Do I need to repolarize the generator

Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:44 am

OK, Stupid question time. Im not an electrician so I thought Id ask.


I have the battery out of my 48 right now due to the Oklahoma heat eating up my battery.

Im about to buy a replacement battery, do I need to repolarize the generator? Or is this only done when ganging out the generator?


My 48 is 6 volt uncoverted.

Thanks

Re: Do I need to repolarize the generator

Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:46 am

No question is stupid.....But there is no need to polarize the generator to change the battery.....Dave

Re: Do I need to repolarize the generator

Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:15 am

If both the old and new batteries are installed the same way, there is no need to repolarize. On the other hand, it never hurts anything to repolarize a generator.

Re: Do I need to repolarize the generator

Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:57 am

The battery is disconnected from the generator everytime the tractor is shut off.... by the cut out part of the regulator. Unless you removed the generator with a scrap yard magnet it should not need to be repolarized. But, as Jim Becker said, it will not hurt anything.

If you test a generator by running as a motor the you may need to repolarize in the correct direction.

Re: Do I need to repolarize the generator

Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:57 pm

OK, thanks for the answer. Just wondered if it was something I would have to educate myself on after installing the battery.