flash generator

Old 07-20-12, 03:50 PM
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flash generator

I have a 1998 Generac Mega 2500 generator with a briggs & stratton engine. it puts out 10 volts on the 120a/c side. tried 'flashing' the generator using an extention cord with 12 volt battery. lost voltage down to 2.5. this is a brushless generator with a new capacitor. any suggestions?
Old 07-20-12, 04:39 PM
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Some I think you don't flash like that. On my Briggs you use a electric drill.

It says plug drill in to gen, put drill in forward if reversible, start gen, then turn drill chuck backwards. This should excite the field.

Note.: It says be careful you don't get your hand caught in the chuck when the gen gets power and the drill starts spinning forward.
Old 07-20-12, 05:15 PM
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10 volts is much more than needed to return the field to full polarity. I think something else is wrong.

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