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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: https://www.gencontrol.co.uk/files/105_myv2558d.pdf
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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