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I'm not going back through your posts to pick up the details. So I'm just going to assume you have a 4 position switch and a simple cut-out mounted on top of generator 1101355. If so, it should not be producing 15 to 20 amps. Extended operation at that rate will overheat the generator. The generator has 3 brushes. The third brush is adjustable to set the output. There is a screw in the back side of the generator. Loosening this screw (Do not remove it!) will allow you to move the third brush. Take the band off the generator and you can reach in with a screwdriver (while not running) and push the brush holder to a different position. Moving the third brush away from the brush it is closest to will reduce the output. You may have to give it as couple tries before you get the setting where you want it. Don't forget to tighten the screw when you are done.
Ironlegs wrote: The Cub's gen and voltmeter were taken to a service garage where they were tested in April, at the time of replacing the battery. The technician made a slight adjustment to the regulator to tune it for voltage output...I wish I could remember better how this was done.
Currently thinking the problem may not be with the generator/regulator. Thinking you have a battery drain when engine is not running.Ironlegs wrote:The generator barely keeps the battery up...I have to put it on a charger about one a month (without using the lights).
Question, engine running at about 1/2 throttle, amp meter reading charge when reading taken or was the reading taken at the battery with the engine off?The "no load" battery voltage is 6.53 Vdc.
Why ignition on?With the ignition on and engine stopped, battery voltage is around 6 Vdc.
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