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Check generator

Postby AZ Gary » Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:19 pm

I have a 61 cub with a 6 V charging system. The ammeter doesn't show any movement, when the tractor is running. How do I determine the generator and regulator are working properly, or maybe it is the ammeter meter that doesn't work.
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Re: Check generator

Postby punchofdeath » Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:30 pm

You could try using a volt meter and check volts on the battery + and - with it off and see if the volts are higher while its running
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Re: Check generator

Postby inairam » Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:41 pm

I like this tester/ meter. It checks the battery and the charging system and is easy to read.

Here is a post on how to use a voltmeter to go through your system http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=38133

If your battery is charged the ammeter will read 0. Turn on your lights with the engine off the meter should go negative. let is sit for a bit. Start the cub and turn the lights on to see if it charges.
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Re: Check generator

Postby tst » Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:29 pm

follow the flow chart
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