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MikeCB
Gray;37751 wrote:
Mike,

I am planning to go with an Odyssey AGM battery instead of a flooded electrolyte; the Odyssey performs both dual function, both as starter power and also has deep cycle function. I have used them in the past for a similar (but considerably larger; 45kw Kubota diesel) generator system, with a dedicated Deltran battery tender. I have used Odyssey AGM's for years with no failure over 10 year spans. I also only use the Deltran tender products since that combination has given very good performance. With the Odyssey AGM I never had any issues even at 0 to -25 f for weeks at a time. They are also positional agnostic.


There are definitely options out there. Around here it doesn't get that cold for that long though. We service generators on a yearly basis so for us its honestly just easier to replace them every few years.... one less non-factory modification to worry about as well.

Good Luck
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Gray
I ordered the generator yesterday; a Honeywell 17 kW Automatic Standby Generator with 200a Service Rated Smart Switch Transfer Switch, Model #6260.

They stipulate delivery at 2 - 4 weeks from the time of order, and my electrician is in the schedule loop for the installation.

I called our utility last week to check on gas supply; including the generator the total supply requirement is 579,000 BTU/579 CFH. Our existing meter was rated at 250 CFH. The utility company came out the next day and installed a 630 CFH meter (no charge).
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Hodgy
Gray;37891 wrote:

The utility company came out the next day and installed a 630 CFH meter (no charge).


Same size meter my gas company upgraded me to.

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Gray
We are sometimes traveling for weeks at a time. Our power outages are usually less than 12 hours, so I do not foresee a need for unattended long term use in our absence.

Is there a way to "turn off" the automatic start system so that it will not operate when we are away for extended periods?
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Skip Douglas SkipD
Gray;37972 wrote:
We are sometimes traveling for weeks at a time. Our power outages are usually less than 12 hours, so I do not foresee a need for unattended long term use in our absence.

Is there a way to "turn off" the automatic start system so that it will not operate when we are away for extended periods?
Simply set the generator's control switch to "off" and it will not run regardless of utility power condition.
Skip Douglas
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Gray
Thank you gentlemen.
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