Anyone able to tell me what this switch does on a 180kva generator

Anyone able to tell me what this switch does on a 180kva generator

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably something to do with phase.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It clicks to 1, 2 or 3.
    Not 4

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    flip the manuel switch and the trunk mexican will be released to operate it for you.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2=split phase
    3=3 phase
    knob above indicates hot legs

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So what should it be set to? Running both single and 3ph tools. can an incorrect setting cause damage?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > would plugging a machine to the wrong settings fuck it up?
        dunno man, wdyt?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The above knob is for measuring, right now it is set to measure between L2 and L3, and the result is shown on the dial to the left

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Check the voltage from line to neutral (upper knob settings on right).

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bump

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      don't bump threads stick around for weeks here (unfortunately)

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I need to run this fucker in 5 hours.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm with the other guys. Flip the Manuel switch and wait for him to show up and do it for you.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Will it turn over?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          fucking cunt just turn the knob and figure it out, penis breath.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          asks what a switch does.

          demands instant help

          doesn't give ANY useful information.

          suck MY dick.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What information do you need? I have a generator I need to use, it has a switch that changes between 1,2,3 and has a phi symbol. I need to use single and 3phase tools.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              idk, maybe a fucking model number or brand or picture or pinout or fucking anything? I've managed to work out that it's a Kohler generator (no thanks to you), and I'm guessing that you'll need to use the switch to alternate between single phase and 3-phase for different tools.

              I'm usually of the belief that the people on this board are unnecessarily harsh to newcomers, but this post is really making me question that.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I'm usually of the belief that the people on this board are unnecessarily harsh to newcomers
                If newfags can't take the banter or be willing to sift out the nuggets of information from all the shitposting than this place would be insufferable.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              your generator should have a manual on it somewhere. also DUMBSHIT just google the name on the panel. fucking retard. that's how I figured out what the knob does.

              idk, maybe a fucking model number or brand or picture or pinout or fucking anything? I've managed to work out that it's a Kohler generator (no thanks to you), and I'm guessing that you'll need to use the switch to alternate between single phase and 3-phase for different tools.

              I'm usually of the belief that the people on this board are unnecessarily harsh to newcomers, but this post is really making me question that.

              no that is not what the switch does.

              It’s just for switching the leg it’s measuring. It doesn’t have any effect on the generator itself, just the dial read outs for volts and amps

              quit spoon feeding OP.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >no that is not what the switch does.
                I dunno dude, every generator set I've used that has a "phi" switch used it for phase. I looked up a MICS generator manual, different model but had a similar switch labelled "phase."

                if it's not a phase switch, it's well disguised as one. meter scale switches don't usually look like this. they usually look like the white switch in the measurement cluster. instrument clusters and associated switchers are usually separated with drawn boxes, like this one, so considering that this is inside the "manuel" box, I'd wager the phi switch is also a manual control switch, for phase, rather than meter switch of some sort.

                from experience, the "manuel" switch probably wakes up Manuel. That's the name of the generator.
                >not really a joke, many generators have a "manual" switch that is the "manual" starter switch. this one looks like it used to be a button but someone's shoved a replacement toggle switch in there, which I have also seen done. the on/off switch is just a safety that prevents the transfer switch from starting the generator if it's hooked up for use as a blackout generator
                >why? cottages and summer homes often have generators. but if there's a blackout and nobody's home then you're burning fuel and adding machine hours for no reason

                but if OP isn't going to tell us more about the machine or read its manual, the only other two ways to figure out what it does is play with it, or alternatively, he could remove the instrument cluster and inspect. phase switches look very different from other types of switches and it should be readily identifiable if he knows what to look for.

                it's worth mentioning at this point that it's a bad idea to flip a phase switch while the generator is running

                If you have something to share with the class, by all means share it, but you sound more like a troll than a contributor if I'm being honest here.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                sorry no it changes which phase the amp gauge reads.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I guess I'll take your word for it if you actually found the manual describing this machine. I found a few "MICS" manuals, but they didn't have the same layout as OP's instrument panel.

                One clue is the heavy duty nature of what you just posted, vs the smaller duty in OP's pic. I'm not sure, but I'm going with instrumentation switch rather than power switch.

                I've only ever worked on heavy duty generators, although years ago I experienced the displeasure of using a light duty gen while in North Ontario.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                One clue is the heavy duty nature of what you just posted, vs the smaller duty in OP's pic. I'm not sure, but I'm going with instrumentation switch rather than power switch.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck that knob, I want to know what happens when you flick the "Manuel" switch

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I bet you can adjust the frequency manually.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Split or 3 phase.
    You can always flip the one to the left.
    That calls Manuel, he will explain it to you.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I found what that does.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s just for switching the leg it’s measuring. It doesn’t have any effect on the generator itself, just the dial read outs for volts and amps

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is that it?
    https://www.electronicshub.org/power-factor-and-its-correction/

    Its using the same symbol "Ф", which seems to mean Power Factor

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The symbol on the switch is phase, you not knowing that means you probably shouldn't touch that device.

      It's the logo of the switch manufacturer you fucking retards

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not as retarded as the company for not only using that as a logo but by putting it in the machine

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The symbol on the switch is phase, you not knowing that means you probably shouldn't touch that device.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ¿Alguien accionó el interruptor de Manuel?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who's Manuel?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      switch the flip
      and find out

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