Hi all. I had removed my Westerbeke
7.6 kva btd generator
as the electricity end (alternator) had died. I have it back home where I have been working on it and have it ready to start with the new alternator
attached. All hoses are doing what they should do.
SO I started it with a friend with the multimeter attached to the active and neutral and no power came out of it.
My questions are;
Does it have to be excited? After starting when on the boat
I go to the mains electrical
board and switch on the switch to Generator
. After a few seconds it powers up to 110V then I turn on the circuit breakers to do run my appliances
Being on the floor in the garage I don't have any of that, just the factory circuit breakers and the three wires. One to one circuit breaker, one to the other circuit breaker and the white to the chassis of the genset.
What Am I doing wrong to not get a voltage from touching the two wires with the multimeter set to AC volts?
Can anyone please shed some light as to how I can test it please?
I dont want to put it back in until I know it is working. I am 500km away from the ocean in a small country town where no one can help me.