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    Mep 003a fuel pump connectors

    To jump ahead a bit, have you turned the engine over yet? If you haven't, thats good. Once you have fuel pumps figured out, you'll need to verify that the injection pump is free. You should remove it and free it up before you start it. Failure to do this will damage the pump. Its not the end of...
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    Looking for Essex A427 Load bank

    I have a friend that is looking for a load bank. I hope to help him find one so he doesn't try to steal mine. :D
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    Slave plug for MEP genset - cost effective options(?)

    I drop the positive into a glove while I'm testing.
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    Slave plug for MEP genset - cost effective options(?)

    Build one using some copper tubing. It will take you some time but it can be done. If you measure the inside and outside of the connector on the generator you'll see that is compatible with a couple sizes of normal "L" copper tubing. Take the larger size and slit it so it fits over the outside...
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    MEP 831A Issues with not charging the lugs

    I hate to overlook the obvious but when the unit starts you are showing AC voltage on the meter and do you have voltage at the convenience outlet?
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    MEP 831 FAQ for owners or potential buyers

    Recommend starting a new thread. It will be better for us to help you.
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    Mep804a to single phase in SD

    For the purposes of backup power, don't beat yourself up over phase imbalance. If this was a PRIME application where the generator ran months and months then maybe I would worry.
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    Mep804a to single phase in SD

    Give the transformers a look and see how they are wired. A photo of the data plate with wiring diagram would be helpufl. Are they sending a single phase of 480v with a neutral (aka 277v) to create your 240/120? That would make the most sense and also be lower cost transformers since its a...
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    Mep804a to single phase in SD

    If you are determined to keep the MEP804 the simplest solution is to create a single phase critical loads panel with lights, fridge, microwave, etc on it for that "extra" phase on the generator. Run the other two phases to your main panel. My setup here at home is kinda like that with my base...
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    What have you done to your FMTV or LMTV today

    I blew out a crap-ton of leaves and acorn from the back and around all the cracks and crevices yesterday. Does that count? :D
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    Steel Soldiers giveaway sponsored by hawkerbattery.com

    I could really use those.
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    Thoughts on 12v conversion on MEP-831A and MEP-803A possible or not?

    But for my $$$ it’s a lot easier to buy a couple of lawnmower batteries for like $75 and put them in series. Done.
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    Thoughts on 12v conversion on MEP-831A and MEP-803A possible or not?

    If I were going to try this I’d put a 12v starter on the engine. I’d use the boost converter to power up the 24v systems on the generator. I’d energize the 12v starter solenoid from a Relay on the 24v starting circuit. The starter cutout could be used to disconnect the boost converter when the...
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    Thoughts on 12v conversion on MEP-831A and MEP-803A possible or not?

    it does. My comment is more applicable to the 831 since it has a permanent magnet alternator and doesn’t need an external jump to excite it. You could use a 12v to 24v boost converter to excite the systems on a 802/803 once you start the engine With a 12v starter.
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    Thoughts on 12v conversion on MEP-831A and MEP-803A possible or not?

    Put on a 12v starter with a button to engage it and leave the rest of it as it is. Should work fine. Use a 12v charger wired into the 120vac to recharge the starting battery.
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