I want to know any ideas to make an auto choke for my home generator. I have an automatic transfer switch (ATS) installed which turns on/off the generator.
Most of the time, it is not necessary to pull the choke, the generator starts anyway.
In cold weather, it causes problems during starting. The ATS tries to start the generator, and after 4 tries when the generator does not start and there is no feed to the ATS, the ATS goes into error mode.
The J shaped choke needs to be pulled and then pushed back during starting.
I just need to know how to pull and then push this, using some kind of solenoid or something, then I can automate it using Arduino or any other microcontroller.
I want to know if there is any cheap and easy way to make this manual choke work automatically?