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Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:17 pm Post subject: Jensen 25G
Hi Guys , heres my newly acquired Jensen 25G that arrived here today all the way from El Salvador !
Bought to cannibalise for its cast base 15 , now not so sure .
Maybe it can sit on the shelf awhile ....
Having only a 2 core cord , i jury rigged an earth wire till i get around to fitting a proper new cord .
And a big thanks to robertosala .... thanks Rob !
_________________ Demon Industries ... the quiet achievers !
Yes the cast base generators do not have a ground to the armature and always run better one way then the other. Rog does a nice trick with running a ground on the older generators. _________________ Jeff Member of the Georgia Steamers Association.
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Yes the cast base generators do not have a ground to the armature and always run better one way then the other. Rog does a nice trick with running a ground on the older generators.
Just a very simple nickeled paperclip (plastic coated won't work).
I bend it such that one end is held by a ground screw under the casting and the other end discreetly reaches up thru the square hold under the rotating shaft and touches that shaft to make a better ground.
I love the old cast iron Jensen 15, but without the ground contact used on the newer aluminum ones, it sometimes won't make a good electrical circuit as oil gets between the rotating shaft (ground) and the cast iron uprights.
Five minute "fix", easily removed later if desired with no harm done. _________________ Rog
Jan , i gotta admit , i`m a bit confused over model number designation , but as the nameplate says 25G , thats what i`m going with .
Dean , hate a 75 ? .... never !
I always wanted a 75 but could never seem to find one .
Jeff and Rog , thanks for the great info about the cast base 15 , i was more than curious about the grounding problem and was going to ask the question , so thanks for that . _________________ Demon Industries ... the quiet achievers !
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