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SgtKish

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Generator inside wiring
« on: March 13, 2019, 01:36:45 PM »
I'm having an issue putting my generator back together. Hopefully this is a common since question to some one. I hooked the field wires up wrong and when I tested the gen it showed up as shorting out. I think I screwed up by attaching the 3 field wires to 3 separate brushes. I think 2 of those wires go on one brush, and the third field wire goes on another brush. If that's true, what brushes do these field wires attach? Across from each other, side by side? And two brushes have plastic insulator plates mounting on the bottom of the brush mounts, and the other two brush mounts have metal plates under them. Do these field wires only attach to the metal plate mounted brushes, or the plastic mounted ones. Hope that makes since. Please help...lol.

SgtKish

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Re: Generator inside wiring
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 08:06:52 PM »
Roger that

mkoloc

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Re: Generator inside wiring
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 05:44:32 PM »
Rebuilding my generator right now … three separate brushes get those wires attached to them as I documented my wiring as I stripped my brush plate down .. leaving one set without any field wire.  My generator has not been touched since my M16A2 went thru its depot rebuild in 52. Ill post some pics tomorrow if that will help.
Mark A.R. Koloc Sr.
LTC USA (RET)
Prescott AZ