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Bob (Aust)

09-15-2013 19:09:49

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With the engine running around 1,000 - 1,500 RPM, lift off one battery lead. If the engine keeps running the generator is working. If the engine dies you have a generator (or regulator) problem.

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09-15-2013 20:07:31

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 Re: amp meter in reply to Bob (Aust), 09-15-2013 19:09:49  
I'm sorry but I don't believe that is the case with a generator on a 6 volt pos ground system, from what I gather the generator needs the batt to know how much to charge. the alternator works different many it alternates current so yes with a alternator u can do that but not with a generator at least that is my understanding of the system?

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Charles in Aus.

09-16-2013 00:51:53

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 Re: amp meter in reply to Z-man, 09-15-2013 20:07:31  
I think you may have it backwards Z man . Bob is correct , when the tractor fitted with a generator [ not an alternator] is at fast idle you can disconnect the battery and the tractor will continue to run . This shows that sufficient voltage is being produced by the generator to power the ignition system . If you do the same with an alternator fitted there is no back feed to tell the alternator how much or how little to charge , this causes it to go into overdrive as far as current production , you risk burning it out very very quickly if you do .

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