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I have a 3500 400 champion generator. all of a sudden it

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hi I have a 3500 400 champion generator. all of a sudden it stopped putting out 110 volts so I replaced the volt reg. and it still only puts out 100 volts. where else do I go to fix it I live 40 miles from closest town thanks barry broadhead
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.
You need to connect a frequency meter to the output of the unit.With no load on the genset, it should be running at about 62 Hz. If it is too low, adjust the engine speed up until it is running at 62 Hz, and this will bring the voltage up.But do NOT simply speed it up until it is putting out 120V. It is possible to get the frequency too high that way, and you can burn up anything you plug into the genset.
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.
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