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One phase not working
« on: October 31, 2020, 07:42:47 PM »
A friend has a generator where one phase has stopped working. The phase not working is the one supplying the 240v output. The 3-phase does not work. If the 240v outlet is switched to one of the working phases to supply 240v, will running the generator like this cause further damage? 3-phase not required

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Re: One phase not working
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2020, 05:36:27 PM »
Hello Bilbag: Are you a Hobbit?

Getting 220 from your machine is probably possible but you shouldn’t just wire things up with out doing a little investigating.

You need a good multimeter to start.

How many wires (leads) are coming out of the generator?