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Please help: Old Winpower brush-type generator/starter wiring


I recently purchased a 10KW Winpower driven by a big old Lister HA-2 two-cylinder air-cooled...

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Default Please help: Old Winpower brush-type generator/starter wiring

I recently purchased a 10KW Winpower driven by a big old Lister HA-2 two-cylinder air-cooled diesel. I got it started last weekend, and it runs pretty well, settling down at 1825 rpm. I understand engines, and can deal with fine tuning that part, but I’m pretty lost regarding the generator end. I believe that this unit uses DC windings and a commutator both for starting and maybe to excite the generator field? I can spin the engine by connecting 24 vdc to one of the wires, and grounding the other side. In addition to the commutator, there are four slip rings, but I think they’re connected in pairs. I have no diagram, and there are just several leads sticking out of the generator end. Any ideas on identifying the leads? What do you think the DC starting voltage should be (the leads are pretty small, making me think maybe it wants even more than 24 volts?). Do I need a voltage regulator, or is there a simpler way to control output? I’d like to keep the costs down, as I’m just playing with this unit. Winpower says they have no info other than it was made in 1961. Thanks for your help!

Paul

Model Number: D10018HA2AE4-SPT
Serial Number: U853-1
Single Phase
10 KW
115/230 VAC
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Default Re: Please help: Old Winpower brush-type generator/starter wiring

May be your lucky day! Winpowers seem to be coming out of the woodwork
http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=37884

Maybe you and Joe can swap information. As I remember he was needing engine information and you need electical, so maybe between the two machines you can find out everything.
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