Rectifier, can you test it?
Posted September 26, 2011 - 11:22 PM
Posted September 27, 2011 - 07:14 AM
Posted September 27, 2011 - 07:41 AM
Posted September 27, 2011 - 09:00 AM
Posted September 27, 2011 - 09:06 AM
Frank, you should have about 28v AC across the 2 wires coming from the stator. You should have 13-14v DC going to the battery. The tests are run at least 2500 RPM. The rectifier has to ground through the body of itself so the mounting contact has to be clean and a good ground. Run a jumpeer from the battery ground to the body if there is any doubt.
What Doug said above is very important. If your engine is rubber mounted there needs to be a good connection from the engine chassis back to the battery - terminal. Even a small amount of resistance can cause problems with the regulation.
Posted September 27, 2011 - 03:43 PM