What cables are you referring to?
The place to start is with a preliminary charging system test. You can do that yourself with an inexpensive digital voltmeter. With the engine off, measure the battery voltage. If it's good and fully-charged it will measure 12.6 volts. If you find closer to 12.2 volts, it's good but discharged. Recharge it at a slow rate for an hour before you do the next test.
With the engine running, battery voltage must be between 13.75 and 14.75 volts. If it is low or high, that will trigger the "Battery" light on the dash. If the voltage is always low, the first suspect is a blown blue, 15 amp fuse. You can verify that by measuring the voltage on the small yellow wire that plugs into the side / rear of the generator. Back-probe through the rubber seal where the wire goes into the connector. You should find full battery voltage on that wire all the time.
Saturday, December 20th, 2014 AT 12:03 PM