Return to the Tool Shed Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Portable Generator Help

Posted by Casey33 Arkansas (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 30, 12 at 10:45

I have a Wacker G2.5 120V 20Amp portable generator. I have adjusted the generator to produce 125 volts (60Hz) under no load. When I plug in a 1500w space heater the voltage drops to 108 or so and the space heater quits working but the generator is still running and producing voltage. What is the problem? I was thinking about setting the generator at a higher rpm at no load but I would hate to "fry" an appliance at initial hookup. What could be the causes and how to fix? Thanks for all the help.

The fear of "frying" came because when i started it for the first time in 2 years the throttle was stuck wide open producing 800 volts. Did not know that when I hooked up my camper and "fried" the convertor and the TV.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Portable Generator Help

Did the fequency fall off w/ the voltage? If so you have a governor problem.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Tool Shed Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here