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Source for reliable voltage regulators?

Postby xraycajun » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:16 pm

I will be replacing the regulator in my cub after the engine rebuild is complete. I've heard lots of bad stories of the new "cheap" regulators being non-functional right out of the box of failing in a matter of a few weeks. Does anyone know of a reliable source for good regulators. Brillman sells two regulators for my cub. One is $32.... it's called "The Standard". "The Premium USA MADE" is $75. Has anyone used either or both? any recommendations?

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Re: Source for reliable voltage regulators?

Postby tst » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:18 pm

the usa ones are good, the cheap ones are import junk

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Re: Source for reliable voltage regulators?

Postby DickB » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:13 pm

FFWI, I bought a "standard" VR from the local Case-IH dealer and it failed within 36 or so hours- (a made in India VR) -they took it back...lucky me. Bought a "made in USA" from Brillman a few years ago and it still seems to be working. Don't know of any other options other than electronic ignition and that I'm fully ignorant about. Not only wishing you good luck, but...may the angels be with you! Pheww, what a bother. You'd think someone would be able to build dependable VRs.,maybe Brillman has it, but I'm not betting big time on it. But I'm hoping!!

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Re: Source for reliable voltage regulators?

Postby inairam » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:15 pm

I have had poor results with 6 volt regulators US or import. I like Brillman a great deal but have not purchased a VR from him so I can not speak to the quality of his.

I use an electronic regulator from Clover. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=94792&hilit=clove

I have had one in for a 2 seasons and it is charging great and put the second one in another tractor and it has been charging great so far

If a 12v cub gives me charging trouble it gets an alternator.
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Re: Source for reliable voltage regulators?

Postby xraycajun » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:27 pm

I've looked at those solid-state units from clover as well. I may go that route.


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