Generator has me smoking’ crack
2016 ES PS3. 2800W invertor, Power Mgt System, 4 Lifeline AGMs, 5500W Onan gas generator w/14 gal onboard tank.
The generator will not keep running UNLESS I have a load pulling from it. If I have the fireplace/heater on - all is fine. If an AC is on - all is fine. If batteries are bulk/absorb charging - all is fine. If they drop to float or I turn the charger off and have no other draw, the genset shuts down. The generator will shut off right after starting unless I have a power request waiting. I took it to Onan and they replaced the board but that didn’t fix the problem. I haven’t returned to that service area in the past year. My wife and I do a lot of dry camping at music festivals. I’ve learned to “work around” the issue but it’s not foolproof. Any ideas before I genuinely become a crackhead? Is it the generator or a power management system causing the problem?