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Posted December 26, 2014 - 05:19 PM

I am trying to rewire my tractor and i was just wondering on the charge indicator which side is positive and which one is neg?



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Posted December 26, 2014 - 05:26 PM

Are there any markings at all on the charge indicator? There is the Cub Cadet 106 Service Manual in the manuals section and I was looking at the wiring diagram. If you have a continuity meter you could check to see if one of the terminals conduct to the body of the indicator. I don't have one to check or I would.


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Posted December 26, 2014 - 10:13 PM

How it works depends on your gauge.

 

There is a style like George describes.  Those are simple, test them like he said.

 

However, most old style amp gauges ground themselves through the body onto whatever it mounts on.  Some have a little wire solder to the body to help make sure the connection is good. 

 

The two terminals are an "IN" and an "OUT".  You have to have power going through them. 

 

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Posted December 26, 2014 - 10:57 PM

You know I had a whole thing typed out thinking about your normal ammeter and then I decided to download the manual to double check myself before I hit submit. When I first glanced at the wiring diagram they are showing negative and positive on the gauge so I automatically assumed it was a different type of indicator and redid my post. Now after seeing your post I double checked the wiring diagram and it would be just like a normal ammeter where it is hot on both sides and it is measuring the current being drawn or provided. 

 

Here is a jpg of the wiring diagram.

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Posted December 27, 2014 - 08:40 AM

I couldn't find any markings on the back of it. I was going to hook up some lights on it and one of the wires for the lights says it should go on the neg. side of the indicator. Along with the wire that comes off of the regulator.



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Posted December 27, 2014 - 08:46 AM

If you look at the front side, left is + & right is -. So I would think the post on the right rear would be the negative one!


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Posted December 27, 2014 - 10:26 AM

If you are using a regular IH ammeter and you hook it up backwards it will just read a discharge on the gauge.  If this happens it's not a big deal as the gauge needle moves the same in both directions.   Just hook it up the other way and you should be good to go.



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Posted December 28, 2014 - 06:54 PM

Well i got it all hooked up right. Thanks for your help. But now i checked the battery when it was running and i'm getting above 20 volts reading. And on the generator its above 20 too.

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Posted December 28, 2014 - 07:05 PM

Sounds to me like you have an issue with your regulator. Here's a manual on that.



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Posted December 28, 2014 - 10:06 PM

What is the voltage supposed to be coming out of the generator?




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