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Model 5928

Internet #202438316

Store SO SKU #1000032903

Basic Wireless In-Home Remote Generator Monitor-DISCONTINUED

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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?

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November 1, 2011
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January 22, 2013
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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 Read More
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. Read Less
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Somerset, PA 15501, USA
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November 14, 2012
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We have the monitor (magnetized back) mounted on a refrigerator in our garage. The monitor has the same LED readings on it as the ones located on the generator. The monitor means you don't have to go outside, lift the lid and check the status. The monitor is far more convenient.
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Tangelo
Chicago
November 3, 2011
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Hello this is Tangelo from the Home Depot Community! No it's not necessary, but if you have inclement weather or if you confined to your home you can check the monitor instead of going outside. I hope this helps, if you have any more questions you can find me on our website at community.homedepot.com
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How do I install the remote on my generator?

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Jim
New York
November 29, 2012
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.
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January 22, 2013
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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 Read More
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. Read Less
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November 30, 2012
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The wireless remote monitor will come with an owner’s manual which includes step by step instructions for proper installation on a Generac generator. We as the manufacturer are unable to confirm compatibility with another brand’s generator. We recommend contacting the generator manufacturer for assistance if you are unable to properly install the wireless remote monitor after reviewing the provided Read More
The wireless remote monitor will come with an owner’s manual which includes step by step instructions for proper installation on a Generac generator. We as the manufacturer are unable to confirm compatibility with another brand’s generator. We recommend contacting the generator manufacturer for assistance if you are unable to properly install the wireless remote monitor after reviewing the provided instructions. Read Less
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How to order appropriate battery and remote monitoring for Generac 14 Kw Lp generator. website not helpful

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February 4, 2012
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January 22, 2013
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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 Read More
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). Read Less
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February 8, 2012
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Hello Valued Customer,
Thanks for your question and interest in this item. Model 5928, Internet # 202438316 is for use with generators up to 60,000 watts. I cannot accurately advise on the best fit for you without a generator reference model number. Please contact Generac technical support with for assistance selecting the best options for your current generator. The contact number for Generac is
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Hello Valued Customer,
Thanks for your question and interest in this item. Model 5928, Internet # 202438316 is for use with generators up to 60,000 watts. I cannot accurately advise on the best fit for you without a generator reference model number. Please contact Generac technical support with for assistance selecting the best options for your current generator. The contact number for Generac is 1-888-GENERAC (1-888-436-3722). Outside USA & Canada: 1-262-544-4811, M-F 7am-6pm Central.
I hope this helps!
If you have any additional questions for Home Depot.com or need assistance placing an online order, please contact our Online Customer Service department at 800-430-3376.
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My Nexus Remote Monitor stop flashing so I decided to change the batteries and now it won't Pair.

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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.

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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 Read More
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). Read Less
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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