Voltage dropping at higher RPM. Briggs 8k Generator
I have a B&S Elite 8000 generator. Its been sitting for a year in the garage without running. I'd put stablizer in the fuel so the engine started right up.
With the throttle at its lowest setting, I'm getting a solid 130 volts out of the outlets. When I run the throttle up to max, the voltage immediately drops on all the outlets to about 3.7 volts. The only way to get it back up is to shut the engine off and restart. I've tried just shutting the electrical board off and tried to reset the circuit breakers but that doesn't have any effect.
I have a B&S Elite 8000 generator... With the throttle at its lowest setting, I'm getting a solid 130 volts out of the outlets. When I run the throttle up to max, the voltage immediately drops on all the outlets to about 3.7 volts.
No, that's not the one I have. Mine is older. It has a throttle control right next to the choke lever.
Well, what is the actual model number? Maybe a 030244-2? https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...pVAKDC7RhNjEdy
Perhaps it was re-powered (or re-carbed) with a non-generator engine? 2-pole generators must run at 3600RPM to generate 60Hz electricity (in North America). Does it have an idle-control switch to idle down the motor when no load exists? It looks like one of your pictures didn't load, so need more info!
Is this a brush style generator? If it is, test it for brush bounce.
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