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Voltage regulator

Post by mu0chn on Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:18 pm

Hi. I just by chance I tested the voltage with the engine running and it was 15.5 v so I have been looking for a new regulator on line but I can't seem to find one for a 2000 1.3  anyone know where I can get one.

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Post by Woodie on Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:44 pm

Looks like your name should be " too much Ohm's". I realise that Guernsey is bit of a backwater, but where have you been for the last 40 years? A Prisoner in the Fortifications?

Seriously though, you won't find a separate regulator. It is rectified inside the Alternator, so sounds like you may need to buy your self a new Alternator. 14.4volts is the tops you want.
An Alternator will produce the more voltage the higher the revs. I think that they can go as much as 25 to 30 volts, but I am sure Matt will correct me on that. It's a long time since I left Skule.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:44 pm

Its part of the alternator.

They regulate to a constant 14 and a half ish.

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Post by mu0chn on Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:04 pm

Just my luck. I found regulators for other models. Will have to see if I can find one over here. At least it is only 15.5v I had a Fiat years ago and it went to 18v and batteries had 2 tops. When the first one popped off I thought I had run over a plastic bottle, it was only when the other one popped I realised what it was. At that time there was a guy that worked from his home and had loads of regulators in stock.
The strange thing is I have seen them for newer ones.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:06 pm

15.5v will boil a battery, and it will batter the plates. I would fix it asap.

But your headlights won't be as bright after its fixed Sad

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Post by Woodie on Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:12 pm

Or you could fit some 100/80 watt ones to compensate - - and give the new Alternator a good bashing and be needing another one in 15 months. Rolling Eyes

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Post by mu0chn on Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:43 am

So it looks like a second hand alternator. There has been a few people selling parts locally so will that looks like my mission for today. The battery looks quite new so the old one may of been cooked. What size battery should it have.

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Post by Woodie on Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:30 am

The largest you can get in the battery box. The tiny Japanese one with the minute terminals is alright for a Radio Controlled toy.
I fit batteries that have almost double the storage capacity of the squidly original ones. I use ( because they are readily available from my supplier) an Exide EB 704 which is 70amp hour and 540amps start. It is 200mm high x 260 long x 275 wide.
You can cross reference the EB704 Number to other Manufacturers.
For a Pickup Hi-Jet the largest you can fit without modifications is an Exide EB 620 which is 62 amp hour and 540 amp start.

With both of these you will need the normal English sized Terminals, but usually by now most Hi-Jet's have already had them changed anyway.

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Post by mu0chn on Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:26 pm

Have been driving with headlights on drops voltage to 14.8 max. Trust me to have one that the regulator cant be changed.

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Post by GEORDIE on Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:14 pm

Just noticed your member name,amateur radio call perchance??

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Post by mu0chn on Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:08 pm

Yes it is Geordie. First call was gu7cqn

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Post by GEORDIE on Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:23 am

FB old man,look on QRZ for G0HDV that is what I use the HI-JET for

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Post by mu0chn on Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:23 pm

GEORDIE wrote:FB old man,look on QRZ for G0HDV that is what I use the HI-JET for

Portable is the best way to operate I think. More in the spirit of the old days.

Have you seen this forum

https://www.arpoc.org/index.php

They have some awards to go for but it's not too serious.

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Post by mu0chn on Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:45 pm

Ok so a bit of an up date.
I found a new regulator on ebay and have had it sitting around for some time.
So it is now fitted, only problem was getting the alternator out.





so the next job is find a place for a 2nd battery and fit the splitcharge relay.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:41 pm

Good work on swapping the reg/rectified

not many people would on it like that

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