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Generator regulator doesn't last long

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Brian Watson

03-14-1999 20:36:27

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I've been messing with a generator upgrade on a CA. The gen and reg came from a D-17 and the cutout relay goes bad after a few weeks. It will work if you close it manually. Well I just had a brainstorm. Why not use a large diode in place of the cutout? If the cutout was soldered closed, and the diode put inline with the arm post on the gen, wouldn't it do the same thing as the cutout, because the cutout opens when the gen is not turning fast enough to generate current higher than battery voltage and a diode would allow current to pass one way and block it the other way. Yes an alternator would be best, but I'm not about to give up yet, and I'm not wanting to give up my electronic ignition conversion in the distributor for a positive ground. Ok, any experts got any ideas or other comments? Thanks for your input. Brian

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Jerry M

03-15-1999 15:28:55

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 Re: Generator regulator doesn't last long in reply to Brian Watson, 03-14-1999 20:36:27  
D-17's use 12 volt POSITIVE (+) ground. Make sure your battery POSITIVE (+) terminal is connected to ground (the frame of the tractor). The NEGATIVE (-) terminal gets connected to the starter solenoid. Be sure to polarize it. My experience has been that if the battery is installed backward, the regulator life is shortened.

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03-14-1999 22:59:52

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 Re: Generator regulator doesn't last long in reply to Brian Watson, 03-14-1999 20:36:27  


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03-16-1999 17:21:05

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 Re: Re: Generator regulator doesn't last long in reply to JOE, 03-14-1999 22:59:52  
Because 6 volts won't charge my cell phone. Brian

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