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I have an Honda EX 5500 Generator. The 1 amp chargin system to battery is not working. Any solutions?

There is suppose to be a chargin coil, to charge battery while generator is running. My generator is not chargin the battery now.

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Honda generators are very reliable and are easy to adjust. The best way to check for proper output is to use a meter that can check cycles and voltage. Set meter to htz or freq and adjust the engine governor to 60 cycles. When the engine is turning 3600 rpm it is at max power and the generator may be producing ac voltage ranging from 115 to 125 at 60 cycles. When you draw power from the generator the engine governor will try to overcome the stress and maintain 3600 rpm. The engine must be well maintained to produce full power. Service oil, filter, plug and valve adjustment. Some engines have a spark arrester installed in the muffler that may become blocked with carbon. If engine is producing full power and voltage/amps is low then check brushes, capacitors, and/ or voltage regulator. Most problems occur when too much power is requested from rated generator. Example, trying to connect an 1800 watt air compressor to generator. The compressor may draw double the stated wattage upon starting and cycling. For longest generator life, It is best to use only 75% of rated output. On an 1800 watt generator use max wattage 1350. If you actually need to use 1800 watts then the best generator would be a 2500 watt. enjoy

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Hi there .
In my opinion you should remove the starter and check the starter first . After you remove the starter get a good 12v battery and 2 wires and test the starter . Make sure to not invert polarity . After you touch the wires on the contactor (small solenoid on the side) see if the overrunnig (part with gears) comes out easy and with no obstruction . If the overrunning does not come out you could have a bad contactor (part # 31204-ZA0-003) or a bad starter (part # 31200-ZA0-701) .
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Check the oil pressure switch. It will shout you down like that if it doesn't sense oil pressure.

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This engine was not built with quiet in mind, it was built to be cheap. upgrading the exhaust is your best bet and likely the cheapest. Talk to a small engine shop about the possibility of using a muffler from an ATV.

Super Trap makes a fantastic muffler, if it will fit your application (most do). A link has been provided at the end. When you are looking at the various options, you will notice that a rating in db units. Reducing noise by 3db is half the original noise level.

if you can, go with the SuperTrapp. If still noisy (probably won't be), then add on the resonator as well. Downside to using aftermarket is that you will have an exhaust stack / system that sticks out the side of the generator. Upside is that you will be able to think quietly about how much the exhaust sticks out.

And no, I don't have any connection with Jack's, they are just the first hit that came up. Now that you know that something is available, you can do more research on it.

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replace that particular breaker.. It may have corrosion inside of it since they are idle most of the time and moister attacks the mettalic parts inside. If corroded the amps can not get through causing it to switch off

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I am not familiar with the model but the basic principles are fairly consistent.
Either there is something causing the battery to discharge at a greater rate than the generator can recharge it or more likely the generator simply isn't working or isn't working efficiently.

In order to charge a battery the generator must provide a higher voltage than the battery or current will not flow. Assuming a 12 volt system the voltage of a fully charged and healthy battery is 13.2 volts. The generator must provide a higher voltage and typically would be around 14.5 volts for solid-state or electronic systems and 15.5 volts for electro-mechanical systems.
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it sounds like you've been already checking the other stuff. heres what i'd check if your bike came to my shop.
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