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Honda EB5000x Generator/NO JUICE!


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09-06-10, 10:34 AM   #1  
Honda EB5000x Generator/NO JUICE!

Hi All,
I have a Honda EB5000X generator that runs fine but is not putting out any voltage at any receptacle.I have read on other posts here that it is probably a problem that happens after long periods on non-use.Apparently there is a procedure to re-energize the field coil and get the unit working again.Can anyone help me with this procedure? I have tried to locate the previous posters here on this issue.Have not had any responses.Probably because the previous discussions are a couple of years old.Would really appreciate some help with this.Thanks in advance.

 
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09-06-10, 11:01 AM   #2  
Crank it up, plug in a drill, pull the trigger on the drill and spin the drill one direction as fast as you can. If it doesn't come on, spin the drill the other direction.


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09-06-10, 11:03 AM   #3  
First you can try plugging a drill into the unit with it running, squeeze the trigger, and spin the chuck, if that doesn't work, try reversing the direction of the drill, and spin the chuck again, all while holding the trigger. Has to be a corded drill or it won't work at all. This way is a bit more dangerous, get yourself a 9v battery, and a cord with the plug attached. Strip a very little bit of the insulation back on the cord(now here is where it could get dangerous) start the genset, and with it running, touch the two terminals of the 9v battery to the exposed ends of the wire, VERY briefly. Imediately shut down after words, unplug it, and start it back up and probe the plug with a multi meter to see if you get voltage now.

 
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09-06-10, 11:38 AM   #4  
Hi guys,
Thanks for the replies.
I have read on previous posts here that plugging in the drill routine does not work with this unit.As far as using the 9v. battery, what do you mean about it being dangerous? Do you mean that doing this could damage some of the internal components of the unit such as the electronic voltage regulator? Thanks again for the replies.

 
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09-06-10, 09:33 PM   #5  
You'll have two ends of a wire exposed...If it works, and you come in contact with those two wires, you'll get a nice shock. That's what I meant.

 
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09-10-10, 01:51 PM   #6  
Honda EB5000X

I gotcha.Will be careful if I try that.
I noticed in the archives that "Airman" had replied to this same topic a couple of years ago.Apparently he e-mailed/PM'd some members at that time with a solution to this problem.I see that Airman is still listed as a Mod here.Anyway that I can get in touch with Airman to see if his info is what I'm looking for?
Sure do appreciate all the input here.Thanx.

 
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09-10-10, 04:27 PM   #7  
I would try to PM airman. I've seen posts by him not too terribly long ago, so I assume he's still on the boards.

 
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09-11-10, 09:08 AM   #8  
I pm'd him a week ago.No answer yet.I see in his profile statistics that his last post was 7-02-10.Maybe he's taking a break or something.Will try your sugg today or tomorrow crazy cory with the 9v batt.Will let you know what happens


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09-11-10, 02:00 PM   #9  
Well cory I tried the procedure, No luck sorry to say.Really appreciate the input though.Will keep hoping for some more suggestions.Thanks again everyone.

 
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09-30-10, 08:05 PM   #10  
I'll do some googling around and see if maybe I can come up with something.

 
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10-03-10, 11:57 AM   #11  
Hi Cory,
Thanks for continuing to follow up on my problem. Guess what? I finally heard from AIRMAN !!
He sent me the info I have been looking for. I haven't had time to try the procedure yet but I'm sure this is what I need to get it going.
I'll be glad to forward the info to whoever might need it.Thanks again for all of your help.Great bunch of guys here.
By the way, you can search for "flashing a generator" or "exciting a field coil" to get the general info (not specific to any particular unit).

 
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