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I have an old Honda EM1500 it starts no problem but not producing voltage I think it is the avr but unable to buy a new one due to it's age, so looking at replacing the capacitor but the details have worn off. Any ideas what capacitor to use?

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As far as I can tell on the wiring diagram for this generator there is no voltage regulator unless it's incorporated with the auto throttle unit.
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Cummins P2200, 2KWatt, it starts fine, but after a couple of minutes, it gives quite high voltage output, meter needle goes beyond 300v, engine speed seems high since throttle is increased, indicator light on generator also becomes bright, after a minute or so, things come to normal, sometimes takes few minutes to come to normal, situation is same, with/without output load. this happens within initial 15 minutes after startup, afterward everything is normal.

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  1. Check for any blown fuse and replace. It can be traced directly from the output lines.
  2. Check field excitation. The field excitation is supplied by the battery to the excitation coil through a pair of carbon brushes. If the brushes are worn out, no excitation field is supplied and no output is generated. Replace carbon brush if found worn-out.
  3. Use an analog multitester to check the continuity of the carbon brush and the field coil.

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At the controller, you need to see if it is actually sending electricity out of the Generator/Alternator, have a look where the leads from the power making unit mates, (Think of it as a motor in reverse) onto the board. There should be an AC Voltage there, then, work back, or out from there, trace the Voltage until it stops, thats the problem... Check the Breaker isn't tripped or faulty too.

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