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Onan Tech Star 35G Saavy?


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Old 01-02-2018, 07:58:20 PM
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Default Onan Tech Star 35G Saavy?

Hello,

This is my first attempt at a "forum."
I have this propane techstar 35g sitting in my shop. I'd like to set it up to be able to use all the voltages and phases on a test stand. Anybody ever done this before?
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:16:01 PM
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Sit back and the smart guys will chime in. Don't be surprised if it's not what you want to hear though.
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Default Re: Onan Tech Star 35G saavy?

Well, somebody might as well do it- so,

My advice- before you consider modification of that set to allow "all voltages and phases", read the linked thread below.

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=134727

After you have done so, you may (should? had better?) decide to go another route.

If you still want to do so after reading the referenced thread, the first thing you need is the wiring diagram for your set.
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:22:29 PM
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Your the Man Wayne, and Yes, somebody had to do it!!!
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Default Re: Onan Tech Star 35G saavy?

Sell it and buy a Ford powered 30 ek or es.. the techstar is a ticking time bomb and will wake the dead
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Ouch. I feel so welcomed.
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Truly nothing to do with you, the TechStar has a very terrible reputation with the Onan folk, not one of I think Cummins best designs.
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OK, so a doctor had this machine in his basement. His brother was the engineer for the local power company and had this unit installed for him.

He paid me to remove this machine and gave me the machine, transfer switch and all the wiring. It also had an elaborate exhaust system. (He gave me that too). He says that he got tired of paying an ONAN tech to service it every month when they've only lost power twice in the past 10 years and only for an hour or so.

So, now what do I do?

sounds like you know what they're going to say.
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Ouch. I feel so welcomed.
No offense intended, you are certainly welcome here.

IMHO, it would be a great disservice for us to allow you to remain uninformed about the set you have.

Would be a shame to put lots of work into your project only to find out that the most important part of same is not going to give the service you hoped for.
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no worries... Believe it or not, I'm a 55yo Master Electrician, but I'm very naive. Sad huh?

Thanks... no offense taken. I appreciate experience.
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