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.
Briggs Charging System Damage?
Posted February 14, 2014 - 11:03 PM
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.
Posted February 15, 2014 - 06:08 PM