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Generator output Does anyone know what the proper output for a Coleman Powermate generator is supposed to be? I am getting 130-132 volts from the 120 volt outlet and 260-264 volts from the 240 volt outlet.

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  • Radrk734 Feb 08, 2009

    Thanks. I had just replaced a burned up capacitor and was testing it (without load). Just want to make sure it is ready the next time I need it.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Although Coleman doesn't support Generators on line. 110 volts with a plus or minus 10% seem reasonable to me. That is exactly wht you have. Maxium output is the 5.000 watts , of course. 

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Hi, You don't say whether this is under load or not but if not is within the acceptable range, which is +/- 10% . Generally speaking, voltage on a generator is not the issue but the load which it will carry, hence their wattage ratings. Measure your household voltage and you will see that it varies from day to day but usually stays within the limits and your electrical panel is rated in amperage. Hope this answers your question!

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