phgardner
I currently have a customer who has a Generac 45kw (5621T) that is installed approx 250' from the home, the customer would like to control the generator (start/stop etc.) from a remote location in the house or at the auto-transfer switch located in the basement. I spoke with Generac tech support and they told me they do not have a remote kit for this model, but there are serveral 3rd party companies that do produce kits but they would not recommend any particular manufacturer. Would you know were I can find a kit to remotely control the generator?

Thanks,

phg
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ceb58
What type transfer switch?
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phgardner
Ats

The Transfer switch was supplies with the Genset, it is a generac RTS with no lights or switches on the front cover.
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Skip Douglas SkipD
What is the whole model number (from the tag in the generator housing)? The serial number and year it was purchased would also be helpful.

It would be good if you'd look inside the transfer switch and give us the number from it as well. At least give us a full functional description of the transfer switch.
Skip Douglas
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phgardner
Remote Start

Sorry no numbers inside the transfer switch at all, do you have an email I can send some pics of the ATS?
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phgardner
Here is the info from the GenSet:
UPC-A696471
Item # 0052611
Serial # 4862874
Manufacture order # M824110


Photos of the transfer switch:
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Skip Douglas SkipD
phgardner;10804 wrote:
Sorry no numbers inside the transfer switch at all, do you have an email I can send some pics of the ATS?
I am sending you a Private Message.
Skip Douglas
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ceb58
Is that the n1 n2 fuses on the left? If so why not come off the bottom of the n1 and go to a switch mounted on the out side of ATS then come back in to the terminal block. If you wanted to test turn the switch off this would break the 240v sensing in the gen. and it would crank but not transfer due to no real loss of utility. Could be wrong not used to these smaller ATS's
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douglas123
ceb58,
If you break N1 or N2 you will be simulating a power outage or phase loss. On this style transfer switch it will think it has a utility loss and will initiate a transfer to emergency if emergency power is present. I would think the only way to keep the transfer switch from transfering would be to inhibit the actuation of the cube relay with another on/off switch. with this circuit not allowing the relay to energise then breaking N1 or N2 callling for the generator to start. You could also get some exercise and turn off the circuit breaker on the generator. or install a rated disconnect on the emergency power close to the transfer switch. just don't forget to turn everything back on after starting unit in manual mode so to speak. Just a thought for home standby systems. Never had a call to do it. Just curious that generac acknowedged there is remote start capabilities that they are aware of. Most home systems were designed to to what they are supposed to do and that's it. Commercial and industrial systems is a totally different ball game. As someone posted earlier my 15 cents worth. Must be due to the inflation cost.
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phgardner
Thanks for the suggestuions, I will try it out.
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Skip Douglas SkipD
I am guessing that the customer wants to not only be able to start the generator remotely but also to be able to stop it during a power outage. This, of course, would require the ability to manually disconnect the generator from the load (before either starting or stopping it) from the remote control location.
Skip Douglas
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