I used to spin them up using the wire wheel on my grinder against the
pulley. Spin her right up.
> Exactly Mark I think :)
> The generator requires voltage in the field windings to produce the
> field before it will generate. This is how the regulator regulates
> by switching the voltage in the field coils.
> By shorting the terminals together the small voltage generated by the
> armature is enough to power the field windings and both will build
>>> Tie the two terminals on the generator together, put test leads on the
> junction of the two terminals and the other on the case. Then spin it, a
> good one will give you about 20-25 volts.