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Dave H (MI)

08-27-2019 20:21:52




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...need a quick refresher, can't find my darn notes. 6 volt positive ground system.

Using a jumper, do I touch the generator post that goes to VR with the negative post of the battery briefly? I think that was how it worked but it is a new VR and I really don't want to cook it.




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John T

08-28-2019 04:42:26




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 Re: Polarizing a generator... in reply to Dave H (MI), 08-27-2019 20:21:52  
To Polarize use a jumper wire to momentarily flash jump from BAT on VR over to GEN/ARM terminal. If the VR's GEN/ARM terminal is hard to get at (like on some 4 terminal VR's where its underneath) jump from BAT on VR direct to gennys ARM post. Should get a spark when you jump. Do this BEFORE starting.

John T



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Absent Minded Farmer

08-27-2019 21:45:23




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 Re: Polarizing a generator... in reply to Dave H (MI), 08-27-2019 20:21:52  
Take a short wire & hold it to the batt terminal on the VR & tap the A post on the genny.

Mike



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