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Re: 8N 6 Volt Not Charging

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Tim 'PloughNman' Daley

03-30-2013 05:44:33

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Yep, not charging but don't panic. Your ammeter should show a charge or discharge. Whenever the battery is disconnected, then reconnected, you need to polarize the generator -have you done that? It sounds like you have an early 8N with a front mount distributor and the generator on the right side. It should have three wires going to it. One on the back end plate -big yellow sucker if original - goes to VR ARM post, then two on top of barrel. One is the FLD and the other is GRNd. Email me and I can direct you to a site with more helpful info...

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03-30-2013 07:36:46

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 Re: 8N 6 Volt Not Charging in reply to Tim 'PloughNman' Daley, 03-30-2013 05:44:33  
Why would you need to repolarize it if you unhooked the battery? It is not hooked up to the generator anyway. Only while charging.

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Dell (WA)

03-30-2013 09:35:14

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 Re: 8N 6 Volt Not Charging in reply to teddy52food, 03-30-2013 07:36:46 NEVER hurts to re-polarize when you re-connect yer battery. Many neubie shadetree mechanics are used to their 12V Belchfire-V8's and negative ground alternators so they re-connect their 6-volt tractor as negative ground. It don't hurt to re-polarize, yer genny won't mind and nether will yer battery. Just "arc-spark" the side-by-side BAT & ARM terminals together, engine OFF. Me? I use a wide blade stubby screwdriver. You can use bailin'warr iff'n you want. You can re-polarize as many times as it takes to feel warm'n'fuzzy charged ........Dell

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