Mark B
No leds lit on control panel at all. Battery is good and fully charged. Recently replaced the battery charger and those two leds are lit. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Geoff Z
If you have the serial number it will help our guys know what they are working on. There are different controllers, components and such.
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Mark B
QTO3030avsn
s/n 4222062
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78buckshot
Looks like you have a R200 controller with LED's. Find the automotive fuse in the wire harness close to the belt driven alternator, check that. If all fuses are good, you have 13 plus volts DC at the battery and up to the terminal strip in the control compartment, and 240 volts AC coming in on N1 and N2 then I would lean towards a bad controller. I can't remember the wire number right off hand but the board needs to see battery voltage at all times, wire may be 15A going into the edge connector on the board, back-probe the connector and see what you have.
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Mark B
Will do, thank you. I'll post results.
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Mark B
Interesting. Checked fuses and verified voltages. I found that when I turn the main breaker off and re-set, the five red LED's come on flashing indicating the auto exerciser needs to be set. When I go into the auto mode and hold the exerciser button down, it kills everything - leds' go away and all appears dead. When I turn off the main and re-set again (bringing the 5 leds back on - I can start the generator in the manual mode, and it runs fine. Thought's?
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78buckshot
That scenario sounds like you have a dead battery and the battery charger is supplying enough current to energize the LED's but when asked to provide power for the rest of the system it can't respond. Double check the battery condition while disconnected from the unit, also check battery cables, ground lugs at the engine block. I would start by checking electrolyte level in the battery.
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grsthegreat
can you start the generator in manual mode
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Mark B
yes, after I reset the main breaker and the 5 red led's come back on.
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78buckshot
Well then, the battery ain't dead, how about all of the connections to the "Auto-Off-manual" switch, make sure nothing came loose there. From what I remember, the 15A wire goes through both of the rocker switches before it enters the circuit board.
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Mark B
After checking all battery connections, and with the battery checking right at 13 volts, I left it on a trickle charge for a couple of hours. (the battery is only one month old). I tried to set the exerciser and this time it worked! Now I suspect the battery even though it's new. Thank you all for the suggestions, I'll replace the battery tomorrow.
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78buckshot
Man I hate it when that happens, intermittent electrical issues will drive you crazy, hope it is as simple as a bad battery.
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