We are wanting to hook up our Champion generator (Model 100433) as a backup to automatically charge the batteries on our solar system. We have a Magnum AGS-N, but dispite the sales claim that any generator with auto start capabilites can be used with this AGS, we are not having any luck finding a solution to wire them together. I have contacted Magnum and they said that external relays would need to be used, but they have not yet been able to provide a solution as to what exactly is needed.
The Champion generator has a start/stop button (same button for starting and stopping) that needs to be pressed twice to start (0.5 to 2 seconds per push, with at least a 2 second interval between pushes), and pressed once to stop it (again a 0.5-2 second push). Pushing the start/stop button just completes a circuit and sends a 12V pulse to a controller which actually controls the starting and stopping of the generator.
Anyone have any ideas on the configuration of external relays required, or any other ideas for a solution?
Posts were very helpful. I see two options to go forward with, so far.... 1) Contact Atkinson and see what they have, or 2) Swap the Champion Generator #100433 with a #46565 (Since I have access to one) and use the wiring diagram Gerry posted.