Sorry for all the questions I like to know how things work and just going through the schematics. Dave



With the utility off, there will be no voltage at n1, n2, or t1, until the genset starts and the load transfers, at which point t1 would have 120v, which will power the battery charger.
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JayH
The "N" in N1 and N2 stands for "Normal". This is voltage coming from the utility. During an outage there will be no voltage there regardless of whether the generator is running. 

The "T" terminals are "Transfer". They will be energized from the utility in normal operation via the transfer switch. Once the generator starts and the transfer switch activates they'll be fed from the generator. T1 is extended to the generator to provide 120 volts for the battery charger regardless of whether the utility or the generator is supplying the load. These terminals will have no voltage during the initial few seconds of an outage before the generator spins up and the transfer switch activates.

The "E" terminals are "Emergency". They are directly connected to the generator output. They will be energized whenever the generator is running, whether by exercise or due to an outage. During exercise, the "E" terminals are not connected to anything unless there is also an outage that activates the transfer switch.
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Sherwooddavid
Thanks Jay great explanation !
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78buckshot
I second that, good job JayH.
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Geoff Z
I third that! Well done! Group hug...awww!
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Cobranut
HEY!!!  Don't I get a hug too??? 😕
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Sherwooddavid
You guys are all great and have been so helpful ! I’m glad I found this forum after I purchased my genset.  Thanks again everyone !
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Wireform
In a nut shell, THE BEST OF THE BEST HERE.
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Geoff Z
Cobranut wrote:
HEY!!!  Don't I get a hug too??? 😕


Bring it in ya big lug!!
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Geoff Z
Wireform wrote:
In a nut shell, THE BEST OF THE BEST HERE.
👍👍👍
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78buckshot
No group hugs for me, thanks anyway.
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Cobranut
LOL
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Geoff Z
78buckshot wrote:
No group hugs for me, thanks anyway.


Hey who said u were even invited!? 😆
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78buckshot
I'll show myself to the door, it's bedtime for me anyway.
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Geoff Z
78buckshot wrote:
I'll show myself to the door, it's bedtime for me anyway.


Hope you got a good nights sleep and are a little less cranky today!! 😎
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78buckshot
CRANKY !!, WHOES CRANKY?, WACHA MEAN BY CRANKY?, I did sleep well thank you, up at my normal 4:30 this morning and put in a good day. I hope all is well with the members here, it's a great group even if you want to hug.
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