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## Re: [Healeys] Ignition Circuit

 To: Perry Re: [Healeys] Ignition Circuit Skip Saunders Sat, 25 May 2019 08:39:51 -0400 healeylist mharc@autox.team.net healeys@autox.team.net <004201d512c9\$dc3b06c0\$94b11440\$@tpg.com.au> <20190525121144.A51EEA0893@autox.team.net>
 ```--===============7020393586926878051== --0000000000008481710589b59ee8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Short answer: The car total electric load exceeds the capacity of the generator. The light comes on when the deficit is being made up from the battery. On Sat, May 25, 2019, 08:11 Perry via Healeys wrote: > Patrick > > The ignition (no charge) warning light does not have a ground like most > lights on our Austin Healey or Healey=E2=80=99s but ground through the = =E2=80=9CD=E2=80=9D > connector on the dynamo when no charge is being produced (engine not > running, ignition on, warning light on). When the appropriate charge is > being made by the dynamo it negates the power feeding the other side of t= he > no charge warning light and the light goes out. Kind of counterintuitiv= e. > > Perry > > > > Sent from Mail for > Windows 10 > > > > *From: *Patrick & Caroline Quinn > *Sent: *Saturday, May 25, 2019 3:17 AM > *To: *healeys@autox.team.net > *Subject: *[Healeys] Ignition Circuit > > > > Hello > > > > Seeking advice from those who understand automotive electrics. > > > > My real Healey has an electric fan in front of the radiator that was > controlled by a thermo switch. Worked reasonably well, but drew quite a b= it > of power but nothing concerning. When on, the amp gauge needle would alwa= ys > hover in the negative. > > > > Personally I don=E2=80=99t like thermo switches, so the fan has now been = wired > direct and operated by a discreet switch under the dash. Power is taken > directly from the outgoing side of the ignition switch so that the fan on= ly > comes on when the ignition is on along with the specific switch. > > > > Works well, but now when the fan goes on the ignition light is illuminate= d > and will not go out. > > > > Does that mean that the ignition circuit doesn=E2=80=99t like what I have= done? I > am thinking of taking the power direct from the incoming side of the > ignition switch so that the fan is powered direct from the battery. Would > that work? > > > > Any electrical whizzes out there? > > > > Thanks > > > > Patrick Quinn > > Blue Mountains, Australia > > > > [image: > https://ipmcdn.avast.com/images/icons/icon-envelope-tick-round-orange-ani= mated-no-repeat-v1.gif] > > > Virus-free. www.avast.com > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Support Team.Net http://www.team.net/donate.html > Suggested annual donation \$12.75 > > Archive: http://www.team.net/pipermail/healeys > http://autox.team.net/archive > > Healeys@autox.team.net > http://autox.team.net/mailman/listinfo/healeys > > Unsubscribe/Manage: > http://autox.team.net/mailman/options/healeys/tfsbj7@gmail.com > > --0000000000008481710589b59ee8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Short answer: The car total electric load exceeds the cap= acity of the generator.=C2=A0 The light comes on when the deficit is being = made up from the battery.=C2=A0=C2=A0

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On Sat, Ma= y 25, 2019, 08:11 Perry via Healeys <healeys@autox.team.net> wrote:

Patrick

The ignition (no charge) warning light does not have a g= round like most lights on our Austin Healey or Healey=E2=80=99s but ground = through the =E2=80=9CD=E2=80=9D connector on the dynamo when no charge is b= eing produced (engine not running, ignition on, warning light on). When the= appropriate charge is being made by the dynamo it negates the power feedin= g the other side of the no charge warning light and the light goes out.=C2= =A0=C2=A0 Kind of counterintuitive.

Perry

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Sent fro= m Mail for Windows 10

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From: Patrick & Caroline Quinn
Sent:= Saturday, May 25, 2019 3:17 AM
To: healeys@autox.team.ne= t
Subject: [Healeys] Ignition Circuit

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Hello

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Seeking advice from those who understand automotive elec= trics.

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My real Healey has an electric fan in = front of the radiator that was controlled by a thermo switch. Worked reason= ably well, but drew quite a bit of power but nothing concerning. When on, t= he amp gauge needle would always hover in the negative.

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Personally I don=E2=80=99t like thermo switches, so the fan has= now been wired direct and operated by a discreet switch under the dash. Po= wer is taken directly from the outgoing side of the ignition switch so that= the fan only comes on when the ignition is on along with the specific swit= ch.

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Works well, but now when the fan goes on = the ignition light is illuminated and will not go out.=

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Does that mean that the ignition circuit doesn=E2=80=99t like wha= t I have done? I am thinking of taking the power direct from the incoming s= ide of the ignition switch so that the fan is powered direct from the batte= ry. Would that work?

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Any electrical whizzes o= ut there?

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Thanks

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= Blue Mou= ntains, Australia

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