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Genset problem

Discussion in 'Generators' started by doorpro, Oct 11, 2009.

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  1. dennismc

    dennismc Senior Member

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    Also, these are on my own Yacht and the manuals match the gen sets..
  2. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    The Onan's mentioned above are standard diesel engines that have a starter to turn the engine over, and a normal alternator to produce DC power, and the generator end is connected to the engine to produce AC power. However the motor has to be turning a certain speed to produce the 70 volts before it will run on it's own allowing you to release the start switch.
  3. Marmot

    Marmot Senior Member

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    Post #38, paragraph 2