Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DrTom 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).
January 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OldPro 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.
June 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Swbliny1 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'.
October 15, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Will I didn't see anywhere where it asked what model I had.
I had to take it back to HD because it wouldn't work on my model and year. I don't remember any blank that I didn't fit in. My model was just 1 year off.
It cost me $40 to have an Electrician come out to tell me that!! I can't really give any opinion on it.
December 19, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by atlanta 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
February 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HDShopper Good idea - too expensive
Acceptable and basic - serves its function - should probably be about $40 cheaper.
May 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GT57 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.
October 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chief1 Great features
Monitors status of generator without having to go outside. It was easy to install and set up. Arrived very quickly.
November 14, 2012