Start repetitions in automatic start mode


Note: This function is not available with every generator. Check in each individual case whether the function can be used with your generator.
Function description

The fpControl system offers the possibility to carry out several start-up attempts in the automatic start mode.

If the generator does not reach the required starting speed during a start-up attempt, a new start attempt is made if the possible number of start-up attempts is set > 1. There is a waiting periode between two start-up attempts.

If the generator does not reach the required starting speed even after the last start-up attempt, the »fpControl GC-S« aborts the starting process with Event 26 – Engine revolution (RPM) low.

Setting the number of start-up attempts

You can set the value for the number of start-up attempts in the generator menu of the »fpControl Control Panel – Generator« (fpControl CP-G). The minimum value is always »1«. The maximum value for the number of start-up attempts is dependent on the generator type.

minimum valueminimum number of start-up attempts (default »1«)
valuecurrently set number of start-up attempts, you can adjust this value using the arrow keys
maximum valuemaximum number of start-up attempts dependent on the generator type
Controls
SymbolFunction
“Increase number of start-up attempts” key. A long press on the button activates the rapid increase of the value.
“Decrease number of start-up attempts” key. A long press on the button activates the rapid decrease of the value.
“Confirm number of start-up attempts” key.
Function call

Select in the menu generator > autostart > amount of restarts.


For safety reasons, for all marine generators (PMS) the number of start-up attempts is limited to one.
Step by Step Guide
  • Open menu »generator«.
  • Select »autostart« and confirm.
  • Select »amount of restarts« and confirm.
  • Adjust the number of start-up attempts within the given limits using the arrow keys and confirm.
  • Select »confirm«.
Result of the procedure

The number of start-up attempts is set to the desired value.