I think that you need some kind of a load on the generator in order to
develop current in the field coils. Try hooking them up across a headlamp
and see if that makes any difference.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Frank Clarici
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 6:36 PM
Subject: Generator bench test
I hope I am doing something wrong or I have 7 dead generators.
I thought if I spun it with an impact wrench I would get some volts out
of the back of it.
4 of them showed almost a whole volt, 3 of them didn't make the dial wink.
I got .86 volts out of the best genny. I was sort of hoping for maybe 14-18?
I put the probes on the large teminal and grounded the other to the
generator. Spun it with the impact wrench which goes pretty fast but I
can't count the rpms.
Am I doing something wrong?
Or do I have a bunch of genny cores?