The Magnum auto generator start module (ME-AGS) lets you spend a day away while still keeping your living space cool and your batteries charged. Connected with the ME-RC, the ME-AGS gives you even more control over your generator, whether you own an Onan, Powertech, Generac, Westerbeke, Kohler, EPS, Northern Lights, or another model with an electric start. This video is designed to help guide you through testing your Automatic Generator Start - Network version with the ME-RC revision 2.8. Other revisions may show slightly different screens, but this video should get you through the basics. Testing the AGS can help you determine if the AGS will start your generator automatically when it needs to and will tell you if you’ve wired the AGS correctly into the generator. Please refer to your owner’s manual for more in-depth information.
On the main screen of your ME-RC, the 01 AGS Control menu provides the Test option, which will start your generator. You can check the status of the AGS by pressing the AGS button and scrolling over to 02 AGS Status. If the ME-AGS displays Start Test, you know that the communication between the RC, Inverter, and AGS is all intact. The generator will automatically turn off after running for 30-60 seconds, which completes the successful test of the Automatic Generator Start. Once you’ve successfully tested your AGS, you can immediately enable auto programming by navigating to AGS/03 AGS Control. If the generator doesn’t start or you cannot successfully complete the test, please refer to our AGS Troubleshooting video.