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22kW searchlight generator

Starting the plant for the fist time

Engine and switchboard

Our set did not fail to live up to expectations - it was running and generating with only a few hours work. The first start was heralded by the familiar cloud of dense fog as the excess fuel injected during preparation is burnt off. Watch video: The first start

Once everything had been put in order so that the engine was easy to start by hand, the wiring was repaired to enable the generator to operate safely and its field winding was reconnected. The light over the switchboard lit up on cue. Watch video: 3-man hand-start

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