Power Fluxuation with generator

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wpmaura
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Power Fluxuation with generator

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I run a generator for an hour at night to assist batteries or rain etc. But when I cut it.off there seems to be a dip in power. Should that be seemless?
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Re: Power Fluxuation with generator

Post by raysun »

It depends on the manner of cutoff, perhaps.

Is the generator simply being powered down, or is the AC IN being DROPPED first?
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Re: Power Fluxuation with generator

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I just cut the generator off its a 6kw pull cord
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Re: Power Fluxuation with generator

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is there a way of dropping it from mate
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Re: Power Fluxuation with generator

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The Mate3/3s has a hard button labeled AC INPUT.

It has a menu that will allow input DROP and USE.
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Re: Power Fluxuation with generator

Post by provo »

raysun wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:02 am
It has a menu that will allow input DROP and USE.
DROP doesn't turn off generator, though. AGS does.
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Re: Power Fluxuation with generator

Post by raysun »

But its a manual start generator.

The smoothest manual transition is to DROP the AC INPUT, then power down the generator.

AGS will do it all programmatically, but requires an AGS compatible generator.
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Re: Power Fluxuation with generator

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That did the trick. Thanks
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