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DN 50 alternator

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DN 50 alternator

Postby rustbucket » Sun May 25, 2014 9:51 am

Hello all,
Doing some practice on the Spicer this morning and the alternator light comes on.

Any easy way to determine if it is the alt itself that is not charging or the external voltage regulator (3 wire type)
Don't want to stick mt DMM probes where they shouldn't be !
Thanks
Bill
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Re: DN 50 alternator

Postby rustbucket » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:43 pm

Found the problem with my alternator light. After adding an air dryer I got some "tradespeople" in to make up a couple of braided air lines to get air to and from the new compressor.
They left them lying against the live side of the reversing switch on the spicer. A bit of driving and bingo, a dead short. "tradespeople" huh, what a joke. Like my gas install, totally illegal in so many way but I have a piece of paper saying it is legal !
All good now but it seems to have taken out the tachograph (RPM side only) so that is in Brisbane being repaired, I am almost confident enough to continue my crash box practice without it, but will wait till I have it back and installed.

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