The battery guage at control panel only registers 1 red light (even though HB is at 12.8V DC) as if itís real low kindof useless for a guage.
Useless is the key word on those idiot light gauged. The gauge for the black tank is also generally quite worthless unless you're running See Level external(or similar).
Do consider a real battery monitor, it will utilize a shunt
I read thereís a actuel procedure (not sure if this applies to the Lexor) when charging house battery and exercising the generator you start off w/ low wattage appliances say 500Watt for X amount of time then Step up to medium wattage say 1K watts for x amount of time then high
1500 + applicances.
2. is the above true or false?
3.if true what is the X amount of time for each appliance? I think total generator time on exercising is 30 minutes each month, so maybe X time is 10 minutes each appliance?
Onan does recommend 2 hours/month at 50% load. I usually call it good at an hour. If it's cold out I would go closer to 2 hours. If you have a 1500 watt electric space heater this would make a decent load for the genny. As mentioned above, run the genny for a few minutes at no load, run with load on it for whatever time then remove the load for a few minutes to let the genny cool a bit, then shut it down, then you're done. Do put the space heater in an area where the thermostat will not kick off. If it is quite warm out simply use the A/C instead.