Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator
Hi again, Heinz,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I just stumbled across a technique to flash your generator that I had not seen before. Nor have I tried it but it sounds like fun and just might solve your problem..
Plug an electric drill into an outlet after you set all switches/breakers so the outlet would be energized if the generator were working. Start the generator (keep it running with the preheat switch or jumper the shut-down relay). With the drill switched to "forward", pull the trigger, which, of course, won't do anything because your Onan is not making electricity. Now, spin the drill backwards by hand, while holding the trigger on. This will generate a small current which will "flash" the generator. If it works the drill will start to spin forwards, so be careful.
Let us know!
---In amelyachtowners@..., <sangaris@...> wrote :
It is very easy, but I would suggest you "google" it on a site in your native language. Basically it is putting 12v across the coils to excite the generating circuit. There are many "U" tube expanations, too.
Good luck with it,