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Old 03-15-2021, 04:16 PM   #1
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Adding a remote hours meter for the generator

My coach has the ubiquitous Onan KY4000 generator. The hours meter is in the ceiling of the generator compartment (of all places!) and is quite awkward to read. Iíd like to add a remote meter perhaps on the dashboard near the start switch. Has anyone done this? Have any recommendations on a unit that looks nice and can be set to match the actual hours to date? I presume I could relocate the existing meter by extending the wiring although it is a seriously industrial looking thing. Itís not a high priority project for me but itís on my winter list. Thanks for any ideas.

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Old 03-15-2021, 04:54 PM   #2
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Hour meters are a very ez add
You just need the positive & neg lines from the “on” switch

https://smile.amazon.com/LoLoCoCoDoD.../dp/B08L6P78J6

To match the hours on gen you’ll need to add separate power to it for the number of hours desired, then connect to gen
So you can probably add the hours by attaching + & - to a 12v battery
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Old 03-15-2021, 07:35 PM   #3
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Your Newmar doesn't have a bluetooth control panel (firefly) with gen functions and hours?

I can read my gen hours on my phone, on the control panel in the coach and at the generator. My generator, however, is not a 4KSW but rather an 8KW diesel.
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Old 03-15-2021, 07:59 PM   #4
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Hour meters are a very ez add
You just need the positive & neg lines from the ďonĒ switch

https://smile.amazon.com/LoLoCoCoDoD.../dp/B08L6P78J6

To match the hours on gen youíll need to add separate power to it for the number of hours desired, then connect to gen
So you can probably add the hours by attaching + & - to a 12v battery


Well that sounds easy! Thanks.
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Old 03-15-2021, 08:00 PM   #5
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Your Newmar doesn't have a bluetooth control panel (firefly) with gen functions and hours?



I can read my gen hours on my phone, on the control panel in the coach and at the generator. My generator, however, is not a 4KSW but rather an 8KW diesel.


Nope. I have a very basic coach!
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