Originally Posted by Tom Bowe
Good to hear. Once installed, I prime and start the generator before setting the auto function. That way I am more assured that the generator will start before it gets too hot for the dog. As I recall it will try to start 3 times before giving up. Never had a failure since using this approach.
Tom, (and others) here's an update:
A while back I posted for information about using the EC-30 for auto gen start.
I finally found an RV shop to install it. (that took forever)
(I called RV dealers and private RV shops from North Carolina to
Once installed the testing began.
It was discovered (at least for me) that this unit does not auto start when shore power is lost
the same as a stand by generator on your home. (if you have one)
It will only start if / when it has a “call” for use.
It was explained by the shop tech and the area Cummins rep
that when the A/C unit reaches the limit set by the thermostat
for cooling to begin the "call" is made for elect power and then the
gen will start. Once the A/C has cooled the coach to set temp the
generator will shot off. This is repeated over and over until shore
power is restored.
Obviously if I'm there, I will do a manual gen start and let it run.
It’s not the way I thought but will provide the same results to
protect the pups from heat if I am away.
Only problem I see is they could not test that part due to temp
in the shop being cold (bay doors open all day) so the A/C would
not come on even set as low as it would go.
They ran it through the settings and stated all is good. Time will tell.
If you have one of these and it operates different than they
explained please share.
If you chimed in with help in regards to this as many did THANK YOU.