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MEP-016a(C) low AC output


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Old 01-06-2016, 11:28:45 AM
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Default MEP-016a(C) low AC output

I have a new to me MEP-016A(converted to C) genset. I just got a brass float put in the carb to get the engine to run reliably. At full throttle I'm getting around 60Hz on the gauge but about 90V AC on the courtesy outlets. They guy I got it from had tested the windings and showed 23 Ohms resistance on the field findings (tested on the wires at the VR). He said he also disconnected all of the wires from the terminal block and measured .07 ohms on each winding. I wonder if someone shut it down with a load connected and killed the VR? Looking for suggestions for where else to look or what I can do to verify the operation of this unit before I start swapping stuff hoping to fix it. If the VR is indeed dead, would it be wiser to do the swap to the SX460 AVR and if so, how much more reliable would the genset become. Using this at the farm as backup for well and also to be able to run some stuff in the house when power becomes an issue. Thanks in advance!
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Default Re: MEP-016a(C) low AC output

Try this thing:

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Have you used one of these on this particular genset? If so, what has the results been and how much trouble what the install?
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I used one on a MEP-002a, which is a nasty beast, along with the battery flash module and it just worked from the get-go.
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