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    Main power indicator

    Haha. My across the street neighbors are on a different circuit and they aren't shy about showing it. It's all fair though because when the whole neighborhood is out my house is lit up like a frigging Christmas tree.
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    Main power indicator

    heres an off the shelf item https://www.amazon.com/briidea-Return-Utility-Generator-Indicator/dp/B09DCWNBHW/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1NOHUF523SAZC&keywords=utility+power+ind&qid=1669936143&sprefix=utility+power+ind%2Caps%2C85&sr=8-2 otherwise, a relay on the generator input and one on the line side...
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    MEP 805B wired to split 400amp panels

    Winding primary/winding seccondary=voltage primary/ voltage secondary= current secondary/current primary A 3 phase transformer is just 3 single phase transformers in the same case. If you lower the primary voltage the secondary voltage will drop by the winding ratio. Some transformers are...
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    MEP 805B wired to split 400amp panels

    split between 2 panels, the risk of imbalance damage is minimal, the shared leg has a risk of overload. If fuel efficiency isn't a huge concern you can always use a heater to help balance. For example, Panel 1 is wired to AB panel 2 is wired to BC and the heater dummy load is wired to CA
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    MEP 805B wired to split 400amp panels

    balanced is more efficient, you can cause head damage by running 2 legs at their maximum and nothing on the 3rd leg. The short and skinny, Balance as close as you can but dont go nuts over a few amps.
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    MEP 805B wired to split 400amp panels

    If you are isolating the main breaker for each panel with an interlock there should be no problem. What can get you into some trouble is if the grounding and bonding is not done correctly, especially if for some reason you run 1 panel on generator and the other on utility. You also need to...
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    MEP004A DC Circuit Interrupt trip issue

    If you are asking where to get the manuals click the TM tab up top and look for the gen set you have
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    Slave plug for MEP genset - cost effective options(?)

    It's not a technical inability it's a Mickey Mouse won't allow me to
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    Slave plug for MEP genset - cost effective options(?)

    Keep It Simple Stupid, UNLESS complex will be really really cool
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    MEP 805B fuel spraying into electric governor actuator, is this normal? Question to our Engine experts

    I am by far no diesel engine expert, (electrical) but the IPs i have worked with have commonly had the solenoid coil bathed in diesel.
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    Slave plug for MEP genset - cost effective options(?)

    We have some big DC equipment at work, 24 and 48 vdc. Fun part is all the battery chargers are 24 vdc. The battery disconnects and jumpers are all anderson connectors and when you pull the disconnects the jumpers (think a plate with several connectors) the mating connector on the charger can...
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    MEP 005A Emergency shutdown

    short circuit will trip cb2 undervolt, underfrequency, reverse power, overload, permissive parallel will trip cb2 but are bypassable with battle short low fuel, water temp, oil pressure, overvolt will kill the engine which also trips cb2
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    MEP-003, What have you done to prepare for this new winter season

    Check your motor mounts, Mine were sagging. i ended up adding a rubber grommet to them because the metal ring would delaminate from the rubber cones.
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