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#1 KBCraig OFFLINE  

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Posted January 01, 2014 - 10:00 PM

I finally got moved to New Hampshire, and got to see my brand-new-to-me 1961 Ride-A-Matic. Or, at least what I can see of it, since it's buried behind building materials while the house is under renovation.

 

Is the electrical system 12V, or 6V? It seems like a silly question, but I couldn't find the answer anywhere. I want to go ahead and put a trickle charger it, to be ready for Spring.

 


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Posted January 01, 2014 - 10:26 PM

It is 12 volt


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Posted January 01, 2014 - 10:30 PM

As Bob said, it should be a 12 volt system, but who knows what was installed over the years.

 

If the battery has 3 cells, it is a 6v battery.  ....If it has 6 cells, it is a 12v battery. 


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Posted January 02, 2014 - 05:50 AM

Congrats on the new house and tractor! We'll expect some pictures when you get it uncovered.



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Posted January 02, 2014 - 01:54 PM

A good note to remember with cells in batteries, 2 volts per cell typically. 3 cells= 6V Batt, 4= 8V, etc.


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