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    Default MEP-813A 10kw 400Hz generator

    Howdy,
    This is just a information post.

    A MEP-813A 10kw 400Hz generator does not work for a normal household.

    It produces 400Hz power. Which means you could start a aircraft, or run a radar system. In the civilian world, you could call it a expensive boat anchor

    A normal USA household uses what's known as 120/240 volts 60Hz power.

    There is no easy way to make a 400Hz generator work for your house.

    A MEP-813A generator is useful for miscellaneous parts. Door panels, body panels, pumps, radiator, engine only, some gauges.

    For all those new people buying a surplus generator. I hope this helps when you look up what a MEP-813A generator is.

    If you are looking for a unit which works for your house? a MEP-803A 10kw 60Hz generator is the name.

    NOTE: you should become a member here on steelsoldiers.com for all your generator information.
    ~~Later Mike

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    Howdy,
    Not to get down on anyone. The auction on GovPlanet Oct 11, 2017 saw some incredible generator prices.

    2012 Fermont MEP-813A 10kW Gen Set 7 hours $7,500
    2012 Fermont MEP-813A 10kW Gen Set 5 hours $7,250
    2012 Fermont MEP-813A 10kW Gen Set 6 hours $6,600
    2012 Fermont MEP-813A 10kW Gen Set 6 hours $6,550

    All that is before fees and taxes.
    and those are all 400Hz units

    WOW
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    I’ll admit that I once mistakenly bought an 813. Got a great deal on it, and quickly figured out why. Now it’s a parts doner for my 803, and the engine will be used to power a hydraulic pump for another project, just need to get the correct flywheel. I’m willing to bet those go back to auction when the winner reads this post and fails to pick them up.
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    Send em to school.

    Teach them to read.

    But upon reflection, I tend to read things too fast myself.

    6-7K? Oh man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Diver,

    I need some help. I am trying to, maybe, could be, thinking about it, going to try and produce new wire diagrams for the 802 and 803 gen sets. The wire diagrams suck. You cant read them, there is one or two mistakes on them, and they print like 2 year old kids produced them.

    Could you please tell me the colors of the wires that power the electric fuel pumps? I think it's Brown and black. But haven't laid hands on a set since 2010.

    Look at P14, the plug that goes to the L5, Fuel cut off solenoid. Tell me which color wires match up to which wire numbers. There are three wires. 119B, 183A and 100D

    Look at the Oil pressure switch. Which color wire goes to which wire number. Wires are, 143C and 126A.

    And the same with the coolant high temp switch.

    In theory, it should not matter. But want to find out anyway.

    I picked you, because this is the first thread I found with 802 or 803 written on it. I have asked several people in the forum, but they are not home, or have 002 and 003's. So please help me.

    Thanks ahead of time!!

    Guy

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    I can look tomorrow

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    1198 is red, 183a is white , 100d is black for the p14 run. No colors on the coolant switch, goes straight to the spades on the sensor. Same with the oil pressure but 126a goes to nc and 143c goes to c on the sensor
    MEP 803a
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daybreak View Post
    Howdy,
    Not to get down on anyone. The auction on GovPlanet Oct 11, 2017 saw some incredible generator prices.

    2012 Fermont MEP-813A 10kW Gen Set 7 hours $7,500
    2012 Fermont MEP-813A 10kW Gen Set 5 hours $7,250
    2012 Fermont MEP-813A 10kW Gen Set 6 hours $6,600
    2012 Fermont MEP-813A 10kW Gen Set 6 hours $6,550

    All that is before fees and taxes.

    WOW
    YIKES!! Sure hope whoever bought them does better research before hooking them up to their home. Now I'm kicking myself for not buying one for parts when they were going for a couple hundred dollars.
    Bill N4TJS

    MEP-803a
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailLifeBill View Post
    YIKES!! Sure hope whoever bought them does better research before hooking them up to their home. Now I'm kicking myself for not buying one for parts when they were going for a couple hundred dollars.
    I would bet that all of those bidder have private jets or their own radar systems at home. thats why they paid so much!!!!

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    Keep in mind. If you have, say, the mother of all heaters, 110 or 220, you can use a 400 hertz gen set. It's a resistive load. Hertz dosnt matter. There are people who can and need, 400 hertz.

    Darrell, thanks partner!! superman, thank you also. I may start a thread just for this project. There are many questions I might need to ask, and you all have the hardware at hand.

    Thanks again!!!!!!

    Guy

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