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Westinghouse 110 volt Generator


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Old 12-31-2011, 07:31:58 PM
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Default Westinghouse 110 volt Generator

I recently brought home two westinghouse light plants. One is a 32 volt. Thats easy enough, but the other one is a 1500 watt 110 volt dc. Im scared to run 10 or 11 batteries in series to wire this thing up (the truth is im just to cheap). does any one know of a safe way to reduce the voltage output? I would also like a manual for any westinghouse light plant. any info is appriciated
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Default Re: westinghouse 110 volt

You don't need any batteries. Just run it and hook light bulbs to it. Light bulbs don't care if it is AC or DC.
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Use incandescant bulbs, NOT CFLs certain CFLs will explode if sublected to DC. Halogen bulbs will also burn out instantly.
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Default Re: Westinghouse 110 volt Generator

I think the bulbs will provide some load to protect the generator, but what about starting the unit? did this originally run batteries up to 110 volts for starting the engine? Im more of a gears and cranks man than an electrical man. but im always willing to learn. Any leads on a manual?
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You can probably get the unit spinning good with 3 or 4 batteries, but unhook them when the engine starts.

My big Lister (see my avatar) is 110 DC and it starts easily thru the gen with with 36 volts.

I pulled out my old 1926-27 Graybar Electric (Western Electric) catalogue. It only shows 3 models, The 8DC (800 watt), 15DC(1500 watt) and 15DC with magneto, which is a direct service plant with no battery.
The 110 you have is probably some newer than that.
Also the generator itself is much different than the 32 volt models. There appears to be a tag on top of the control box on yours. What does that show? Also I'm curious to see a rear view and see what is in the box. Where is the coil mounted?

I have a 15DC Westinghose and had a Number 15 Fuller & Johnson. Identical except the name plate. I figuring that F&J made the engine and Westinghouse took care of the rest.

I have the F&J manual and had the much more complete Westinghouse manual which has disappeared. I'm figuring I must have forgotten it at the copy store a long time ago. PM me and I'll get you a copy of the F&J

GUS

This is mine, it is set up with the batteries and WE powerstand. The batteries are non functional. Just for your info, a typical 110volt DC genset had 55 2 volt cells (what we call batteries) and a 5 cell reserve. The 32volt had only 16 cells.

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Default Re: Westinghouse 110 volt Generator

inside the controll box is the coil, knife switch, starting switch, and tremblers(i guess thats what it is. Im assuming they run the coil like a buzz coil). The info board that come with the engine dates it as a 1923. I remember seeing these engines at shows when i was a kid. the owner at the time had a very nice display. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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I have 110 V. DC Kohler that uses 24 volts for starting and is charged from 110 volt gen through a large resistor. Your,s may be the same . Cheers Bill H.
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Generator Gus -do you run that big Westinghouse?
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Default Re: Westinghouse 110 volt Generator

This light plant used a 110 volt battery [56 2 volt cells] for starting. The coil in this unit is an interupter type [like a car] not a vibrator type. The trembler {I'm guessing} is the cutout relay}.
I have manuals for your Westinghouse plants and others. E-mail me And I'll send copies.
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