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Devilbiss powerback gt5000

Not to familiar with generators... starts fine and delivers voltage, but is constantly "surging" as the governor adjusts the rpm... is this normal?

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not to familiar with the generators however , I do know that the old style receptacle for 240 volts was three prong. Then OSHA got a hold of it and added a second ground to make it 4 prong, Thats why some houses use a 3 prong dryer cord and some use a 4 prong. hope this helps. and if it has 2 240v outputs BONUS they dont make em like they used to.

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