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Today I went to my buddies to borrow the lathe.
While there he says how about installing this new breaker in my camper generator.
So I open the area of the generaor and get at it.
The box with the magnetic and transfer electronics had to be opened and dropped down to access the breaker box.
I see where his buddy tied the two sets of wires together to eleminate the breaker.
I am seeing two diferent size wires. Both are stranded.
The ones from the generator are # 6
The ones leaving the breaker going to the camper are # 10.
I look at the breaker and on the side it says 80 amps.
I look at Ken and say: are you sure this is the right breaker?
He says it is the same as the one I took out.
How long has it been since you took it out? I ask.
A year or so. Then he tells me it runs for 30 minutes, then stops for 5, then runs again.
OK, so I got to the root of the problem: It was installed after he bought it.
He photo ed the info and sent it to my phone.
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It is a Newage 20 Kw generator with a Kuboto diesel motor made 2005.
I start looking and I did find a Newage generator, but from what I can find they are no longer made. I would like to have a schematic, but the need is not too great as it is running and works OK.
If anyone finds a link please post it here.
I talked to Ken and he agrees that a rewire is going to have to be done and the breaker corrected.
 

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wow!
yea you never know what you are going to find on the new units when you open them up!
 

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So, I got to the root problem this morning.
Seems that Ken changed the generator.
The camper came with a 6.5KW and he installed the Newage.
That is why the entire camper is wired with #10 wire.
Can you imagine installing a generator with an 80 amp breaker into that camper.
He has a multitude of problems with wiring clear up before he gets clear of this.
 
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WOW!
yup that is why you always inspect wiring on any used equipment or houses as well.
you never know what you might find!
 
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