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Lister Based Generators / Re: Lister ST2 - Wiring Help
« on: April 23, 2019, 11:28:16 AM »
Hi Bob

Hope the surgery has been a success and you are recovering well.  Is there any other information you need from me to help you with the wiring issue?


Lister Based Generators / Re: Lister ST2 - Wiring Help
« on: April 01, 2019, 10:14:03 AM »
Thank you Bob for all your help and kind offer, hope you are ok and nothing too serious.

Lister Based Generators / Re: Lister ST2 - Wiring Help
« on: March 29, 2019, 03:58:12 PM »
Hi Bob et al

Sorry have not visited the Lister since as I had been struck down with pneumonia, but thankfully much better now.  I'm struggling to be honest on how to integrate a new ATS start up with the existing start-o-matic function.  From what I have learned so far, the Lister ST2 requires a 24v battery to start, the starter motor is integrated into the generator.  Inside the electrical box on top of the generator head, everything seems intact.  I have various schematics but I might as well tell you it's double dutch to me.  Has anyone on the forum attempted to do what I am doing and can you please provide photographs etc of how you wired your ST2 for the task?

Thanks guys

Lister Based Generators / Re: Lister ST2 - Wiring Help
« on: January 30, 2019, 11:57:00 PM »
Hi Bob

Thanks for your reply, the useful information and direction to the other post, it would appear control box in the post in wired differently to mine and has been modified to more modern components.  I must admit I'm out of my league when it comes to engines and there electric startups, however I am willing and determined to have it automated, so I will persevere.  No unfortunately I don't have the wall mounted control box, I have sourced an electronic replacement, which I have been told will take it's place.  It's just a matter of understanding how to wire the system to start with the existing electrical control on top of the generator section and then wiring them to the new electronic control system in the PDF.  Thanks for the diagram.
I do hope you make progress on your system and get it up and running.


Lister Based Generators / Re: Lister ST2 - Wiring Help
« on: January 30, 2019, 08:35:23 PM »
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Lister Based Generators / Re: Lister ST2 - Wiring Help
« on: January 30, 2019, 08:34:00 PM »
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Lister Based Generators / Lister ST2 - Wiring Help
« on: January 30, 2019, 08:32:06 PM »
Hi Guys

I'm a newbie to the forum.  I purchased a Lister ST2 air cooled with 7kVA generator, 7 years ago, a good price at 700Euro.  My plan was always to integrate it into an off grid electrical system, to that end we have installed a 4kW solar array and a 1kW windturbine is being added in the Spring.  We have a 800Ah battery bank and at present, with just the solar array, it runs the house for 9/12 months of the year, hoping with the addition of the wind turbine this allow us to run the house off grid for 12/12 with the exception of approximately 2 weeks in the year when there is practically no sun or wind, this is where the Lister will come into its own.

The plan for the Lister is to take the output from the generator and feed it into a 5kW inverter, which will charge the battery bank at up to 120Amps and the remaining power will power the house, when the generator is running.  A battery monitor will be programmed to trigger an ATS signal when the batteries drop to 70% and start the engine.

I have sourced this generator box to replace the orignal startup control box, which was not available when I purchased the Lister. 

This was the recommended module for your Lister is here:
It will come with 2 bypass power relays 12V 40A to operate the starter motor and fuel solenoid valve. The module will use the existing starter motor and fuel solenoid. I understand these must be present on your generator and in working order (starter motor & fuel solenoid). The module has an auto start input which could also be used for ATS connection from the battery monitor e.g. trigger startup at 70% battery level.

I'm sorry for the level of information, but I'm hoping the information may help others wanting to achieve something similar.

I have attached pictures of the current electrics on the generator and hoping someone will know how I can wire the system, to achieve this.  I also about to purchase 2 x 12v (24v in total) to start the engine.  Any direction is so much appreciated and I welcome any questions others may have about going off the grid.

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