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Re: 2N Stumped- Suddenly quit

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Bruce (VA)

06-05-2013 17:19:31

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" I jumped it from my truck directly to the tractor battery. "

That's a very good way to blow up a battery.

See tip # 43.

If the tractor starts by jumping it per tip 43, then test the cut out.

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06-05-2013 18:09:25

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 Re: 2N Stumped- Suddenly quit in reply to Bruce (VA), 06-05-2013 17:19:31  
P.S. what is the cutout? The ignition switch?

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Dell (WA)

06-05-2013 20:17:25

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 Re: 2N Stumped- Suddenly quit in reply to kurtba, 06-05-2013 18:09:25 ask......."what is the cutout?".....NO it is NOT the ignition switch. The original 6-volt 2N had a 2-terminal roundcan "cutout" on the side of the steering column underneath the battery that disconnected the battery from the 1-terminal 6-volt genny. ...otherwize... yer battery would discharge thru the coils of the genny. Henceforth the name "cutout". Simple, eh?

Would it surprize you to learn that yer 12V alternator has an internal solid state "cutout" to disconnect the alternator from the battery so it don't discharge. Isn't that amazing??? ........respectfully, Dell, a 12V advocate for the right reasons who knows 8-ways to convert and they all work the first time

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06-06-2013 06:08:04

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 Re: 2N Stumped- Suddenly quit in reply to Dell (WA), 06-05-2013 20:17:25  
Thanks Dell, if that internal cutout failed could it cause this problem?

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06-05-2013 18:06:05

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 Re: 2N Stumped- Suddenly quit in reply to Bruce (VA), 06-05-2013 17:19:31  
Thanks, this system is a 12V conversion.

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