regulator question

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by 67shovelbucket, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. 67shovelbucket

    67shovelbucket Banned

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    hello all, my new question is this, if you have a generator with a regulator on the end of it. do you still have to run a voltage regulator?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Why would you need an additional regulator?

    The regulator on the end of the generator should handle the charging load.
     
  3. War Horse

    War Horse Member

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    If you have the 3 wire aluminium end regulator, thats it . All ya need.

    1 wire to battery.:D
     
  4. War Horse

    War Horse Member

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    If I remember correctly, the stock big regulator mounted to the engine boss just forward of the distributor.

    Tbones, the reg .I was refering to was the solid state ones with the ally finned body, forget who made em, but had one on my pan for 14 years with out any problems. But I also had a police 3 brush generator, that I rebuilt once.
     
  5. 67shovelbucket

    67shovelbucket Banned

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    didnt think it needed 2 regs but i am taking off the generator end to see what it is , it might just be a end plate. there was however just one wire from the a side connected.the old reg was taken apart and made into some sort of fuse box.hmmm anyways thanks to you all. ill be back later with most likely more question.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Polarizing A Generator - Harley Davidson Community each time you disconnect a battery or generator
     
  7. War Horse

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    There it is, thanks Jack , it was driving me nuts trying to remember the name of the reglator I had. A Franks.....:newsmile108:
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    My pleasure, a lot of folks do not know this about Generators:s