You are on page 1of 76

User Manual

Commander C-08

Note:
The manufacturer reserves the right to modify the present manual and equipment at any time without
prior notice.

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 1 of 76


INDEX

Section 1 – General requirements and installation


1- 1 Introduction ....................................................................................................................................................... 5
1- 1.1 General observation .................................................................................................................................. 5
1- 2 General norm of security ................................................................................................................................. 6
1- 2.1 User responsability .................................................................................................................................... 6
1- 2.2 Safety first of all ......................................................................................................................................... 6
1- 2.3 Importance of the manual.......................................................................................................................... 6
1- 2.4 Note legend ............................................................................................................................................... 7
1- 2.5 Electrical system protections ..................................................................................................................... 7
1- 2.6 Controls ..................................................................................................................................................... 7
1- 2.7 Staff training .............................................................................................................................................. 7
1- 2.8 Cleaning .................................................................................................................................................... 7
1- 2.9 Operators .................................................................................................................................................. 7
1- 2.10 Residual risks .......................................................................................................................................... 7
1- 3 Homologation/certifications ............................................................................................................................ 8
1- 4 Use destination ................................................................................................................................................. 8
1- 5 Waste and residual management .................................................................................................................... 8
1- 6 Disposal/Scrapping .......................................................................................................................................... 9
1- 6.1 Machine disposal ....................................................................................................................................... 9
1- 6.2 Materials that make the equipment ........................................................................................................... 9
1- 6.3 Consumer products ................................................................................................................................... 9
1- 6.4 Separate collection and start recovery ...................................................................................................... 9
1- 6.5 How about dismantling the equipment ...................................................................................................... 9
1- 7 Rating plate ..................................................................................................................................................... 10
1- 7.1 Equipment Identification .......................................................................................................................... 10
1- 8 Maintenance .................................................................................................................................................... 11
1- 8.1 Internal battery replacement ................................................................................................................... 11
1- 8.2 Clean ....................................................................................................................................................... 11
1- 9 Technical specifics ......................................................................................................................................... 12
1- 10 Storage / storage........................................................................................................................................... 13
1- 11 Unpacking ...................................................................................................................................................... 13
1- 12 Installation ..................................................................................................................................................... 13
1- 13 Spare parts .................................................................................................................................................... 14
1- 14 USB Description............................................................................................................................................ 14
1- 15 Electrical connection .................................................................................................................................... 15
1- 16 Warranty ........................................................................................................................................................ 16
1- 17 Annexes ......................................................................................................................................................... 16
1- 17.1 Wiring .................................................................................................................................................... 16
1- 18 Functioning mode ......................................................................................................................................... 17
1- 18.1 Automatic .............................................................................................................................................. 17
1- 18.2 Manual ................................................................................................................................................... 17
1- 18.3 Test........................................................................................................................................................ 17
1- 18.4 Reset ..................................................................................................................................................... 17
1- 18.5 Alarms ................................................................................................................................................... 17
1- 18.6 First installation ..................................................................................................................................... 17
1- 19 Transfer switch management ...................................................................................................................... 18
1- 20 Equipment Overview .................................................................................................................................... 19
1- 21 Special Functions ......................................................................................................................................... 27
1- 22 Accessories ................................................................................................................................................... 28

Section 2 – Before starting


2- 1 Test Settings ................................................................................................................................................... 30
2- 2 Calendar settings ............................................................................................................................................ 32
2- 3 Language selection and thermostat adjustment ......................................................................................... 33

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 2 of 76


Section 3 – Navigation
3- 1 Control and management screens description ........................................................................................... 35
3- 1.1 Symbols used by the C-08: description ................................................................................................... 35
3- 2 Navigation Organization chart ....................................................................................................................... 37
3- 3 Navigation instructions .................................................................................................................................. 38
3- 4 General setup description ............................................................................................................................. 39
3- 4.2 Alarms table setup ................................................................................................................................... 46
3- 4.3 Alarms description table .......................................................................................................................... 48
General Setup description………………………………………………………………………………………………50
3- 5 Engine setup description ............................................................................................................................... 59
3- 6 Alternator setup description .......................................................................................................................... 71
3- 7 Mains setup description ................................................................................................................................. 73

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 3 of 76


Section 1 – General requirements and
installation

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 4 of 76


1- 1 Introduction 1- 1.1 General observations
WARNING!
- We thank you for your confidence and remind you that
this unit is the result of continuous research on improving This equipment can not be used for other
the product that our engineers are constantly pursuing, purposes or modified without the express
thanks to the proven expertise and huge experience in authorization of GENMAC SRL.
this area. GENMAC SRL recommends that maintenance operations
- The purpose of this manual is to assist customers in the are performed at regular intervals to keep C-08 at its best.
proper installation and correct use of this device.
Responsibility
- Read and understand this publication, taking care to
make a finding of what was learned on the appliance, • GENMAC SRL disclaims any liability for damage or injury
before operation, start-up and use. resulting from transactions not covered in this manual,
improper use of equipment, as well as the use of
- We can not guarantee that the translations are fully in unqualified personnel or the use of non-original spare
accordance with the direction of the Italian text, therefore parts.
for any inconsistency the manual written in Italian
• User
prevails.
User is responsible for damage to people or property
- In order to provide a more accurate and appropriate resulting from:
support, users are requested to notify the Service of
- imporper or different use from those indicated in this
Technical Documentation of GENMAC any suggestions,
manual;
note or comment on this manual.
- uncompliance with the requirements of safe use and safety
- The Assistance Service is available to help resolve norms;
concerns or situations whose solution is not clear in this - modifications to the equipment;
publication. - use of non-original spare parts.
- This publication is part of the equipment and must be • Manufacturer
kept in an easily accessible location away from agents The manufacturer is the company that physically performs
that may deteriorate its state, in a perfect state of the assembly, testing directly or by his authorized
maintenance and disposal of those who expressly representative of the equipment and is ultimately
request it, provided that the applicant is in some way responsible.
related to the operation of the equipment. The manufacturer is responsible for the efficiency of the
If any parts of this manual would result unreadable, equipment.
follow same procedure for spare parts inquiry to obtain a In particular the manufacture is responisble for :
new copy. - parts used in assemblying this Controller;
- compliance with legislation in the country of use, as far
C-08 is designed to help both the installer and the as the buyer / customer has informed the manufacturer
operator of the appliances it is installed on, thus avoiding of the laws in force in the country this equipment wil be
the recourse of a continous and tedious consultation of put in operation in advance.
the operating manual . In many situations, such as
setting parameters set-up, data display, alarm conditions,
etc.., an indication in the Help display would recall to
press the HELP button and get help message. This
manual thus contains only the pieces of information
necessary to the operator to start using C-08 controller.

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 5 of 76


1- 2 General Safety Precautions • We wrote this book with the greatest care, trying to
make it as complete and clear as possible. However, if
WARNING! some point proves to be incomplete or unclear,
Do not install nor operate your equipment, contact us without hesitation.
before you read and understood these safety • Importance of the manual
norms.
This instruction manual was born to help you in the correct
installation, starting-up, use and cleaning of your equipment.
1- 2.1 User responsability This manual is integral part of equipment in order to obtain
The basic safety rules established in this chapter are a the best performance and it should be kept for the duration
guide for the installation and safe operation of this of the product.
equipment. Therefore, please do not remove, tear, or write to parts of
These general safety rules, together with the other chapters the manual, taking care to integrate with any updates
related to installation, operation and maintenance constitue provided by GENMAC SRL.
the complete instruction manual. Please keep this manual in a place protected from moisture
All staff involved with this equipment must get familiar with and heat accessible and known to all operators (photocopy
this manual before starting operating. any parts of interest to the consultation of the various
It is the responsability of the Buyer/User to make sure that operators).
the procedures are followed by the operators, and if any In case of sale or transfer of the machine (on which the
change is required, appropriate procedures should be set to equipment is installed) to another user, these instructions
continue using this equipment safely. must be delivered to the new user.
It is strongly advised to contact GENMAC SRL to be sure
that the equipment can be converted to new uses and to • This manual is meant to expalain:
continue to operate safely. - the use of equipment, as required by the project hypotesis;
If the equipment is not purchased directly from us or our - technical features;
representatives, it is Buyer's responsibility to ensure that - compostition of the different parts;
equipment conforms to current safety standards. Buyer is - operations for installation and assembly;
strongly advised to contact GENMAC SRL to ensure that the - operations of starting-up, adjustment, starting, shutdown,
equipment operates safely. stopping-up, etc..;
- the risks related to hazardous waste, measures to
1- 2.2 Safety first of all eliminate it and instructions to operate safely;
This equipment is designed and produced with due - cleaning;
consideration and attention to safety rules - what the recommended spare parts to keep in stock are
In any case, the presence of security systems does not
exempt operators from acting with caution: Any person appointed to carry out installation,
the non-compliance can lead to accidents and damage the start-up and repair of this equipment must be
components of equipment. For your protection and aware of the contents of this Manual, with
protection of others, learn and always follow safety rules set particular reference to safety standards. Make
forth in this chapter. sure that any person involved in using this
equipment understands the language of this
Develop safe work habits by reading the rules and stick to manual and can read it, differently
them. Keep this paper handy and look through from time to Buyer/customer should provide to educate
time to refresh your understanding of the norms. him/her.
This manual provides guidance and instructions on
equipment that are added, but still not intend to replace,
1- 2.3 Importance of the manual supplement or modify any general or specific NORM,
• Information about the manual RULE, DECREE or LAW, in the place where the installation
takes place and concerning the safety and use of electrical
We hope that the information contained in this manual will equipment.
be of help.
They will give an explanation of the correct and secure use GENMAC SRL, unless otherwise agreed with Customers,
of your equipment and are based on data and our current provides a copy of this manual in the original language of
and best knowledge. the manufacturer (Italian) and in English.
Carefully read the manual, including recommendations and The copy included in the packaging, should be used for all
suggestions, and the conditions of sale and warranty. transactions related to the installation, assembly, calibration,
setup, startup, etc. ..

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 6 of 76


After installation, this copy must be retained for all future 1- 2.6 Controls
interventions.
GENMAC SRL is pleased to provide duplicates of the • Before start-up
manuals supplied with the equipment to any customer on - Ensure that all security systems and protections are
request. installed and operative.
Requests must be submitted to our Technical Department
• During the functioning
together with the serial number of the equipment involved,
available on the CE label of the equipment. - Do not turn on this equipment until you have read or
The manual, technical documentation and drawings, and/or understood the operating instructions and have
software, delivered together with the equipment are of become familiar with the equipment and its controls.
property of the manufactuer, who reserves all rights, and - Be careful and observe lights and warning signs
can’t be handled to third parties nor modified unless displayed on the equipment.
authorized by the manufacturer. - Do not operate damaged or defective equipment.
Genmac will be glad to consider and possibly accept
• After the power off
suggestions for improvement of this Manual.
Suggestions should be submitted to our Technical - Make sure all the power sources are off.
Department.
Upon handover to the equipment to others, the user also 1- 2.7 Staff training
agrees to deliver copies of the manual in his possession and
at the same time to report the fact to GENMAC SRL. All staff using the equipment must have
undergone some training that includes:
1- 2.4 Note legend - reading and comprhension of this Instructions Manaual
- a practical instruction by GENMAC authorized
Pay attention to text highlighted by the following
technician who has made the start-up of the
graphics:
equipment.
DANGER! NOTE: GENMAC runs, upon request, training to
Follow text describing the danger educate staff on the system operation.

NOTE! 1- 2.8 Cleaning


Follow text describing note for the reader.
• Procedure manual cleaning
NOTICE! - Do not use toxic solvents and / or flammable when cleaning
Follow text describing the notice. the machine.
- Turn off all the electricity (AC &DC) before cleaning
WARNING! the equipment.
Text follows the need to pay attention.
- Keep closed, electrical panel protections when you
are cleaning the equipment.
These simple graphical forms are used to signal situations, - Always clean the seals around the equipment as
actions, information, special operations that may cause soon as possible.
damage to people and to equipment, or suggest a correct - Never attempt to clean the equipment while it is
operating procedure to the Operator. running.

1- 2.5 Electrical system protections 1- 2.9 Operators


The electrical system of the equipment was designed and The machine described here requires only one
constructed to protect operators from electrical shock and operator to start and control the functioning. For
possible overheating or other abnormal dangerous special settings and use, it may also be required the
conditions. intervention of a second operator.
All electric parts of this equipment are protected against
liquids and vapour which could cause short circuits or 1- 2.10 Residual risks
deterioration of insulation. This equipment has alarms for
overcurrent to prevent overheating or malfunctions which • Risks linked to electrical energy
may cause hazardous conditions. Always carefully read All electric units are supplied with electricity and are
alarms displayed on the controller and make sure to take therefore dangerous. All panels and electrical panels
necessary counter measures for your safety and the safey and junction boxes must be properly closed. Cables
of your equipments. must not be damaged or left hanging, but must be
properly trimmed and terminated. Operations on the
electrical system should only be performed by qualified
personnel, with power disconnected. To avoid
unwanted connections, the main switch must be
disconnected and properly locked.

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 7 of 76


1- 3 Homologation/certifications 1) Waste separation by homogeneous types.
The equipment described in this manual complies with The waste must be collected and stored for
homologations / certifications as listed below: "homogenous types", since this is the only system
through which you can:
EMC: 2004/108/CE - avoid any risk of incompatibility in terms of
EN61000-6-3 (2007) chemical and physical characteristics of waste
EN61000-6-2 (2005) products.
- ensure final proper treatment turning into a more
Halt test Accelerated Reliability Test Centers useful and less dangerous, allowing their eventual
recovery.
1- 4 Use destination It is therefore important not to mix different types of
C-08 GOLD controller is used to control manually and wastes.
automatically generator sets. Engine, alternator, power 2) Use appropriate containers for handling and
and transfer switch are identified and controlled by storage.
C08 GOLD, ensuring the best performance of the Vessels designed to contain wastes must have
generator when there is a power failure or when there adequate strength requirements in relation to
is an alarm in the engine,alternator or mains . chemical and physical properties and
The C-08 also provides all the necessary information characteristics of the hazardous waste contained.
to service and maintenance. The History of 255 events 3) Vessels label
are stored. This allows us to review the history of In order to disclose, during storage in the company,
events that have occurred. Through the two RS232 the nature and hazardous of the waste, the
ports and powerful remote control software it is containers must be appropriately marked with labels
possible to control and use the generator remotely via or lables affixed on the containers themselves or
GSM, Ethernet, etc... For this function you need to buy placed in storage areas. In particular it is important
relative accessories of transmission. that waste containers are identified with a
description of the type of waste and hazardous to
1- 5 Waste and residual management humans and the environment.
General information on how to manage waste. 4) Waste handling in the company.
Identify and classify wastes according to specifications During handling, ensure that containers are closed
provided by law in the country of use. Do not leave or properly.Avoid locations where there are wells of
collect waste in an uncontrolled way. Do not enter into water stored to avoid accidental spills into public
surface water or groundwater. sewer and white water .
Do not mix different types of waste.
5) Storage of solid waste heaps.
Deliver the waste to authorized people by the
- In order to avoid possible pollution of soil, if
competent authorities in the country for collecting,
storage takes place in piles, they should not be
transporting and processing of waste.
made on open ground but on strong bases (such
Prepare documentation required by administrative
land paved)
regulations in force in the country of use (production
- The waste stored in piles must be protected from
register, storage and disposal, documents of
the rain water where their runoff could lead to
transport).
pollution of the water itself.
Administrative duties (record keeping, preparation of
documents etc...)

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 8 of 76


1- 6 Disposal/Scrapping
About disposal of the equipment, follow this procedure:
1- 6.1 Machine disposal
1) disconnect the equipment from the mains;
Dismantling oprations must be performed by qualified 2) dismantle the apparatus collecting separately the
personnel and in compliance with all applicable laws. different components in relation to their nature as
At the end of real life, the user company should proceed to indicated in the paragrapgh "Separate collection and
the alienation of the equipment in accordance with the in start recovery";
force regulations by providing the first general cleaning of 3) proceed to the storage and disposal of waste and
various elements and after the separation of the parts materials for reuse as indicated in this paragraph and the
making up the equipment. After removing the equipment, it regulatory requirements set out in the country of use.
is necessary to separate the various materials in
accordance with the law requirements of the country where
the equipment should be discarded. The device contains no
hazardous substances nor requires special removal
procedures.

1- 6.2 Materials that make the equipment


Regarding the elimination it should be noted that the
materials making up the equipment are not of hazardous
nature, and are essentially:
- polyethylene plastic;
- electric cables with relative sheaths;
- monitoring and implementing electronic devices.
During the disposal process will need to adhere to
regulations in the country of use.

1- 6.3 Consumer products


Regarding the disposal of consumer products, observe the
following rules:
• Batteries
The battery of the equipment must be replaced by a
maintenance electrician.
Used batteries should not be disposed of with common
waste, but shall be delivered to designated disposal sites.

1- 6.4 Separate collection and start recovery


The unit consists of material that can easily be recycled and
reused as raw material for other production
processes.Through proper recycling one can recover a wide
range of waste with ecological and economic advantages.
• Plastic materials
Plastic parts can be retrieved for the production of new
resources both by recycling in the origin area and the heat
and energy production through their incineration, thus
avoiding, at the end of the life cycle, they become a burden
on the environment under form of waste to be disposed of in
landfills.To make a better recovery of such material it is
necessary to collect differentiating types.

1- 6.5 How about dismantling the equipment


Before starting the decommissioning of the equipment,
verify the current legislation in particular may include:
- registration requirements and / or communication to
control organisms;
- arrangements for environmental protection;
- requirements for the scrapping;
- requirements about health and safety
safeguard of workers.

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 9 of 76


1- 7 Rating plate

1- 7.1 Equipment Identification


General identifications of each unit are traced on the plate below and placed on the controller.

DE FW SW
0000 000 0000

Articolo I. C-08TE 808 Silver

Description Terminals Ratings

Battery voltage ______________________ J1 _______ 12 or 24V DC


Mains rated voltage _________________ J10 ______ 80…480 VAC (L-L), 45… 65
Hz
Generator rated voltage______________ J9 _______ 80…480 VAC (L-L), 45… 65
Hz
Current transformers ________________ J8 _______ 0.05…6A (supplied by an
external current transformer)
Voltage free contact output relays _____ J7 _______ B300, 1A 30V DC pilot duty
Relays output ______________________ J4 ______ 1A 30V DC pilot duty

Temperature range: -30 + 70°C


Storage temperature: -40 + 80°C

IP protection: 65

Accelerated reliability test (HALT) by IMQ

NOTE!
Notify the manufacturer of general identification data printed on the label, before
requesting information about technical specifications and/or the equipment.

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 10 of 76


1- 8 Maintenance
1- 8.1 Internal battery replacement
1) Remove the screws (item 1);
2) Separate the back cover from the front panel
(Item 2);

3) Remove the board in the bottom from its slot (pos. 3); Battery type Voltage
4) Remove and replace internal battery (pos. 4) with an equal CR2032 3V
one.

1- 8.2 Clean
If necessary, clean with soft cloth.
Do not use any cleaner

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 11 of 76


1- 9 Technical specifications
GENERAL SPECS In parenthesis values at 24V
Battery rated voltage 12Vdc or 24Vdc
Voltage range from 7Vdc to 33Vdc
SCHEDA display LGC-2107 C-08D
Fixed consumption 150 mA (75 mA)
Relay consumption 210 mA (95 mA)
Backlight consumption 100 mA (50 mA)
Pre-excitation consumption 130 mA (170 mA)
Heater consumption -
Digital input closed to negative consumption 40 mA (20 mA)
Maximum consumption 630 mA (410 mA)
-40 °C + 70 °C (electronic)
-20 °C + 70 °C (display)
TEMPERATURE RANGE
-30 °C + 70 °C (with heater)
-40 °C + 80 °C (stocking)
DISPLAY LCD monocromatic da 5,7" 320x240 pixel, transflective, white LEDs backlight
USB PORT "Device" type, full-speed for upload firmware and projects, connector "A" female
DIGITAL INPUTS
Input type Active at low level with pull-up
Input current < 10 mA
Low voltage level < 3.5 V
High voltage level > 8,0 V
Input latency stime < 30 ms
SPEED INPUT "W"
Input type In AC, frequency and voltage measures
Range of voltage From 6 to 100 Vpp (precision 10%)
Range of frequency From 40 Hz to 2000 Hz (precision 2%)
ALTERNATOR PRE-EXCITATION INPU/OUTPUT
Input type Voltage measure + pre-excitation current generation
Range of voltage From 0 to 40 Vdc
Input current < 15 mA
Pre-excitation current 130 mA a 24 V - 170 mA a 12 V
RELAYS OUTPUT
Type of contact N.O. contacts with one common pole
Rated current 5 A / 30 VDC - 5 A / 250 VAC
SENSORS INPUT
Input type 3 inputs for resistance measures referred to the board negative
Range of measure
- fuel level from 0 to 850 ohm
- engine temperature from 0 to 1300 ohm
- oil pressure from 0 to 400 ohm
Measure current
- fuel level < 10 mA
- engine temperature < 6 mA
- oil pressure < 20 mA
Precision <5%
SERIAL PORT
Type Seriae RS -232 wihtout handshake signals
Cable lenght <3m
Speed Up to 115200 bps
AVR ANALOG OUTPUT
Output type Insulated voltage referred to the board negative
Output current 1 mA max
Ragulation range From 0 to 5 Volt
RPM ANALOG OUTPUT
Output type Insulated voltage referred to the board negative
Output current 1 mA max
Ragulation range 0-10Vdc
OUTPUT RELAY CONTACTOR / MCCB / ACB
Type of contact 1 N.O. contact for GENERATOR 1 contact N.O. for MAINS contactor
Rated current 8 A / 250 VAC
LOAD CURRENT INPUTS
Range of measure From 50mA to 6 A
Maximum overcurrent 30 A
Type of measure RMS calculated value at 2 KHz and converter a 12 bit
Precision < 0.5 % F.S.
VOLTAGE INPUTS
Type of input Voltmetric transformers
Rated voltage 230 Vac (L-N) - 400 Vac (L-L)
Range of measure from 0 to 350 Vac (L-N) - from 0 to 600 Vac (L-L)
Range of frequency from 25 Hz to 80 Hz
Precision <0.2% f.s.
Dissipation current < 0.5 mA
Type of measure RMS calculated value at 2 KHz and converter a 12 bit

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 12 of 76


1- 10 Storage / 1- 11 Unpacking
In the case of prolonged storage leave your The equipment comes contained in a cardboard
device away from rain and wind and keep it dry. box.
It is not advisable to cover the equipment with Check the package contents to be submitted:
waterproof film as this will prevent the - Commander C-08;
evaporation of any moisture. The moisture will - Manual use;
cause corrosion in the metal and damage - Terminals;
electronic components. - Gasket;
The characteristics of storage: - Warranty;
storage must be within the limits prescribed If even one of the objects described above are
below: missing, please ask Genmac Srl
Temperature -40 to 80 ° C After unpacking, check the equipment for
Relative Humidity 30-95% non condensing damaged parts. If in doubt, do not install the
Atmospheric pressure 860 - 1060 hPa (mbar) equipment and contact a qualified GENMAC S.R.L
Packaging materials (plastic bags, cardboard,
etc...) should be kept away from children as
potential sources of danger. Take the materials
to the appropriate collection points for polluting
or biodegradable items.

1- 12 Installation
Cut a hole for the rectangular box C-08 and No. 6 holes Ø3 mm on the mounting surface, as
indicated on the template (A). Use the screws (1) supplied. If needed buy only screws with the same
characteristics.
Make sure the gasket (2) is mounted correctly and perfectly fits the perimeter of the box C-08 (3).

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 13 of 76


1- 13 Spare parts
6

7
3

2
1

1) Back box 5) Seal


2) Circuit basic 6) Front box
3) Circuit generator 7) USB Rubber protection
4) Circuit display

1- 14 USB Port Description


Via PC connection, it is possible to:
- Transfer new firmware or software updates to keep your controller always up-to-date;
- Soon it will be possible to download data from the controller to analyze them on your computer or print them
directly (software update will be provided as soon as available).
The USB cable (1) to use for software upgrades is of double AA male type (not supplied with C-08).

1
1. USB cable;
2. Mounting hole to close the rubber cap using a screw;
3. USB port: normally supplied closed . it can be opened from the keyboard;
4. Closure and rubber protection, IP65.

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 14 of 76


1- 15 Electrical connection

Only Canbus
and RS485
Option

J1-Supply Vdc J7-Contactors & global alarm


1-Battery positive 1-Mains contactor relay
2-Battery negative 2-Mains contactor relay
3-Generator contactor relay
J2-Analog input 4-Generator contactor relay
1-D+ battery charger 5-Global alarm relay NO
2-W;Pickup 6-Global alarm relay COMMON
3-Not used 7-Global alarm relay NC
4-Temperature instrument
5-Fuel level instrument J8-Currents input
6-Oil pressure instrument 1-TA/L3
2-Common TA/L3-TA/L2-TA/L1
J3-Digital input 3-TA/L2
1-Generator contactor feedback 4- Common TA/L3-TA/L2-TA/L1
2-Mains contactor feedback 5-TA/L1
3-Filter clogged 6- Common TA/L3-TA/L2-TA/L1
4-Low oil level
5-Emergency stop J9-Generator volt metric input
6-High engine temperature 1-Neutral generator
7-Low fuel level 2-L3 generator
8-Low oil pressure 3-L2 generator
4-L1 generator
J4-Digital output 5A relays J10-Mains volt metric input
1-Electric valve 1-Neutral mains
2-Refuelling pump 2-L3 mains
3-Start 3-L2 mains
4-Glow plugs 4-L1 mains
5-Siren
RS232-Communication port
6-Common relays
RS232a- set for PC
RS232b- set for modem GSM
J5- non usato/not in use

J6- External Start /stop J11 & J12- CANBUS J13 & J14- RS485
1-Remote start J11 - 1-Shield J13 - 1-Shield
2-Remote stop J11 - 2-Low CANBUS J13 - 2-RX
3-not in use J11 - 3-High CANBUS J13 - 3-TX
4-not in use J11 - 4-Resistance J13 - 4-Resistance
5-not in use
6-not in use J12 – 1-CANBUS Contact NO J14 – 1-RS485 Contact NO
J12 – 2-CANBUS Contact NO J14 – 2-RS485 Contact NO
J12 – 3- Not in use

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 15 of 76


1- 16 Warranty WARRANTY
SUPPORT • 2 years warranty from date of installation,
• For more information and technical support, please automatically recorded by the controller before
e-mail at info@genmac.it commissioning, remaining warranty detailed on the
display.

1- 17 Annexes Warning! before inserting the plugs make sure that the connections
1- 17.1 Wiring strictly comply with the wiring diagram

J3 J4
1-Generator contactor 1-Electric valve
feedback 2-Refuelling pump
2-Mains contactor feedback 3-Start
3-Filter clogged 4-Glow plugs
4-Low oil level 5-Siren
5-Emergency stop 6-Common relays
6-High engine temperature
7-Low fuel level
8-Low oil pressure

Global
alarm
output Only Canbus
and RS485
► Temperature range -30°C +70°C Option
► IP65 protection


Vdc voltage range 8-35Vdc
Vac voltage range 0-600Vac
Genmac C-08
► Frequency range 45-65Hz

J2-Analog inputs J3-Digital inputs J4-Ouputs relay 5A


Not used

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 16 of 76


1- 18 Functioning mode

1- 18.1 Automatic
AUT mode - the engine automatically starts in case of
mains failure (out of limits) and stops in the presence
of the same.

1- 18.2 Manual
MAN mode- The engine can be started and stopped
manually by pressing start and stop key buttons; load
switching on mains and generator is managed using
buttons KG and KR.

1- 18.3 Test
TEST Mode- The engine starts immediately to test the
genset for a programmable time. If activated during
AUT mode, in absence of mains C-08 switches the
load on the generator
If activated during MAN mode, the switching can be
controlled only by KG and KR buttons, also if the
mains is faulty. Disabling the test (or after the test
time), the controller returns to the current mode.

1- 18.4 Reset
RESET Mode-The engine will not operate. If the mains
are available it is connected to the load.
If you select Reset mode, the alarms are reset and the
engine stops immediately if it is operating.
If an Alarm is still active it can not be reset.

1- 18.5 Alarms
In case of alarm, the display shows its description. If
more than one alarms is detected, they appear
individually in sequence. For each alarm there is
available a message that can help to identify the
source of the problem. The alarm reset can be made
by pressing the OFF/ RESET button; by this, the alarm
is deleted and the C-08 goes in Reset mode,
preventing accidental generator starting attempts.
If the alarm, after resetting, still remains on the display,
the cause of the alarm is still active and your genset
will stop again unless the problem is solved.

1- 18.6 First installation


First connection
At power on, the C-08 goes automatically to MAN. The
C-08 can be powered either by 12 or 24Vdc, but it
needs proper setting of maximum and minimum
battery voltage in the “battery setup” menu; if it is not
properly set, you will have a warning about the battery
voltage. You must set or verify menu parameters about
ALTERNATOR (CT ratio, type of connection, rated
voltage and frequency) and the Starting Menu inside
“Engine setup”, according to the type of engine used.

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 17 of 76


1- 19 Transfer switch management
1 2 3

1. In MAN mode you can use the buttons KG and KR to manually close the generator or
mains contactor.
2. KG allows you to manually close the generator contactor.
3. KR allows you to manually close the mains contactor.

Description of the switching animation

K1 K2 K1 K2 K1 K2 K1 K2
G G G G

A B C D

A. Example: C. Example:
- Mains detected - Mains not detected
- Mains contactor closed - Mains contactor opened
- Generator not detected - Generator not detected
- Generator contactor opened - Generator contactor opened
Condition: Condition:
Normal power supply status by mains. Unpowered load: missing mains and generator is not
started or it is not working
B. Example:
- Mains not detected D. Example:
- Mains contactor opened - Mains not detected
- Generator detected - Mains contactor opened
- Generator contactor closed - Generator detected
Condition: - Generator contactor opened
Status of working generator Condition:
After a blackout, the generator starts up but has not
yet completed the stabilization phase.

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 18 of 76


1- 20 Equipment Overview
Below are descripted the main functions of the controller:

B C D E F G

A I

U T S R Q P

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A USB plug Used to upload and download data via PC
Backlit display shows all functions, measures and alarms about the
B Display generator and the mains. Automatically backlight turns off, and it turns on
again when you press a button
C test Button to select the test mode
D aut Button to select the automatic mode
E man Button to select the manual mode
F START Used to start the generator. It is active only in manual mode
Used to stop the generator. The stopping is immediate and without the
G STOP
cooling time.
Used to reset an alarm and go to OFF mode. If the generator is running in
H Reset
any mode, pressing this button, the generator is stopped immediately.
I KR Key control about mains contactor. Active only in manual mode
L KG Key control about generator contactor. Active only in manual mode
M Up Arrow Used as navigation through the options
When on the display is showed the symbol of “Help”, it means that
N Help
pressing the HELP button the screen will shows an help or an explanation
O Right Arrow Used to change navigation parameters
P Menu Returns you to the Main Navigation Menu
Used as confirmation, during the navigation throught parameters and
Q i button
menu
R Down Arrow Used as navigation through the options
S Left Arrow Used to change navigation parameters
T Page back Press it to return to the previous screen
U Page forward Press it to go to the next screen

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 19 of 76


S

A
Q

B
P

C
O

D N

E M

F K

G H I J

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A Hour meter Indicates the hours of generator
B Service Hours Indicates how many hours remain before the end of the service
C Fuel Indicates the amount of fuel
D Autonomy Indicates the estimated generator working autonomy (with fuel onboard)
E Battery Indicates the battery voltage
F Clock / test Indicates that you have activated the automatic test function
G Dater Indicates the date (day-month-year)
H Time Indicates the clock (hours-minutes-seconds)
I Thermostat Indicates the ambient temperature
J Prog. Indicates the selected functioning mode
K F (Hz) Indicates the frequency
L S (kVA) Indicates the apparent power
M P (kW) Indicates the active power
N I (A) Indicates the current consumed by load
O Vn (V) Indicates the voltage between phases and neutral
P V∆ (V) Indicates the voltage between phases
Q L1-L2 / L2-L3/L3-L1 Indicates the phases that are related measures

N.3 different reference can appear:


MAINS: to indicate that the measures are referred to the mains
R Reference GENERATOR: to indicate that the measures are referred to the generator
ALARM: to indicate that an allarm is stored. In this case, the description of the
alarm is available in the “ACTIVE EVENTS" page

S Switching status Shows the status of the transfer switch

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 20 of 76


A

D
C
B

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


Symbol appears to indicate whether the measurements refer to the mains, or to
Mains-Generator-Alarm
A generator or if an alarm is stored. In this case, the description of the alarm is available
Symbol
in the “ACTIVE EVENTS" page
B TEST Symbol to indicate that the test generator is happening
Indicates mains side. If barred, and mains line (D) is thin, indicates that the mains is
not detected. If dashed the stabilization time is not complete If,dashed and mains line
C Mains Symbol
(D) is thick, indicates that the mains is detected but the stabilization time is not
complete
If it is thin, mains voltage is not detected or it is out of limits. If it is Thick, mains
D Line
voltage is detected and in the limits.

B
D

Release emergency button

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A Code and message Shows a code and a message to identify the alarm occurred
An icon appears to identify whether the active message is a warning or generic
B Event icon
indication
C Help Any help message, which identifies the cause of the problem
D Symbol A symbol is showed to identify graphically the type of alarm

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 21 of 76


F B C A D E

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A MAINS Indicates that the page displays the mains measures
B L1-L2 Indicates the measure on phase L1
C L2-L3 Indicates the measure on phase L2
D L3-L1 Indicates the measure on phase L3
E Tot. Is the total over the three phases (when available)
May see two symbols:
Danger: to indicate that there is an active alarm (as in the display)
F Icona Mains: indicates that these measures relate to the mains
G V∆ (V) Indicates the voltage between phases
H Vn(V) Indicates the voltage between phases and neutral
I I(A) Indicates the currents on the three phases
L P(kW) Indicates the active power
M S(kVA) Indicates the apparent power
N PF Indicates the power factor (PF)
O F(Hz) Indicates the frequency

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 22 of 76


A

F B C D E

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A GENERATOR Indicates that the page displays the generator measures
B L1-L2 Indicates the measure on phase L1
C L2-L3 Indicates the measure on phase L2
D L3-L1 Indicates the measure on phase L3
E Tot. Is the total over the three phases (when available)
May see two symbols:
Danger: to indicate that there is an active alarm (as in the display)
F Icona Generator: indicates that these measures relate to the mains
G V∆ (V) Indicates the voltage between phases
H Vn(V) Indicates the voltage between phases and neutral
I I(A) Indicates the currents on the three phases
L P(kW) Indicates the active power
M S(kVA) Indicates the apparent power
N PF Indicates the power factor (PF)
O F(Hz) Indicates the frequency

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 23 of 76


T A B

S
C

Q
E

R F

I L M N O P

Black box shows ON status

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A Engine Tools Indicates that this page is about all measures related to engine
B Rpm Engine tachometer, instrument with analog and digital RPM values
C Oil pressure instrument Indicates engine oil pressure value
D Instrument temperature Indicates the engine temperature value
E Alternator battery charger Indicates the voltage of the batterycharger alternator
F Help Indicates that pressing the help button some explanations are available
G Hours Warranty Indicates hours left to generator warranty expiration
H Rental Hours Indicates hours left to generator rental expiration
I Start Indicates if start/crank output is active
L Preheating Indicates if glow plugs output is active
M Stop fuel valve Indicates if fuel electrovalve output is active
N Stop electromagnet Indicates if stop electrosolenoid/magnet output is active
O External stop Indicates if external/remote stop input is active
P External start Indicates if external/remote start input is active
Q Speed detection Select it by the drive and confirm it to detect speed
R Fill carb Select it by the drive and confirm it to control the fuel refill output
S Indicates that an alarm has been detected in the engine. For more information
Warning icon
about the type of alarm, you need to consult the " Active Events " page
T Engine animation If the engine is detected running, the drawing mimics the rotation

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 24 of 76


A

B E

C
F

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


Indicates that the page refers to the list of events stored.
Event list Can be maintained in memory up to 255 events, even in the event of DC power
A
failure. When this number is exceeded, the older event is automatically deleted and it
is incorporates the new event
B Date and Time Shows the date and time that the event was registered
C Description Shows the code and event description
D Icon Symbol that identifies an event as a priority (eg alarm) or secondary (eg warning)

E Up Arrow Drive Indicates to press the up arrow on the drive to scroll up


F Number of pages Indicates the actual number of the page
G Down Arrow Drive Indicates to press the down arrow on the drive to scroll down

C-08

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A Controls: C-08 It is an help page to remember the key functions available on the controller

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 25 of 76


A

POS. COMMAND NAME DESCRIPTION


A Technical Information Provides information about Supplier of the controller

Indicates that there is a help or an explanation accessible by pressing the help


B Icon help
button

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 26 of 76


THE FOLLOWING MENUS MIGHT BE
PROTECTED BY PASSWORD SCR
Function coupled to terminals J6-1 and J6-2, with SCR
1-21 Special Functions
function option. If SCR is not activated, the functions
In the C-08 standard, special functions are available,
about terminals J6-1 and J6-2 are respectively as follows:
which can be matched to terminals J6-1 and J6-2.
• Terminal J6-1: if closed to negative, C-08 starts the
To select, move to the window " active function " (A) with
generator
the arrow keys on the drive, then modify this function by
• Terminal J6-2: if closed to negative, C-08 stops the
pressing "i" drive;
generator
J6-1 J6-2 • If both terminals are closed to negative, the priority one
is terminal J6-2, then C-08 stops the generator

If SCR function is activated, you have the following


functioning:
J6-1 closed to negative: when “Start by SCR delay time” is
elapsed, the generator starts
J6-2 closed to negative: when "Switching delay for SCR
contactor” is elapsed, the generator contactor is closed
also if the mains is detected.

B C

START BY MAINS KW
Function that allows the automatic start and stop of
the generator, according to the maximum and
minimum thresholds programmable on mains
consumption.
If the mains supplies the load and consumption
exceeds the START threshold at least for the start
delay time programmed, C-08 starts the generator
and it will be closed to the load.
In addition to the function name appearing in the "A" form,
will also blackened the indicator (B) on the feature When the value of the consumption of the load is
enabled. To program the settings for the specific function, less than the STOP threshold at least for the stop
use the drive keys to move the cursor on the arrows (C) delay time programmed, the load is reswitched on
next to the desired function, then press "i" to confirm the mains (if available) and the generator is stopped.
If the mains is missing, the load remains on the
generator up to the mains detection.

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 27 of 76


1- 22 Accessories

1) USB Cable
2) n.2 RS232 ports allow direct
connection to multiple devices; c. GSM modem for remote control via PC with
modem or via SMS messages to / from mobile
phones.
d. Converter wired TCP / IP for remote control
from PC via LAN / Ethernet.
a. Others Cable for direct PC connection to e. Connection between No.2 C-08, for
upload and download data and info. communication between generators. Used, for
b. Analog modem connection for remote control example, in systems with generator master and
via PC dial telephone. slave. (Dual system)

d
a

e
c

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 28 of 76


Section 2 - before starting
At first installation it is important to follow these guidelines:

► Ensure that electrical connections comply with the wiring diagram


► Make sure the connectors are properly inserted into the plugs
► Enter in the "General Setup" menu to verify that the most important
settings are in conformity to your system. Otherwise you must:
► set the language (submenu "Setup Display")
► set test (submenu "Setup Test")
► set the date (submenu "Setup Dater)
► Verify also if the temperature on the display is correct; otherwise
proceed to enter the correction factor entering in the "General Setup"
menu, submenu "Display Setup".

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 29 of 76


2- 1 Test Settings
The periodic test has a major role since it allows to verify the proper functioning of the
generator, batteries and the whole system.
In C-08 there are several settings that can largely cover all the various needs.
It is also possible to activate two different tests simultaneously:

“TEST setup # 1” and “TEST setup # 2”, each one with its own setting.

The default values are those given in the final pages of this manual and are generally good enought to
ensure good control of the generator plant. Anyway, they can be varied according to the procedure
indicated below.
Press the “menu” button (1);
Pressing the arrow of the drive (3), select "General Setup";
Press the "i" (2) to confirm;
Pressing the arrow of the drive (3), select "Setup Test";
Press the "i" (2) to confirm;
Press the buttons of the drive to select, change and confirm the parameters

1 - Access the menu;


2 - Confirm your selection;
5 3 - Change the parameters;
4 - Change the parameters;
3 5 - Scroll through the options;
4 6 - Scroll through the options.

6 2

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 30 of 76


1 TEST function description
The meaning of the parameters are the same
for the Test setup # 1 and # 2, but they can be
2
programmed differently for two levels of
testing. For example you can set the test # 1 as
3 repeated weekly and test # 2 as repeated
monthly.
4
1- used to enable or disable TEST (# 1 or # 2)
2- used to set the period: from daily, weekly, or
monthly
5 3- need to set the day of the week (Monday
through Sunday) if you choose Weekly Test
6 4- used to set the day of the month (1 to 31) if you
chose the monthly testing
5- used to set the time at which the test should be
1
done
6- need to set the minutes at which the test should
be done
2 7- test duration is the length of the test (check if
the engine and/or alternator manufacturers
3 recommend a duration)
8- is used to select to switch or not the load on the
genset during the test. In the event that during the
4 periodic test (selected both with or without load)
the mains is lacking, however, the generator
5 assumes the load. At the end of the test, if the
generator was under load (for both power failure
6 occurred, and for selection of test load), the load
returns to the net only if it is detected. If the mains
is missing at the end of the test, the generator
continues to supply power to users until the return
7
of normal mains conditions.
9- used to decide if the presence of a remote stop
8 signal on terminal J6-2, however, the test should
be performed periodically. If programmed to OFF,
9 the test is performed only if the remote signal is not
detected at the scheduled time for the test. If
programmed to ON, the test is performed anyway,
10 even if the remote stop signal is detected at the
scheduled time for the test.
11
Description function "pot" (Programmable
Operative Test)
12
If you enable this option, the end of the test is not
after the time of the test lenght (7) but occours at a
specific time, specified on set points 11 and 12.
10- Setting it to ON, you enable the "POT" option.
If OFF, the test stops after the minutes set at (7).
11- Hours of the end of the test POT
12- Minutes of the end of the test POT

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 31 of 76


2- 2 Calendar settings
Good records are essential, during the first installation, verify that the calendar is in accordance to the
country of use and current.
The date is set by default on the country of origin of the C-08. To update it, follow these steps:
Press the menu button (1);
Pressing the arrow of the drive (3), select "General Setup";
Press the "i" (2) to confirm;
Pressing the arrow of the drive (3), select "Clock Setup”;
Press the "i" (2) to confirm;
Press the buttons of the drive to select, change and confirm the parameters;

1 - Access the menu;


5
2 - Confirm your selection;
3 - Change the parameters;
3 4 - Change the parameters;
4
5 - Scroll through the options;
6 - Scroll through the options.
1

2
6

a - Indicates the date and time currently set;


b - After setting the value for year, month, etc.,
select by the drive “Update clock” indication then
press "i" (2) of the drive to confirm and update.
The box above (a) displays the new value;

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 32 of 76


2- 3 Language selection and thermostat adjustment
It can be set a new language 5 are available. To do this you must perform the following steps:
Press the menu button (1);
Pressing the arrow of the drive (3), select "General Setup";
Press the "i" (2) to confirm;
Pressing the arrow of the drive (3), select "Display Setup";
Press the "i" (2) to confirm;
Press the buttons of the drive to select, change and confirm the parameters;

5
1 - Access the menu;
2 - Confirm your selection;
3 3 - Change the parameters;
4 4 - Change the parameters;
5 - Scroll through the options;
6 - Scroll through the options.
1

6 2

a - Enter the in the language box and select


the preferred one;
b - Adjustment of the thermostat, showed
a on the display.
The thermostat is factory calibrated, but you
can make adjustments if differences are
found, by increasing or decreasing the
"Offset Temperature" correction
b

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 33 of 76


Section 3 : Navigation

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 34 of 76


3- 1 Control and management screens description

3- 1.1 Symbols used by the C-08: description

- HOUR LEFT BEFORE - AUTOMATIC - EVENT LIST SYMBOL


SERVICE BATTERYCHARGER
ALARM
- GENERIC ALARM
- FUEL AUTONOMY AND/OR ACTIVE
INDICATOR - STARTING FAILURE EVENTS SYMBOLS
ALARM

INPUT/OUTPUT
- BATTERY VOLTAGE - EMERGENCY STOP MONITOR SYMBOL
INDICATOR BUTTON ALARM

- ENGINE TEMPERATURE - ENGINE - ENGINE STARTING


INDICATOR TEMPERATURE ALARM STATUS

- RENTAL SERVICE,
HOURS LEFT - CURRENT OVERLOAD - DISPLAY SYMBOL
ALARM

BATTERYCHARGER
ALTERNATOR VOLTAGE - GENERATOR - ENGINE SYMBOL
VOLTAGE ALARM

- EVENT MESSAGE
AVAILABLE IN EVENT - ALTERNATOR
LIST - TIMER ALARM SYMBOL

- LOAD SYMBOL - SECURITY SYMBOL


- MECHANICAL FAILURE
ALRM
- FUEL LEVEL INDICATOR
- SERVICE AND
- USER ALARM MAINTENANCE
- STARTING OUTPUT

- HIGH SPEED ALARM - PROGRAMMED TESTS


SYMBOLS
- OIL PRESSURE
INDICATOR
- LOW SPEED ALARM - ACOUSTIC ALARM
SYMBOL

- GENERATOR SYMBOL
- PROGRAMMED TESTS
GENERIC ALARM - SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
- MAINS SYMBOL SYMBOL

- LOW FUEL AUTONOMY


- TOTAL WORKING ALARM - STOP ENGINE
HOURS SYMBOL

- BATTERY VOLTAGE
- PREVIOUS PAGE ALARM - RENTAL SYMBOL

- LOW OIL PRESSURE


- NEXT PAGE ALARM - DATE/CLOCK SYMBOL

- GLOW PLUGS OUTPUT - LOW FUEL LEVEL


ACTIVE ALARM - WARRANTY SYMBOL

Symbols permits immediate detection of all the various sections

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 35 of 76


C-08

info@genmac.it

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION

A C-08 Indicates the type of C-08 controller

B General Setup Indicates access to the General Setup menu


C Firmware Indicates the firmware version
D Setup Engine Indicates access to the Engine Setup menu
Indicates to use the drive arrows (blackened) to scroll through menus and press “i”to
E Drive
confirm
F calendar Current date and time
G Alternator Setup Indicates access to the Alternator Setup menu
H info@genmac.it To request the software updates
I Mains Setup Indicates the access to the Mains Setup menu

“D”, “G” and “ I ” MENUS ARE PROTECTED BY PASSWORD

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 36 of 76


3- 2 Navigation Organization chart

Menu

GENERAL SETUP ENGINE SETUP ALTERNATOR MAINS SETUP


SETUP

Composed by these Composed by these Direct Parameters Direct Parameters


submenu submenu setting setting

Display setup Starting setup

Clock setup Stop setup

Test setup Preheat Setup

Special functions Battery Setup

Alarms setup Fuel Setup

GSM setup Oil setup

Security setup Temperature Setup

IO monitor Warranty

Connectivity Service

Help page Rental setup

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 37 of 76


3- 3 Navigation instructions
Each time you press the “menu” button (1), you enter in the following browser screen:

Using one of the directional arrows (2, 3, 4 or 5) you can select cyclically the submenu (A, B, C or D) shown in
the screen above; highlighted the preferred one, press the central drive "i" button to confirm (6) the access and
the navigation inside it.
From the various screens inside the submenu, you can select the parameter values moving vertically pressing
up and down drive keys (4 or 5), confirmation to the selection is always by "i" button (6), then changing the
value using the left and right drive keys ( 2 or 3). Then, to confirm the changed value, press again "i" key (6).
The scroll keys (7 and 8), are respectively used to navigate between the previous and the next page of the
currently one showed on the screen.

4
1 - Access to menu;
8 2 - Change the parameters;
2 3 - Change the parameters;
3 4 - Scroll through the options;
5 - Scroll through the options;
7 6 - Confirm selection
1
7 - Back to the previous screen;
8 - Go to the next screen;
5 6 To exit from menu, press Menu (1) and page back (8)

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 38 of 76


3- 4 General setup description GENERAL SETUP

G
A

B
H

C
I

L
E

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A Display Setup Submenu that contains all the parameters settings of the screen: language type,
contrast, offset thermostat, etc.
B Clock Setup Submenu for setting the Time and Date
C Test Setup Submenu for setting the test
D Special Functions Submenu to activate and set some special functions
E Alarms setup Submenu to change the status of operation and intervention of various alarms
available
F Arrows drive Indicates to use the arrows on the drive to scroll through submenu

G Page forward Indicates to press the corresponding button to go to the next page (in this case
should go to page 2 of 2)
H Icon menu Symbol indicates that we are inside the "General Setup" menu
Indicates the current page number and the total pages available in the menu (in
I Indication pages
this case we are at page 1 of 2 pages available in the "General Setup"menu

L Page back Indicates to press the corresponding button to return to the previous page (in this
case should come back to the main menu

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 39 of 76


GENERAL SETUP

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A GSM Setup GSM submenu where you select messages that can be transmitted via GSM
B Security Setup Submenu to setting passwords for various menus.
C IO Monitor Submenu where you can check the operating status of all inputs and all outputs

D Connectivity Submenu that allows the setting of communication parameters of the RS232 ports
available
E Help Pages Submenu where you can scroll through all the help pages included in the controller

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 40 of 76


GENERAL SETUP

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
Italian
You select the language in which you must operate the
English
controller. On board are available the following languages:
A Language French English
English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese. And 'possible
Spanish
to request, install any language with any type of character.
Portuguese

B Contrast To set the display contrast preferred, which is then be 20-240 60


controlled and manteined automatically by the C-08
If no operations are done, after this time the display
C Duration lighting backlight turns off. It returns on automatically when an 0-255 250
events occours.
D Keyboard sound To set a beep sound when pressing the keys 0=OFF,1=ON 0-1 0
E Offset temperature Used to set a thermostat correction coefficient, about the -127 to 128 -5
ambient temperature value showed on the display
F Return to standby It is the time after which the controller automatically returns 0-255 0
to the standby page set in parameter "G"
G Number of main page To set the page number you want to set as standby 0-255 0

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 41 of 76


GENERAL SETUP

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A Clean screen See instructions for proper cleaning of the C-08 screen

D
H
E

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES

A Year To set the year 0-99


B Month To set the month 0-12
C Day To set the day 0-31
D Day To set the day of the week, from Monday to Sunday Mon...Sun
E Hours To set the current hours 0-23
F Minutes To set the current minute 0-59
Used to confirm the adjusted date/clock, it updates the current
G Update clock time. To do it, you must select the area using the drive arrows and
then confirm by the “i” drive button
H Current setting Shows current date and clock set

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 42 of 76


GENERAL SETUP

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
A Enable automatic test Used to enable or disable the automatic test On-off Off
B Type tests To set the type of test Daily-Weekly-Monthly Weekly
If the type of test is chosen weekly, permits to set the Mond., Tuesd., Wed.,
C Weekly day of testing Thur., Frid., Sat, Sund.
Thur.
day of the week in which the test should be done
If the type of test is chosen monthly, permits to set the
D Monthly test day 1-31 1
day of the month in which the test should be done
E Hour of test starting You set the hours of starting the test 0-23 9

F Minutes of test starting You set the minutes of starting the test 0-59 30

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
A Enable automatic test Used to enable or disable the automatic test On-off Off
B Type tests To set the type of test Daily-Weekly-Monthly Weekly
If the type of test is chosen weekly, permits to set the Mond., Tuesd., Wed.,
C Weekly day of testing Thur., Frid., Sat, Sund.
Thur.
day of the week in which the test should be done
If the type of test is chosen monthly, permits to set the
D Monthly test day 1-31 1
day of the month in which the test should be done
E Hour of test starting You set the hours of starting the test 0-23 9

F Minutes of test starting You set the minutes of starting the test 0-59 30

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 43 of 76


GENERAL SETUP

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A Test lenght You set the duration of the test
If you set it to ON, during the test should be made switching between Mains and
B Test with load
Genset
Set if the test must be done (set to ON) or not (set to OFF) if the remote stop signal
C Test with remote stop
is active when the test should be performed
Enable Programmable Operative Test option, to permit you to finish the test at a
D Test POT enable specific end time (see programming time points E and F) instead of finish it after the
minutes set on point "A”
E POT test end hours Hours of end time about POT test
F POT test end minutes Minutes of end time about POT test

SPECIAL FUNCTIONS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD

A
D

E B

F
C

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
Allows you to select one of three special functions. Use the Scr-kwRete-
A Active function none
drive arrow to select this box then change it by “i” button ejp-ejp/t-none
Use arrows to scroll the special function that you want set.
B Arrows
Confirm and enter inside settings by “i” button.
C Padlock Indicates that the function is not active
D SCR Blackened it means that SCR function is activated

Blackened it means that “Start by mains kW” function is


E Start by mains kW
activated
F EJP or EJP / T Function not active

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 44 of 76


THESE MENUS ARE PROTECTED BY PASSWORD GENERAL SETUP

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
Is the delay time that elapses from when you close the
A Start by SCR delay 0-59 0
terminal J6-1 to negative and the generator starting.
Is the delay time that elapses from when you close the
B Switching delay for SCR terminal J6-2 to negative and the switching on generator 0-59 0
contactor, also if mains is detected

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES

Load supplied by the mains: if the power consumption exceeds


A Start threshold (kW) this value (at least for the “time for start" at point B), the generator
starts and the power switching moves on the generator.
B Time for start It is the delay time for which must remain high load consumption 0-59 30
on the mains (point A); after this time the generator starts
Load supplied by the generator, if the power consumption returns
to be less than this value (at least for the “time for stop at point
C Stop Threshold
D), power switching come back on the mains and the generator is
stopped.
It is the delay time for which must remain low load consumption
D Time for stop on the generator (point C); after this time the power switching 0-59 30
returns on the mains and the generator is stopped.

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 45 of 76


3- 4.2 Alarms table setup (example)

Setup
Alarm relay activation Type of stop value

Alarm description

Enabled when running


Alarm code

Stop with cooling


Always enables
Global alarm 1

Global alarm 2

Global alarm 3

1= contact NO
0= contact NC
Retenetive

Only signalo
Stop engine
Delay

disabled
siren

SMS



1 Switching to mains 0


2 Switching to genset 1


3 Starting 0
Alarm: emergency





4 0
arrest (E-STOP)



5 Remote stop active 1



6 Remote start active 1



7 Service 5



8 Battery maintenance 10
Charger alternator




9 10
failure


10 Faulty mains 1




11 Low coolant level 1






12 Engine protection alarm 1


Ground protection




13 1
alarm




14 User alarm 1




15 Stop engine failure 0






16 Start attempts 0




17 Mechanical fault 10



18 Temperature prealarm 2




19 Enigne temperature 2
Engine temperature




20 2
sensor

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 46 of 76


3- 4.2 Alarms table setup (example)
Setup
relè allarme attivazione modo di stop valore

abilitato se on (con motore

stop con raffreddamento

no stop solo visualizzato


Alarm description
Alarm code

allarme globale 1

allarme globale 2
allarme globale 3

sempre abilitato

1= contatto NO
0= contatto NC
relè sirena
Retenetive

stop motore
disabilitato

Invio SMS
Delay

avviato)



21 Fuel prealarm 10


22 Fuel level 10 


23 Fuel level sensor 10



24 Oil pressure prealarm 2




25 Oil pressure 2




26 Oil pressure sensor 2



27 High battery voltage 15



28 Low battery voltage 15




29 RPM alarm (too fast) 2



30 RPM alarm (too slow) 5 




31 Autonomy low 10 



32 Generator low frequency 5





33 Generator high frequency 2





34 Generator low voltage 5





35 Generator high voltage 3


Generator wrong phase



36 2
sequence



37 Generator short circuit 0





38 Generator current overload 2




39 Mains high frequency 5




40 Mains high voltage 5


Mains wrong phase


41 5
sequence

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 47 of 76


3- 4.3 Genmac Alarms description table (page 01 )

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 48 of 76


3- 4.3 Genmac Alarms description table (page 02 )

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 49 of 76


GENERAL SETUP

F D

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
A Engine running Send a message when the engine has started No-Ok No
B Contactor active group Send a message when you close the contactor group No-Ok No

C Mains contactor active Send a message when mains contactor is closed No-Ok No
D Not automatic Send a message when C-08 is not in automatic mode No-Ok No
E Mains ok Send a message when the mains are ok No-Ok No
F Call Numbers Show the numbers set (up to 5) that the controller must
send messages to

B
All locked by
password: All locked by
Warranty password:
Engine setup Service setup
Alternatore setup Rental setup
Mains setup Connectivity
Speciali function

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A EDIT Provides access to the login security. Use arrows drive to highlight
the box, then the "i" button to access
B Locked Sections On the left are showed the menu locked by password level 1, while
on the right are showed the menu locked by password level 2

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 50 of 76


GENERAL SETUP

S R U T

B
O
C
P
D
Q
E
V
F
W
G
X
H

I
N
M L K J

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A D+ Voltage of the alternator batterycharger
B W Frequency value of the tachometer input signal (terminal J2-2)
C T Value of engine temperature
D L Value of the fuel level
E P Value of oil pressure
F IN8 IN8 input status (terminal J3-8). If blackened the input is active
G IN7 IN7 input status (terminal J3-7). If blackened the input is active
H IN6 IN6 input status (terminal J3-6). If blackened the input is active
I IN5 IN5 input status (terminal J3-5). If blackened the input is active
J In4 IN4 input status (terminal J3-4). If blackened the input is active
K In3 IN3 input status (terminal J3-3). If blackened the input is active
L In2 IN2 input status (terminal J3-2). If blackened the input is active
M In1 IN1 input status (terminal J3-1). If blackened the input is active
N Previous Pressing the button above, you go back to previous page
O S Status of "global alarm" (terminals J7-5, J7-6, J7-7). If blackened the output is active
P TLR Status of "mains contactor” (terminal J7-1, J7-2). If blackened the output is active
Q TLG Status of "generator contactor” (terminal J7-3, J7-4). If blackened the output is active
R DIN1 Status of DIN1 input (terminal J6-1). If blackened the input is active
S DIN2 Status of DIN2 input (terminal J6-2). If blackened the input is active
T Q1 Status of J4-1. If blackened, the output is active
U Q2 Status of J4-2. If blackened, the output is active
V Q3 Status of J4-3. If blackened, the output is active
W Q4 Status of J4-4. If blackened, the output is active
X Q5 Status of J4-5. If blackened, the output is active

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 51 of 76


GENERAL SETUP
THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION VALUES VALUES

A Unit ID Unit Identification Number. Set 1 0-255 1

Protocol type. Selectable:


No: Serial port disabled
None /
Modbus Master: when two boards are connected, this one is the
Modbus
priority
Master / Modbbus
B Protocol Modbus slave: when two boards are connected, this one is the
Slave slave
secondary. C-08 must be setted as Slave also for connection
Modbus /
between controller and PC.
Gsm modem
GSM modem: connect this port to an analog modem or GSM
modem
9600-19200-
Rate: for connections between boards or to your PC, you may
38400-
C Bits per second select speed of 57600. For modem connections, it is 57600
57600-
recommended speed of 9600
115200
None / odd /
D Equality even / mark / None
Set always to "none" space
One / two /
E Stop bit One
Set always to "one" none
F Data bits Set always to "8" 6-7-8 8

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 52 of 76


GENERAL SETUP
THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD
A

DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION RANGE OF VALUES
VALUES

Protocol type. Selectable:


No: Serial port disabled
Modbus Master: when two boards are connected, this
one is the priority None / Modbus Master /
A Protocol Modbus slave: when two boards are connected, this Slave Modbus / GSM modem
one is the secondary. C-08 must be setted as Slave Gsm modem
also for connection between controller and PC.
GSM modem: connect this port to an analog modem or
GSM modem

Rate: for connections between boards or to your PC,


Bits per 9600-19200-38400-
B you may select speed of 57600. For modem 9600
second 57600-115200
connections, it is recommended speed of 9600
None / odd / even / mark
C Equality None
Set always to "none" / space
D Stop bit Set always to "one" One / two / none One
E Data bits Set always to "8" 6-7-8 8

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A Engine Tools Help page about the screen " Engine Tools "

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 53 of 76


GENERAL SETUP
A

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A Display Setup Page of the menu "Setup Screen"

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A Test Setup Page of the menu " Test Setup”

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 54 of 76


GENERAL SETUP
THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A Special functions Page of the menu "Special functions"

THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD A

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


A Security setup Page of the menu " Security setup "

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 55 of 76


GENERAL SETUP
THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION

A Warranty Help page of the menu “Warranty”

THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD


A

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION

A Service Setup Help page of the menu "Service Setup"

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 56 of 76


GENERAL SETUP
THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD
A

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION

A Rental Setup Help page of the menu " Rental Setup”

A
THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION

A Stop setup Help page of the “stop setup “

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 57 of 76


THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD GENERAL SETUP
A

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION

A Alternator setup Help page of the “Alternator setup “

A O N M L

B
I

H
D

E G

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION

A Pin description Help page about C-08 terminal connections


B J6 connector Digital inputs connection on terminals 1 and 2
C J1 Battery supply connection (both 12Vdc and 24Vdc)
D Porta seriale RS232a Serial port RS232a, set by default for PC connection
E Porta seriale RS232b Serial port RS232b, set by default for GSM and modem connection
F J2 connector Engine analog sensors connection
G J3 connector Engine digital sensors connection
H J4 connector Engine outputs relay connections
I J5 connector Not used
L J10 connector Mains voltage connections
M J9 connector Generator voltage connections
N J8 connector Current transformers connections
O J7 connector Generator/mains contactors and global alarm outputs

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 58 of 76


THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD

3- 5 Engine setup description ENGINE SETUP

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


It contains all the parameters for starter setting, motor and engine running & detection
A Starting Setup
signals
B Stop Setup It contains all the parameters for the type of Engine stoping and its timers
C Preheat Setup It contains all the parameters for the engine glow plugs type and its timers
D Battery Setup It contains all the parameters for monitoring of battery and its limits values
It contains all the parameters for the fuel instrument type, related alarms limits and
E Fuel Setup
autonomy settings.

POS. NAME DESCRIPTION


It contains all the parameters concerning the oil pressure instrument type and its
A Oil Setup
related alarms limits
It contains all the parameters about the oil engine temperature instrument type and
B Temperature Setup
its related alarms limits
C Warranty It contains parameters to set the warranty period of the generator
D Service Setup It contains parameters to set the intervals of service
E Rental Setup It contains parameters to set the rental period

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 59 of 76


THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD
ENGINE SETUP

D
G
E

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
Permits to detect engine running status by the
A Digital pressure signal On-off off
digital oil pressure sensor
Permits to detect engine running status by the
B Oil pressure threshold 0
analog oil pressure value
Permits setting the voltage of D+ the
C D+ threshold batterycharger alternator, over which the engine 0-9999 10
is considered started (starter disconnect)
You set the frequency value measured on a
permanent magnet alternator type Saprisa, or a
Threshold w / pickup
D pickup or a”W” tachometric sensor, over which 0-9999 0
Saprisa
the engine is considered started (starter
disconnect)
You set the voltage value measured of the power
Generator voltage
E alternator, over which the engine is considered 0-100 20
threshold
started (starter disconnect)
You set the frequency value measured of the
Generator frequency
F power alternator, over which the engine is 0-100 20
threshold
considered started (starter disconnect)
It shows you the nominal voltage and frequency
values set in “Alternator menu”, used as V=400
G Nominal V and F
reference when you set parameters in points E F=50
and F

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 60 of 76


THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD ENGINE SETUP

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
Engine ON detection
A Minimum length of the starting 0-20 3
time
You set the number of start attempts; when
B Number of attempts 1-10 5
expired, the “starting failure” alarm is activated
It is the maximum duration time of each starting
C Duration attempt attempt. When the engine is detected running, 1-10 5
the crancking output is de-activated
It is the time between a failed starting attempt
D Retry Delay 1-10 5
and the next one
It is the time delay from the engine running
detection to the enable of the alarms; this time
E Delay alarms engine allows the generator to reach the nominal 0-1000 8
operating conditions (over speed is always
enabled)
It is the duration time of the acoustic advisor in
F Siren time 0-1000 30
case of alarm

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 61 of 76


THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD
ENGINE SETUP

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
It is the nominal speed of the engine, used also
A RPM Nominal 0-10000 1500
as reference to set the limits on points B and C
You set the minimum value beyond which the
B Rpm limit slow 0-10000 80
alarm for low engine rpm
You set the minimum value beyond which the
C Rpm limit fast 0-20000 120
alarm for high engine rpm
It 's the relationship between the frequency of the
tachometric signal (W, Pickup or Saprisa) and the
D RPM Constant number of revolutions of the engine. Is acquired 0-100 30
automatically by the "RPM autodetect" function in
the "engine tools" page

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 62 of 76


THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD
ENGINE SETUP

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
It sets the stop system (terminal J4-1)
Electrovalve: type of stop called “energize to
run”, normally used with electric fuel valve
Electrovalve;
A Stop mode connection. Electrovalve;
Electromagnet
Electromagnet: type of stop called “energize to
stop”, normally used with electrosolenoid
connection.
You set the maximum time of the stop phase,
after which the engine must still be seen
B Stop phase time stopped. It also coincides with the maximum time 0-99 8
of supplying of the electromagnet, to avoid
problems due to permanent power supply.
It sets the cooling time after which the engine is
stopped: after the generator contactor opening,
C Cooling time 0-255 30
the engine continues to run for the set time, to
cool down without load
Permits to change the function on terminal J4-2.
If set to ON, this output works as “energize to
Electromagnet output stop” for the time at point “B”.
D On-Off On
enable If set to OFF, this output works as “fuel refilling
pump command”. For more details see “Fuel
Setup” menu setting

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 63 of 76


THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD
ENGINE SETUP

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
You set the maximum glow plugs time before
A Preheating time 0-99 3
starting.
If ON, during preheating is also supplied the fuel
Preheating with
B electrovalve output. If OFF, during the preheating On-off Off
electrovalve
the fuel electrovalve output is not supplied.
You can set the value of the engine temperature
above which are not supplied the glow-plugs
C Skip preheating -999 a 999 70
before the starting, because the engine is already
considered "warm"
You can select the type of glow plugs:
Only Before start: the glow plug output is active Only before
only before each starting attempt. start / lso
Also during the start: the glow plugs output is during the Only before
D Preheat type
active before and during each starting attempt. start / also start
Also during attempts: the glow plugs output is during
active before starting, during the starting and also attempts
during the pause between attempts.

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 64 of 76


THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD ENGINE SETUP

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
It sets the minimum battery voltage; if the battery
A Low battery level value measured is less than this value, the “low 0-500 8
battery alarm” is showed
It sets the maximum battery voltage; if the battery
B High battery level value measured is higher than this value, the 0-500 17
“High battery alarm” is showed
If you confirm with "i" button this option, the
counter about hours left to the next batteries
C Counter reset maintenance (E) resets and it returns to baseline Ok
programmed value (D). It can be used after
performing maintenance on the batteries.
You set the hours at which the manufacturer
recommends checking the battery fluid. After
D Set battery life hours 0-65535 14999
expiration, the display will show a warning
message for checking
It shows the hours left to next batteries
E Battery hours left
maintenance
It remember you some safety operations during
F Warnings
the batteries maintenance

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 65 of 76


THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD ENGINE SETUP

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
You select the brand of transmitter that are
Vdo-veglia-
A Analog tool type referred to the relevant tables which was included Vdo
datcon
on the operating curve
B Unit of measure You select the measure unit Litres-Gallons Litres
You set the capacity of the tank. Necessary for
C Tank capacity 0-2000 100
the management of the 'autonomy'
You can set the average hourly consumption of
D Consumption the engine declared by the manufacturer. It is 0,1-1000 8.0
necessary for the management of the 'autonomy'
Value below which the display shows an alarm
E Fuel Limit 0-100 10
message that normally shuts down the generator.
Value below which the display shows a warning
F Fuel Pre-alarm message that normally does not stop the 0-100 20
generator.
Value below which the display shows an alarm
message about the low generator autonomy. C08
G Autonomy alarm limit use the fuel level measured compared to the 0-100 2
“Tank capacity” (C) and to the “Consuption” (D)
to calculates it.

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 66 of 76


THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD ENGINE SETUP

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
This parameter allows you to activate (On) or
A Refueling enable deactivate (Off) the output (J4-2) designed to On-off Off
control a pump for the automatic refilling of fuel.
It sets the fuel level below which the automatic
B Start refueling level 30
fuel refilling starts
It sets the fuel level that, when reached, the
C Stop refueling level 100
automatic fuel refilling stops
It 's a time delay on the refilling starting detection
D Start refueling delay (point B) to avoid false signals due to the 0-59 10
possible movement of fuel sensor in the tank
You set a time limit after which the filling pump
E Stop refueling timer output is stopped, although the stop level (C) was 0-59 5
not reached.

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 67 of 76


ENGINE SETUP
THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
You select the brand of transmitter that are
Vdo-veglia-
A Analog tool type referred to the relevant tables which was included Vdo
datcon
on the operating curve
B Unit of measure You select the measure unit Bar-psi Bar
Value below which the display shows an alarm
C Oil pressure limit 1-400 2.0
message that normally shuts down the generator.
Value below which the display shows a warning
D Oil pressure prealarm message that normally does not stop the 1-400 3.0
generator.

THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD


A

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
You select the brand of transmitter that are
Vdo-veglia-
A Analog tool type referred to the relevant tables which was included Vdo
datcon
on the operating curve
B Unit of measure You select the measure unit °C / °F °C
Value above which the display shows an alarm
C Max Temperature limit 40-999 100
message that normally shuts down the generator.
Value above which the display shows a warning
D Temperature prealarm message that normally does not stop the 40-999 90
generator.

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 68 of 76


ENGINE SETUP
THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
Engine warranty hours
A It shows the hours left to warranty expiration 1999
left
B Initial warranty You can set the hours of warranty 0-65535 1999
If you confirm with "i" button this option, the
counter about hours left to warranty expiration (A)
C Counter reset Ok
resets and it returns to baseline programmed
value (B).
If ON, you enable the automatic counting of the
guarantee, which starts after detecting at least 48
D Counter enable On-off Off
consecutive hours of active connections. If Off,
the warranty counter is not active.

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
Displays the operating hours counted for the
A Work Hours 0
generator
Confirm with "i" this option, the hours saved are
B Counter reset Ok
reset
C Hours left to service Show hours left before next service 999
D Set service hours Sets working hours before next service 0-65535 999
If you confirm with "i" button this option, the
counter about hours left to next service (C) resets
E Service counter reset and it returns to baseline programmed value (D). Ok
It can be used after performing service on the
generator.
If you confirm with "i" this option, the event list is
F Clear event log Ok
deleted

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 69 of 76


THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD ENGINE SETUP

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
A Rental Time Left View time left to the end of the rental
B Set rental hours You can set the hours of rental 0-23 1
C Set rental minutes You can set the minutes of rental 0-59 30
If you confirm with "i" button this option, the
D Counter reset counter about rental left time (A) resets and it ok
returns to baseline programmed values (B, C).
If ON, you enable the rental counting. If Off, the
E Countdown enable On-off off
rental counting is not active

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 70 of 76


3- 6 Alternator setup description ALTERNATOR SETUP
THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION VALUES VALUES
Generator nominal
A Allows you to set the rated voltage 0-600 400
voltage
You can set the low threshold voltage;if the
Generator low voltage voltage measured is less than this value, the
B 0-100 85
limit generator is considered faulty and C-08 shows
the “low generator voltage alarm”
You can set the high threshold voltage;if the
Generator high voltage voltage measured is higher than this value, the
C 100-200 115
limit generator is considered faulty and C-08 shows
the “high generator voltage alarm”
Generator nominal
D Allows you to set the rated frequency 50-60 50
frequency
You can set the low threshold frequency;if the
Generator low frequency frequency measured is less than this value, the
E 0-100 90
limit generator is considered faulty and C-08 shows
the “low generator frequency alarm”
You can set the high threshold frequency;if the
Generator high frequency frequency measured is higher than this value, the
F 100-200 110
limit generator is considered faulty and C-08 shows
the “high generator frequency alarm”
You can set a delay time for closing the
generator contactor.This time starts from when
G Switch to generator delay 0-100 1
the C-08 opens the mains contactor (software
interlock function)

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 71 of 76


THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD ALTERNATOR SETUP

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION VALUES VALUES
It is the delay time beyond which if the voltage is
Generator within limits within limits set in (BCEFparameters of previous
A 0-65535 20
delay table), the generator is considered stable and its
contactor is closed
You set the nominal operating current of the
B Nominal current 0-9999 100
generator
You set the maximum overload admitted on the
C Current overload value generator. If exceeded, an alarm message is 0-1000 200
showed
You set the value that permits to consider a short
D Short circuit current circuit on the generator. If exceeded, related 0-1000 300
alarm message is showed
It sets the ratio of Current Transformers to read
E CT ratio regulation the current valued (sample: for CT 100/5A, you 0-10000 30
must set it at 20, because 100 : 5 = 20)
single-
F System Type You can set the type of system phase/three- three-phase
phase

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 72 of 76


3- 8 Mains setup description
MAINS SETUP
THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
A Mains nominal voltage Allows you to set the rated voltage 0-600 400
You can set the low threshold voltage;if the
voltage measured is less than this value, the
B Mains low voltage limit 0-100 85
mains is considered faulty and C-08 starts the
generator
You can set the high threshold voltage;if the
voltage measured is higher than this value, the
C Mains high voltage limit 100-200 115
mains is considered faulty and C-08 starts the
generator
D Mains nominal frequency Allows you to set the rated frequency 50-60 50
You can set the low threshold frequency;if the
frequency measured is less than this value, the
E Mains low frequency limit 0-100 90
mains is considered faulty and C-08 starts the
generator
You can set the high threshold frequency;if the
Mains high frequency frequency measured is higher than this value, the
F 100-200 110
limit mains is considered faulty and C-08 starts the
generator
You can set a delay time for closing the mains
contactor.This time starts from when the C-08
G Switch to mains delay 0-100 1
opens the generator contactor (software interlock
function)

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 73 of 76


MAINS SETUP
THIS MENU IS PROTECTED BY PASSWORD

RANGE OF DEFAULT
POS. NAME DESCRIPTION
VALUES VALUES
It 's the delay time beyond which if the mains
return within the limits set in (B, C, E, F,
A Mains within limits delay parameters of previous table) is considered 0-600 20
stable and mains contactor is closed, then begins
the stop phase of the generator.
It 's the delay time beyond which the mains is
considered faulty, compared with the limits
B Faulty mains delay specified in (B, C, E, F, parameters of previous 0-600 5
table). This parameter is used to filter any
temporary instability of the mains
single-
C System type You can set the type of system phase/three- three-phase
phase

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 74 of 76


NOTE:

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 75 of 76


GENMAC SRL
Via Don Minzoni 13,
42044 Gualtieri (RE) - ITALY
Tel: +39 0522 222311
Fax: +39 0522 829218
E-Mail: info@genmac.it
Website: www.genmac.it

User Manual Commander C-08_GB 76 of 76