Jacob375r

Customer has a 30kw diesel with Evolution 2 controller that will be used to run a water pump manually that is in a remote location that has no AC voltage present on site.

Generator battery is kept charged by solar panel of sufficient size.

 

Is there an option/way to silence/hide the “AC Charger Missing” alarm/fault on the evolution controller?

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Peddler
No
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78buckshot
If you have enough solar to make 120 volts you could wire it into the factory battery charge circuit.
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Birken Vogt
Too late now but wrong generator for the job.  There are commercially made generators for prime power.  Seen a lot of heartache of people trying to "save money" with a homeowner grade generator in prime service.  Sometimes it works out, but often it gets ugly.  Just saying.
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Cobranut
Birkin,

What would be the major wear issue with using that unit in prime service, as long as it has regular maintenance?
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Birken Vogt
You run them long hours and you will see the things a more expensive industrial set would have done differently.  Radiators, various engine accessories, things like the governor, the voltage regulator, exciter, end bell bearing are all suspect.  And if you run the controller in a glitchy condition such as charger missing AC they have a tendency to go haywire after a while.

What engine is in this unit?  Is it something you will be able to get parts for after the mother ship gives up support?  There is a 20-something KW new unit near here that has some Asian diesel that bears no resemblance to anything I have ever seen.  And I have seen a lot.
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Jacob375r
Thanks for verifying what i figured any how everyone. The customer will just have to deal with it.

They were using a trailer mounted industrial unit to run it for the last 10 years or so that was used when they took possession of it but the engine is on its 3rd rebuild and has excessive blow-by once again as well as the skid rusting beyond repair to the point the customer wanted to replace it.
Before they purchased it, I informed them that i was not familiar with the reliability of this unit and that it was not designed for Prime use and that I could not guarantee how long it would last. 
Their reasoning was that for the price for a 3 phase unit and the limited amount of time each year they plan to need it to run (@100 hours yearly) that it made more since to them. They may rethink that after the experience they may have with this unit.
I have not seen the unit yet (going out there later this week). The customer told me that it has a Perkins engine in it.
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Cobranut
Birken Vogt wrote:
You run them long hours and you will see the things a more expensive industrial set would have done differently.  Radiators, various engine accessories, things like the governor, the voltage regulator, exciter, end bell bearing are all suspect.  And if you run the controller in a glitchy condition such as charger missing AC they have a tendency to go haywire after a while.

What engine is in this unit?  Is it something you will be able to get parts for after the mother ship gives up support?  There is a 20-something KW new unit near here that has some Asian diesel that bears no resemblance to anything I have ever seen.  And I have seen a lot.
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Cobranut
My Protector serious has a Kukje A2400t diesel, which is a Cummins clone. 
Hopefully they copied all the dimensions exactly, so Cummins parts will fit. 

I can understand that end bell bearings and brushes may not be up to many thousands of hours use, but those are fairly easily replaced, as long as you monitor their condition and replace before they seize. 

The OP says they expect 100 hrs annually, so they should get several decades out of it with normal maintenance. 
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Birken Vogt
Well a little research led me to Branson Tractors using/being the same company as Kukje so that is interesting.

Seems I spend half my time sourcing parts for old Generac engines, Mitsubishi 1.5, 2.4, old Shibaura that you can get parts for old Ford mini tractors, Mazda HA, the Tofas Fiat has escaped me so far though.
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Cobranut
I do recall seeing that as well, when I was looking for another source for oil and fuel filters.  Seems that Generac only sells them with full kits that include several items that I don't need every oil change.

Hopefully Branson will be a good source for parts if I ever need anything. 
Lots of farmers keep the same equipment for decades, so that should keep the parts available. 
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