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Generac 04079-0 10 KW LP Standby Generator Wiring and Manual Questions

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Old 09-29-2018, 03:57:37 PM
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Default Generac 04079-0 10 KW LP Standby Generator Wiring and Manual Questions

I am installing a used Generac 04079-0 10 KW LP Standby Generator and have several questions I could use help with. I would like to get this to run using a remote start switch and believe I need to change the DIP switch settings in order to get this to work. They currently are all in the down position. When I connect terminals 178 and 183 (which I understand should be the remote start terminals) I do not get an automatic start. When the switch is in the automatic setting the unit will start itself (regardless if 178 and 183 are connected or not which suggests to me that it is configured for an ATS and not remote. I need to get mine to start and stop using my inverter to control it.

I would also like to get a copy of an Owner's as well as a Technical Service manual for this unit. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Default Re: Generac 04079-0 10 KW LP Standby Generator Wiring and Manual Questions

Can't help with service manual, but owners 0C2369 and install 0C2165 manuals are available on Generac's site - select support, manuals, then put 040790 in the search box - scroll down to the results, and click on the link to the manual you want.
Per the install manual (as amplified by manuals for later versions of this genset which use the same control board...) setting dip switch 2 on selects Remote Not Auto mode, which gives start/run control to terminals 178 and 183 WHEN THE SWITCH IS IN THE AUTO MODE. Manual and Off positions should be unchanged. Hope this gives you what you need.

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