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12-19-2002 15:28:19

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I have wd 45 diesel.Right now it has an alternator on it. I am changing it back to the original generator so that I can put power steering on the tractor,( the power steering pump mounts to the back of the generator). I have a factory wiring diagram that I am using. My question is that on some generators I have seen, a small condenser looking thing that is connected to one of terminals on the generator. What is it and do I need it?

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12-19-2002 16:34:09

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 Re: Little thing on generator in reply to Collin , 12-19-2002 15:28:19  
The condenser was installed to help eliminate static on AM radio. They were also installed on the primary side of ignition coils for the same reason. The tractor generators never had them that I am aware of other than retro fits. Back when people bought the fender mount radios I put a lot of them on, along with suppressed spark plug wires so they could listen to AM, otherwise nothing but staic when engine was running

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12-19-2002 16:06:16

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 Re: Little thing on generator in reply to Collin , 12-19-2002 15:28:19  
most alternators have internal voltage regulators. all generators have some fore of external voltage regulation. the old 6 volt systems have a small tin box on the generator that connects from the "A" terminal, to the amp meter. this is called a cutout relay and it disconnects the power line so the battery will not discharge when the motor is off. this "Box" is actually 1/3 of a normal voltage regulator. your light switch is the current regulator portion of the regulator. both of there will need to be installed in you have a 6 volt system. if you have a 12 volt generator, you might be able to install a normal voltage regulator and mount it away from all this clutter. You need to know if the generator is 6 or 12 volt, and positive or negative ground. I can help as can others, if you fill in the blanks.

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