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Can't get '54 Super H to charge battery!!

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11-20-2012 19:33:30

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My tractor will not charge, I put a new battery in it, I had the generator checked downtown and they tell me the generator is okay. I've bought two new regulators, I don't know if I'm getting faulty ones, but it still doesn't charge. Does anybody have any more ideas? I would appreciate it. Thank you for your response!

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John T

11-21-2012 07:25:00

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 Re: Can't get '54 Super H to charge battery!! in reply to ih555, 11-20-2012 19:33:30  
The good professor Jim has already posted my long winded Troubleshooting Procedure but basically (If wired right n all else okay) if the genny is okay the problem must be the Volatge Regulators are bad (but I doubt if two in a row are) OR THE VR ISNT WELL GROUNDED run a jumper wire from a good frame ground to the VR n see what happens??????? Make sure the wire from FLD on VR to FLD post on genny is good.

Sometimes a genny shop will have the genny polarized at Neg ground (and you are at Pos ground likely), to be safe Polarize it on your tractor n see what happens!!!!!!!!!!!!

After you Polarize do what my Par 5 says and as posted below and dead ground the gennys FLD post n see if she charges then?????????????? If so but NOT otherwise the VR isnt well grounded or is bad or the wires bad from FLD on VR to FLD on genny

NOTE if an ammeter is bad/stuck but still continuous, even if it dont register charge ifffffffff shes charging at fast RPM the battery (if still good even if somewhat discharged) voltage would rise from 6.3 setting to at least 6.5 and around 7 volts Does battery voltage rise (or lights get brighter) when shes running at fast RPM????? if so shes probably charging

John T

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11-20-2012 20:57:08

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 Re: Can't get '54 Super H to charge battery!! in reply to ih555, 11-20-2012 19:33:30  
The method used to check your system (below) will get it operating. Using an analog type (needle) meeter is best practice as they are not affected by "noisy" old electrical systems.

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gene bender

11-20-2012 20:13:56

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 Re: Can't get '54 Super H to charge battery!! in reply to ih555, 11-20-2012 19:33:30  
Sorry i forgot you say SH so there would only be one reg for them. But you still need all componets grounded and did you polarize the gen and are you running pos gnd as the reg should be stamped on the bottom for either pos or neg ground.

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gene bender

11-20-2012 20:09:29

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 Re: Can't get '54 Super H to charge battery!! in reply to ih555, 11-20-2012 19:33:30  
Simple test with engine running ground the field and if that makes it charge the reg is bad if it doesent charge the gen is bad. Check to make sure gen,reg and lite control all have a good ground or the system just wont charge. Did you get the rite reg for your generator. Is it the original three brush that came with a cut-out or does your gen just have two brushes as that gen will take a different regulator no such thing as one reg fits all in this case.

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11-20-2012 20:15:12

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 Re: Can't get '54 Super H to charge battery!! in reply to gene bender, 11-20-2012 20:09:29  
Battery hooked up wrong, 6V will be POS ground. 6V charging system and a 12v battery?

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