Cj3a Smoking From Generator

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by haighfam, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Jun 18, 2017
    PeteL

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    I'd certainly check that the brushes are functional. Definitely a maintainence item on generators. Easy fix if so.

    But nothing wrong with getting it reconditioned if you have an old fashioned motor shop in town.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2017
    haighfam

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    Got the 3A running today . Polarized the generator as suggested and it jumped up the voltage immediately. Voltage regulator is putting out 13.6 volts. Seems like it's working properly now.
     
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  3. Jun 24, 2017
    PeteL

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    (y)(y)(y) Easy-peasy!
     
  4. Jun 25, 2017
    william_cj3b

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    Beautiful (y)
     
  5. Jun 25, 2017
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Great News :)

    One thing- you might want to adjust the voltage up a bit- modern batteries want to be charged at around 14.8 volts. Charging a a modern "maintenance free" battery at 13.5 will reduce it's lifespan.

    H.
     

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