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Hi, i have two honda 5.5 gx 160 generators that run fine but don't give out any power?

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  1. If you check on generators output and you have voltage there, your circuit breakers may have dropped.
  2. If there is no voltage there, you may have:
  • Bad slip rings, brushes, wires to field winding;
  • Bad field supply rectifier;
  • If the field circuit is OK, the magnetic field may need to be recharged
In order to build the magnetic field up again you can connect for a short time (1 - 3 seconds) by a working motor, a 12 V battery to the field terminals, + and - respected. A series diode 10 - 25A to battery can stop the built up field voltage to overcharge the battery.

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