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    Re: troubleshooting charging system

    Keoke is giving you good advice about measuring the voltage drop on the line, and then jumpering it and ovserving the meter. Even a set of aligator clip leads will work for the test.. may be easier...
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    Re: troubleshooting charging system

    Still.. Like "scotty' used to say.. you can't change the laws of physics'. If you have 13v at one point in a wire.. and 11v at another point.. you have a votlage drop... no if's and's or but's.....
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    Re: troubleshooting charging system

    Sounds like an 'open' betwixt charge output and battery terminal...

    Soundguy
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    Re: troubleshooting charging system

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( The only bizarre scenario I an dream up is the battery is delivering current to the alternator!! A reverse of what should happen! That would explain the...
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    Re: troubleshooting charging system

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( Battery was 11v, rect/reg was 13v. When I switch to AC volts there is AC on the line. Is this normal? Even though it's suppose to be a DC circuit....
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    Re: troubleshooting charging system

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( How can 13v at one point diminish to 11v at another? )</font>

    Voltage drop.. either a restive contact, restive short.. or resistance due to wire gauge...
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    Re: troubleshooting charging system

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( Looks like my 2004 BX23 is still using a non std &amp; "crude" type of charging system )</font>


    Crude may have been a hard term.. perhaps.. 'less...
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    Re: troubleshooting charging system

    Sounds like you solved your problems,.. and it was a case of bad / dirty contacts..

    Soundguy
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    Re: troubleshooting charging system

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( I find it unusual that the rectifier isn't integral to the alternator as this has been the standard for years. There will have to be a minimum of 4 to 6...
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    Re: troubleshooting charging system

    Rectifiers usual mode of failure is 'open'. in rare instances I have seen 'shorts'.. I have yet to see 'variable resistive' failures that deliver lower dc voltage from the rectified ac voltage.
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    Re: troubleshooting charging system

    This doesn't address your problem.. but.. um.. Does your tractor really have an invertor? That is.. is your tractor is converting a dc supply to an ac supply voltage?
    ( A UPS power supply is...
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