Model # 5928

Internet #202438316

Store SO SKU #1000032903

Generac Basic Wireless In-Home Remote Generator Monitor-DISCONTINUED
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Basic Wireless In-Home Remote Generator Monitor-DISCONTINUED

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Product Overview

The Wireless Monitor provides truly wireless in-home generator status. No need to go outside during inclement weather to check your generator's status. Completely wireless and battery powered, Generac's Wireless Monitor provides you with instant status information without ever leaving the house.

  • Compact, sleek design
  • Magnetic back for refrigerator mounting
  • Red, yellow and green status indicator LEDs
  • "Chirp" function to alert owners when the generator needs attention
  • Area for dealer contact information on the rear panel
  • Tooless battery cover for easy battery replacement
  • Completely wire-free, battery powered
  • This system is compatible with air-cooled and liquid-cooled models that utilize an LCD display, except H-panels, EcoGen and 50Hz models

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is this needed or can battery status be known from direct observation?

Asked by: Anonymous
Your Generac generator does a self-test once a week (unless you've turned this off) and during the self-test it will discover whether the starting battery starts the generator. If it won't start, you will get a fault displayed on the generator's control panel (inside the enclosure) as well as on the status LED on the outside of the enclosure. As far as I know, the self-test is pass or fail, as far as the battery goes. To really know the battery status, you need to do more, which is described in your owners manual. The basic remote monitor simply reads the signals that control the green/yellow/red staus LED on the right outside of the enclosure, and displays the same information. Whether it's worth the cost is a matter of how easy it is to see the status LED from someplace convenient, like out a window. If it is easy to see it, then you don't really need the remote display. If it's hard to see it, or you want to get a beeping warning if there's a fault, then the remote does the job, since you can put it where it's easy to see or hear.
Answered by: DrTom
Date published: 2015-09-17

How do I install the remote on my generator?

I purchased the following generator, GE 7,000-Watt Home Standby Generator with 10 Circuit 50-Amp Transfer Switch Model # 40315GE Internet # 100661779 Store SO SKU # 289230 On the same page it also said customers who purchased this generator also recommend this remote Generac Basic Wireless In-Home Remote Generator Monitor Model # 5928 Internet # 202438316 Store SO SKU # 63676 I also purchased this remote, but can't figure out how to install it. Do you have any suggestions?. Thanks Jim.
Asked by: Anonymous
Hi, Jim. I have just installed the Generac basic monitor on my Generac 20KW standby generator. I also looked at the current Home Depot website page for the GE generator model you bought. I don't see any indication on the current page that the generator you bought would work with the Generac basic remote monitor (I'm not suggesting there didn't used to be a recommendation on the GE generator page, just that I don't see one there now). As far as I know, the Generac basic remote monitor is incompatible with the GE generator. It depends on specific features of the Generac generators, in particular, on the Generac three LED status display, which doesn't seem to be present on the GE generator. I read the operator manual for your generator, and it says there is a remote status LED that you can install somewhere handy like inside your house, and it blinks a pattern if there's a problem. The Generac status LED has a green/red/yellow display (three separate LEDs). If you bought the unit recently, you should be able to return it (unused, after all) for a credit.
Answered by: DrTom
Date published: 2015-09-17

How to order appropriate battery and remote monitoring for Generac 14 Kw Lp generator. website not helpful

Asked by: Anonymous
I'm not sure I really understand your question, but I'll try to answer what I think you are asking. Your Generac generator uses a fairly standard automotive style lead acid battery for starting up the generator. Generac part number 5819 is a 26R wet cell battery used on all the air-cooled Generac generator models, at least in the Guardian series.. The "26R' is the standard code for the battery dimensions and cranking capacity. You could get an equivalent from your local auto supply store, or you could buy the Generac version from Home Depot or any other Generac parts dealer. Generac offers two remote monitors, a basic model and an advanced model. The Generac 5928 is the basic model. It has two parts, one attaches to the generator enclosure and reads the signals that control the three-color status LED and transmits them to the remote unit, which displays them. The remote display uses two AAA batteries that are provided in the kit. I have one of these and the installation was pretty straightforward and it works just fine. The instructions that come with the kit suggest you can have more than one remote display unit. The Generac 5951 is the advanced model. It also has two parts, but they are more complicated than the basic model. The sender unit interacts with the control electronics in the generator so that it can provide to the remote display all the same information that's accessible on the operator control panel inside the enclosure. The remote display has buttons and a text display that match what's on the generator's control panel. I believe it uses 3 AAA batteries in the remote display (more electronics inside). I don't know if you could have a second remote control active, I suspect not. I also suspect the two remote displays (basic and advanced) are incompatible with one another, that is, pick one or the other but you can't have both on the same generator system. I may be mistaken in that assumption. You can order either of the remote displays from the Home Depot (or other Generac dealers).
Answered by: DrTom
Date published: 2015-09-17

My Nexus Remote Monitor stop flashing so I decided to change the batteries and now it won't Pair.

I had the generator and Nexus Monitor installed in May 2013 and had no problem pairing at that time. I have followed the instructions per the manual but the monitor continues to blink red after the pairing ends. The monitor is about 70 feet from the generator and it was working when the electrician first installed the monitor. Can you offer any suggestions. Thank you
Asked by: RonMac
Unfortunately, it is difficult to diagnose your unit’s issues over the internet. In order to properly service your remote monitor and associated generator, we would recommend first attempting to pair the unit when you are out at the generator. If problems still persist, we would recommend contacting an independent certified service provider in your local area. For assistance locating an independent certified service provider in your area, please contact Generac directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

Basic Wireless In-Home Remote Generator Monitor-DISCONTINUED is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is a life saver in the middle of a storm. I am confined to a wheelchair and I cannot get outside to check on our generator and I don't want my Wife to go out either. So this is the best answer for us.
Date published: 2011-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Monitors status of generator without having to go outside. It was easy to install and set up. Arrived very quickly.
Date published: 2012-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The monitor manages the basic function of the generator Easy to install and monitor your generator. It is a good visual to see if your generator is operational.
Date published: 2012-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product works great The product came very well packaged with detailed instructions for installation. Everything was provided except a few simple tools everyone should have. The installation can be accomplished by anyone with average skills and ability to follow instructions. Working inside of the generator housing was a bit confining and somewhat tedious, but patience pays off. After installation, the wireless took a couple of tries to synch up, but it works well and I no longer have to go outside to check my generator status.
Date published: 2013-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tricky to install but works great, good value The product comes well packaged including 2 AAA batteries for the remote display unit. The monitoring unit installs on the back of the generator enclosure and plugs into the internal electronics in series with the existing LED status display (the red/yellow/green on the right side of the enclosure). You need a small Phillips screwdriver but not much else for tools. The challenging part is getting the two TINY metric machine screws installed. I dropped one of them inside the enclosure and I'm sure I'll never see it again. The parts list does show the size and I was able to find some spares at my local True Value hardware store (but not at Home Depot). 3mm x 12 is really small and it's really easy to lose one or both while you are trying to feed them into the tiny holes on the sender's cover. I'm surprised Generac didn't include extras in the package. For now I've got just one in place, when it warms up in the spring I will install the second (bottom) screw, and probably also run a bead of silicone seal around the unit. Other than the challenge of seating the tiny screws, it was a very easy install and setup (the transmitter and receiver are paired at the factory, so if all goes well, once you have power to the sender and put in the batteries in the remote display, it just starts doing its thing).
Date published: 2013-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from small change needed excellent product. very well built and helpful to have an indication of the status of the generator. green light flashes every 15 seconds - should be more frequent periodic flashes
Date published: 2013-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good idea - too expensive Acceptable and basic - serves its function - should probably be about $40 cheaper.
Date published: 2013-05-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not worth the money Only flashes very slowly to show what state the generator is in. Should flash faster. Does not have good range. Tried about 25' did not work. Works at about 10'.
Date published: 2013-10-15
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