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Old 04-12-05, 21:06
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Default Chorehorse generators

I know this has probably been talked about numerous times! but as I'm new to the CMP addiction I was wondering if anyone out there would take pity on me, and if possible give me some idea on the type of generator which would have been fitted onto the C8 wireless vehicle.
As I put on the title, i was wondering if it was a chorehorse? What one actually looks like up close or its specs I just haven't got a scooby!
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Old 06-12-05, 20:25
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Hello Colin

Yes the unit on the c and F 8's is a Chorehorse used for topping up the 18 set batteries it puts out 12 volts regulated DC I canít remember what the amperage is, I'll have a look and see if I can find any more info for you.

They do turn up very occasionally at sales in the UK, I saw an incomplete one at the OLd Sodbury Sort Out at Newbury in November this year.

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Old 14-12-05, 16:31
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Thanks Pete,
Do you know anything of the post war BSA type which looks very much like the gene fitted to the C8?
I'm trying to find a generator to fit to the back of my C8, but at the moment just for the look until I can properly fit the kit and I've got one of the old BSA's so was wondering if I could get away with that for the moment?
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Old 14-12-05, 18:21
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Do you know anything of the post war BSA type which looks very much like the gene fitted to the C8?

I've got one of the old BSA's so was wondering if I could get away with that for the moment?
Colin,

The BSA is a very similar set, but comes in two types, the common one is 300watt 30 volts, for charging 24 volts batteries and the other is 15 volts for charging 12 volt batteries, cannot remember the wattage on that one.

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Old 14-12-05, 18:31
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Colin

If you go to http://wireless-set-no19.trackpads.net#M11 you can down load manuals on the various types of Chorehorse Generators.

I believe the post-war models were practicaly identical to the war time ones but ensure you get a 12 volt version. There were Canadian production models which can be viewed on the above site.

I assume they charged the batteries via Distibution Boards which were also part of the kit.

The post war models do turn up fairly regularly, and Witham Specialist Vehicles had nos examples a few years ago. Stationary Engine magazine in the UK would be a good source to advertise in for a war-time example.
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Old 14-12-05, 22:27
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Colin,

The BSA is a very similar set, but comes in two types, the common one is 300watt 30 volts, for charging 24 volts batteries and the other is 15 volts for charging 12 volt batteries, cannot remember the wattage on that one.

Richard
They're all 300 watt units Richard, so, 10A for the 30V one and 20A for the 15V one.

Young Ballard bought one at Stoneleigh a few years ago, ex-stores, in-issued, in its crate, record sheet of annual run-ups and re-inhibiting, 'bout 120 quid.

AFAIK, there are no differences WWII or post war, change the brass plate and no one will know.

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Old 14-12-05, 22:38
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the 18 set batteries it puts out 12 volts regulated DC
Errrrrrrrrrr, 19 set I think old chap.

Old Sodbury. . . . . .I was there too, 360 quid brushcutter for a tenner - keeps the brambles in check. One of those eversure petrol cans with the handy unfolding handle that is both the seal and filtered spout/funnel, 4 quid - handy for filling Mr. Honda-Generator; and some Allen Scythe knife sections - handy for keeping the Stalwart field in check and reminding you of what back-ache is all about.

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Old 14-12-05, 22:57
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They're all 300 watt units Richard, so, 10A for the 30V one and 20A for the 15V one.

Young Ballard bought one at Stoneleigh a few years ago, ex-stores, in-issued, in its crate, record sheet of annual run-ups and re-inhibiting, 'bout 120 quid.

FV,

Thanks for reminding me, used to repair and rebuild them in REME workshops and the 15volt one was rare then.

My favourite find in charging sets, was a brand new unissued 80 watt charging set, 1944, made by Stuart Turner, crated with all the accessories and a spares box with the manual, tools and spare parts. That was at Duxford in the 80's.

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Old 16-12-05, 00:50
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Thank you very much Gentlemen! I've got a BSA generator but being the big kid I am, I bought the thing without checking the details (What am I like!), It's near as dammit the same shape as the wartime model, but hopefully when I pick it up it will be exactly the one I need! (Keeping everything crossed!!!)

At present it won't be connected to anything, but it allows me to continue to build the sections below/around it and if/when I get an original world war two gene it should fit straight in (In theory).
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Old 18-12-05, 22:56
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I have now got my hands on the generator and it is the 20 amp - 15 volts - 300 watts version, all in good condition, does run but a bit temperamental but it hasn't been cleaned or looked at properly, £31 from Ebay. Should look good on the back of the C8 and come in handy to boot!
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