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* ''problems...?''
 
* ''problems...?''
** I think I've heard that the metal can can short out...? -- [[User:Brucem|Brucem]]
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** The metal cover can short out. fit a fuse to the supply wire at the top of the regulator.
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  Incorrect charging may be the body of the regulator is not directly connected to the battery negative (O.E. is a yellow wire).   
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  High charging can be caused by a low voltage in the regulator supply wire. First check for bad contacts elsewhere. The cover of                the regulator can be removed and the charging voltage adjusted. Low charging is usually a failed diode in the alternator.
  
 
There are a number of alternatives:
 
There are a number of alternatives:

Revision as of 11:26, 15 June 2013

The original regulator ...

  • problems...?
    • The metal cover can short out. fit a fuse to the supply wire at the top of the regulator.
  Incorrect charging may be the body of the regulator is not directly connected to the battery negative (O.E. is a yellow wire).     
  High charging can be caused by a low voltage in the regulator supply wire. First check for bad contacts elsewhere. The cover of                 the regulator can be removed and the charging voltage adjusted. Low charging is usually a failed diode in the alternator.

There are a number of alternatives:

  • alternator with internal regulator
  • Replace regulator with a modern one
    • cross references...?

If you want to keep the stock appearance, you can embed a modern regulator in the old regulator can. See Regulator.pdf for one approach.

See also