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Old 07-31-2016, 12:20 PM   #1
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Genset hour meter

Question for the masses. Since I've had my rig I've spent some time sprucing/cleaning, personalizing a little and it just may be me but it seems as though my genset hour meter has been ticking off more time than has actually elapsed. Anyone ever run across this or heard of anything like it?
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How far off do you think your hour meter is? Most are accurate to within +/-1% and they are used as an indicator for service intervals. The service intervals aren't critical, if you change the oil or filter at 100 hours, making the change at 90 or 110 won't be a problem.
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Question for the masses. Since I've had my rig I've spent some time sprucing/cleaning, personalizing a little and it just may be me but it seems as though my genset has been ticking off more time than has actually elapsed. Anyone ever run across this or heard of anything like it?
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Hour meters only add minutes and hours when they are getting power, (either 12DVC or 120VAC depending on the meter).

My engine hour meter did that when a high buck, ($120 an hour), "professional" miss-wired my alternator charging system while replacing my alternator.

Is your generator hour meter somehow getting power when your generator is not running?

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Up till now Ive just been mentally noticing it. Guess Ill have to put it on comparison with a chronograph, and make sure the meter its self is not getting power when the genset is not running, I have a multimeter that can accomplish that. Thanks all for the input.
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They should be wired for Hobbs time, not Tach time..
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