Gray body and brush ports does make that guy as an oldie great saws.Ah, yes, I can identify with the good old worm drive Skilsaw! I have a neat, OLD 8-1/4" job, and it is indeed a BEAST! Needs a shaft seal though. Likes to mark it's territory lol.
The little Kohler is not going to run this guy.
It picks up the flicker a little. It probably looks better in person thoughHad the little Kohler running one of the lighting circuits, just for fun. Can see the 15 cps flicker in the lamps.
I thought it didn’t look very flicker-y in the video, but I thought it was just the video frame rate couldn’t pick it up very well. It makes a lot more sense that it’s just the engine power strokes. Small flywheel on that little guy, or just more common to see the flicker on the itty bitty gensets? I’ve never worked with one so small.Bill,
Uh oh, that's my bad. I should have been more clear. Being single cylinder, running at 1800 rpm, there are 15 power strokes per second. That results in the visible flicker in the lamps. The current is still 60 cycle.
That’s probably dielectric breakdown inside the capacitor. Once an arc punches a hole in the dielectric layer, the cap might check ok with the few volts from a tester, but it will fail with the hundreds+ volts in actual operation. The dielectric breakdown effectively reduces the maximum voltage that the capacitor can handle.Speaking from perplexing personal experience, on the condenser, it is possible for them to test good with an ordinary capacitance meter, yet break down at the high voltages encountered during operation. I would try another known good one and see what happens.
There are a surprising number of hams here on the ‘Stak, but many of us only recently became aware of each other since we don’t usually sign with our callsigns here. There is a forum for ham stuff now:One last item: did I see that you have a tube radio or radios? Are you a ham? One of my other hobbies is resurrecting tube radios. I've brought several back to life recently. Another topic.....