The Conext Automatic Generator Start (AGS) can automatically activate or stop a generator in response to battery status or power requirements. The AGS seamlessly connects to the Xanbus network and shares status information with all other devices on the network, making it an excellent addition to any system. It can monitor a set of user-programmable system parameters such as the battery voltage, state of charge or grid power. The AGS can then activate the generator in response to any changes within these parameters. The AGS can also be configured remotely using the Conext System Control Panel (SCP) or Conext ComBox to engage a generator, and can assist an inverter/charger when output power demands are high.