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4 minutes ago, billpierce said:

Engine def running up to proper rpm?

Good question Bill, yes, output was measured at 50hz.

 

Engine is sweet as a nut and seems to be doing it's thing.

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Mmmm my gut feeling is if its low hours, if you speak to right electrical magician the generator side of it will be fixable. What make is the unit? I know stephill are pretty helpful on the phone, worth a call to whoever made it ( cant remember if you have said.)

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8 hours ago, billpierce said:

Mmmm my gut feeling is if its low hours, if you speak to right electrical magician the generator side of it will be fixable. What make is the unit? I know stephill are pretty helpful on the phone, worth a call to whoever made it ( cant remember if you have said.)

Thanks Bill. I'll give Pramac a call.

 

The two electrical engineers I have spoken to so far have told me to get a new generator. This just feels a bit defeatist as it is £4000 worth of generator. I agree with you that there is probably an option to fix it, just need to find the right person.

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9 hours ago, topchippyles said:

Need an electrician really or a fitter to check it over 

Yes, I'll keep making calls.

 

I appreciate your thoughts on the matter Les. Many thanks.

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If you were closer to me i would have taken a look for you. Pretty good at fault finding as had so much equipment over the years you learn from different guys who help you 

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One of my factory customers use a firm that repair electrical and electronic equipment, some of their gear is obsolete and sometimes it's faster to repair than buy new. I'll see if I can look them up.

Might have to ship it there but if it's that expensive then would be worth it.

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37 minutes ago, Dan Maynard said:

One of my factory customers use a firm that repair electrical and electronic equipment, some of their gear is obsolete and sometimes it's faster to repair than buy new. I'll see if I can look them up.

Might have to ship it there but if it's that expensive then would be worth it.

I have a guy like that dai and took me ages to get him on board.I put his kitchen in and he serviced all my machines and no money has ever changed hands. Good with each other 

 

If you look up rewinds companies local they will have a sparky who will be able to repair your genny

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Is @gensetsteve still an active member, may be worth rattling his cage. @the village idiot    
its a bit cruel bringing a Genny down to a stall with log splitters, have you considered using  engine driven hydraulic power packs?

 

Bob

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A 5kva will only give out 2-3kw unless you want to melt it.
A 10kva genny is a bout 1-2k on eBay.
Or...
I've mentioned this before,
My brother got the dynamo off a broken engined 10k genny and married it to a Ford Fiesta engine, on a trailer.
It's sweet

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