diesel genset remote start.


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Old 10-21-13, 07:58 PM
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diesel genset remote start.

I would like to start my diesel genset from my cabin 150 ft away. Can I just extend the wire of the key ignition into the house and use the key ignition in the house or is 150 ft to far to run the wiring?

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Old 10-21-13, 08:08 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I'm guessing electric start ?

You may be able to extend it but the wiring may have to be fairly large due to the distance.
Some genny's can be set up with remote start easily.

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Old 10-22-13, 12:11 AM
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I would suggest using a relay at the generator to provide power to the bigger relay (starter solenoid) if the length of wire creates too much loss to run the solenoid.
 
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The genset is a Kubota d1005bg with a mecc alte generator 9.8kv. Bought it from central Maine diesel.
 
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Have you looked into wireless remote start systems for cars? Maybe it would be easier to adapt an automotive system and not have to bury or run wires so far. I know someone that just installed one on his Gator so it will be warmed up and ready when he goes out to plow snow.
 
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I was doing some further checking and I read that this generator has two wire starting. Those two wires would be connected to an automatic transfer switch. Basically all that happens is that those two wires get connected and the generator starts.

I couldn't find any technical info, wiring diagrams, manuals online for this generator. You might want to ask the place you bought it from about the two wire start system.
 
 

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