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Kohler 5CKM21 - K482EP convert to 240v?


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Default Kohler 5CKM21 - K482EP convert to 240v?

Hi all,

I cant find a clear answer, but was wondering if a Kohler 5CKM21 gen, which is a 120v gen could be converted to a 240v. I know on many generators, its a matter of re-wiring the output from the gen regulator, but cant tell if this gen set would work like that.

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Default Re: Kohler 5CKM21 - K482EP convert to 240v?

Probably. Without a generator spec number it can't be determined from the information you've provided.

However, if you remove the rear cover or connection box cover and find four black wires labeled 1 through 4 it can. If it's an older rotating armature set it's possible, but not for sure without knowing more information.

Dan
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Default Re: Kohler 5CKM21 - K482EP convert to 240v?

Thanks very much for the reply. The Kohler Engine plate says the Model No is K482EP, Spec No 35243b. On the Kohler Electric Plant plate, it indicates Model 5CKM21, 90140B, 5KW, single phase, 5 KVA, 60 cycles, 120 volt and 41.7 amp.

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Default Re: Kohler 5CKM21 - K482EP convert to 240v?

If the generator canít be rewired for 120/240 service, you can get old control transformers and use those to get 240v if you need it.

Bill
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That is true, thanks for bringing up options.
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Default Re: Kohler 5CKM21 - K482EP convert to 240v?

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Thanks very much for the reply. The Kohler Engine plate says the Model No is K482EP, Spec No 35243b. On the Kohler Electric Plant plate, it indicates Model 5CKM21, 90140B, 5KW, single phase, 5 KVA, 60 cycles, 120 volt and 41.7 amp.

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Mark
And as I suggested, the way to determine this would be to remove the back cover and look at the output leads. You could use the spec number to get a drawing #248880 from a Kohler distributor, but it would be far easier just to open it up and look...
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Yes, will do.
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