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Have a new 8000 and found it is not charging the battery

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Have a new 8000 and found it is not charging the battery when it is running. The battery shows a drain.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Make of unit? What is the 8000 ? Generator? or ???

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Generac Centurian 8000 watts. LP
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Let me opt out and see if there is a generator expert on line. Sorry.

Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 10 months ago.

Hi, my name is***** will try to assist you.

The majority of Generac machines are built in such a way that they do not charge the battery unless you are actually pulling voltage from the control panel. If you just start the engine and let it run it does not charge the battery, in order to charge the battery you have to be physically utilizing the genset to power something else from the control panel.