Without knowing what you have for a regulator, I can't say this will help. I did one last spring for a friend on his old antique boat. It is a 6v system which we changed to 8v (positive ground at that).
This regulator is on a generator, not alternator, probably same as you, basically a small metal box with a relay inside. The premis of this regulator is the spring tension is just so that at about 7.5 to 8 volts, it would trip and disconnect the generator. Simply adjust the tension so it trips at a higher voltage. You will need a very accurate volt meter, preferably digital. Also remember your target isn't actually 8 volts, 10 is probably close enough. 8.8 volts is static charge, I think 9.2 is operating charge so 9.6 or so would be peak voltage under charge (a 12V battery will show 14.4 sitting and about 15 while under charge)..
This worked great for us, doesn't show signs of boiling the battery but does keep it at peak..
The battery is charged by a generator that runs through a regulator-rectifier. The generator outputs AC voltage and the rectifier converts the voltage to DC. The generator is normally mounted inside the engine on the flywheel.
By varying the field current. This is what a generator voltage regulator does.
Assuming you are asking about the voltage regulator, the voltage regulator regulates the voltage being put out by the alternator or generator so not to overcharge or undercharge the battery and maintain the correct voltage for the electrical system. In 1964, the Lincoln voltage regulator was externally mounted. In later years it became integral with the alternator.
A voltage regulator controls the output voltage of a generator. This ensures only the specified ÊvoltageÊis supplied thus preventing damage to the circuit and other electrical appliances.Ê
* Voltage Regulator * Defective Battery * Dirty Battery Post Connections * Alternator/Generator problems
Yes. Everything which has a alternator or generator has to have a voltage regulator to maintain 12 volts.
Some possible clues: * Alternator/Generator not putting out enough voltage to properly charge system * Voltage regulator problems * Weak battery, or one that's about to give out totally
The voltage is adjusted with a potentiometer that adjusts the field voltage through the voltage regulator.
The engine computer, behind the battery, is the voltage regulator.
Generator output is controlled by voltage feedback to the voltage regulator which senses voltage drop or rise and regulates the current being sent to the armature. This rise and fall of the armature current governs the generators output voltage.
In all probability you have a bad battery or a loose connection. If the voltage drops with the motor running, you probably have a bad alternator (or generator) or regulator.
The PCM is also the regulator, it is next to the battery.The PCM is also the regulator, it is next to the battery.
The engine computer is also the voltage regulator. It is located behind the battery.
replace the voltage regulator
The voltage regulator/rectifier is mounted on the battery case.
The voltage regulator is part of the engine computer, behind the battery.
The computer behind the battery is the regulator.
the voltage regulator is built into the alternator, check voltage at battery connections should be 14.5 volts
Two things can happen. 1. the voltage regulator fails so that the alternator doesn't know the battery charge is dropping therefore the battery doesn't get charged. 2. The voltage regulator fails in such a way as to allow the alternator to overcharge the battery which causes the battery to overheat and fail, Sometimes an overcharged battery can explode.
It sounds like the field voltage potentiometer is not working or has been turned up. Try turning it down and see if the output voltage goes down with it. If it doesn't then the voltage regulator is not working as the field voltage is regulated from the regulator.
The engine computer is the voltage regulator. It is behind the battery.
The engine computer is the voltage regulator. It is the large black box behind the battery.
that depends: do you have an alternator or a generator? if you have a generator then it would be either under the back seat on the drivers side or a shiney box on top of the generator. as far as i know the alternator doesn't need the voltage regulator because its built in.
Unpredictable engine performance and pulsating lights are some of the signs of a faulty voltage regulator. A dead battery is also a symptom of a faulty voltage regulator.
The engine computer (behind the battery) is the regulator.