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by Chris
Fri Feb 03, 2023 4:20 pm
Forum: Installation Questions
Topic: Solar Integration
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Re: Solar Integration

This is going to be a question for the solar company or the equipment manufacturer. Some manufacturers actually void warranties over generators installed on their systems...
by Chris
Fri Feb 03, 2023 2:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Generators
Topic: Dayton 5JJ83-8kw- generac to B/S- ATS
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: Dayton 5JJ83-8kw- generac to B/S- ATS

Have you checked the generator output voltage? I'm guessing it's abnormally high and the DPE breaker is opening to try and protect the DPE winding...
by Chris
Fri Feb 03, 2023 11:00 am
Forum: Vintage Generators
Topic: Dayton 5JJ83-8kw- generac to B/S- ATS
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: Dayton 5JJ83-8kw- generac to B/S- ATS

Can you be more specific about what is happening when 'the load is shutting off'? Does the generator turn off, does the transfer switch transfer back to utility, etc... 23 and 194 are only needed for a Generac switch to make the switch move. The B&S switches have their own controls, and transfer on ...
by Chris
Fri Feb 03, 2023 10:18 am
Forum: Portable Generators
Topic: Generator breaker trips, no load
Replies: 11
Views: 109

Re: Generator breaker trips, no load

Most times right on the frame of the unit there will be a sticker that says "Neutral Floating" or "Neutral Bonded to Frame". Do you see that information? I don't work with portables in this application very often, so I'm not familiar with how the inner-workings of each one are set up. A GFI basicall...
by Chris
Fri Feb 03, 2023 10:10 am
Forum: Briggs & Stratton, GE, Fortress
Topic: Briggs ignition system
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Briggs ignition system

It's use for RPM sensing on the Air Cooled units, yes. I commented on your other post about it.
by Chris
Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:09 am
Forum: Generac Air Cooled
Topic: Error code 1902 New Install
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Error code 1902 New Install

Keep us informed! That's very strange about the undervoltage when grounded. Makes me think loose connection somewhere... I would check the terminal block behind the alternator if this unit has the newer 315 can (larger stator).
by Chris
Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:05 am
Forum: Generac Air Cooled
Topic: 22kw Honeywell (Generac) generator dead after 10 hours of usage…slip ring and brushes are damaged
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: 22kw Honeywell (Generac) generator dead after 10 hours of usage…slip ring and brushes are damaged

I have seen this a couple of times and it seems to be that the brush holder screws are being stripped at the factory. Generac's bearing carriers come unthreaded when new, and the little 7MM screws used are self tapping type screws. My guess would be that due to the extra torque required to run them ...
by Chris
Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:01 am
Forum: Generac Air Cooled
Topic: XT 8500 EFI won't start with key
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: XT 8500 EFI won't start with key

If it starts with the pull start, I have to imagine that the battery has some voltage, because these units won't start without some voltage present (they're fuel injected). It could be that the 'start' section of the key switch is messed up, or maybe a wire has come loose there. Will the unit crank ...
by Chris
Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:59 am
Forum: Generac Air Cooled
Topic: Box full of bad controllers
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Box full of bad controllers

They make you fill out the form because WAY too many 'techs' were just swapping controllers to fix other issues. When the controller didn't fix it (or maybe they got lucky and it did), they would just move on to the next thing until it was fixed. For example, a loose pin in the harness could be 'acc...