GSM-BASED GENERATOR START STOP KIT
The Be148 is a GSM GENERATOR START-STOP KIT. In other words, you can connect this module to your generator and, by using SMS you can remotely start and stop the engine. The Be148 features an analogue input to detect if the engine is running. You will get feedback notifications for all available SMS commands. The Be148 has a built-in watchdog that keeps healthy the GSM link. The watchdog immediately reset and re-configured the modem in case of failure.
BE148 GSM KIT
The Be148 is suitable for start-stop any diesel generator fitted with its own automatic start modules. Usually, the supply for the Be148 is the same supply as the automatic start module: the engine's battery. This could be 12V or 24V. The supply rating of the Be148 is 30Vdc max. In particular cases, the 12V or 24V source is unavailable for some reason. If you have a source that exceeds the 30V, we recommend that you use our
POWER SUPPLY ADAPTER
RAIL MOUNT CONVERTER
HOW CAN I START THE GENERATOR BY USING SMS?
Simply type on your mobile the text Be148 START. In a few seconds, you will receive an SMS of confirmation. After a while, you will receive an SMS of proof that the engine is properly running.
HOW CAN I STOP THE GENERATOR BY USING SMS?
Simply type on your mobile the text Be148 STOP. In a few seconds, you will receive an SMS of confirmation. After a while, you will receive an SMS proof that the engine is no longer running.
WHAT ABOUT OVER-CRANK OR ENGINE FAILURE?
Every time there is a shutdown or the engine fails to start, you will receive an SMS alarm. You can cancel the alarm by sending a new SMS to start. You can permanently disable the alarm monitoring by activating the dip-switch number 4.
WHAT KIND OF SIM IS REQUIRED?
The Be148 relay works together with the MODEM 2-3-4-5G compatible F1403. You can use a normal SIM for voice communications. It is not required any special contract for data SIM or internet service.
HOW TO CONFIGURE THE KIT?
You do not need a computer or a complex device. The Be148 accepts configuration via SMS supposing you follow the instructions in the user manual. The overall configuration may only require 3 minutes.
WHAT KIND OF GENERATOR I CAN USE WITH IT?
To get the best results, we recommend that you interface the Be148 with a good auto-start module. In this case, it no longer matters the kind of generator! You will directly connect the Be148 output to the remote start input of the auto-start module. You can use a D.I.Y. auto-start module made of discrete relays. You may also consider the option to refurbish your old generator with a professional auto-start KIT module BE1
GSM START-STOP INSTALLATION MANUAL
The BE148 is GSM controlled START-STOP kit. The kit includes the Be148 rail-mount relay and 5-band GSM modem. The kit does include all cables, antenna and removable connectors. It is suitable to start and stop a generator by using a mobile phone. The Be148 can detect if the engine is running and can send the ‘STARTING FAILURE’ alarm on your mobile. The Be148 is easily configurable using your mobile phone.
Follow the instructions.
 Unpack the box. The content must include the Be148 rail-mount relay with 4-pole and 6-pole connectors, the RS232 cable, the antenna and the modem power supply cable.
 Insert the SIM into the modem. Make sure the SIM has the PIN disabled. If not, you are required to disable it by using a mobile phone. Insert the screw-type antenna connector.
 Connect the modem F1403 to Be148 relay by using the RS232 cable.
 Unplug the 4-pole power supply and 6-pole connectors from the Be148.
 Make the connections as indicated in the recommended wiring diagram
 Connect the wires of the battery to terminal 1 (PLUS) and terminal 2 (MINUS). You can use the battery of the engine via a 5 Amp fuse. This protects the wires in case of a short circuit. Do not turn on the supply.
 Verify, on the 4-pole connector, that terminal 3 (PLUS-red wire) and terminal 4 (MINUS-black wire) are firmly connected to the modem supply cable. Plug the jack into the modem and the 4-pole connector to Be148.
 Insert the 6-pole connector if the functionality of the generator start-stop circuit has been carefully tested. Connect the battery or your available DC power supply.
 As soon as you connect the DC supply, the BE148 will turn all LED indicators on for a second. After that, the DL2 illuminates to indicate the modem initialization sequence for about 2 minutes.
 The green indicators ‘Power’ and ‘Online’ on the modem will turn on as well. The green indicator ‘Act’ will blink from time to time. The green LED and ‘Online’ will start blinking as soon as the modem is connected to the GSM network. This will take approximately 2 minutes.
 When the modem is fully active, the green indicator DL1 turns on. At the same time, the DL2 will turn OFF. If the red indicator DL5 is permanently on, the MODEM fails to work. If DL5 blinks, the power supply is lower than 8Vdc.
GSM SETUP and SMS SYNTAX
[A] When the DL1 indicator is on, type on your mobile BE148 *PHONE NUMBER#.Type a blank space after Be148. The (*) is the asterisk symbol. The (#) is the hash symbol. The (PHONE NUMBER) is your mobile phone number. The system accepts either lower or upper-case letters. Send the SMS to the SIM card of the modem.
[B] After a few seconds you will receive the response SMS in the form BE148 PHONE SAVED. Each time the kit sends or receives an SMS, the DL2 turns on for just a second.
[C] Remove the power supply for about 5 seconds, then reconnect the DC power supply.
[D] After 2 minutes you must receive the SMS POWER ON, BE148 V1,14, SUPPLY 12.0V NOT RUNNING, OUT OFF. The (V1,14) may vary depending on the software version, and The (12.0) may differ depending on the supply voltage.
[E] To start the generator send the SMS BE148 START. The Be148 will close the contacts JD3 and JD4 to start the engine.
[F] If the engine starts and Be148 detects the ‘ENGINE RUNNING’ status via the JD6 input, you will get the SMS BE148 OUT ON! RUNNING!. If the engine will not start within 120 seconds, the Be148 shuts down the output and turns on the red indicator DL5 (see NOTE 1).
[G] Should the engine fail to run after a successful start sequence, you will receive the message NOT RUNNING! FAILURE!. In this case, the Be148 opens the contacts JD3-JD4 in a way to disable the engine start circuit and turns on the red indicator DL5 (see NOTE 1).
[H] At any given time, you can send the SMS BE148 STATUS. If the engine is not running, the system will respond with the following SMS BE148 STATUS: SUPPLY XX.V, NOT RUNNING, OUT OFF. If the engine is running normally, the system will respond with the following SMS BE148 STATUS: SUPPLY XX.XV, RUNNING, OUT ON
IN CASE YOU DO NOT MONITOR THE ENGINE RUNNING STATUS, WE RECOMMEND YOU ACTIVATE THE DIP-SWITCH 4. THIS FUNCTION DISABLES THE STARTING FAILURE ALARM. YOU MAY RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS ABOUT THE ‘ENGINE RUNNING’ STATUS, BUT BE148 WILL NOT SHUT DOWN THE OUTPUT IN CASE OF STARTING FAILURE.
RECOMMENDED TYPICAL GSM-BASED GENERATOR START-STOP DIAGRAM
In this example, the JD3-4 output drives the relay R1. The R1 relay will instruct the ENGINE AUTOSTART MODULE to start the engine after receiving the START SMS. A positive voltage, over 8Vdc, is required to trigger the ‘ENGINE RUNNING’ status for the Be148. After receiving the STOP SMS, the relay R1 de-energizes. The engine will stop according to the AUTOSTART MODULE internal settings. Terminals #1, #2 and #5 are used for special applications (contact us).
GSM-BASED GENERAL-PURPOSE REMOTE CONTROL
You may use the Be148 for any applications that require a remote start-stop action. If, for some particular reason, the 12V or 24V supply is not available, you can use a DC-DC converter. In this way you can supply the Be148 and consequently the Modem. We recommend that you choose an isolated DC-DC converter. You can purchase our RAIL-MOUNT DC-DC supply. We offer a 30-75Vdc range and a 100-400Vdc range.
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GSM-BASED GENERATOR MONITORING SYSTEM
If you feel comfortable working with your mobile phone, this is the perfect solution for you. The Be16 gateway module is suitable for all Bernini Design generator controllers. The Be16 translates the SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE commands into MODBUS commands. The generator controller will respond to your command if you edit the message with the correct syntax. You have to connect the Be16, via a serial cable suitable for RS485.
The maximum distance is about 1000 meters. The Be16 is supplied directly by the engine battery in a range of about 8VDC-33VDC. The Be16 provides a stable and clean voltage for the modem as well. The Be16 can control the power-up sequence of the modem when the software of the modem crashes. Even though you can directly purchase and install the Be16 at any time, we recommend that you purchase the GSM MONITORING SYSTEM ready for use.
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