.... The reason for taking DC is that when my Radians are fed by the generator, the generator has to take on the full load of the house, this drives the AC generator to be as large as the typical peak, instead of sized to the average. ...
SilverB, I had some trouble getting my 3000i started this winter after sitting for ~ 2 months, just too damn cold at -25 to want to start.. (Note to self, put 5W oil in for winter). then battery ran down.. @$%*%#... turned it around so I could access the starter cord properly, 2nd pull it started... My 2006 Quads are the same, even with priming & choke, anything under -20 and they resist ... Did you try the ripcord?I have deduced that the battery output on Honda's when good and cold is not strong enough to give a good spark AND turn the engine over..
For my subaru diesel genset, I abandoned the wimpy 20ah recommended starter battery, and wired in a regular group 24 size marine battery.
It has electric start and when I push the button after the AGS fails, I re-install the jumper plug and it starts. It also will start on the AGS after the 3-5 attempts. Its fuel injected it still has a choke?