Honda Generator EB5000X

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Old 02-15-10, 01:29 PM
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Honda Generator EB5000X

I have an output voltage problem with my Honda EB5000X. I am measuring 63 volts at the 120 outlets and 120 volts at the 240 outlet. The 240 outlet will briefly measure 248 volts, maybe 5 seconds, and then jump back to 120 volts. There are two items of note. #1 The last time the generator was used, an extension cord attached to it was cut. The circuit breaker did NOT trip on the generator. #2 I noticed the ground lug by the outlets was almost off so I tightened the connection. I believe the ground lug is there to attach your Volt Ohm Meter. Here is the information I retrieved from the generator. Model B50 Number AL55129. The frame number is EA7-3027333. There was a number by the motor that read CM477564. Can anyone help me correct this problem? Thanks!
 
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Old 02-15-10, 04:47 PM
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First, hook a 100 watt bulb to the 120 V outlet and see if it burns full brightness. If it does, I would wonder if you are using a digital voltmeter. If the answer is yes, get an analog model and it will give the correct voltage.
 
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Old 02-16-10, 08:42 AM
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Thank you for your comment. I am using a true RMS meter. The light bulb is dim.
 
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Old 02-16-10, 10:47 AM
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Airman, I know you have helped people in the past resolve very similar problems. Do you have any ideas?
 
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