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Old 12-22-2016, 05:42:44 PM
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Good evening all....could anyone help with my recently purchased 1.5 kW set.im unsure as to where to connect a rheostat as yet I cannot get her to produce any volts.
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That looks familiar :-)
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:59:20 PM
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Wow, that looks neat!

How many wires are coming out of the generator and what size are they?

It looks like the generator is direct current, correct?

Keith
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That is a nice set. I think I can see three data plates, engine, generator and frame.

What they say will be the key to the whole connection and the wiring you need. AC and DC generators both need field connections, how they are connected will be different. A search for Lister schematics will reveal lots of information, you just need to know what model.

Did you get a switchboard or control panel with the unit?

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I think it's DC because it appears to have interpoles.
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It does indeed look like it has four poles with larger bolts and four poles with smaller bolts. It is missing a control panel.

With three data plates it should not be too hard to work out what it needs.

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