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Old 12-05-2014, 10:49 AM   #15
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There seems to be "much todo about nothing" here!! No one has a clue about what generator the op has in mind (engine driven etc). Mfg. of unit?
And into 2nd day the Op hasn't seen fit to provide add'l info
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:52 AM   #16
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Do you mean volts? Voltage can vary a bit.
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:55 AM   #17
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Ooops! That's what happens when you don't see that there is a page two.
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:08 AM   #18
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181,

Non-inverter generators do NOT have a voltage regulator or controller to regulate voltage. That is controlled by the mechanical governor on the engine. The inability of those governors to hold a precise rpm setting is why the voltage and cycles will vary according to load.

The short answer to the OP concern is there is probably nothing wrong.

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Old 12-05-2014, 11:26 AM   #19
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Non-inverter generators do NOT have a voltage regulator or controller to regulate voltage. That is controlled by the mechanical governor on the engine. The inability of those governors to hold a precise rpm setting is why the voltage and cycles will vary according to load.

The short answer to the OP concern is there is probably nothing wrong.

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Jim, the name's Bob, not 181. We don't know for sure the OP was talking about his generator. The reason I was assuming that was that generators haven't been used in American cars since the 50's in most cases. I made a general statement that his generator didn't contain a converter, it has a voltage regulator or control board. Even if he was referring to his engine alternator it would be true that he has a voltage regulator. As can be seen in this PDF, almost all Onan generators contain a control board. http://www.flightsystems.com/pdf/ona...oing-guide.pdf

I'm not trying to over explain things to the OP, just giving them a little information so they can get terms a little more correct. I agree, there is probably nothing wrong, but I also suggested a Kill-A-Watt monitor to be sure his generator is working within range.
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I am talking about my generator. It is supplying more than the 120 volts required for my plugs and light switches when in use. Is there a possibility of damage to the electrical system when this occurs ?


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I was referring to my coach generator. It puts out more than the required 120 volts needed when in use for my electrical plugs and switches. Thanks for your feedback.
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It might vary a bit either side of 120 v AC, but not consistently stay more than 10% above or below the 120 v ideal. If it is too high, or too low, take it in for professional service. You haven't identified the make and model of generator so we can offer better help.
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Should cause no problems.
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Old 12-08-2014, 03:12 PM   #24
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As I posted earlier in this thread if your no-load voltage is 132v or lower you are safe. 108-132v is the safe range.

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Ok we have a lot of chatter as to what the O/P menas and is talking about:

FACT: the GENERATOR which makes A/C power for when you are not hooked to the mains is a "Nominal 120 volt" Device, it can go as high as 13# (I think it is 135) and still be in spec or as low as 110.

Fact: There are 120 amp DC Alternators/generating devices, made for cars and small trucks.. I would think a bigger one would be used on an RV.

So why do we not let the Original poster reply with which he is talking about then we can get to helping him?
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Yeah, pretty sure he said coach generator there wa8yxm.
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:46 AM   #27
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You should have a 4000 Onan Micro Generator in your 1999 Royal Classic RSS30.

GASOLINE MODEL 4.0 KY and the Specifications for the Voltage is 100/120 volts.


Here is the service manual for it:http://www.cumminsonan.com/www/pdf/manuals/981-0503.pdf


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Most all power protection divices will shut down incoming power at 132VAC..........The OP's output voltage seems a bit high.........
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