I picked up a somewhat vintage Honda EM650 off of craigslist for free.
Just needed fresh oil and fresh gas, started on the fifth pull . Seems like a sweet little generator for doing the bulk absorption phase of charging my lead acid battery. I have read that the older generators were not voltage stable. It sounds like depending on the load, the voltage changes. I guess they did not have the same circuitry to smooth out the voltage that the newer ones do. I have read, “ be careful what you plug into them“ .
I was planning to use the generator in the morning to bring the battery back up to mostly charged, then use a suitcase solar to trickle in the last bit.
Like most generators, there is a 120 V output, as well as 12 V DC. I wonder if maybe it would be safer to use the 12 V DC output and hook it directly to the battery, bypassing the converter?
Also, curious what type of wiring you were intended to use with the 12 V set up. There are two flat female receptacles that have clamps, looks like you were meant to put some kind of specialized connector in there and clamp them down?