Running battery voltage

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Re: Running battery voltage

Post by stevemarl » Sat May 16, 2020 9:49 pm

Nah, as long as the spring contacts are fitting well in the circuit, that`s all that matters.

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Re: Running battery voltage

Post by Mc Tool » Sun May 17, 2020 6:55 pm

That whole residual magnetism thing is a bit of an eye opener ,makes good sense the way you say it stevemarl, sure would be an explanation for the symptoms here. Ive never thought about it before now. :)
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Re: Running battery voltage

Post by Owent2005 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:33 am

Good morning, quick update. The issue has been resolved. The alternator was wired to the heated windscreen live instead of to the PCB. Once found and wired correctly (with help from another Q&A), I now get the 14v required at start and at idle. I have also fitted a decent second hand PCB. Just internal lights to solve now!
Thanks for the pointers.
Owen

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Re: Running battery voltage

Post by stevemarl » Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:31 am

To be fair, you`ve gone in there and sorted out a load of really shit stuff - you`ve done very, very well indeed!
I`d have probably given up and either bought a new loom or torched it :evil:

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