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85 Lighting Systems
On this page we have some simple layouts for lighting
By using these basics you can design a lighting setup to
fit your needs.
Stand-alone outdoor area / security lighting:
We recommend using sealed batteries when the system is
either setup with the batteries above ground level or in
This increases the inital cost but also improves the safety of the
system and extends the battery life.
Details of the components:
Solar Converters mod GS-1AC Universal Generator Starting Switch
This Genset starter monitors the battery voltage, and when the battery voltage gets too its low setpoint, the unit starts the generator. When the battery gets to its high setpoint, the unit stops the generator. The generator may be remotely started and stopped by dry contact closures, or by its local toggle switch start stop commands. The setpoints may be temperature compensated with an optional remote temperature sensor.
Available in Model (GS-1AC) optimized for starting AC generators or Model (GS-1DC) for DC generators. This product is available in an enclosure or open frame design for mount in your own enclosure.
Single unit 12 V up to 48 V battery systems
LEDs indicate relay positions and generator status
Temperature compensation (-4 mv / deg C./ cell) on start and stop voltages with optional temperature sensor TC-2
remote start and stop controls as well as local start/stop control
5 second retirggerable time delay on voltage sensing to prevent false starts/stops
Supports 2, 3 and 4 wire systems as well as advanced control systems
Low Cost/ High Reliability
Base Model: GS-1
Nominal battery voltages 12 - 48 V DC
Maximum Input (V) 63
Minimum Voltage 10
Relay: 8 amps @ 12/24 V , 2 amp @ 48 V , 5 amps @ 120 VAC rating of Potter and Brumfield T72 series relay
Self Consumption (A)
Relay Power: 0.5W per relay coil when powered, voltage independent
Quiescent less than 20 mA,Fusing 1 A, internal electronics only
Sequence of Operation on Startup
When the battery voltage is detected as too low per user adjustable setpoint the generator goes through its start sequence.
The Generator start LED comes on.
Precrank: 20 seconds relay closure (with LED on) prior to generator start/crank.
Crank: relay closure (with LED on) for 10 seconds or until Genset start detected defined by generator/battery voltage starting to rise.
Run: Relay closure (with LED on) whenever generator is cranking or running.
Load: load relay closure (with LED on) for 30 seconds after run relay closure.
If battery voltage falls another 0.2 V (relative to 12 V battery), fault relay is activated for remote signaling of fault.
Sequence of Operation on Shutdown
When the battery has charged to the user adjustable setpoint, the generator goes through its stop sequence.
The Generator Stop LED comes on, start light turns off.
Load: Load Relay opens (with LED off).
Run: Run relay opens (with LED off) 20 seconds after load relay opens.
Stop: Stop relay Closes (with LED on) for 10 seconds after run relay opens.
Generator Stop Voltage
Generator Start Voltage
Manual start/stop toggle switch overrides remote smart stop control
Potentiometers and test points read 1/10 the voltage you wish to start/stop the generator. For example, if the generator is required to start at 23 V, set the start potentiometer for 2.3 V
Relay position for precrank, crank, load, run, stop, fault
GS-1 weighs 0.5 lbs. open frame
GS-2 weighs 8 lbs. NEMA 3R box
GS-1 measures 5" X 5" X 1" open frame
GS-2 measures 10" X 8" X 4" NEMA 3R box
Euro-style Terminal Strip # 12 AWG
-40 to 60 deg. C
0 - 90% non-condensing
Note: In the interest of continuous product improvement specifications subject to change without notice.
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