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15kw Generac standby unit

Discussion in 'Generators/Gensets' started by colson04, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. Birken Vogt

    Birken Vogt Charter Member

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    The switch switches what the 120-240 volt meters and such are reading/connected to. Unfortunately they are a whole stack of contacts and can get sticky and break and one will switch when another one stays and turns into a dead short on generator output over an 18 ga wire and the whole harness goes poof.

    The engines you mentioned above, you can find existing used generators with them already and don't have to do any work. The engine/generator interface on this model is proprietary not SAE and would likely be a big problem.
     
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  2. colson04

    colson04 Senior Member

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    I appreciate the information.

    Good to know that kind of stuff in advance before I get stupid involved with it. I've got a budget cap for this project, and if I can't get it working cheaply, I'll cut my losses and buy one worth having. But, I will give it a go once we get past the holidays.