Forget hot living spaces and depleted batteries; Magnum’s ME-AGS auto generator start module together with the ME-RC remote gives you worry-free control over your generator. This video is designed to help guide you through the tech menu screens of the ME-RC revision 2.8 in order to better understand your Automatic Generator Start. Other revisions may show slightly different screens, but this video should get you through the basics. These are all read-only screens and are meant to give insight into your system and what your AGS is seeing. Please refer to your owner’s manual for more in-depth information.
Press AGS on the main screen of your ME-RC and navigate to 02 AGS Status to get started. AGS Status gives several options to describe what is going on with your generator. Start VDC describes a generator turned on due to low voltage, Off means the AGS is currently disabled, No Comm indicates that no AGS is connected. In a normal operation, we would expect this status to read Ready if the generator was not running and the AGS was properly set up. Other useful screens under the AGS menu include:
- 08 AGS Tech: This screen represents the amount of time your generator has currently been running. This is also the timer that the system uses to stop the generator. For instance, if you have your Gen Run Hours set to 1 hour, the generator will turn off when this screen reaches 1 hour.
- AGS VDC: This is the battery voltage that the AGS is seeing. This is also the voltage the AGS uses to determine if it needs to start the generator or not. This can be helpful to look at when troubleshooting a number outside of a normal range.
- Temp: This screen shows the AGS temp sensor reading. This reading will either show a temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius, an external control if you are using a pigtail to externally control the AGS, TS Hot if the temp sensor is reading above 104°F, TS Cold if the temp sensor is reading below 33°F, or TS Open in the event that the Temp sensor is not connected at all.
- AGS Rev: This screen displays the firmware revision inside the AGS module. This can be helpful when troubleshooting or determining the age of your system.
- AGS Mode: If your system is installed in an RV, this setting should say RV. RV Mode is meant to be a safety measure in your system to prevent the AGS from turning the generator when you have already manually started your generator.