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I have honda ex 1000 generator and is giving out no 60 hz can you help.

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Can you check the RPM of the engine? 3600 RPM = 60 HZ. If it is running around that speed, try a different frequency meter.

If it was producing 180 HZ, it should automatically shut down and show a fault code!

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You need to determine output frequency. Is your engine running at 3000 rpm (50 Hz)? At 50 Hz this generator only produces 700 VA (850 VA max).

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It be better to obtain an unit that already design for your area as it will the appropriate electrical outlets.

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This portable generator troubleshooting publication is 420 pages, replete with schematics in the former of illustrations and diagrams.

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