Question about Honda Mmd 5000 Watt Electric Start Generator W/ Engine Ngk 6000HE
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The ground is the upper left terminal of the 4 prong plug. Power is on the upper right terminal.
I am looking at your wiring diagram on page 50 of this manual:
First make sure the 120 / 240 selector switch is on 240V
Once your sure that switch is in the correct position read upper left to Upper right
Next read upper left to bottom left
Last read bottom left to to top right
Let me know what your readings were.
Just from here it appears the 120/240 switch is either in the wrong position or there is a problem with that switch.
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Posted on Mar 25, 2011
Make sure you are reading the correct pins of the 4 prong plug. Capacitive coupling would give the low reading if you were reading from a hot one to the CASE type ground pin. You should find two readings of 120 between ONE of the 4 prongs and each of the hots and 240 between the hots. Between any hot and the safety (CASE) ground you will see a voltage that depends on the impedance of your meter and the electrical capacitance of the windings to the case. something up to 1/2 of the 120 volts would be expected so the 24 vollts would be perfectely possible.
It is important to identify which prong is the neutral and the two hots. The fourth prong then is a safety ground and UNLIKE your service entry of a residence, it is NOT tied to neutral at the generator.
Posted on Mar 25, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
A couple of questions come to mind. 1. Has this always happen or is this just recent? If its always happen you might be running the a/c on a breaker not strong enough. On the a/c unit on the back there should be a metal plate with the Volts, Amps required to run the unit. Make sure the breaker is rated higher then whats required. If that all checks out you could very well have a malfunctioning breaker. Its a cheap fix to try to replace. If that doesnt work then one can only assume the a/c unit or your generator is malfuntioning.
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
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