Okay, I ask as I have an issue with my Sears going through regulators, 20amp, both cheapos and high priced. The one I just burnt up was actually a higher priced one, it lasted about 2 hrs and burnt up( was using lights) . I have checked the stator and wiring everything is putting out according to specs. The tractor has been converted to battery-coil so I have to have a good charging system to be able to use tractor. I know the headlights put a draw on system and when my winch goes on, it gets really worked ( thinking of putting alternator back on with extra battery for winch). I am not sure it's just not properly heat shielded ( mounting in original location) or just to much draw or what.
I was told once I could use a regulator off a motorcycle as they are similar, but the motorcycle ones are built heavier duty, also go up to 22 amps. I have looked for some, cheapest they come is about $50 where I can buy the Onan regulators from $14-50.
I am just wondering if the motorcycle ones work like the tractors, AC/B+/AC? Wondering if it's worth the cost to buy one and try it versus buying these others that only last 6-8 months or 2 hrs like the last one.