[ROVERNET - UK] Re: Electrical Question

David Read defender110 at ozemail.com.au
Mon May 14 02:06:57 BST 2007

If you have a generator .. ignore my last alternator post!

<putting generator hat on>
Have you had the generator in pieces lately?
It sounds like it has lost it's residual magnetism which is critical to 
the voltage build up process.

To restore this you must "flash" the field by removing all generator 
connections and then *briefly* bridging the battery to the field 
terminal of the generator.
Hopefully, on reconnecting the wires, everything should be ok.

South Oz

Walter Reynolds wrote:
> Thanks for the quick responses.
> In answer to Paul:  IGN light goes out when ignition turned off.
> In answer to David:  Battery at rest shows 12.5 volts on my volt meter. 
> This drops to 12.0 v at engine start and drops further to 11.75 v after 
> 3 minutes running.  After 5 minutes is's still at 11.75v.
> Walter.
>> So it only happens in Spring?
>> Does it stay on with ignition off?
>> Have you measured the voltage at the battery terminals with the engine
>> on and off?

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