FYI Bolens Starter / generator info.!
Posted December 04, 2011 - 03:58 PM
He said this starter / generator had no real vent holes and no cooling fan to prevent overheating. He said if the generator is forced to put out constant high voltage (when you have a bad battery or when the battery is drawn down and then you jump start it) it makes the generator put out high voltage and as such it gets very hot and can overheat it and cause damage. He advised to always make sure the battery is good and to also put a tender charger on it if it sits for long periods of times. He said this should prevent it from overheating.
I supposed they didn't put holes or cooling fans on these because they didn't want to worry about dust getting inside.
I thought I would pass this on!
- Bruce Dorsi, wvbuzzmaster, KennyP and 2 others have said thanks
Posted December 04, 2011 - 04:01 PM
Posted December 04, 2011 - 04:34 PM
Posted December 04, 2011 - 05:15 PM
These normally operate at temperatures around 250 degrees.
Like mentioned above,
The main thing to remember about these units is that they are meant to just maintain the battery's charge while running and are not meant to be charging a heavily drained battery all the time.