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How to adjust voltage on Northstar 8000 generator

It's using up the gas in 5 hours instead of 10 hours

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I worked at a tool rental center while going to college and learned how to service generators. Most appliances/tools require 50 to 60 cycles at 110 to 120 v. Your engine was designed to give maximum horsepower at 3600 rpm. Adjust the engine speed to produce 60 cycles and the engine should be at 3600 rpm and producing around 120v max. (Some special generators were designed to produce 230v 180 cycles, check manual) If your generator incorporates capacitors check them for at least 95% of printed uf value. They should be removed from circuit for testing. If there are two caps and one is weak make sure the new cap reads close to value of remaining cap. Finally there is usually a voltage regulator that varies the power to the armature magnet trying to maintain steady voltage depending on amp draw and engine condition. This regulator has no adjustment and is pass or fail type of item. Good luck, enjoy

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SOURCE: putting out half the volts

try adjusting the motor speed the faster it runs the more power it will put out

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SOURCE: There is absolutely no voltage output. What

My generator has a switch to turn on the output, you must turn it "ON" to get power.

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Where can I get a service manual for this product. Or at least a schematic?


Free download on the internet. Search " North Star 8000 PPG owners manual". It is 11 pages long.

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You cannot adjust the voltage output. All generators are rated for 110-125 volt recepticals and usually have at least one 220-240 volt receptical for special appliances that require it such as water heaters, pumps, welders, air conditioners. When one of these higher draw appliances is connected and they begin to draw amperage, the gas engine will automatically increase rpm to produce enough amps. If your generator gauge is showing low voltage such as 60,80 or 90volts for example, then you have overloaded the generator and blown a capacitor, resistor or similar item.

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I am not familiar with this make of generator, however I am thinking that voltage regulation and rpm are tied together with this unit. The generator MUST have an output of 60 hertz. This could be 63 hz (when the load comes on it drops to around 60). If the frequency is NOT at the above specs you will burn out anything with a transformer or motor. Now this translates to around, minimum of 3600 rpm on the engine. If you have access to a frequency meter (a kill-a-watt) you can set the speed. I found it best when using the kill-a-watt to use it with a minimum of a 10 foot extension cord. Set the throttle speed so that your frequency reading is 63 hz. If this is the non electronic voltage regulated type of generator, the voltage should come up to around 120 volts and the frequency should be at 63 hz.
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Voltage is adjusted by increasing rpm of engine. Use meter with Hz setting and try to adjust to 60 cycles and check voltage to be at about 115-120. If engine is turning 3600rpm/60 cycles and voltage is very low, then problem is most likely with brushes/ commutator rings, or voltage regulator. Some voltage regulators have an adjustment screw to bring voltage up/down (adjust to proper rpm/cycles first). Good luck

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Automatic idle stays on when i use something instead of throttling up it stays idleing


4 Things can cause this, 3 of which are related.

1) Governor arm is binding, or has slipped on the governor shaft. Check and reset if needed.

2) The "Load Detection" is not working correctly. Either it is not able to sense a load, or it won't disengage the solenoid.

3) Solenoid which moves the governor (for lower speed) has stuck due to dirt and grime in the housing

4) The linkage on the solenoid is binding due to dirt and grime.

The Econo Mode / IdleMatic / Whatever is actually hard on your appliances and tools. Nothing electric likes to be subjected to a low voltage at the wrong frequency, then be forced to tolerate a sudden change in frequency and voltage. Personally, I would find the pin that holds the solenoid linkage to the governor, and remove it, allowing you to remove the linkage altogether. Disconnect the electrical connector the solenoid, and just use the generator at full and proper speed.

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Putting out half the volts


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High voltage low cycles


I worked at a tool rental center while going to college and learned how to service generators. Most appliances/tools require 50 to 60 cycles at 110 to 120 v. Your engine was designed to give maximum horsepower at 3600 rpm. Adjust the engine speed to produce 60 cycles and the engine should be at 3600 rpm and producing around 120v max. (Some special generators were designed to produce 230v 180 cycles, check manual) If your generator incorporates capacitors check them for at least 95% of printed uf value. They should be removed from circuit for testing. If there are two caps and one is weak make sure the new cap reads close to value of remaining cap. Finally there is usually a voltage regulator that varies the power to the armature magnet trying to maintain steady voltage depending on amp draw and engine condition. This regulator has no adjustment and is pass or fail type of item. Good luck, enjoy

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