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Onan 6.0K NH genset

Unread postby KB2CRK on Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:23 am

I was looking at my genset today and found I do not have a cck. I have a NH series Onan and I figured I would share the manual I found for it.
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Re: Onan 6.0K NH genset

Unread postby badbillybiker on Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:54 pm

TNX for the Onan NH manual... Already ripped it and added to my library...
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Re: Onan 6.0K NH genset

Unread postby RobC on Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:14 pm

Yeah Thanks KB2. Looks like the one in the manual has points. Does anyone know if these came with electronic ignition. Mine is a '76.

I have been actively avoiding my genny project but must jump on it soon to be ready for spring.

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Re: Onan 6.0K NH genset

Unread postby KB2CRK on Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:31 pm

From what I have seen in the manual this genset matches mine. I also have a 76.
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Re: Onan 6.0K NH genset

Unread postby Acesneights on Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:52 pm

RobC wrote:Yeah Thanks KB2. Looks like the one in the manual has points. Does anyone know if these came with electronic ignition. Mine is a '76.

I have been actively avoiding my genny project but must jump on it soon to be ready for spring.

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There used to be a conversion kit from Onan but it is obsolete. There is quite a bit of info on Onans over at smokstak.
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Re: Onan 6.0K NH genset

Unread postby KB2CRK on Wed May 13, 2015 8:27 pm

Just got the old girl running today. Installed the new control board I purchased back in January, pulled and cleaned the carb and it fired right up. I had to make a few adjustments and wire up an inside start stop switch but nothing major. Was putting out 150 volts when first started but got it back down to 120 both unloaded and under load.
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Re: Onan 6.0K NH genset

Unread postby KB2CRK on Wed May 13, 2015 8:30 pm

Also discovered that I do not have a switch to go from shore power to genny power. I have a 50 amp receptacle in the power cord compartment that is hooked to the generator. I just plug my cord into it. I was wondering what it was there for.
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Re: Onan 6.0K NH genset

Unread postby 77Travco on Thu May 14, 2015 10:38 am

Mine has a 30 amp plug there. In some ways, I actually prefer this older (simpler) setup.
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Re: Onan 6.0K NH genset

Unread postby badbillybiker on Thu May 14, 2015 10:53 am

when I got my unit and got the genset running, I had no power inside the unit... Finally figured this system out...
The internal cable gets plugged into the internal socket in the rv... This connectcs the genset to the internal wiring of the rv. No switches are thrown. If wanting to use shore power, disconnect the plug, pull out as much as needed and plug into campgrround post or an extension cord from your house...this is how my 1974 unit functions.. I was going round and round throwing breakers etc. trying to finger it out... Now I know...FWIW...
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Re: Onan 6.0K NH genset

Unread postby KB2CRK on Thu May 14, 2015 11:03 am

I spent about 20 minutes tracing out the route of the cable from the genset. The second I saw the plug (I had forgotten it was there) The bells rang.... I was looking for a switch and found a much simpler system.
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