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Onan 10.0CCKAJ want to convert to electric start


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Default Re: Onan 10.0CCKAJ want to convert to electric start

Here is the parts manual: http://www.twinslan.net/~n0nas/manua...0(05-1989).pdf

The armature for both pull start and electric start seem to be the same. page 25-26 shows the parts needed for electric start. hey have "Key 2". I don't think you would need anything but the start solenoid. You would use a plug in battery charger for starting battery charging.
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Thanks. I have that manual already and those pages show a control box, not a starter motor. So you are actually seeing that the armatures are the same for exciter start and pull start? Why do they have different part numbers? Or did I look in the wrong place.

I'm not worried about any relays or other electronics, I can rig that easily enough. But I doubt I'd be able to find a complete control box and the way this generator is mounted on the cart with a 4.5 gal fuel tank I don't think it would fit physically in the normal location.

Anyhow I need to remove the end cover and look at it again. I suppose I could just disconnect the existing leads from the exciter brushes, briefly apply 12 volts from a car battery via heavy cables and see if the thing turns over!
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Default Re: Onan 10.0CCKAJ want to convert to electric start

No, you wouldn't want to disconnect the existing leads from the commutator brushes, as those supply the field, which will be as necessary for the machine to motor as it is for it to generate. You'll need decent sized cables and battery and good connections for it to work.

It is also worth checking to see if the series field winding is present and simply taped off somewhere. If so, connecting to that will work even better. Check to see how many wires are going in and out of the field coils themselves.

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