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ONAN 5.0 BGA Generator

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Old 09-12-2012, 08:11:48 AM
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Default ONAN 5.0 BGA Generator

I have an onan 5.0 BGA-3CR/16004C generator and would like to wire for 220volts. Can it be rewired to provide 220volts in genset. I am an electrician and I know the 2 110 points will not, it needs to be done in genset unit if it is possible.

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Old 09-12-2012, 08:24:11 AM
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Default Re: ONAN 5.0 BGA Generator

The BGA is the motor designation 5 kw total output,
the "3C" is a 120/240 single phase 4 wire re-connectible generator.
"R" is remote start.
So yes you can change connections to get all 110, all 240, or a split combination. there might be a diagram under the cover to show which leads go where .
post the serial number and an e-mail address that will take large files. Someone will get you the proper manuals for it
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Default Re: ONAN 5.0 BGA Generator

See if this diagram helps. Note that most BGA's already have one of the
brushes bonded to the frame of the genset inside the endbell.

Also, if you provide me an email address by posting or pm'ing it, I can
send you the full service manual for your unit.

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