|Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Forum|
Re: How to tell if it's charging?
[Show Entire Topic]
[Show Entire Topic]
[Return to Forum]
[Log in to Reply]
Paul, Electronics is not my strength (I am not sure what my strength is), but I just went through the process of testing the generator, polarizing, new ammeter and new voltage regulator.
I knew my generator was working fine, but when I fired it up, the ammeter barely moved. All that work and no worky. Not happy.
The problem was that there was no problem. I believe that if the battery is fully charged, the regulator throws away the juice coming from the generator because it doesn't need it and does not want to overcharge the battery. So the ammeter sees no difference.
So what I did was turn on my headlights to drain (engine off) the battery. Started her back up and VOILA. The ammeter came to life.
I may be wrong, but that is my theory.
|Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies! Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]|
| Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.|
TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V. Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters