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#1 thom OFFLINE  

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Posted February 14, 2014 - 11:03 PM

Briggs & Stratton engines with the charging system under the flywheel , (not ones with starter/generators) will run if boosted with a battery or a battery charger. Some have recoil starters and can be started that way. I have been told that starting and running one  with NO battery connected will damage the charging system. Anyone know if this is true or false? Thanks.



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Posted February 15, 2014 - 12:04 AM

No it will not damage, just make sure the stator wire(s) are unplugged. The stator will still output voltage and if shorted will fry the windings under the fly wheel.


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Posted February 15, 2014 - 09:15 AM

Larry is right, won't harm a thing.



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Posted February 15, 2014 - 06:08 PM

What they said, the ignition doesn't need a battery, and the charge system doesn't care if there is a battery, so long as the charge wire doesn't short to something.




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