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Valsi 7.5kw gen. The output voltage varies about 30 % with or without a load. the generator seems to be running at a constant speed. the speed of variation is a pproximately 1/2 hz. It would appear a voltage regulator problem If there is a charge for this service notify me and get my approval before proceeding

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Sometimes the voltage will be higher with absolutely NO load. Try a small load and see if it comes down. If not, then need a replacement AVR.

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Our 2007 Ford Freestyle 3.0V6 shows B1318 code, also scanner shows low battery voltage module. Car shuts off.Please help what to do to fix?


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According to this charging system isn't working correctly ! This is a computer controlled charging system .
Principles of Operation
The powertrain control module (PCM) controlled charging system determines the optimal voltage setpoint for the charging system and communicates this information to the voltage regulator. This system is unique in that it has 2 unidirectional communication lines between the PCM and the generator/regulator. Both of these communication lines are pulse-width modulated (PWM). The generator communication (GEN COM) line communicates the desired setpoint from the PCM to the voltage regulator. The generator monitor (GEN MON) line communicates the generator load and error conditions to the PCM. The third pin on the voltage regulator, the A circuit pin, is a dedicated battery voltage sense line.
The charging system voltage is controlled by the PCM. The generator charges the battery and at the same time supplies power for all of the electrical loads that are required. The battery is more effectively charged with a higher voltage when the battery is cold and a lower voltage when the battery is warm. The PCM is able to adjust the charging voltage according to the battery temperature by using a signal from the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor. This means the voltage setpoint is calculated by the PCM and communicated to the regulator by a communication link.
The PCM simultaneously controls and monitors the output of the generator. When the current consumption is high or the battery is discharged (the PCM recognizes this and increases the output of the generator to accommodate), the system is also able to increase the idle speed to increase the charge.
To minimize the engine drag when starting the engine, the PCM does not allow the generator to produce any output until the engine has started. The PCM then progressively increases the output of the generator.
The PCM turns the charging system warning indicator off after the engine is started and illuminates it under fault conditions (when the generator is not generating the correct amount of current with the engine running). The charging system warning indicator is also illuminated by the PCM whenever the key is ON with the engine OFF.
This is a System 4 charging system, which uses the GEN MON and GEN COM lines to control and monitor the charging system through the PCM. System 4 charging systems are virtually identical in design and therefore, share the same diagnostics. The circuit numbers and colors may be different, but the functions are the same.

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Output of generator is lower voltage than it should be usually 440v now 395v? reasons?


possible that the rpm of the gen set is lower than normal
there is an adjustment screw that adjusts the spring tension for the governor and it can be adjusted to bring the voltage back to normal
Note here--- if you run the set with a load of around 1/2 capacity set the voltage to on the 440 volts
if you run it at near capacity set it above voltage (445) because as it comes under load the rpms drop and the voltage comes back to normal

Nov 08, 2016 | Electrical Supplies

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Generator low voltage


It could be several things but it sounds like it just running too slow. I would the engine rpms first. Depending if is a two pole or four pole and if your 60hz or 50 Hz on the needed unloaded rpms.

Example: 2 pole 60 hz. Engine needs to be running at 3600 rpm loaded and 3750 rpm unloaded; unless, it has a fuel saving mode.
A 4 pole 60 hz would running half this rpm. The 2 pole producing 50hz would have the engine running at 3000 rpm loaded (about 3100 rpm unloaded)

Now in order for the 50 hz system to produce the same output voltage it requires a different alternator than the 60 hz version; otherwords, You simply can't convert a 60 hz to 50 hz version without changing the alternator by changing the engine speed.

Dec 29, 2014 | Electrical Supplies

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AC voltage is 275vac on the powermate generator model # PM069250......engine speed is 3750 rpm (max is 3600 rpm)......how do i lower the speed and the 275vac to a nominal 240vac output.There is no expert...


On the engines carb. is a governor rod should connect to the front case of the engine. This rod should have an adjustment to slow the engine speed. BUT,,, are you reading the generator unloaded or without any thing plunged into it? Once you have the generator loaded with a device, the voltage should drop to a constant 240vac. 150 rpms should not make that big a difference on the voltage output, and if running under load the RPM's should drop also..

Sep 04, 2011 | Acabion Helix Motorcycles

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We have a Valsi 5500 watt generator that isn't putting enough voltage out to run everything in out small travel trailer. It runs the lights but doesnt push out enough voltage to carry the A/C, microwave,...


How long have you had this generator?
Has the generator worked on all of these loads before?
Model 5500 is a 5500 Watt generator which could easily be 5500 watts (Peak) and not continuous.

Your AC is an inductive load.
Your lights are resistive loads

An inductive load can cause issues when starting due to an increased current demand at start up that some generators cringe under. Do the lights flicker or are they stable? I'd say your diodes on your stator are working if you have light stability but you haven't provided nearly enough information for a detailed solution.

I'm sure you have enough voltage but you aren't getting enough current to run specific loads. How many watts is your AC? How many watts for your microwave? Both of these units demand a great deal of energy to run and when you place too much demand on your generator, it will choke it out and eventually, will cause damage to the generator. You may consider getting a beefier generator with a greater amount of wattage output.


Seeing these specs online and noting what you are trying to run, you have an undersized generator and need to get one that can produce a greater amount of running wattage (as well as peak wattage).

Apr 12, 2011 | Watts Onan Portable Generator - 4000 ,...

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I have a Yanmar 4.5 KVA Generator running into a Trace 2.5 KVA inverter/charger, the inverter requires 205-220volts to operate,once the inverter connects the voltage drops on the genny over a ten second+-...


try adjusting the gen voltage at no load to run at 240 volts
when the load comes on it will drop back to 220-235 volts
check the load output from the inverter as 2.5 kv is nearly 80% of the genset duty cycle
4.5 KV is start up KV and the duty KV is around 3..8 kv not the plated 4.5 kv
to get constant 4.5 kv you will need a 5.5-6 kv unit
if the current draw from the inverter is excessive , the engine may not have enough in reserve to over come the load and will not pick up the rpms
take the gen set and the inverter to a shop that has a calibrated load bank to test accurate power output to determine if the engine needs an overhaul

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I have a Coleman Powermate 6250. Runs Great, No power to outlets!


Excite the genset.

with the gen engine running,
1) plug a 3/8 drill into an outlet,
(make sure the drill is set to the forward rotation)
2) hold the trigger in the run position
3) by hand, rotate the drill chuck with a quick flip of your wrist.
*** NOTE: BE PREPARED !!! this will excite the gen-set and the drill will start to run as normal.

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Valsi Generator 7500W no output voltage


Good Luck with that...but if engine runs and there is no output voltage, that generally means that the stator needs to serviced or replaced (likely as pricey as a new genny).

Mar 10, 2009 | Electrical Supplies

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Coleman 1850 sport, no/ low generator output


Hi,
The engine should run at 3750 rpm at no load. If that's OK then you may need to troubleshoot the capacitor inside the end of the generator opposite the rope. Since the thing has been stored for some time you may just need to flash the field of the generator to restore the residual magnetism in the rotor. The easiest way to do this is thru the 110 outlet but it's a little dangerous. Plug an old lamp cord into the outlet, start the generator, and momentarily connect a 9 volt dry cell to the wires, then shut the generator down and see if there is 110 when you restart it.
Regards,
Carl

Feb 19, 2009 | Coleman Sport 1850 Generator

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Coleman 1850 no/low generator output


Both the Hz and the voltage will be wrong if the engine speed is low. You need to use either a DMM with a HZ function to set the engine speed so that you get 61.5 Hz at no load, or use a tachometer to set the no load speed to 3750 rpm.

Carl

Feb 19, 2009 | Coleman Sport 1850 Generator

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