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 Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator?

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PostSubject: Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator?   Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator? Icon_minitimeTue Mar 25, 2014 4:36 pm

Hey all, I have a Q: can I just wire the DC wire from the stator to the positive side of the batt, and it not fry the charging system? and since its un regulated can I use a toggle switch to regulate it (Switching it off when it gets to a certain voltage)? I'm running LED lights on it and was wondering if they will drain the batt, too fast?
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PostSubject: Re: Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator?   Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator? Icon_minitimeTue Mar 25, 2014 5:26 pm

LEDs will drain the battery less than normal incandescents. Its why they are becoming more popular.

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PostSubject: Re: Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator?   Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator? Icon_minitimeTue Mar 25, 2014 6:12 pm

Yeah- you can toggle it on and off if you like. And LED's draw waaaaay less current than incandescents. If you can live thru the price tag, you can run a ridiculous amount of lighting thru a stock electrical system.

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PostSubject: Re: Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator?   Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator? Icon_minitimeWed Mar 26, 2014 9:38 pm

Thanks Doc, you gave me the exact answer I was looking for! another Q; does a volt guage give enough info on when its ok to turn the charge circit off? and would the extra switch spot on the newer mowers have enough amperage to handle the charging system?
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PostSubject: Re: Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator?   Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 27, 2014 7:35 am

Why do you need to bypass the reg? It bad?

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PostSubject: Re: Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator?   Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 27, 2014 8:07 am

Not sure about the switch. If you remove it, and examine it closely, you may see a current rating on it. You should probably use nothing less than a 15A switch.

Knowing when to turn it on and off is a tricky question. You want to keep the voltage in the 13-15 range, but an ammeter is helpful info too. It will tell you when it's charging, discharging, or happily static.

In truth, you ARE best to use a regulator if you can get your hands on it. Your battery WILL live longer..

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PostSubject: Re: Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator?   Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 27, 2014 9:09 am

x2 on Mr. Sprocket. i would be worried about forgetting to turn it on and killing your battery on the trails, or forgetting to turn it off and having a battery explode right next to the "boys". too many variables. you can probably find a cheap reg. on Ebay or something, worth a look anyway

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PostSubject: Re: Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator?   Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 27, 2014 9:12 am

trust stock reg/rec's
im using a small car battery on the deuce to handle all my stuff, but its small enough to be able to be charged by the 22 hp engine,
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PostSubject: Re: Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator?   Electrical Question? Can I do without a regulator? Icon_minitimeFri Mar 28, 2014 11:54 pm

thanks for the ino guys, the reason I originally posted is because I never got the reg, with the motor. Sad but I'm gonna for the time being gonna use a toggle switch to charge the batt. and since I'm working on a Huge update on the tractor I'm gonna be AFK so I can't search for a reg, ATM. and there are really no trails out here in WY, NE, or CO that are close by. FYI: 1 hour away, that are ORV allowed.
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