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Homelite Model D - 32 VOLT


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Old 01-17-2009, 08:58:58 PM
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Finished my Homelite D generator ( 2 stroke ) and need some information. I would like to connect to a lite bulb (32 v) for my display. Would anyone have or know where to purchase the plug in connector or how to make one.It looks like a distributor to coil wire may work for the plug in + , but the ground has me puzzled. also need a 32 v bulb source . also is there some way to slow the rpm's. no governor,! Needle adjustment effects it very little. Runs great ,would like to slow it down because of the gen. windings. Thanks fellows !......... Bob
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Any good "Lamp and Supply" House in the USA should be able to get you 32 Vdc Light Bulbs.
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Default Re: Homelite Model D - 32 VOLT

Your connector looks somewhat like the NATO Coaxial 24 volt DC connector found on US Military Vehicles. Out Fire Dept has a Brush Fire Truck that was a former Military vehicle. I will try to go to the Fire Station this afternoon, take some picture and post them.

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Default Re: Homelite Model D - 32 VOLT

That is one weird-looking, but interesting contraption! Wonder what was it's original purpose? The power outlet appears to be designed similar to a light bulb socket. It looks like there is a ceramic-type insulating ring around the base of the center connection, and the outer socket rim appears to be copper, or brass. I would guess that the central connection is the positive connection, and the outer ring is your negative connection. (easily checked with a voltmeter). Have you considered using 5- 6 volt bulbs in series, or 3- 12 volt bulbs in series? Either combination will work. Maybe, with a load applied, you will have better speed control using the needle valve.
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Jerry your correct on the connection. the plus cable from gen. goes to center connection which seems like a ceramic or plastic with brass insert like an engine coil has. the outer part of shell is brass and the neg. cable attaches to it. the connection is totally isolated from the unit with fiber o rings & washers. The unit tag has The Simms Magneto CO.-- East Orange, NJ Homelite Model D 32 VOLTS 500 WATTS SN# 4149 I did some extensive searches but couldn't find to much about it. their was one on e-bay a few weeks ago but didnt meet the sellers reserve. if i remember he was from the New England states area.
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I have a couple of these little guys, never found any info except a picture of it in in a Homelite brochure touting the company's history. I believe it was their first or nearly first (why would they start at D ?) genset. Not sure if they had anything to do with Simms Magneto, one of mine is also tagged Simms. Also, there don't seem to be a lot of them around. They run at a pretty high speed and dance around on their little spring feet. I haven't played with mine in quite a while, but something rings a bell about the connector. I can check mine if you want.
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gus thanks for your help! if you won't mind could you please check your connector. i seen in one of your gen photos a unit with a different type magneto and connector. any!! information would be greatly appreciate. thanks Bob.......
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Do you still need parts for the model D? I need a piston for a Homelite HRU-28 2 stroke engine still used in civilian models
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what year was the homelite d made, what are they worth.
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