Discussion in 'Generators' started by doorpro, Oct 11, 2009.
Also, these are on my own Yacht and the manuals match the gen sets..
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.
Post #38, paragraph 2