A cold weather kit for a Generac 30kW Protector Diesel Standby Generator includes a battery warmer and an engine block heater. The kit comes with a 1-year limited warranty. Generac recommends a Cold Weather Kit for all Diesel Protector Generator installations in regions where temperatures fall below freezing (32 Degrees Fahrenheit.)
When temperatures fall below the optimum starting temperature, the thermostat activates the battery warmer and oil heater. The battery warmer allows maximum starting power from the generator battery while the oil heater keeps the oil warm for easier starts. The battery warmer turns on at 40° F and turns off at 55° F. The oil heater activates at 60° and turns off 80° F.