Kohler 17RES Generator Auto Start Contacts

AlanRTAlanRT Solar Expert Posts: 57 ✭✭✭✭
Can anyone tell me if the generator auto start connection on the Kohler 17RES generators are a straight simple 2 wire connection to an Outback Inverter or charge controller, or do you need to use an isolation relay triggered from the Outback gear?


  • WindsunWindsun Solar Expert Posts: 1,164 ✭✭
    Re: Kohler 17RES Generator Auto Start Contacts

    With most generators using the Outback you need an isolation relay http://store.solar-electric.com/regest12vosi.html
  • blackswan555blackswan555 Solar Expert Posts: 246 ✭✭
    Re: Kohler 17RES Generator Auto Start Contacts

    The Outback AUX output is 12v / 700ma max (on FX , 200ma on MX) you will need to use a relay, A Bosch type automotive relay is fine,
    Have a good one

    ps if you do a search on the outback site for "AUX OUTPUT" it has been discussed many times
  • crewzercrewzer Registered Users, Solar Expert Posts: 1,832 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Kohler 17RES Generator Auto Start Contacts


    The generator's spec sheet (pg. 3) indicates "remote two-wire start/stop capability". It's not clear to me if it'll need an intermediate relay.

    See: http://www.kohlerpower.com/onlinecatalog/pdf/g4120.pdf

    The 12 V auto relays are cheap... probably OK to get one (or two) and then use it if you need it once you've had a chance to spend an exciting Saturday night going through all of the manuals... ;)

    Jim / crewzer
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