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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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How can I diagnose a bad trickle charge on my Briggs and

Customer Question

How can I diagnose a bad trickle charge on my Briggs and Stratton 12kW Intelligen genset? Is it part of the control panel?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Recently (within the past week or so), we lost power and the genset did not automatically come on. I was able to probvide emergency service using the battery from a lawn tractor, but after one week, the lawn tractor battery was also dead.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If at all possible
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I measured the current draw from the battery with the control panel in the off position at 83 mA and with the control panel in the auto position at 115 mA. The 240V input to the control panel measured at 240 Vrms.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 9 months ago.

What is the model number of the genset?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
040212-01 is the model