Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: 804A Battery

  1. #1
    Private Mustangsud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Aubrey,TX
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 8 Times in 4 Posts

    Default 804A Battery

    I've tried searching battery threads, but do not see one for the 804A. What batteries are you using?
    I'm new at these things and just got an 804A with a total of 46 hours use. Thanks

  2. #2
    Sergeant Major
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Near Apex/NC
    Posts
    144
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 98 Times in 50 Posts

    Default

    Yours sounds almost exactly like mine when I got it, I think it had 47 hours. Most any battery that will fit should work. I actually have a 24 volt nicad battery from an airplane that I ruined which works fine on mine now (actually that is in my 804b- regular batteries are in the 804a). Hopefully, the cables are still there. Have you run military style generators before? Have you downloaded the books and read them? The Isuzu engine is different than other 002, 003, 802, 803, or 804b engines in that there is not an electric primary pump, it is mechanical. That means when you turn the main swith to prime and run, you will not hear anything. There are several things to check before you start it and there is lots of knowledge here to help. There are also some modifications that will need to be done or check for to keep from killing your new generator (search fuse mod). You will also need to hold the switch in start until the oil pressure stabilizes, not normal for most all other engines I ever ran. It feels weird at first but is designed this way and will not hurt the starter. If you bought this to run 3 phase equipment, fine. If for single phase, not so much since it will not do 120/240 single phase (not designed for) as everything up to the 804 size was. I am not saying it is impossible, but if you bought this for your house, you may want to rethink it for something more suitable. Please help us help you, details of your experience and plans for it will get better answers. Pictures are always welcome.

    Robert
    Last edited by robertsears1; 07-15-2019 at 19:38.

  3. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to robertsears1 For This Useful Post:

    Guyfang (07-16-2019), Macondo (07-19-2019), Mustangsud (07-15-2019)

  4. #3
    Private Mustangsud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Aubrey,TX
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 8 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    Thanks! Yes, this is my first real hands-on with these generators. I just got the 804A, along with an 805A on a trailer. The 805 has 500 hrs on it. Thanks for the heads up on the fuse mod. Iíve found pics for the 805 mod, but not on the 804. If you have pics of that Iíd appreciate it.

    Since I spent 12 years as an Army officer many moons ago(Tanker, never touched a gen set), Im very familiar with TMís and have downloaded everything I can find. The 804 is specifically to run a 3 phase skid mounted water pumping unit I also acquired.

    Thanks for the tips, and I really look forward to getting these sets up and running.
    Last edited by Mustangsud; 07-15-2019 at 21:50.

  5. #4
    Sergeant Major
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Near Apex/NC
    Posts
    144
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 98 Times in 50 Posts

    Default

    If you need to talk something through on the 804, you can click on my name to get to a PM and I will send you my number, I probably have run 600 hours between my two. I am not familiar with the 805s but some folks are and have repaired the little display screen if yours has issues.

    Robert

  6. #5
    4 Star General Guyfang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Burgkunstadt, Germany
    Posts
    5,853
    Thanks
    10,654
    Thanked 5,017 Times in 2,432 Posts

    Default

    The fuse mod is the same for every TQG gen set. Absolutely no difference.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Guyfang For This Useful Post:

    Mustangsud (07-16-2019)

  8. #6
    Sergeant Macondo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Venezuela
    Posts
    73
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 28 Times in 16 Posts

    Default

    Hello there,
    My new (to me) 804b just arrived this week to home! Right now we are cleaning and painting it, found some rust and dirt.
    As soon I finish I will post some pictures; but reading you I am quite worry about what you said modifications to be done and search fuse mod. Would you please be more specific In order to learn what I have to do?
    Thks.

  9. #7
    Moderator Tinstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Central, Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,450
    Thanks
    904
    Thanked 2,308 Times in 1,322 Posts

    Default

    I am quite worry about what you said modifications to be done and search fuse mod. Would you please be more specific In order to learn what I have to do?
    Thks.
    A simple search will tell you everything you need to know.
    It’s been covered multiple times.
    1987 M1008A1 (2)
    1986 M1009
    1995 NF2D FloodLight/Kohler-Kubota Generator Set
    1992 M101A2 trailer (2)
    S-280 Shelter

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Tinstar For This Useful Post:

    Macondo (07-20-2019)

  11. #8
    General
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    543
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked 659 Times in 299 Posts

    Default

    Fuse Mod and many other genset updates are covered in this TB -> https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...GENERATOR-SETS
    MEP-831A Governor Controller Replacements for the SLC100, 2990-01-477-1371, 98-19539.
    https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...90#post2233190

    MEP-802A/MEP-803A Remote Start Kits

    https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...92#post2233192
    MEP-802A, Two MEP-831A's

    MEP-831A Battery Charger Repair & Repair Kits
    https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...83#post2231683

  12. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to kloppk For This Useful Post:

    Macondo (07-20-2019), Zed254 (07-22-2019)

  13. #9
    Sergeant Macondo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Venezuela
    Posts
    73
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 28 Times in 16 Posts

    Default

    Thanks you. Excellent I did not have that Technical Bulletin.

  14. #10
    Sergeant Macondo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Venezuela
    Posts
    73
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 28 Times in 16 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Guyfang View Post
    The fuse mod is the same for every TQG gen set. Absolutely no difference.
    Quote Originally Posted by Guyfang View Post
    The fuse mod is the same for every TQG gen set. Absolutely no difference.

    6DDA0EEB-18B2-44F9-ADED-2001E6A16195.jpg 43BA4D8F-7A57-4401-9818-4C69D6699020.jpg A180287C-3136-4525-B327-FDF6832AAA15.jpg

    There you go! By the way in the second picture you can see a black wire or cable that in not all 804a have.
    Thanks you.
    Last edited by Macondo; 07-20-2019 at 12:14.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •