Three years ago I bought a Colemane Powermate (ProGen 5000)
I unboxed it Saturday evening plugged in some freezers and it worked fine
for over an hour. Then it stopped producing current. The circuit breakers
did not trip. The engine runs fine. The only procedure in the manual is
about remagnetizing the unit.
It doesn't seem to me that it would lose magnitism while it is producing
Anybody have a clue?
BTW, Coleman powermate is closed, employees laidoff, bankrupcy and lawsuits
Ok, I went out and checked connections, looked good. I got out a 12v power
supply and connected it per the manual to remagnetize the unit. I heard the
motor drag down, plugged in a light and it is producing power.
With a small 50 watt load the output voltage is only 104 Volts.
I came in wrote the post, then decided to try a bigger load. The unit had
lost its magnetism.
I remagnitized it and connected an 1800 watt load and the output voltage is
only 94 volts.
Doesn't seem good!
Its probably something that was defective and would have shown up 3
years ago after 1 hr, I also thought remagnatising was done only if no
power was produced. All you can do is run it and trace the power flow,
or you might open the panel and smell something bad.
alt.energy.homepower has alot of genheads visiting that know
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