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110v generator maybe 230v? Answered

Just won a generator on ebay (Subaru Robin MG 750)
it is a 110v generator (looking at the 16A yellow socket) and the voltage.
however on the side it says 220v-50HZ 

It has 6 cables comming out the generator:

Red
Blue
Black
White
Green
Green



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mpilchfamily

5 years ago

Label says 230VAC then it's 230VAC. The socket on it doesn't mean it's 110VAC unit. From what i can see it looks like the socket has been replaced. But if you really want to know for sure then crank it up and test the output.

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icengddeacon1

Answer 5 years ago

So someone rewired it for 110VAC.
What else do you need ?

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ddeacon1iceng

Answer 5 years ago

i need to know how to put it back to 220VAC!

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icengddeacon1

Answer 5 years ago

Generators usually have two identical 110 VAC coils accounting for four wires..
Probably the Red Blue Black and White wires
In a 110 VAC setup these coils are wired in parallel
In a 220 VAC setup these coils are wired in series

I would attempt to verify and rearrange the coil wires to reach 220 VAC
as my first engineering attempt.
Also I would use a volt meter and ohm meter tracing where these wires
and that yellow outlet wires come from and go to/

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icengmpilchfamily

Answer 5 years ago

+1
Also a 50 Hz supply is commonly a 230 VAC power system.

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steveastrouk

5 years ago

If its 230V, you MUSTchange that connector to a blue IEC connector, in case anyone accidentally uses it with 110V site equipment - it could be lethal.

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Jack A Lopez

5 years ago

I tried to find a manual, without success. Although I think I found the product page, here: http://www.mowlin.com.tw/product/100888.html

Just sort of echoing what everyone else said:  The markings on this generator say 220 VAC, and the yellow socket kind of looks non-stock, like it was added later.  So just the style of that yellow socket is NOT a reliable indicator of what kind of power might come out of it, and the best way to tell would be to fire it up and actually test the output.

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petercd

5 years ago

Red and black would be the 12V dc, white and blue would be the AC voltage and green the chassis earth.
+1 for go by the label,
If you want to be 100% sure use a volt meter on the yellow plug