Ayantra – a leading developer of remote asset management products – has created a solution for managing Residential Generators. Featuring Ayantra’s unique “TruBatt™” architecture, the myGENcare solution reports key information about each generator – including its “true” battery level without input from the battery charger.

The Challenge

Residential generators must be carefully monitored to ensure that they will perform when needed. In addition, an effective generator management solution should be easy to install, easy to use, and attractively priced. An effective monitoring solution should report the following:

myGENcare residential generator management - gray Kohler residential generator
myGENcare residential generator management – gray Briggs and Stratton residential generator
Icon showing two electricity towers, to illustrate Ayantra's ability to report on Availability of Utility Power.

Availability of Site Power

Plug icon to illustrate Ayantra's ability to report on Availability of Site Power.

Availability of Utility Power

Notification icon to iillustrate Ayantra's s ability to report on Generator Status

Generator Status – Running or Not Running

Turbine icon to illustrate Ayantra's ability to report on Generator Fault Status.

Generator Fault Status

Battery icon to illustrate Ayantra's ability to report on Battery Level.

Battery Level

The Solution

myGENcare is a web-basedwireless monitoring system for managing residential generators. myGENcare can support any make or model of generator. With the average cost of a truck roll @ $75 or more, remote generator monitoring starts to pay for itself right away.

 

AUTOMATICALLY REPORTS:

  • AVAILABILITY OF UTILITY POWER
  • AVAILABILITY OF SITE POWER
  • GENERATOR STATUS (RUNNING OR NOT RUNNING)
  • GENERATOR FAULT STATUS
  • BATTERY LEVEL

The total solution consists of

  • A myGENcare monitoring unit installed on the generator myGENcare – provided wireless messaging services
  • myGENcare – provided wireless messaging services
  • A myGENcare – provided website to deliver information about each monitored generator

Key Features

CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING ANY MAKE OR MODEL OF GENERATOR, INCLUDING GENERAC, KOHLER, GE, BRIGGS & STRATTON, AND OTHERS.

REAL-TIME FAULT REPORTS AND ALERT NOTIFICATIONS

The myGENcare monitoring unit includes a digital input to report Common Alarm Faults. Each Fault event can trigger real-time Alert Notifications sent as text messages and/or as email messages directed to specific recipients.

BATTERY REPORTS / BATTERY ALARMS

Utilizing Ayantra’s unique “Tru-Batt™” technology, myGENcare reports the generator’s true Battery Level (meaning the Battery Level is measured without assistance from the Battery Charger). myGENcare can also send real-time Alert Notifications If any battery or alternator problems occur.

VERIFY WEEKLY SELF-TESTS

The myGENcare website automatically reports if a generator has failed to run for at least ten minutes within the last week, and can even send Alert Notifications for “Failure to Test.”

MAINTENANCE REMINDERS

myGENcare can send “Service Due” reminders as the generator approaches its service interval. Service intervals are user-configurable by Date and/or by Engine Run-Hours. The “Service Due” reminders can be sent as text and/or as email messages to specific recipients.

ENGINE ON/OFF UPDATES

The myGENcare monitoring unit automatically reports each time the generator is turned ON and OFF. Each “Engine ON” event can trigger an Alert Notification sent as a text and/or email message, if desired.

REAL-TIME UPDATES

Authorized users can collect up-to-the minute updates from any machine, at any time.

SMARTPHONE APP

Authorized users can utilize their smartphones to manage their generators, at any time and from any place with cellular service. Smartphone apps are currently available for iPhone and Android smartphones.

Hardware Specifications

Physical: 5.00” x 3.50” x 1.55”

Power: 8 – 32 volts DC

Power Draw:

  • Active: 65 mA (typ) @ 12V
  • PowerSave: 40 mA (typ) @ 12V

Built-in back-up battery

Environment:

  • Monitoring unit – Operating: -32°C → +60°C
  • Monitoring unit – Storage: -45°C → +85°C

Humidity: 0 – 95 RH @ 40C

I/O Ports:

  • Input Ports: 3 inputs (not configurable)
  • Output Ports: None
Ayantra monitoring unit used for remote asset management.