My generator has very low hours on it, maybe 30. The last two times I have run it the hour meter has not worked. The hour meter does not show anything anymore. Pulled the panel and have ~12 volts on either side of the meter when not running. When I have the genny running I only have ~12 volts on one side of the meter. Is this normal? Any ideas? Is the meter just bad?
It's possible that starting the generator applies a ground to the negative side of the meter. If that is the case you would read 12V on both sides when the generator is not running. I think you have a bad meter.
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