MEP 831 not getting over 150 volts

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Thomas_G

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I been restoring this unit and got it started. However I cannot get over 150 volts. I have a new controller card. The unit will also run then stop. Possible gov adjust needed?
 

kloppk

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Is the throttle linkage adjusted per the TM such that the gap between the magnet and the target is 5/16" at no load?

Can you measure the voltage at the lugs from L1 to Neutral and then from L2 to Neutral and let us know what you read?
 

Thomas_G

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Is the throttle linkage adjusted per the TM such that the gap between the magnet and the target is 5/16" at no load?

Can you measure the voltage at the lugs from L1 to Neutral and then from L2 to Neutral and let us know what you read?
Hi Kurt

5/16 gap is correct. I put a fluke 77 and measured 0.01 and 0.00 on the L1 and 2 to N
 

kloppk

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Correction, hadn't had my coffee yet...

With the set OFF check the position of the 120/240 switch under the inverters clear cover.
Might want to toggle it a few times and then leave it in the 120/240 position.

Then...
Remove the 4 screws holding the red safety cover over the inverters output screws.
Start the generator.
Then with the set running measure the AC voltage between N & L1 at the inverter and then again between N & L2 at the inverter.

Inverter Output.jpg
 
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