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Posted: 11/14/20 04:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The generator timer is loud constant click, click, when counting.
Looking for a digital one... is it 12 v or do i get 120?
Whats a good one?
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Posted: 11/15/20 07:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is my understanding that the timer runs by wrapping a single wire around your spark plug wire. That should give you a good idea of the voltage. Check YouTube for how it works.

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Posted: 11/15/20 07:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Considering no body know what generator we're talking about it's hard to make a good recommendation. However, it is almost assuredly not 120v.
Most Onan and other quality generators use a 12v meter. Many portable types wrap the spark plug wire as bgum mentions.

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Posted: 11/15/20 07:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What do you do about zero hours on your meter 'if" you do change to electronic? Can you add the needed hours to get it back to current?


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Posted: 11/15/20 09:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have an Onan Marque Gold 7000 with a remote hour meter in the fiver. Whether digital or old style it is powered by 12 volt off the genny while running. If you want to change to digital, hook it up the same way. If want to put hours on the new meter, simply hook it to a 12 volt supply and let it run until the hours show what you want before wiring it into the Onan.

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Posted: 11/15/20 10:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good point. Did not think about that!

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Sorry I did not identify the generator.... its a Onan Marquis 7000
Here is a pic of the counter thats currently in . Im looking for a digital replacement and as stated by someone earlier it should be a 12 v?

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Posted: 11/18/20 12:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Says right on the tag, 12 to 21 vdc correct?

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Yes....got one coming..thanks

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Posted: 11/18/20 06:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Keep us posted on your project. Let us know how you connected the leads.

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