Gerry Felper, (who fixes these things) says my numbers indicate that the cut
out on the regulator is set too low.
Now I just have to figure out how to adjust it...
>From: Steve Tritle <email@example.com>
>To: Scott Allen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Voltage Regulator Blues
>Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 16:36:27 -0700
>Scott, I will watch this thread because my TD is doing the same thing.
>Scott Allen wrote:
> > Hi,
> > As some of y'all may remember I had a problem with the volt. regulator
> > TD back in November. At the time I had replaced it because my battery
> > dying, and testing indicated the old one was drawing current when the
> > wasn't running, or rather it was determined that the points in the reg
> > weren't operating properly. Replacing it fixed the problem.
> > So I try and fire up the TD last PM, (five months and 800 miles later)
> > the battery's dead. Testing today at indicates the charging system's
> > behaving as follows:
> > RPM Volts @ Generator & Battery Ammeter Reading
> > 1200, (idle) 12.06 -1 or so
> > 2000 13 10-15
> > 2500 13.5 15-22
> > When the car's shut down I have a miniscule draw, (.2- of an amp) which
> > think is probably the quartz movement in the clock.
> > Oh yeah, I have the 5-post reg..
> > So I'm wondering if the above is "normal" and if so maybe I'm dealing
> > the transient open points issue again, which considering that both regs
> > from the same source may be a possibility.
> > Any info appreciated,
> > Scott Allen
> > 52 TD
> > 74 1/2 BGT
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