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Remote Start & Monitoring an Electric Generator

Supplier: POE Solutions
08 June, 2016

Control and monitor an industrial generator with ControlByWeb™ devices - Remotely start and stop generator, control transfer switch, monitor line power status, and generator power status

In addition, monitor the generator's engine block, coolant, and ambient temperatures.

Every ControlByWeb device has a built-in web server that allows you to access the control pages from any location in the world using a standard web browser, computer, or smartphone.

Generator Remote Start & Monitoring

In this example, a relay in the X-310 Web-Enabled Programmable Controller is connected to the generator's start switch for remote generator start/stop. A "Run Status" output signal from the generator is connected to an input of the X-310 , and two temperature sensors are connected to the engine coolant and ambient air for remote monitoring. In addition, the X-310 is powered using the generator's battery which allows it to monitor battery voltage.

Voltage Status Monitoring

Other options not shown are line and generator voltage status monitoring, transfer switch control, and more. All of these parameters can be remotely controlled and monitored using a web browser or email/text alerts can be set up for abnormal conditions. The X-320 can be used to measure actual values (rather than just on/off status) such as line voltage, generator output voltage, generator frequency, fuel tank level, and more.

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