Wisconsin TRA 10D external resistor question
Posted July 21, 2017 - 09:50 PM
I have new ignition coil, resistor, ignition switch and points.
What could cause this?
- chieffan said thank you
Posted July 21, 2017 - 10:44 PM
It is very common for a ballast resistor to get too hot to touch when the key is on, and the points are closed.
It will be hot while the engine is running, but not as hot as when the engine is not running with the points closed.
When the points are closed, you are connecting battery voltage to ground through the points. ....The resistor will heat up like your toaster.
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Posted July 22, 2017 - 02:43 PM
Posted July 22, 2017 - 04:24 PM
It's OK to run it that way as long as the resistor is mounted where the heat will not affect anything nearby.