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Curtis B., Technician
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
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Experience:  Technician turned service manager on multiple lines of trucks and engines, used in industry.
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I have a 150KVA single phase Cummins generator. 150DSGAC, My

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I have a 150KVA single phase Cummins generator.
JA: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?
Customer: 150DSGAC
JA: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: My question is: will I harm the alternator by running it with a very low load. Less than 10% of capacity. maybe around 1 or 2 %
JA: Anything else you want the equipment mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 months ago.

No it will not damage the alternator of the unit to run the unit under a light load But is good pratice ot add load from time to time to allow the engine to perform to a higher level of horsepower.

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