Question about Power Generators
After having a new brake controller installed, on first hookup, i got a Warning-Overload-No Brakes message. The only probable cause listed by Tekonsha is "P3 detects an excessive current overload condition during operation." The only thing i noticed is that as soon as i plugged the camper in to the truck, the camper's exterior lights came on. Related?
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Check the Ground Fault Indicator circuit breaker for triping, and look for the high limit on generator. Reset the main breaker by triping it full right and then back. Vitally
Posted on May 22, 2009
You may be UNDERLOADING the generator and it may be unstable with such a light load... see if it might behave running a heavier load... put a 100 watt light on it as a test,
Posted on Jul 25, 2010
SOURCE: when it's started the engine
in checking my manuals their is a rectifier that controls the 12 volt side this can be bad even though it is for the 12 volts some times the gen needs a back pulse witch acts like a exciter that kick the power in you can replace this part i do not have the part number i'm sorry but you can get them from electronics stores the part will be black 1x1x3/8 inch with a mounting hole in the center with 4 wire studs replace and try this first if the issue is not solved then the inverter unis is bad unfortunately this is a solid state sealed unit encased in a hard gel that hole unit will need to be replaced in order to cure your issue i hope this helps
Posted on Aug 31, 2010
Hi, well the Red Light indicates an "Overload" situation, now if this occurs and there is NO Load connected, then usually this indicates a rather bad fault. Most often within the control & regulator electronics, there is NO "Quick Fix" sorry.... Most likely you have short circuited regulator components? But without examining the unit, this is pure speculation, based on experience.
You need to obtain a service manual, see link below to understand what I mean, in this manual, it will give you troubleshooting steps to perform to isolate and hopefully repair your unit.
Now if you don't wish to DIY, then the best thing to do is to contact a Honda generator repair center, and get the unit inspected by them, as usual ONLY ask for a "Quote" as to the costings, when you have been made aware of these, well then you can make up your mind as to what to do, repair or replace?
Posted on Jun 28, 2011
it may be a thermal coupler that cuts out when it gets to hot i would let it cool off for a bit then try it with a lighter load and go from there
Posted on Jul 28, 2011
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