Honda EB5000X Generator.

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Old 04-26-17, 02:20 PM
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Honda EB5000X Generator.

the generator ran great the last time the power went out. It went out again today and I started it and it ran fine but no power at the outlets. This is an older unit with fuses that are good. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Old 04-26-17, 04:00 PM
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Welcome to the forums from Canada.

There should be a place in the location bio to check [Canada] instead of non-US.

Does yours have fuses instead of pushbutton circuit breakers ?

Aren't there red/yellow lights for the breaker test? Are they coming on ?
 
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Do you have a reversible electric drill motor?
 
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This is the older model with fuses.
 
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Old 04-29-17, 09:18 AM
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Do you have a reversible electric drill motor?
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Yes I have a reversible drill.
 
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Yes I do have a reversible electric drill.
 
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Old 04-30-17, 05:16 AM
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With the generator running, plug the drill in to an outlet on the unit, put the drill in reverse and spin the chuck by hand being prepared for it to start turning under power from the generator.
 
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Thanks I will try this tomorrow if this downpour stops.
 
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Old 05-03-17, 08:49 AM
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Finally got a chance to try the drill solution. It worked perfectly. I don't understand why it worked and I suppose you don't want to give away secrets but thanks a lot. My wife feels much better that we will have power when the power is out. We live in an area where there are frequent outages. Thanks again.
 
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Old 05-03-17, 11:29 AM
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Short is: the generator has parts that need to be permanently magnetized. Sometimes that magnetism is lost and just needs a slight electric charge in the proper direction to re magnetize it. A drill motor is nothing more basically than a generator in reverse. Spinning the drill motor by hand produces a small voltage, which will re energize the field of the generator.

Glad it worked and the wife is Happy
 
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Thanks again. Makes sense to me now.
 
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