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My generator starts and runs great, It is not

My generator is not creating output energy.

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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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When the generator does not supply output voltage one of the following is the problem.:
1-blown fuse, or a breake in the wiring.
2-a breake in the wiring of the coil or the armacher.
3-the AVR card is out of order.
SOLLUTIONS:
1-change fuse,or wires.
2-change coil or armacher.
3-change AVR card.

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