The 17kW automatic standby generator will monitor the battery to ensure it is capable of starting the engine. We recommend replacing the battery as needed, typically occurring every three (3) years.
Inspect battery is a maintenance reminder that will appear yearly. This is a recommendation to physically inspect the battery, as well as have it tested to ensure it is in good condition. For testing, remove the battery from the generator, and either test it on a separate charger, or at an automotive supply store. If the battery is determined to be low, or in poor condition, replace the battery. If the battery is determined to be in good condition, it can be reinstalled into the unit. To reset the Inspect Battery alarm at the control panel, navigate to the Edit menu, and to the Reset Maintenance option. Once at Reset Maintenance, choose Yes and hit the ENTER key. The maintenance reminder will reappear in 1 year’s time. Please see the attached menu map for assistance.
If the generator is displaying a Low Battery alarm, this will indicate that the battery will not be able to allow the engine to start. A Low Battery alarm will be accompanied by a red LED. If the generator is in fact displaying Low Battery, we recommend to remove the battery and have it tested. If the battery is determined to be low, or in poor condition, replace the battery. If the battery is determined to be in good condition, but the unit is still displaying a Low Battery alarm, we would recommend to contact a local certified servicing technician for service on the generator. To locate a certified servicing technician, search your postal code here: http://www.generac.com/Service/Deal...