Once the engine is running for a bit, you can connect up your volt meter to measure output.
On my Wizard friction generator w/double magnets when the engine fires the output measures 15vdc, the volt meter displays a steady drop as the engine is coasting down in rpm's and the output at its lowest reading is 5vdc and immediately after it fires the output is 15vdc
What model type is t? Some, (eg type A1), were for low tension igniter engines. Some were for high tension buzz coil/sparkplug engines. (eg, R1, and Hk, I think they are). The low tensions usually have a coil between magnets, but not always.I have a few, but am after a high tension to operate a buzz coil.- cheers -Neil.
Hi all, thanks for the info. Mine is a hk for spark plug ignition. It produces about 11.5 volts at about 700rpm from memory. The manual I have seen doesn't designate voltage, only speed interestingly enough.
Hook it up to a good buzz coil and a drill on the shaft, that should see if it's ok or not. A normal hand drill wont over rev it and shouldn't harm it. HK was for buzz coil, or "jump spark" as they called it. Wire the coil as you would for battery.