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PE-95K Genset, New to Me!


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Old 01-09-2016, 12:49:05 PM
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Default PE-95K Genset, New to Me!

I got a running genset that was part of a package when I bought a 1952 M38Cdn Jeep. I have intentions of cleaning it up and modifying the cart it's on so I can put the original muffler back on it. It's on a US Air Force Turbine Start Cart with the turbine and all related equipment missing. I will need some odds and ends down the road like one side panel(missing), at least one gauge glass, and at least one spring loaded tiedown. I'm curious to see if this will put out any voltage. The 120v plug in seems to be a round, 2 prong twist lock design. Am I wrong? Can those ends be found still? And I'm curioius about the 24V slave receptacle; does this thing put out DC current too to be able to boost military vehicles? I think the generator data plate states 120V A/C and 28V DC. As soon as I figure out loading pics (doesn't seen to work even after I resize to 800x800.jpg) I'll post them up.
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Default Re: PE-95K Genset, New to Me!

I might be able to help with one small item. A regular 120v male plug will work in that twisty one you mentioned.

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Default Re: PE-95K Genset, New to Me!

My PE-95K does not have a 24 volt slave receptacle. There is an auxiliary 12 volts output protected by a 10 amp fuse. The twist lock 120 volt socket on the control panel is made for a trouble light. The generator exciter is 28 volts DC. The AC output can be wired as 120 or 240 volts by moving a jumper.

You can download a service manual here:
http://www.twinslan.net/~n0nas/manua...1945%28%29.pdf
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Default Re: PE-95K Genset, New to Me!

Thanks for the replies and manual link folks. I did get a paper manual with this unit and I'll compare the two; Wonder why the manual doesn't cover the 'K' model, does one exist? I need to go over this in detail and figure out exactly what I'm dealing with. It's just too darn cold out at the moment. And I need to sort out the picture thing so you folks can see what I'm talking about.
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There is a supplement to the service manual that covers the K version. I don't have a copy, but there is really nothing much in there that is necessary.
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Actually I just looked at my manual and the supplement is in there. I really need to dig into this thing and learn about it. Been a busy with the Jeep first.
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That is a thing of beauty. Please don't scrap it or sell it for junk. Get it running and let it again earn an honest living.

BTW, cutting the head will decrease fuel consumption (gallons per hour) by a good amount.
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If this PE 95K was from the Canadian Army it may have had a significant EME Manual and modification associated with it; "ELECTRICAL V 287 Mod Instr 1" 29 June 1956. Kit Cold Weather Starting (25 pages).
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Default Re: PE-95K Genset, New to Me!

I'm not sure this was in service in Canada but it does have a cold weather starting primer pump on it and it's mentioned in my supplement. My "I" and "K" supplement is dated 19 Feb 1953 from the Department of the Army. Wonder who may have the Canadian Supplement? Thanks for the tip!
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