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Username Post: Checking generator's output on the car        (Topic#352936)
prgm_mgr 
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09-10-18 12:44 PM - Post#2745818    

Hello

Is there a way to check the output of a generator while it is on the car? I suspect mine is not working properly.

Thank you
Mark



 




Shepherd 
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09-10-18 05:02 PM - Post#2745837    
    In response to prgm_mgr

With a volt meter connected to the battery, momentarily ground the field terminal on the generator, the small wire, careful, the voltage should jump to at least 14v or more.



 
prgm_mgr 
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09-10-18 06:24 PM - Post#2745843    
    In response to Shepherd

Do I need to disconnect the wires from generator first? Thanks



 
Shepherd 
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09-10-18 06:28 PM - Post#2745845    
    In response to prgm_mgr

No, leave everything as stock, connected, just ground the field wire, that will put the generator in full output, 20 seconds is enough.



 
prgm_mgr 
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09-11-18 06:34 PM - Post#2745936    
    In response to Shepherd

Thanks!



 




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