On my Jacobsen Chief 800, I have been eliminating items on the tractor that could be causing electrical problems. There is a rebuilt G/S, new regulator, points, coil and battery. Wiring seems to check out. All wires were returned to original position, although something is not right.
The 800 starts and runs well. The generator seems to not be quite engaged. I get higher voltage at lower speed than high.
So. my question one is why would the ammeter register -7 or so with key on and remain at -5 during running. ?
why do the points cause the same ammeter drop when closed with key on ? I have read that the coil is powered in this configuration but should not be... losing charge through the closed points.
I thought that this point in my testing would be good to get outside advice. M Thanks