I have been thinking about building a custom monitoring system to tap in to my stand-by generator for diag stats, settings, etc.
This is a stand-by Generac 8K generator with an auto-transfer switch that senses power loss and switches power to generator. Generac sells a monitoring system at $300+ so I am looking for a DIY solution to save cash and to have fun!
The wireless monitor system that they sell connects to an 8-pin aux connection that looks like a typical CPU power connector but I'm not too familiar with that kind of stuff. My question is: If I was to connect this aux connection to the GPIO on the Pi, would it just be looking for 'on' or 'off' signals or is there more meaty data that I could expect to receive? Something like, 'system running' ...
There is a USB port that looks like it is for a thumbdrive to dump software updates or something to the generator. Not sure if I could get anything out of it.
Not sure if this is a long shot but thought I would put this out there. Here are some links to what I have:
harness for generac's mobile link monitor:
http://www.tylertool.com/generac-6478-m ... lt,pd.html
Thanks for your input!