K_9
Hello All. I'm new to this forum, and I have two installation questions.

I have just completed (or what I thought) my 20kW air cooled Eaton Standby generator installation. I did this as a homeowner, and just received my final electrical inspection from the county. I passed with flying colors.

I installed the generator as a manual transfer. Meaning, I installed the generator and used an interlock device on my 150amp fuze panel, bringing the generator power over on a 100am DP breaker.
What I didn't know, is that Generac really made this hard for a homeowner to install with all the features connected. Meaning, my questions are two fold:

1) do I have to bring a separate 14AWG 110vAC line from the house panel to the generator to enable the battery charger? Nothing was stated in the literature about the battery charger requiring this line being run out to the generator.

2) How can I enable the generator in the Auto mode, to take advantage of the weekly maintenance run? Since I did not install a transfer panel in the traditional sense, I have no way to tell the generator to switch on and off automatically, nor do I want to. I want the generator to power on, manually in the case of a power lose, but use the auto feature for the weekly maintenance runs. I did receive a bulletin from Generac stating I could install an auto switch, by adding two wires into the control plug. Meaning, I would have to run some sort of additional cable from somewhere to the generator.

Any and all help to the above questions would be greatly appreciated. Again, I am a simple homeowner, and it would have been nice if Generac decided to make these generators a bit easier to install ensuring all their features are documented in their online .pdf instructions on how to use them. I thought I did all the research, but obviously i missed a few things.
Thank you in advance.
Steve
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MEC
Since these are made for automatics operation out of the box it would take some rewiring to make it work the way you would want it.
You do need a T1 wire run from the electrical panel to power the controller and charge the battery.
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Birken Vogt
1. All generators of this type need a wire that is hot from utility or generator power to keep the battery up when idle or when running. The easiest way is a 15 amp circuit breaker from a load center that is powered by the generator back to the T1 terminal.

2. It takes some reprogramming of the control board and removing and replacing of wires from the back connector of the control board to accomplish remote start via a switch. I believe it will automatically exercise in this mode but I have never witnessed it so someone else will have to confirm or deny.
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K_9
Update

Thanks for the two posts so far. I called Generac, and they provided me instructions on how to add a Home Standby Remote Starter Kit Model No 0066130 .pdf instructions. This basically adds two wires directly into the control panel plugs on the back of the control panel. With this kit, it infers that once the two wire starter switch is installed, the generator should be placed back into the auto mode. I have a local Generac distributor, so i'm going to call them tomorrow and see if I can order this kit.
If anyone has experience with installing this two wire starter switch, what's required to be the switch? just a normal 15amp 110vAC switch, using a 14/2 run from the switch to the two pig tails that are wired into the jumpers, and then attach the ground into the ground bar in the generator?

Combining this with the 1st question, then I would need to run two 14/2 romex cables through the conduit I have, one being used as the AC battery Charger, and one being used as the Starter Switch.
I continue to hope that anyone having experience installing either of these set ups post lessons learned, and other tips/advice. I'm still working to unbury from the east coast snowfall from last week, so nothing will be done for at least a week or two. Again, thanks to all for reading, and providing assistance.
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MEC
Order the part from Ziller, the host of this site.
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