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Author Topic: Hello again - help with old generator  (Read 8128 times)
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« on: August 26, 2019, 05:30:56 PM »

Hello strangers.... long time no post...

Sadly I no longer have the Mill - the Ex has it Sad

anyway - can anyone help with an old generator - made by Higgs Motors, approx 1950's vintage. Has stamped on it "slip ring generator" and a serial number and little else.

Wires are -
2 red - from 2 slip rings, say 4mm diameter
2 Black from field windings - say 3mm diameter
1 x green earth

Im guessing I apply a DC voltage to the field and get AC from the slip rings - yes? But what controller?

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 10:54:18 PM »

Great to see you back .........
been there , got  the tee shirt  , also lost the house .........
Move on , be positive , no regrets...............
Can't help you with generator but good to see you post.
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 11:45:07 PM »

Welcome home Guy
       Good to see you back.
Like George, I cannae help with the wiring on the Geni but don't  worry there will be someone  along before long.
Your 2 shave pulley worked out perfect for me,  fingers crossed!

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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 12:25:32 AM »

Hi there stranger. I rent so no chance of loosing the house, another plus for renting not buying.   Does the engine have an electric start?  If so the field windings will be 12v. Try cfonnecting a 12v battery to the field windings for a few seconds, They should draw between 1 and 2 amps. The regulation will be by engine revs, on old generators the field will be constant voltage.

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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 05:31:11 AM »

Hello Guy, good to see you back. Sorry can't  help, beyond my capability, but wish you well.

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