compatibility question on Ariens /honda GX ENGINE with Electric start.

So as you know i'll be buying Schneider Electric 6048 split phaze interverter / this feb 2022.

Q: Anyone know is my Generator / Ariens ( HONDA GX 390 ENgine) with electric start will work with schneider auto start module?
No since buying it if not compatible.

Q2: What does Commissioning Units Using a Xantrex XW System Control Panel. ..mean?


  • mike95490
    mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2021 #2
    Does it have connectors for remote start ?   Otherwise, you will have to "rig" something up

    If it produces clean 240VAC, the inverter should have no trouble accepting it.
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  • Vic
    Vic Solar Expert Posts: 3,208 ✭✭✭✭
    Hi o g c,

    According to the Manual,  for the Ariens generator model that met the Search criteria,  has a MANUAL CHOKE.   These can be difficult/impossible to start,  without choking.

    For this reason,  alone,  would think that this genset will not work well with AGS.

    Usually the Schneider SCP gizmo is an optional,   but necessary accessory..

    IMO,   Good Luck,  Vic 
    Off Grid - Two systems -- 4 SW+ 5548 Inverters, Surrette 4KS25 1280 AH X2@48V, 11.1 KW STC PV, 4X MidNite Classic 150 w/ WBjrs, Beta KID on S-530s, MX-60s, MN Bkrs/Boxes.  25 KVA Polyphase Kubota diesel,  Honda Eu6500isa,  Eu3000is-es, Eu2000,  Eu1000 gensets.  Thanks Wind-Sun for this great Forum.
  • offgridcabin2015
    offgridcabin2015 Registered Users Posts: 88 ✭✭
    thanks for the input , i will NOT be buying the auto gen gizmo , i can do it old school. run generator and charger if i had too.
    but my solar charges batts mostly every day now and in worst month of the year in Canada. Dec 1.29 light ambiance.