Generator Starting Problems
I tried to start the generator yesterday to exercise it and all that happened was the "clicking" sound that is characteristic of a low battery. It started and ran normally about 3 weeks ago. I checked the batteries and all were at full charge, and I checked the batteries under load and all readings were normal. A reading at the generator also indicated that full voltage was available for cranking. However, when the start button was pressed, voltage dropped to less than 5 volts at the generator. The generator will crank normally if a jump box is connected directly to the generator, but if the jump box is connected to the chassis or house battery the symptoms remain the same. Several people, including an RV tech and a mechanic say that this usually is caused by a grounding problem. I will be checking all the battery and power connections and the grounding points in the battery compartment, but other than the grounding strap at the generator, I don't have a clue where I should check. Is there a schematic that shows where all the grounding points are? Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Dave and Derita
2007 Winnebago Adventurer 38J - 2014 Honda CR-V in tow- Banks PowerPack