Hi My work involves mending generators, and I have recently come across one with a strange outlet socket. I have searched the internet for information to no avail. Somebody has suggested that is a military type socket, possibly 300v.
Has anybody seen one like this before, can shed any light or any further info?
I have no idea what it is myself but, the site in the link below seems to have a lot of interesting info on older gensets. Maybe you could try posting that pic there and someone could possibly identify it for you.
Hi Larry, thanks for your interest. Yes, the outlet is wired to the output of the generator. The generator runs at 50hz, not sure of the voltage yet as the engine needs attention, so I've only managed to get 72 volts out of it so far. There is a circle on the outlet which reads 25/300, which I assume to be 25 amps/300 volts. There is a plate on the generator, which, roughly translated suggests that the 115v outlet should be used for light/heat only, not for motors - but I think that is the round 2 pin socket.
I asked a friend from Germany who deals a lot with old equipment. He said it's a 380V 3ph connector, only used on military equipment (both Western and Eastern Germany, he suspects this one is Eastern based on the paint color). Apparently it's 380V 25A 3ph+ earth.