Dodge 2011 Ram 3500 Automobile User Manual

Operation
Residential/Commercial Generator Sets
Models:
14/20RESA
14/20RESAL
Controllers:
RDC2
DC2
TP-6804 12/11
California Proposition 65
WARNING
Engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth
defects, or other reproductive harm.
Product Identification Information
Product identification numbers determine service parts.
Record the product identification numbers in the spaces
below immediately after unpacking the products so that
the numbers are readily available for future reference.
Record field-installed kit numbers after installing the
kits.
Generator Set Identification Numbers
Record the product identification numbers from the
generator set nameplate(s).
Record the controller description from the generator set
operation manual, spec sheet, or sales invoice.
Controller Description
Engine Identification
Record the product identification information from the
engine nameplate.
Manufacturer
Model Designation
Model Designation
Specification Number
Serial Number
Accessory Number
Controller Identification
Serial Number
Accessory Description
Table of Contents
Product Identification Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Safety Precautions and Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Section 1 Descriptions and Service Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.3 Generator Set Enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.4 Alternator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.5 Transfer Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.6 Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.7 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.7.1
Carburetor Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.7.2
Fuel Regulator Heater (20RESA and RESAL only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.7.3
OnCue Home Generator Management System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.7.4
Programmable Interface Module (PIM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.7.5
Load Control Module (LCM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.8 Service Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 2 Generator Set Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1 Prestart Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2 Exercising the Generator Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3 Generator Set Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3.1
Local Starting and Stopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3.2
Automatic Starting and Stopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3.3
Remote Starting and Stopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3.4
Engine Start Crank Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3.5
Engine Cooldown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3.6
Automatic Operation with Model RXT Transfer Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3.7
Automatic Operation with Model RDT or RSB Transfer Switches . . . . .
2.4 Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4.1
Setting the Exerciser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4.2
Unloaded Cycle Exercise with Complete System Diagnostics . . . . . . . .
2.4.3
Unloaded Full-Speed Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4.4
Loaded Full-Speed Exercise (with RXT only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4.5
Power Failure During Exercise Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.5 Faults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.5.1
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.5.2
Shutdowns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.5.3
ATS Communication Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.5.4
Resetting the Controller after a Fault Shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 3 RDC2 Controller Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.1 RDC2 Generator Set/ Transfer Switch Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2 Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.1
Controller Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.2
LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.3
LCD Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3 Controller Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.4 Battery Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.5 Changing Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.6 Setting the Exerciser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.6.1
Setting the Exerciser at Controller Powerup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.6.2
Changing the Exercise Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10
3.11
3.12
3.13
3.14
3.15
3.16
3.17
3.18
RDC2 Controller Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Metering Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Generator Metering Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Generator Set Information Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Genset Run Time Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Genset System Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ATS Status Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ATS Configuration Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Date and Time Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Networking Information Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.18.1 Networking Status Submenu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.18.2 Networking Configuration Submenu (OnCue Password) . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.18.3 RBUS Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.18.4 Remote Devices Submenu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.19 Programmable Interface Module (PIM) Status Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.20 Load Control Module (LCM) Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.21 Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 4 DC2 Controller Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.1 DC2 Generator Set/ Transfer Switch Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.2 Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.2.1
Controller Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.2.2
LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.2.3
LCD Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.3 Controller Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.4 Battery Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.5 Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.5.1
Exercise Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.5.2
Setting the Exerciser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.5.3
Exerciser Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.6 Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.7 Maintenance Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.8 OnCue Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 5 Scheduled Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.1 Scheduled Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.1.1
Service Schedule, 14RESA/RESAL Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.1.2
Service Schedule, 20RESA/RESAL Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.2 Lubrication System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.2.1
Low Oil Pressure Shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.2.2
Oil Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.2.3
Engine Oil Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.2.4
Oil Change Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.2.5
Resetting the Maintenance Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.2.6
Oil Cooler 20RESA/RESAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.3 Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.4 Air Cleaner Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.4.1
Air Cleaner, 14RESA/RESAL Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.4.2
Air Cleaner, 20RESA/RESAL Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.5 Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.6 Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.7 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5.8
Storage Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.8.1
Lubricating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.8.2
Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.8.3
Cylinder Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.8.4
Exterior Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.8.5
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 6 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.2 Fault Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.3 Circuit Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.3.1
Controller Internal Circuit Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.3.2
Line Circuit Breaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.3.3
Auxiliary Winding Circuit Breaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.4 Controller Service Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.5 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix A Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety Precautions and Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
Electromechanical
equipment,
including generator sets, transfer
switches, switchgear, and accessories,
can cause bodily harm and pose
life-threatening
danger
when
improperly installed, operated, or
maintained. To prevent accidents be
aware of potential dangers and act
safely. Read and follow all safety
precautions and instructions. SAVE
THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
This manual has several types of safety
precautions and instructions: Danger,
Warning, Caution, and Notice.
Accidental Starting
WARNING
Accidental starting.
Can cause severe injury or death.
Disconnect the battery cables before
working on the generator set.
Remove the negative (--) lead first
when disconnecting the battery.
Reconnect the negative (--) lead last
when reconnecting the battery.
DANGER
Danger indicates the presence of a
hazard that will cause severe
personal
injury,
death,
or
substantial property damage.
WARNING
Warning indicates the presence of a
hazard that can cause severe
personal
injury,
death,
or
substantial property damage.
CAUTION
Caution indicates the presence of a
hazard that will or can cause minor
personal injury or property damage.
NOTICE
Disabling
the
generator set.
Accidental starting can cause
severe injury or death.
Before
working on the generator set or
equipment connected to the set,
disable the generator set as follows:
(1) Press the generator set off/reset
button to shut down the generator set.
(2) Disconnect the power to the battery
charger, if equipped. (3) Remove the
battery cables, negative (--) lead first.
Reconnect the negative (--) lead last
when reconnecting the battery. Follow
these precautions to prevent the
starting of the generator set by the
remote start/stop switch.
Battery
WARNING
Notice communicates installation,
operation, or maintenance information
that is safety related but not hazard
related.
Safety decals affixed to the equipment
in prominent places alert the operator
or service technician to potential
hazards and explain how to act safely.
The decals are shown throughout this
publication to improve operator
recognition.
Replace missing or
damaged decals.
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WARNING
Explosion.
Can cause severe injury or death.
Relays in the battery charger
cause arcs or sparks.
Locate the battery in a well-ventilated
area. Isolate the battery charger from
explosive fumes.
Battery electrolyte is a diluted
sulfuric acid. Battery acid can cause
severe injury or death. Battery acid
can cause blindness and burn skin.
Always wear splashproof safety
goggles, rubber gloves, and boots
when servicing the battery. Do not
open a sealed battery or mutilate the
battery case. If battery acid splashes in
the eyes or on the skin, immediately
flush the affected area for 15 minutes
with large quantities of clean water.
Seek immediate medical aid in the case
of eye contact. Never add acid to a
battery after placing the battery in
service, as this may result in hazardous
spattering of battery acid.
Battery acid cleanup. Battery acid
can cause severe injury or death.
Battery acid is electrically conductive
and corrosive. Add 500 g (1 lb.) of
bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) to a
container with 4 L (1 gal.) of water and
mix the neutralizing solution. Pour the
neutralizing solution on the spilled
battery acid and continue to add the
neutralizing solution to the spilled
battery acid until all evidence of a
chemical reaction (foaming) has
ceased. Flush the resulting liquid with
water and dry the area.
Sulfuric acid in batteries.
Can cause severe injury or death.
Wear protective goggles and
clothing. Battery acid may cause
blindness and burn skin.
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Battery gases. Explosion can cause
severe injury or death. Battery gases
can cause an explosion. Do not smoke
or permit flames or sparks to occur near
a battery at any time, particularly when
it is charging. Do not dispose of a
battery in a fire. To prevent burns and
sparks that could cause an explosion,
avoid touching the battery terminals
with tools or other metal objects.
Remove all jewelry before servicing the
equipment. Discharge static electricity
from your body before touching
batteries by first touching a grounded
metal surface away from the battery. To
avoid sparks, do not disturb the battery
charger connections while the battery
is charging. Always turn the battery
charger off before disconnecting the
battery connections. Ventilate the
compartments containing batteries to
prevent accumulation of explosive
gases.
Battery short circuits. Explosion
can cause severe injury or death.
Short circuits can cause bodily injury
and/or
equipment
damage.
Disconnect
the
battery
before
generator
set
installation
or
maintenance. Remove all jewelry
before servicing the equipment. Use
tools with insulated handles. Remove
the negative (--) lead first when
disconnecting the battery. Reconnect
the negative (--) lead last when
reconnecting the battery.
Never
connect the negative (--) battery cable
to the positive (+) connection terminal
of the starter solenoid. Do not test the
battery condition by shorting the
terminals together.
Engine Backfire/Flash
Fire
WARNING
Fire.
Can cause severe injury or death.
Servicing the air cleaner. A sudden
backfire can cause severe injury or
death. Do not operate the generator
set with the air cleaner removed.
Servicing the fuel system. A flash
fire can cause severe injury or death.
Do not smoke or permit flames or
sparks near the carburetor, fuel line,
fuel filter, fuel pump, or other potential
sources of spilled fuels or fuel vapors.
Catch fuels in an approved container
when removing the fuel line or
carburetor.
Combustible materials. A fire can
cause severe injury or death.
Generator set engine fuels and fuel
vapors are flammable and explosive.
Handle these materials carefully to
minimize the risk of fire or explosion.
Equip the compartment or nearby area
with a fully charged fire extinguisher.
Select a fire extinguisher rated ABC or
BC for electrical fires or as
recommended by the local fire code or
an authorized agency.
Train all
personnel
on
fire extinguisher
operation
and
fire
prevention
procedures.
Exhaust System
WARNING
Carbon monoxide.
Can cause severe
fainting, or death.
nausea,
The exhaust system must be
leakproof and routinely inspected.
Generator set operation. Carbon
monoxide can cause severe nausea,
fainting, or death. Carbon monoxide
is an odorless, colorless, tasteless,
nonirritating gas that can cause death if
inhaled for even a short time. Avoid
breathing exhaust fumes when working
on or near the generator set. Never
operate the generator set inside a
building. Never operate the generator
set where exhaust gas could seep
inside or be drawn into a potentially
occupied building through windows, air
intake vents, or other openings.
Carbon
monoxide
detectors.
Carbon monoxide can cause severe
nausea, fainting, or death. Install
carbon monoxide detectors on each
level of any building adjacent to the
generator set. Locate the detectors to
adequately warn the building’s
occupants of the presence of carbon
monoxide.
Keep the detectors
operational at all times. Periodically
test and replace the carbon monoxide
detectors
according
to
the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Carbon
monoxide
symptoms.
Carbon monoxide can cause severe
nausea, fainting, or death. Carbon
monoxide is a poisonous gas present in
exhaust gases. Carbon monoxide is an
odorless,
colorless,
tasteless,
nonirritating gas that can cause death if
inhaled for even a short time. Carbon
monoxide poisoning symptoms include
but are not limited to the following:
D Light-headedness, dizziness
D Physical fatigue, weakness in
joints and muscles
D Sleepiness, mental fatigue,
inability to concentrate
or speak clearly, blurred vision
D Stomachache, vomiting, nausea
If experiencing any of these symptoms
and carbon monoxide poisoning is
possible, seek fresh air immediately
and remain active. Do not sit, lie down,
or fall asleep. Alert others to the
possibility of carbon monoxide
poisoning. Seek medical attention if
the condition of affected persons does
not improve within minutes of breathing
fresh air.
Do not smoke or permit flames or
sparks near fuels or the fuel system.
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Fuel System
WARNING
Hazardous Noise
CAUTION
Explosive fuel vapors.
Can cause severe injury or death.
Hazardous noise.
Can cause hearing loss.
Use extreme care when handling,
storing, and using fuels.
Never operate the generator set
without a muffler or with a faulty
exhaust system.
The fuel system. Explosive fuel
vapors can cause severe injury or
death. Vaporized fuels are highly
explosive. Use extreme care when
handling and storing fuels. Store fuels
in a well-ventilated area away from
spark-producing equipment and out of
the reach of children. Never add fuel to
the tank while the engine is running
because spilled fuel may ignite on
contact with hot parts or from sparks.
Do not smoke or permit flames or
sparks to occur near sources of spilled
fuel or fuel vapors. Keep the fuel lines
and connections tight and in good
condition. Do not replace flexible fuel
lines with rigid lines. Use flexible
sections to avoid fuel line breakage
caused by vibration. Do not operate the
generator set in the presence of fuel
leaks, fuel accumulation, or sparks.
Repair fuel systems before resuming
generator set operation.
Gas fuel leaks.
Explosive fuel
vapors can cause severe injury or
death. Fuel leakage can cause an
explosion. Check the LP vapor gas or
natural gas fuel system for leakage by
using a soap and water solution with
the fuel system test pressurized to
6--8 ounces
per
square
inch
(10--14 inches water column). Do not
use a soap solution containing either
ammonia or chlorine because both
prevent bubble formation. A successful
test depends on the ability of the
solution to bubble.
WARNING
Engine noise. Hazardous noise can
cause hearing loss. Generator sets
not equipped with sound enclosures
can produce noise levels greater than
105 dBA. Prolonged exposure to noise
levels greater than 85 dBA can cause
permanent hearing loss. Wear hearing
protection when near an operating
generator set.
Hazardous Voltage/
Moving Parts
DANGER
Hazardous voltage.
Will cause severe injury or death.
This equipment must be installed and
serviced by qualified electrical
personnel.
WARNING
Hazardous voltage.
Backfeed to the utility system can
cause property damage, severe
injury, or death.
If the generator set is used for
standby power, install an automatic
transfer switch to prevent inadvertent
interconnection of standby and
normal sources of supply.
CAUTION
Welding the generator set.
Can cause severe electrical
equipment damage.
Never weld components of the
generator
set
without
first
disconnecting the battery, controller
wiring harness, and engine electronic
control module (ECM).
Grounding electrical equipment.
Hazardous voltage can cause
severe injury or death. Electrocution
is possible whenever electricity is
present. Ensure you comply with all
applicable codes and standards.
Electrically ground the generator set,
transfer switch, and related equipment
and electrical circuits. Turn off the main
circuit breakers of all power sources
before servicing the equipment. Never
contact electrical leads or appliances
when standing in water or on wet
ground because these conditions
increase the risk of electrocution.
Hazardous voltage. Moving parts.
Can cause severe injury or death.
Operate the generator set only when
all guards and electrical enclosures
are in place.
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9
Welding on the generator set. Can
cause severe electrical equipment
damage.
Before welding on the
generator set perform the following
steps: (1) Remove the battery cables,
negative (--) lead first. (2) Disconnect
all engine electronic control module
(ECM) connectors. (3) Disconnect all
generator set controller and voltage
regulator circuit board connectors.
(4) Disconnect the engine batterycharging
alternator
connections.
(5) Attach the weld ground connection
close to the weld location.
Hot Parts
Connecting the battery and the
battery charger. Hazardous voltage
can cause severe injury or death.
Reconnect the battery correctly,
positive to positive and negative to
negative, to avoid electrical shock and
damage to the battery charger and
battery(ies).
Have a qualified
electrician install the battery(ies).
Servicing the exhaust system. Hot
parts can cause severe injury or
death. Do not touch hot engine parts.
The engine and exhaust system
components become extremely hot
during operation.
Short
circuits.
Hazardous
voltage/current can cause severe
injury or death. Short circuits can
cause bodily injury and/or equipment
damage. Do not contact electrical
connections with tools or jewelry while
making adjustments or repairs.
Remove all jewelry before servicing the
equipment.
WARNING
Notice
NOTICE
Canadian installations only. For
standby service connect the output of
the generator set to a suitably rated
transfer switch in accordance with
Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1.
Hot engine and exhaust system.
Can cause severe injury or death.
Do not work on the generator set until
it cools.
Servicing the engine heater. Hot
parts can cause minor personal
injury or property damage. Install the
heater before connecting it to power.
Operating the heater before installation
can cause burns and component
damage. Disconnect power to the
heater and allow it to cool before
servicing the heater or nearby parts.
Electrical backfeed to the utility.
Hazardous backfeed voltage can
cause severe injury or death. Install
a transfer switch in standby power
installations to prevent the connection
of standby and other sources of power.
Electrical backfeed into a utility
electrical system can cause severe
injury or death to utility personnel
working on power lines.
Heavy Equipment
WARNING
Unbalanced weight.
Improper lifting can cause severe
injury or death and equipment
damage.
Do not use lifting eyes.
Lift the generator set using lifting bars
inserted through the lifting holes on
the skid.
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Introduction
This manual provides operation and maintenance
instructions
for
residential/commercial
model
14/20RESA and RESAL generator sets equipped with
Kohler RDC2 or DC2 generator set/transfer switch
controllers. See Figure 1. The RDC2 and DC2
controllers control the generator set and the optional
Model RXT transfer switch.
This generator set is approved for use in stationary
applications in locations served by a reliable utility
power source. Have the generator set installed by an
authorized distributor/dealer or service technician.
Refer to TP-6803, Installation Manual, for installation
instructions.
Information in this publication represents data available
at the time of print. Kohler Co. reserves the right to
change this publication and the products represented
without notice and without any obligation or liability
whatsoever.
Read this manual and carefully follow all procedures
and safety precautions to ensure proper equipment
operation and to avoid bodily injury. Read and follow the
Safety Precautions and Instructions section at the
beginning of this manual. Keep this manual with the
equipment for future reference.
The equipment service requirements are very important
to safe and efficient operation. Inspect the parts often
and perform required service at the prescribed intervals.
Obtain service from an authorized service distributor/
dealer to keep equipment in top condition.
Figure 1
List of Related Literature
Figure 2 identifies related literature available for the
generator sets covered in this manual. Only trained and
qualified personnel should install or service the
generator set.
Literature Type
Part Number
Installation Manual, Model
14/20RESA/RESAL Generator Set
TP-6803
Operation/Installation Manual, Model
RXT Automatic Transfer Switch
TP-6807
Operation/Installation Manual, Model
RDT Automatic Transfer Switch
TP-6345
Installation Manual, Model RSB
Automatic Transfer Switch
TP-6486
Operation Manual, Model RSB
Automatic Transfer Switch
TP-6487
Service Manual, 14/20RESA/RESAL
Generator Set
TP-6735
Operation Manual, OnCuer Software
TP-6796
Operation Manual, SiteTecht Software
TP-6701
Installation Instructions, Load Control
Module (LCM)
TT-1574
Installation Instructions, Programmable
Interface Module (PIM)
TT-1584
Figure 2
Related Literature
RESA/RESAL Generator Set
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Nameplate
The following illustration shows a typical generator set
nameplate. Copy the model, serial, and specification
numbers from the nameplate into the spaces provided in
the product information section on the inside front cover
of this manual. See the service views in Section 1.8 for
the nameplate location.
The Emission Compliance Period referred to on the
Emission Control or Air Index label indicates the number
of operating hours for which the engine has been shown
to meet CARB or EPA emission requirements. Figure 3
provides the engine compliance period (in hours)
associated with the category descriptor, which may be
found on the certification label.
Emission Compliance Period
EPA
Category C
250 hours
Category B
500 hours
Category A
1000 hours
CARB
Moderate
125 hours
Intermediate
250 hours
Extended
500 hours
Figure 3
Emission Compliance Period
Refer to the certification label for engine displacement.
The exhaust emission control system for the CH740
engines (14RESA/RESAL) is EM for U.S. EPA,
California, and Europe.
GM12070
The exhaust emission control system for the CH1000
engine (20RESA/RESAL) is EM for U.S. EPA,
California, and Europe.
Emission Information
The Kohlerr Model CH740 engine used on the
14RESA/RESAL generator set is certified to operate
using natural gas or propane fuel.
The Kohler Model CH1000 engine used on the
20RESA/RESAL generator set is certified to operate
using propane fuel. The CH1000 engine used on the
20RESA/RESAL may be operated on natural gas fuel
because it is excluded from the requirements of
40 CFR 1048 as a stationary engine.
The engine used in the Model 20RESA/RESAL
generator set is certified for emergency standby use
only.
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Service Assistance
For professional advice on generator set power
requirements and conscientious service, please contact
your nearest Kohler distributor or dealer.
D Consult the Yellow Pages under the heading
Generators—Electric.
D Visit
the Kohler Power Systems website at
KohlerPower.com.
D Look at the labels and stickers on your Kohler product
or review the appropriate literature or documents
included with the product.
D Call toll free in the US and Canada 1-800-544-2444.
D Outside the US and Canada, call the nearest regional
office.
Headquarters Europe, Middle East, Africa
(EMEA)
Kohler Power Systems
3 rue de Brennus
93200 Saint Denis
France
Phone: (33) 1 49 178300
Fax: (33) 1 49 178301
China
North China Regional Office, Beijing
Phone: (86) 10 6518 7950
(86) 10 6518 7951
(86) 10 6518 7952
Fax: (86) 10 6518 7955
East China Regional Office, Shanghai
Phone: (86) 21 6288 0500
Fax: (86) 21 6288 0550
India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
India Regional Office
Bangalore, India
Phone: (91) 80 3366208
(91) 80 3366231
Fax: (91) 80 3315972
Japan, Korea
North Asia Regional Office
Tokyo, Japan
Phone: (813) 3440-4515
Fax: (813) 3440-2727
Latin America
Latin America Regional Office
Lakeland, Florida, USA
Phone: (863) 619-7568
Fax: (863) 701-7131
Asia Pacific
Power Systems Asia Pacific Regional Office
Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Phone: (65) 6264-6422
Fax: (65) 6264-6455
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Notes
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Service Assistance
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Section 1 Descriptions and Service Views
1.1 Introduction
1.4 Alternator
The generator set specification sheets provide specific
generator and engine information. Refer to the spec
sheet for data not supplied in this manual. Consult the
generator set service manual, engine operation manual,
and engine service manual for additional specifications.
Obtain copies of the latest spec sheets, manuals,
diagrams, and drawings from your local distributor/
dealer.
The generator uses Kohler’s unique PowerBoostt
voltage regulation system, which provides instant
response to load changes.
1.2 Engine
The generator set has a four-cycle, twin cylinder, aircooled Kohlerr engine. The engine operates on cleanburning natural gas or propane (LP) vapor. Engine
features include:
D Efficient overhead valve design and full pressure
lubrication for maximum power, torque, and reliability
under all operating conditions.
D Dependable, maintenance-free electronic ignition.
D Precision-formulated cast iron construction of parts
subjected to the most wear and tear.
PowerBoostt ensures reliable motor starting and
consistent voltage levels. PowerBoostt utilizes a
voltage excitation system that employs a winding
independent of the main output windings to provide
excitation voltage.
1.5 Transfer Switch
The RDC2 and DC2 controllers are designed to
interface with and control the Kohler Model RXT
Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS). Do not use the Kohler
Model RRT transfer switch with the RDC2 or DC2
controller.
If the power system uses a different model transfer
switch, the RDC2 and DC2 controllers will not control the
transfer switch. An ATS other than the Model RXT must
be equipped with a transfer switch controller and engine
start contacts that connect to the remote engine start
terminals on the generator set.
D Field-convertible multi-fuel systems that allow fuel
changeover from natural gas to LP vapor (and viceversa)
while
maintaining
CARB
emission
certification.
D Digital spark advance optimizes ignition timing for the
1.6 Controllers
RESA models are equipped with the Residential Digital
Control (RDC2). RESAL models use the Digital Control
(DC2). See Figure 1-1.
selected fuel.
1.3 Generator Set Enclosure
The generator set is housed in an exclusive engineered
composite enclosure that is corrosion-proof, even in
harsh seaside environments, and impact-resistant,
even in cold weather. The enclosure has a hinged,
locking roof that allows easy access to the generator set
controller when required, but locks securely to prevent
unauthorized access.
The controller provides integrated control for the
generator set, Kohlerr Model RXT transfer switch,
programmable interface module (PIM), and load control
module (LCM).
To open the roof, insert the tool provided with the
enclosure and turn counterclockwise 1/4 turn. Then just
raise the roof. The roof stays open until you are ready to
close it.
Be sure to close and lock the enclosure, and keep the
tool in a secure location.
RDC2 (RESA)
Figure 1-1
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DC2 (RESAL)
Controllers
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The controller’s 2-line LCD screen displays status
messages and system settings that are clear and easy
to read, even in direct sunlight or low light.
RDC2 Controller Features
D Front-access mini USB connector for SiteTecht
connection
D Front access mini-breaker protects the alternator
D Integral Ethernet connector for Kohlerr OnCuet
D Six-button keypad
D Built-in 2.5 amp battery charger
d OFF, AUTO, and RUN pushbuttons
d Select and arrow buttons for access to system
configuration and adjustment menus
D LED indicators for OFF, AUTO, and RUN modes
D LED indicators for utility power and generator set
source availability and ATS position (Model RXT
transfer switch required)
D LCD display
D Remote two-wire start/stop capability for optional
connection of Model RDT or RSB transfer switches
D Diagnostic messages
d Displays diagnostic messages for the engine,
generator, Model RXT transfer switch,
programmable interface module (PIM), and load
control module (LCM)
d Over 70 diagnostic messages can be displayed
d Two lines x 16 characters per line
D Maintenance reminders
d Backlit display with adjustable contrast for
excellent visibility in all lighting conditions
D System settings
d System voltage, frequency, and phase
D Scrolling system status display
d Voltage adjustment
d Generator set status
d Measurement system, English or metric
d Voltage and frequency
D ATS status (Model RXT ATS required)
d Engine temperature
d Oil pressure
d Source availability
d Battery voltage
d ATS position (normal/utility or
emergency/generator)
d Engine runtime hours
d Source voltage and frequency
D Date and time displays
D Smart engine cooldown senses engine temperature
D Digital
isochronous
governor
steady-state speed at all loads
to
maintain
D Digital voltage regulation: ±0.5% RMS no-load to
full-load
D Automatic start with programmed cranking cycle
D Programmable
exerciser can be set to start
automatically on any future day and time, and run
every week or every two weeks
D Exercise modes
d Unloaded weekly exercise with complete system
diagnostics
d Unloaded full-speed exercise
d Loaded full-speed exercise (Model RXT ATS
D ATS control (Model RXT ATS required)
d Source voltage and frequency settings
d Engine start time delay
d Transfer time delays
d Voltage calibration
d Fixed pickup and dropout settings
D Programmable
Interface
Module
(PIM)
status
displays
d Input status (active/inactive)
d Output status (active/inactive)
D Load control module (LCM) menus
d Load status
d Test function
required)
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DC2 Controller Features
D Automatic start with programmed cranking cycle
D Four-button keypad:
D Exercise modes
OFF, AUTO, RUN, and
EXERCISE pushbuttons
D LED indicators for OFF, AUTO, and RUN modes
d Unloaded weekly exercise with complete system
diagnostics
d Unloaded full-speed exercise
D LCD display:
d Loaded full-speed exercise (Model RXT ATS
d Two lines x 16 characters per line
required)
d Backlit display with adjustable contrast for
excellent visibility
D Front-access mini USB connector for SiteTecht
connection
D Scrolling system status display
D Front access mini-breaker protects the alternator
d Generator set status
D Integral Ethernet connector for Kohlerr OnCuet
d Voltage and frequency
d Engine temperature
D Built-in 2.5 amp battery charger
d Oil pressure
D Remote two-wire start/stop capability for optional
connection of Model RDT or RSB transfer switches
d Battery voltage
d Engine runtime hours
D Diagnostic messages
d Maintenance reminders
d Displays diagnostic messages for the engine,
d OnCue status (connected/disconnected)
generator set, model RXT transfer switch, and
optional programmable interface module (PIM)
and load control module (LCM)
D Date and time displays
D Smart engine cooldown senses engine temperature
D Digital
isochronous
governor
steady-state speed at all loads
to
maintain
D Digital voltage regulation: ±0.5% RMS no-load to
d Over 70 diagnostic messages can be displayed
D A laptop computer and Kohlerr SiteTech software
can be used to change system settings or upgrade
controller firmware.
full-load
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1.7 Accessories
The following optional accessories are offered for the
RESA and RESAL generator sets.
1.7.1
Carburetor Heater
An optional carburetor heater is recommended for
improved cold starting in locations where the ambient
temperature drops below 0_C (32_F). The carburetor
heater prevents condensation and carburetor icing. The
heater requires a continuous source of 120 VAC power.
See the generator set Installation manual for more
information.
1.7.2
Fuel Regulator Heater (20RESA
and RESAL only)
An optional fuel regulator heater for the
20RESA/20RESAL is recommended for improved cold
starting in locations where the ambient temperature
drops below --18_C (0_F). The heater requires a
continuous source of 120 VAC power.
See the generator set Installation manual for more
information.
1.7.3
OnCue Home Generator
Management System
The Kohlerr OnCuet Home Generator Management
System allows monitoring and control of your RESA or
RESAL generator set from a personal computer located
in your home or at other remote locations. OnCuet can
also be configured to send email or text message
notifications in the event of a generator set fault.
1.7.4
Programmable Interface Module
(PIM)
The optional Programmable Interface Module (PIM)
provides two programmable inputs and six
programmable dry contact outputs for connection to
customer-supplied equipment.
The outputs are
controlled by the RDC2 controller, and can also be
controlled remotely using the OnCue program.
The PIM is mounted in a NEMA 3R aluminum enclosure,
which can be mounted indoors or outdoors. See the
installation instructions provided with the PIM.
1.7.5
Load Control Module (LCM)
The optional Load Control Module (LCM) provides an
automatic load management system to comply with
Section 702.5 of NEC 2008. The installer is responsible
for ensuring that the power system installation complies
with all applicable state and local codes.
The LCM automatically manages up to six residential
loads. Four power relays are provided for management
of non-essential secondary loads, and two relays are
available to control two independent air conditioner
loads.
The LCM is controlled by the RDC2/DC2 controller. The
load on the generator set is monitored, and loads are
added or shed in the order of their priority. See
specification sheet G6-120 and the LCM installation
instructions for more information.
Note: Be sure to obtain the correct version of the
OnCuet kit for the RDC2/DC2 controller.
OnCuet version 3.0 is required for RESA/RESAL
generator sets equipped with the RDC2/DC2 controller.
OnCuet versions numbered 1.x are not compatible
with the RDC2/DC2 controller.
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1.8 Service Views
2
5
1
8
7
6
3
4
10
9
11
12
13 14
15
16, 17
18
19
AIR INTAKE SIDE --PANEL
REMOVED TO SHOW DETAIL
20
26
21
22
25
24
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Hinged inner cover
Hinged roof
Air intake
Lock
Locking tool, provided with generator set
Exhaust outlet
Oil check (dipstick)
Oil fill
Lifting holes
Muffler
Air cleaner
Oil filter
Line circuit breaker
USB connector (for firmware updates)
Figure 1-2
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16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
23
ADV-8424
RDC2 or DC2 controller
Field-connection terminal block (behind panel)
Digital spark advance ignition (DSAI) leads
Fuel block (14 kW models) or LP orifice location (20 kW models,
inside hose fitting)
Fuel inlet
Fuel solenoid valve
Gas regulator assembly
120 VAC receptacles for optional carburetor heater (not shown)
Engine starting battery location (battery purchasd separately)
Oil drain hose
Nameplate location
Oil drain valve
Service View (Model 20RESA shown)
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Notes
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Section 2 Generator Set Operation
2.1 Prestart Checklist
To ensure continued satisfactory operation, perform the
following checks or inspections before or at each
startup, as designated, and at the intervals specified in
the service schedule. In addition, some checks require
verification after the unit starts.
Air Cleaner. Check for a clean and installed air cleaner
element to prevent unfiltered air from entering the
engine.
2.3 Generator Set Operation
2.3.1
Local Starting and Stopping
Start: Press the RUN button to immediately start the
generator set.
Stop: Press the OFF button. The engine stops.
Run the generator set with no load for at least 2 minutes
to ensure adequate engine cooldown.
Air Inlets. Check for clean and unobstructed air inlets.
2.3.2
Battery. Check for tight battery connections. Consult
the battery manufacturer’s instructions regarding
battery care and maintenance.
Exhaust System. Check for exhaust leaks and
blockages. Check the muffler condition.
D Inspect the exhaust system components for cracks,
leaks, and corrosion. Check for tight exhaust system
connections.
D Check for corroded or broken metal parts and replace
them as needed.
D Check that the exhaust outlet is unobstructed.
Oil Level. Check the oil level before starting the
generator set and at the intervals given in Section 5,
Scheduled Maintenance. Maintain the oil level at or
near, not over, the full mark on the dipstick.
Operating Area. Check for obstructions that could
block the flow of cooling air. Keep the air intake area
clean. Do not leave rags, tools, or debris on or near the
generator set.
2.2 Exercising the Generator Set
Operate the generator set without load once each week
for 20 minutes. See Section 2.4 for information about
loaded and unloaded exercise modes. For instructions
to set the exerciser, see:
D Section 3.6 for the RDC2 controller
D Section 4.5 for the DC2 controller
Automatic Starting and Stopping
An automatic transfer switch monitors the utility power
and signals the generator set to start when utility power
is lost. The ATS then transfers the load to the generator
set.
When utility power is restored, the transfer switch
transfers the load back to utility, runs the generator set
with no load to cool down the engine, and then stops the
generator set.
2.3.3
Remote Starting and Stopping
A remote switch connected to terminals 3 and 4 can be
used to start and stop the generator set. Close the
switch to start and run the generator set. Open the
switch to stop the generator set.
Run the generator set with no load for at least 2 minutes
to ensure adequate engine cooldown.
2.3.4
Engine Start Crank Cycle
The controller attempts to start the generator set three
times (three crank cycles, 15 seconds crank and
15 seconds off). If the generator set does not start in
three attempts, the system shuts down on an overcrank
fault. See Section 2.5.
Cranking 1, 2, and 3 are displayed during the crank
cycle. Pressing the OFF button during the crank cycle
stops the cranking. No other buttons are acknowledged
during the crank cycle.
2.3.5
Engine Cooldown
The engine cooldown time delay allows the engine to
run after the loads have been removed.
The engine cooldown time delay is set to 5 minutes. The
engine stops before the cooldown time delay expires if
the temperature drops below the cooled-down
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temperature level, or if the temperature rises above the
high limit during the cooldown cycle.
If a transfer switch other than the Model RXT is used, an
additional engine cooldown time delay may be
programmed on the transfer switch. To allow the smart
engine cooldown on the RDC2 controller to operate
most efficiently, set the cooldown time on the transfer
switch controller to zero or the minimum time allowed.
Refer to the instructions provided with the transfer
switch for more information.
Automatic Stop with Engine Cooldown
1. When the utility source is restored,
Emergency-to-Normal time delay starts.
2. When the Emergency-to-Normal time delay
expires, the load is transferred to the utility.
3. The generator set runs through the engine
cooldown cycle and then stops.
2.3.7
2.3.6
Automatic Operation with Model
RXT Transfer Switch
The Model RXT transfer switch connects to the RDC2
controller through the ATS interface board on the
transfer switch. Also see the Model RXT Transfer
Switch Operation/Installation Manual for more
information about transfer switch operation.
The controller must be in AUTO mode for automatic
transfer switch operation.
Automatic Start
The RDC2 controller receives utility source voltage
sensing data from the Model RXT transfer switch.
1. If the utility source voltage falls below an
acceptable level, the controller starts the engine
start time delay.
2. If the utility source is not restored before the time
delay expires, the generator set starts.
the
Automatic Operation with Model
RDT or RSB Transfer Switches
If a Kohler Model RDT or RSB transfer switch is used,
the engine start contacts from the ATS must be
connected to engine start leads 3 and 4 on the generator
set.
The controller must be in AUTO mode to respond to
remote start/stop signals from an ATS or remote switch.
Press the AUTO button to put the controller into
automatic mode.
Automatic Start
The engine start contacts on the ATS close to signal the
generator set to start, and remain closed while the
generator set is running.
Automatic Stop
The engine start contacts on the ATS open to signal the
generator set to stop.
3. After the Normal-to-Emergency time delay, the
ATS is signaled to transfer the load to the
emergency source.
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The RDC2 and DC2 controllers can be set to
automatically run the generator set at the same time and
day each week. Exercising the generator set weekly or
every two weeks is required to keep the engine and
alternator in good operating condition.
Three exercise modes are available: unloaded cycle,
unloaded full speed, and loaded full speed. See
Sections 2.4.2 through 2.4.4 for information about the
exercise modes. A loaded exercise can be set at the
RDC2 controller only if a Model RXT transfer switch is
connected.
Note: With the RDT and RSB transfer switches, it is
possible to have two exercise settings (one
unloaded exercise set at the generator set
controller, and another exercise set at the ATS
controller). If the exercise times overlap, the ATS
exercise setting takes priority.
If a Model RDT or RSB transfer switch is used, refer to
the instructions provided with the transfer switch to set a
loaded exercise at the ATS, if desired.
D Runs at reduced speed for 10 minutes to warm up
and exercise the engine.
D Ramps up and runs at full speed for 3 minutes.
Engine diagnostics are performed during this
full-speed portion of the cycle, which provides the
best test of engine and alternator power backup
capability. Diagnostic tests at full speed can identify
potential problems with the power output and alert the
operator before an emergency event.
D Ramps down and runs at reduced speed for 5
minutes to cool down the engine before shutting down
automatically.
3 min.
Engine Speed, RPM
2.4 Exercise
1 min.
10 min.
5 min.
Engine
Exercise
2.4.1
Full-Speed
Diagnostics
Cooldown
Setting the Exerciser
When power is applied to the RDC2 controller (that is,
when the battery is connected), you will be prompted to
set the date and time, and then to set the exerciser.
The first setting will flash. Press the Up and Down arrow
buttons to change the setting. Press Select to save the
setting and move on to the next. See Section 3.5 for
more detailed instructions to change settings on the
RDC2. See Section 3.6 for more detailed instructions to
set the exerciser or change the exercise settings.
The DC2 controller does not prompt you to set the
exerciser. See Section 4.5 for instructions to set the
exerciser on the DC2.
2.4.2
1 min.
Unloaded Cycle Exercise with
Complete System Diagnostics
Figure 2-1
Unloaded Exercise Cycle
System Diagnostics
During the unloaded exercise, the controller monitors
the following data. The controller display indicates that
the generator set is running, unless a fault is detected as
described below.
D ATS connection.
The controller verifies that the
Model RXT ATS interface board is connected.
D Battery voltage. Battery voltage is checked before
exercise to verify engine starting capability. Battery
voltage provides a measurement of battery health. If
the controller detects low battery voltage, the
condition is indicated on the display.
D Communication integrity tests.
J1939, RBUS,
Ethernet, and USB are monitored for messages
indicating that the controller and wiring are reliable.
An unloaded exercise runs the generator set without
signalling the transfer switch to transfer the electrical
load from the utility source to the generator set. The
Unloaded Cycle exercise with diagnostics is the
recommended exercise mode and is the default
exercise setting.
D Engine speed.
The Unloaded Cycle exercise runs the engine for 20
minutes in the cycle shown in Figure 2-1 and described
below.
D Generator
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Engine speed is measured at
reduced speed and full speed. An overspeed or
underspeed condition will result in a fault condition
and shutdown.
output frequency and voltage.
Operating the generator at full speed allows the
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RDC2/DC2 controller to check the output power for
correct voltage, frequency, and stability. When the
engine is running at full speed, the controller verifies
that the voltage and frequency are within acceptable
limits. A fault message is displayed if the voltage or
frequency is out of range.
D Oil pressure.
Oil pressure is verified to ensure
proper lubrication of critical engine components.
Pressure is monitored at both reduced and full
speeds. If the oil pressure is low, the Low Oil Pressure
message is displayed and the generator set shuts
down.
2.4.3
Unloaded Full-Speed Exercise
The unloaded full-speed exercise runs the generator set
at full speed for 20 minutes without transferring the load.
To set an unloaded full-speed exercise, follow the
procedure in Figure 3-8 and select Exercise Mode:
Unloaded Full.
2.4.4
Loaded Full-Speed Exercise (with
RXT only)
A loaded exercise starts the generator set, ramps up to
full speed, and then transfers the electrical load from the
utility source to the generator set. After 20 minutes, the
load is transferred back to the utility source. The engine
runs without load for 5 minutes or until cool, and then
shuts down automatically.
Note: With a loaded exercise, power to the building is
lost for up to 10 seconds during load transfer.
For a loaded exercise controlled by the RDC2 or DC2
controller, a Model RXT transfer switch must be
connected to the generator set. To set a loaded
exercise, follow the procedure in Figure 3-8 and select
Exercise Type: Loaded.
For a loaded exercise with a transfer switch other than a
Kohlerr Model RXT, program the exercise at the
transfer switch controller. Refer to the transfer switch
operation manual for instructions.
2.4.5
The generator set continues to run and supply power to
the load for the duration of the utility power outage.
When Utility power is restored, the ATS will re-transfer to
the utility source through normal timing sequences.
2.5 Faults
The RDC2/DC2 controller displays fault messages for
generator set warnings and shutdowns. Selected fault
messages are shown in Figure 2-3.
2.5.1
Warnings
The controller displays a fault message but the
generator set does not shut down on a warning. The
controller resets automatically after a warning condition
is corrected.
2.5.2
Shutdowns
Under a fault shutdown condition, the generator set
shuts down automatically and the controller displays a
fault message. The OFF LED flashes. In some cases,
the engine cooldown cycle runs before the engine shuts
down. See Figure 2-3.
Shutdown switches (such as the low oil pressure switch
or high engine temperature switch) on the generator set
will automatically reset when the problem is corrected.
However, the fault condition at the controller does not
clear until the controller is reset.
The generator set cannot be restarted until the fault
condition is corrected and the controller is reset. See
Section 2.5.4 for instructions to reset the controller after
a fault shutdown.
2.5.3
ATS Communication Errors
When a Model RXT transfer switch is used, an ATS fault
indicates that the connection to the interface board on
the transfer switch has been lost. Check the connection
to the ATS interface board.
Power Failure During Exercise
Cycle
If the utility power is lost during an unloaded exercise,
the ATS transfers to the emergency source, the exercise
is ended and the control remains in the AUTO mode.
If the utility power is lost during a loaded exercise, the
exercise is ended. The ATS remains in the emergency
position and the control goes into the AUTO mode.
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2.5.4
Resetting the Controller after a
Fault Shutdown
Always identify and correct the cause of a fault
shutdown before resetting the controller. Check the
fault message displayed on the controller and refer to
Figure 2-3 to identify and correct the fault condition
before proceeding.
Contact an authorized
distributor/dealer for service, if necessary.
3. Press Select.
displayed.
Confirm Clear Fault: NO is
4. Press the Down arrow button. Confirm Clear Fault:
YES is displayed.
5. Press the Select button to enter YES and clear the
fault.
6. Press the Select button to return to the overview
menu. The controller changes to OFF mode.
RDC2 Controller
Press the OFF button to reset the controller, or follow the
procedure below. See Figure 2-2.
1. While the fault message is displayed, press the
Select button to go to the Overview menu.
2. Press Select again. The active fault message is
displayed.
Fault Message
Overview ---->
1.2 h
7. Press AUTO to put the generator set into automatic
mode.
DC2 Controller
Press the OFF button to clear the fault message on the
controller.
Fault Message
Confirm Clear
Fault: NO
Press Up arrow button.
Confirm Clear
Fault: YES
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Figure 2-2
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Warning (W) or
Fault Message Shutdown (SD) Condition
AC Sens Lost
W (1 sec.)
SD (3 sec.) *
Check
AC sensing lost. In Auto mode, generator output Contact an authorized
AC sensing is lost. Starts 10 seconds after
distributor/dealer for service.
crank disconnect.
Warning: after 1 second if no output detected
after crank disconnect.
Shutdown: after 3 seconds if voltage was
present and then lost.
Accy PwrOver
Warning
W
Accessory Power Overload. An over current
fault (short circuit) on the accessory controller
power output.
Contact an authorized
distributor/dealer for service.
ATS Com Error
W
ATS communication error. Warning is displayed
if ATS interface connection is lost.
See Section 2.5.3.
Check communication wiring between
transfer switch interface board and
generator set.
ATS PhaseRot
W
ATS phase rotation mismatch. Transfer switch
phase rotation does not match, ATS will not
transfer.
Correct the ATS connection. Refer to
the ATS Installation manual, wiring
diagrams, and labels on the transfer
switch.
Aux Input
SD *
Auxiliary input. An optional customer-connected Check customer-supplied equipment.
input is closed. (Digital input from optional PIM.)
Batt Chg Flt
W
Battery charger fault. Input to PIM from an
external battery charger (not the built-in battery
charger).
Battery Voltage
High
W
Engine starting battery voltage rises above 16
Check the battery rating and
VDC for more than 10 seconds. Inhibited during condition.
the engine crank cycle.
Check the battery charger operation.
Clears when the battery voltage returns to an
acceptable level.
Battery Voltage
Low
W
Engine starting battery voltage falls below 12.5
Check the battery rating and
VDC for more than 90 seconds when the engine condition.
is not running. Not operative during the engine
Check the battery charger operation.
crank cycle.
Charge or replace the battery.
Clears when the battery voltage returns to an
acceptable level.
Engine Oil
Pressure Low
SD *
The LOP switch indicates low oil pressure for
more than 5 seconds. Function becomes active
30 seconds after crank disconnect (30 second
inhibit).
Check external battery charger.
Check for leaks in the lubrication
system.
Check the oil level and add oil if the
level is low.
Note: The low oil pressure shutdown does not
protect against low oil level. Check the engine
oil level regularly as recommended in Section 5.
EngineSpeed
High
SD *
Engine speed exceeds 115% of the normal
running speed for more than 0.3 seconds.
Contact an authorized
distributor/dealer for service.
EngineSpeed
Low
SD *
Engine speed drops below 85% of the normal
running speed for more than 3 seconds.
Reduce the load.
Exer Not Sch
W
Exercise not scheduled. No exercise is
scheduled on the controller.
See Section 3.6 or 4.5 for instructions
to set the exerciser.
Contact an authorized
distributor/dealer for service.
* Engine cooldown runs before shutting down.
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Warning (W) or
Shutdown (SD) Condition
Fault
Check
Generator
Frequency High
SD *
Governed frequency exceeds 110% of the
system’s frequency setpoint for more than 10
seconds. Function becomes active 10 seconds
after engine start (10 second inhibit).
Contact an authorized
distributor/dealer for service.
Generator
Frequency Low
SD *
Governed frequency falls below 90% of the
system frequency setting for more than
10 seconds, or 1 Hz below the system frequency
setting for more than 60 seconds.
Reduce the load and restart the
generator set.
Contact an authorized
distributor/dealer for service.
Function becomes active 10 seconds after
engine start (10 second inhibit).
Generator
VoltageL1-L2
High
SD *
Generator voltage high. Output voltage exceeds Contact an authorized
120% of the system nominal voltage for more
distributor/dealer for service.
than 2 seconds.
Generator
VoltageL1-L2
Low
SD *
Generator voltage low. Output voltage falls
below 80% of the nominal system voltage for
more than 10 seconds.
Reduce the load and restart the
generator set.
Lo Crank Vlt
W
Low cranking voltage. Battery voltage falls
below 8 VDC for more than 6 seconds while the
starter is engaged.
Charge or replace the battery.
Locked Rotor
SD
No engine rotation is sensed during cranking.
Check the battery.
Shuts down 3 seconds after the fault is detected.
Check for loose connections.
Contact an authorized
distributor/dealer for service.
Contact an authorized
distributor/dealer for service.
MainPwrOverL
Shutdown
SD
Main power overload. An over current fault on
the 70 controller power output (short circuit).
Contact an authorized
distributor/dealer for service.
Not in Auto
W
The generator set is not in Automatic (standby) Press AUTO to place the generator
mode. Remote start and stop commands from a set in Automatic mode, when
transfer switch or remote switch will be ignored. appropriate.
Over Crank
SD
Three unsuccessful starting attempts.
Check the fuel supply, spark plug,
and battery.
Check for loose connections.
Contact an authorized
distributor/dealer for service.
Speed Sensor
Fault
SD
Engine speed sensor has failed or engine
stalled.
Contact an authorized
distributor/dealer for service.
* Engine cooldown runs before shutting down.
Figure 2-3
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Notes
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Section 3 RDC2 Controller Operation
3.1 RDC2 Generator Set/ Transfer
Switch Controller
Model RESA generator sets are equipped with the
RDC2 generator set/transfer switch controller.
1
Model RESAL generator sets are equipped with the
DC2 controller. See Section 4 for DC2 controller
operation information.
The RDC2 controls the following power system
components:
D Model 14RESA or 20RESA generator set
D Model RXT Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)
2
D Load Control Module (LCM)
GM77569
D Programmable Interface Module (PIM)
The RDC2 controller features include:
D Two-line x 16 character backlit digital display with
1. User Interface; see Figure 3-2
2. Service access (see Section 6.4)
Figure 3-1
RDC2 Controls and Indicators
adjustable contrast
1
D OFF, AUTO, and RUN generator set master control
buttons
D Generator set status indicating LEDs (OFF, AUTO,
RUN)
2
11
3
D Up, Down, and Select buttons for navigation through
menus and adjustments
10
4
D Power system indicator LEDs to show utility and
generator source status, and to show which source
(utility or generator) is supplying power to the load
5
3.2 Controls and Indicators
Figure 3-1 illustrates the RDC2 controller.
See
Figure 3-2 for details of the controller’s user interface.
9
8
7
6
GM77569
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
2-line LCD display
Up button
Select button
Down button
RUN button and LED
Generator power available LED*
Building on generator power LED*
Building on utility power LED*
Utility power available LED*
OFF button and LED
AUTO button and LED
* These LEDs operate only if a Model RXT transfer switch is
connected.
Figure 3-2
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3.2.1
Controller Keypad
3.2.2
LED Indicators
The RUN, OFF, and AUTO buttons control the generator
set as described in Figure 3-3.
LEDs above the RUN, OFF, and AUTO buttons indicate
the mode of operation as shown in Figure 3-4.
Use the Select, Up arrow, and Down arrow buttons to
navigate through the menus and change settings, if
necessary. See Section 2.3 for operation instructions.
Power System LEDs indicate the status of the utility
power and the generator set, and indicate which source
is supplying power to the building (based on the position
of the RXT transfer switch). See Figure 3-2 and
Figure 3-4..
Note: The power system LEDs operate only if a Model
RXT transfer switch is connected. They will not
operate if a Model RDT or RSB transfer switch is
used.
Button
Button Function
RUN
Starts the generator set. The engine start time delay is ignored.
OFF
Stops the generator set. The cooldown time delay is ignored.
During the engine crank cycle, pressing OFF will stop the crank cycle.
Press OFF to clear faults and reset the controller.
AUTO
Places the generator set in Automatic (standby) mode.
Down arrow
Select
Use to navigate through menus and change settings. This manual contains instructions to navigate the
controller menus and adjust settings on the RDC2 controller.
Up arrow
Figure 3-3
RDC2 Controller Pushbutton Operation
LED
LED Operation
RUN
Lights when the generator set has been started locally by pressing the RUN button.
Remote start and stop commands are ignored.
OFF
Lights for 2 seconds, then flashes every 2 seconds when the generator set and
controller are off. Remote start/stop commands have no effect. The exercise cycle will
not run.
In Auto mode, OFF LED flashes quickly to indicate a fault shutdown. Attention required.
Identify and correct the fault condition before resetting the controller.
AUTO
Lights when the generator is in automatic (standby) mode. Generator set will respond to
engine start and stop commands from the controller (for example, exercise start and
stop commands) or an ATS. Time delays operate as described in Section 2.3.
Utility Power Available *
Lights when utility power is available.
Building on Utility Power *
Lights when the building load is connected to utility power through the RXT transfer
switch.
Generator Power Available *
Lights when generator power is available.
Building on Generator Power *
Lights when the building load is connected to generator power through the RXT transfer
switch.
* These LEDs operate only if a Model RXT transfer switch is connected.
Figure 3-4
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3.2.3
LCD Display
The controller is equipped with a two-line x 16 character
backlit digital display with adjustable contrast. When the
generator is running, the controller automatically scrolls
through the displays shown in Figure 3-5. When the
system is in AUTO, the screens shown in Figure 3-6 are
displayed.
When a fault or warning condition exists, the controller
will show the corresponding message. See Section 2.5
for more information about faults.
The display contrast is adjustable. Navigate to the
Genset System menu and step down to the Contrast
screen. Press the Select button, and then use the up
and down arrow buttons to adjust the contrast. See
Section 3.5, Changing Settings, and Section 3.14,
Genset System Menu.
The display backlight turns off after about a minute of no
activity. The backlight turns on when a button is pressed
or when the generator set starts.
Controller menus display power system information,
including status information for the engine, generator,
and optional RBUS accessories, exercise settings, and
event history. Some menus allow changes to the
controller settings. See Sections 3.7 through 3.21 for
menu diagrams.
Active Alert
Genset Status
Standby
Battery
12.3V
Active Alert
Engine Runtime:
12345.6 h
Genset Status
Running
Voltage: 240V
Freq:
60.0Hz
Date:
Time:
Engine: 123F
Oil Pressure: OK
Next Exercise:
09:00p 09Dec2011
Battery
Next Maintenance:
150 h or Mar2012
12.3V
02DEC2011
HR:MNpm
Sample data shown.
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Engine Runtime:
12345.6 h
Date:
Time:
Figure 3-6
Autopaging Displays, Automatic Mode
02DEC2011
HR:MNpm
Sample data shown.
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Figure 3-5
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3.3 Controller Power
The RDC2 controller is powered by the generator set
engine starting battery and the built-in battery charger.
Note: To disconnect controller power, disconnect the
utility power to the generator set and disconnect
the battery .
If controller power is disconnected and reconnected,
you will be prompted to set the time, date, and exerciser.
The first setting will flash. Press the Up and Down arrow
buttons to change the setting. Press Select to save the
setting and move on to the next. Repeat until all settings
are saved and the controller returns to the main menu.
See Section 3.5 for more detailed instructions to change
settings on the RDC2. See Section 3.6 for more detailed
instructions to set the exerciser or change the exercise
settings.
3.4 Battery Charging
The controller includes a built-in battery charger to
maintain the engine starting battery. The RDC2
controller monitors the battery voltage and provides a
constant 14.0 ±2% VDC voltage and maximum 2.5
amps to charge the battery.
The installer must connect 120 VAC/60Hz utility power
provided from the building on a breaker-protected circuit
for the built-in battery charger.
3.5 Changing Settings
Some settings can be changed from the controller
keypad. The controller settings and generator set
output are factory-set and should not require field
adjustment under normal circumstances. Check and
adjust the settings and/or output when:
D The controller has been replaced.
D The voltage requires adjustment for a particular
application.
D Troubleshooting generator set problems.
Have controller setup and adjustment performed only by
an authorized Kohler distributor/dealer or authorized
representative.
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The following procedure explains how to change
settings. See Figure 3-7 for an example using the Date
and Time settings.
Note: Use caution when navigating the controller
menus. In some menus, pressing the Select
button can enable editing of the controller
settings. Changing the settings to incorrect
values can adversely affect generator set
operation or render the unit inoperable.
Procedure to Change Settings
1. Press the Select button to enter the main menu.
2. Press the down arrow button until the desired menu
is displayed. The Genset System menu is used for
this example. See Figure 3-9.
3. Press the Select button to enter the genset system
displays. See Figure 3-7.
4. Press the down arrow button to step through the
generator set system settings.
5. To change any of the genset system settings, press
the Select button. The selected setting flashes.
6. Press the up or down arrow buttons to increase or
decrease the setting.
7. When the desired setting is shown, press Select.
The value stops flashing. If there are additional
adjustable settings on the screen, the next setting
flashes. For example, in the date menu, the day,
month, and year can be adjusted.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each setting on the
screen.
9. Press the down arrow to step to the next screen.
10. To exit, press the down arrow button until Return is
displayed. Press the Select button to exit the
menu.
11. Press the AUTO or OFF button to exit the main
menu.
Note: If no buttons are pushed, the controller exits the
menus and returns to the generator set status
display after 5 minutes.
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Changing Settings on the RDC2 Controller
1. Press the Select button to enter the main menu.
8. When the correct date is shown, press the Select
button. The saved date is shown.
Overview ---->
Press:
Display:
1.2 h
Press:
2. Press the down arrow button until the desired
menu is displayed. See Figure 3-9. Date and Time
are used for this example.
Date
Press:
Display:
---->
Date:
Display:
05Dec2011
4. To change the date and time settings, press the
Select button again. The year will flash.
Press:
Display:
Date:
Display:
Display:
10. Repeat steps 5 and 6, using the arrow and select
buttons to set and save the time.
Note: To change from am to pm, press the up arrow
key to increase the hour until the correct hour
and pm is displayed.
11. In the time format menu, press Select and then
press the up or down arrow button to change the
format, 12 hr. or 24 hr. Press Select to save the
displayed format.
12. Press the down arrow button.
displayed.
Display:
Display:
05Dec2012
Date:
Press:
Display:
Date
---->
and Time
14. Press the Up or Down arrow buttons to step to a
different menu.
15. Press Auto to signal the controller to exit the
menus and return to the generator set status
display.
05Dec2012
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6, using the arrow and select
buttons to set the month and the date.
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13. Press Select to return to the Date and Time
menu.
Display:
Press:
Figure 3-7
Return is
Date:
6. When the correct year is shown, press the Select
button. The year is saved and the next setting
(month) flashes.
Press:
01:49pm
05Dec2011
5. Press the up or down arrow buttons to change the
year.
OR
03Jan2012
Time:
Press:
Press:
Press:
Date:
9. Press the down arrow button to step to the next
menu.
and Time
3. Press the Select button to enter the Date and Time
menu.
Press:
Display:
Genset State
Standby
AUTO
Note: If no buttons are pressed, the controller returns
to the status display after 5 minutes.
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3.6 Setting the Exerciser
Set the exerciser to automatically run the generator set
for 20 minutes every week or every two weeks.
3.6.1
Setting the Exerciser at Controller
Power--up
When battery power is connected to the controller, you
will be prompted to set the date and time, and then to set
the exerciser.
The first setting will flash. Press the Up and Down arrow
buttons to change the setting. Press Select to save the
setting and move on to the next. See Section 3.5 for
more detailed instructions to change settings on the
RDC2.
If the battery is disconnected and reconnected during
generator set maintenance or service, the time, date,
and exercise settings will need to be re-entered.
3.6.2
Changing the Exercise Settings
This section explains how to change the exercise
settings after the initial setup.
Follow the procedure below and see the flowchart in
Figure 3-8 to set the exercise time and date, mode, and
frequency.
Procedure to Set the Exerciser
1. Press the AUTO button on the controller.
2. Press the Select button to go to the main menu.
See Figure 3-9.
3. Press the down arrow button to step to the Genset
System menu.
4. Press the Select button to enter the Genset system
menu. See Figure 3-8.
5. Use the down arrow button to step to the Next
Exercise menu. If the exerciser is not set, No
Exercise Scheduled will be displayed.
7. Press the Select button. The setting flashes to
show that it can be changed. For example, HR
flashes to show that the hour can be changed.
8. Press the Up or Down arrow buttons to change the
setting.
9. Press the Select button to save the setting and
move to the next. For example, save HR setting
and move to MN.
10. Repeat steps 5 through 9 to change the next item
on the line until the desired settings are displayed.
11. Press Select to save after all settings have been
selected. Settings will stop flashing.
12. If the generator set is connected to a Kohlerr Model
RXT transfer switch, the exercise can be changed
to a loaded exercise. Set the Exercise Mode to
Unloaded Cycle, Unloaded Full, or Loaded Full
(RXT ATS required) as shown in Figure 3-8.
Unloaded Cycle is recommended. See Sections
2.4.2 through 2.4.4 for information about the
exercise modes.
13. Set the exercise frequency (weekly or every two
weeks). Weekly exercises are recommended.
14. Press the down arrow button to step to the Return
menu. Press the Select button to return to the main
menu.
After a scheduled exercise run, the next exercise time
and date will be updated automatically based on the
Exercise Frequency setting.
Other transfer switches: For a loaded exercise with a
transfer switch other than a Kohlerr Model RXT ATS,
refer to the transfer switch operation manual for
instructions.
Exerciser Reset
To reset the exerciser to run at a different day and/or
time or to change the exercise mode, follow the
procedure in Section 3.6.2 to change the exerciser
settings.
6. Press and HOLD the Select button to enable
editing.
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Genset
System
---->
System Freq:
XX.X Hz
System Phase
System Volt
Battery V:
HOLD:
Next Exercise *
Next Exercise
HR:MN PM MM/DD/YY
HR:MN PM MM/DD/YY
HOLD:
Exercise Mode:
Exercise Mode:
Loaded
Unloaded Cycle/Unloaded
Full/ Loaded Full
HOLD:
Exercise Freq:
Exercise Freq:
Weekly
Weekly/Bi-Weekly
Language:
Contrast:
50
<----
Return
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* If the exerciser has not been set, No Exercise Sch will be displayed.
Figure 3-8
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3.7 RDC2 Controller Menus
3.8 Main Menu
Controller menus display power system information,
including status information for the engine, generator,
and optional RBUS accessories, exercise settings, and
event history. Some menus allow changes to the
controller settings.
Press the Select button once to bring up the main menu.
Overview is displayed. See Figure 3-9. Press the down
arrow button to step to the next menu, Engine Metering.
Use the UP and DOWN arrow buttons to step up and
down through the menus shown in Figure 3-9.
Diagrams in the following sections show how to navigate
through the menus.
The controller will exit the main menu after 5 minutes if
no buttons are pressed. To exit the main menu
immediately, press the controller’s OFF or AUTO
button.
Note: Use caution when navigating the controller
menus. In some menus, pressing the Select
button can enable editing of the controller
settings. Changing the settings to incorrect
values can adversely affect generator set
operation or render the unit inoperable.
If a setting on the controller display is flashing, edit mode
has been enabled. Press the OFF or AUTO button to
exit the edit mode.
Status
Displays
Press the Up and Down arrow buttons
to move between menus.
Press OFF or AUTO to exit the menus.
Overview ---->
1.2 h
Engine ---->
Metering
ATS
---->
Configuration *
Generator---->
Metering
Date
---->
and Time
Genset ---->
Information
Network ---->
Information
Genset ---->
Run Time
PIM
Status
---->
Genset
System
---->
Load
Control
---->
ATS
Status
---->
Event Log---->
* ATS configuration appears only if a Model RXT transfer switch is connected.
Figure 3-9
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3.9 Overview Menu
Overview ---->
1.2 h
3.10 Engine Metering Menu
The engine metering menu displays engine status
information as shown in Figure 3-11. This menu
displays status information only. No settings can be
changed from this menu.
Active Alert
(if any)
Engine ---->
Metering
Genset Status
Standby
Eng Speed:
3600 RPM
Oil Pressure:
Switch: Normal
Voltage: 240V
Freq:
60.0Hz
Oil Temp:
123 F
Engine: 123F
Oil Pressure: OK
Battery:
12.3 V
Battery
12.3V
<---- Return
Engine Runtime:
12345.6 h
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Figure 3-11 Engine Metering Menu
Date:
Time:
02DEC2011
HR:MNpm
Next Exercise:
09:00p 09Dec2011
Next Maintenance:
150 h or Mar2012
SW Version:
12.34
<---- Return
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Figure 3-10 Overview Menu
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Voltage Calibration
3.11 Generator Metering Menu
The generator metering menu displays the generator
voltage and frequency. See Figure 3-12.
DANGER
Hazardous voltage.
Will cause severe injury or death.
This equipment must be installed and
serviced by qualified electrical
personnel.
The voltage calibration mode can be entered from the
Generator Metering menu. Contact a Kohler-authorized
distributor/dealer for service.
The Reset Calibration menu allows you to set the
voltage reading back to the original value after
calibration, if necessary. See Figure 3-12.
Generator ---->
Metering
Volts:
123V
Frequency:
12.3 Hz
Reset
Calibration
<---- Return
Reset
Calib? No
Reset
Calib? Yes
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Figure 3-12 Generator Metering Menu
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3.12 Generator Set Information
Menu
3.13 Genset Run Time Menu
The generator set model number and serial numbers
are displayed. No changes are allowed from this menu.
Model and serial numbers are factory set and should not
require changes in the field, except in the event that the
controller is being replaced. A personal computer
running Kohler SiteTech software is required to enter the
generator set model number and serial numbers on a
replacement controller. Contact an authorized Kohler
distributor/dealer for service.
Genset ---->
Information
The data shown in Figure 3-14 are displayed.
changes are allowed from this menu.
No
The Next Maintenance menu shows the number of
hours of generator set operation until maintenance is
required. The estimated date for the next scheduled
maintenance is also displayed. The maintenance
reminder intervals are based on the engine
manufacturer’s recommendation for changing the oil.
Refer to Section 5, Scheduled Maintenance, for
maintenance instructions.
After changing the oil and performing other
recommended maintenance, go to the Overview menu
to reset the maintenance timer. See Section 5.2.5 for
instructions to reset the maintenance timer.
Genset M/N:
20RESA
Genset ---->
Run Time
Genset S/N:
########
Eng Runtime:
12345.6 h
Eng Starts:
Controller S/N:
########
123456
Next Maintenance:
<---- Return
150 h or Mar2012
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Figure 3-13 Generator Set Information Menu
<---- Return
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Figure 3-14 Generator Set Run Time Menu
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3.14 Genset System Menu
The genset system menu displays the system
information shown in Figure 3-15. Generator sets are
factory set and should not require changes to the system
settings in the field.
A Kohler authorized distributor or dealer can adjust
these settings, if necessary. If the generator set is
reconnected to a different voltage or the system settings
require adjustment for some other reason, see Section
3.5 for instructions to enable editing and change the
system settings.
Genset
System
---->
System Voltage:
240 V
System Freq:
60 Hz
VR Voltage Adj:
240.0V
Note: Use caution when navigating the controller
menus. In some menus, pressing the Select
button can enable editing of the controller
settings. Changing the settings to incorrect
values can adversely affect generator set
operation or render the unit inoperable.
Voltage Regulator (VR) Voltage Adj
The generator set voltage is factory set and typically
does not require adjustment in the field. If voltage
adjustment is required, contact a Kohler authorized
distributor or dealer for service. Refer to the generator
set Installation Manual for instructions to adjust the
voltage.
System Phase:
Single
System Battery:
12 V
Next Exercise
06:30p 15Dec2011
Exercise Mode:
Setting the Exerciser
Use the Genset System menus to set the generator set
exerciser. Refer to Section 2.4 for instructions to set the
exerciser and for more information about exercising the
generator set.
After a scheduled exercise run, the Next Exercise time
and date will be updated automatically based on the
Exercise Frequency setting.
Unloaded Variable
Exercise Freq:
Weekly
Meas System:
English
Adjusting the Display Contrast
To adjust the display contrast, use the down arrow
button to step to the Contrast menu. Press the Select
button, and then use the up and down arrow buttons to
adjust the contrast. Press the Select button to save the
contrast setting.
Contrast:
50
<----
Return
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Figure 3-15 Genset System Menu
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The ATS Status menu displays Model RXT transfer
switch and source information.
3.15 ATS Status Menu
ATS menus appear if a Model RXT transfer switch is
connected to the generator set. If no transfer switch is
connected, or another model ATS is connected to the
engine start connections, Remote ATS is displayed on
the ATS Status screen.
The voltage shown in these menus can be calibrated.
Follow the safety precautions at the beginning of this
manuals. Use a voltmeter to measure the line-to-line
voltage and follow the instructions in Figure 3-16 to
calibrate the voltage readings.
Note: If there is no Model RXT transfer
switch connected to the generator set,
Remote ATS is displayed and the other
screens on this page do not appear.
ATS
---->
Status
ATS Position:
Normal
Normal Status:
Not/Acceptable
Emerg. Status:
Standby
Voltage:
123V
Frequency:
12.3 Hz
Reset
Calibration
<---- Return
Reset
Calib? No
Reset
Calib? Yes
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Figure 3-16 ATS Status Menu, with Calibration
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3.16 ATS Configuration Menu
Note: The ATS Configuration menu appears only if a
Model RXT transfer switch is connected.
Use the ATS Configuration submenu to check the Model
RXT transfer switch system settings and time delays,
and change the settings, if necessary.
ATS ---->
Configuration
Normal Freq:
12.3 Hz
Normal Voltage:
12345.6 V
Changing ATS Configuration Settings
To enable editing, press the select button. The value
flashes to indicate that it can be changed. Press the up
and down arrow buttons to change the value. Press the
Select button to save the value shown.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to move to the next
value to be changed. Repeat the adjustment process
until all values are correct.
Press the down arrow until Return is displayed. Press
the select button to return to the main menu.
Emerg. Freq:
12.3 Hz
Emerg. Voltage:
12345.6 V
Emerg. Engine
Start: 3 sec
Transfer From
3 sec Normal:
Transfer From
Emerg.: 120 sec
<---- Return
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Figure 3-17 ATS Configuration Menu
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3.17 Date and Time Menu
Date and
Time
The date and time will typically be set at controller
power--up. To change the date, time, or time format
(12 hour or 24 hour), use the Date and Time menu.
See Figure 3-18.
Date:
02Dec2011
Time:
12:34pm
3.18 Networking Information Menus
Use the networking menus to view and adjust
communication settings for systems with remote RBUS
devices such as a PIM or LCM, and for systems that use
the Kohlerr OnCuet Home Generator Management
System.
Time Format:
12hr|24hr
<----
Return
RBUS is a proprietary RS-485 communications
protocol.
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To change the date and time, press the Select button
See Figure 3-7 for instructions.
The Networking Information menu leads to submenus
for network and RBUS communication settings.
Figure 3-18 Date and Time Menu
Networking---->
Information
Networking---->
Status
NS
See Figure 3-20.
Networking---->
Configuration
NC
See Figure 3-21.
RBUS ---->
Information
RB
See Figure 3-22.
<---- Return
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Figure 3-19 Networking Information Menu
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3.18.1 Networking Status Submenu
The Networking Status submenu contains settings for
OnCuet. See the OnCue Software Operation Manual
for information about the appropriate network settings
for OnCue. Changes to these settings are not typically
required.
Networking---->
Information
Networking---->
Status
If DHCP is enabled, IP parameters are not displayed. If
DHCP is disabled (i.e., if a static IP address is used), the
IP parameters are displayed.
To enable or disable DHCP and change the IP settings,
go to the Networking Configuration menu.
See
Section 3.18.2.
OnCue Status:
Connected
DHCP:
Enabled
IP Address:
123.456.789.123
Subnet Mask:
123.456.789.123
Gateway:
123.456.789.123
DNS 1:
123.456.789.123
DNS 2:
123.456.789.123
Ethernet Status:
Disconnected
OnCue Server:
123.456.789.123
<---- Return
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Figure 3-20 Network Status Submenu
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Password
3.18.2 Networking Configuration
Submenu (OnCue Password)
The networking Configuration menu includes settings
used for communication with the Kohlerr OnCuet
Home Generator Management System.
For the initial OnCue setup, you will be required to reset
the OnCue password on the RDC2 controller, and then
enter it into the OnCue software. To reset the password,
follow the instructions in Figure 3-21.
For most applications, DHCP is enabled and the IP
settings cannot be changed from the controller keypad.
If DHCP is enabled, IP parameters are not displayed.
Note: The password is displayed for only 10 seconds.
Be sure to write down the password and serial
number.
If DHCP is disabled (i.e., if a static IP address is
required), then the IP parameters can be modified. For
applications that require static IP addresses, press and
hold the select button to enable editing, disable DHCP,
and then step to the next parameters and enter the
information.
A new password is generated each time the reset
password procedure is performed. If the password is
reset after the OnCue system has been set up, the
connection will be lost. Enter the new password in
OnCuer to reconnect.
If an error occurs while setting a parameter, an error
message is displayed and then the controller exits the
edit mode. Previous settings are preserved.
Networking---->
Information
Networking---->
Status
HOLD
Networking
Configuration
Reset OnCue
Password
Reset OnCue
Password? No
UP arrow for YES,
Down arrow for NO.
Reset OnCue
Password? Yes
DHCP:
Enabled
Press Select to enter YES
or NO as displayed. New
password is displayed for
approximately 10 seconds.
S/N: 1234567
New PW: 12345
<---- Return
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Figure 3-21 Network Configuration Submenu
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3.18.3 RBUS Information
D Model RXT transfer switch
The RBUS Information menu contains settings for
remote modules that communicate with the RDC2
controller using RBUS protocol. This includes the
following optional modules:
D Programmable Interface Module (PIM)
Networking---->
Information
D Load Control Module (LCM)
Networking---->
Status
Networking---->
Configuration
RBUS ---->
Information
Modules Connected:
3
<---- Return
Remote ---->
Devices
RD
See Figure 3-23.
Net Cycle Time:
123ms
Module Timeouts:
1234
Module Errors:
1234
< ---- Return
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Figure 3-22 RBUS Information Submenu
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3.18.4 Remote Devices Submenu
The serial numbers for the PIM and LCM are printed on
the circuit boards inside the enclosures.
Check the status of remote devices communicating
through RBUS. Device types can include:
D Model RXT ATS
D Programmable Interface Module (PIM)
D Load Control Module (LCM)
From Figure 3-22:
Remote ---->
Devices
S/N: XXXXXXXXX
<<*DeviceType*>>
S/N: XXXXXXXXX
<<*DeviceType*>>
<---- Return
Module Status:
Connected
Comm. Errors:
12345
Comm. Timeouts:
12345
Module ID:
12
Firmware Ver.:
122
(Dis)Connected:
MM/DD/YY 12:12
Connected: Displays the date and time that the
device was connected.
Disconnected: Displays the last date and time of
successful communication.
Return ---->
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Figure 3-23 Remote Devices Submenu
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3.19 Programmable Interface
Module (PIM) Status Menu
The PIM status menu displays the status of inputs and
outputs connected to the programmable interface
module (PIM). This is a status display menu only. Input
and output settings cannot be changed from the RDC2
controller’s user interface.
PIM
Status:
PIM 1
---->
<---- Return
A personal computer running Kohlerr SiteTecht
software is required to change the input and output
settings. Contact an authorized distributor or dealer for
service.
The Kohlerr OnCuet Home Management System can
be used to turn outputs on and off. See the OnCue
Software Operation Manual for instructions.
Input 1
In/Active
Input 2
In/Active
Output 1:
In/Active
Output 2:
In/Active
Output 3:
In/Active
Output 4:
In/Active
Output 5:
In/Active
Output 6:
In/Active
<---- Return
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Figure 3-24 Programmable Interface Module (PIM) Status Menu
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3.20 Load Control Module (LCM)
Menus
The Load Control menu displays the status of the Load
Control Module (LCM) inputs and outputs, and allows a
test of the LCM output relays.
Load ---->
Control
Generator
Current:
Generator current is displayed as a percent of the
maximum generator capacity. The load control module
adds and sheds loads based on the generator current.
The test function cycles the relays in the order of their
priority. For detailed information about the LCM
operation, refer to TT-1574, provided with the LCM kit.
123 %
Load ---->
Control 1
<---- Return
Test Outputs
Push Select (blinking)
Input 1:
In/Active
Input 2:
In/Active
Output 1:
Add/Shed
Output 2:
Add/Shed
Output 3:
Add/Shed
Output 4:
Add/Shed
Output 5:
Add/Shed
Output 6:
Add/Shed
<---- Return
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Figure 3-25 Load Control Module (LCM) Status Menu
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3.21 Event Log
The event log displays up to 1000 controller faults and
notices, starting with the most recent event. Events are
numbered 1--1000, with 1 being the most recent. Each
event is displayed with the date and time of the event,
the number of the event, a code to indicate whether the
event was a warning (W), shutdown (S), or
informational notice (I), the engine hours at the time of
the event, and the event description.
The time and date for notices (I) are not stored in the
controller.
6. Press the Select button to exit the event log.
To stop viewing the event history before the last event,
press the select button to return to the main menu.
Date MO/DA/YEAR
Event Log ---->
event number, W/S/I, engine hours
event name
Press UP and Down arrow
buttons to scroll through events
Procedure to View Event History
Date MO/DA/YEAR
time HR:MN
1. Press Select to enter the main menu.
event number, W/S/I, engine hours
event name
2. Press the down arrow to step down to the event log.
3. Press Select to display the most recent event.
4. Press the down arrow to step to the next event.
5. Use the up and down arrow buttons to view events.
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time HR:MN
Press Select button at any time to
return to the main menu.
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Figure 3-26 Event Log
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Section 4 DC2 Controller Operation
4.1 DC2 Generator Set/ Transfer
Switch Controller
Model RESAL generator sets are equipped with the
DC2 generator set/transfer switch controller.
1
Model RESA generator sets are equipped with the
RDC2 generator set/transfer switch controller. See
Section 3 for RDC2 controller operation information.
The DC2 controls the following power system
components:
D Model 14RESAL or 20RESAL generator set
2
D Model RXT Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)
D Load Control Module (LCM)
D Programmable Interface Module (PIM)
DC2 controller features include:
1. User Interface
2. Service access (see Section 6.4)
Figure 4-1
GM77569
DC2 Controls and Indicators
D Two-line x 16 character backlit digital display with
adjustable contrast
1
D OFF, AUTO, RUN, and EXERCISE generator set
control buttons
4.2 Controls and Indicators
Figure 4-1 illustrates the DC2 controller. See Figure 4-2
for details of the controller’s user interface.
5
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
2-line LCD display
EXERCISE button
RUN button and LED
OFF button and LED
AUTO button and LED
Figure 4-2
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3
2
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DC2 User Interface
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4.2.1
Controller Keypad
4.2.2
The RUN, OFF, and AUTO buttons control the generator
set as described in Figure 4-3.
LED Indicators
LEDs above the RUN, OFF, and AUTO buttons indicate
the mode of operation as shown in Figure 4-4.
Use the EXERCISE button to set the exerciser on the
DC2 controller. See Section 4.5 for instructions to set
the exerciser.
Note: A personal computer (laptop) with Kohlerr
SiteTecht software is required for changing
settings on the DC2 controller.
Button
Button Function
RUN
Press to start the generator set. The engine start time delay is ignored.
The software version and engine model are displayed briefly when RUN is pressed.
OFF
Stops the generator set. The cooldown time delay is ignored.
During the engine crank cycle, pressing OFF will stop the crank cycle.
Press to clear faults and reset the controller.
Press and hold to access the event log.
AUTO
Press to place the generator set in Automatic (standby) mode.
Press to exit the event log.
Press and hold AUTO and OFF to reset the maintenance timer.
EXERCISE
When the controller is in AUTO mode, press to set the exerciser. See Section 4.5.
When the controller is OFF, press and hold to reset the OnCue password. See Section 4.8.
Figure 4-3
DC2 Controller Pushbutton Operation
LED
LED Indication
Description
RUN
RUN LED is on.
Generator set is running. Remote start and stop commands are ignored.
OFF
OFF LED lights for 2
seconds, then flashes
every 2 seconds.
Generator set and controller are off. Remote start/stop commands have no
effect. The exercise cycle will not run.
In Auto mode, OFF LED
flashes quickly to indicate
a fault shutdown.
Attention required. Identify and correct the fault condition before resetting the
controller.
AUTO LED is on.
Automatic (standby) mode. Generator set will respond to engine start and
stop commands from the controller (for example, exercise start and stop
commands) or an ATS. Time delays operate as described in Section 2.3.
AUTO
Figure 4-4
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4.2.3
LCD Display
Active Alert
(if any)
The controller is equipped with a two-line x 16 character
backlit digital display with adjustable contrast. When the
generator set is running, the messages shown in
Figure 4-5 are displayed. When the system is in AUTO,
the LCD display steps through the status messages
shown in Figure 4-6.
Genset State
Standby
When a fault or warning condition exists, the controller
will show the corresponding message. See Section 2.5
for more information on fault and warning messages.
Battery
12.3V
Runtime: 12345.6 h
The display backlight turns off after about a minute of no
activity. The backlight turns on when a button is pressed
or when the generator set starts.
Next Exercise:
7d 6h 42m
Active Alert
(if any)
Next Maint:
123h or 12months
Running
ATS: Normal *
OnCue Status:
Disconnected
Sample data shown.
Voltage: 240V
Freq:
60.0Hz
[ OnCue status is displayed only if OnCue password has
been reset.
Figure 4-6
Engine: 123F
Oil Pressure: OK
Status Displays, Generator in Standby
4.3 Controller Power
Battery
12.3V
The DC2 controller is powered by the generator set
engine starting battery.
Runtime: 12345.6 h
Note: To disconnect controller power, disconnect the
utility power to the generator set and disconnect
the battery (negative lead first).
Next Exercise:
7d 6h 42m
4.4 Battery Charging
OnCue Status:
Disconnected [
Sample data shown.
* Model RXT ATS required
[ OnCue status is displayed only if OnCue password has
been reset.
Figure 4-5
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Status Displays, Generator Running
The controller includes a built-in battery charger to
maintain the engine starting battery. The DC2 controller
monitors the battery voltage and provides a constant
14 ±2% VDC voltage and maximum 2.5 amps to
charge the battery.
The installer must connect 120 VAC/60Hz utility power
provided from the building on a breaker-protected circuit
for the built-in battery charger. See the Installation
Manual for instructions to connect power.
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4.5 Exercise
4.5.3
The DC2 controller can be set to automatically run the
generator set at the same time and day each week.
Exercising the generator set weekly is required to keep
the engine and alternator in good operating condition.
To reset the exerciser to run at a different day and/or
time, follow the procedure in Section 4.5.2 to enter the
new exerciser settings. The old settings will be replaced
by the new time and day.
A laptop computer with Kohlerr SiteTecht software
can be used to change the exercise frequency to every
two weeks. Use a USB cable to connect the controller to
the computer and see TP-6701, SiteTech Operation
Manual for instructions.
4.5.1
Exercise Modes
Unloaded Cycle or Loaded Full-Speed exercises can be
set from the DC2 controller. The Unloaded Cycle
exercise mode is the default exercise mode. A Model
RXT transfer switch is required for the Loaded
Full-Speed exercise mode. See Section 2.4 for more
information about the exercise modes.
Exerciser Reset
4.6 Event Log
The event log displays up to 10 controller faults and
notices, starting with the most recent event. Events are
numbered 1--10, with 1 being the most recent. Each
event is displayed with the date and time of the event,
the number of the event, a letter to indicate whether the
event was a warning (W), shutdown (S), or
informational notice (I), the engine hours at the time of
the event, and the event description. See Figure 4-7.
Hold
Any Screen
OFF
Event number, W/S/I, engine hours
A laptop computer with Kohlerr SiteTecht software
can be used to change the exercise mode to Unloaded
Full Speed.
Event name
4.5.2
Event number, W/S/I, engine hours
Press OFF
Setting the Exerciser
Event name
Set the exerciser to automatically run the generator set
for 20 minutes every week. Follow the procedure below
to set the exerciser.
Procedure to Set the Exerciser
1. Press AUTO. Verify that the AUTO LED is on and
Utility power is available.
2. Press the exercise button to start an unloaded
exercise.
3. If a loaded exercise is required, press the Exercise
button again within 5 seconds.
4. After 5 seconds, the generator begins its crank
cycles. During the crank cycles, the number of the
crank cycle is displayed. No button presses are
acknowledged during the crank cycles.
Press AUTO button at any time to exit the event log.
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Figure 4-7
Event Log
Procedure to View Event Log
1. Press the OFF button. The controller must be OFF
to display the event log.
2. Press and hold the OFF button until the first event
appears on the display.
3. Press OFF to step through the other events.
4. To exit the Event Log, hold the OFF button or press
the AUTO button.
5. The generator runs through the exercise cycle
described in Section 2.4.2. The controller monitors
the system during the unloaded exercise as
described in System Diagnostics.
6. After 20 minutes, the engine stops automatically.
The exercise time is set to the time the exercise button is
pressed. An unloaded or loaded exercise, as selected
above, will occur at the same time every seven days.
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4.7 Maintenance Timer
4.8 OnCue Password
The maintenance timer keeps track of the time until the
next recommended maintenance according to the
maintenance schedule for the 14RESAL or 20RESAL
generator set. Reset the maintenance timer after
changing the oil and performing the other maintenance
tasks recommended in Section 5.
To set the OnCue password on the DC2 controller,
To reset the maintenance timer:
1. Press and hold the OFF and AUTO buttons
together until Maintenance Timer Reset is
displayed.
2. Release the OFF and AUTO buttons.
1. Press the OFF button and verify that the generator
set is not running.
2. Press and hold the Exercise button until Press
Again to Reset OnCue PW is displayed.
3. Release the Exercise button and press it again
within 5 seconds.
Note: If the Exercise button is not pressed within 5
seconds, the controller exits the password
reset mode.
4. The genset serial number and new password (PW)
will be displayed for 10 seconds. Record the
password for entry into the OnCue program.
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Notes
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WARNING
Accidental starting.
Can cause severe injury or death.
Disconnect the battery cables before
working on the generator set.
Remove the negative (--) lead first
when disconnecting the battery.
Reconnect the negative (--) lead last
when reconnecting the battery.
Disabling the generator set. Accidental starting can
cause severe injury or death. Before working on the
generator set or equipment connected to the set, disable the
generator set as follows: (1) Press the generator set off/reset
button to shut down the generator set. (2) Disconnect the
power to the battery charger, if equipped. (3) Remove the
battery cables, negative (--) lead first. Reconnect the negative
(--) lead last when reconnecting the battery. Follow these
precautions to prevent the starting of the generator set by the
remote start/stop switch.
WARNING
WARNING
Hot engine and exhaust system.
Can cause severe injury or death.
Do not work on the generator set until
it cools.
Servicing the exhaust system. Hot parts can cause
severe injury or death. Do not touch hot engine parts. The
engine and exhaust system components become extremely
hot during operation.
5.1 Scheduled Maintenance
Refer to the following service schedules and the runtime
hours displayed on the controller display to schedule
routine maintenance. Intervals are shown in hours of
operation and/or time intervals (i.e. weekly, monthly,
quarterly, etc.) Have an authorized distributor/dealer
service the generator set at the designated intervals in
the service schedule for the life of the generator set.
Service units subject to extreme weather, long operating
hours, or dusty or dirty conditions more frequently.
Contact an authorized distributor/dealer for parts.
Hazardous voltage. Moving parts.
Can cause severe injury or death.
Operate the generator set only when
all guards and electrical enclosures
are in place.
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5.1.1
Service Schedule, 14RESA/RESAL Models
Procedure
System Component or Procedure
Fuel
See
Section
Visually
Inspect Check Change Clean Test
Flexible lines and connections
X
Main tank supply level
Quarterly
X
Fuel piping
Lubrication
R
Frequency
Weekly
X
Yearly
5.2
Oil level
X
Crankcase breather hose
8 hours or
before use
X
X
Yearly or 500 hours
Change oil
X
Yearly or 100 hours
Replace filter
X
Yearly or 200 hours
Cooling
5.5
Air ducts, louvers
Exhaust Line
X
X
Yearly
5.6
Leakage
X
Insulation, fire hazards
X
Yearly
Obstructions or combustible materials near exhaust
outlet
X
Weekly
DC Electrical System
X
Weekly
5.7
Battery charger operation, charge rate (if equipped)
X
Remove corrosion, clean and dry battery and rack
X
Clean and tighten battery terminals and inspect
boots
X
Battery electrolyte level and specific gravity *
Monthly
X
Yearly
X
Yearly
X
Yearly
AC Electrical System
Tighten control and power wiring connections
X
Yearly
Remote control system, if equipped
X
Visible wear or damage
X
Wire abrasions where subject to motion
X
Wire-cable insulation condition
X
Monthly
Quarterly
X
Six Months
3 Years or 500 hours
Engine and Mounting
Visible wear or damage
X
Air cleaner and precleaner service [
5.4
Spark plugs
5.3
Weekly
Replace stepper motor coupling and bushing
R
Yearly or 100 hours
X
Yearly or 300 hours
D
500 hours
Generator
Visible wear or damage
X
Quarterly
Exercise generator set
X
Brushes and collector ring
D
D
Measure and record resistance readings of
windings with insulation tester (Meggerr, with
SCR assembly or rectifier and load leads
disconnected) *
Weekly
Yearly
D
3 Years
General Condition of Equipment
Evidence of vibration, leakage, excessive noise,
temperature, or deterioration
X
Interior of sound enclosure
X
* Not necessary for maintenance-free batteries.
[ Service more frequently under extremely dusty/dirty conditions.
Meggerr is a registered trademark of Biddle Instruments.
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X
D
R
X
X
Weekly
X
Quarterly
Action
Authorized distributor/dealer only
Replace as necessary
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Service Schedule, 20RESA/RESAL Models
Procedure
System Component or Procedure
Fuel
See
Section
Visually
Inspect Check
Flexible lines and connections
X
Clean
Test
R
Main tank supply level
Frequency
Quarterly
X
Fuel piping
Lubrication
Change
Weekly
X
Yearly
5.2
Oil level
X
8 hours or
before each use
Change oil
X
Yearly or 150 hours
Replace filter
X
Yearly or 150 hours
Crankcase breather hose
X
Oil cooler
X
Cooling
Yearly or 500 hours
X
X
Yearly
5.6
Leakage
X
Insulation, fire hazards
X
Obstructions or combustible materials near
exhaust outlet
X
DC Electrical System
Yearly or 100 hours
5.5
Air ducts, louvers
Exhaust System
X
X
Weekly
Yearly
Weekly
5.7
Battery charger operation, charge rate
X
Remove corrosion, clean and dry battery and
rack
X
Clean and tighten battery terminals and inspect
boots
X
Monthly
X
Yearly
X
Battery electrolyte level and specific gravity *
Yearly
X
Yearly
X
Yearly
AC Electrical System
Tighten control and power wiring connections
Remote control system, if equipped
X
Visible wear or damage
X
Wire abrasions where subject to motion
X
Wire-cable insulation condition
X
Monthly
Quarterly
X
Six Months
3 Years or 500 hours
Engine and Mounting
Visible wear or damage
X
Weekly
Air cleaner service [
5.4
150
300
Yearly or hours shown
Spark plugs
5.3
150
300
Yearly or hours shown
D
500 hours
Replace stepper motor coupling and bushing
Generator
Visible wear or damage
X
Quarterly
Exercise generator set
Brushes and collector ring
W
D
D
Measure and record resistance readings of
windings with insulation tester (Meggerr, with
SCR assembly or rectifier and load leads
disconnected)
Weekly
Yearly
D
3 Years
General Condition of Equipment
Evidence of vibration, leakage, deterioration,
unusual or excessive noise or temperature
X
Interior of sound enclosure
X
* Not necessary for maintenance-free batteries.
[ Service more frequently under extremely dusty/dirty conditions.
Meggerr is a registered trademark of Biddle Instruments.
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X
D
R
X
Weekly
X
Quarterly
Action
Authorized distributor/dealer only
Replace as necessary
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5.2 Lubrication System
5.2.3
See the service schedules in Section 5.1 for oil change
and oil filter replacement intervals. See the service
views in Section 1.8 for the oil drain, oil check, oil fill, and
oil filter locations.
Use 5W-30 API (American Petroleum Institute) Service
Class SG, SH, or SJ synthetic oil. Synthetic oil oxidizes
and thickens less than other oils and leaves the engine
intake valves and pistons cleaner.
5.2.1
5.2.4
Low Oil Pressure Shutdown
The low oil pressure (LOP) shutdown feature protects
the engine against internal damage if the oil pressure
drops below a minimum pressure because of oil pump
failure or other malfunction.
Note: The LOP shutdown feature does not protect
against damage caused by operating when the
oil level is low; it is not a low oil level shutdown.
Check the oil level regularly, and add oil as
needed.
5.2.2
Oil Check
The generator set is shipped with oil. Before operating
the generator set, check the engine oil in the crankcase.
See Figure 5-1.
Maintain the oil level at or near, not over, the full mark on
the dipstick. Add 5W-30 synthetic oil when the oil level is
low.
Check the oil level before each use. For extended
operation, check the oil level every 8 hours. Do not
check the oil level when the generator set is running.
Shut down the generator set and wait several minutes
before checking the oil.
Engine Oil Recommendation
Oil Change Procedure
Note: Dispose of all waste materials (engine oil, fuel,
filter, etc.) in an environmentally safe manner.
Drain the oil while it is still warm.
1. Drain the oil.
a. Press the OFF button on the generator set
controller.
b. Disconnect the utility power to the generator
set.
c. Disconnect the generator set engine starting
battery, negative (--) lead first.
d. Remove the housing side panel.
e. Clean the area around the dipstick and oil fill
cap.
f. Remove the oil drain hose from its retaining
clip. Remove the cap from the oil drain hose
and lower the hose into an oil collection
container.
g. Open the oil drain valve on the engine.
h. Remove the dipstick and oil fill cap. Allow time
for the engine oil to drain completely.
i. Close the oil drain valve. Replace the cap on
the oil drain hose. Replace the oil drain hose in
its retaining clip.
j. Replace the dipstick.
2. Replace the oil filter.
a. Clean the area around the oil filter. Remove the
oil filter by rotating it counterclockwise with an
oil filter wrench.
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Figure 5-1
Oil Check (typical)
b. Clean the gasket sealing surface of the oil filter
adapter.
c. Apply a light coat of clean oil to the rubber seal
of the new oil filter.
d. Install the new oil filter following the instructions
provided with the filter.
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14/20RESAL (DC2):
3. Fill with oil.
a. Fill the engine to the F mark on the dipstick. The
engine oil capacity is shown in Figure 5-2. See
Section 5.2.3, Engine Oil Recommendation,
for oil selection.
Generator Set Model
2. Release the OFF and AUTO buttons.
Oil Capacity, L (qt.)
14RESA/RESAL
1.9 (2.0)
20RESA/RESAL
2.8 (3.0)
Figure 5-2
1. Press and hold the OFF and AUTO buttons
together until Maintenance Timer Reset is
displayed.
Engine Oil Capacity
b. Reinstall the dipstick and the oil fill cap.
c. Reconnect the generator set engine starting
battery, negative (--) lead last.
d. Reconnect the utility power to the generator
set.
5.2.6
Oil Cooler 20RESA/RESAL
Inspect and clean the oil cooler at the intervals indicated
in the service schedule. The oil cooler must be kept free
of debris.
See Figure 5-3 for the oil cooler location. The oil cooler
is located under the No. 2 cylinder shroud. Remove the
top mounting screw and loosen the two side screws,
then lift off the cylinder shroud.
Clean the outside of the oil cooler fins with a brush or
with compressed air.
e. Press the RUN button on the generator set
controller. The generator set will start.
f. Run the generator set for a minute to allow the
oil pressure to reach operating range.
g. Stop the generator set, wait 1 minute, and then
recheck the oil level. Add oil to bring the level
up to the F mark on the dipstick.
4. Check for leaks.
a. Check for oil leaks.
b. Fix leaks and recheck the oil level.
c. Reinstall the housing side panel.
5. Reset the maintenance timer on the controller.
5.2.5
1
1. Oil cooler
Figure 5-3
62 590 01
Oil Cooler Location
Resetting the Maintenance Timer
14/20RESA (RDC2):
1. In the Overview menu, step down to the Next
Maintenance screen.
2. Press the Select button.
3. Press the Up arrow button so that Reset Maint
Timer? Yes is displayed.
4. Press the Select button. The next maintenance
interval and date will be displayed.
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5.3 Spark Plugs
5.4 Air Cleaner Service
Reset the spark plug gap or replace the plugs with new
plugs as necessary.
5.4.1
1. Clean the area around the base of the spark plug to
keep dirt and debris out of the engine.
2. Remove the spark plug and check its condition.
Replace the spark plug if it is worn or if its reuse is
questionable.
Air Cleaner, 14RESA/RESAL
Models
The engine has a replaceable high-density paper air
cleaner element with an oiled foam precleaner. See
Figure 5-7.
1
3. Check the spark plug gap using a wire feeler
gauge. See Figure 5-4 for the recommended
spark plug gap. Adjust the gap by carefully bending
the ground electrode.
See Figure 5-5 and
Figure 5-6.
2
4. Reinstall the spark plug into the cylinder head.
Torque the spark plug to 24.4--29.8 Nm
(18--22 ft. lb.)
4
Generator Set Model
14/20RESA/RESAL
Figure 5-4
3
5
Spark Plug Gap
0.76 mm (0.030 in.)
6
Spark Plug Gap
7
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1--514
Figure 5-5
Checking the Spark Plug Gap
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Cover knob
Air cleaner cover
Element cover nut
Element cover
Foam precleaner
Air cleaner element
Air cleaner base
Figure 5-7
Air Cleaner Components
Check for a buildup of dirt and debris around the air
cleaner system. Keep this area clean. Also check for
loose or damaged components. Replace all bent or
damaged air cleaner components.
1--511
Figure 5-6
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Adjusting the Spark Plug Gap
Section 5 Scheduled Maintenance
Note: Operating the engine with loose or damaged air
cleaner components could allow unfiltered air
into the engine causing premature wear and
failure.
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Precleaner Service
7. Replace the element if it is dirty, bent, or damaged.
Use the following procedure to wash and oil the
precleaner as indicated in the service schedule. Wash
and oil the precleaner more often under extremely dusty
or dirty conditions.
8. Check the air cleaner base. Make sure it is secure
and not bent or damaged. Also check the element
cover for damage and fit. Replace all damaged air
cleaner components. Remove any loose dirt or
debris from the air cleaner base. Wipe the base
carefully so that no dirt drops into the intake throat.
Check the condition of the rubber seal on the air
cleaner stud and replace the seal if necessary.
1. Press the OFF button on the generator set
controller.
2. Disconnect the utility power to the generator set.
3. Disconnect the battery, negative (--) lead first.
4. Loosen the cover retaining knob and remove the
cover. Remove the precleaner from the paper
element. Wash the precleaner in warm water with
detergent. Rinse the precleaner thoroughly until all
traces of detergent are eliminated. Squeeze out
excess water (do not wring). Allow the precleaner
to air dry.
5. Saturate the precleaner with new engine oil.
Squeeze out all of the excess oil.
6. Reinstall the precleaner over the paper element.
9. Reinstall the paper element, precleaner, element
cover, element cover nut, and the air cleaner cover.
Secure the cover with the cover retaining knob.
10. Reconnect the utility power to the generator set.
11. Reconnect the generator set engine starting
battery, negative (--) lead last.
5.4.2
Air Cleaner, 20RESA/RESAL
Models
The engine is equipped with a replaceable, high density
paper air cleaner element. See Figure 5-8.
7. Reinstall the air cleaner cover. Secure the cover
with the cover retaining knob.
1
8. Reconnect the power to the battery charger.
2
9. Reconnect the generator set engine starting
battery, negative (--) lead last.
3
Paper Element Service
Use the following procedure to replace the paper
element at the intervals specified in the service
schedule. Replace the paper element more often under
extremely dusty or dirty conditions.
4
1. Press the OFF button on the generator set
controller.
2. Disconnect the utility power to the generator set.
3. Disconnect the generator set engine starting
battery, negative (--) lead first.
4. Loosen the cover retaining knob and remove the
cover.
5. Remove the element cover nut, element cover, and
the paper element with precleaner.
6. Remove the precleaner from the paper element.
Note: Do not wash the paper element or clean it
with pressurized air, as this will damage the
element.
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1. Knobs (qty.2)
2. Cover
Figure 5-8
3. Paper element
4. Base
Air Cleaner Components
Check the air cleaner daily or before starting the engine.
Check for a buildup of dirt and debris around the air
cleaner system. Keep this area clean. Also check for
loose or damaged components. Replace all bent or
damaged air cleaner components.
Note: Operating the engine with loose or damaged air
cleaner components could allow unfiltered air
into the engine causing premature wear and
failure.
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Paper Element Service
5.5 Cooling System
Replace the paper element at the intervals indicated in
the service schedule. See Section 5.1.2 for the service
schedule.
See Figure 5-8 for the air cleaner
components.
The engine fan draws cooling air through the openings
in the sides and end near the battery. The alternator fan
draws cooling air through openings on the side walls of
the enclosure. The cooling air mixes with the engine
exhaust and is discharged at the exhaust outlet. See the
service view in Section 1.8 for air intake and exhaust
locations. To prevent generator set damage caused by
overheating, keep the housing cooling inlets and outlets
clean and unobstructed at all times.
1. Loosen the two cover retaining knobs and remove
the cover.
2. Remove the paper element.
3. Do not wash the paper element or use pressurized
air, as this will damage the element. Replace a
dirty, bent, or damaged element. Handle new
elements carefully; do not use if the sealing
surfaces are bent or damaged.
4. When servicing the air cleaner, check the air
cleaner base. Make sure it is secured and not bent
or damaged. Also, check the element cover for
damage or improper fit. Replace all damaged air
cleaner components.
Note: If any loose dirt or debris fell on the air cleaner
base when the element was removed, carefully
remove it and wipe the base clean. Be careful that
none of it drops into the intake throat.
5. Reinstall the paper element onto the air cleaner
base. Make sure the element is flat and properly
seated.
Note: Do not block the generator set cooling air inlets or
mount other equipment above them. Overheating
and severe generator damage may occur.
5.6 Exhaust System
Remove all combustible materials from the exhaust
location. Combustible materials include building
materials as well as natural surroundings. Keep dry field
grass, foliage, and combustible landscaping material a
minimum of 1.5 m (5 ft.) from the exhaust outlet.
Periodically inspect the exhaust system components for
cracks, leaks, and corrosion.
D Check for corroded or broken metal parts and replace
them as needed.
D Check that the exhaust outlet is clear.
6. Install the air cleaner cover and secure with the two
retaining knobs.
7. When element replacement is necessary, order
genuine Kohler parts.
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5.7 Battery
WARNING
Sulfuric acid in batteries.
Can cause severe injury or death.
Wear protective goggles and
clothing. Battery acid may cause
blindness and burn skin.
Battery electrolyte is a diluted sulfuric acid. Battery acid
can cause severe injury or death. Battery acid can cause
blindness and burn skin. Always wear splashproof safety
goggles, rubber gloves, and boots when servicing the battery.
Do not open a sealed battery or mutilate the battery case. If
battery acid splashes in the eyes or on the skin, immediately
flush the affected area for 15 minutes with large quantities of
clean water. Seek immediate medical aid in the case of eye
contact. Never add acid to a battery after placing the battery in
service, as this may result in hazardous spattering of battery
acid.
Battery acid cleanup. Battery acid can cause severe
injury or death. Battery acid is electrically conductive and
corrosive. Add 500 g (1 lb.) of bicarbonate of soda (baking
soda) to a container with 4 L (1 gal.) of water and mix the
neutralizing solution. Pour the neutralizing solution on the
spilled battery acid and continue to add the neutralizing
solution to the spilled battery acid until all evidence of a
chemical reaction (foaming) has ceased. Flush the resulting
liquid with water and dry the area.
Battery gases. Explosion can cause severe injury or
death. Battery gases can cause an explosion. Do not smoke
or permit flames or sparks to occur near a battery at any time,
particularly when it is charging. Do not dispose of a battery in a
fire. To prevent burns and sparks that could cause an
explosion, avoid touching the battery terminals with tools or
other metal objects. Remove all jewelry before servicing the
equipment. Discharge static electricity from your body before
touching batteries by first touching a grounded metal surface
away from the battery. To avoid sparks, do not disturb the
battery charger connections while the battery is charging.
Always turn the battery charger off before disconnecting the
battery connections. Ventilate the compartments containing
batteries to prevent accumulation of explosive gases.
Battery short circuits. Explosion can cause severe injury
or death. Short circuits can cause bodily injury and/or
equipment damage. Disconnect the battery before generator
set installation or maintenance. Remove all jewelry before
servicing the equipment. Use tools with insulated handles.
Remove the negative (--) lead first when disconnecting the
battery.
Reconnect the negative (--) lead last when
reconnecting the battery. Never connect the negative (--)
battery cable to the positive (+) connection terminal of the
starter solenoid. Do not test the battery condition by shorting
the terminals together.
Refer to this section for general battery information and
maintenance. Also consult the battery manufacturer’s
instructions for battery maintenance.
All generator set models use a negative ground with a
12-volt engine electrical system. Consult the generator
set nameplate for the engine electrical system voltage.
Consult the generator spec sheet for battery capacity
recommendations for replacement purposes. Wiring
diagrams provide battery connection information. See
Figure 5-9 for typical battery connections.
1
2
EZ-273000-J
1. To positive (+) terminal on starter solenoid.
2. To ground (--) terminal on or near starter motor.
Figure 5-9
12-Volt Engine Electrical System Single
Starter Motor, Typical Battery Connection
Clean the battery and cables and tighten battery
terminals using the service schedule recommendations.
To prevent corrosion, maintain tight, dry electrical
connections at the battery terminals. To remove
corrosion from battery terminals, disconnect the cables
from the battery and scrub the terminals with a wire
brush. Clean the battery and cables with a solution of
baking soda and water. After cleaning, flush the battery
and cables with clean water and wipe them with a dry,
lint-free cloth.
After reconnecting the battery cables, coat the battery
terminals with petroleum jelly, silicone grease, or other
nonconductive grease.
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5.8 Storage Procedure
Perform the following storage procedure before
removing the generator set from service for three
months or longer. Follow the engine manufacturer’s
recommendations for storage, if available.
Note: Run the generator set monthly whenever
possible.
5.8.1
Lubricating System
1. Operate the generator set until it reaches operating
temperature, or about 15 minutes.
2. Stop the generator set.
3. While the engine is still warm, drain the engine
lubrication oil from the engine crankcase.
4. Refill engine crankcase with oil. See Section 5.2.3
for oil recommendations.
5.8.3
Cylinder Lubrication
1. Remove the spark plugs.
2. Pour one tablespoon of engine oil into each spark
plug hole. Install the spark plugs and ground the
spark plug leads. Do not connect the leads to the
plugs.
3. Crank the engine two or three revolutions to
lubricate the cylinders.
5.8.4
Exterior Preparation
1. Clean the exterior surface of the generator set.
2. Seal all openings in the engine with nonabsorbent
adhesive tape.
3. Mask all areas to be used for electrical contact.
4. Spread a light film of oil over unpainted metallic
surfaces to prevent rust and corrosion.
5. Run the generator set for a few minutes to
distribute the clean oil.
5.8.5
6. Stop the generator set.
Perform battery storage last.
5.8.2
Fuel System
1. Start the generator set.
Battery
1. Press the OFF button on the generator set
controller.
2. Disconnect the battery, negative (--) lead first.
2. With the generator set running, shut off the gas
supply.
3. Clean the battery.
3. Run the generator set until the engine stops.
4. Place the battery in a warm, dry location.
4. Press the OFF button on the generator set
controller.
5. Connect the battery to a float/equalize battery
charger, or charge the battery monthly using a
trickle charger.
Follow the battery charger
manufacturer’s recommendations.
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Section 5 Scheduled Maintenance
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Section 6 Troubleshooting
6.1 Introduction
6.3.2
Use the troubleshooting charts in this section to
diagnose and correct common problems. First check for
simple causes such as a dead engine starting battery,
loose connections, or an open circuit breaker. The
charts include a list of common problems, possible
causes of the problem, and recommended corrective
actions.
The line circuit breaker interrupts the generator output in
the event of a fault in the wiring between the generator
and the load. If the circuit breaker trips, reduce the load
and switch the breaker back to the ON position.
If the procedures in this manual do not explain how to
correct the problem, contact an authorized Kohler
distributor/dealer. Maintain a record of repairs and
adjustments performed on the equipment. Use the
record to help describe the problem and repairs or
adjustments made to equipment.
A resettable circuit breaker protects the alternator. The
circuit breaker is located in the controller’s service
access area. See Figure 6-1.
6.2 Fault Messages
The RDC2/DC2 controller displays fault messages to
aid in troubleshooting. Selected fault messages and
recommended checks are listed in Figure 2-3.
Identify and correct the cause of the fault condition.
Then reset the controller after a fault shutdown. See
Section 2.5.4.
6.3.3
Line Circuit Breaker
Auxiliary Winding Circuit Breaker
6.4 Controller Service Access
The alternator winding circuit breaker is accessible from
the front of the controller. Remove the service access
door to reach the circuit breaker. See Figure 6-1.
A USB port is also located in the service access area.
Some controller settings can be adjusted using a laptop
computer with Kohler SiteTech software. Use a USB
cable with a mini-B connector to connect the controller to
your PC. See TP-6701, SiteTech Software Operation
Manual, for more information.
2
1
6.3 Circuit Protection
If the generator set circuit breaker trips repeatedly,
contact an authorized Kohler distributor/ dealer for
service.
6.3.1
Controller Internal Circuit
Protection
The controller is equipped with internal circuit
protection. A fault message, Accy PwrOver Warning or
MainPwrOverL Shutdown, is displayed if this internal
protection is activated. Press OFF to reset. Contact an
authorized Kohler distributor/ dealer for service.
TP-6804 12/11
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1. USB port (mini-B)
2. Alternator winding circuit breaker
Figure 6-1
Controller Service Access (cover
removed)
Section 6 Troubleshooting
67
6.5 Troubleshooting
Figure 6-2 contains generator set troubleshooting, diagnostic, and repair information. Check for loose connections
before replacing parts.
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Controller
Backlight turns off after about 1 minute with no
display
activity.
backlight is off.
Backlight will turn on when a button is pressed or the
generator set starts.
Controller
display is off.
Low or no battery voltage.
Check connections.
Check generator set battery. See Figure 6-2.
The generator
set does not
crank.
Battery weak or dead.
Battery connections reversed or poor.
Fault shutdown.
Recharge or replace the battery.
Check the connections.
Check the controller display for fault messages. See
Section 2.5. Correct the fault condition and reset the
controller.
Generator set in the OFF mode.
Press the RUN button to start the engine or press AUTO
to allow remote starting.
The generator
set cranks but
does not start,
starts hard,
lacks power, or
operates
erratically.
Air cleaner clogged.
Battery weak or dead.
Battery connection poor.
Spark plug wire connection loose.
Low oil pressure shutdown.
Clean and/or replace the air cleaner.
Recharge or replace the battery.
Clean and tighten the battery connections.
Check the spark plug wires.
Check for oil leaks. Check the oil level and add oil if
necessary.
No AC output.
Fuel pressure insufficient.
Engine malfunction.
Line circuit breaker in the OFF position.
Line circuit breaker tripping because of
overload.
Check the fuel supply and valves.
Contact an authorized Kohler distributor/dealer.
Place the circuit breaker in the ON position.
Reduce the load on the generator set.
Line circuit breaker tripping because of short
circuit.
Contact an authorized Kohler distributor/dealer for
service.
Auxiliary winding circuit breaker tripped.
Reset the circuit breaker (located in controller’s service
access area). Contact an authorized Kohler
distributor/dealer for service if breaker trips repeatedly.
Generator set overloaded.
Reduce the load.
Low output or
excessive drop
in voltage.
Low oil pressure shutdown.
Generator set
stops suddenly.
Figure 6-2
68
Check for oil leaks. Check the oil level and add oil if
necessary.
Out of fuel.
Overcrank shutdown.
Check fuel supply.
Reset the controller. If the overcrank fault occurs again,
contact an authorized Kohler distributor/dealer.
Auxiliary winding circuit breaker tripped.
Reset the circuit breaker (located in controller’s service
access area). Contact an authorized Kohler
distributor/dealer for service if breaker trips repeatedly.
Fault shutdown.
Check the controller display for fault messages. See
Section 2.5. Correct the fault condition and reset the
controller.
Generator set in the OFF mode.
Press the RUN button to start the engine or press AUTO
to allow remote starting.
Remote stop command received from a remote
switch, ATS, or OnCue.
Check the remote switch position. Check OnCue.
Engine malfunction.
Contact an authorized Kohler distributor/dealer.
General Troubleshooting Chart
Section 6 Troubleshooting
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Appendix A Abbreviations
The following list contains abbreviations that may appear in this publication.
A, amp
ABDC
AC
A/D
ADC
adj.
ADV
Ah
AHWT
AISI
ALOP
alt.
Al
ANSI
AO
APDC
API
approx.
APU
AQMD
AR
AS
ASE
ASME
assy.
ASTM
ATDC
ATS
auto.
aux.
avg.
AVR
AWG
AWM
bat.
BBDC
BC
BCA
BCI
BDC
BHP
blk.
blk. htr.
BMEP
bps
br.
BTDC
Btu
Btu/min.
C
cal.
CAN
CARB
CAT5
CB
CC
cc
CCA
ccw.
CEC
cert.
cfh
ampere
after bottom dead center
alternating current
analog to digital
advanced digital control;
analog to digital converter
adjust, adjustment
advertising dimensional
drawing
amp-hour
anticipatory high water
temperature
American Iron and Steel
Institute
anticipatory low oil pressure
alternator
aluminum
American National Standards
Institute (formerly American
Standards Association, ASA)
anticipatory only
Air Pollution Control District
American Petroleum Institute
approximate, approximately
Auxiliary Power Unit
Air Quality Management District
as required, as requested
as supplied, as stated, as
suggested
American Society of Engineers
American Society of
Mechanical Engineers
assembly
American Society for Testing
Materials
after top dead center
automatic transfer switch
automatic
auxiliary
average
automatic voltage regulator
American Wire Gauge
appliance wiring material
battery
before bottom dead center
battery charger, battery
charging
battery charging alternator
Battery Council International
before dead center
brake horsepower
black (paint color), block
(engine)
block heater
brake mean effective pressure
bits per second
brass
before top dead center
British thermal unit
British thermal units per minute
Celsius, centigrade
calorie
controller area network
California Air Resources Board
Category 5 (network cable)
circuit breaker
crank cycle
cubic centimeter
cold cranking amps
counterclockwise
Canadian Electrical Code
certificate, certification, certified
cubic feet per hour
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cfm
CG
CID
CL
cm
CMOS
cubic feet per minute
center of gravity
cubic inch displacement
centerline
centimeter
complementary metal oxide
substrate (semiconductor)
com
communications (port)
coml
commercial
Coml/Rec Commercial/Recreational
conn.
connection
cont.
continued
CPVC
chlorinated polyvinyl chloride
crit.
critical
CSA
Canadian Standards
Association
CT
current transformer
Cu
copper
cUL
Canadian Underwriter’s
Laboratories
CUL
Canadian Underwriter’s
Laboratories
cu. in.
cubic inch
cw.
clockwise
CWC
city water-cooled
cyl.
cylinder
D/A
digital to analog
DAC
digital to analog converter
dB
decibel
dB(A)
decibel (A weighted)
DC
direct current
DCR
direct current resistance
deg., °
degree
dept.
department
dia.
diameter
DI/EO
dual inlet/end outlet
DIN
Deutsches Institut fur Normung
e. V. (also Deutsche Industrie
Normenausschuss)
DIP
dual inline package
DPDT
double-pole, double-throw
DPST
double-pole, single-throw
DS
disconnect switch
DVR
digital voltage regulator
E2PROM, EEPROM
electrically-erasable
programmable read-only
memory
E, emer. emergency (power source)
ECM
electronic control module,
engine control module
EDI
electronic data interchange
EFR
emergency frequency relay
e.g.
for example (exempli gratia)
EG
electronic governor
EGSA
Electrical Generating Systems
Association
EIA
Electronic Industries
Association
EI/EO
end inlet/end outlet
EMI
electromagnetic interference
emiss.
emission
eng.
engine
EPA
Environmental Protection
Agency
EPS
emergency power system
ER
emergency relay
ES
engineering special,
engineered special
ESD
electrostatic discharge
est.
estimated
E-Stop
emergency stop
etc.
et cetera (and so forth)
exh.
ext.
F
FHM
fl. oz.
flex.
freq.
FS
ft.
ft. lb.
ft./min.
ftp
g
ga.
gal.
gen.
genset
GFI
GND,
gov.
gph
gpm
gr.
GRD
gr. wt.
HxWxD
HC
HCHT
HD
HET
hex
Hg
HH
HHC
HP
hr.
HS
hsg.
HVAC
HWT
Hz
IBC
IC
ID
IEC
IEEE
IMS
in.
in. H2O
in. Hg
in. lb.
Inc.
ind.
int.
int./ext.
I/O
IP
ISO
J
JIS
k
K
kA
KB
KBus
kg
exhaust
external
Fahrenheit, female
flat head machine (screw)
fluid ounce
flexible
frequency
full scale
foot, feet
foot pounds (torque)
feet per minute
file transfer protocol
gram
gauge (meters, wire size)
gallon
generator
generator set
ground fault interrupter
ground
governor
gallons per hour
gallons per minute
grade, gross
equipment ground
gross weight
height by width by depth
hex cap
high cylinder head temperature
heavy duty
high exhaust temp., high
engine temp.
hexagon
mercury (element)
hex head
hex head cap
horsepower
hour
heat shrink
housing
heating, ventilation, and air
conditioning
high water temperature
hertz (cycles per second)
International Building Code
integrated circuit
inside diameter, identification
International Electrotechnical
Commission
Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers
improved motor starting
inch
inches of water
inches of mercury
inch pounds
incorporated
industrial
internal
internal/external
input/output
internet protocol
International Organization for
Standardization
joule
Japanese Industry Standard
kilo (1000)
kelvin
kiloampere
kilobyte (210 bytes)
Kohler communication protocol
kilogram
Appendix 69
kg/cm2
kilograms per square
centimeter
kgm
kilogram-meter
kg/m3
kilograms per cubic meter
kHz
kilohertz
kJ
kilojoule
km
kilometer
kOhm, kΩ kilo-ohm
kPa
kilopascal
kph
kilometers per hour
kV
kilovolt
kVA
kilovolt ampere
kVAR
kilovolt ampere reactive
kW
kilowatt
kWh
kilowatt-hour
kWm
kilowatt mechanical
kWth
kilowatt-thermal
L
liter
LAN
local area network
L x W x H length by width by height
lb.
pound, pounds
lbm/ft3
pounds mass per cubic feet
LCB
line circuit breaker
LCD
liquid crystal display
LED
light emitting diode
Lph
liters per hour
Lpm
liters per minute
LOP
low oil pressure
LP
liquefied petroleum
LPG
liquefied petroleum gas
LS
left side
Lwa
sound power level, A weighted
LWL
low water level
LWT
low water temperature
m
meter, milli (1/1000)
M
mega (106 when used with SI
units), male
cubic meter
m3
m3/hr.
cubic meters per hour
m3/min.
cubic meters per minute
mA
milliampere
man.
manual
max.
maximum
MB
megabyte (220 bytes)
MCCB
molded-case circuit breaker
MCM
one thousand circular mils
meggar
megohmmeter
MHz
megahertz
mi.
mile
mil
one one-thousandth of an inch
min.
minimum, minute
misc.
miscellaneous
MJ
megajoule
mJ
millijoule
mm
millimeter
mOhm, mΩmilliohm
MOhm, MΩmegohm
MOV
metal oxide varistor
MPa
megapascal
mpg
miles per gallon
mph
miles per hour
MS
military standard
ms
millisecond
m/sec.
meters per second
mtg.
mounting
MTU
Motoren-und Turbinen-Union
MW
megawatt
mW
milliwatt
μF
microfarad
N, norm. normal (power source)
NA
not available, not applicable
nat. gas natural gas
NBS
National Bureau of Standards
70 Appendix
NC
NEC
NEMA
normally closed
National Electrical Code
National Electrical
Manufacturers Association
NFPA
National Fire Protection
Association
Nm
newton meter
NO
normally open
no., nos. number, numbers
NPS
National Pipe, Straight
NPSC
National Pipe, Straight-coupling
NPT
National Standard taper pipe
thread per general use
NPTF
National Pipe, Taper-Fine
NR
not required, normal relay
ns
nanosecond
OC
overcrank
OD
outside diameter
OEM
original equipment
manufacturer
OF
overfrequency
opt.
option, optional
OS
oversize, overspeed
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration
OV
overvoltage
oz.
ounce
p., pp.
page, pages
PC
personal computer
PCB
printed circuit board
pF
picofarad
PF
power factor
ph., ∅
phase
PHC
Phillipsr head Crimptiter
(screw)
PHH
Phillipsr hex head (screw)
PHM
pan head machine (screw)
PLC
programmable logic control
PMG
permanent magnet generator
pot
potentiometer, potential
ppm
parts per million
PROM
programmable read-only
memory
psi
pounds per square inch
psig
pounds per square inch gauge
pt.
pint
PTC
positive temperature coefficient
PTO
power takeoff
PVC
polyvinyl chloride
qt.
quart, quarts
qty.
quantity
R
replacement (emergency)
power source
rad.
radiator, radius
RAM
random access memory
RBUS
RS-485 proprietary
communications
RDO
relay driver output
ref.
reference
rem.
remote
Res/Coml Residential/Commercial
RFI
radio frequency interference
RH
round head
RHM
round head machine (screw)
rly.
relay
rms
root mean square
rnd.
round
RO
read only
ROM
read only memory
rot.
rotate, rotating
rpm
revolutions per minute
RS
right side
RTDs
Resistance Temperature
Detectors
RTU
RTV
RW
SAE
scfm
SCR
s, sec.
SI
SI/EO
sil.
SMTP
SN
SNMP
SPDT
SPST
spec
specs
sq.
sq. cm
sq. in.
SMS
SS
std.
stl.
tach.
TB
TCP
TD
TDC
TDEC
TDEN
TDES
TDNE
TDOE
TDON
temp.
term.
THD
TIF
tol.
turbo.
typ.
UF
UHF
UIF
UL
UNC
UNF
univ.
URL
US
UV
V
VAC
VAR
VDC
VFD
VGA
VHF
W
WCR
w/
WO
w/o
wt.
xfmr
remote terminal unit
room temperature vulcanization
read/write
Society of Automotive
Engineers
standard cubic feet per minute
silicon controlled rectifier
second
Systeme international d’unites,
International System of Units
side in/end out
silencer
simple mail transfer protocol
serial number
simple network management
protocol
single-pole, double-throw
single-pole, single-throw
specification
specification(s)
square
square centimeter
square inch
short message service
stainless steel
standard
steel
tachometer
terminal block
transmission control protocol
time delay
top dead center
time delay engine cooldown
time delay emergency to
normal
time delay engine start
time delay normal to
emergency
time delay off to emergency
time delay off to normal
temperature
terminal
total harmonic distortion
telephone influence factor
tolerance
turbocharger
typical (same in multiple
locations)
underfrequency
ultrahigh frequency
user interface
Underwriter’s Laboratories, Inc.
unified coarse thread (was NC)
unified fine thread (was NF)
universal
uniform resource locator
(web address)
undersize, underspeed
ultraviolet, undervoltage
volt
volts alternating current
voltampere reactive
volts direct current
vacuum fluorescent display
video graphics adapter
very high frequency
watt
withstand and closing rating
with
write only
without
weight
transformer
TP-6804 12/11
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Phone 920-457-4441, Fax 920-459-1646
For the nearest sales/service outlet in the
US and Canada, phone 1-800-544-2444
KohlerPower.com
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