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Generac Advanced Wireless Monitor

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Convenient Indoor Observation
Provides remote monitoring capabilities
Remote testing of generator start and transfer functions
Remote setting of exercise time and day

Time/Date Stamped History
Records generator events such as starting and stopping
Graphing capability for trending of engine RPM & voltage
Ability to monitor utility voltage

Includes
Wireless transmitter
Wire harness connection
Remote monitor display unit
Desk mount/wall mount cradle
120V AC plug and 3 AAA batteries

Compatible with Nexus Controller on 8 - 150kW Models
Not for use with the Mobile Link System, 6463

Recommended Installation by Generac Service Dealer

Wiring Harness 5959 Is Required On 22-150kW Liquid Cooled Units

Can be Used with 2013 Generac Standby Generators


Model
  Model Number:5951
 UPC:696471059519
 Manufacturer Name:Generac
 Frequency:60 Hertz
Overview
 Weight:1 Lbs. (0.45 kilograms)
 Warranty:1 Year
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  11 Questions
Q: Will 5951 work with model 6244 with evolution control board?
by Chuck from Virginia on January 28, 2014

A: Yes, there is an accessory plug-in on the bottom of the evolution controller.

Please note: You cannot have both the Advanced Wireless Monitor and the Mobile Link System plugged into the controller. There is a spot for only one of them.

by Mike, Product Expert

Q: I have a Generac 14KW unit Model 0055221, that is working well, but I can no longer read the display on the Nexus control unit on the actual generator. Would it be more cost effective to add the advanced wireless unit or replace the control panel?
by Evan Powell from New York on September 22, 2013

A: Thank you for your inquiry!

The Advanced Wireless Monitor is quite the simple install, however you will not see the same functionality from this monitor as you would with the Nexus Controller. The monitor itself allows for remote monitoring of your system status and events. This is quite useful in scheduling your preventative maintenance as well as executing exercise cycles.

The Nexus controller on the other hand will allow for service and diagnostics. It will also allow the user to modify system settings and control functions. The monitor cannot substitute these functions. While you may find that the monitor will provide some assurance that your system is up to par, it cannot replace the Nexus controller.

If we had to direct you towards one or the other, i would suggest that you consider replacing the Nexus Controller. If it is not too old, you may be able to do so under warranty.


by Mike, Product Expert

Q: I have a generac Model #0055231 Sreial #5758994
Will this unit work?
If not what will work with my generator?
Thank You

by Raul Handal from Louisiana on September 04, 2012

A: The Nexus wireless monitor will not work with your generator and Generac does not have an option for their older models. Sorry it will only work with models that have the internal Nexus controller.


by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Can I use the advanced wireless monitor with model 5885?
by Thomas Glass from Pennsylvania on July 17, 2012

A: The Advanced Wireless Monitor can be used with any of the Generac generators that have the Nexus controller.

Generator model 5885 does have the internal Nexus Controller.

by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Why cant the Generac Nexus Advanced Wireless Remote In-Home Monitor be used to start and stop the generator remotely? It says in the manual it has this feature. Is this not true?

I have a 25kW Generac and maybe once a month I wanted to start the gen from my home, if I cant use this what can I use? My home is about 100 ft away.

by Joe Reynolds from Arizona on May 09, 2012

A: This unit only provided the capability to start and stop the unit to run the maintenance cycle.

These generators are automatic only and not designed for manual use which is why this cannot just start and stop the generator.

These generators have their own automatic weekly maintenance test.

There are no options for manual start and stop.

by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Could this be used as a remote on/off switch for the 5882 model in an off the grid situation. Any idea on battery life when the genrator would only be on 2-3 hours per day?
by Steve Maina from Wisconsin on June 16, 2011

A: No, the Generac Nexus Advanced Wireless Monitor (Model 5951) is strictly a monitor only and cannot be used to remote start a generator. Plus the Generac home standby generators are not designed for off grid applications.
by Mike, Product Expert

Q: If I install two 20 KW units in adjoining properties, can I install two wireless monitors and have them not mix signals?
by David Albright from Ohio on May 06, 2011

A: These units have channels that can be changed. They normally change automatically if interference occurs but can be done manually. Information is listed on page 10 in the owners manual.

by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Does the Generac Nexus™ Advanced Wireless Monitor require installation. Can it be installed by a home owner? I have 20kw unit.
by Chuck Hogan from Pennsylvania on April 17, 2011

A: There is an installation process to install one of the Advanced Wireless Monitors. Generac and Electric Generators Direct recommend having a certified Generac dealer install the unit for you.

by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Is this wireless monitor compatible with the Generac CorePower series ?
by Tim from New York on March 01, 2011

A: The Generac Nexus™ Advanced Wireless Monitor is only compatible with the Guardian and EcoGen Series models with the internal Nexus™ Controller and cannot be connected to the CorePower model.
by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Will this unit work with the 25kW liquid cooled generator?
by Jon from Texas on February 08, 2011

A: The Advanced Wireless Monitor will work with Generac Air Cooled and Liquid Cooled standby models that have the Nexus controller.

There is a Harness Adapter required for 22 - 60kW Liquid Cooled models.

Harness Adapter
by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Do you know what the range of the Generac 5951 wireless monitor is?
by Erik Rasmussen from Washington on January 26, 2011

A: Per Generac the wireless range on this monitor is 500 Feet.
by Mike, Product Expert

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Value
5/5
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4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
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Easy To Use (7)
Features (4)
I'd Buy It Again (3)
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88% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Joe
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/20/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Advanced Wireless Monitor
I purchased the advanced wireless monitor when I purchased a 20 KW Generac generator and installed them at the same time. The monitor was easy to install and get working. It has been functioning well since I installed it several weeks ago.

I like the fact that I can use it to check the generator run history and ensure the self test feature is working. I also like the ability to check utility line voltage, generator output voltage and generator starting battery voltage via the monitor.
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Dan
Bowie, MD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/28/12
Total Reviews
5 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Maryland 20kw Install As General Contractor
I talked to two large, very well known HVAC and Logistics contractors that service my local area (PG county MD). They also specialize in generator installation.

The first - a very large family owned business flat out said $13,000. We provide everything, placed on a gravel and landscape timber pad, permits, everything- done.

The second company, a very large contracting firm for a huge US franchise home improvement store, came up with $12,524. Mounted on a timber and gravel pad, they were... more
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Robert W.
Eugene, OR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/3/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
02
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good But No The Greatest
The remote monitor is useful but needs to be less than fifty feet from the generator to be effective. It does allow for checking on the generator when weather is bad and it will tell you if there is a problem. That alone is worth the money.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Needs To Be Close To Generator
Robert Recommends This Generac Product
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Kenneth F.
Blue Springs, MO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/19/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Something You Need To Help You Keep In Touch
This allows us to stay in touch with what we want and need to know without going outside and at just a glance, very worthwhile.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight, High Quality
Cons: Bad Instructions
Kenneth Recommends This Generac Product
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Les N.
Chelmsford, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/19/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy Install, Functions As Advertised
This is a hard to find option and I don't like the lessor product or their new one. This one works great and install was easy. If you have a Generac generator that this works with I'd recommend it.
Pros: Easy To Use
Les Recommends This Generac Product
Les Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
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Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Found this company online. They accepted my payment and shipped promptly. Item arrived when promised. Definitely would buy from this company again!"
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Joel
Broadview Heights, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/22/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
51 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
You Need This Remote Monitor
After having the generator installed I was not comfortable with having no operational feedack. Having to open the side panel anytime I wanted to check the thing is a waste of time and inconvenient to say the least. So I decided to purchase this advanced wireless monitor and install it myself. That was a good call. The instructions are fairly well written but they do cover several models so you have to read them over several times to figure out what needs to be done. It was a breeze to install... more
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Dan
Bowie, MD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/28/12
Total Reviews
5 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Wireless Ever
To top off my purchase and installation, I ordered the Advanced Wireless Monitor with the money I saved on taxes and shipping.

I can start, stop, monitor, program, transfer load, and everything I want to do with my generator from inside the comfort of my home. Not that I need to - since the system is fully automatic with the Nexus switch, but it's as cool as having remote start on your car.

I can review test and run history on the remote too. Its really nice. Easy to install if you... more
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Rich
Seaford, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/6/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Must Have!
A little pricey however, a great piece of mind to have all info at your finger tips.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Pc Of Mind
Cons: Expensive
Rich Recommends This Generac Product
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Bill
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/18/12
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
16
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Single Family Home Use
3500 SF home with gas furnace/ heat pump, gas water heater, electric wall oven. Installed 14kw unit (60 amp output) using natural gas and whole-house transfer switch. Generac equipment is quality stuff -- well designed and well made. Installation instructions are good, but not great. I'm a construction oriented electrical engineer, but some of the installation details were a bit vague. Luckily I hired an electrician who had installed several similar units before, so he knew the ropes.
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Allen W.
Louisville, KY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/5/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
28
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Self Install Of Wirelss Monitor
I purchased a 16KW Generator from a local retail store and had them install it. I found the only way I knew what was going on with my new generator was to go outside to the unit. Then the only thing I could see without opening the unit was a little green light: green light= unit ready to run; red light= there is a problem.

I wanted a little more control than that and didn't want to go out side in bad weather to check the unit. I ask my local retailer to order and install the Advanced... more
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John G.
Houston, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/26/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
23 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Like A Champ!!!
I purchased the Advanced Wireless Remote for my 22kw Generac. Installation was easy and did it myself.

I am now able to monitor my generator battery, utility power and RPM from inside my home. Also I can test by turning on the generator and transferring power.

Shipping and buying from EGD is always easy!!
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