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Low voltage generator output

I have a 10000 watt honda/master generator. Because of the ice storm here in Arkansas, I fired up my generator, and after 2 hours it shut down. I took it in to be serviced, and was shown the broken cam shaft! I had the generator repaired and took it home. For some reason I can only get 88 volts tops whether there's a load on it or not. The serviceman claimed he plugged a drill into it and said everything checked out in the shop. My generator is 10 years old and has 27 hours on it. Would transporting it home down a bumpy dirt road possibly break something enough to only produce 88 volts?

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  • olmilwalkie Mar 19, 2009

    Hz is 62 but voltage is 85 on the 120v side and 175 on the 230v side.

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    Jim London May 11, 2010

    Hi, This genset has dual windings. So you should get something different from a 120 plug than you get from a 240 plug, so where you are measuring your voltage? Also be sure you are not measuring from the GFCI plug as you will not read it the same as the others.

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Hi there,
Nothing about the bumpy dirt road would have done this but the 10 years of storage might mean that you've got dirty slip rings. Plugging a drill into the 10Kw generator isn't going to tell one much about the power coming out of it, you need a stove :-)
After a camshaft replacement I'd want to use the "Hz" function of the DVM to make sure I was getting 60 Hz.

Regards,
Carl

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