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Old 02-10-2005, 08:00 PM
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Default RE: Generator problems or maybe not.........


Maybe it's obvious, this is a simple test: if you doubt if the generator is generating any electricity you can look at the head lights. When these become brighter if you increase the rev's above idle then you can be sure that the system voltage is increasing => this must be the generator at work.

Most likely then the battery is charged as well.

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Old 02-11-2005, 07:28 PM
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Default RE: Generator problems or maybe not.........

If your generator light lights up a low rpm this means your voltage regulator points are not set is not charging when you need it.Gt another one and polerize your system. make sure your ground strap is in good condition as well }>
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Old 02-12-2005, 10:06 AM
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Default RE: Generator problems or maybe not.........

Agreed. Sounds like a regulator problem. My light will come once in awhile at idle. I have had the contacts in the v/reg stick before though. I've also found while putting the top down it's best to have the engine running at about 2000 rpm (aprox). The conv top motor draws more power than people realize.



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