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Aux fault on Kohler generator 5ekd says 17.0 fault check engine

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SOURCE: What is the most likely cause of an Auxiliary Fault on a Kohler Generator (Model 30RZ62)?

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SOURCE: no 12v output from aux terminals on a vfx 3648

Pretty sure it won't provide current to start anything. Just provides 12vdc at a low current to pull a relay in.
Manual say it is auto reset on the aux terminals for the generator start relay. 0.7 amps max.

http://www.wholesalesolar.com/pdf.folder/inverter%20pdf%20folder/Outback_fx_vfx_installationManual.pdf


If you still don't have the voltage there at the correct time (when called for), you unit is bad or has a fuse they don't mention in the manual. Remember!! This is a called for function so the voltage will not be there all the time, just when required as per the programming.

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

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  2. If you already started it wet, or it got wet while running, you may have some parts burned, with low insulation of cables, windings etc. Check the AVR, rings and brushes (if any) and other electronic boards for visualy burned elements or check the semiconductor elements (diodes and transistors) for proper qualities.
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If you fulfil these instructions and you need more help, please ask as an answer to this solution or on my e-mail: parlapanov@yahoo.com.
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