Westinghouse WGen9500DF Dual Fuel Portable Generator

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Westinghouse WGen9500DF Dual Fuel Portable Generator

Post by johnmaci » Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:37 pm

Hi Folks,
Looking at the Westinghouse WGen9500DF Dual Fuel Portable Generator as my backup, and it supposedly has keyfob remote start capability. Is this what is needed for AGS in the Skybox?
https://westinghouseoutdoorpower.com/pr ... -dual-fuel

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Re: Westinghouse WGen9500DF Dual Fuel Portable Generator

Post by Mike Curran » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:33 pm

No. The key fob start is for starting the generator from a distance, just as you use a key fob to lock and unlock your car from a distance. You could do this but you'd have to leave the generator connected to Skybox all the time and it would be manual start only, not via AGS.

In order to use the Skybox AGS function you'd need to research how that generator's starting circuit is set up so that you could either wire the Skybox's dry aux contacts to the start circuit, or alternatively wire Skybox's 12 volt auxiliary output to your generator, as partially described here in the Skybox quick start guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qKNANW ... p=drivesdk
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Re: Westinghouse WGen9500DF Dual Fuel Portable Generator

Post by johnmaci » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:24 am

Thank you. I really don't understand much about these circuits, but I will forward this info to our installer.
He has sent more than one request in the past two weeks to Westinghouse and DuroMax (other genny), but has received no replies.

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Re: Westinghouse WGen9500DF Dual Fuel Portable Generator

Post by raysun » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:43 am

johnmaci wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:24 am
Thank you. I really don't understand much about these circuits, but I will forward this info to our installer.
He has sent more than one request in the past two weeks to Westinghouse and DuroMax (other genny), but has received no replies.
Do you really need AGS? If so a backup-class generator with built-in two wire start capabilities will be a better (and more expensive) choice.

If you can do with manually starting and stopping the generator (in this case, via wireless remote), a portable generator can be used. I don’t use a Skybox, but imagine it functions similarly to other OB inverters with internal automatic transfer to the available AC source.

No portable generator I'm aware of is rated for backup usage and while they work in this service, it usually voids the warranty.

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