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Remote generator start with 4 wires

I'm currently installing a Multiplus II/Smartsolar system in an off-grid setup and intend to use my generator as a backup using the relay function on the Colour Control. However my generator (a Lister Petter Alpha series) has a 4 wire remote start (grey, black, blue, brown). Does anyone know whether it is possible to re-wire/bodge this so it will be compatible with the 2 wire remote start relay from CC? Unfortunately there is no information that I can find from Victron or Lister as to whether this is possible


Many thanks

CCGX Color ControlGeneratorRelay
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Rob Duthie answered ·

Hi

It should be possible, All the CCGX does is close contacts but when running a Diesel engine there are are a couple more things to switch like fuel pump or solenoid as well as crank starter motor etc.

There are some controllers that take the remote signal from the CCGX and perform a start and stop action like a smart gen MGC100.

I have used these for petrol and diesel, can have the programming required to do this. Cost only about $75NZ

Regards

Rob D

NZ

SMARTGEN-MGC100_V1.0_en-User-manual.pdf


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dsparshott answered ·

Thanks @Rob Duthie , pardon my absolute ignorance but is it as simple as wiring in the two wires from the CCGX relay and then connecting the 4-wire ("GENS AC VOLTAGE") from the Smartgen output to my gen-set? I have read the manual but am still none the wiser!

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Hi

Correct.

Just need the genset wiring diagram to see were you connect it into.

Regards

Rob D

NZ